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Asked 09/19/2009 01:03 pm CT (Los Angeles, CA)

My husband purchased a property in north las vegas a few years ago with a friend. The house went into foreclosure. My question is, can the bank come after me even though I am not on the mortgage or the deed? We were married when he purchased it.

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Asked 08/23/2009 11:10 am CT (Germantown, TN)

My daughter and her husband are separated - he left the house about 4 months ago. He has not given her any support since he left. They have a house with a loan of approximately $322,000 - a mortgage payment of $2,200 principle and interest only. The tax appraisal on the house is near the load amount. Taxes and insurance would add approximately $500 more per month. She has been laid off from her job and has applied for unemployment - should draw about $230 unemployment pay plus $1500 per month child support ($750 after 9 more months as the oldest child will turn 18). Husband is self employed but tells her that his business is down and he is now only drawing one pay check per month ($500 net). He also works part time and makes approximately $1,200 per month. Medical insurance for him and my daughter currently comes out of the part time money ($100 per month). He has told her that he will take her off the insurance in December. He also just purchased a new care through the clunker campaign. My daughter's name is on the deed to the property but not on the mortgage. She has managed to keep the payments current until this month but she can no longer pay the full amount. When she contacted the mortgage company regarding a loan modification she was told that they did not qualify because they were not behind on their payments. She was told that she should try to refinance and try to sell the house even if it was a short sale. Husband wants to let the house foreclose - she does not - he has not agree to put it up for sale. Questions are: 1. Does he have to agree to put the house up for sale or can she do it on her own? 2. Does foreclosure affect her credit? 3. Does she have any obligation to pay the mortgage payment? He continuously tells her that she is as responsible for the payment as he is since her name is on the deed. 4. The loan company told her that foreclosure proceedings would not begin until the payments were three months behind. Is that true? In other words, if she makes a partial payment, say $1,000 per month, will the house ever go into foreclosure? She wants to do the right thing but needs whatever assistance is available to her - what are her options? This is a case of someone not being able to afford the amount of money that was loaned to him.

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Patricia, If, in fact, your daughter is not on the mortgage then she is NOT responsible for the mor...

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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 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 06/03/2009 05:10 pm CT (New Bedford, MA)

my wife purchased a home through a nonconventional loan prior to our marrige in 2007 basically the hight of the market, mortgage and deed both in her name only. Due to the economy we have gotten behind a bit on the mortgage which has caused her some credit issues, my credit is still good. We wanted to refiance but were told my name had to be listed on the deed before they could do this for us. We filed the paper work to list me 45 days ago and have just found out today they will not refinance with us because we have lost so much equity in the house, upside down almost 50,000. Being this far behind we are almost ready to just let it go or possibly try a short sale and start over again with something much smaller and more affordable. will i no longer qualify for an FHA loan in my name now because of the deed status, and also if this is the case is there a way to reverse it, kinda like a nullification period where it has only been 45 days since the addition of my name? any answer or advice is greatly appreciated, thank you

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Now that you are on title, you could potentially refinance under new programs that just came out whi...

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Asked 05/22/2009 10:00 am CT (Waukesha, WI)

Hi, I have lost 2 offers to purchase on my home. My ex-husband refuses to sign anything below $440,000. We have been trying to sell for over a year. My question is what are my legal avenues? I am not able to maintain living in the marital home, it is too expensive and I am going to be broke in a very short while. The divorce papers state we must sell the home by the way. Thank you for any guidance.

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T.M. Mortgage professionals in general will not be able to provide legal advice. It would be best ...

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Asked 05/02/2009 12:24 pm CT (Abilene, TX)

My question is, my husband\'s credit score is 566, i am not sure what mine is but is probably lower than that, we have been leasing a house for the last 4 years but would like to purchase it now. The price on the house is $70,000, are there any lenders to go through without putting a huge amount of money down?

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Laura, We have programs that can help you, with our free credit repair service. Depending on your...

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Asked 04/28/2009 04:37 am CT (Atlanta, GA)

Hello, i purchased two lots from a seller on e-bay in North Dakota, we have a land contract, i have paid all money to him, now i cant get him to send my deed, what should i do.

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If ou have a land contract that spells out the terms and you have met all the terms...then you will ...

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Asked 04/20/2009 03:30 pm CT (Colorado Springs, CO)

Three years ago I purchased a home with an 80/20 loan. I automatically went to a bank soon thereafter to set the terms of the 20 into a 15 year mortgage at over 8 percent. The 80 is still interest only due to set at as an ARM in two years. The house was purchased at 335, 000 but on current mean estimates like Zillow is currently at 311. I obviously have little equity in the house. I am wondering if I can refinance the 80 into a payment that will not be too much higher than what I currently have. I am not having trouble making payments and could afford higher. My credit is excellent, but I am beginning to consider options at this point. Thank you.

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Hi: In order to refinance your first mortgage, the second mortgage holder must agree to subordinate,...

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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 01/23/2009 11:28 am CT (New York, NY)

my husband and i own (purchased together 10 years ago) property in upstate new york. his only is listed on the deed (the mortgage is paid). he passed away on thanksgiving - how would i be able to sell or how do i get my name on the deed. i am his sole beneficiary.

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Consult an attorney or ask the county recorder's office what they require to record a new deed....

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Asked 01/18/2009 04:24 pm CT (Plano, TX)

Feel free to email me back. My question is: I have accumulated a total debt of approximately $60k with a net worth of roughly -$16k. The debts are with numerous companies for numerous reasons including credit cards, auto loans, student loans, etc. What I want to know is, with the current foreclosure market being like it is and so many homes being "dumped" so cheaply and under value, is it possible to find a home with a built-in equity to purchase that I can turn around and finance my other debts into the equity on the mortgage loan? I would consider it the opportunity to buy a home, while also "consolidating" my debts into the remaining equity of the home and reducing my number of payments and overall payment amount. Does this sound like a realistic and possible scenario that can be pursued?

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Becker, Hi. Regarding your question about taking equity out to consolidate your bills you must h...

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Asked 01/13/2009 05:43 pm CT (Canton, OH)

In 2004 our house went into forclosure. In 2005 we filed bankruptcy. We just found out in December 08 that the house was still in our names, how is that possible and how can we get that house out of our names? We would like to purchase another home and it may stop us from doing so....

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Asked 01/10/2009 05:33 pm CT (Peoria, IL)

We purchased our house in September of 2008. We have excellent credit but did not receive a good rate. We think our rate should be lower than 6.5%. We would like to refinance but do not know where to turn and a couple places said to wait a year. What should we do?

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Jane, I would need more information to advise you. I need to know what your loan is compared to th...

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Asked 12/29/2008 02:35 pm CT (San Francisco, CA)

I just got married. My credit score is 795 while my wife\'s is 550. We are still a couple years out from house purchase but want to qualify at the lowest possible interest rate. Some have suggested that we buy the house in my name only. If we do so, how is income qualified? Should we be filing our tax returns seperately as opposed to joint? Thanks for your help. Dave

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Hi Dave, If you are still a couple of years out from purchasing a home then I'd suggest focusing ...

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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 11/05/2008 03:35 pm CT (State College, PA)

First I must say that you do not have the city I live in on your list so I just picked one. Anyway here is my situation. I need to refinance my home to lower my payment, repair my roof and lower my interest rate and I have done everything that I have been asked to do. I have a manufactured home and land appraised at 75,000. My credit is good and I actually pass FHA inspection and have released the title to my home. The only problem I run into is there is no properties such as mine that have sold in the past two years. Now I do live in the smallest county in PA we only have 5300 people and sales are a little slower. There are a lot of manufactured homes being purchased as they are affordable for folks but no one is selling. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do. I am struggling to maintain my house payment the way it is and am afraid I will have to let it go back. The current lender will not consider refinancing the loan. Do you have any suggestions?

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Asked 10/29/2008 10:56 pm CT (New Orleans, LA)

Hi! I am new to the whole mortage game.. My Husband And I are trying to purchase our first home. We are very low income, however we have the ability to put down at least $20,000. He has had steady employment history for the past 2 years but he has ABSOLUTELY No credit history. I have gathered four sources of alternative payment history for a 12mo. period with no late fees (entergy bill, car insurance, phone, and a hospital insurance policy on our oldest son) I was employed with the same company for over two years but have been unemployed since I left the clinic I worked in to stay at home with our premature newborn..whom is now 8 mo.'s old. I have credit, however it is very low at this time due to the last statement mentioned. I am in the process of paying all my debts off. My mid score is 520 at the time :( We applied for an FHA Loan and an Urban Development but we where turned down due to my husbands change in employment (although it was for the better monetary wise) and for no savings are proof of alternative payment. My Husbands monthly income is $1920.00. Our only monthly bill is 250 for car insurance and 263.15 for 7 more months for our eldest sons tuition. The home we are trying to purchase is $129,900.00 with seller to pay $4,000.00 in closing costs. ANY advice etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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Lauren, it is possible to to be approved for a loan if you have no credit. The situation has to be t...

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Asked 09/19/2008 12:08 pm CT (Sacramento, CA)

This one is bad ... at least for me. We have several mortgages on the house we're living in. The house was purchased on a 80/20 with zero down at the peak of the market for $670K. The first is $540K, the second is $130K. Shortly after that we got an equity line from Bank of America for $210K to start landscaping at what not. At that time the house appraised for nearly $900K. Being adjustable the payment went OUT OF SIGHT last November. I stupidly figured as a stop gap I could borrow against the HELOC to make the payment. Well the rest is history ... although the payment which adjusted first in November (OUT OF SIGHT) came back to more normality in May (the next adjust is November 08). Now the HELOC has been shut off by Bank of America (at about $180K) and we are $3K short per month. I think I'm out of options as I've been pulling a rabbit out the hat for months. What should I do?? I'm considering not paying Bank of America and second for a period to keep us a float. Calling them (various lenders) to see if they'll work some type of solution. Praying for salvation ... etc. In this mix I actually have another home which is not upside down. Which we are renting out (with a payment we can afford). I'm guessing the various lenders can't touch that home ... so we're considering evicting the tenants, stopping paying the others and moving back there. Any pointers or insights you could provide would be helpfull. I can't pull money from anywhere and am down to the point where we'd be Bankrupt if I made the next months payments (read broke). I also owe $11K in tax on the problem home. I didn't pay that to enable myself to meet the mortgage for a 3 extra months. Thanks in advance.

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Jim, tough situation. It's obvious you can't service the debt you have. It will be a stretch to...

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Asked 09/09/2008 05:59 pm CT (rocklin, CA)

I have a first and second on my property, the 2nd forclosed but the 1st is still in good standing and the deed of trust is in my name but the purchaser of the 2nd now says she owns the entire property. Is that correct

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