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Home Buying in Fort Worth : Real Estate Advice

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Mary asked:
We heard the rates are hovering around 3.75% for Vets right now! Is this true? We will be in our first home for two years this August and wanted to know if it's worth it to refinance…
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Sat Jun 10, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Probably not. I would suggest that you work to improve your score and then purchase a home. Let me know if you need me to connect you with lenders who can help improve your score and then approve you for a loan. ... more
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Sat Jun 10, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Have you asked your agent about this? What did she/he say? The appraiser from your lender will measure the home. Also ask the seller why they list the home at 1300 square feet.
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Fri May 19, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Is your aunt paying the entire monthly mortgage now? I think it's best to pick up the phone and talk to the lender.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I'm a local realtor and be happy to create a search for you. Let me know if you are interested.
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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
You can get a home in Fort Worth or Haltom City in that price range. Where do you work?

I'm a local realtor and I'd be happy to assist you.
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Mary answered:

Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Most lenders go to 580, but I'd be happy to connect you with lenders that I typically refer my clients to. Feel free to reach out to me through my profile if you are interested.

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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
That will be tough if you are trying to rent a home owned by an individual landlord. You may want to try apartments.
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Sun Mar 5, 2017
Susie Kay answered:

Why are you interested in lease to own? Have you talked to a lender and see whether you'd qualify for a loan? I can connect you with local lenders that I typically work with. Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested. ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Hi Grace,

Pending means that the house is ready to close. Do you have a realtor assisting you?
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Mommyhelpus answered:
what I do know...because I am going through it now.
Ex is on the mortgage and deed and he was name (1st) on the mortgage and refuses to sign special warranty refuses to fix errors so my current options:
refinance---not an option for me.
But the loan is assumption-able ==sent decree and record receipt to Mortgage assumption dept,

so check that the divorce decree language, did it award the home as described on survey and does it clearly communicate award of property clear without sharing provisions. if yes clear awarded property then

A> go to the Real property records *County Clerks Office and have the judge signed divorce decree recorded -- . Keep the receipt as proof of filing they will send you your original documents back via US mail. (staple receipt to the decree)

B.>go to the Appraisal District office and request removal of ex spouse per divorce- bring license and judge signed divorce decree and that receipt.

2. call title company and tell them that you want to have title corrected per divorce decree and have your ex - spouse removed.

let them know that you have recorded the decree as well as corrected documents with the Appraisal district office..or Property Tax office and land and survey
Hopefully, your decree protected you because although you were separated, property may still be looked at as community.
Best of hope and favor for peace.
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I am state and federally licensed to write purchase and refinance loans in 31 states for a top direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers FHA, VA, and USDA loans down to a 550 credit score. We keep your info private not broker it out and we go down to a 550 credit score for VA and FHA. Feel free to text me or call me anytime
Brian Young 214-797-3479
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Thu Sep 29, 2016
Angelica P answered:

Pending means an offer has been made on the home and it is in the process of closing. That said, there are many reasons why a pending property can be re-listed.

Trulia is a platform for consumers to browse housing information as well as a tool for home owners and agents to list their properties. As a result the property listings are manually controlled by the listing agent/owner. The status of the listing is unclear to us because it is in the hands of the listing owner. My best recommendation would be to contact your agent or the listing agent for clarification on the status of this listing.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
It depends on the type of loan and where you'd like to purchase a home. Some cities are eligible for USDA loan, meaning you are not required to have a down payment. The best thing to do is to connect with a lender to discuss your options. Are you currently in New York and are planning to purchase in Fort Worth?

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
John Burke answered:
Hi Guy,

No one here can answer your question without some additional information.

For example: What type of loan did you apply for?
If it was one of the government backed loans (FHA, VA or USDA) you will have an upfront fee that is financed into your loan BUT it's still included in your closing costs.

Here's an example:
If you're doing a VA loan, you'll have to pay the VA Funding Fee which will be at least 2.15% of your loan amount so at $140,000 it would add $3,010. That means your closing costs would be $8,394.52 minus the VA Funding Fee of $3,100 = $5,384.52. The $3,010 is added to your loan amount so your final loan amount would be $140,000 + the VA FF of $3,010 = $143,010.

Does that make sense?

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
Apply Online:
NMLS# 787231
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Hi Mat,

What kind of information are you looking for? Feel free to contact me through my profile so we can discuss.
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Dochubbard62 answered:
Has anyone dealt with Antares homes? I am looking at homes in Settler’s Glen in Waxahachie.
I will contact a local Waxahachie Realtor to represent me in this purchase.
Doc Hubbard 972-978-4646 ... more
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Tatieanne9 answered:
Don't know about Wells Fargo, but Bank of America is lost somewhere out in the universe and impossible to contact. We have waited on the house next door for several years now. We went to the courthouse steps auctions - 2 as nobody showed up for the first one. We stand by and watch in frustration as the place sits empty and goes further down hill. Occasionally a guy from Safeguard Properties will show up for a few hours and mess about. We always go over and beg them to give us someone with which to speak, but they don't. They're just hired to "maintain" the properties. I don't like Bank of America as a result. ... more
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Lillytena answered:
It depends on what your contract says. Often times, they are clauses in new construction contracts that provides for nonrefundable fees or deposits, but you may have some defenses. You should seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence.
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