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Old Mar 15th 2016, 3:52 am
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Hi, I've just moved to VA with my wife, for her work, from England. We are slowly getting the hang of things here but would like some advice on mortgages if anyone has much knowledge in that area? We have a good deposit but due to no US credit history (they don't accept our UK credit report which was very good) we can't find any willing lenders. We've tried a credit union here as a colleague in similar circumstances got a mortgage with a credit union in another area, but no joy. Any suggestions?
oh …. and where can I buy some decent tea bags?!!!
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 4:07 am
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Hi Southernspeed, welcome to BE. ..... You will probably get a lot more responses to your questions over in the US forum.

Where abouts are you in VA? It is a fairly large and very diverse state, and Mrs P is from there herself.
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 4:33 am
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OK thanks, I'll post up in there. We are in Pentagon City at mo, then moving down to Fredericksburg later in the year.
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 10:22 am
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Welcome to BE!

There's a pretty decently long thread in the US forum mentioned above about finding Brit stuff locally, which I'm sure you could spot quickly enough

Wiki, up top is also a good starting point for some of your questions.
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Old Mar 15th 2016, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by southernspeed
Hi, I've just moved to VA with my wife, for her work, from England. We are slowly getting the hang of things here but would like some advice on mortgages if anyone has much knowledge in that area? We have a good deposit but due to no US credit history (they don't accept our UK credit report which was very good) we can't find any willing lenders. We've tried a credit union here as a colleague in similar circumstances got a mortgage with a credit union in another area, but no joy. Any suggestions?
oh …. and where can I buy some decent tea bags?!!!
Hi there .
Welcome to BE.

I see you've already been pointed in the direction of the USA forums.

Entirely know what you mean about tea bags. I stock up here in New Zealand as the ones they sell here are not to my taste . My taste being for melt the spoon builders tea.
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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