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Financing in Bucks County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Frank Dolski answered:
The best recommendation that I can make is to speak with a mortgage loan officer. They will give you the best advice and hopefully you will qualify.

Good luck!
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Members of the Reserves and National Guard, who are not otherwise eligible for loan guaranty benefits, are eligible upon completion of 6 years service in the Reserves or Guard (unless released earlier due to a service-connected disability). The applicant must have received an honorable (a general or under honorable conditions is not qualifying) discharge from such service unless he or she is either:
1. in an inactive status awaiting final discharge, or
2. still serving in the Reserves or Guard.

You can find VA mortgage guidelines directly from the VA at

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
No. You should fill out a buyers financial statement. Your realtor can provide.
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
Many areas give seniors a discount on real estate taxes. To check if yours does call the office of your local elected official. They will be able to answer that for you and if you can how to apply for it. ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Frank Dolski answered:
My recommendation is to contact 2-3 Mortgage companies to see if there are like answers to your question. i am not a mortgage person, but many factors are taken into consideration when a rate is quouted. What does your mortgage person say? ... more
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Sat Mar 17, 2012
Kim Rock answered:
I believe if he is working in the same field it should carry over, but I can't be 100% positive - I do have a lender I work closely with that I would be happy to put you in touch with to answer that for you. If you would like to talk more about this, I'd love to chat.. you can email me at, or call me at 215 740 5643.

I wanted to also let you know you can search the live MLS on my website, as well as set up a reoccuring search for new properties that fit your needs as they come on the market.
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Keith & Kinsey Schulz answered:
There's lots of people out there doing seller financing on mobile homes. Drive around the mobile home parks and look for for sale signs, and see if you can work a deal where the seller carries the financing.

Also, I should point out... a mobile home can be a great affordable place to live, but they are kind of like a car, they go down in value. You could make the argument, so does real estate. Although, the last 3 years of a loosing market have been a rare exception over the long term.
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Wed Aug 23, 2017
Alexander Shulzhenko, ePro answered:
Edward Dubinsky
Branch Manager
Office: 267-296-9309
Cell: 215-808-5353
Fax: 215-701-9198
Web Site:

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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Ryan Smith answered:
Hi Airborne,

VA typically has no down payment unless you have lost some of your eligibility on a previous VA loan. Points depend solely on each lender. Usually there is one point for loan origination and more if you want to do some buy downs. Contact a local VA lender in your area for some exact quotes. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Nov 15, 2011
Frank Dolski answered:
I have not heard this but I would suggest confirming this with another mortgage broker. Feel free to check my website and contact Christa Kusler from Mortgage Mobility with the same question. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
June K. Williams answered:
You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.
Your family made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country.
I had a buyer who was Surviving VA Benefits to get a VA Home loan.
There are some conditions to find out if you personal qualify contact the 1-800-827-1000

For more information contact your local VA office, access the VA website at, or call 1-800-827-1000
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Tracy R Robinson answered:
I would love to give it a shot and help you with a rental if you are still in need of one. My name is Tracy Robinson and I am a Realtor with Realty Mark in Southampton, Pa (Bucks County). I can be reached on my cell 267-600-8405. ... more
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Mon Apr 18, 2011

I'd be happy to assist you. I do no cost/no obligation pre approvals and will let you know where you stand the same day I receive your application. I can e-mail you an application if you would like. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. I'm a mortgage banker and am very good at what I do. Always feel free to call or e-mail.

Cell 610-457-7262
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Thu Dec 2, 2010
Jon Christopher answered:
Hi There,

Here is what I found:

Let me know if I can be of any help to you. Thanks!

Jon Christopher, Realtor
cell 267-342-1856
fax 888-752-7056
office (877) 994-6398 x371
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Sat Nov 6, 2010
Kim Tokar Team answered:
Yes it is possible to get it if it is not too low but you pay the price for it .with a higher interest rate

Really you should go to a credit repair and get it fixed so that you don't pay high interest rates. If you need some firms to help you do this email me at


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Tue Sep 27, 2011
Ian A. Wolf answered:
I think that you should first try where you currently bank, because often they have special rates for their current customers. In general I would stick to names you know bank or broker. Talk to friends, family, co workers for recommendations. Also, be very careful of fees. Rate is one aspect but fees is another. Pay attention to the APR which is going to be the true reflection of the rate when both are accounted for. A broker shops you package to many lenders, and so may sometimes be able to get you a better rate even with their fee. Do compare apples to apples and make sure yous compare Good Faith Estimates and not just what you are told verbally. Hope that helps. ... more
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:

Give Mike McKeown a call over at Allied Mortgage Group a call. 856-782-2740 is his office number or call his cell at 609-206-1973 and

He should be able to help you with a 203k loan assuming you qualify for that loan type.

Sean Dawes
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Sat May 15, 2010
Hello Shalena,

Legally you cannot knock down your house whilst it has a mortgage on it.
If your credit score is low you also may have a difficult time getting construction financing. The first thing that you need to do is speak to a mortgage lender as to what you need to do to qualify for a mortgage on the prefab home. Maybe they can suggest a good credit repair company. I can also recommend one if you prefer.
Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
215 674 9059
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You need to visit with any qualified loan officer(s) first, see if in fact you qualify, and have your credit score checked--their scoring is different--your loan officer will then be able to you a guess estimate as to a rate--keep in mind rates do vary and do change daily. ... more
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Sun Apr 25, 2010

It is difficult to tell without actually looking at your credit history. FHA does not want to see any mortgage lates in the last 12 months. You need to speak with an experienced mortgage broker who can put a game plan to gether for you.
If you can't afford the house you are living in you need to sell it now as continued late mortgage payments will only serve to hurt you chances of buying a house in the future,

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