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John, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

Would like to buy this home (Randolph Street) using my VA Home Loan certificate.?

Asked by John, San Francisco, CA Mon Nov 10, 2008

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Hi John,

The most important item is getting a lender who will work with the VA. Almost as important is finding a house that will qualify in terms of both condition and price.

I located two houses on Randolph so am not sure which one you mean (92 or 618). Assuming that you mean the one in San Francisco, it is a short sale and subject to lender approval. As the VA requires the seller to pay most of your closing costs, it depends mostly if there is a better offer or not.

You could always offer higher to make sure that your offer is better (in price) but then the property has to appraise. Plus an offer with a larger down-payment could beat yours. There are many variables.

Looks like a nice house—from the few photos—it is tenant-occupied so requires an appointment to see it.

My last bit of advice is not to listen to a lot of people from out of the area unless it is very general advice. If an agent is NOT a member of SFAR (San Francisco Association of Realtors), it is very difficult for someone out of The City to write an offer here. (I got mad when a friend told me this 15 years ago before I moved here so I expect to incur wrath—but it is true.)

Good luck!
Rebecca
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