We paid off his LOC $1500 balance to knock his utilization all the way down but kept a small balance on his other cc $300 limit of like 7% utilization. We were hoping that would help. Were planning to have a repull again in 2 weeks.
What are you using for credit pulls ? My fico 8s are exactly the same as my mortgage scores. I use credit check total for fico scores and before I received my mortgage scores from navy fed, I paid $5 for experian's mortgage score.
So I've hit upon a slight wrinkle. In order to get my doctor's letter, she said she would give it to me at my next annual exam. I have not seen her in almost 3 years. I have insurance but she's not in my network so I would have to pay her out of pocket. And I've been going regularly to my new doctor so I really don't need her services.
I kind of feel like I'm being extorted.
So my last wrinkle was smoothed out today. I saw my doctor and she gave me the letter for my extenuating circumstances. I made sure I completed my application, had all supporting documents, got my money order for the credit pull, and postage paid envelope. So after I met with her, I went straight to Staples, made myself a copy of everything and then went to the post office and mailed my loan application off ! 71 pages ! I feel like I did something.
Now, I will give the rep no more than a month to approve my loan and send me a certificate of eligibility. I may go ahead and start home shopping. Another MFer said he went and shopped after submitting his loan. He had a list of 25 homes so by the time he got his approval, he knew which one to pick. It moves the whole process along quicker. I've already been playing with the USDA eligibility map and saving homes on Trulia.
I'm doing this !
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From my understandings, the Georgia Dream program is a down payment assistance program that offers up to $5000.00 in down payment assistance, $7500 if you’re disabled, work in public service, or in the medical field.
I believe there are income limitations and you have to go thru one of their participating lenders.
From what I’ve been told is that the money does not have to be paid back unless you sell or forclose on the home. It is attached to the deed as a silent second mortgage.
Thanks so much for enlightening me. I have a friend who would qualify for that program.
So I have a noob question for home buying - should I use a realtor and who pays them ? I am guessing that a realtor will have access to more property databases than trulia or zillow. I'm also a hands on person so I don't need someone to drive me around nor do I want to wait on someone to drive me aroound. How does this process work ?
Thanks, Ninjagrrl ! Great advice.