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Home Buying in Norton : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 8, 2016
Ruth_hynes asked:
Fri Dec 11, 2015
Campfire asked:
Hoping that there is another option besides demolishing garage.
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Holly Bowlin answered:
I am a Realtor and an attorney and I would love to help you find a home and assist you in getting a mortgage that works for your situation. I can say that I was able to recently buy a home through Navy Federal Credit Union, that was not VA or USDA, with no money down and no PMI. The trade off, my interest rate was a little higher than what i wanted, but i can refinance into a lower interest rate when the time comes. My specific lender is geared toward working with active duty military as well as veterans, so their terms are slightly more favorable for their customers, but we can investigate some options that would work for you to get you into a home when you are ready to move forward.

Please feel free to contact me or (508)317-1209
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Melissa Mancini answered:
Hi Lin,

I grew up in Norton and the crime rate compared to other close by towns is very low. In addition to speaking with the Police Department, there is also this great website available as an information source: ... more
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
Heath Coker answered:
Decide where you want to buy, then ask a real estate professional who they think is a good lender. Rates are so low that you can get hung up on rate. Getting the loan closed is most important - while keeping the rate competative. For example, there are loan officers leaving BoA because they are taking 120 days to close a loan. The loan officer who can close your loan will be known by the experienced real estate professionals in the area where you want to buy. ... more
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Wed Jun 1, 2011
Jim Simms answered:
The seller can not give you anything directly at closing, as mentioned below they can pay for closing cost and prepaid items. The number you tossed out of 10k sounds like it will cover those items and have maybe $4,000 or $5,000 left over. If you use an FHA 203b the lender is allowed to escrow up to $5,000 for repairs and that can come from the seller. The improvements need to be listed in the appraisal with a dollar amount assigned to each. I looked up the FHA loan limits for your area and it looks like most of the area is above $400,000 so that should work also. On this loan you do not need 5% for down payment, can be as low as 3.5%. good luck, hope this helps. ... more
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