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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Gacat65,
Typically, yes. Your dad may be able to be a co-signor on the loan to help with the debt-to-income ratios. However, if your credit score is not sufficient to qualify for a mortgage, your dad's income won't help.
- Robert Greenblatt
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Katie,
It is very common to negotiate a closing cost credit (to be paid by the seller) when purchasing a home. Closing costs in my service area tend to be approximately 3.5%-4.5% of the sale price. Depending on where you are shopping, a USDA loan does not require any down payment. A well-qualified local lender will be able to assist with additional details on what else may be available in your area.
- Robert Greenblatt
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Jim Brown asked:
I like the look of the new interface, but I miss the ability to drag the little 'street view' dude to the map. It's important to me to see the house in the setting of its…
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Subha4feb,
As noted below, technically, your listing agreement is with the brokerage, not the agent. However, if you were still under a listing agreement with the first brokerage, you may be open to liability. If the contract expired, or you were released from the contract, all is likely okay.

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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Roger,
Great question. You may qualify for a VA loan depending on several factors which include credit score and debt. It's best to speak with a lender well-versed in VA loans.
-Robert Greenblatt
Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Desarae!
It depends upon several factors, including:
- Credit Score
- Down Payment
- Other Debt
- Time at current employment

The best way to obtain the answer to your question is to speak with a local mortgage professional.

- Robert Greenblatt
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
You have some success by contracting your local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association - NREIA.
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Most lenders will require a waiting period of 7-10 years after a foreclosure before being able to qualify for a mortgage. However, depending on your current financial status, a local bank may be able to work with you and portfolio the loan.
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Tattoochris,
There are many online services which can help you figure this out. You may also try stopping in at the local police department and strike up a conversation with some of the law enforcement professionals.
- Robert Greenblatt
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Bonita,
It can be tricky to find someone who appears to have walked away from their home. You may have some success by trying to find them on facebook, linked in, googling their name/address and trying pipl.com.
- Robert Greenblatt
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Paul hacic asked:
As a very successful Residential Interior Designer in both NY and PA. This vintage home was a challenge, but when you view the pictures Im certain you will agree that this property is exceptional.
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guansmeeth asked:
generally how do you change search criteria? I'm getting a lot of homes that don't meet my conditions. Thanks.
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Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Akazlak2,
Depending on the type of work which needs to be completed for a particular project, building Permits may be required, and consequently will require a licensed contractor. You can certainly manage the project and fire the contractors directly.
Best of luck!
- Robert Greenblatt
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Tgrtallent answered:
Hi,

I'm looking at a homein Pawtucket, RI. The crime map is green but on the listing, before you flip to the map, there is a red triangle with an exclamation point as in a vehicle emergency single.

What does this icon mean? Was a crime committed on site?

Many thanks,

Tgrtallent @yahoo.com
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Dai_dc2016 answered:
I had a contract on short sale property 2 years ago. I used a dual agent. Due to some reasons, the dual agent did not want to sell the property to me. after the short sale contract addendum expired, the dual agent neither notice us to resigned/renew the short sale addendum nor wanted us to sign the release agreement.I thought the short sale contract was still ratified and I had been waiting for closing the property until I saw a posting in the internet about property was sold out.
(1) The property was not off market and then was put into market again
(2) The sold-out price is $185,000. However, my offer price is $210,000. I am thinking the dual agent cheated the bank
(3) the dual agent wanted me to sign release agreement one month after the property was sold out and din not tell me the property was sold out
(3) the dual agent concealed the fact that the property was sold out for a year until his broker company told me.

I have not signed the release agreement yet. I have some questions:
What is my next steps? (1) Can I sue the agent (2) Sign the release agreement and get the deposit back .
Please advise
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