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Asked 12/19/2009 03:06 am CT (Duluth, MN)

On May 17th, 2001 we entered into a contract for a construction loan with a local bank. We were going to clear ground, build a full foundation, and move our upscale mobile home onto a 40 acre parcel that we had purchassed (and paid for) a couple of years before. We were told that at the end of the construction loan term (90 day\'s) that it would be turned into a 30 yr. mortgage and insurance and taxes would be escrowed into the monthly payment. When we went in to sign the paperwork after the construction was finished and the home was moved onto the property, we were told that they were unable to secure a mortgage, but that they would carry a note for the total amount owed. At that time we were told that they would only carry the \"note\" for a period of twenty years, and that it would not include insurance or taxes. The \"truth in lending\" paperwork showed (at the time the construction loan was approved) that it would be a 30 year term and that they were \"able\" to service the loan. We were caught between a rock and a hard place, and were forced to accept their \"new\" terms as we did not have $125,000.00 in cash to pay off the construction loan which was now due! Although the payment\'s were quite a bit higher, we were able to make payments for several years, and every year they would continue the note. Lately, because of the lack of wok due to the economy we have fallen behind several times in our payment\'s, but have alsway\'s been able to catch up. 3 months ago, we received a letter in the mail after being only 27 day\'s late, that they would begin forclosure proceedings if we did not catch up our payments. We did, but are now living under the pressure that we will lose our home if we are late even a little bit late. They refuse to help us or even work with us. Is any of this even legal?

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Asked 08/19/2009 11:27 am CT (San Bernardino, CA)

My husband and I are on the mortgage note but my son/daughter-in-law on on the deed to a property purchased in 2006. We live in California and have experienced a decline in the valve of our home, approximately 133,000 upside down. Is it possible to sell the home to my son on a short sale? I understand it needs to be approved by loan company but I was told we could not sell on \"short sale\" to a family member.

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That is correct. And especially to one that is on the deed even though they are note on the loan. ...

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Asked 08/01/2009 08:10 pm CT (Aiken, SC)

IF I HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A USDA LOAN AND THE SELLER THAT I AM PURCHASING THE HOME FROM IS OFFERING TO PAY 3% CLOSING COST IF MY OVERALL LOAN IS 142000 IS THAT GOOD

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Asked 07/24/2009 07:36 am CT (Bayonne, NJ)

Hi, my name is Pete. I have a few questions. I am looking to purchase a condo in Manchester for $80K. I am inquiring as to your rates for a 30 year mortgage and as to if a 10% down payment is an option. Also, my credit is awful and I would need a cosigner, I’m 100% confident that my cosigner would be approved. With that assumption, would I still be eligible for an FHA loan?

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Asked 05/29/2009 06:17 am CT (Medford, MA)

I filed for chapter 7 August 2007 and dischaged on January 2008. I maintained my credit very well after the bankrabcy. My credit score from transunion is 732. Can get approved for a mortgage if I apply for it. Can you help me find a mortgage company that could approve a mortgage for me?

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Asked 05/13/2009 12:01 am CT (Modesto, CA)

im two years in a chapter 13 bankrupcy i have one year to go i want to buy a house california morg is trying to get me approved. but every lender is turning me down i missed a payment about 15 months ago. so i have 15 months of clean payment history.my credit score is about 640 is it possible to get a lender to take me.i make about 54000 a year

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On a FHA loan the requirement is at least 12 months of current payments to the trustee. you would ha...

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Asked 04/22/2009 10:37 am CT (Louisville, KY)

My husband and I are wanting to sell our home and buy another home in a nicer neighborhood. The house asking price is $199, we have seven thousand saved to put down... my husbands credit score is 652, I do not know mine, but it is probably really bad. Can he be approved for a 199 loan on his income alone of $50 grand? We will also more than likely take a loss on our house of $6 grand. Any ideas as of where to go for assistance on a down payment loan or if a lender will allow us to borrow more than the asking price to cover the loss in the current house. We are really clueless as what to do!! My income is $33 grand a year

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Asked 04/14/2009 02:23 pm CT (Altus, OK)

If a re-fi on a home loan is approved for 90k, while the need of the amount owed is actually only 88k, am I losing money in any way by taking the 90k amount and making an near immediate 2k payment that comes from the difference? Thanks

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Asked 04/03/2009 07:59 pm CT (Brentwood, NY)

I applied for a mortgage and was pre approved .My question by any chance last minute can the deny the loan?I will not be making any purchases or make any late payments on anything. Some people say last minute contract does not go through. What does this mean?

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Ana, Were you Pre-Approved by a bank or broker? If you fax me a copy of your initial pre-approva...

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Asked 02/28/2009 01:54 pm CT (ogden, UT)

I am married due to religous reasons I will stay married but I would like to buy my own home. I have been removed from my husbands mortgage. I have excellent credit have been approved for 150000.00 loan but due to the marriage lenders wont give me a fha loan what can be done?

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Traci - you're going to want an FHA loan. Did they give you reasons why you can't be approved for a...

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Asked 01/29/2009 06:55 am CT (New York, NY)

I have a credit score of 480 and my husband is 490, I want to be able to get approved for a mortgage for at least 335k. My husband makes 55k and I make 45k. I understand my credit score is crappy but there has to be someone out there to help me get a home.

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Not really. No conventional lender that I know of will offer a loan w/ those scores. The only opti...

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Asked 01/10/2009 09:08 am CT (San Francisco, CA)

We received an NAPF U.S. Loan Notification telling us that we were pre-approved for a 30 year fixed loan at 4.75%/5.00% APR. This is for a loan of up to $287,670. It states that it is not an ARM which, we would never consider. I've never heard of any such program and wanted to know if this is legitimate.

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It sounds as though you are being quoted a Conforming 30 yr Fixed Rate home loan and just about ever...

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Asked 01/07/2009 08:28 am CT (Hempstead, NY)

I want to buy a home and all my credit scores are above 750 and I own a business. Problem is, even though i make enough, I do not have all the proper documentations to prove all of my income. I also saved up about 17000 as a down payment. My question is, can i still get approved in this economy for a home loan with what I have? And if so, who is best to turn to? I am Twenty seven yrs old

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Hi Angela! Congrats on yoru business and being financially disciplined to save up the money. T...

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Asked 12/16/2008 06:18 pm CT (Albany, NY)

I purchased a home at a real estate auction with a 10% buyers premium. My bid price was $80,000 making the total purchase price $88,000 with the 10% buyers premium. I had to give a deposit of $5000 the day of the auction (earnest money). Now I am approved for a loan with a commitment letter but the bank will only finance the bid price of $80,000 instead of $83,000 which I owe the seller. They also want an addendum to the sales contract to state the total purchase price is $80,000 instead of $88,000. They say the buyers premium is a cost to the borrower. Most real estate auctions have a buyers premium. Is this right what this bank is doing, do most banks include the buyers premium for total purchase price like my contract is written?

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Asked 12/04/2008 10:57 am CT (Newark, NJ)

i am approved for a mortgage in california and i am buying the townhome i live in 4 months out of every year. i need to get the fha loan, so that i can get 3% down; this can be done by having a co signer.does the co signer have to be a family member, or can the person that i live with their co sign???? thanks

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Asked 10/13/2008 01:43 pm CT (Baltimore, MD)

My ex-husband and I on a mortgage and deed together. He abandoned myself and my son in 2007, and I have been paying for the house. Tried to refinance into my name, but couldn't get approved. He now has a case with the court, and I do not want to ruin my credit since I have been making all payments on time. What can we do??

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Olubusi; You will need to get a court order to have your ex-husband removed. Consult with a real...

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Asked 08/19/2008 08:09 am CT (Levittown, PA)

Sister and I on a mortgage and deed together. She moved out Jan. 2008 and I have been paying for the house. Tried to refinance into my name, but couldn't get approved. She now wants to file bankruptcy, but doesn't want me to lose the house or ruin my credit since I have been making all payments on time. What can we do??

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Asked 08/19/2008 08:01 am CT (Levittown, PA)

Sister and I on a mortgage and deed together. She moved out Jan. 2008 and I have been paying for the house. Tried to refinance into my name, but couldn't get approved. She now wants to file bankruptcy, but doesn't want me to lose the house or ruin my credit since I have been making all payments on time. What can we do??

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Asked 07/20/2008 07:46 pm CT (Ansonia, CT)

My husband and I are first time home buyers in search of someone who is willing to give us a chance. We have had problems in the past with bills ETC, but currently we have been very faithly in keeping all of our current bills paid on a timely manner. Combine we have a gross income of about $66,000 annually, and we have not been able to find some one who will assits us in purchasing our first home. My credit score right now is 560 and my husbands is about 570, my husband does have a judgement that was filed against him last year for about $3200 dollars that we have been making monthly payments of $100 dollars for the past 7 months on. We are only looking to be approved for a loan in the amount of $160,000. Please contact me and let me know if there is anything that you can do to assist us, I am even willing to apply on my own even if it means a lower mortgage approval.

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Asked 07/09/2008 04:59 pm CT (Huntington, WV)

I recently was approved for a VA home loan. When the paper work went to the underwritter I was required to write several letters. 1 explaining why I filed bankrupcy in 2002 2nd since I was retired What I was going to do to be sure I pay my bills on time/live within my means on a fixed income 3rd What I have learned from past derogatory credit history that will help me continue to make payments on time. Then they requested 3 months of bank statements on how I spent my money. According to the Veteran Admin website they should only hold bankrupcy against you if it is 2 years or less. My credit scores were in the 600's highist 658. They approved the intial loan application. But when the underwriter got it it was everyday want a letter treating me as a little kid. This company only does VA loans Can they do this? make you write letters, explain and prove how you spend your money?

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