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Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
Are there any bad credit home loans still available?
I would contact a local lender to see what loan options are available for you. Best of luck
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Andrew OC, Home Buyer in 92704
Andrew OC answered:
How safe is it to buy from a REO auction.?
The title search is the key word. You have to do a title search to know who is the legal owner (individual or a bank), study the financial status of the home (total mortgage balance, li ... more
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Mike Slatton, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Mike Slatton answered:
Rental Investment
Steve,

Finding property in New Jersey for that price range is pretty tough... and that's why we buy our houses in Tampa, Florida. In fact, we're the largest seller of investment gra ... more
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Mike Slatton, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Mike Slatton answered:
I am a Canadian and thinking to buy home in Florida, how can i get mortgage in Florida as i am retired Canadian .
Paul,

We're the largest seller of investment grade real estate in Florida, and our #1 foreign investor group are Canadians. Many of the houses are cash deals, but the prices are who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 26, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
valmono, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
valmono answered:
Live in VA want to move to FL. Can we get an FHA mortgage?
Hi Everyone, For your low fico score home loans, investment/project funding and personal loans, please send an executive summary of the requested loan to me via e-mail (bs.privateloan@g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
FHA Mortgage…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
FHA Mortgage Source answered:
Are there any FHA approved townhomes in Tampa, FL in zip 33611?
Most townhomes are looked at the same as single family residences.

FHA Mortgage Source
Florida FHA Loans, 7 days a week
PH: 904-302-6060
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
VA Mortgage…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
VA Mortgage Hub answered:
I would like to buy a house in a couple of years. I do have my Certificate of Eligibility from the military but I don't think I can get a loan.
Florida VA loans is all we do, contact us today!

VA Mortgage Hub
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Ph: 904-385-3988
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Tom Hinz, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Tom Hinz answered:
Hello I am E. My wife & I are looking for a nice home in Tampa but we have bad credit. We both are working, so we have money.
Best opportunity is to find an owner financing property to buy. You can negotiate much better terms than a conventional loan. Many times you can buy with no down payment and just make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Can mobile home be placed on the lot at Pelican Drive , zoning RSC-6?
County the County or if Pelican Drive is within the City of Tampa limits contact them to get an accurate answer.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Are attorneys typically used for pre-offer HOA reviews in Florida?
If you want a recommendation for an attorney:

Larry Fuentes
http://www.fklaw.net/real-estate-attorneys/

He's one of the most experienced Real Estate attorneys in Tampa Bay.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
HOA reserve studies - how common are they?
Hy Bryan,

Yes it's pretty typical that HOA's don't pay an expert to do a reserve study. Wise on your part to examine the financials of the HOA, most Buyers will not perform any due ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
If I have no money to put down can I still buy a home if I have very good credit, 20 yr stable job as a teacher?
Yes we have first time homebuyer programs that may be able to help.

The State of Florida offers $10k and a single person buying in Hillsborough County can earn up to $65,925 and get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Albiecardew answered:
House with a 24 years old roof ( asphalt shingle)
Most roofs have a lifetime of about 20 years, give and take depending on the amount of wear. I would suggest having the roof inspected thoroughly when you inspect the house, and see wha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Bigbird88, Home Buyer in Lutz, FL
Bigbird88 answered:
Does anyone know if West Bay Homes are built solidly?
Westbay builds a quality home... They are terrible at warranty, customer service, organization, and telling the truth. I would never recommend them to friends or strangers. Find another ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 3, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
how can I purchase a home with bad credit?
Check out The Lenders Network. They've helped some of my clients get approved that could not get approved by other lenders cause of their credit. Good luck!
6 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Recommended neighborhoods/suburbs to invest in Tampa
Hi GM,

Trulia has a great CRIME MAP that can help you sort out which areas to avoid.

In your $75k max price range you will need to venture out into the outskirts of Tampa Bay--New ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
Piperclara, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
Piperclara answered:
Can we qualify for an FHA loan on a 2nd home if we rent out our first home? We do not have any equity in our first house. Our credit scores are 800
"You can only have FHA loan at a time. Are you planning on renting this ""second home"" out or are you simply buying another property as a vacation home? http://fhamortgageinfo.com/sec ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Home Buying in Tampa
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
how much does a home inspection cost in Tampa, fl?
In my opinion, I would say that it depends on the home inspector you hire. I would suggest calling different home inspection companies in your area and ask them what their rate is. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Buying in 33609
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