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Home Buying in Hammond : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 1, 2017
Marquita.evans asked:
Fri Apr 28, 2017
Sonia.georgeff answered:
Can a veteran use the Homeward Bound program to pay for this closing costs?
Thank you,
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
mrs.dontellharris asked:
My husband and i would like to take advantage of the 1st time home buyers down payment assistance program. I have been working on our credit scores and my husband has a 704 and mine is…
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Mon May 9, 2016
Keep_your_hart asked:
Hello all,

So the past 5-10 years, me and my family of 4 have been in quite the financial funk. This financial funk has now resulted in a back tax hole that is impossible for us to dig…
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
There are some down payment assiatnce programs where the state will provide you with some funds towards closing cost and down payments with a credit score of 640. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, (this does not require us pulling your credit) that will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted via my profile information for a no obligation consultation. My Office hours are 08:00 AM-08:00 PM Mon-Fri and Fri and Sat 08:00 AM-06:00 PM CST.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Capital One Bank
Phone (469) 315-1709
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
raqman2001 answered:
6650 kansas is your dream home. Everything new. Jacuzzis etc wont last FSBO right now.
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Jessica Kljajic answered:
You can purchase a home without a SS # . Contact me for more information.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Aaron Sims answered:
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Aaron Sims answered:
Are you represented by an agent?? I see this question is from last week, may I ask what has happened in the last week? I've had dealings with foreclosures where the water couldn't' be turned on until the power was turned on due to freezing pipes etc. Your a bit further north of me so there could be an issue with the power causing the water not to be turned on. Also, you should be able to get your earnest money back if they turned down the deal.
I'd recommend utilizing a buyers agent to help you navigate the process and help communicate with the listing agent/seller.

Best of luck!
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
Do you know your exact credit score? Who knows, your credit score still may be acceptable. For example, I have been able to give out loans with scores as low as 580. So if you are in that range or above you will have a shot at a loan with a lender like myself. Otherwise, I recommend that you work on your credit score a bit. The simplest way to improve your score would be to pay off your debt and revolving credit balance on time. It's also important to understand that you're ability to obtain a loan relies on other factors as well. These factors include income, expenses, assets, liabilities, debt, employment, down payment, as well as credit scores. Either way, I suggest you speak with a lender like myself who would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan that you need. If you have any further questions or if you would like a loan, feel free to contact me. Good luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
lora_smith2001 asked:
The other tenant who lives downstairs is still there. They informed my husband today that HUD will be selling the building. How can that be? The property reverted back to Bank of America…
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Michjperry answered:
I have a home for sale in Whiting and is in the Whiting School District.

It has a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 additional room which I call an office since it has no official closet built in. There is also a Walk up attic with another room for an office and storage.

THE HOME IS A FRAME WITH gray vinyl siding. It has a brand new tear off roof on the house and garage, which was done about 4 years ago. This house does have central air and hot water heat.

The main floor bath has been updated. There is a bathroom in the basement as well.

It does have a 2 car brick detached 2 car garage.... But the garage door is only a one car door.

This house has Lake Michigan views from the front porch and the downtown is only a few blocks away as well as Whiting Public Schools.

Whiting has rezoned several blocks as commercial including this block. You would need to obtain a commercial loan, and People's Bank, in Munster, IN can help you with this.

This is a well taken care of family home.

Contact me if interested.
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Tue May 21, 2013
Jessica Kljajic answered:
Yes the properties have a cap, how ever different Cities and Towns have different tax brackets.
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Ted Esquibel answered:

We finance these types of properties. Please call or email if you'd like to finance the property and keep some money in the bank to do the rehab and deal with the demo order, violations, etc...


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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Dan Simon answered:
I would be very cautious as you search for a “rent with option to purchase”. Some sellers will offer this in their listings but usually their goal is to sell out right. In over 13 years as a Realtor I have yet to see a "lease option” or “rent to own" that really makes sense or benefits a buyer.

Best regards,
Dan Simon, Realtor®
Carolina One Real Estate
Direct #843-303-1464
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Bill & Rachel Port answered:
I've got a two bedroom home with a basement located at 1049 Spruce that might work for you. The rent on it is $820/month and it is available Sept 1. The home does ahave a side drive and a shed, but no garage. The address is 1049 Spruce. If you would like to see it, let me know. We do not allow pets, or smoking in the home.
Bill Port, 219-613-7527
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Jessica Kljajic answered:
What elese are you looking for: basement, garage, big/small yard?
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