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Jedidiah Mas…, Home Buyer in Pittsburg, CA
Jedidiah Maschke answered:
Is the Bay point area safe? Planning on buying a house in one of the newly built homes near the Pittsburg/Bay point Bart station.
I've lived in the Oak Hills neighborhood, about half a mile up the hill from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station for almost seven years. The simple answer is yes, it's safe. Our kids p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
is it possible to buy a second home with very little or no money down with excellent credit?
Hi Dande,

Robert is correct. The minimum down payment for a second home is 10%.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience
Office (408) 615-8500
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Help me out im really in love with the house im renting but it s on the market to be sold as is my question is can I fiance a property thats being
Yes you can finance it. Talk to a experienced loan officer about your options.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburg
aftervince19…, Other/Just Looking in Greenville, NC
aftervince1973 answered:
1 year after foreclosure
Don't let a foreclosure stop you from buying a new home. See Comstock if you have a buyer in need. They have a flexible credit loan. This program assists homeowners who have recently be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Michelle Hig…, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Michelle Higbee answered:
After ccepting an offer can a short sale seller remove fixtures? If he does then what recourse does the potential buyer has?
Trang has given you good advice. Don't be afraid of walking away from a bad sale! I bought a short sale four years ago, and when I first saw it, everything was fine. When we took pos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 30, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
Is a hanging garage gas furnace considered a fixture of a home or can the seller take it when they leave during a short sale?
This should have been included in your offer to purchase. I believe this may be considered a fixture if it has hard pipe ( gas) and a flue to exhaust ( like a gas furnace). Review your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 31, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsburg
sesimanif, Home Buyer in Pittsburg, CA
sesimanif answered:
We gave an all cash offer to purchase a BO property 10 days ago. We never got a acceptance or rejection notice. Why???
I have the same proplem like this.I tried several agents with same thing.I believe they were all trained to fool the people.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Wolfgang Cro…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburg, CA
Wolfgang Croskey answered:
Looking for Investment Rental Property in Pittsburg, CA
Mr. Boomba,
It has been almost a year since you asked this question. Were you able to locate a property that fits your needs? Are you taking care of these homes by yourself? Long drive ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Damon Bottic…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Damon Botticelli answered:
I am about to rent my house in Oakland. what do I have to do to smooth the process? .Please advice. Thank you.
Hire a professional property manager!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in Pittsburg
hippycritter, Real Estate Pro in 94539
hippycritter answered:
What is Pittsubrg stand in comparison to some other cities like Brentwood, Tracy, Antioch,Concord etc. for buying investment property ?
Vikas,

I just closed on a home in Pittsburg I started looking last year when there was more inventory. Now there is literally no inventory. Either it is taken before it goes on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 2, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Wolfgang Cro…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburg, CA
Wolfgang Croskey answered:
How is Stoneman Park area of Pittsburg in terms of investment? Appraisal, Rent-ability etc.
Dave,
I see that no response was given to this question. Not sure if you are still looking, but the Stoneman park area has good opportunity. It really comes down to how many bedrooms, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Short sale offer submitted, seller accepted but has not signed the papers. It's been 2 weeks. Normal? or is the seller really not wanting to
In a SHORTSALE the HOMEOWNER is not the SELLER!
The BANK is the SELLER.
The Homeowner is called the seller but they are really just a figurehead; you need their approval and they can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 15, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburg
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
How dangerous is it to agree by signing that Buyer would pay HOA dues when submitting an offer?
As others have so aptly stated you could be going down a slippery slope on that one. I guess what really matters is how bad you really want this property and what you're willing to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
With the new climate in real estate and so many government owned Homes, when should you get the keys after signing the docs? Ive been waiting a week!
Suenan,

I agree 100% with David. So long as the home is empty, don't wait for your keys, drill and change the locks if your agent didnt pull the keys before the listing agent pu ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 17, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Interested B…, Home Buyer in Contra Costa County,...
Interested Buyer answered:
short sale earnesy money requirements
Since the list price is $50K, would that mean a 10% deposit is $5k for this sale?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
Can I get FHA loan at a time for two property?
There are circumstances where you could potentially have 2 FHA loans simultaneously, however the situation you describe is not one of them.

You may purchase your primary residence wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 10, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Donna DeSino, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Donna DeSino answered:
I offered 2 short sale houses. Both of them accepted our offer at the same time. I need to make a choice. One house is 3200 sq but lot is 5000sq,
Hello Colleen-

You need to pick the property that best suits your needs-at this point, i think the resale is about the same because they are both in the same area? right? so pick the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
the property at 442 oak crest place in pittsburgh ca 94565 is it for sale
Since no local answers--any agent can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 19, 2010 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Raiyan Mainu…, Other/Just Looking in Antioch, CA
Raiyan Mainuddin answered:
How are the Stanford Place 1 or 2 communities in Pittsburg?
its nice, very quiet and the dynamics of this area is obviously changing quite a bit. The homes are new but have been affected by falling housing prices and in my opinion presents new h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Home Buying in Pittsburg
Michael Young, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Young answered:
Trying to get into the Pittsburg, Antioch area.
In Pittsburg, FHA and REO(bank-owned foreclosures) are like oil and water, they don't mix. Investment syndicates are buying a bunch of the REO's in the area with cash and pushing out t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 18, 2009 Home Buying in Pittsburg
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