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Antonio Prado, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Antonio Prado answered:
FHA approved for $535K but outbid in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. Is there an owner out there of a single family home willing to sell to me privately?
Hello GnomeGardeners,

This is an old post, but if you need any help let me know. Sometimes houses will not make to MLS by owners request, and agents will e-mail each other about it. ... more
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
Some test question
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Cynthia Mills…, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Cynthia Mills, ABR,CHS,CNE,S answered:
i am trying to secure financing to purchase a home or condo. my husband's middle score is 641 and mine is 536. any chance?
Yes, it can all be resolved with a flash score process. I can help you figure out what documents you need to complete this and process them with the credit agencies. I would need to dis ... more
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Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
I am looking to buy my first home in Pacifica and my intention is to find a property in which I can rent out a portion of the home as an In Law unit.
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
RON  DYCKS, Real Estate Pro in Aguanga, CA
RON DYCKS answered:
Is it normal for the buyer to pay commission of 6% to the listing and buying agents for a property? I have
Um , be careful of the "advice" you get here. Buyers can in FACT pay a commission as compensation for the acquisition of a target property.
Sellers who list their properties do typica ... more
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
I am interested in buying a property in Pacifica. What is a good research resource for buying a foreclosed property?
Unless you are experienced at buying foreclosure properties at auction on the courthouse steps you will be shopping for a foreclosure property that is listed on the local mls (multiple ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
What's the story with Freddie Mac not responding to an offer? I made an offer over asking and 10 days later still no response.
Tim,

I read your reply to Carl in which you state that “honesty + real estate agent is an oxymoron.” In that reply you show that you are a “builder-developer” ... more
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jokidnurse, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
jokidnurse answered:
More information on the Fairmont Subdivisions Improvement Association?
I was never told about the Nazi Homeowner’s Association when I bought my house. I have lived in the Fairmont Subdivision for over 28 years and they have continually harassed me t ... more
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Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Looking to rent a studio or small 1 br, I saw 2 places for rent in the area. 1. Glasgow 2. Skyline Blvd. Do you have any details?
Another agent called me today who has a 1 bdr in Belmont for rent for %1550. Sorry I know nothng about the places you mentioned.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
What is the fog like in the area of the house for sale at 108 Lorry Lane?
Well it depends on the time of year. Sometimes there is fog sitting on the water and sometimes it is sitting on the top of the hill and sometimes it is warm all over. Like I said it re ... more
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K. Donahue, Other/Just Looking in
K. Donahue answered:
Can someone share thoughts on living in Pacifica?
I lived in Pacifica for 8 years and moved because:
- mold is definitely a problem, despite using dehumidifiers
- difficult getting in/out of Pacifica
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
bella, Other/Just Looking in Pacifica, CA
bella answered:
We are house hunting in Pacifica and want to raise a family . We'd like to know which are the sunny neighborhoods and what are best public
South end of Pacifica past fog line. Furthest South is Rosita or Lindamar Blvd go toward back away from ocean around 2 or 3 streets past Adobe fog line then all the way back.
Lots of ... more
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Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
how do i get a list showing updated homes going to acution?
Janice, I was just wondering if you attended any auctions or if you bought a house in a regular sale. Just wanted to know what your experience was with the auction.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in 94044
bella, Other/Just Looking in Pacifica, CA
bella answered:
How foggy is it in Pacifica? IS that why the prices are lower there than elsewhere on the Peninsula?
You have to know where it is sunny. There are areas that the sun shines while fog is everywhere else.
The best area for that is for example one or two streets past adobe on Rosita or L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Brandon Denm…, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Brandon Denman answered:
Hi, I am looking for a single family home. My middle credit score is 742. what do i do for my next step into renting to own my own place. Desperate
Hi. Your next step would be to sit down with a mortgage broker to see how much you will qualify for based on your income, assets, credit score and how much down payment you will have. ... more
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Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
did the property at 144 lorry lane pacifica, sale to an investor, what price?
That is so strange because yes an investor purchased it and I know the tenant has moved but the company who is selling it has done nothing. Last time I called them I was told they had n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Scrub2scrub, Renter in
Scrub2scrub answered:
I'm considering purchasing a house in the Fairmont area in Pacifica. Anyone familiar with that area? Is the noise level high?
Hi, I live here for 5 years at beachview. The noise level is pretty tolerable for me. Btw, I'm not a realtor. My house can see the ocean and it's located in Fairmont area. If you are in ... more
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Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
How bad does the traffic get on highway 1 through Pacifica?
Really it depends on the time of day you will be driving, accidents as Herb said, school in or out and what direction you are driving. It is only a matter of minutes anyway.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David Tapper answered:
What does it mean when it says "Pending without release" (Show)?
Congrats on getting in contract. Pending W/O a release means you are in contract, and are not purchasing the home either subject to selling, or a short sale. Pending with release means ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 Home Buying in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Who pays transfer taxes and owners title policy in Pacifica? buyer or seller?
In San Mateo County the buyer normally pays title and escrow fees and the seller pays the transfer tax. These are the normal payments. You can ask the seller to pay sometimes but it dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pacifica
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