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Rental Basics in North Hollywood : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Hello Robb, you may qualify for FHA or VA financing two years after a BK from 3.5% down and minimum 580 fico score. FYI, you may qualify ONE DAY after a short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu with 20% down.

You may qualify to buy easier than renting. Do you have down payment and closing costs saved or do you need down payment and closing cost assistance programs? You may qualify to buy with minimal out of pocket expenses like the first, last and security of any rental deposits.

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.

If you are buying a primary residence you could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. 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 424k.

You may consider primary residence 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The purchase in North Hollywood start from 190k for 1bd 1ba condo, from 235k for 2bd 1ba condo and up and the single family homes start from 400k for 2bd 1ba home.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012
John Byers answered:
That depends on the type of financing, type of building, and whether one of the units will be occupied by the owner. If it's a 1-4 unit building and the owner is occupying one of the units, you should be able to write off the mortgage interest. The topic of the 'fiscal cliff' addresses whether we will still have the mortgage interest deduction so let's pray both parties reach an agreement soon! :) ... more
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