I am a Canadian citizen, and have been living and working in Califoria since 2005. Am I able to buy a home?

Asked by Candice, California Fri Apr 4, 2008

here? I am here on a TN visa as an RN.

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Robin Silver…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Garden City, NY
Wed Aug 18, 2010
Well, hopefully by now Candice has bought a home. However, for others who may be thinking of the same thing, any visa that is a work visa, with a TN is, can qualify for a mortgage in the same way a citizen can. The person below who had a bad experience with RBC would have had a bad experience regardless.
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Manjit Dhill…, , Yuba City, CA
Wed Aug 18, 2010
• TN, NAFTA. Used by Canadian citizens for professional or
business purposes.
Conformimg loan > A two-year history of employment and credit in the United States or in
Canada must be documented. There are no product, LTV, or
occupancy restrictions.
Two bank references, with a two-year credit history, may be obtained to
establish credit for borrowers who have less than a two-year residence history
in the United States. Yes you are able to buy a home .
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Robert Savage, Agent, Bakersfield, CA
Sat Aug 7, 2010
Financing is the biggest issue. I recently helped two different Canadian families purchase a home. One used RBC which was a pain but it did eventually go through. The other used imortgage which has a local office in Bakersfield. That deal went very smoothly.
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Andrea Lavin, Agent, Yuba City, CA
Wed Aug 4, 2010
If you have a Green Card and a SS# you should be able to purchase property
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Jim Walker, Agent, Carmichael, CA
Sat Apr 5, 2008
Yes, you can buy a home. No restrictions on that.

The social security # and long term employment status will be required by the purchase money lender.
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Lourdrie McN…, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Fri Apr 4, 2008

Do you have a social security number and are you a permanent alien resident?
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