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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
You and your new spouse would be buying the home from your ex and not refinancing. Why a lender wouldn't assist with this doesn't make sense if you qualify.
Finding an investor to do what you suggest has to make sense for the investor, which means that its going to cost you. You might be just as well off to start fresh in another place with your new spouse, sell this home and buy what you can afford together. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2015
Trevolyn Haines answered:
'Some evictions' as in more than one?


It is bad enough to have one on your record but more than one will indicate to a landlord that you are TROUBLE.

You may try to offer a larger deposit and a letter of explanation as to why you were evicted and show how you have been working to change your habits so it doesn't happen again.

Also try you local housing agency; you maybe able to qualify for some assistance programs.

Good luck.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
laweagle answered:
You can apply for a loan mod while your home is for sale. I don't think it's a good idea - you're trying to straddle two incompatible choices. Better to decide now - keep the home or sell the home, not both.

Some lenders still require that you be in arrears while the loan mod is in process. I don't think stopping all payments is a good idea (my two cents).

First determine if you qualify for a loan mod. Some loans cannot be modified, and certain lenders do not modify loans. Caution: if you have equity, be aware that lenders have lied to their borrowers in the past while continuing a foreclosure, only to pull the rug out from under them at the last minute and foreclosure on the home.

If you're not in foreclosure, go ahead with the loan mod app. Worst thing they can do is say no. But don't let them tell you to stop paying or trying to sell - it puts you in worse shape with fewer options.

I'm a BK attorney in AZ and CA and I've had experience in this area for many years.

Good Luck!
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Bianca Bennett answered:
Here is more info about the property, unfortunately is no longer available. I can help you find outher similar property if you would like. Feel free to reach out!

Follow this link to see the page:

Click to view listing(s)
This link is valid until 4/26/2014.

Residential Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Mario Micheli answered:
I can help you with the City-owned Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Up to $15,000 in assistance and no competition with investors. Give me a call to discuss.

Mario Micheli
Nextage Realty Professionals
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Mario Micheli answered:
I work with a lender that can loan again the day after a short sale or foreclosure with 25% down, six months of reserves, and only a 600 FICO. Give me a call to discuss.

Mario Micheli
Nextage Realty Professionals
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Debbie Nieman answered:
You may want to pull the tax records and see what they cost is associated with that and always find a good agent in the area and ask them to pull comps. I have a number of contacts with other agents in the San Francisco market, so please let me know if you'd like me to refer an agent to you.

good luck

Debbie Nieman
Keller Williams Sonoran Living
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
bev.larson answered:
Thanks for your time...I did contact an ins agent and got the answers....
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Thu May 24, 2012
Donald Stevens answered:
Replacement cost are based on many factors. Age of home, architecture style, upgrades inside and out, roof type, how many floors, type of counters, types of sinks, etc. Two homes right next to each other with the same square footage and built by the same builder will still have different replacement costs. We write a lot of insurance policies and we have to use special software to calculate replacement costs.

The generic number by the way is $150. That is never accurate but gives you a VERY rough idea at what you would be looking at for replacement cost. Don't forget, attached garages will increase your replacement cost because they are considered part of the home since it is attached.
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Mon Nov 1, 2010
Jason Whaley answered:
If you don't get at least 5-10% down, you are crazy!!! There is a reason these guys can't qualify for financing. If they want you to quit claim the house to them after a certain amount of time, it is smart for both parties if you have a good amount of consideration, because once they are in title for at least 6 months, they can refinance the house and cash you out. It is way easier to qualify for a refinance than a purchase, but I would contact a lender regarding that option. You can certainly quit claim it to them, but I would stay on title too for now. Good luck, ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Mr.P answered:
Hello Patricia,

After speaking with your son whom said you were looking to purchase your current home from a friend, I would recommend that you pay for a appraisal, in which the appraiser actually walks through and measures the home, you also may want to consider a home inspection, that is really not a Land lease area however make sure

You can start looking here

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Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602)542-1539 FAX (602)542-1598
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Now don`t get cheap on your investment, spend the 3 or 4 hundred, it could save you a bundle.

Good Luck
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Mon May 11, 2009
Cathey East answered:
There's really not much that you, as the buyer can do right now. I would suggest communication with your agent regarding the status and what he/she is getting from the listing agent as to any communication with the lenders.

You have every right to expect your agent to be in frequent communication with the listing agent and to be updating you on a regular basis. Your agent has every right to expect the listing agent to be in frequent communication with the lenders and title company and to be updating your agent on a regular basis.

It is IMPERATIVE in a short sale situation that there is good communication between all involved parties. Lenders do not always cooperate with responses to the listing agent, but the listing agent certainly should be doing his/her best to stay on top of things and communicating this to your agent, who in turn, should be keeping you informed.

Short sales can certainly try your patience as a buyer, but the rewards really can be worth it. They can also be a blessing--you don't have as much competition for the property as you do with a lender-owned and you can often get a great deal on a good property. If this is the house you want, just hang in there and try to keep a positive outlook.

This too, shall pass and at some point, you will be enjoying the home you really want.
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Sun Jan 25, 2009
Paul Welden answered:
Hi Cynthia,

This home is actively marketed for sale with a current listed price of $114,900. It's a bank owned home.

The inaccurate information you received about it being a phantom listing is a perfect example of why you'll be best served by working with a Buyer's Agent. Also, certain homes may not qualify for the type of loan you may get for your home because of their condition, chain of ownership, etc. So, allow a Buyer's Agent to help you & you'll have all the information you need.

Buyer's Agent
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