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Home Buying in 90041 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I don't see any reason why the bank would have an issue with your getting a great price on a house.I believe your loan is fine for renovation work, but adding a rental income property to the existing location will require the correct type of zoning. You have to check with the city (downtown if it's in Los Angeles) to be sure before you begin working on that. ... more
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Fri Oct 14, 2011
Emily Knell answered:
DO NOT PUT $3K ON YOUR HUD, you will waste time & it will be rejected.

Do not offer any less than 10% if this was a "purchase money HELOC option" where none of the HELOC money was ever cashed.

Prepare your client, if they did cash in on the Full HELOC funds that the 2nd lien will want 20-30% of the balance to release them of the lien as paid in full. You can still get 10% from the 1st lien holder & tell the buyer up front about this because they'll likely need to also donate.

If HELOC funds went solely towards upgrading the property & your client has proof with receipts, the HELOC 2nd lien may accept less than 30%.

Email me directly if you'd like some more tips. I don't look back on this same trulia posting for answers after mine.
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
CMRS Construction Inc answered:
We have worked on quite a few 203K projects in LA and also reverse morgage re builds, we are registered with Wells Fargo and B of A. All projects have stayed in budget and all home owners were thrilled with the final results. We are familiar with all the paper work and the payment processing. Call us if you have questions and ask for Liza 866 550 2677
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Raphael Guerin answered:
The key for you besides having an excellent lender is weather or not the units are vacant or rented. Vacant will allow you flexibility in many ways. Units that are occupied may be hard to assist in your financing if the rents are low since the area is under rent control guidelines. ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2009
Sky Minor answered:
You've got to get at least 3.5% down Joe. That's $5550.
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Tue Apr 14, 2009
Sky Minor answered:
Joe, if you got 20% down your total payment including Tax and Insurance would be 1034.

If you do FHA and only put 3.5% down total payment is 1256.

Both of these are 30 year fixed.

Hope this helps.
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Tue Apr 14, 2009
Sky Minor answered:

And watch the seller laugh.

Just because you give it doesn't mean he'll take it. If you're serious about getting this property for the lowest price available, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve. ... more
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Fri Aug 15, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
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