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Subject: How to own a house without money!
Posted on Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:51 pm  

I am planning to buy my first house but I do not have that much of money. Are there any alternates and what should I be careful about while negotiating such a deal? I do not mind going in for a Mobile / Manufactured Home. Help!!


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Posted on Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:23 am  

Hello Arianna,

Home is a dream for every individual. Thus you have to keep all caution. Determine your credit score. First you need to know whether you are eligible to get a loan or not. Above a 530 you will get a home loan at a determinable rate.

Subject: Re:How to own a house without money!
Posted on Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:18 am  

It is indeed a great idea to own a house without money yet it is not difficult! I have done so and the main building blocks I found were at nice try-Morningstar.
And sure itís a clever world so you should be careful. Please also go through the article
TOS vio... which will give you an insight of what all can happen while going through such a deal. All the best!

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Posted on Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:03 pm  

Laura, I didn't know that your score has to be over 530...that's interesting! determining your credit score will be the first thing every potential homeowner needs to do and in our case we'll both have to do it as the home will be in both of our names. and if that doesn't work out then we'll have to put it in hubby's name as his credit is better than mine by far. good luck to you arianna, have you spoken and compared all possible lenders in your area? that was the first piece of advice given to us and while its some legwork and take some time, it's minimal compared the time and investments that you'll make into your own home,e specially if you plan on living there for any length of time. please keep us posted!

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Posted on Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:13 pm  

Good points from all of you, seems like if you have a good employment history and your are presently working, can afford the payments and your credit score is at that 530, you should not have a problem. Just heed the warnings, there are some sharks out there, I would warn you to be careful with the type of rate, variable vs fixed, fixed you know what your payment is each month. Variable can jump very high, very quickly, this is something that I would definately pay atteniton to, try to go fixed so you can budget in the same amount each month.

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Posted on Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:03 pm  

General consensus says to save 10% of the actual cost of the home for the down payment, plus closing costs and such. I wish you luck and with determination I'm sure you can own your own home! Keep working and working on your credit. Your scores will determine your interest rate which is very important.

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Posted on Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:29 am  

What all is factored into closing costs?
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Posted on Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:23 am  

That a good question GN. I wondered that myself. When we went to the bank they said the fees were lower on a home equity and much higher on a mortgage loan because of closing cost.I never really asked I just took the best route for the least number of years that we could afford.

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Posted on Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:41 am  

It is a good idea to have a deposit before you take out a loan, getting yourself into a loan that you find hard to pay off if at all will have bad consequences. You really need to asses your financial situation and see how much you can borrow without going broke and move from there.

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Posted on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:44 pm  

Homeownership is really a big step. Dinfo has it correct when saying that you should have the depostit before taking out the loan and also being sure you can unkeep the payments. Along wiht that are also taxes and repairs. Home ownership has a lot of responsibilty and you have to be prepared to take them all on. If you do not feel your ready or think their is even a slight chance that you will not be a ble to afford it I would hold off and wait. If you default on a home loan you are not ready for it will mess up your chances for future home loans when you may be in better financial shape to handle this responsibility.

Posted on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:39 am  

I want to have a house without money down is it possible?amy


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Subject: loan
Posted on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:47 am  

Hello.........I just want to put in my '2 cents'. I REALLY don't know if you can get a home with no money down. I would think you would have to have a GREAT credit score, to be considered for something like that. Have you talked to maybe a bank/credit union, in your area, for some advice? However......there are other people, on this forum, that can give you great advice, too.


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Posted on Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:17 am  

Hi guest
It is not possible to purchase a home without down payments. Even if you go for Federal housing loan, you need to make a 3% down payment of the price of the property. I think that since you do not have the money to make down payments, you can go for FHA loan which you can repay for a period of 30 years. Moreover, the Federal Housing loan comes with an attractive rate of interest.
Keep in touch

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Posted on Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:06 am  

The Federal Housing loans really do have attractive rates. Sometimes these rates are much lower than rates you will see at your local bank. There can be a lot of detail on these types of loans so that you can get all the information out there I would suggest doing a little interent research. This would be the best way to get really good information.


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Subject: credit
Posted on Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:10 am  

Even with a VHA loan (Military) I think you have to have SOME kind of downpayment. However...........someone, on the thread, did make a VERY good point. .....DO make sure you can AFFORD a house payment. TOO many people 'dive in' to house buying without looking at the financial means they may need. I know someone who was SOOO excited about getting an opportunity to buy a house, they din't think about all it involved. I KNEW this person couldn't afford a house payment in the first place. BOY...what a mess, it became for him.

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