You did not mention how many units are in the building but in general when you fall below 90 percent owner occupancy the units will not qualify for some government loan programs . This means less options for buyers especially at the lower end of the market. I would check with the HOA and if the trend is towards more units becoming rentals i would consider selling.
if the home is mapped correctly please keep in mind that an estimate from Zillow is just that an estimate. Contact a local agent for a more accurate valuation.
Please do not go by a zestimate or tax assessment ! Contact a local agent and ask for a CMA or if it is needed for a court proceeding contact an appraiser.
Depends on the area of the country best advise, contact a local mortgage professional.
This very simple the higher the interest rate, the lower amount you be able to borrow. As long as you are comparing the same loan program. Example 30 year fixed term mortgage.
You have just ben getting unlucky with your offers or your agent is not giving you enough information. For example are their multiple offers already on the home and you go in under asking .In some towns on the North Shore we are starting to see bidding wars again. Just be carefull not to get caught up in bidding war and pay more than you should. The fact that you bought a home as a short sale will not effect resale when you go to sell. Short sales can be bought at a discount in some markets but can take a long time and the deal could die at any point so i would keep looking for homes until you get an approval letter from the lender.
I always advise my clients of the risk with buying bank owned properties. I highly recommend you bring a plumber and electrician as well as a home inspector.
If the manufactured home is already existing then financing it should not be a problem. The problem is when you buy land and then have a manufactured home delivered. It is much more risky for the bank therefore you have less financing options. Contact any good lender and if they don't lend for this they can lead you in the right direction.
You should always call a few places to compare rates. Also you want to make sure the person you are using for a mortgage is familiar with VA loans. USAA is great place to start.
If it is for yourself contact a local agent in your area. If you need it for court or to see if you have enough equity for a loan contact an appraiser.