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44115 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 29, 2017
Yve4902 asked:
to keep my home or I will be evicted. I paid my mortgage on time for years but my soon-to-be-ex husband lied and did not pay the taxes which was why the house was foreclosed because of…
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Jren68 asked:
Whenever I looked into a house listed on your website, I would like to use one of the feature "Calculate commute time from this home". Since about a month ago, this feature stopped…
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Generally speaking you're going to need a couple of years of work history for the income to count. I suspect that your SSI income won't be sufficient. The best way to find out for certain is to speak with a legitimate reputable lender to see whether you can qualify for a loan. If you are a veteran, you should explore a VA Loan, if not and you have access to a Credit Union I'd speak to them. Both of these can be much easier to work with than a traditional big bank lender. I wish you good luck. ... more
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
An FHA loan has nothing to do with being a Veteran:
What you should be concerned about is a VA loan.
The VA picks-and-chooses the eligibity of the Veterans for their loans; maybe serving now will qualify you, and maybe not. It is the same with Medals, and Medical Benefits.
All those who served in Vietnam are now qualified, but there have been a bunch of skip periods since then.
What you can do, to get ready, it to join the Navy Federal Credit Union; you will probably see info about it, when you get to your duty station.
You can also look into the GI Bill for education, and you can take ASAFI courses while you are in.

You are taking an honorable step toward one of the greatest fraternities in America; being a Veteran, and you should be proud.
The BENEFITS will come; just concentrate on one day at time right now.
Thanks for Serving
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
First things first. You need to contact a lender and start the prequalification process. They will look at income, credit score, debts, etc. Since you're talking about buying a property as an investment, you'll need to put at least 20% down. ... more
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Sat May 26, 2012
Duane Johnston answered:
More than likely not, I don't think your income is not high enough to qualify for a loan. However you may be able to do a land contract with a seller. That maybe about the only way to buy the property.
If you would like to talk about it, you can call me anytime,

Duane Johnston,
Howard Hanna Real Estate
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Michael Kulaga answered:
Hi Tony,
The average days on market for the 44124 area code over the past 12 months is 137 days. The most important part of that stat is knowing that each situation is different. A more accurate and current number to look at is absorption rate. Absorption rate looks at the number of houses that are currently on the market compared to how many have sold over a certain amount of time. If you would like more information or if I can help you with your specific situation please feel free to call me Mike Kulaga at 440-202-9077. ... more
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Fri Feb 4, 2011
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Commission is always negotiable and when it comes to commercial real estate there are a lot of different ways to market and advertise the property. A lot will depend on your goals, the condition of the property, the location and what you'll need to net. One agent/brokerage may charge a small fee and another may be full price. They also may be upside down with their marketing. You'll need to find an agent you're comfortable with and discuss your needs and wants when it comes to selling your building. We'd be happy to assist. Feel free to contact us anytime. ... more
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