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Greg Bagdasar, Home Buyer in Glendale, CA
Greg Bagdasar answered:
How can people afford $700k HOUSES in Los Angeles in 2013?
I'm 26 years old and I recently bought a $950,000 house in one of the prestigious parts of Glendale. At 20%, that's a down payment of 190k.

My income alone from work is a clean $5 ... more
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Judithmorgan…, Home Buyer in Pflugerville, TX
Judithmorgan39 asked:
Is an email confirmation enough to get out of a Buyer representation agreement? There is no information about termination in the agreement

I do not like the realtor I signed up with and I want to change to a different person. I let my realtor know I am not interested…
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in San Antonio
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm getting different answers on obtaining a loan after a short sale.Any one knows the "real answer" Three years four years?
Joe,
The "Real" answer depends on several factors, that's why there is confusion. In theory, if you were never late on your mortgage, you can get a mortgage right away. In most cases ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Lump sum savings...what to do (first time buyer as well)?
Fefejon,
Only someone with a lot more facts than you should post here can answer that question wisely. Having a lot of cash can be an advantage. Having room in your debt ratio can al ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in 29045
Tina Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Tina Peters answered:
how can i check safety of an area whilst i am renting?
Hi,

I would suggest the crime reports website in the reference link below. You can enter any address and it will provide you with the data.

Please feel free to contact me if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago In My Neighborhood in 95124
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Own vs Rent for the next 2-3 years
Joolee,
The answer to your question depends on what the market will do in the next 2 to 3 years. I'd love to be an optimist and tell you that Seattle will continue to see double digit ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in 98101
Dennisbobong…, Home Buyer in Kansas City, MO
Dennisbobongie answered:
I wish to advertise a private sale of a house taking advantage of the special fee of $99 which expires at 5pm today.
The property is in Caboolture,Queensland,Australia
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I have more than one realtor, working with me in the process of finding a home?
Muffaison,
If you are looking in different areas, that aren't served by the same agent, you would have to. If you are looking in the same area, you wouldn't be helping yourself.
If ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in Jacksonville
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Why isn't my listing posted on this site?
Dan,
Not all MLS systems post to Trulia or Zillow. You can load it directly yourself or syndicate it.
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
how many days do i have to move out of house after foreclosure is served on it?
Tamborine,
A notice of foreclosure is letting you know that foreclosure is coming, but it's not there yet. I would be in touch with the lender and discuss options with them. You may ... more
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Tina Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Tina Peters answered:
Value of property in August 2014?
Hi,

Please provide me with the location including the zip code to determine a more accurate value.

I can send you comparables of the market from August 2014 (or later) with the pr ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I get a loan without income verification and less than 5% down?
Lionheart,
No, I can't think of any program that would consider your current situation. Lending rules tightened up significantly after the mortgage melt down. Even then, someone in ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in Daly City
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is a loan broker required to tell the seller that the buyer's first attempt at securing a loan was denied? They are now trying a different lender.
Miami,
In my area any changes of lender or loan conditions needs the approval of the seller. Loan times are tight and starting over once you've been declined can take 3 to 4 weeks in ... more
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Swmbo4, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Swmbo4 answered:
is buying a unit in a mobile home park a good idea?
best manufactured home community in California
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in Sarasota
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is it legal for my ex-realtor to continue pulling into my driveway even though my house has been off the market for several months?
Stuck,
I'm not aware of any law they may be breaking other than trespassing, but unless you tell them they are not welcome, I don't think it would be something a prosecutor would purs ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in Lawrenceburg
Refrederick01, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Refrederick01 answered:
What are the most racially diverse neighborhoods in Nassau County?
most likely elmont, baldwin, freeport, westbury and glen cove. all of them are most likely working middle class areas. freeport, however, tend to have lower income individuals and famil ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in Nassau County
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Why so few pictures from some listing agents?
Dandy,
This is a pet peeve for many pictures. What I don't understand are blurry pictures with dates in the corners. Meaningless pictures of the corners of a room, pictures with so ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Should I remodel my old home before selling it? I hear so many sad tales about people losing serious money remodeling.
Gloria,
In my experience, unless you are in the remodeling business and know how to do just the right things at very low prices, most updates won't pay for themselves.
I agree with ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in Mastic Beach
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I have 20 grand for down payment. My salary is about 52,000 a year how much house can I afford
Jcast,
A lender would need more information to give you an idea. Any debt you have would reduce your borrowing capacity. Your credit score would dictate your interest rate and possibl ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in Santa Maria
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