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Fri Mar 6, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
Every foreclosure case is different. I'd recommend talking to the real estate agent and the attorney to see if the tenant has to pay for the cleaning and dumpster cost. It's in everyone's best interest to have the house cleaned as quickly as possible, so they should let you know. ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

Only the banks know the answer to that question and each bank is a little different in their approach on how they market their properties. Some banks sell them in bulk, some will fix them up in hopes of getting more money for the property. The banks are releasing them slowly to stabilze the market and it seems to be working because inventory has tightened and values are increasing.

We all hear rumors of how much inventory they have and are holding back, but no one knows the exact extent of how much inventory they are holding. I personally heard some substantial numbers and often wonder where are all of these homes?

When a nice foreclosure hits the market, there usually are multiple offers with many offers going over asking price. One example for me is a foreclosure that was listed at $60,000.00 and we bid $79,000.00 (CASH) and we still lost the offer. So low inventory drives prices up.

Thank you,

(248) 379-6547
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Janet Finley answered:
I find Trulia to be a strong competitor in the market and responsive to my clients' needs.
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
knvprincess143 answered:
What can I expect to happen now?
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Could be forever, bank is in a power position here. Sorry for the news.
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Thank you so much! We appreciate you helping keep our community informed, keep us posted if you learn anything else.

Ali, Community Manager
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Sat May 26, 2012
Joe Bertera answered:
I don't see 2147 Norton currently listed on the market. I see it went to foreclosure back on 10/12/11, but it has not hit the market yet. If you provide me your email address I can setup an alert for you when it does come on the market. I can also help you search for other homes in the area.

You can call, text, or email me anytime with questions.

Thanks. Joe Bertera. 248.521.6443
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Robert Smith answered:
Generally, fixer uppers won't qualify for any loans except a rehab/renovation loan. Homepath loans are good but you'd have to qualify for a conventional mortgage (higher credit score). There is an FHA 203K loan, but requirements may be tough to not possible for a rental proeprty. If you need a couple of experienced lenders to talk to about your specific situation, feel free to contact me. ... more
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

You can try a different lender, I have heard of a few lenders who will lend to clients with a credit score as low as 580 now. Every lender is a little bit different. But your credit score isn't all that is necessary to qualify for a mortgage. There is more to it than that.

Email me if you would like a couple of contacts that may be able to help you, my contact information is below.

Thank you,

Elias Realty
(248) 379-6547
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Fri May 4, 2012
Stephen Connolly answered:

I can give you an entire litany of questions, being a builder and Realtor myself. I would first make sure you are working with a Realtor as a buyers agent. This is your buffer between you and potential problems. I can give you additional answers to questions and problems that may arise , if you email me . Best Regards, Steve ... more
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Thu May 26, 2011
Cicely Brookover answered:
Double check - MERS probably has already transferred interest back to bank who will be doing the foreclosure. Yes, if MERS "did" the foreclosure, it probably is null and void and someone (bank) will be starting the process all over. ... more
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Tue May 10, 2011
BXT AXT answered:
California is a big area and real estate like the weather is regional. If you are interested in San Diego County I have a blog with graphs going back 30 months for different segments of the market, see link below.

Ben Altman
Century 21
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Sat May 5, 2012
Karen Paytas answered:
Hi Patricia:

Lenders today are looking for credit worthy clients. Have to established credit in the past??? Will your current landlord give you a letter for verification of rent paid? Utility bills, phone bills and ever auto insurance can be used to verify credit.
Try contacting:
Eric Veronica
Mortgage Client Service Consultant
Citizens Bank
39520 N. Woodward Suite 101
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
248.430.1268 (office)
248.430.1279 (fax)

Maybe he can assist you.

Good Luck,

Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
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Thu May 9, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
What do you mean "approved"? Did you write a contract and waiting to hear back if your offer was accepted? Are you using a Realtor? He/she should be able to tell you. Or if you're wondering if your loan has been approved, then you should be asking your lender. I don't think anyone on this site will be able to help without being a party to the transaction. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Dec 4, 2010
Mike Malvey answered:
620 is the magic number now for those loans and it's possible that they may increase in the near future. You could meet with a lender that will guide you in the proper direction to get your credit up to where it needs to be. Lenders can show you what actions will raise your score and by how much and about how long that will take. Make sure to get a reputable lender referred by family, friends or an experienced realtor in your area. ... more
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:

As you know people change their miind all of the time, so there's no way of telling....but in a properly executed real estate transaction both the buyer and seller';s rights should be protected. This is accomplished through the involvement of professional services provided by realtors and attotneys.

Be sure your best interests are protected by a contract that clearly spells out the terms of your "lease purchase" agreement.

Best wishes,

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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Thom Colby answered:
Amy -

If your lender calls you back they should be able to answer yoru question best. You should also use your REALTOR to help you with this issue. FNMA has been terrific to work with and they certainly want properties sold to owner-occupants. If your lender doesn't return your calls, contact the Title Officer.

Your REALTOR can assist you best.

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner & Certified HAFA Specialist
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
Moving Lives Forward (TM)
We NEVER DOUBLE-END a Transaction in our Brokerage. It is never beneficial to the Seller or to the Buyer and it is only beneficial to the Agent.
888-391-5245 Direct Cell
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Joseph Jones answered:
Hello Margo,
Without viewing the home it's impossible to say whether or not the home will require a substantial amount of work. Just because a renovation loan is available does not mean the property needs work. I would suggest you connect with a Realtor in your area so you can view the home in person, and determine if the home is worth pursuing. You need to act quickly, as Homepath is currently offering a 3.5% incentive (to be used toward closing or appliances) if you're able to close the deal prior to June 30, 2010! Call a Realtor in your area today! ... more
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