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Cindy, Home Buyer in 94553
Cindy asked:
Buying (cash) from a real estate company I bought a home from a real estate agents own company on a cash deal, with full remodel to be done to my specs. I was told to put 5,000 in escrow and pay the remaining money to him (I paid…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in 94553
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
I am looking to a less expensive fixer upper home and consolidate other debt in payment and short sale the home I am currently in. Is this possible?
Short sale waiting period for conventional financing has now been extended to 4 years from date of incident.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in 94553
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
purchase a mobile home
Try cash or FHA loan - Cash will be easiest
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in 94553
Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94596
Simon Watson answered:
Is it true that sellers don't want to bother with VA loans because VA imposes so many restrictions, i.e. seller has to pay all closing costs?
A little late with my answer but I closed three VA and Cal Vet deals in the last 6 months, the Cal Vet in 23 days which I was not expecting, a good lender is essential in these deals. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in 94553
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I asked a question re: pix on Trulia but it was deemed offensive, so was taken down. One supportive realtor responded and now I cannot find her.
You might be able to locate her in the "Find a Pro" section. There's a tab at the upper right hand corner of the page.

I agree with you, too, about quality pictures. Frankly, no agen ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in 94553
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
How does a tenant find out about the outcome of an auction on a house they occupy and how is the tenant protected?
Once the property is sold, your obligation is only to the NEW owner, not the previous one.

You should also receive a notice about who is the new owner

First, do you have a lease t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Foreclosure in 94553
Yasumi Davis, Real Estate Pro in 94553
Yasumi Davis answered:
I'm just starting to look at 94553. It seems reasonable. Why? Forclosure properties? Or?
Martinez is a small friendly community. If you go close to downtown, homes are older and smaller. There are lots of newer homes along HWY 4 and closer to Pleasant Hill borders. I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94553
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Is the a difference in down payments between condos and townhouses (investment property) ?
Lenders look at townhouses and condos the same way...townhouses are still condo style ownership. You should be fine with 20% down on both.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Investment Properties in 94553
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
I have found a condo that i'm really interested in buying. After speaking with the agent I was told that financing was falling thru because of
Absolutely they can. The lender should have been doing this long ago. Many owners when they move up (especially in this area) keep their first condo's investments and buy up with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 15, 2009 Home Buying in 94553
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
What are the steps for a person living in Mexico to buy a house in the US?
Nothing, really if they are paying all cash. It is adviseable to open a checking or savings account and consulting an accountant proficient in international accounting but not mandator ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Buying in 94553
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