There are many great homes out there that can meet your needs. It is important to find an agent out there that is working for you full time and looking for homes that fit your needs in all of the surounding areas including Costa Mesa.
I will attach my web site but you can also contact me at (949) 294-7043. I live and work in Costa Mesa and would love to help you find a home that works for YOU!
A short sale occurs when an owner owes more on the loan(s) than the property can sell for and asks the mortgage holder to settle for less than the full amount. The mortgage holder can accept a "short" price, negotiate a higher price or foreclose on the house. This process can take a while especially in this time of bank mergers.
Be careful when you view listings online to verify if they are equity sales or short sales. This information may not be included in the listing description.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact me through the link below. Best wishes in your search!
I recommend you contact Tim Sibley, First Capital Mortgage, tel 949-718-1511, and he will get you prequalified and answers your questions about homes loans.
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If you will let us know more about your criteria of want and need, we can help.
In the meantime, we recommend you contact a mortgage broker or lender and get a letter or loan prequalification. Best wishes.
Harrison K. Long, Realtor agent and broker, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.
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Our recommendation is to get started collecting information so that when the right home at the right price shows up, you will be ready to move on it.
The first step is getting pre-qualified for a loan. Now is the time to clarify what your options are. You don't have to have a specific home in mind for purchasing before you start working with a loan specialist. It would be best to start the process now.
Let me know as much detail about your desires and I'll see what I can find.
Good luck, and if your in need of a great Realtor, call or email me.
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