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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Test3 trulia asked:
I'm 42 with wife and 2 kids 8 & 5, annual family income is 200k.Goal-pay-off loan from rent, own it for income in retirement or use it for kids edu.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Shane Milne answered:
Hi Cruzahome,

We can get you pre-approved in as little as a day, just depending on how complex your situation is. Once you have found a home, our underwriting review time is 24-48 hours. Let me know if I can help.

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
shane@thebesthomeloans.com | 949-322-3616 direct
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Tue Dec 20, 2016
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Does this 3/4 acre have a house on it or is it vacant land. Vacant land is an entirely different animal, so you'd need someone familiar with the potential issues.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

We have experienced a technical issue in our system and our engineers are currently searching for a solution. We thank you for your patience. Please be assured that we are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Zhengzheng Wiley answered:
I am an agent in Charlotte, NC who stages all my clients' listings before I put them on the market. I also hire professional photographers to take the best photos possible to make my listings stand out from competition. I am a firm believer that we only get one chance to make the first impression! Staging is so critical for maximizing my seller's return on investment even though it's time and money consuming to me. Are you still looking for an agent in your area? If so, please let me know. I will be happy to point you to the right direction. If you can email me some pictures of your house, I can give you some suggestions on staging. Contact me at: zwiley@kw.com or 704.412.3059. ... more
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Sat Jul 30, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
I'm not going to read all the responses, just respond to the OP's claim that "Clearly news is better than older." That is far from necessarily the case. In many ways older homes were built better. If you had to have an ideal home to me that would be one new enough to have a concrete foundation, built with pre-2000 construction methods, but with updated plumbing/electrical/insulation where necessary.

Beyond that though, there is a lot of benefit to buying in an established neighborhood. I was just at a listing the other day that was about 10-15 years old, and the neighborhood was incredibly run down. People buying there when it was new would have been much better served buying in an older community.
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Va39developmentgroup answered:
Just wait until everything about brexit matter ends then you can apply for pre-app.
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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Va39developmentgroup answered:
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Wed May 18, 2016
Eklugg answered:
I don't know why this damn thing keeps saying I'm from New York; I'm from Seattle. Despite the butthurt guys below, I had a super good experience with Lumin Brokers. Rich Kim handled a short sale process that included a divorce, a bankruptcy, two terrible lienholders, vandalism on the property and a buyer who bailed at the last second, requiring a new buyer to be brought in after a year of negotiation with the swine at Ocwin mortgage.
Rich is a good guy, he's ethical, he knows the law and the system and he looked out for my interests and was transparent during a sale process that couldn't possibly have made much money for him.
I recommend him without reservation. If you want more information, email me at eklugg@gmail.com.
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Dana Z answered:
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. The photos have been removed from our display as you requested.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Dana
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Molly.e.hoover asked:
Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
What are you looking at as far as debt to income ratio? Looking to get out of the HELOC?
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
Tony has made all great points. The big thing that I run into is the student loan debt. It is better if it is in repayment and not deferred because you are attending. Kind of a bummer I know. FHA will assume that your monthly debt for the student loan is 2%. This may put you over your debt to income ratio. At $100K down you may want to look at a conventional loan as well. I am up in Bellingham. GO ahead and give me a call or shoot me an email and we can go over your options.

Ted
360.594.4033
ted@neighborhoodmortgage.net
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
Hi Kiran,

This should not be a problem as long as we have documentation of the issue. When you ask Macy's to remove the account be sure that you request that the remove it from the report in total and not as a charge off or settlement. That should help your credit score. Your 50% down payment will help with the lenders in making you look like a more favorable borrower. I am a lender here in bellingham, wa and would be happy to answer any question you may have in private. Give me a call or shoot me an email.

Ted
360.594.4033
ted@neighborhoodmortgage.net
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Bev,
Ask your agent to send you a Request for a Review. They now originate on Zillow and will appear on both sites.
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
JIm,
Start by asking the lender if they will allow you to shop this. If not, decide if the loan is for you. It used to be there were lots of no charge HELOC's and some low fee HELOC's where you paid for closing costs, but the right to cancel later without penalty was waived.
Talk it over with the lender and consider shopping this around to other banks or Credit Unions if you don't like the answer.
BECU and other Credit Unions may be worthwhile options.
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Depends on the application. For a sample application check out the link below.

http://www.ok.gov/OREC/documents/Lease%20Application.pdf
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Peggy.ellis answered:
I live near to Crossroads area in Lake Hills and although the neighborhood sometimes looks like it could use a face lift it has been very safe. I sometimes come home and find that I had left the house unlocked and have never had an incident. I think the area is great, close to all the other cities around, Microsoft, I-90, 520, I-405, generally going opposite of traffic if you live here. It is QUIET too. Homes sell in a matter of day. ... more
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