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Home Buying in 38117 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Deleonnegrita answered:
is it easy to get a FHA loan especially if your on a fixed income and on SSD?
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Hi Mtbikemikel,

It sounds like you'll easily qualify for an FHA mortgage at least and maybe a conventional loan.

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.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
NMLS# 787231
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Clarence Clay Dickson answered:
Good evening Raharper1,

Just on my past experience and lenders I've worked with. I have been very fortunate to have assisted numerous of Homeowners to move into a House with a little as earnest money deposit pledge. Not sure of how much you are looking to pay a month in a mortgage, but I have several suggestions that you can use to move in without the downpayment. Please call at 901-643-9729 or email at ... more
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Tue Mar 30, 2010
Rebecca Hanks answered:
Rent to own or Lease Purchase is actually two transactions, the first transaction is a lease agreement with (2nd transaction) an option to purchase. In this second transaction the price is usually pre-set, and sometimes some portion of the rental deposit is applied to the purchase price, if this option is exercised. The seller may still have a mortgage, and is subject to default on their own mortgage. Which means that even if you gave a pretty hefty deposit, you may find your self evicted due to no fault of your own, if your landlord does not pay his mortgage. Another thing to know is that there are many unscrupulous "owners" who plan on you being late on your monthly payments, so they can keep your deposit and start the eviction process within a few days. Be careful what you sign. A Lease Purchase is similar to an owner financed property but Owner financing is a much safer transaction. The property is transferred to you, and the owner holds the mortgage. You can refinance, sell, or lease the property if you choose to. ... more
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Rebecca Hanks answered:
First I am going to refer you to a website that was created to help purchasers such as yourself. . I would highly suggest that you go to a loan officer at your bank, and apply for a mortgage, immediately. There may be a fee of $35-50 but most loan officers will waive that fee. If you are considering purchasing a home, now is the time to do it. Are you not aware of the $8000 tax credit that is available until April 30th? If you purchase a car, you may get too much debt and not be able to purchase a home. A good loan officer will look at your credit, and let you know where you stand. If you have any credit issues, please contact the non-profit credit counselors listed on the website. If you have any other questions, please email me. ... more
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Jo Shaner answered:
Purchases are different than reassessments, so you have that going for you- not a time line. HOWEVER, it doesn't matter what you paid for the property - your taxes are based on what it is worth. If your independent appraisal came in @ $ 350k - guess what, that's the value of the property and what you should be paying in taxes.

Hard pill to swollow, but if a person had a paid for house, they still have to pay property taxes. The worth of your house is what the taxes are based on.

Sounds like you got a fabulous deal and the $105 per month in taxes (depending where it is) is a small price to pay in saving $100k! Congrats!

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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Jo Shaner answered:
Dear Bebdure,

The term East Memphis is a broad term (coined in the 50's) even within the zip code of 38117. As a general rule - 20% is astronomical, however in the higher price ranges - million plus, you might be able to do it. If you are referring to a $100k, well that might be a little harder. Remember, a seller can ask anything they want for their house - doesn't make it logical and in most cases a seller will put in in the begining their "wiggle room". As a listing gets stale, then they usually have a reality check.

Houses that are priced right in the begining are the ones that sell fast. East Memphis is a sought after area, so it has the first principle going for in - Location, location, location.

The guys below are right on the mark - get you an agent familiar in the area and find out what you true needs are. Then you can go hunting for that one of kind deal. If a home doesn't fit you true needs - all you have bought is real estate.

Best wishes,

Jo Shaner
Lipseyshaner Team, LLC
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Sep 19, 2008
Benita Giovannetti answered:
4562 Sequoia - MLS # 3138372

This property is a fantastic price! We had a contract early on but the buyers backed out 3 days before closing! New infill project in a great location. We just sold a new home across the street for $710,000. The builder is ready to make this a great value for someone. Around 4400 sq.ft for $650,000. He will consider a trade for a home intown or out-of-town. ... more
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