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Sun Aug 10, 2014
Steven J. Pomeroy answered:
I wonder how this worked out for you Sassime40? It's great you reached out, so hopefully you received good advice.

For situations such as this where you feel you are close, or have no idea exactly what you need to do to simply get approved, the best answer almost always is to contact a mortgage banker who is willing to break down exactly what you need to do to become pre-approved, get to the closing table, and into your new home. There are mortgage bankers out there that will take the time to lay it out for you, and give you an honest assessment of how long it will take for them to provide financing to you. A good Realtor can take it from there and make the entire process a smooth experience for you.

I have three in-house mortgage bankers that will do just that. They have done some great work for my clients. Give me a call or contact me via email to get the ball rolling, to see where you stand!

Direct/Cell: 570-269-6741

Better Homes & Gardens Wilkins & Associates
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Sun Aug 10, 2014
Steven J. Pomeroy answered:
I've updated this post as of 8/10/2014, for all those commuters planning to ride into NYC (I used to be one in fact).

Here is the current bus schedule from Effort into the Port Authority in NYC.

Contact me for a breakdown of towns and approximate traveling times for each. By bus or car.
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Mon Jun 9, 2014
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Mon May 12, 2014
Steven J. Pomeroy answered:
Hello Pat. It's almost two years later. Just wondering how everything worked out for you after you posted this thread.

There are a ton of great deals to be had now in the area that are "rehabs", especially now that we are finally experiencing some decent weather!

My contact info should you need anything:

Steven J Pomeroy
Direct/Cell: 570-269-6741
Fax: 570-241-0071

Better Homes & Gardens Wilkins & Associates
26 Years Strong Serving the Pocono Mountains!
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
More information would be required.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Tina D'Amato answered:
Good Afternoon,

I am an Agent with RE/MAX Results and my office is right on 209 by the Chestnuthill Diner. I have been an agent since May of 2005, and have been very successful in my business. I also reside in Saylorsburg, and know Effort very well. Please contact me at or 570-807-8631 so I can assist you further.]

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Tina D'Amato
RE/MAX Results
Office 570-992-2700
Direct- 570-807-8631
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Eugene Meisenhelder answered:
Get some experience first by Fixing roofs and exteriors so you don't have leaks, have an electrical contractor inspect electric panel and work, as many foreclosures have electrical issues, same with hvac. Gut Carpets, fix rotting wood, bleach can help with odors, fix and paint walls, do hardwood and tilework, then get new carpets. and List with me when your ready to sell. If you have mold anywhere, beware of the dangers of mold remediation such as mycotoxins released by killing the mold and not removing properly. A remediation company is always suggested as mold is nasty stuff. Can cause all sorts of ailments when removing and killing. I used to work as an environmental technician, so I know the dangers. Be carefull around ductwork as well, especially in older homes, where asbestus was used back in the days. If you see it, get it removed by a professional.

But back to the question, Starting a business doing this will require licensure, contractors insurance, and many bank REO management contacts, as most homes aren't listed until cleaned out. Good luck with finding those contacts. Lets say there are 100 foreclosure on the market, fannie mae owns 20 of them, and the other 80 are different banks. While it may be a great business to get into, the obstacles of starting this business can be high. But keep in there, 80% of businesses started just after a recession succeed. Good luck to you and happy bank hunting.
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Mon Sep 19, 2011
Lisa Sanderson answered:
My recommendation to you is to get in touch with a local lender who comes with recommendations from other professionals or customers who have had successful transactions with them. Every situation is so unique that you really need to discuss yours, privately, with someone who knows the right questions to ask and who may be able to give you advice on improving your loan-ablilty. If you would like my suggestion on who to contact, please let me know. ... more
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Tue Sep 13, 2011
Alan Openshaw answered:
you are not entitled to it even if you paid for it. However you are entitled to the addresses of the credit reporting agancies who will furnish a copy to you if any negative information has caused a credit decision to be denied,.

That being said, most brokers will supply it. If the broker is not cooperative, move on. Most likely there are other ways to improve your credit score

Best Regards,
Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending
267 992 7276
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