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Thu Aug 24, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Realtors have preferred lenders..ones we know can close on time and won't rip off our clients. Don't eliminate Caliber simply because the referral came from your Realtor, but you should definitely shop around. You really can't get accurate pricing until you've found a house. If you have a pre-approval letter from a reputable lender it's enough to get started. After you've found a house, follow the steps in my book to shop for the best rate. You can read it free on Amazon Prime. APRs, not interest rates.

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Thu May 18, 2017
Kims asked:
It does show available however when we search by location. This property is available. Is there a contact phone # for Trulia for agents and/or their representatives?
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
If you are renting from a large company ... your lease probably has a clause for early departure. Or the company may have a policy that is outside the lease, ask the property manager.

Usually, you would be looking at maybe a one month vacancy fee and possibly a forfeiture of deposit (depending on state laws of how deposit can be withheld)

If the complex or company has a waiting list ... it shouldn't be bad at all. If a hard to rent location, they may seek more compensation.

Just because you can Buy in September doesn't mean you should up and move immediately .... keep saving money and wait for a great deal. November and December are great times to buy a house. (Lower market activity in winter months usually leads to less competition and lower prices.)
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Thu May 12, 2016
Ronl8595 asked:
Am I better off paying off the mortgage and having the whole 225k (minus costs) to purchase aforementioned Colorado property OR sell my house now, pay off remainder of existing mortgage,…
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
Christina Feeney answered:
Fri Jan 30, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
I have received the answer in one week and sometimes my buyers have waited a year with no answer. Now I have someone in the 7th month waiting....
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
John Walin answered:
Mon Mar 18, 2013
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
Hi Cesar,

We do not do ITIN loans but are in the process of signing up with a lender that does. It looks like Patty has a good beat on these loans. From what I understand the 35% down is looking pretty much like industry standard.

Sean Cochran
Quality Mortgage Lending
630-470-6830 office
630-330-2229 cell
FHA Loans down to a 580 Credit Score
No Money Down Purchase Programs
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
In NY you can change attorneys at any time, I'm sure you can there as well.

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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Check with the Lake County Housing Authority. They are located at 33928 N. Route 45, Grayslake, IL 60030


All the best,
Gary Geer
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Send me your email and I can send you a market report for this area. I tried to copy and paste here but it does not post well.

All the best,

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Sat Feb 11, 2012
John Walin answered:
I don't know what Michael is talking about... you have to have low debt to income and job stability/stable earnings even if you have a decent credit score. you pay a risk adjusted premium that might be 2% for being a low credit score, however, you wont get the loan if you are independent contractor, no proof of income or recent job change. You could have a 700 score and if you just started a job 3 months, went thru a BK one year ago, had purchased a new car with a $600 per month payment, you still wont get a loan! ... more
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
John Walin answered:
Hi Kiki
Most builders will honor your request to be represented by an agent if you mention it before you go there. Call the sales office and lay out the scenario, most often they are happy to have a represented buyer and will not exclude your agent of choice if you are upfront about it. As for getting pre-approved, talk to a lender and they can run your numbers, credit scores, job history, debt to income ratios, etc. No reason to look at a property if you are not qualifying for a mortgage in these tough underwriting lender days.

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Sun May 23, 2010
Gary Geer answered:
Do you know anyone who is a Real Estate Agent? If you do contact them and find out who they know that lists and sells foreclosed homes. If you don't know anyone in the business, contact local Real Estate Offices and try to find out if anyone in the office lists and sells foreclosures. Then ask them to contact you if they need your service. ... more
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Mon May 10, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Sure you can make a change, but if work has begun, expect to compensate the attorney for his time.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
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