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33713 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Bernard G. answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
First off, a lease option is not a "buy" - it's money paid now to buy in the future. You may be able to buy (actually purchase) with Seller financing, but it will depend upon the way the contract is written.

So here's the question? Knowing you don't claim enough taxable income to qualify for a mortgage, are you willing to do so for the next two years (or more) as required by a lender??? This is the Achilles heel for independent contractors everywhere who have "legitimate" tax deductible expenses which then obliterates income.

Decide now - otherwise you may be where you are today - two years from now.

To find homes you need an agent in the area. To find one, use the "Find an Agent" tab at the top of the page and search by city and/or zip code. Write down the names and phone numbers of at least three and call them. Yes call. Calling is the best way to receive an immediate response.

Good luck to you! As agents we all know how tough it can be to "qualify" when self employed.

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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Mon May 23, 2016
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Hi zigzag7665,

You can edit pictures for any listing that you've claimed. To do so access the link below to access My Listings. Then select the 'Add more photos' button under the listing you want to update. You'll then have the option to add/remove photos and you can reorder them by dragging and dropping them. ... more
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
You need to speak to your gent for help.
You have a few options and of course hoe the seller will meet your price or have an new appraisal done
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Sat May 30, 2015
Caroline York answered:
33713 is a diverse area. Lots of great craftsman homes and bungalows. Some new or newer townhouses as well as scattered apartment complexes. Lots of shops and restaurants along Central Avenue. This is close to shopping along US 19 and very close to downtown or only 5 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. I used to own a home in Kenwood and loved the area. ... more
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Sat May 30, 2015
Caroline York answered:
The City of St Petersburg passed an ordinance I believe in 2011 that panhandlers and sign flyers, etc would be arrested. This was done because of our tremendous growth in tourism and the City took the necessary steps to protect our business owners, hotels and home owners. I hope this is helpful. I may have the year incorrect. Caroline ... more
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Sat May 30, 2015
Caroline York answered:
Short sales affect your credit rating, but the amount it hurts will depend on how your lender reports he short sale to the bureau. There isn't an entry called “short sale” so your lender can report the short sale debt as “paid as agreed,” “negotiated” or “settled.” Naturally you want your lender to report it as “paid as agreed,” since this is the least affect on your credit. A negotiated or settled debt on your credit report will be more negative both by the credit bureaus and future lenders. ... more
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Sat May 23, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
What area of St Pete? or zip code?
I can help
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Make sure that the condo association is stable and funded proper.
Next what is covered in the fees
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Lola H Walker answered:
I'm really not aware of whether you can do a short refi. Contact a good mortgage broker or lender to get that information. I can personally recommend Dave Ansel with VanDyk Mortgage, Best of luck! ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Joshua Lerette answered:
Hello Ladyjones,

Obviously there are a lot of people against the rent to own idea. My question to you is why would you even want a rent to own when owning is more often than not possible for people that I speak to when they felt it wasn't even a possibility. We offer home loans with credit scores down to 580 with very little out of pocket cost. I'd be happy to evaluate your situation and put you in a position to purchase now without the hassle of rent to own.

Reasons to choose Carrington Mortgage:

Industries lowest rates and fees
Fast service - 25 day close on time pledge or $500 off closing cost
Direct lender - no middleman/no broker fees
Non-traditional credit ok
Free prequalification’s
First time home buyers welcomed

Reasons to choose me:

Over a decade of experience
Assisted over 1,000 clients
Funded over $100 million in loans
Local trusted expert for FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, and Jumbo Loans

Joshua Lerette - Sales Manager
Carrington Mortgage Services, Inc.
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
spanishsunnyinvest answered:
Hallo thank you for your answer . At the moment the building is for sale in 640.000euros direct from owner with facilities payments., could be acceptted. Thank you and all the best for your familly. K.Rgrds. M.R.M. ... more
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Sun May 5, 2013
ash.ferrar answered:
Thank you for the advice, I will definitely talk to my agent about this. Thanks for the suggestion about the I4 corridor, had not thought about that!

Thank you again!
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Well.........I was about to chime in until I noticed that this question is nearly a year old.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
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