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Home Buying in Fredon : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Rachel asked:
So were looking at a foreclosure that is over priced, its 250,000. Its a 4 bedroom 2 and a half bath with a few acres. It has an underground oil tank and a lot of maintenance, probably…
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
thinz answered:
Depends on too many things to give a specific % here...but you always come in lower.
The homes are not usually priced at the lowest amount the bank will accept. The reason is because the agent most times has no idea what the bank will accept. So here is a process we follow that works pretty well...there needs to be an MLS history the price should start higher, or at least as high as the mortgage balance (which of course in some cases is too high...) but start higher so it can be proven there is no demand at the value listed. Systematically lower the price until you get to the point where you can generate a purchase offer within 2 weeks. Every house can get an offer at the right price...even a dump!
Before accepting the offer and moving forward, qualify the buyer...make sure they know to do all their due diligence ahead of making an offer and to not come in at their highest and best price. They will likely need to counter the bank's offer...this is critical for the buyer to understand.
Once the offer is received and the package submitted to the lender, the lender will order the BPO from which the value comes from to negotiate from. At that point, there is many times a percentage less the lender will take off of the BPO value...but again, too many factors to outline without having specific details on the home/seller in question. Email me direct if you need help with this.
Tom Hinz
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Debra -
You should definitely secure financing before moving into a contract. We can help with that.
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Nina Fradl CNE,ePRO,SFR,SRS,GRI answered:
I sense a lot of frustration! If you have already seen this home, then you are already working with an agent. It is best to continue any efforts on that specific property with that agent.

If you called the listing agent directly, and that agent indicated it is already under contract, you likely have not yet seen this home. In a short sale, the seller still holds title to the home, and controls the listing. If the seller does not wish to show the home to anyone else, then we have to follow that instruction. If, however, the seller will allow a back up offer, then by all means give me a call. I would be happy to show you this property, and submit a back up offer for you, if that is what you wish to do after seeing it. Give me a call, 973-262-5962

I would be happy to share my knowledge and help you find just the right property with the benefit of my expertise. There are many factors to take into account when considering a purchase of a distressed property. Distressed properties involve more risk to a buyer than a regular purchase. Let's sit down and go over what you need to know so that you are prepared. Knowledge is power!

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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Darin Redding answered:
The OP posted in 2009 and we are still receiving replies. Good stuff! I saw my post from 2009 and realized the web reference cited is incorrect. Corrected now.

I wonder how the OP made out? If you are still there OP, could you give us an update? ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Judy Golland answered:
Down payment requirements depend upon the type of loan and the amount of the loan for which you qualify. There are loans that require no down payments, for example, but have additional restrictions. The process of obtaining mortgages has become quite complex. It is best to speak with a reputable and experienced mortgage lender before pursuing a home. I would be happy to direct you to one. ... more
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Kim Loizzi answered:
Hi Erik,

All of the information you have gotten is good information. Since you already own a home you would be financing a second home. You can own 2 homes and not have it considered an investment property. To avoid PMI you always want to put down 20%. If you put down anything less than 20% on a home you will be subject to PMI which is an insurance policy the mortgage lender takes out in case you default on the mortgage. So to keep your payments lower and pay for what you own (principal, interest, taxes and HOI) you want to put down as much as possible. With rates as low as they have been these last several weeks, one wold be very tempted to keep as much as possible in the bank. My advise is to speak with a qualified mortgage person and an accountant if you have one. They are the experts. I have a mortgage person for you and a real estate attorney who also has a masters in taxation (the best of both worlds) if you need some direction.
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Fri Oct 22, 2010
Judy Golland answered:
It doesn't seem to be on the market at this time. Last time it was for sale in the multiple listing system appears to be at the end of 2006. I don't have additional information, but can try to find out. ... more
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