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Calvin Mackey, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Calvin Mackey answered:
with a final walk-thru with the potential new owner-can you still have furniture in the house until they actually take posession ?
Unless the contract stated that the home was to be completely vacant during the walk through having the furniture there should not be an issue. The walk thru is to confirm the overall c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 92630
Calvin Mackey, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Calvin Mackey answered:
I want to list a house by owner... how do I do this??
Hi Carol,

As previously mentioned, for sale by owner listings are not allowed on Trulia. If your goal is to cut cost and save money give me a call to discuss my full service 1% list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 92630
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
when a house is listed as pending with backup offers accepted.. what does that really mean? Is there any real possibility of still being able to buy?
Once a home is listed as pending, it is unconditional. It is highly unusual for there to be back up offers at this time. I am sure there are situations where the sale does not go throug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Foreclosure in 92630
Robert Adams…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Robert Adams Broker NV, RI, MA answered:
I am a cash buyer & I went to the listing agent for the house I wanted. Is that an advantage ? What do I do now? I'm a 1st time buyer!
I would recommend getting your own buyer agent to represent you to avoid any conflict of interest. The seller pays for the buyer agents commission so you get buyer representation for fr ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in 92630
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
I am interested in mobile homes except 55 in South Coast Metro area and surroundings 5-8 miles. Where are such communities and which one is the best?
Do you want a lease land or resident owned manufactured home community? We're a real estate broker, manufactured home dealer and also a general and manufactured home contractor with 3 d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Home Buying in 92630
Jason Risley, Real Estate Pro in 92630
Jason Risley answered:
I am cash buyer I will put a backup offer. they asked to deposit 25% of the price. Is that correct? What should be the amount to deposit?
Hi Tim,

The deposit is normally $5K for homes under $300K. For homes, under $700K, I would use $10K. For homes, over $700K, I would use between $20K to $50K.

The larger your depos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 92630
Grant Loel, Real Estate Pro in 92630
Grant Loel answered:
$99 daily extra fee written into contract as extra charge till escrow closes!.Under what conditions is the buyer considered responsible as "late?
The conditions are contained in the agreement on one of the pages you signed or initialed. If you cannot determine if you are responsible for the late fee then ask your realtor to expla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Home Buying in 92630
Gareth Davies, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Gareth Davies answered:
I hear on the television and media that there are many more homes than buyers right now. When we go out and?
Fast forward to May, 2013 and it seems there are more buyers than homes. The drop in home prices and the lower interest rates have turned the market around a little and prices have head ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Home Buying in 92630
Gareth Davies, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Gareth Davies answered:
Why are homes long since pending or 'back up offer' still on list of available homes.?
As an agent there are two selections we can make once we have put a home into escrow. The first is back up offers and the second is pending sale. I typically put my listings into "back ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Home Buying in 92630
Bob Phillips…, Real Estate Pro in Coto de Caza, CA
Bob Phillips - (949) 887-5305 answered:
How much should be the amount to deposit for a backup offer in San Francisco, CA?
Try 110% - that should perk up their ears! ( Of course, CAR forms limit liquidated damages to no more than 3%, should you later default.)

In all seriousness, 3% should be the maximum ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Foreclosure in 92630
Donald Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Riverside County, CA
Donald Stevens 909-428-0503 answered:
is it obligatory in San Francisco?
Yes it is obligatory, expecially in San Francisco. lol.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Insurance in 92630
John Jacobs, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
John Jacobs answered:
How do I know who actually bought my condo and when I have to be out?
All good answers from the agents below. I would second Mike's note that you may be wise to check with an attorney to make sure that your rights are protected.

Check out Legalshield. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Foreclosure in 92630
Suzanne Hall, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Suzanne Hall answered:
pending with release
Your question sounds more like a possible Tax Lien/ Transfer of Title/ Child Support/ Cloud on Title/ Mechanics Lien/ IRS Lien/ HOA Lien, ALL are possibilities to handle Release before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 92630
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
You all realize that Trulia posts property without consent of owners and some of these properties are not even being sold, due to it's public?
That’s why you hire a good Realtor,

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
JSimms@cmcloans.com
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 92630
Steve Backer, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Steve Backer answered:
Is a house on stills has less value than a house on slab. A house in the woods is a plus?
Hi: generally homes in the woods portions of Lake Forest will sell for higher prices per square foot than non-woods and non-lakes homes. However there can be some downsides to woods hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in 92630
Steve Backer, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Steve Backer answered:
WHAT IS A REO PROPERTY?
Hi: technically, REO really only signifies homes that have been foreclosed and are currently owned by some institution such as a lender or a mortgage insurance company. REO stands for & ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in 92630
Steve Backer, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Steve Backer answered:
I am considering purchasing a home in Lake Forest, CA. Do all homes have lake membership?
Hi: there are two lakes in the city of Lake Forest: Hidden Lakes (which used to be called Lake One) & the Lake Forest Keys (which used to be called Lake Two). Before the city was in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in 92630
KARA NORMAN…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Charles, IL
KARA NORMAN 630-772-9090 answered:
what does it mean when there are 2 hoa fees for example hoa#1 at $360. and Hoa #2 at $30.? Is that yearly & monthly? thank you for your help!
I have a listing with two hoa fees, the 2nd fee is quarterly for the swimming/ tennis club house.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 15, 2011 Home Buying in 92630
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Can I be charged for an appraisal that was ordered and completed before I received my GFE. In addition, I never signed any disclosures.
JD,

You cannot be charged for this appraisal based on what you've indicated here. Shane and Gregorio have done a very thorough job of explaining everything.

Let me know if y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 12, 2011 Home Buying in 92630
Michael Tomi…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Michael Tomita answered:
why have my rental postings not posted yet on your site? it says waiting for approval... Please let me know what i did wrong...
I have no idea why it is showing up. Hopefully, it will show up now.
Michael
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 19, 2011 Rental Basics in 92630
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