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Fri Feb 10, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
No, that's not true. The house was collateral for the loan. The bank took back the house in lieu of money.

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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Rodgersmeredith asked:
I am a first time home buyer my lease is up June 29 of this year and I am looking for a condo or townhome in the Rockford Illinois, area. How soon should I start looking for properties,…
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Sat Jan 21, 2017
Paula lowery answered:
Live is south florida. Credit score is around 660-700. Looking for a lendor to assist me financially of 55-70 thousand. Monthly income is 3000.00
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Isaiah Y. answered:
Try contacting Home Loans For All. We've sent quite a few clients to them and they've been great. I believe they even have lenders who offer a 100% financing FHA loan. You can reach them at (888) 540-0280. I'll include their website as well. Hope this helps!

Best of luck!
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Afbau asked:
possible. We are from Spain and we are coming to Rockford to work for 4 months as stewardess for Norwegian airlines, from Jan until end of April.
We need to find a house/apartment a.s.a.p.
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Kricker13 asked:
I already have one. It is listed but I need to update that we put $50K into this house. How do I make sure that the house is updated versus what it was bought for at $143,500 in Nov of…
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Eve Benton answered:
Can you provide clarification? Who approved your for a VA loan? That should've been a lender. If you mean that you have your VA certificate of eligibility?
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Barbara Orlikowski asked:
Can we sell 'As Is" or do we have to make the costly maintenance repairs before we can put on the market?
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Sat Mar 26, 2016
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Mon Mar 7, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Trulia is now owned by Zillow. Trulia never had a way for FSBOs to list their home. That's why you have to list on Zillow, but it will eventually show up here, I believe.
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Wed Jan 6, 2016
Michael Decman answered:
Will go as low as 580 on an FHA approval.

Mike Decman
Cherry Creek Mortgage
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
I would walk into a couple of offices near where you want to live and ask for someone that is available and see if you get along ok and if they tell you any hard truths. You could also pickup the phone and see who answers before it gets to voicemail. That is an indication on how well and easy you can communicate. ... more
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Mon Dec 28, 2015
Brian.young answered:
Licensned in 43 states not just CA, I work for a direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers conventional, FHA VA, and USDA loans. The best part is unlike lendingnetwork we keep your info private not broker it out and we go below 580. Are lowest score we accept for government loans are 550 when most lenders require a 620 and brokers a 580. You have to have two years of income with a score over 550 with bankruptcies discharge date 2 years and over. We have basic guidelines and a pretty easy process. Feel free to text me or call me anytime up to 10:00pm Eastern with any questions.
Brian Young 214-797-3479
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Anthony Cavalea answered:
If you go into the rental search and then click "all amenities," some of those things will pop up.
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
You could check with your attorney and see what she advises on giving them the Deed in Leiu of Foreclosure, doing a Short Sale or bringing the difference to the closing.
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Sounds like refinancing to get your interest rate and payment down are a good idea, but not sure about turning your truck note at 0% for probably less than 5 years into a 30 year debt.

You're also paying a higher mortgage interest rate for a "cash out refi". Have you looked at simply a "rate/term" refi?

Look at your other options here, sounds like you're on top of your budget, so that's good. Look at just rate/term refi for 30 yrs, 20 yrs and 15 yrs, plug the numbers into your budget and see what that looks like.

Good on ya for doing your research!
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
you need to ask an attorney, a question that should be raised is whether the current owner or lender has title insurance.
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Michael Decman answered:
John Wisch Remax 815-980-2848 straight answers from start to finish. Good Luck
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