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Home Buying in 25438 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
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don't get involved with the idea of buying a foreclosure as being the "best" for you.....forget what "you've been told" and rely on your agent for guidance..............you will be required to have bank approval (ie - a pre-approval) to buy any home, not just a foreclosure.

Just so you are prepared............some questions you will be asked have to do with your income and amount of debt.......do you have student loans? car payments? credit card debt? any past due loans....collections?.........financial issues?
Do you have steady employment (for the past 2 years?).............I don't know what the prices are in your area, but you may look into an FHA Loan - that will require only 3.5% as a down payment..not sure how your $15,000 factors in...............but these are all questions a loan officer can answer.
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Susan Williams answered:
You best bet is to talk with a lender. They can qualify you and tell you what price range along with your monthly payment will be. Once that is completed you can go look for your next home:) ... more
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Thu Jul 29, 2010
Alecia answered:
I've checked both sites before and they aren't giving me the information I need. I'm hoping there are people in a 30 mile radius of the Fort Detrick area; including WV, VA and PA that can tell me which town/state would be the best to buy. I've already noticed that Maryland is a lot more expensive to live, so we aren't focusing our search there.

Is it possible to find a upper-middle class town with great schools and community with a 2000-3000 sq ft house and a large yard for under $300,000? We have exactly that where we are now, but since we have to move, we're hoping to find something similar within 45 minutes of Ft. Detrick.
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