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Home Buying in Marrero : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Barocha13 asked:
My bank is quoting me $10,000 in pre-paids and closing costs on $151,900 house. Is this high? Everyone I ask states that it seems high.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Paul answered:
Let help you answer the Rent v Buy v Invest question for yourself and your unique situation re: Your monthly rent expense option v house purchase price You would like to buy + all its associated costs like closing/title/mortgage interest/RE taxes/HO insurance/utilities + maintenance costs/broker selling commission/capital gains taxes/and more! is educational, in-depth, and easy to understand for first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Caliloupe asked:
What would be my best course of action. I'm 51, with a 5 year old child, on disability and never married and would be a first time home owner.
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Patrick Campbell answered:
YES. i CAN HELP YOU. aT PRESENT, i KNOW OF 6 DOUBLES AVAILABLE IN $110k to $249k min Marrero. Please call me @ 504-460-9055 to discuss your situation. Thanks, Patrick Campbell
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
ian cockburn answered:
Alot depends on your overall financial picture:
1) How much cash do you have?
2) How much income do you have?
3) How much 401k, etc. do you have and can you get to it?

Beyond a downpayment you need $ for insurance, taxes and trips to Home Depot once you purchase any home.
Your best bet at your age, if you can get through answering 1-3 with enough money is find yourself a double. This way you have income now, and by the time your kids goto college you can afford it.
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Sharon Dicarlo M answered:
You should really get some advice from a local income tax professional. They can tell you how to structure the deed so that you may take the tax exemption for the mortgage interest and taxes on the property, which it sounds like you are paying. This has nothing to do with being a first time homebuyer. It is too late for you to claim the first time homebuyer credit which expired in would have had to close on the house in your name before that date. You can however, itemize your income tax return. Talk to a tax professional soon. You will want to make any neccessary changes before the tax year is over. ... more
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Mon Oct 4, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask your question again--or--keep in mind that any local agent(s) can help you with information, schedule a showing, etc., contact any realty office(s) and inquire--you don't necessarily need to go through the listing agent. ... more
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Kendra - I really have to second what Don said.

What you need right now is not financing, but to work on those scores & repair that credit..... come up with a budget to get out of debt, and save money........ and a way to get those scores up. Saving for a down payment, as well as having some savings as a cushion, is really important, as there is more to home ownership than just paying the mortgage and taxes.

Don't even try to put yourself on financial thin ice until you have a solid foundation.

Best wishes........
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Katherine Racine answered:
Our firm runs the credit reports from the 3 agencies. The fee is $25.
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