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Tue May 10, 2016
Kyliemartin98 asked:
Is the house on 1200 west Richmond street in Kokomo Indiana still up for sale
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
in my experience, you're better off buying a house that you can customize. raw land takes a long time develop (especially if no existing sewer, electricity, etc exists). the costs are about the same to buy something existing and remodel it - with a LOT less headache. ... more
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Fri Oct 9, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
On the side of the picture there is an open house button. Best of luck
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Heaajohn,
FHA may be a possibility but paying off old collections may do more damage than good. You really need to meet with a great local lender who assists with credit repair in order to make the best choices and to qualify sooner rather than later.
Your scores may not be the same when pulled by a mortgage lender too, so things could be better or worse. The lender will use the middle score of the lower scoring borrower. Getting your scores up is critical, but with your recent past there may be more to factor in, so don't try an figure this out on your own. As a formerly licensed lender the rules are not all straight forward or common sense. Get a pro on your side immediately, so you can accomplish your goals. Best of luck.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
Kohlsgal66 asked:
Mg score is 572. Is it possible to get a home loan. If yes any information would be helpful. Thank you mary
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
It should be just the home but in my area I have seen lots of agents charging the buyer things such as "short sale negotiation fees" so prior to placing an offer make sure any and all charges are disclosed to you in writing. ... more
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Gary Mcclanahan answered:
Can u send pic's? Also price range u r asking? R u willing to do a contract?
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Gary Mcclanahan answered:
Send pics to stilwant2@comcast.net
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Kevin Hardie answered:
Plenty of home nice home buying opportunities exist in our community priced in and around $60,000. As a Realtor, I would want to know what amenities you require and what you are willing to compromise on. Are you particularly interested in a geographic location, school district, rural vs. urban etc.? Contact a Realtor to set an appointment to discuss your housing needs. ... more
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
I think getting a Realtor would be a wise decision. By doing this you will avoid some costly mistakes. The Realtor will walk you through the process.
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
steven hyland answered:
House was renovated and is in the process of closing on a contract @$105,000
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Mary Norris answered:
I understand you frustrations. It is hard when you find the home you want then there are problems with financing. I advise using a realtor that is experienced with FHA financing. Also, your agent should be able to help you negotiate with the seller to relocate the well, hook onto public water or even order a new survey which might result in the extra footage you need. There are always options. Are there other financing options? Be open with your agent, share your frustrations and work together for a solution. Unfortunately FHA has strict guidelines; fortunately they are for our protection. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
This sounds to me totally a wrong idea. What do you plan to do with the current house with the $1007 mortgage? If it needs lots and lots of work why not do that work rather than renting another house which still leaves all the work to be done and more work on the $40k house? I think you are going to have a hard time finding an investor for this, but good luck. ... more
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Depends.

Was there a financing contingency in your offer? (I hope there was.) If the lower appraisal makes financing impossible at the terms you put in your contract, then you should be protected by the financing contingency. Check with your Realtor on the details. But take a look to see whether there was a financing contingency.

Less common--but possible--was an actual contingency based on the appraised value of the home. If you had that in your contract, you certainly should be protected.

Again, your Realtor can best help you.
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Tue Apr 20, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
Aqua:

If you don't have a Buyer's Agent to assist you, check with friends, family& co-workers for recommendations. We suggest that our Buyers obtain a general home inspection, pest inspection, & radon test. The inspectors we recommend are licensed engineers. ... more
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Wed Aug 5, 2009
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