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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, you can use a USDA loan to buy the land and new manufactured home.

I would need more info to know if you qualify.

You are welcome to get in touch with me if you have other questions or would like help with this. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to contact a real estate agent who can search the MLS for you.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
What was wrong with the appraisal? You neglected to tell us anything about the appraisal.
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Kimberley Anne Thornton answered:
As a full time Realtor, based in Oneonta, I completely agree with your assessment of the long term rental market in Oneonta. The situation is frankly, deplorable. Most local landlords prefer to rent to students, who pay in advance and leave during the summer, at which time the landlord can either pursue the baseball rental market as an outlying area to Cooperstown, or do capital improvements on the unit. Compounding the problem is the fact that home prices are low, therefore, most long term residents who can afford to buy a home, do that.

Due to these unique set of circumstances, affordable long term rentals are few and far between in the City of Oneonta. Craigslist and local drive around offers (watch for signs,) are out there, but the market is competitive and you must be ready to move quickly. Surrounding areas, such as Davenport have more offerings at often at better prices.

A licensed Realtor can help you in your search, as we often are aware of pre-market opportunities. There are several local real estate offices who can help.

Kim Thornton
Licensed Realtor
RealtyUSA, Oneonta
75 Market Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 222-8571
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
James Deskins answered:
The first thing I would do is stop messing with Quicken Loans and call a local lender. People who work the phones/computers at quicken are merely order-takers. Find and experienced, professional local lender who you can sit down with and get answers to your questions. BTW, the down payment for FHA on that size loan should be about $2000, not $7500. Like I said, quit messing with on-line lenders. ... more
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Brittany.woodward1219 asked:
I am trying to get a $50,000 mortgage on a house. I was denied by one Modular Home company as I did not have long enough lines of credit. My scores were 616,636 and 646. My gross monthly…
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Maria Graham answered:
There are three approaches to determination of property value: the cost approach, the market sales comparison approach, , and the income approach. These approaches are based on three aspects of value:

The value indicated by recent sales of comparable properties in the market, with adjustments for age, condition, and other characteristics

The cost of reproducing or replacing a property minus accrued depreciation

The investment value represented by the net earning power of a property based on the capitalization of the income stream.

Generally accepted procedure is to utilize as many of the three industry accepted approaches as possible in an appraisal. Choose the most appropriate as the principle method for the specific appraisal situation, and apply the other valuation approaches to support the final value estimate.

There are situations where only one or two approaches may be used. For instance, an owner-occupied residential property is not likely to produce rental income that could be capitalized into an estimate of value through use of the income approach. So, the sales comparison or cost approaches might be more appropriate. Vacant land has no cost of improvements, so the cost approach would not be an appropriate method for that situation.

Specialized properties do not typically change hands enough to generate comparative sales, so the cost or the income approach might be more appropriate in your case.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Suzanne Darling answered:
There is usually an "unsubscribe" button to click at the bottom of the email. I hope that helps. If you are looking to buy or sell Real Estate in the Oneonta area please look me up.

Sue Darling
Century 21 Chesser Realty
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Roland Vinyard answered:
It is not uncommon for an appraiser to miss things or to count incorrectly though usually the things missed as much smaller than this. You can ask for an amended appraisal, pointing out what you feel are its inaccuracies. In my experience only a few of these requests are honored with a re-appraisal. But they will surely speak to the appraiser to get his take on it. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Unless the flooding has been properly and professionally remediated you could be entertaining a pack of trouble.....our best recommendation is to proceed with caution and take every percaution to protect your interests.

The fact that it wasn't disclosed may be an indication that the seller has something to hide....

Good luck,

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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Maria Graham answered:
Call me 607-431-2540 ext 106...I may have a place that will work for you.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
e-mail an aquaintance of mine,
I recommend him very highly;

shane Milne

good luck and may God bless
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Wed May 4, 2011
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Hi Aimee,

My goodness-- usually the tax assessment is much lower than market value so you have good reason to be concerned. I have appealed two recent appraisals and WON both appeals. At the very least your agent needs to correct the inaccuracies and find comps that meet lenders standards--i.e. square footage much be within an acceptable range to the subject property and must within a certain proximity.

Best of Luck,
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question and attach a link or give an address so that your question may be answered as it applies to the particular property--or-- keep in mind any agent can help you, contact any local realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask. ... more
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Fri Oct 16, 2009
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
To close your property the taxes have to be prorated until closing. These costs are your responsiblity for as long as you own the property. A short sale is when the lender authorizes the sale indicating that the lender will accept the short fall as a loss. Thus if you have 100000 mortgage total debt including taxes and insurance and when the short sale is authorized net proceeds are 85000 . This leaves a short fall of 15,000. The bank allows the sale to close short these funds being a payoff less than full/settled amount.

Depending on the banks policy,the bank may after the short fall via a defeciency judgement other banks may just process the payoff as a settled account. Both effect your credit report but a short sale is looked more favorable than a foreclosure.

If you want more information about foreclosure/credit issues/short sales and modification please check out my web site.

Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Metro Milwaukee
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Frank Macak answered:
Hi Cherokee Williams,
I wish you all the best in getting the financing for a house. If you do get the financing and find a house, you will probably need a home inspection. I am a licensed home inspector in the area. Because you you are only 16 with a baby on the way , I would like to offer you a discount of 50% off my standart fees. Save my number for when you need an inspection. Just remind me when you call, or tell my wife Hildy who answers the calls when I am in the field, that I promised you 50% off the inspection fee. My number is 607-829 2992
Good luck and God Bless.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008
Jesse C. Turnquist answered:

There are a number of factors that will affect the ability for you to refinance now, most importantly value of the home compared to neighboring properties and your documented ability to repay. If you bought your home in September using a down payment, most likely you will have equity available. Lenders are more conservative now than on how much risk they are willing to take, including most likely your current lender...if they are still in business. As an independent broker and correspondent bank, we have the ability to marry you up with the ideal lender for your individual situation with the lowest fees in the industry. Please get in touch with me at your convenience.
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