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Thu May 25, 2017
Eric W Vander Werff answered:
So to be clear - the seller has agreed to $7000 towards your prepaids and closing costs? If yes, and the amount is less than $7000 - then you would need your 3.5% down. In some cases, credit scores or Debt to income ratios do require more than the minimum down payment, however. Sounds like a good time to have a very detailed conversation with your loan officer. Best of success! ... more
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Fri May 5, 2017
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
dconnaher answered:
Sounds like you've done your homework.
How long has this home been on the market? If it's been over 6 months, it's most likely overpriced.
Given your description, I'd go ahead and make that offer, perhaps a little less than what you want to pay as a starting point, like maybe 170,000-175,000...knowing it will most likely be rejected. But who knows, the seller might counter with a price that's closer to reality.
As for "insulting" the seller, the real insult is pricing the home way too high to begin with.
As for the upgrades already done, these things don't up the value as much as many sellers dream they do. The 40k kitchen might be worth 32-35k AT BEST. Same with landscaping...not worth as much as the seller paid.
If or when you make an offer, point out the work that needs to be done yet as part of the reason for your offer, along with the comps and the taxes to back up your reasoning.
Most IMPORTANTLY: be prepared to walk away...don't become emotionally attached...there are always other houses for sale. Be patient.
Good luck.
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Mechelle asked:
I live in east Texas and would love to purchase a home. I am a single mother. My income is around 40K a year with a credit score of 696. Are there any programs available to assist?
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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
First step is to talk to a local lender who can review your credit info and see what you can do to increase your scores. (Byt the way, that seems to be a very wide range). Wondering if maybe there are some mistakes in there that could be reviewed to help bring your scores up? A good local lender will sit down with you and review all of your financial info. In addition to having decent credit, (at least a 620-640 score), you'll need to show decent employment/income history, $$ in savings for down payment and closing costs, decent debt to income ratio, etc. The key to buying a home is being very very good with your money and your credit score -- which means being on time on paying bills and paying down or paying off some of your debts and SAVE SAVE SAVE! Good luck! ... more
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Maryregan7 answered:
What if the seller didn't get feedback about the closing date and the move out date. The seller has severe anxiety and depression and is on disability .
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Mon Oct 3, 2016
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Suzbaynencc answered:
Plenty of off street parking is residential neighborhood. 14 Acre park walking distance, with running track, Basketball court, Pavilion, restrooms. Tennis courts in another park about .50 away! ... more
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Chrissyg1028 asked:
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
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Wed Jul 27, 2016
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello,

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address by replying to this email and we will be happy to assist you.


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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address by replying to this email and we will be happy to assist you.

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Thu Jun 23, 2016
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