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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Rehoar asked:
I am looking for a lender and agent familiar with the USDA Home loan programs. Please help if you're familiar. Thanks!!!
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are listed with a broker ask your agent to make any necessary updates; if you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
Yes there are, you just are not speaking to the Lenders probably.. FHA loans require a 580 score, Conventional require a 620.. I recommend The Lenders Network, they can refer you to an agent to help you find a home and a Lender or two that can get you pre approved.

Good Luck!
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Everard Korthals answered:
I assume that you did not buy the house yet. Before you decide to invest money in the house get an idea of the cost involved to do this project.

It might be more economical to buy a 4 bedroom house instead .
The problem with modifications is that the house layout can become funny .

If you build in the basement ,you might create safety issues as well as investment that have hardly any value when you sell the house.

Use a real estate agent that understands these issues and can help you finding you the right contractors for your project.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Everard Korthals answered:
Depending on the area there were actually more houses for sale for several years.
Many in the form of short sales or bank owned properties.
The new construction was reduced to a very low level.

The present situation is that in many areas there are less good quality resale homes for sale ,but there is again new construction .

The other issue you mention is timing .There is a typical pattern of real estate activity that changes over the year.

My advice is to check the internet often and get ready to buy the one you like and can afford.
Be quick ,the good ones will be going fast once we are in the spring and we are still in this very low interest time.
it will be helpful to get a working ship with a real estate agent that can help you with the search and get you ready to make a sound purchase decision .

We want you to buy the right house and not just any house.
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