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Old Nov 18th 2005, 9:40 pm
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All,

I closed on my house today. 95% mortgage at 6%, on an L1A visa, having been here precisely 4 weeks. All done, house is mine!

Longer story: I was here in the summer on VWP, and knew I was coming back on visa. During the summer I arranged to buy a house and got the mortgage sorted. Everything worked exactly as planned. The mortgage bank have been excellent. No, really excellent.

After the upset of my wife going over the side with my best friend, and the trauma of moving here, uncertainty over my visa, it's all put to bed now.

Just thought I would share my good news. If anyone wants a referral to a mortgage lender with experience of non-immigrant visa (I guess L and H), then pm me. The sales guy and the mortgage processor were both fantastic. They were willing to try.

A very good evening to all. A bottle of wine may be coming out shortly!
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Old Nov 18th 2005, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Roadster280
All,

I closed on my house today. 95% mortgage at 6%, on an L1A visa, having been here precisely 4 weeks. All done, house is mine!

Longer story: I was here in the summer on VWP, and knew I was coming back on visa. During the summer I arranged to buy a house and got the mortgage sorted. Everything worked exactly as planned. The mortgage bank have been excellent. No, really excellent.

After the upset of my wife going over the side with my best friend, and the trauma of moving here, uncertainty over my visa, it's all put to bed now.

Just thought I would share my good news. If anyone wants a referral to a mortgage lender with experience of non-immigrant visa (I guess L and H), then pm me. The sales guy and the mortgage processor were both fantastic. They were willing to try.

A very good evening to all. A bottle of wine may be coming out shortly!
Well done

When's the house warming ??
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Old Nov 18th 2005, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Roadster280
All,

I closed on my house today. 95% mortgage at 6%, on an L1A visa, having been here precisely 4 weeks. All done, house is mine!

Longer story: I was here in the summer on VWP, and knew I was coming back on visa. During the summer I arranged to buy a house and got the mortgage sorted. Everything worked exactly as planned. The mortgage bank have been excellent. No, really excellent.

After the upset of my wife going over the side with my best friend, and the trauma of moving here, uncertainty over my visa, it's all put to bed now.

Just thought I would share my good news. If anyone wants a referral to a mortgage lender with experience of non-immigrant visa (I guess L and H), then pm me. The sales guy and the mortgage processor were both fantastic. They were willing to try.

A very good evening to all. A bottle of wine may be coming out shortly!
Congratulations my friend. Enjoy!
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Old Nov 18th 2005, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Well done

When's the house warming ??
How about a New Year's Eve house warming? It's a big house with lots of room..
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Originally Posted by Roadster280
All,

I closed on my house today. 95% mortgage at 6%, on an L1A visa, having been here precisely 4 weeks. All done, house is mine!

Longer story: I was here in the summer on VWP, and knew I was coming back on visa. During the summer I arranged to buy a house and got the mortgage sorted. Everything worked exactly as planned. The mortgage bank have been excellent. No, really excellent.

After the upset of my wife going over the side with my best friend, and the trauma of moving here, uncertainty over my visa, it's all put to bed now.

Just thought I would share my good news. If anyone wants a referral to a mortgage lender with experience of non-immigrant visa (I guess L and H), then pm me. The sales guy and the mortgage processor were both fantastic. They were willing to try.

A very good evening to all. A bottle of wine may be coming out shortly!
Congratulations. I close on my house in 10 days. I'm also on an L, but I am recently married to a USC and had 20% to put down. Wachovia have been really good still, despite referring all the time to wanting proof of my permanent resident status. I have to keep correcting them, but they knew what my story was from the start. I spoke to a couple of brokers too and they said there would be no problem with an L1 visa, they just want proof you're in the country legally.
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Originally Posted by Roadster280
How about a New Year's Eve house warming? It's a big house with lots of room..
Unfortunately I'll be back in the UK.
To be honest to hell with the housewarming, I suggest that you uncork that bottle of wine and kick back in YOUR new home
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congrats.
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Originally Posted by neil
Congratulations. I close on my house in 10 days. I'm also on an L, but I am recently married to a USC and had 20% to put down. Wachovia have been really good still, despite referring all the time to wanting proof of my permanent resident status. I have to keep correcting them, but they knew what my story was from the start. I spoke to a couple of brokers too and they said there would be no problem with an L1 visa, they just want proof you're in the country legally.
Good Luck! I can't describe the feeling, returning to home ownership. It's fantastic. I can't stop smiling.

Thanks to all with your good wishes. And I meant it, if anyone needs a referral, just pm me. No false promises on my lender's part (so far!)
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Many congrats - its a nice feeling isn't it? But isn't that the bank that owns 95% of the house? The "all mine" is only 5% - buts its a very nice 5%, and it only gets better from here


Originally Posted by Roadster280
All,

I closed on my house today. 95% mortgage at 6%, on an L1A visa, having been here precisely 4 weeks. All done, house is mine!

Longer story: I was here in the summer on VWP, and knew I was coming back on visa. During the summer I arranged to buy a house and got the mortgage sorted. Everything worked exactly as planned. The mortgage bank have been excellent. No, really excellent.

After the upset of my wife going over the side with my best friend, and the trauma of moving here, uncertainty over my visa, it's all put to bed now.

Just thought I would share my good news. If anyone wants a referral to a mortgage lender with experience of non-immigrant visa (I guess L and H), then pm me. The sales guy and the mortgage processor were both fantastic. They were willing to try.

A very good evening to all. A bottle of wine may be coming out shortly!
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Old Nov 18th 2005, 10:30 pm
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Many congrats - its a nice feeling isn't it? But isn't that the bank that owns 95% of the house? The "all mine" is only 5% - buts its a very nice 5%, and it only gets better from here
Only my name is on the title, I just owe the bank a rather large amount of money, secured by a lien. I guess I own my garage!

Odd thing is, I am still in my rented flat, as the sellers have two days to get packed and leave. Not like the UK, took me by surprise initially. I can wait a day! At least the deal is done.
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Originally Posted by Roadster280
Only my name is on the title, I just owe the bank a rather large amount of money, secured by a lien. I guess I own my garage!

Odd thing is, I am still in my rented flat, as the sellers have two days to get packed and leave. Not like the UK, took me by surprise initially. I can wait a day! At least the deal is done.
Congratulations. Where in Atlanta are you?
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Congratulations! We're just starting on the property ladder & will be going to see a few mortgage agents in the not too distant future. I can't wait until we have found the perfect house, it's such an exciting time. I'm really looking forward to decorating my first house exactly how I want it & not having to worry about repairing the holes from the paintings we hang on the walls, because they'll be OUR walls!!!

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Congratulations. Where in Atlanta are you?
Flat is in Buckhead, but my liver can't stand that any more! House is in Kennesaw, about 20 miles north.
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Flat is in Buckhead, but my liver can't stand that any more! House is in Kennesaw, about 20 miles north.
I lived in Buckhead several years ago, only place I have ever known in the US to have several bars all relatively near each other, closest thing to a pub crawl
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
I lived in Buckhead several years ago, only place I have ever known in the US to have several bars all relatively near each other, closest thing to a pub crawl
Exactly! That's why I had to move! In reality I have been here since April, with a about two months out of the country, and loads of trips round the US with work. My flat is about 500 yds from Fado's! (via McTighe's!)

Time to move on. Onwards and upwards. Flat goes on 30 Nov.

The closing attorney said "Welcome to the United States". I welled up.

What a fabulous day, and thanks to all for your good wishes.
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