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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Patty Pineda asked:
i have posted a listing and now i want to delete it. my unit has been rented i want to delte my listing or deactivate it
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Tue Jun 27, 2017
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Wed Mar 22, 2017
Durham.kendra answered:
My Loan Is Your Loan work with borrowers down to a 550 credit score for VA, FHA, and USDA loans. They have a direct lender who was able to get my loan closed fast. I would check them out. I worked with Brian Young at 2147973479 I would call him super easy and nice he helped before we completed an application.
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Sat Feb 18, 2017
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
Patty Pineda asked:
i deactivated my add on zillow, but on trulia and hot pads i do not see the option to deactivate my add. people still call me and email me. and my apartment has already been rented. i want…
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Tue Oct 20, 2015
Hello Teresa, yes you may qualify to buy on social security and with credit that is no good although that would need to be more defined. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program from a minimum 640 fico score up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

The purchase in Montebello start from 229k for 2bd 1.5ba townhome which is as low as $1,150 down payment with a minimum 640 fico score @229k. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to study and compare.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Tue May 26, 2015
J.J. Haro answered:
This property is active For Sale and has a new list price of $380,000. Montebello has many great neighborhoods and lots of homes that reflect pride of ownership in this great community. If you ever have a question about Montebello real estate, always feel free to contact me at ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015 answered:
You're being asked to leave because your boyfriend thought it was cool to bring a pound of weed in our home. You failed to mention he was a convicted felon on probation for narcotics who was just released in December. He attempted to start selling from my home until I called you out. It was the traffic of people coming through that gave you away. Your boyfriend continues to pee on the bathroom floor and on the outside of the bowl in retaliation for your eviction. You can't seem to flush the toilet, leaving your waste for the next person to flush. This is just nasty. Your cigarette smoke lingers into our home. Your boyfriend subjected us to toxic fumes, leaving my home permeated in gasoline. Both of you are creating an unhealthy, uncivilized environment. Your boyfriend is angry and hostile, F-bombing, cussing out loud as if were common. He's broken plant arrangements, dishes and the garage door. Between the two you, neither can pick up your dogs poop , again creating an unhealthy environment. The stench and flies has left our home in a disgusting condition. You both continue to throw your cigarette butts around my home. Putting them out on the exterior walls. Your recent drunken antics had your boyfriend cussing you out. Only to wrap up the night listening to you vomit. All of this could be heard. Neither of you are discreet. You're damn straight we don't mesh. I doubt anyone would want to share their home with you after knowing what you two really are. Two angry people with no self worth, no self-respect, no integrity, no class, no shame. You are NOT the victim here. ... more
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
The good news is that you are not alone. Many people have bad credit but a decent income. I would start by putting together your strongest package. You package should include: Pay stubs, bank statements, rental application, letter from current or previous landlord, references, credit report and an explanation of why your credit is the way that it is. It will be up to the landlord or property management company if they will take a chance on you. You can also offer to pay an increased deposit or several months in advance rent.

Best of luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic#01456982
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Gerald Vonberger answered:
You will probably have the best luck checking with a buyer's agent. You might be able to find some condos that aren't up for bids by yourself, but you'll probably have a better time with an agent. The reason is because sellers will often work with associations of buyer's agents and will advertise their properties only to those agents. It helps them in the screen process and it gives them a better visibility by people who might actually buy the property. I would start there and see what you can find. ... more
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Mon Jun 2, 2014
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Soila Thompson answered:
Hi ,

Please try the SOUTH of Ventura Blvd area and closer to Laurel Canyon, very nice close to everything and easy to get to Hollywood. Call me and we can put our heads together and find you and your son a nice place ... I know how it is. Actually MY son, Bob, handles the rentals, call him at 562-344-5626 !

Soila Thompson
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Your Old Friend answered:
there are very nice people out there just be care you can take out renters insurance take care
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Jack Tanner answered:
The only way to cash out is to sell it.

If you want "cash flow" you may rent it or do owner financing (Sell it, and become the lender) to create a monthly income.
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Melissa Krchnak answered:
This is tough. The best suggestion is for you to sell the whole thing since it would be difficult (but not impossible) to find a buyer for just your half. Let me know if you have any questions. ... more
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Fri Mar 26, 2010
Selling Buying Ryan answered:
If you are not working with an agent at this time, contact the listing agent of the property you are interested in.

I strongly recommend you to work with only one agent under
” Buyer Representation Agreement – Exclusive”.
This will give the agent the assurance and being more committed to you and working harder, because you assure the agent, that you willing to work and also purchase you’re Dream-Home with them.

Ryan Gussman, Realtor, SRES,e-PRO, SFR
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Thu Jan 21, 2010
Anne Kohls answered:
Hi Susy,

As a tenant/renter, you can't report your own rent payments due to the possibility of fraud. However, there are a few companies out there that for a fee can report your payments. You can find them on the internet but I do advise to check them out. If you are presently renting an apartment, the owners or management company my subscribe to this service already. ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Shel-lee Davis answered:
Please send me your contact information and I will send you the referrals. Thanks.

Shel-lee Davis
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
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Sun Mar 1, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
Michael,an investment loan will require at least 20% down. You will need a 2 yr. work history good credit & a steady income. The government programs that are out there are mainly geared toward first time homebuyers & helping people in trouble hold on to their homes. your plans sound good,but you will need to start saving & building up your credit for the future. In the meanwhile,educating yourself about the ins & outs of this is a great idea. If you scout around,you can probably find a lot of good info online without having to pay for it.

Good luck!
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