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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Mary answered:

Please know that edit home facts feature is currently removed from the property pages while we improve the feature. While we do not have a specific date for when they will be available, I can assure you this is only temporary. We thank you for your patience.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Hi Michele,

Yes you can buy a home even if you've had a bankruptcy in the past.

The basic requirements are as follows.

FHA requires a 2 year wait after a chapter 7 BK discharge to be eligible - If you included a mortgage in the BK the wait time changes to 3 years and the clock does not start until the bank takes back title to the home. If you filed a chapter 13 FHA & VA allow you to purchase 12 months INTO the BK but you'll have to wait for one year after the chapter 13 is discharged to be eligible for an FHA or VA mortgage.

VA also requires a 2 year wait from the discharge of a chapter 7 BK even if you included a mortgage.

Fannie Mae requires a 4 year wait from the discharge of a chapter 7 BK.

You really need to focus on re-establishing your credit post BK & your credit has to be clean for at least 12 months,

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
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Great Plains National Bank
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Sat Oct 15, 2016
Lori asked:
I was on a medical leave and lost my job in mid June 2016. I have recently found employment, but as still looking for something that pays better. Since I was unemployed for so long I became…
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Tue May 26, 2015
Dave Woodson answered:

When is the last time you talked to a lender? I think you should talk to another one and get a 2nd opnion
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Linda asked:
Our current lease ends in august ( verbal lease) and we are want to buy, but in the process of building and stabbing credit,3 bedroom preferably and we are in a homeownership program with…
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Bobbie Cavic answered:
Home prices on Lake Shore Drive the past 12 months range between $150,000 for 1 bed condo with lake views to $2.3 million for new construction on the beach. The variables that affect values are lakeside or hillside, condo or single family, beach access, lot size, and age or condition of home. There are 6 distinct neighborhoods here, all with various beach rights, access and HOA considerations. Hope this is helpful. ... more
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Talk with your Realtor and let them advise you.

It does not matter what they bought it for, it matters what it is worth as it is today. We have no idea what it's worth. Paying closing costs helps the buyer out with not needing as much cash in the bank to close because they pay some of your closing costs for you. It's the same as reducing the offered amount that same amount. I would make an offer on the house and that offer would included the appliances with a dollar allowance agreed on by you both.

I assume you are getting a loan because you want an appraisal to show the house is worth what you are paying.
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
Are you asking what exactly needs to be done for someone to do it for you?
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Fri May 21, 2010
Jenny C answered:
Hi Bill,

Thank you for using Trulia Voices! Listings on other sites will not automatically appear on Trulia. Your listing information will have to be submitted to our site through your agent or broker. Once it has been added, it will take about 24-48 hours to display on our site. If you have additional questions, please contact us at


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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Tim answered:
Why can't you qualify for a mortgage loan? Did your lender give you any specifics or did they just turn you down? I work with a lot of realtors in LaPorte County and am a mortgage broker. Contact me anytime, I'd love to evaluate your situation. ... more
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Gina answered:

I am unclear of what your question is, can you please revise it? This is public forum that listes properties that are for sale, but this is not directly related to any particular agents website. Please rephrase and ask again, maybe I can put you in the right direction. ... more
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