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Sat Aug 8, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Virginia Linnell answered:
I am a realtor and not a mtg. rep. I have had several occasions where I have had a buyer that is not employed be able to buy a house; whether they were on a pension, had alimony and child support, etc. So, as long as her 'income' is sufficient to be in line with mortgage ratios, you should be able to!

Now, is when I would suggest you meet with a couple of qualified mortgage reps and could also try the bank you do your banking with (although I don't usually find this to be the best way for my clients) and have them run the 'numbers' for you to see what mortgage amount you qualify for.

Good luck and may you be able to buy yourself your own home!
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Jerry and Stephanie Garner answered:
I do know where you might qualify for a first time home buyer grant for $10,000. To be used for your down payment or closing costs. You can't have owned a home for the last 3 years. You can tack it on to a Zero Money Down Loan and we can ask the seller to pay for all of your mortgage charges. It takes an earnest deposit of usually $500. to make an offer on a house and you can get that back at close. Call Jerry Garner @ 616-984-5567.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Mike Pettid answered:
I have had two buyers in the past use VA loans to purchase manufactured homes. It has been a couple of years ago, so check with your lender to see if the guidelines have changed at all. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Joseph Azzam answered:
i'l have a rental house ready to live in, in about a month and a half if your interested-2500 sq ft. sheridan mi.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
Yes, as long as your are the property owner and have had it properly inspected.
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You mean your Lawyer didn't tell you things like this?
Good representation!
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Tue May 14, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Joe Sirard below gave you as succinct an answer as you'll ever get. You'll also want to remember that if you buy as an investor with a mortgage, the interest rates you'll be charged are roughly 1% higher and you'll need a minimum 25% down.

Good Luck
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Tue May 14, 2013
Joe Sirard answered:
It all depends on how you took possession/title. If you bought it as an "owner/occupant" then you have to wait a year. Some HUD homes go up for auction to investpr's after it is has been made available to owner occupants first. Hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Hi Rick,

Thank you for your service.

There are a couple of ways to obtain your VA COE.

1) A lender can pull it through the VA portal with copy of your DD-214 and a form.
2) Veterans can access it through the VA ebenefits portal by signing up.
Here's the link for the VA ebenefits site:

It sounds like you may have a VA mortgage right now, if so you'll be looking at using

the 2nd tier or bonus entitlement provision.

Here's how it works:

Take the VA county loan limit which is $417,000 in most areas and multiply by 25% to get the Veteran's total entitlement of $104,250. Now calculate the amount of entitlement that's already been used by multiplying the purchase price of your current home it 25%. Here's an example: Let's say the purchase price of your current home was $208,000 X 25% = $52,000.

Now subtract what's already in use from the total, $104,250 - $52,000 = $52,250. In this example. you would have $52,250 of available entitlement to use towards a new purchase.

*NOTE - this only works when buying at or above $144,000.00.

Any subsequent use of your entitlement increases the VA funding fee to 3.3% of the loan amount unless the Veteran has a service connected disability rating of 10% or more.

Check out my recommendations here on Trulia from some of my past clients by clicking the following link.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.
You can also find info on my VA Mortgage website by clicking the link below.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust
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Thu Sep 6, 2012 asked:
What is the price on the condo on Hawthorne St.l owned by Juanita Crawford?
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there,

Which listing are you referring to? Please include the listing URL.

Thank you,
Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Mar 27, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate before submitting any additional paperwork--if you cannot afford an attorney, contact your local Legal Aid Society and or Bar Association.
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
LYNN Afton answered:
Hello Nic,
If you are not already working with a buyer's agent, please call me to find out more about how taxes can affect your purchase of a home at this time of year. No pressure, no obligation. Click on my web link for my cell phone number or direct email- I will be happy to answer all of your questions. -Lynn ... more
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