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Home Buying in Ansonia : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 17, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
No such thing. You are searching for a unicorn.

If you have poor credit, you will get loans designed to make money from poor credit risks and these loans are not mortgage friendly.
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Three things:

1. If there's any way to make amends with your current landlord, that would be your best bet. It will be difficult to find a decent rental with a "fresh" eviction.

2. Since Trulia is not a real estate company, use the "Find an Agent" tab at the top of the page to reach a local agent in your area. You simply don't have time to ask questions and "hope" for a response (here) if the clock is ticking.

3. Be resourceful. Call everyone you know, asking if they know, of a private party who needs a tenant and would consider you.

I wish you great luck, understanding you're in a tough spot.
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Millie Legenhausen answered:
I see you are in Iowa. There are so many variables to determining what it will cost to heat a home. There are the questions of insulation in the walls and windows, how efficient the heating system is, and what temperature you wish to keep the thermostat set on. You may get the best answer from a local oil company, who will know the current cost of oil and may even know the house you are inquiring about. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Hi Matthew,

Thank you for your service.

Just a word of caution: When transitioning out of the military and buying a home, the VA guidelines have some employment/income requirements:
Chapter 4 Section 2

In addition, identify servicemembers who are within 12 months of release from active duty or end of contract term. Find the date of expiration of the applicant’s current contract for active service on the LES (for an enlisted servicemember). For a National Guard or Reserve member, find the expiration date of the applicant’s current contract. If the date is within 12 months of the anticipated date that the loan will close, the loan package must also include one of the following four items, or combinations of items, to be acceptable:

• documentation that the servicemember has already re-enlisted or extended his/her period of active duty to a date beyond the 12-month period following the projected closing of the loan, or
• verification of a valid offer of local civilian employment following the release from active duty. All data pertinent to sound underwriting procedures (date employment will begin, earnings, and so on) must be included, or
• a statement from the servicemember that he/she intends to reenlist or extend his/her period of active duty to a date beyond the 12 month period, plus
• a statement from the servicemember’s commanding officer confirming that:
- the servicemember is eligible to reenlist or extend his/her active duty as indicated, and
- the commanding officer has no reason to believe that such reenlistment or extension of active duty will not be granted, or
• documentation of other unusually strong positive underwriting factors, such as:
- a downpayment of at least 10 percent,
- significant cash reserves, and
- clear evidence of strong ties to the community coupled with a nonmilitary spouse’s income so high that only minimal income from the active duty servicemember is needed to qualify.
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Terri Vreeland, ABR, SRES answered:
One reason could be that if the property was listed on more than one multiple listing service, and not listed on each service on the same day, that would explain why a property is showing different days on market. I know for myself, I belong to two multiple listing services---Fairfield County MLS and the Connecticut Statewide CT-MLS. There are times when I get a listing up and running on the CMLS (Fairfield County) and then may take a couple of days to get it on the CT-MLS. I hope that answers your question. Please feel free to contact me for more info. Best Regards, Terri Vreeland, 203-452-3888 ext. 137. ... more
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Minna Reid answered:
You can ask and hope for whatever you want, but the bank wont care about your contingency nor will it convince them to work any faster.
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Wed May 25, 2011
John Proto answered:
Hi Renter,

This is public record, you can find out by visiting the CT Judicial Website and look up your landlords name under Civil/Family Case Lookup.

Connecticut has laws protecting tenants from unlawful eviction in the event of a foreclosure IF you are currently in a written lease (one year or more) and IF you have not been delinquent in your rent. For more information, please visit , the Connecticut landlord/tenant website.

John Proto, REALTOR
Calcagni Associates
2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
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