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Foreclosure in Peoria : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Melissa Stevenson answered:
Hi Kristin,
Unfortunately, until your are able to raise your credit score, I don't believe you'll be able to get a mortgage. I'd be happy to give you contact info for a few lenders I work with frequently though who might be able to guide you in ways to improve your credit score. Please feel free to email me directly.

Melissa Stevenson
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Wed Nov 18, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
This is getting more and more common...because some lenders will issue a pre-approval letter without ever checking credit. The listing agent is protecting her seller. Get pre-approved with the lender they specify if you really want the home.. It will take you ten minutes. Good luck! ... more
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Wed May 7, 2008
Sherry Christiansen answered:
If it is listed with a Real Estate company, a Realtor can take you through it. If not, you might call the bank who holds title and ask them about it. Also, you can take the address to the county tax assessor and get a property card that will give you square footage, age of home, etc. and tax records that will show you the tax assessed value. But remember, tax assessed value and appraised value are typically not the same as the two look at different things to get a value for the home.

You may also want to take into consideration the condition of the home and location when making an offer.
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Fri May 2, 2008
Renee Randitsas answered:
In our area, tax sales go on in Nov/Dec for Peoria county, you can get more information at www.co.peoria.il.us.
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