Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

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Replied by julienne on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

For me, it's renting (as i'm still renting).


Thanks for the input hanna. :) But it's nice to have a place to call your own right? Anyway, I'll be thinking about it coz this isn't a decision to make overnight.
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Replied by Joeyman on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

So you're not buying a condo even with the possible 30% price cut?? Is the HOA really that exorbitant?


So I just emailed a real-estate agent to see. The $425/month was from a google search, and could have been when the building was first constructed (2006), this is brand new unit never lived in, yet built in 2006. Lol. It's been sitting for 4 years... Their desperate.
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Replied by Joeyman on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

So you're not buying a condo even with the possible 30% price cut?? Is the HOA really that exorbitant?


Their $425.00/month. However, I was looking at one bedroom units online it may vary on the size of the unit. Parking was also included (which I don't need).
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Replied by hanna on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

I live with my folks. They'd be willing to co-sign, but the HOA fees are to expensive anyways.



So you're not buying a condo even with the possible 30% price cut?? Is the HOA really that exorbitant?
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Replied by belle on topic Re: How much can I afford?

Try using this site]http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/buying_a_home[/URL]

And this tool specifically]http://www.ginniemae.gov/2_prequal/intro_questions.asp?Section=YPTH[/URL]


thanks a lot! :cheesing: knowledge can really save time and money. btw, I didn't know there's a housing counselor profession. didn't occur to me that we need counselors for buying a house. :cheesing: but i might try my luck on becoming a housing counselor one day...:cheesing:
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Replied by Joeyman on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

Joeyman, do you currently have your own place or do you still live with your folks?



I live with my folks. They'd be willing to co-sign, but the HOA fees are to expensive anyways.
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Replied by hjm331 on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

Joeyman, do you currently have your own place or do you still live with your folks?
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Replied by Joeyman on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

Joeyman - great links. Just worked several samples. Very useful!


No problem, I'm sorta dreaming about buying a condo myself. I look online at sweet deals but the HOA fees put me over budget every time. Here in Portland there are two brand new towers that were sent back to the bank recently, they have very very low prices in a new neighborhood The South Waterfront. Plus the $8k new home buyers tax credit. I can get a brand new one bedroom for $150k! In a 30 story tower. I just read an article from a local newspaper about a possible 30% price cut again! Z0mg.


http://www.portlandcondos.com/portland-oregon-south-waterfront-homes.html
http://www.thejohnross.com/
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Replied by Wanderer on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

Joeyman - great links. Just worked several samples. Very useful! :calculator:
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Replied by Joeyman on topic Re: How much can I afford?

I'm planning to buy a house, but before doing that, I want to be prepared for what I'm going to get into. How can I know how much I can afford for a mortgage? So if anyone has any advice, please feel free to post on this thread.


Try using this site]http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/buying_a_home[/url]

And this tool specifically]http://www.ginniemae.gov/2_prequal/intro_questions.asp?Section=YPTH[/url]
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Replied by hjm331 on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

For me, it's renting (as i'm still renting).


Hanna, I'm with you on that one.

+1 for renting a house in the current market conditions.
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Replied by hanna on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

I'm confused between buying a home or just renting. Which is the best option?



For me, it's renting (as i'm still renting). :cheesing: Renting is hassle free and I can change residence without a lot of paperwork. That's my opinion for now until I get to buy a house.:laugh:
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Replied by julienne on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

I'm confused between buying a home or just renting. Which is the best option?
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Replied by belle on topic How much can I afford?

I'm planning to buy a house, but before doing that, I want to be prepared for what I'm going to get into. How can I know how much I can afford for a mortgage? So if anyone has any advice, please feel free to post on this thread.
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Replied by Rob72830 on topic Re: Applying For A Mortgage in the near future!!

I also want to add, with my loan I financed a 1600 sq. ft. house and 3 acres of land for almost 91,000.
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