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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Exactly how much does your income need to be and how good must your credit be in order to buy a home rather than rent?
It's not necessarily how much you make, but what your debt to income ratios are, how long have you been working and your credit score, among other things. You should speak with a coupl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in 94954
Gary Swale, Real Estate Pro in 94951
Gary Swale answered:
We're planning to sell our family home in California and retire to Oregon. Our friends are telling us to rent first, should we?
I think a few visits to your desired area, internet searches of demographics, and connecting with a local Realtor is your best strategy. Do your research and do it right the first time.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Buying in 94954
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What is RENT TO OWN HOMES? How does it work? What are the requirements to buy a new home. First time buyer w/bad credit....
Hello Laura, what are your fico scores? You may qualify for FHA with a minimum 580 fico score and from 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may qualify to b ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94954
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Socioeconomic statistics for Marylyn Circle in Petaluma
Hello,

Here is a good site to check crime rate....its not attached to any realtors..just straight facts

http://www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx

If you need statistics on a a certa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94954
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
failure by seller to provide timely access to home for inspections
Stephen,
First, we are not lawyers and our advice is not strictly legal advice. Second, decide what is most important in how you proceed. If you pursue legal action to recover your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in 94954
David Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
David Thomas answered:
We are renting a house that is in the foreclosure process, and the house is going to auction on nov 3. Do we pay rent for this month?
How'd it go? Did it sell 11/3? Somebody will be contacting you, usually a realtor, to entice you to move out of a house now owned by the bank. Called "cash for keys" y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 9, 2011 Foreclosure in 94954
Pete Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Sonoma County, CA
Pete Brocco answered:
Pre forclosure properties usually say Est. loan bal. and bank owned say est. sale price. Is this the total money needed to purchase the home ?
Call me, I will answer your questions.
Thanks,
Pete Brocco
Brocco Real Estate
RealtyTrac Broker
CA DRE License #00846056
(707) 571-8213
petebrocco@comcast.net
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Foreclosure in 94954
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
How much to convert half-finished living space back into 2-car garage?
Hi Trini,

A lot of contractors will come out and give you an estimate for free. So that should help you make your decision a little bit easier. Is the the home worth it? Your Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 6, 2010 Home Buying in 94954
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