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Ashutosh Chorage asked:
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is the home listed for sale in the local MLS system? If not, start interviewing realtors and have your home listed for sale in the MLS.
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A few minutes ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You don't need to go by zip codes. It's up to each landlord whether they will accept your voucher or not. As a guideline, if you look in neighborhoods with regular rent prices that are about the same as your voucher, you should be fine. If you look in neighborhoods where the regular rent prices are much higher, landlords will refuse your voucher because they can get tenants without vouchers who can pay those higher rent prices. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Allow me to add to Alan's reply. As a former realtor, you need to know that "technically" realtors can show you any home for sale BUT...if the seller has a listing contract with a brokerage, there is a clause / understanding that the seller ONLY wants financially qualified buyers to view their home. This means any realtor you want to work with will ask you for either a pre approval letter from a lender or proof of funds. Realtors do reserve the right to REFUSE to show you any homes until you provide a pre approval letter or proof of funds.

If you think about it this way, yes there are buyers who would LOVE to see a multi million dollar mansion except they can't afford it. This explains why realtors will only show you homes that you are financially qualified for. There is also a realtor's concern for safety. A pre approval means a lender verified your employment, income, credit, savings, debt, etc. and that lender has your social security number + contact information. If you had other intentions, it would be easy to track you down. Without a pre approval, why would a realtor risk their safety if you are not a serious buyer?

Regarding For Sale By Owner listings, a realtor can show you these homes also BUT...the issue of paying your realtor needs to be discussed and in writing before showing you a For Sale By Owner listing. You can view these homes on your own also.

If you want to see homes that are outside of your budget, you can always go to Open Houses that are typically held on weekends.
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Brownpeter33 answered:
how can i find my previous lenders
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A few hours ago
Alan May answered:
Realtors are typically paid by the seller. So the buyer doesn't pay them anything.
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A few hours ago
R.montros answered:
7 months may be a bit short in terms of work experience...

But F1 OPT (Optional Practical Training) visa can qualify, even though very few lenders do it. A friend is in the lending business and his lender would lend to F1 OPT visa holders. US income needed though...

His contact details are: James Chen, 408 499 9002 Cell.

Good luck!
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R.montros answered:
F1 OPT (Optional Practical Training) student visas can get a home mortgage. A friend is in the lending business and his lender can provide home mortgage for F1 OPT visa holders.

And like you said, your US-based salary is needed to qualify.

My friend's contact details are: James Chen, 408 499 9002 Cell.

Good luck.
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Kayla.dixon answered:
They are 1 step higher than a mobile home. I bought two years ago. My house actually depreciated. Never got my warranties fixed and was suing

Yes they can do the 100% no down payment it’s called a fha but you can do it anywhere also a usda. But there’s are penalties to those both just be weary ... more
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Yesterday at 9:24pm
Susankayhs asked:
Close account please. All your mail comes in green.
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Yesterday at 9:02pm
Letsexploresolutions asked:
It won't register my edits when I press the update button.
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Yesterday at 8:42pm
Wayne Clark answered:
With some exceptions, you should have received a property disclosure indicating known defects and other info regarding the property condition. However, you're suggesting you "Think" he knew is not proof of anything. Generally speaking potential buyers usually pay for their own inspections and due diligence cost. If you're going it alone without the assistance of a Realtor, you may be doing yourself a disservice. ... more
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Yesterday at 8:20pm
Anumurali830 answered:
I had bought a flat 6 months ago through loan. But the houses of the flat is not completed except mine. We feel insecure to stay in this house. Can I sale this house which is mortgaged?
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