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Home Buying in 33068 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Hi Dlforde,

Yes 10% down is required by FHA if your credit score is under 580.
No, 10% will not be your interest rate but your rate will be higher than average because of your credit score.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I wrote a best selling book on the subject; you can read it free on Amazon Prime. When you're ready, be sure to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit for a referral.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Sandy Mushinski answered:
I am so sorry to hear about this...I'm assuming that the house was sold at sheriff's sale, the sale was confirmed, and the sheriff evicted you or the tenants. I find it hard to believe you would have had no notice. This is a long process and you should have received a whole lot of paperwork over several months. If all of this has taken place, then you likely have no rights to your property. I would suggest contacting the sheriff or the new owner to see if they will allow you to go get your stuff. Outside of their permission, you're out of luck. ... more
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Erin Gargan answered:
Hi Travis,

My name is Erin, and I work for If you have any questions outside of this conversation that you would like to discuss with us, we are happy to help you with our auction process and make sure that your experience with us is as smooth as possible. Peter Chevalier is our Director of Customer Service and you can email him directly at

Thanks and good luck!
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Meir Aloni answered:
You should talk to more than one lender, BUT, do not allow all of them to run your credit (this will cause your score to go down:(, just give them a copy of your credit report (you may get one, once per year, free of charge, from the three credit scoring agencies).
Personally, I always preferred to work with a mortgage company vs. banks: try calling your bank loan officer after hours/ addition, any bank will have their own, limited, "menu" of mortgages to offer; however, a loan officer will shop within the state and out of state, among 80 different lenders and up, for the best terms to fit YOUR needs...
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Meir Aloni answered:
With the inventory as low as it is nowadays, most likely the REO (Real Estate Owned = Foreclosures)
will sell at above asking price. Bedside, the banks will list at market value price ( based on a professional appraisal) anyway.
Best advice I can give you: make your HIGHEST & BEST offer with the largest escrow funds you can from the get go; this way, if you lose out to a higher offer you will need kick yourself, because had you know, you were willing to pay the higher price.......
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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs, ask your agent or closing/title company the question; since you're purchasing in cash, costs will amount to less; one can expect title fees, attorney fees if applicable, any hoa fees, homeowners insurance, pro-rated costs, recording fees, appraisal fee, etc. ... more
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