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Maryann Salt, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Maryann Salt answered:
can we buy a home with credit scores of 560? we are tired of throwing money away on rent
Getting a loan approved for a borrower that has a 560 credit score entails much more than the FICO. Yes I have done it before, but for you my question would be why is your score so low. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Buying in 94523
Gretchen Hug…, Real Estate Pro in 94523
Gretchen Hughes answered:
Converting 4th bedroom into a walk in closet for our master bedroom add value to our home?
This will decrease value when it comes to resale. Having the additional bedroom when it comes time to sell will be advantageous for you, especially if there are several 3 bedrooms in th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in 94523
Jean-leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Camelback East, Phoe...
Jean-leon Magnotto answered:
Is there a tax break when you sell your first home? We own a condo and a house, was considering selling our condo but we can also afford to hold it.
You should talk to a CPA. Typically there are no capital gains taxes if you have occupied the property as a primary residence for 2 of the last 5 years. Good luck !
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Selling in 94523
Tim Nadem, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Tim Nadem answered:
I'm purchasing a new home via FHA. Do I need to have a independent inspection for the new home? It was already built when I purchased it.
New homes I would for sure get an inspection because it hasn't settled yet. Like, some homes in another city was built on the hills it was discovery that the houses were sliding after ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 94523
Tim Nadem, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Tim Nadem answered:
Whats the most important fact when shopping for a house or choosing that home?
sorry everyone forgot to include that I'm a new Sales Associatet with

Walnut Creek Coldwell Banker

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 94523
Tim Nadem, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Tim Nadem answered:
What are the legal steps to removing a telephone pole in front of our house 15 Bartlett Court Pleasant Hill, CA 94523?
@Brian...First the city is going to ask you why you want to remove the pole, Saying " I don't like it " is not going to work, but health reasons you might have a good chance, but it wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 How To... in 94523
Tim Nadem, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Tim Nadem answered:
What are the best restaurants in Pleasant Hill, CA?
And for pizza Try Mello's Pizza on Contra Costa Blvd.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Entertainment & Nightlife in 94523
Yoann Baral-…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Yoann Baral-Baron,SRS, ABR,MRP answered:
I have credit score of 560. I own a rental condo worth $120,000. Can I get a loan to buy another rental condo for $99,000?
Hi Kace,

You should talk to a mortgage specialist about it. Every situation is different unfortunately,

For investment properties, there are a lot of factors to consider:
-The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Investment Properties in 94523
Accredited B…, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Accredited Brokers answered:
Why don't realtors post HOAs for these places. Whenever I see a townhome or condo for sale, it's the first thing I look for since it can make a huge
This is just one of the reasons why it's so great to have a real estate agent working for you. They will be able to present you with the most up-to-date information and available p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94523
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
We are in contract for a home in the 94523 zip. Just noticed a huge crack on the garage floor. Another Homeguard inspection is scheduled. I hear
Ah..............but Melissa, only foundation experts. Now just any ordinary home inspector.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 94523
Bill Arther, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Bill Arther answered:
Is it ethical for an agent to push their fiduciary into a home purchase by saying that, "now is the best time to buy a home"?
Charles, how about a different approach? Right now in southwest Florida you can buy waterfront canal homes with boating access to the Gulf of Mexico that were selling for $500k to $1mi ... more
4 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 19, 2010 Agent2Agent in 94523
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Agents use low interest rates as a motivator for the buyer. Would it not be better for everyone if we used rising interest rates to motivate sellers.?

Not so much.

You state, “Upper end sellers are unrealistic on prices.”
I’d respond by saying, “That’s their prerogative.” When t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 Home Selling in 94523
Mike Kelly &…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman answered:
I have a lead that wants to buy a lot however wants the owner to carry the financing while he uses his liquid
I've used CTX mortage as they are builders who understand the process. Does he want to put ANY money down? For years it was 30% down for a lot and it was understood the seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2008 Foreclosure in 94523
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