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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Can a landlord rent out an apartment as "office space" if the tenant plans on living there?
I'm not an real expert in this but do have friends who live in apartments and use a second bedroom as an office. I am pretty confident there is no form of tax relief for this like you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Rental Basics in 90802
Shannon Jones, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Shannon Jones answered:
Boyfriend has two foreclosures against him with timeshares. Is it impossible for us to buy a home?
Talk to several lenders to get a definitive answer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in 90802
Michael Magaw, Real Estate Pro in 90505
Michael Magaw answered:
What is a legitimate rent to own listing that has scams involved?
The problem is the leasee/tenant (future buyer) usually wants to lock in today's prices and interest rates and does not want to pay for it. In that case it makes no sense for the landl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Michael Magaw, Real Estate Pro in 90505
Michael Magaw answered:
I meant no scams involved for a rent to own property in michigan
The problem is the leasee/tenant (future buyer) usually wants to lock in today's prices and interest rates and does not want to pay for it. In that case it makes no sense for the landl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
How legitimate are companies like Sell My Home Fast? What are the disadvantages if you use them?
Hello Jackie,

These companies seem to come and go. If you need to sale your home in he shortest amount of time and for the max price. I urge you to list it with a real estate sales p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 2, 2013 Home Selling in 90802
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
. Does anyone know of any legit rent to owns in new hamnpshire?
The state of the market really doesn't lend itself to rent to owns. I would watch out if I were you. When interest rates are really high, that’s the time to look for rent to owns ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
I was denied prequalification on a home loan. Said I could come in and fill out a home loan application, talk to a rep, for a fee. Will this help?
Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent home buyers only, and work to get you the best price and most favorable terms. You can go to N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 8, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Mark Vinton, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Mark Vinton answered:
what is considered good credit? I mean, if you were to lease a condo to someone, what's the lowest score
Hello Uliver. I too own rental property and I'm a member of the Apartment Owners Association and use their ABC grade credit reports. I accept "A" or "B" rated reports. A's are defined a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Samantha Bak…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Samantha Baksic answered:
Hello, What are the key factors to consider when one shops around for a lender to refi? Please advise. Thanks Christina
You also want to make sure you are using someone who is a broker, as opposed to just using a specific bank. A broker is able to shop around for the best rate possible. Best of luck!

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Russ Ravary answered:
Rent -to-Own Websites?
If you have to rent to own you probably shouldn't be buying yet. Rent to own homes are going to be higher priced and have higher interest rates
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Russ Ravary answered:
Can someone explain what is a legal quiet title action?
Legal quiet title is a action where their is a cloud or lien on title. Somebody may have an interest in the property and the title company may be unable to find them. The seller hires ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
would you ever remove a contingency contract to cover up for the fact you couldnt honor it because you messed the sale up so badly?
No, NOT EVER!!!!!

First, and most important, we must remain ethical. Even if a mistake was made, there is never a rational for trying to miss lead anyone.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Selling in 90802
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
I have a condo in downtown Long Beach. It needs repairs that could be costly. Are there people or agencies that will buy condos "as is"?
What's the status of your condo? Where is it located. I could be interested in paying cash for it. You may call 760 815-6977 i.e. email me, onthelevel@cox.net, for on offline and privat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Selling in 90802
Deb Dobias, Home Owner in Long Beach, CA
Deb Dobias answered:
has the laws changed on OYO properties regarding home equity loans? I am thinking of buying a OYO that needs repairs and upgrades. can i get a loan?
Some OYOs do have seperate tax bills. That is not the problem. Lenders and our attorney who has dealt with OYO problems for many years has told us that the financing problem is simply ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2011 Home Buying in 90802
Deanna Allen…, Real Estate Pro in La Mirada, CA
Deanna Allensworth answered:
Do you think its appropriate to sell a 550,000.00 duplex at the peak of the market in june 2006 for 385,000.00 and not to close escrow till may 2007
Hi Dana, Unless you inputed some old dates by accident, it looks like Truilia may have pulled a very old message from you. We definitely are not in a peak market (at least in Southern ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
Karen Nicolls, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Karen Nicolls answered:
is it normal to drop a homes price the first week of the realty contract before its even advertised or shown ?
Unless the property is a short sale or a foreclosure a good "rule of thumb" for reducing the listing price is two week on the market with no showings or with 10 showings and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
what would you do if your daughter or mother or friend or girlfriend lost her home and all her money thanks to that realtors errors?
Hire an attorney - and see what your options are.

This is your best bet.

Good Luck !

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
what would you do with a realtor who failed to return buyers calls and to show up for meetings,never brought any buyers by and undersold your home?
I would ask for a release from your contract, if they are slow in getting it, I would talk to their broker and explain the situation to them and ask for the release. After you have the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
what would you do if a realtor sold my home for 385,000.00 who contracted to sell it for 480,000.00 contingency contract
Dana -

Your question is somewhat confusing. Can you further explain your quandry?

Good Luck !

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
do you think its appropriate to contract with a client to sell their home for 480,000.00 then fail to list it for months and then list it for 440,000.
Sounds like afew details are missing(?)

Unethical and wouldn't seem to benefit either side.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2011 Home Selling in 90802
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