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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Claudia Muller Gravelle 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?
From a lender:
Your credit score can be as low as 620.
The better your score, the better interest rate.
You want to take 40% of your gross monthly income, back out your monthly revol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in 94954
Gary Swale, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
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
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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....
Hi Laura,

Being on the loan side of the real estate business, I'd like to address your question regarding the requirements to buy a new home...and "bad credit." Not knowing what you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94954
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
failure by seller to provide timely access to home for inspections
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 ,
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.
Pete Brocco
Brocco Real Estate
RealtyTrac Broker
CA DRE License #00846056
(707) 571-8213
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Foreclosure in 94954
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
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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