bidding on foreclosure- will need to finance -conventional loan. Will banks lend if termite damage I agree to fix post-closing?

Asked by mattsonrita, 96753 Tue Nov 12, 2013

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Randall Yates, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Possibly I would have to make a couple calls to my mortgage brokers. We specialize in referring people to lenders that offer loan products that may be able to help. Email me or go to our site.
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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Banks will lend with termite damage - depending upon the type of loan you are using and the extent of termite damage. With a conventional loan and modest termite damage, you should not have a problem.
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Vicki Moore, Agent, San Carlos, CA
Tue Nov 12, 2013
It depends on how bad the termite damage is and whether or not the appraiser asks for a copy of the report.

If there's significant damage, you may have a problem.

What's the bidding process? Is this an auction or at the courthouse steps??
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Is the termite damage really obvious? If it's not apparent you should be okay. If you're walking around the house and say, "Oh, look at that!" You'll have an issue.
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Bmecsey, , San Francisco, CA
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Hi Matt,

With Conventional mortgages you should not have a huge issue with this. The appraisals tend not to be as structure-oriented as FHA/VA appraisals. This may effect value, but not your ability to obtain the loan. As long as home is not a risk for occupancy, you should be fine.

Best of luck,

Bryan Mecsey
Commerce Mortgage
Cell: 510-725-2665
NMLS: 861229
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