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Kevin Chapin, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Kevin Chapin answered:
80-15-5 mortgage in California
There is an 80-10-10 program available. The true #'s come out different at closing, but that is the program basis.

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Kevin Chapin, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Kevin Chapin answered:
What is the average rent on apts. in 94597 area code, and does it make more sense to rent at this rate (financially) or to buy a home in AZ for $200k?
Hello Elizabeth. IT DEPENDS. There are a lot of variables involved that are not in question. How large of a place are you looking to rent? Why are you considering renting in Walnut ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
what do the home owners dues cover?
It varies by community, It's very important to confirm what's covered before closing. Know what you're buying.

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Beginning Aug 16th conventional loans will require a 4 year waiting period after Short-Sale or Deed-in-Leu . Prior to this there was a 2 year wait (Fannie Mae backed loans) if you had a 20% down-payment… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 17, 2014 by Craig Bosse Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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JAMES COLLINS, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
JAMES COLLINS answered:
how would an agent or agency know if I used agent from another company to buy a home?
Anything you sign you should have a copy of. If you do not have a copy, get one.
That way it can be determined what you signed. There are many forms signed when buying or selling a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Margaret  Pr…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Margaret Price answered:
what do the homeowners dues cover?
Hi,
Rossmoor HOA fees, commonly called the "coupon," cover different things depending on whether the property is a condo or a co-operative unit. The "Mutuals" are the Homeowners Assoc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Margaret  Pr…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Margaret Price answered:
Are there many co-ops in Rossmoor that are changing over to condos? Co-ops seem to have troublesome rules so I would prefer a condo.
Rossmoor Co--Ops have certain advantages in what is covered by the HOA fees over what is covered by condo fees. Remember, too, that the property tax is included in the so-called "Coup ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Paul Watkins, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Conventional, FHA and VA loans are all processed, underwritten and funded in our office!  Your loan doesn't leave my sight.  Some larger banks aren't able to say the same thing.What does that mean for… Read more
Blogged Fri May 16, 2014 by Paul Watkins Home Buying Financing
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Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
Is there anyway around the HOA dues? Is low $500's the best that can be done? 6/9K a year in dues is a lot. What do people do who have no income?
Nope there isn't. if you stop paying them you can be foreclosed on by the HOA for lack of payment... some places are higher then others just depends on where you live... Ive seen them f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
I see foreclosed properties that are empty (at least the photos show an empty place) that have been on the market for hundreds of days. What's up?
When there is a foreclosed property the bank owns it because the mortgage holder couldn't make payments, and was unable to lease back the property from the bank till they sold it.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Walnut Creek April 2014 home sales report shows a strong market for single family homes and condos, especially in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.  The median selling price for the 76 homes that… Read more
Blogged Wed May 7, 2014 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Tirso De Uba…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
An infrared home inspection is the modern way of inspecting a home. Fading fast are the legacy style of typical home inspections. The days of peek and poke, inspecting with a flashlight and a clipboard… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 27, 2014 by Tirso De Ubago,cio ASHI General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Royal Proper…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 25, 2014 by Royal Property Inspections Home Buying Going Green Home Ownership
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Zach Knapp, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Zach Knapp answered:
Why would a bank not reduce price on a foreclosed home that is vacant, is now bank owned, has had regular mo. price reductions over market, no offers
Cathlene it is simple supply an demand. In most other states for everyone home buyer there are 5 to 7 homes available, here in California the ratio is 1.1 homes per buyer. With the high ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
April 7, 2014 Walnut Creek CA Real Estate Update March 2014 Homes For Sale Walnut Creek CAWalnut Creek CA Real Estate Monthly CommentaryHomes for sale in Walnut Creek CA as of April 7, 2014 total 36 single… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 8, 2014 by Vickie Nagy Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94597
Simon Watson answered:
Could you please tell me if the KEYs condos are FHA approved? Thanks in advance
Yes is it, I checked the HUD web site
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94597
Simon Watson answered:
Is Master's Court a nice community to buy in? By nice I mean is the area safe, has anybody heard about any residential problems?
Walnut Creek is pretty much safe all over, contact the
local police who should be able to answer any questions or
concerns you may have.

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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
How long does it take to buy a house? Assume that I already find one I like on Trulia, and I don't need a loan. I want to move in asap.
You want to give enough time for a home inspection and the title company to do the title search. Then it depends on how long the closing agency takes to prepare the closing statement. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Jason Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
When you're looking to buy real estate in the bay area one of the main factors in getting a loan is what your debt to income ratios.  Managing and controlling your debts is pivotal and key to getting… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 28, 2014 by Jason Wheeler Home Buying Financing How To...
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Paul Watkins, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Are you self employed and looking to purchase a home?With lending policies being the way they are today it can be hard to get the financing one may need in order to take advantage of the enticing interest… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 18, 2014 by Paul Watkins Home Buying Financing
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