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Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Is it beneficial to resign a 30 yr mortgage after living in the house 4 years? Will losing years benefit us in the future?
It is like restarting a race but it depends if you need the payment relief.

You can get a 25 (or even a 26) year mortgage at the same rate as the 30 but the monthly savings may not b ... more
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Jerry Kensin…,  in Harrisburg, PA
Jerry Kensinger answered:
If my current mortgage is more than what my house is currently worth can I not look into a 15 year fixed rate?
Hello. Thank you for posting your question.

For any conventional mortgage, you can typically only refinance up to 95% of the appraised value. There are however program that will al ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Need out of high mortage and association dues and into something lower!
Your first 2 steps should be to contact a local agent who specializes in listing homes like yours and see what they can sell it for. Next meet with a local and trusted loan officer who ... more
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Gary Forro, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Gary Forro answered:
What can be done if appraisal is rejected by underwriting because they did not like the comps? I paid $600 for the appraisal.
Hi Tony,

Did you get a copy of the appraisal?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Financing in 17112
Phil913, Home Buyer in
Phil913 asked:
How to get a residential land loan in the Harrisburg area? Lenders? We are looking to buy improved land in the Harrisburg area however are struggling to find finacning options and lenders. Any suggestions/ideas?
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
will usda waive the requirement whereby the well must be 50 feet from the septic if the lot is too small and cannot accomodate such distance?
My experience with USDA is that they have many rules and have few that they bend, break or ignore. My guess is no.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Financing in Harrisburg
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Despite having 10.1% equity, credit scores greater than 740, proof of insurance, etc., I was denied mortgage insurance on my condo. What should I do?
Jeff, what you should do is go find another condo.

All the best,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Financing in Harrisburg
Cindy Armour…, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Cindy Armour-Helm answered:
I need an agent and or a lender that knows about the Section 8 homeownership program in Harrisburg Pa, please.
Am familiar and would be happy to assist. Please email me
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Financing in Harrisburg
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
I need 80-85% LTV to refi an investment property in PA. No one is going above 75%...Can anyone help?
Hello Kvgorman,

I have local lenders in Bucks County that will go to 80% even on cash out but not for properties in Harrisburg.
Check your local banks. You will find someone that wi ... more
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Jeremy Jordan, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jeremy Jordan answered:
looking at a home, possible mobile with addition, what are financing possibilities?
If the home was built after 1976 and it is on a permanent foundation then you should be able to get an FHA loan on it if the property meets all of the other criteria. I would check with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 8, 2010 Financing in Harrisburg
Everard Kort…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Everard Korthals answered:
Refi w/cash out or wait?
.If you refinance now and do not have to pay a penalty for early termination , you still will have a REFI cost to go to a new loan. The $20,000 cash needs to be invested very safely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Financing in 17112
William Rudge, Real Estate Pro in Boiling Springs, PA
William Rudge answered:
why is it beneficial to close an FHA mortgage at the end of the month?
Paul the only benefit to closing at the end of the month is that it requires less out of pocket cash when dealing with your prorated items such as taxes and of course on the amount of m ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Do you think interest rates will go up next year?
Wish I had a crystal ball so that an accurate answer can be given--unfortunately none of us knows--we do know current rates are very good, and if you qualify, you can take advantage of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 28, 2010 Financing in 17112
Demetrios Ko…, Real Estate Pro in Harrisburg, PA
Demetrios Koutsokostas answered:
Two days before closing and bank is changing rates? Can they do this?
Your loan officer should have locked in your rate by now and told you exactly what it was. If not, shame on them. If not locked, then it can change but that doesn't mean you have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 25, 2009 Financing in Harrisburg
Infinity Rea…,  in Saratoga, CA
Infinity Realty Network answered:
i am looking at moving to harrisburg from england and i would like to enter the buy to let market,
Your best bet is contact a Realtor, or interview a couple. If you are buying as an investment make sure you communicate as much as you can to the Realtor that you choose what your goals ... more
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