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Sat Oct 21, 2017
Frank S. answered:
Hello alita.hines, the difference is that agents have to work for real estate brokers but either can assist you with the purchase. Now there is quite a difference in the qualification guidelines and lenders for mobile home/manufactured homes than condos, townhomes or single family residences.

There are no lenders or are hard to find for single wide or built older than June 14th 1976. Mobile home financing is more strict than stick built structures and you would need higher fico scores and more down payment.

An agent or real estate broker can not discuss interest rates of loan programs and generally do not know financing.

You should study and compare qualifications, down payments and payments between mobile homes, condos, townhomes and single family homes to make an informed decision.

Do you have down payment and closing costs saved or do you need down payment and closing cost assistance programs. Do you know what your fico scores are and how much you want to invest into the purchase?

Are you speaking of mobile home on its own land or in a park with space rent or a new mobile home on its own land? There are no down payment assistance for mobile home/manufactured homes and only for stick built unless you are a Veteran buying a new mobile on its own land.

What are your fico scores, maximum payment you are looking to afford and how much do you want to invest into the purchase will determine what financing choices you will have.

If you figure out what cities, zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to afford you can be set up for automatic daily emails to fit your search criteria from any agent.

The mobile homes start from 50k for 2bd 1ba singlewide built in 1984, from 56k for a doublewide 1bd 1ba built in 1970 and the space rents are approx. $1,470 monthly.

The stick built in 90805 zip code start from 189k for 1bd 1ba condo, 290k for 1bd 1ba single family home. If you need more room the 3bd 2ba condos start from 299k.

Check out the web reference link below...
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Alexander Wesley answered:
Thinnk no one is Lending? Think again, Xanda financial is running a relief loan program at this time. For more info, Call 570-521-6506
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
ASirEno asked:
What are my options to make the best purchase without either of us getting taxed to much. How much would be a reasonable amount for a gift. Also, would i need to go thru a lender make this…
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Sun Sep 11, 2016
Allen m Camilleri answered:
East Long Beach is your'e far better bet. from the start of downtown to bordrering Lakewood. You have apt. homes, duplex and good neighbohood .West side are many affordable pl. old fashoined breakfast nooks double doors etc. but heavily conjested and very rural now. your picture says E long beach ... more
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Sun Sep 11, 2016
Allen m Camilleri asked:
I was born / raised in Lakewood and desire to go back home to finish my years. i own land could give cash up front. I don't have children or pets. i know things are high but i was looking…
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
Sandra Robins asked:
Just like the title says. I'm pretty close to possibly buying a house, but I'm a little nervous about buying without being in the same location as the house.
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Fri May 6, 2016
Robert Decker asked:
I would like to update the pictures for my house.
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Wed Mar 2, 2016
Janetmeeks asked:
Mon Feb 29, 2016
answered:
What is the property address?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Ladyarmysgt asked:
I have income of 4400 a month. My monthly debts are about 800 and 1300 rent. I have the VA loan guarantee but it seems hard to get a house today with that even with no money down. Any advice?
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Are you looking to rent or buy? I have helped many first time home buyers in my career. I'd be glad to talk about the whole process.with you if you are available. Please feel free to check out my profile here on Trulia and call me when you have a moment.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
The 90713 area is nice. If you are still in the market, feel free to give me a call and we can discuss further.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
You must go by whatever is written in the contract. It states somewhere in the contract when you will take possession. For example: If it states 5 days after the Close of Escrow then it is 5 days after the close of escrow, regardless if escrow closes on time or a day late.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic#01456982
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
When selling a home in California, the sellers only have to disclose deaths that have happened in or on the property within the last 3 years. The seller would have to disclose any known deaths in or on the property if asked directly by the buyer.
I don't know where you would find the answer to your question. I

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Karen McEniry answered:
This is definitely a scam. If anyone asks for money up front, that is a red flag.
If you are looking for a rent to own home, I would work with a Realtor who may be
able to help you find one.

Best Regards,
Karen McEniry, Realtor, SFR, SRES
Coldwell Banker Beachside, Realtors
karen@karenmceniry.com
(714) 343-9470
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Joyce,
This home is For Sale at $419,000 and I suspect you found a scam. Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecting keys back by mail.

Read the scam warning Trulia posts. I've attached a link to it below.

When you find a questionable listing please go to the More button on the listing and then hit the FLAG button on the listing page to warn Trulia and others.
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Wed Nov 5, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
When this question was written in May 2012, it was a great time to buy a home. If Sam bought the house valued at $375k back then it would probably be valued at nearly $500k-$525k by now. I'd love to hear from her in hopes that she has a success story to share.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic #01456982
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Wed Nov 5, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
You are going to have to provide more information on your situation. Please call me directly.
I'll see if I can help or at least point you in the right direction.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Codwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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