Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,FHA and VA Loans,ME http://www.zillow.com/advice/ME/mortgage-fha-and-va-loans/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Looking for a knowledgeable VA lender in Portland area of Maine http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-knowledgeable-VA-lender-in-Portland-area-of-Maine/578670/ Mid 700s FICO.<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-knowledgeable-VA-lender-in-Portland-area-of-Maine/578670/ 2015-03-12T21:24:00Z FHA loan with 580 - 590 credit score http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-590-credit-score/525725/ String of hard luck has led me to having a poor score. I have seen that it is possible to get FHA financing with 580 score. I would be putting down 3-5%. Is there anyone that would be able to work with 580 score?&nbsp;<br \><br \>12 replies Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-590-credit-score/525725/ 2014-01-24T20:24:00Z FHA loan with 580 - 590 credit score http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-590-credit-score/525725/ String of hard luck has led me to having a poor score. I have seen that it is possible to get FHA financing with 580 score. I would be putting down 3-5%. Is there anyone that would be able to work with 580 score?&nbsp;<br \><br \>12 replies Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FHA-loan-with-580-590-credit-score/525725/ 2014-01-24T20:24:00Z 203K http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/203K/534432/ Hi all,&nbsp;<br/>My husband and I are looking into obtaining a 203K for a property in Maine and would like to hire my uncle, a licenced, bonded, insured contractor to do the work. Has anyone had any success getting around the contractor cannot be a relative clause? &nbsp;We trust him much more than we would a stranger and really feel like he would keep all of the subcontractors honest as well. From other threads it seems like there may be ways to get around this clause but our loan officer did not seem flexible about it at all.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Has anyone had any luck?<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/203K/534432/ 2014-03-30T18:57:00Z I live in maine. I have a score of 594, will anyone deal with us without needing 20% down? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-maine-I-have-a-score-of-594-will-anyone-deal-with-us-without-needing-20-down/459751/ A mortgage broker told us that no bank will deal with us without a score of 620-640. If FHA lends to 580 or better, how do I get a bank to deal with us with my socre being low? Or was what mistaken in what he told me?&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-live-in-maine-I-have-a-score-of-594-will-anyone-deal-with-us-without-needing-20-down/459751/ 2012-09-13T15:27:00Z Can you use an FHA loan if you want to purchase a "seasonal" home, to use as a primary residence? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-use-an-FHA-loan-if-you-want-to-purchase-a-seasonal-home-to-use-as-a-primary-residence/362547/ 3 replies Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-use-an-FHA-loan-if-you-want-to-purchase-a-seasonal-home-to-use-as-a-primary-residence/362547/ 2010-08-17T17:47:00Z Can you buy a seasonal home, if planning on turning it into a year round home and primary residence http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-buy-a-seasonal-home-if-planning-on-turning-it-into-a-year-round-home-and-primary-residence/362501/ 3 replies Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-buy-a-seasonal-home-if-planning-on-turning-it-into-a-year-round-home-and-primary-residence/362501/ 2010-08-17T12:12:00Z