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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Froggydays asked:
I have been approved for a USDA home loan for $125,000. My credit score is 748. I have two questions: 1. Can a USDA loan be used on a used doublewide with a permanent brick foundation on…
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

Unfortunately, we didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with the complete property address by replying to this and we will be happy to assist you.


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Sun Jan 17, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
The contract can't be cancelled without your signature. Having said that, you didn't fail to buy the house because of your Realtor. You didn't buy it because you failed to qualify. If your agent cut you loose so abruptly, there must have been a reason. The other parties did work on your behalf and they deserve to be paid.

Find out exactly what the issue is; call another lender and see if it's something that can be resolved. If it is, you can always submit a new offer on this house.
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Alicia Beth Bryan answered:
Not sure if you received any answers, but with a new mortgage the additional debt and the new credit inquires as part of the loan process will lower your credit score. As time passes and payments are made on time your credit score will change and improve. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Ray Bergey answered:
Amy, there are many different investore buying loans which have varying guidelines. You need to pre-qualify with a mortgage lender and ascertain any remaining adverse impact on your credit and credit score.

Start the process and continue to re-build yourcredit. It's a great time to buy!

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Thu Nov 21, 2013
Terry Stoddard answered:
A few years back, Greenville County started using Tax Appraisal Value of a property as a basis for calculating the property tax. Two percentages apply: 4% if the home is owner occupied and 6% if it is non-owner occupied like rental property for example. The disparity you ask about could have something to do with the size of the home thus the higher tax appraised value and the aggregate may include back taxes to make it higher. ... more
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Sun Sep 8, 2013
Christine House answered:
If your more specific about the community someone in the forum may have a more detailed answer.
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Joy Steverson answered:
In South Carolina a homeowners assessment is paid by property owners to their subdivision's homeowner association and is not a governmental entity. Before you buy a property you should always review the recorded covenants to see what you are getting into and what all of the common property is. Typically the amount of the initial assessment is spelled out along with rules on maximum rate increases.

These assessments cover the costs of managing and maintaining common properties - examples of the types of expenses are landscaping, repairs and maintenance to road access gates, the professional management company's fee, reserve funding for future capital expenses, etc. Some subdivisions have private roads and others have public ones. If your roads are private, there will be a line item in the budget to repair these and reserve funding to repave at a later date.

Also, don't be surprised if the developer has reserved the right to control the association until a substantial build out has occurred. This in itself is not a bad thing - they normally want to ensure that the property is maintained to a high degree until they are substantially sold out. Also, until a certain amount of properties are sold, the developer will frequently subsidize the association.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
gigioutz answered:
All units do not have stairs. The units in back with the private entrances and canopies are easy access uhits---all one floor. #118 and # 120 are on the market.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Nima Buva answered:
Here all the fellow agents are right. The homes are SOLD "AS IS" and there is no seller's disclosure regarding condition of the property. So you should have an agent exclusively representing you who is experienced in distressed properties. Both of you have to walk in with eyes wide open. Write down all the flaws in the home and consider those while submitting an offer. Hire very good and experienced inspector. Let me know if you need either one buyer agent or home inspector and I will be glad to help you. Feel free to call me at 864-634-8670 or contact me through Trulia. I am certified in representing in distressed property sale. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Teresa Smith-Giles answered:
Domsoccer of Simpsonville, SC,

There are many subdivisions that have been developed in the local area that might meet your needs. Also today there are some new home subdivions that offer excellent value. The best choice should include the geography, location, location, location; including the schools served by the property. I would be happy to discuss further all these variables and help fine your new home. Teresa ,
Or Txt me 8644834663.
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Judy Nolin answered:
Hi Mimi
I can refer you to several local mortgage lenders who will always TRY to do their best for a buyer. They are Have a Heart people and will work hard for you. Your lender is your best friend right now, you will know where you stand at least.
You may contact me at or 201-4022
Let's talk about your situation!!
Thanks, Judy
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Beth Wietrzykowski answered:
There are three ways to get taxed: homestead, regular (4%) and investor (6%). Homestead is a lower tax rate for persons over 65 years old or with certain disabilities and have a lower tax rate than 4%. These 3 rates explain the differences you are seeing.

I hope that helps!
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Erin Joseph answered:
Hi Matt, If you haven't found your home yet, give me a call and I'll help you get started on the path to Home ownership!
Erin Joseph
Keller Williams Greenville Central
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
peglawhorn answered:
what area is it in? Is the master on main? Does it have a garage, and if so is on the front or side?
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Rick Stroud answered:
Hey....finding a company to rent you a home for just a month will probably prove to be a challenging task considering the state of the market here. Some of the extended stay hotels might be worth checking into. If that isnt an options, shoot me a note, and we can explore some other options.

If i can help you in some way, dont hesitate to give me a call.


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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Cameron Keegan answered:
Buying your first home is always an exciting experience, and it should be a fun experience as well. My wife and I purchased our first home in the Simpsonville area 10 years ago, and then moved two miles down the road to our current home only 3 later. Over the past 9 years, I have helped more than 150 buyers and sellers, more than 60% of which either bought or sold in the Simpsonville area. So far in 2012, I have already helped 7 buyers purchase a home in the Simpsonville area. I am a Simpsonville expert, and regularly ranked a Top Buyer Agent with Prudential C. Dan Joyner's main office on Pleasantburg Drive.

I would be happy to help, and I promise to devote my full attention to you during the process.

Please feel free to email or call with any questions.

Cameron Keegan
Mobile: 864.238.7109
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Judy Buss answered:
Try some of these websites:,, or The sites may be a year back on data but it would give you a good idea. If you're still uncomfortable maybe the local police wouldn't mind a call if you know the specific area of Simpsonville or Mauldin. I'd hate for the police to get tons of calls but I'm sure they wouldn't mind a call once in a while since they would know the best. Simpsonville is a very popular area. People relocating and locals are very interested in the area, including Mauldin. Good luck. ... more
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Vicki Carl answered:
Yes,go show it.Depending on rather it is a short sale with cash or ss with hope to finance.It may not go thru so do your due deligience.

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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Kathleen Emde answered:
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