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Becky Johnson…, Real Estate Pro in Westland, MI
Becky Johnson, ABR, e-Pro, CNE answered:
I just bought a house. Due to privacy concerns, how do I go about getting the photos of the house removed from your website?
I Agreed with Anna. BUT The pics start on are MLS and are sent over to TONS of websites. Getting them removed from here is just step 1. Most listing agents wouldn't remove from all beca ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 23, 2014 Home Buying in 94596
Adam Hamalian, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Every time you move, it is a new adventure and there are new questions to be asked about the new neighborhood. Buying into a retirement community is no different. Each retirement community has its own… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 15, 2014 by Adam Hamalian Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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David D. Wha…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
 Certain events are creating a great home-buying opportunity at this time:1. Interest rates have dropped dramatically and are at an 14-month low (see this CNN article)2. There is less buyer demand in… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 24, 2014 by David D. Whaley Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Mary Beth Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mary Beth Maclennan answered:
Does the HOA cover your property taxes if you purchase a Co-op in Rossmoor?
To add a little more clarification, when you purchase a co-op in Rossmoor, your monthly payments will consist of your HOA dues PLUS 1/12th of the annual property taxes due on the proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
80-15-5 mortgage in California
Hello Alex, you may consider 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) from a minimum 620 fico score. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Jason Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
People have been asking me lately...Can I use future rental income toward qualifying for a new mortgage loan?If you are using an FHA or a Conventional loan the answer is likley going to be NO...HOWEVER… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 6, 2014 by Jason Wheeler Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 94597
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.

Ye ... more
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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