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Rick, Renter in Roseville, CA

We haven't signed a contract yet. Been out to see the house twice and love the layout. The area seems nice but I have no way of knowing for

Asked by Rick, Roseville, CA Wed May 22, 2013

sure. It is a centex builder in the 78245 zip code. Any enlightenment on either of these areas would be appreciated.

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The scoop on that area is that it is a nice place to be at the price range. There are nicer, and there are worse... the problem is... it's very subjective... What I might think is amazing, you might look at and think I'm nuts!

If you are building a home... let me just say this... I'll be the best friend you have ever had. I used to do a TON of Interim Construction financing for almost every builder in town... I got to know the vast majority of these guys really well. But, I bring some experience to the table you won't get out of a normal agent..

I used to go an inspect the various stages of construction, and if I didn't like what I saw, they wouldn't get paid their draw until I did. :) Long story shorty... if you are building from the ground up.. I'll watch each stage of construction like a hawk and make sure everything is being done right... I do that while you are at work.

If it is a home already built... oh my.. it's time to see if we can beat the builder to death... get you better incentives, better financing, and better pricing than they will offer you on your own.. Without question, I'll save you a ton of money up front, and over the life of your loan. Much more so than just about anyone you will meet.. I have hook ups in the lending world due to my being in it for 15 years that will blow most people's minds.. :) It's my claim to fame.

Shoot me an e-mail, give me a call, or send me a text.. Let's talk about how we can get you a MUCH better deal, and maybe even talk about a few other builders as well.

Jason C Campbell
Platinum Top 50 Finalist
Option One Real Estate
web: http://www.SAHomeExpert.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
You need representation and all builders are more than willing to pay a licensed Realtor to represent you... the onsite agent represents the builder/ seller... Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions...

Rosie Kelch The Singing Realtor
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 25, 2013
Definitely work with an agent as the builder only represents the seller's interests... not yours. As far as your question is concerned. You may want to hold back and take some time to make sure that is where you want to be. Maybe sign a short 6 months lease to get a feel for the area before buying a home you may find out later you regret.

Hope this helps.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
Rick, CENTEX in the 78245 area has two very nice communities. I would recommend both communities. Just worked with a client to get him into one of the communities and client fell in love with communities and amenities.

Previous advice on getting a Realtor to represent you was right on. Call me for additional advice.

Roland Gonzales, ABR, GRI, CRS, CDPE
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
Good morning Rick, at no cost to you, I would be happy to assist you throughout the process.

Licensed Real Estate Broker
Best Practices Realty
Call or Text: (210) 379-2799
email: Leah@BPR.co
Web: http://www.BPR.co for the best map based 'Lifestyle' home search
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
I agree with Bruce! You should have your own representation! You will need someone to help negotiate, watch your deadlines on the contract, help you with a home inspection when the house is complete and do a final walk thru with you to make sure everything is just fine. And those are just some of the many things we do as Realtors.

Call, email or text me anytime! I'm a full time Realtor.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
We need to get you a great realtor. it's fun to look at the builders, but take a tag along for every single visit. They'll tell you which are the better neighborhoods, which are the better builders, which side of the road is the preferred side, what upgrades to choose, where you can negotiate with the builder, etc. The builder's salesperson represents the builder and typically is not licensed. So who is representing you? Don't go at it alone.

Just click this link to see problems many other buyers have had that go at it alone.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX

I am from California myself and I can give you some insight on both. Give me a call.

Gregory Touchstone
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
Give me a call I just helped one of my clients buy a home with Centex in that area to be built.

Best Regards,

Johnny Williams
Web Reference: http://www.sahomestx.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
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