The easiest place to get a real estate mortgage

Eager home seller could be your next best friend

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"Where is the easiest place to get a home mortgage?" That was the question I was asked during a break in a seminar I recently attended in Los Angeles. When my fellow attendee learned I write about real estate, she presumed I would know the easiest mortgage lender. Then she explained how she had been trying to buy a modest condo or maybe a small house. But her problem is irregular income as a freelance writer. However, she proudly told me her FICO (Fair, Isaac and Co.) score is 672. That's quite good. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Next, she explained how she found a "cute" (that usually means small) two-bedroom house not far from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), which she especially liked because she travels on her writing assignments. She said an "old couple" was selling it before moving to a retirement home. "Did you ask them to finance your purchase?" I asked. "What do you mean by that?" was her reply. THE BIG BENEFITS OF HOME-SELLER MORTGAGE FINANCING. Then I laun...