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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Brad Davidson answered:
HI Jeremiah,

Check out me website at I have a program where I share my commission with my clients and you can use that money to pay your closing costs. My average client gets back about $7,000. I work with lenders who will contribute with credits of their own to save you more.

Give me a call for more information.


Brad Davidson
Broker - 01416432
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
I'm afraid not. If you want to use your income, then your credit score is counted...Hope you clean up your credit soon! There is something called rapid re-score which should help get your scores up a bit more quickly. Be sure to ask your lender about this. ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Typically between 3-5% of the purchase price.
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Tue Dec 25, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
There are currently $218 per month.
Merry Christmas
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Jerry Gardner answered:

I am very sorry to hear of your plight and I hope you and your kids will be ok. Go online and do a search for Section 8 housing for Orange County. One such place is Mercy Housing ( which lists rentals in Anaheim currently. I believe you will have to go through a Section 8 approval process but it is designed for folks in your situation.

I sincerely hope for the best for the three of you, and I will let you know if I run across anything else that might help.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Joseph Fleischaker answered:
Hi Bligh,

It all depends on if you are planning to finance your purchase or not. In terms of the purchase, you will have to fill out some IRS documents since you are a non-resident but there are no real restrictions for the purchase.

If you plan on financing the purchase, there are some restrictions but there are lenders that specialize in non-resident transactions.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Alex Vargas answered:
You can definitley try. You need to ask your agent to ask the listing agent for help. Or just have the seller fixed the issues. Most homes have termites, you just need to treat and continue treating as reccommended

Hope this helps..
If you need more advice please call for hassle free help.


Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors

(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Brad Davidson answered:
I'm an independent broker and have helped people before in these types of transactions. Give me a call and we can discuss what you need.

Brad Davidson
Broker - We Help-U-Buy Realty
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Fri Mar 8, 2013
Ritu Modha answered:

Sellers provide incentives nowadays that can be negotiated. Lenders provide step by step guide in pre-qualifying, an important step to purchase your home.

Keller Williams Realty provides a free book to first time home buyer that is comprehensive and an excellent guide.

Please provide your contact information in my website and I can mail you the book and help you purchase your home at an affordable price point with best incentives.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit with any licensed loan officer to determine qualification; FHA loans require 3.5% down...
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Thu May 17, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You made the committment to the Listing Agent,
It doesn't sound like there is anything untoward,
Yes, if the Appraisal comes in at $385, you should be able to walk.

Good luck and may God bless ... more
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Fri Nov 11, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Hmmm. A typical faucet runs at a little over two gallons per minute, so it's taking five to ten gallons of water to flush out your system at every use. I think that's pretty bad, and it's also wasteful.

I wouldn't drink that water on a cash bet, even after it clears up. I don't know what kind of rent you're paying, or how attached you are to this place, but if you're really thinking of staying there, then, at the very least, I'd wait for the water to "clear," fill up a small jar with it, and take it for testing. Maybe call Enviro-Chem and see if they'd test it.

All the best,
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Thu May 5, 2016
George Raymondo answered:
Yes it possible, I have just closed one for Canadian citizen. With 50% down you will have no problem, but don't expect a rate in the 4's. That's not going to happen. Best of I have seen with a clean International Credit and verifiable documentation is in the high 6's will be much higher if you don't want to show any of your documentation.

Best of Luck!
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Wed May 23, 2012
Carol Perdew answered:

Real estate fees are not set but something you have to work out with your listing agent. The short sale lender has to approve all the fees being charged. You can ask for an estimated buyers closing costs or HUD statement which itemizes all of the fees in the sale which is something the short sale lender will require. The title company can provide these documents.

You can go to for more information on short sales.

Carol Perdew
Prudential California Realty
(209) 239-7979
DRE 985176
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Sun Jul 24, 2011
Derek Nelson answered:
Good morning, I dont think that anyone can efficiently and effectively answer that question within 5000 characters. It really depends on a myriad of circumstances, how risk averse you are and what your short and long term objectives are. After gaining the details as to these (and other items) you will have a keen understanding of the approach you should deploy.

I would recommend seeking out a highly skilled and experienced professional that will take the time necessary to get you to where you want to be. In looking at my profile, if you feel that I may be that person for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Good luck in your endeavors. So long as they are well thought out and strategized, you will be succesful!!
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
chuck davis answered:
that is a great area.
what exactly are you looking for, there is a lot available.
condo, house, etc.
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Felix Hung answered:
If anyone I know can do this, I would say Rick Reza of Huntington Beach Mortgage could. He's my mortgage broker with 30+ years of experience. Give him a call. 7147138618 just let him know I referred him. You'll be impressed. ... more
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Mon May 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much will depend on the lender and the listing price, verses, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--what is your agent suggesting.
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Tracey Martin answered:
It depends on whether the approval letters were buyer specific. Many lenders/servicers approve the buyer as well as the offer. If the letters received for the last escrow named a specific buyer, then it could take weeks to get new letters. It is almost like starting over. If the letters do not specify a buyer and the offer is pretty much the same, then there is little or no delay. Ask the seller's agent if the lender's approval letters stated that their approval was only for a particular buyer. If they were, then ask if the agent has talked to the bank to find out what their process is when the buyer is being replaced. The seller's agent should be willing to share the information with you. My experience is that switching the buyer, when the first approval letter named a buyer, creates a delay, but it doesn't take nearly as long as it takes to get the first approval letter. ... more
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Daniel Del Real answered:
If you try to make sense of it you will go crazy. We along with millions have tried to figure out what these banks are thinking but cant make any sense of it. All banks report to different investors that have all completely different solutions and expectations when a home is in default. What I suggest doing is countering the bank back to your original price. If they don't agree find another property. Great deals are out there everywhere. If the bank is not willing to work with all parties then its pointless to beat the dead horse. Focus on outcomes you can actually control.

Best of luck
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