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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Sat Dec 10, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Contact a lender and have them pull your credit. In order to qualify for a condo, lenders need to verify the following:

Employment and Income
Savings and Investments
Credit History and Credit Score
Debt to Income Ratio
Tax Returns

Once a lender reviews your financial profile, you will know whether you can afford a condo or not.
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Wed Nov 4, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Ask your agent whether a USDA loan will replace a FHA loan.
I gather your Complex is no longer FHA certified.

Such a certification will take 60 days, time and money
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Ginson Speich, Real Estate Pro in New Albany, OH
Fri Aug 2, 2013
Ginson Speich answered:
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David Silen…, Real Estate Pro in Topsfield, MA
Fri May 31, 2013
David Silen and Dave Kenny answered:
When I list condos that are not FHA approved, I obtain the condo docs and immediately start calling banks to find out who is willing to finance the property with a low down payment. I can always find a lender that is willing to do a traditional loan with private mortgage insurance for 5-10% down. The lenders are always more than willing to created a flyer specific to the property with several loan options with different down payments and monthly payments with their contact info which i will display in the unit. I will mention the availability of financing in the listing. There are many reason condo associations choose to keep from becoming FHA approved, I generally find the other owners think the value will decrease if just anyone can move in with 3.5 percent down. This might be the case in certain areas but in my area we find it actually increases the value. Unfortunately it is a battle that usually isn't worth fighting, Find some local banks that are willing to finance it and advertise them with the property Good luck selling your place. ... more
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Tom Nippert, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Tue Jun 12, 2012
Tom Nippert answered:
Ohio is a dower state which means the spouse owns 30% of the home unless they signed away their rights at some time. Some lenders would require that if you were not on the loan to start. Not sure if you signed anything other than a document giving away dower rights how your name is not on the title or loan. ... more
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