It depends on what you are asking. If you are wanting to buy a home at a court auction, then there are services you can subscribe to which will list those for you. The problem is that you need cash and you are buying the home "as-is".
If you are looking for a home that's been foreclosed already and is ready for sale, a Realtor is probably your best bet. Banks will list these homes with a Realtor and they will appear on the MLS, you can see these on Realtor.com and other search sites, but if you do not have a buyer's agent of your own, you are dealing with a bank based on their agent alone.....I really wouldn't recomend this. A buyer's agent costs you nothing in commission....so it's a good idea to have your own representation.
I'd love to help you.....I'd suggest that you use this site and others to read blog posts and comments I've made, if you like my ideas and the way I work, I'd be happy to email you some listings of bank-owned homes.
Yikes...this agent is definately doing the wrong thing for his seller. If your offer was higher and he only showed them a lower offer, he is risking his license. I would have your agent look into this.
As far as the counter...it sounds like a true back-up offer, sounds like this is a short sale and they are not going to open escrow. Normally they would write something like "subject to cancellation of current escrow" in this case they don't seem to have an open escrow.
I certainly wouldn't sit around and wait for this one...the listing agent is not very ethical and you might run into more problems if you go through with it.....
Hello Sean. For crime statistics, the best source I've found is the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report. It has a breakdown for all major crimes by city. You can find this information on-line at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/data/table_08_ca.html.
For information about the population of each city, the best source I've found is the U.S. Census. The most comprehensive version is for 2000, and can be found at factfinder.census.gov.
You can also find this information on each city's website.
The City of Aliso Viejo can be found at: http://ci.aliso-viejo.ca.us/
The City of Laguna Niguel website can be found at: http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/
The City of San Juan Capistrano website can be found at: http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/
I hope this helps! Please feel free to contact me directly of I can be of further assistance.
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I presume that you mean that your Bank posponed the Trustee Sale?
And your question; "do they have to give me...."
NO, the Bank doesn't HAVE to give you anything; they are omnipotent.
They could have postponed it because of something YOU did.
Or they could have postponed it because they wanted to.... more
If you are not on the loan, it should have no effect on your credit. You should consult an attorney to determine if you might want to be taken off the Title now.
Also, when your dad is doing the short sale, the lender should not ask for or require any of your financial information.
Best of luck,
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Yes - as long as it is stated in the Escrow instructions you signed. I've always seen cancellation fees stated in the instructions but often times the escrow company will choose not to charge them even though they can.... more