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Fri Apr 20, 2012
George Wolfgang answered:
You can get approved by any reputable lender. Here is the information for a lender I have used for my clients many times with excellent results:

Jeff Ballard
6301 NW 5th Way Suite 4500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Direct: 954.626.6464
Toll Free: 877.301.7912 ext 1100
Local: 954.626.6400 ext 1100
Fax: 954.626.6465
Cell: 954.218.3547
Gold Star Company Portfolio
NMLS#: 263553

If you are looking to buy in the Dade or Broward county areas of Florida then feel free to give me call. I would be happy to assist you further, good luck!
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Interview a few, get referrals from people you know who were satisfied with their agents, select someone with integrity, experience and who knows how to market your home and negotiate the deal.
All agents believe they can do this, but there are some who are just better and more experienced than others.
Consider that you are trusting them with the full value of your home in cash. If you wouldn't feel comfortable with them holding your money, why trust them with the keys to your home?
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Phil Rotondo answered:
Are you looking to Purchase or Rent?
Please let me know; and as a USAA Certified Realtor for Cocoa Beach I will be very happy to assist.
Phil Rotondo, Realtor, ABR, SRES, e-PRO
ERA Showcase Properties & Investments
8195 North Wickham Road, Suite #100
Melbourne, Florida 32940-8285
(321)-698-5893 [Cell]
(800)-780-7770 x-7878 [Office]
(321)-576-9623 [Fax]
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Michaels5509 asked:
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
Since you are a veteran, you should check out what USAA can do for you and your family regarding financing.
Check out
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:

I think we answered this question earlier today. As long as we have a good feel for your search criteria, previewing a home is not an unusual request.

By previewing, we can make your trip into Long Island much more successful.

Give us a call and we can discuss.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Don Maclary answered:
Your not far enough North:) Come visit Beautiful Virginia Beach !
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Thu Mar 8, 2012
Lisa LeQuire answered:
You may qualify on two fronts for both a financial hardship and a medical hardship. If you are not behind on your mortgage, you have almost every option available including the possibility of the HARP or HAP program. Call your Primary lender and ask if your mortgage qualifies for either of these remedies. If your lender says no, ask if they have an "in-house" program that might work. If you are already behind, ask about HAMP or an "in-house" HAMP.

All of these options may work if you want to keep your current home. If you don't you may be looking at the short sale option. Please make sure any realtor you consider is CDPE certified and has had several successful short sale closings. It is also to your benefit if the agent you select is local and familiar with specifics of VA loans/short sales.

Best of luck and let me know if I can help you or if you have anymore questions.

Lisa LeQuire, realtor #1398648
CDPE, Women in Distressed Properties (charter member)
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Kim Nwachukwu answered:
Not in my opinion - some of my most trusted lenders are mortgage brokers. 99 times out of 100 a good mortgage broker will meet or beat a mortgage banker's quote anyway. It's a competitive market - you should get more than one quote for mortgage services, from brokers and bankers, and then you'll have answered your own question! ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Fred Glick answered:
Yes, Carolyn, they do.

The VA has a very low foreclosure rate because, for one, they do have credit standards.

Talk with a qualified, NMLS licensed mortgage broker and go over your details wiith them.

Good luck!

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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Haike Abraham answered:
I am a member of the Pinellas International Council and have done business with Canadians and Europeans many times over. I am also experienced in selling Investment property. What do you have in mind? What are you looking for?
I am happy to help!

Haike Abraham

727 821 0603
727 403 0350
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Fri Jan 20, 2012
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Talk to them directly or call his/her manager. It happens a lot that we start working with a client and find out after the fact that they are a USAA client. Your agent should just have to fill out some paperwork to 'register' you but should still be able to work with you. ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Ron Thomas answered:
You might check with your local VA Office, (no point is not telling them),
But I'm sure that you have to be an owner/Occupant.
It might depend on their (or the Lender's) definition of Owner/Occupant:
Does it mean 6 months + 1 day, or does it mean 9-10 months out of the year.
Talk to them; they've got no axe to grind.

By the way, thanks for serving.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sat Feb 11, 2012
Myke Atwater answered:
Generally if it is not in a flood zone, you can plan on around 2000/year. If no flood required, you can purchase for an additional 300/year. Best bet is to call an independent ins agent in the area, and they are great at giving you a free quote on any property you have picked out. You can find Niceville Insurance Agency in Niceville in yellow pages, and they do a great job. Insurance will generally be higher on the south side of 98 since much of that is in higher risk zone and requires flood.

If I can help you locate a home, please let me know.

Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, SFR
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously; therefore start by checking with the bank you currently do business with, any smaller local bank, credit union, mortgage brokers. ... more
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Tue Dec 13, 2011
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hello Sam,

I'm sorry to hear that you and your family are going through this. Clearly the underwriter at the bank fails to understand what it means to be in a contract. Sadly, this is common in the industry. That being said, I would recommend that you speak with your Realtor and their Broker right away. Encourage your Broker to contact the Listing Agent and pass along an apology to the Seller's again. Ask the Seller's to please hang in with you because it would make no sense for you or the Seller to cancel the escrow at this point and start all over again. Point out that the problem does not center around you being in danger of being rejected for the loan, Rather the Lender is just working at their own slow pace. Unfortunately, you cannot push the bank to move quicker. Hopefully, your Broker's call will yield a little more weight and credability to the Seller's on your behalf. Good luck and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Warmest Regards,

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Sat May 30, 2015
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Alan May answered:
That's going to depend largely on your lender. Since you are recent ex-military, you might qualify for USAA membership. And since USAA serves primarily military clientele, nobody would understand military service better than they would, and they might qualify you for a loan.

USAA offers great loans and other products for military families. Check them out.

(and yes, I am a USAA-certified agent).
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Wed Dec 7, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
Did they give you a REASON?
They have to give you a reason,
something that you could do something about.

You would seem to have three choices;
Change your OFFER to $107,
Find a $107 house, or,
Find another Lender.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Nov 28, 2011
Linda Elkin answered:
Yes, some insurers will actually come to the house to advise you. I've worked with Frank Bliss at Farmers in Berkeley ( and Ruth Stroup in Oakland (
Good luck & Happy Thanksgiving!
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