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Tod Novak, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Tod Novak answered:
Is it possible in Pa to get a mortgage with an judgement that is over 7 yrs old? My score is 661 and have everything else pd on time and up to date.
Hello,

It would depend on the nature of the judgement and whether or not it will impact the bank's ability to ensure 1st lien position. This is probably worth a conversation to ... more
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Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
We are moving to the pittsburgh area. We are looking for homes in upscale neighborhoods with a great school district. Suggestions! HELP!
My recommendation is Murrysville, in Westmoreland County. It is just over the Allegheny border, has quick access to the PA Turnpike, and the school district, Franklin Regional, is one ... more
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Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Finally got my husband's credit above 620 to get a FHA loan, and now lenders are telling me it needs to be 640. Anyone know of what lenders do?
I do. Call me tomorrow after 9am at 267 992 7276
Regards
Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa
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Sharyn Ellio…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Sharyn Elliott answered:
Iam looking for a nice 3 bedroom house in Squirrel Hill. Any one know anyone planning to sell one before its listed? These houses are going so fast.
There are still plenty on the market depending on your price range. You might try searching for for sale by owners who have not yet listed with an agent or posting a "housing wanted" po ... more
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Sharyn Ellio…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Sharyn Elliott answered:
We are looking for a house for first time after renting for 20yrs. The question is is there any loans out there in Pa which take an 637 median score
There are! I can refer you to a few different colleagues, or you can shop around. Once you have that in place I'd be happy to help you on your search for a new home.
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Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
Denied due to lack of recent credit??
You should contact your local USDA Rural Development office directly about that. It does not sound right to me. Be sure to ask if repayment ability is the real issue, rather than not ... more
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Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Where can I find an expert "real estate consultant" who can explain which neighborhoods are projected to increase/decrease in value, etc?
I would start your search on here or Zillow to find a good agent that will fit your needs. Good luck with your search!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Mike Netzel, Real Estate Pro in 15090
Mike Netzel answered:
Is there a way to find Rent to Own properties in Pittsburgh?
Yes there are. Though, before you do...do you know this is the way to go for you?
There are companies today that truly can and do assist you in raising your FICA score.
With decades o ... more
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Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
CLOSING COSTS: Are closing costs FLAT, or are they proportional to the sales price of a home? Can family help with closing costs?
Closing costs are proportionate to the cost of the house. There are transfer taxes of 2%, which are typically split between the buyer and seller so each pays 1%. Title insurance and a ... more
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Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Russ Ravary answered:
Agent E-mail Response Time
Time to get a different agent. Check out some of the local pro's in the find the pro tab. An agent should respond within 24 hours. Many will respond right away.
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Staci Rullo, Real Estate Pro in 15235
Staci Rullo answered:
What are the financiing aids available for minority women in pennsylvania?
I can't speak to the minority issue but for a first time buyer through the state of Pennsylvania there are programs available that MIGHT assist you with closing costs dependinng upon yo ... more
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Denise Bruno, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Denise Bruno answered:
Buying a multi unit / non owner occupied property. What do you need for down payment and what rate should you expect???
Hi Mike,
You will need to sit down with a lender and discuss how much you will need for a down payment. It depends on what type of loan and interest rate depends on how high your cred ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
if home purchase expires and I do lease is purchase still valid
I suggest you contact a good real estate attorney to discuss your situation.
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
First time home buyer?
Wells-Fargo may be able to help.
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Jonathan Seb…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jonathan Sebastian answered:
We live in New Castle, PA 16101 and have a nice 3 BR house that I would like to offer for a long term corporate lease. Any one have experience?
I have experience with property management in a community setting. We used to offer furnished and unfurnished corporate leases. Are you set on just targeting a company looking to rent y ... more
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Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
VA Interest Rate Reduction program - any lenders that actually WANT to do this?
Too high,
I am in the process of doing the same type of refinance on my VA loan. The only way you will know if it's worth it is to get a cost estimate sheet and compare the estimated ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Any agent here that is specialized in finding and dealing with foreclosures?
If you limit yourself to foreclosures you may find that the properties may not meet your needs. Foreclosure properties are not always good deals. Instead look for properties that meet ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Lenders that would give FHA 203k streamline in Pittsburgh?
I believe that West Penn Financial does the FHA2 203k. Yes you should get a good real estate agent. The agent may also be able to assist you with remdeling companies. Also ask people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
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