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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Is it a good time to buy SFH in bay area?
Hi Azam,

The market may level in some areas after school starts, but the inventory will as well. Please let me know your criteria via email (from my profile), and I would be happy to ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does FNMA require borrower's name on the offer to purchase to match credit report? Ex: OTP has middle initial and credit report has full middle name.
Initially no but eventually yes and can be accomplished through a name affadavit addendum. Check with your loan officer
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How do I find Realtors who specialize in just REO foreclosures?
Today if someone claims he is. He is not honest.

The REO days are very much over. Occassionarily one or two will come up as people can get behind their payments as always.

Sam Shu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 30, 2016 Home Buying in 95118
Rockhard.mdd, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rockhard.mdd answered:
what do you guys think about the condos in Meridian Woods? They are in Cupertino school district but the
Being over 40 years old, Meridian Woods condos are in good condition, unlike others of this age. Condo living has rules, regulations, codes that must be followed in order to keep the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 22, 2016 Home Buying in 95129
Looselip1121, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
Looselip1121 answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
I want to purchase a moblie home but its on a senior patk, the owner iof the park said i cant move it why
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Jumbo loans with 5% down
Yes we have 5% down up to 1.5 million with a minimum 720 fico score. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. Here are some links to study as well as web ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections
I don't see why you can't get your own inspection. I used to live in the Bay Area and I hired my own inspector in the past. Your agent can give you advice but ultimately it is your deci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Rina Shaikh-…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rina Shaikh-Lesko asked:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections Hi all,

I'm am trying to get a handle on how home inspections are usually handled in our crazy Bay Area market. Seems like it's something a lot of sellers do before listing,…
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2016 Home Buying in 95125
Hatham, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Hatham answered:
I'm a buyer and my real estate agent gave me a portion of her commission. She also sent me a 1098 recently. Is this taxable?
hi im a buyer and my real estate agent wrote in the contract that he will provide me with x amount of money and that credit is subject to lender approval.
if the lender do not approve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2016 Home Buying in 95141
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Any Russian Speaking agents out there?
I would be more than happy to refer you to one of my preferred agents that speaks Russian.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Dale A., Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Dale A. answered:
How far from a major highway is good enough for a house?
Marketing, public opinions or personal choice, it's up to you. A savy realtor, who asked where I was from, learned that I grew up near the ocean. Later she showed me a property of inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Want to purchase and occupy as primary residence a duplex with one unit occupied. How to deal with tenants?
Do you currently have a real estate agent?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
In our area of Southern California we have many Asian agents. We have been told that when a house is sold by these agents, a "kickback" is given back.
No it is not legal to give "undisclosed" kick backs. While it is true the Asian and Middle Eastern culture is much more conducive to kick backs, I see them as a group moving away from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2016 Home Buying in 95141
 Mark, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Mark answered:
what is the average realtor fee in my area?
The best way to find out the going real estate commission rate is to put the Realtor fees on the open market and let the Agents bid your commission rate. Commission fees are negotiable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2016 Home Buying in Cambrian
Andrei Apostu, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Andrei Apostu answered:
do i need a buyer agent when buying a new home from a builder? what is the advantage and disadvantage?
Definitely YES. The first thing you have to understand is that the agents at the sales office WORK FOR THE BUILDER. Nothing wrong with that, it's a job I would proudly accept if it woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2016 Home Buying in 95119
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Derek Jones answered:
Can a buyer represent himself in CA without being a licensed BRE?
I'm not sure what the previous agent is talking about with it not being legal or proper but yes you can represent yourself and buy a home without an agent. People unknowingly do it all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2016 Home Buying in 95135
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How to come up with earnest money and how much for san jose ca?
If you don't have the enough money then I would suggest that you save up first. Have you talked to a lender yet?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2016 Home Buying in 95122
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