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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Buyer canceled after 40 days 1 day before of escrow because the family is moving back to China. All contingencies waived. Can seller keep the EMD?
None of us can really answer that question without seeing your contract. This is a matter for either your listing agent or a real estate attorney.

Best of luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Selling in 92604
RelocationPro, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
RelocationPro answered:
How do you approach clients that have no respect for your position as a Realtor and ask for a portion of your commissions?
I only work with clients that I have fully screened including a face-to-face meeting discussing how I work and presentation of an exclusive right contract. This typically screens out an ... more
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
How do you deal with people when they are working with multiple agents? why they do that?
People working with multiple agents is a very common event and probably best justified when the buyer is covering a broad area that may not include locations that an agent is familiar w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 General Area in 92604
Paul Youssef, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Paul Youssef answered:
Irvine, CA - How would you offer on this seller financing home?
Seller financing is my specialty. There are a few ways to protect yourself from a loss of value and investment, #1 being having an option to renew if value isnt there in 5 yrs. You ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in 92604
Sheila Tucker, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Sheila Tucker answered:
Looking for rental possibilities in Greentree school district...
I am also a greentree resident - Please contact me at your earliest convience and I will give you access to all available.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Rentals in 92604
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Alternate to Irvine? Safe yet Cheaper?
Hello Benjamin,

A couple of areas similar to Irvine include Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Missino Viejo, Tustin, and Anaheim Hills.

I would be happy to compile a list of single family ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in 92604
MJ Omidbakhsh, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
How much value would an investment on cosmetic upgrades to the house and landscaping add to a house during resale?
No matter how much money you put into a house, when you want to sell your property, you can not be too off from the comparisons in your market area! Then of course this depends on the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Selling in 92604
Kawain Payne, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Kawain Payne answered:
Convert single family to multi family to rent
If this property is in Irvine California, you had better check with the city code enforcment department before you do anythin!!!

One of the things that makes Irvine hold such high p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in 92604
Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
8 Harborcrest 92604 in the Cove is not $825K as stated here but $799K
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Areal. As Sharon stated below, the price has been adjusted on Trulia.

http://www.trulia.com/property/3096675304-8-Harborcrest-Irvine-CA-926 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Using Trulia in 92604
budfox5, Home Seller in Colorado
budfox5 answered:
Have been asked to pay $829 for HOA CC&R's and bylaws copies
The racket here is the HOA Management company. By most laws, HOA's can only charge reasonable costs (cost of printing). The management company's however have discovered that this is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 21, 2012 Home Buying in 92604
Keith Jones, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Keith Jones answered:
We signed a purchase agreement 2 months ago. We supposed to close 45 days after but we didn't get the 3% down
We are not attorneys but, generally speaking, the loss of your deposit is the out lined penalty for non performance.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Buying in 92604
Patrick Pham, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, CA
Patrick Pham answered:
Can I refinance my house and rent it out as soon as the refinance is done or do I have to live in the house for a year and THEN rent it out?
Dear Fin,

Unless you own several properties, I would strongly suggest you complete your refinance before renting it out to avoid a hit on your interest rate for occupancy. Normally ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 28, 2011 For Rent in 92604
Karen Parsons…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
What happens when I sign the loan docs?
Hi Ioana,

The answers below are very complete...but I'm sad that your agent hasn't helped you with this. Shoot...you should have these questions answered by them.

0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Home Buying in 92604
Roy Barker Jr, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
Roy Barker Jr answered:
HUD-1 much higher than GFE from Wells Fargo on FHA loan, REO property

out of curioustiy, what ever happened to this deal? I hate to hear about things like this.. GFE's are only estimates; however they are also supposed to be very close to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 17, 2011 Home Buying in 92604
Constance Sa…,  in Sunland, CA
Constance Saunders answered:
We didn't buy the house. Should we pay a fee to the agent?
The only amount you would owe would be what was clearly in writing (see "Statute of Frauds"). If it isn't written it isn't true. The best thing you can do for your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in 92604
Karen Parsons…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
what is the annual property tax on a 500,000 single family home in Irvine, Aliso Viejo and Lake Forest, CA ?
Hi Marc,

If you are working with an agent, they should have that information for you when you go look at properties. There is a base rate of 1% in Orange County and then there are ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 14, 2011 Home Buying in 92604
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
What commissions are paid to the listing broker / buying broker in a short sale, 6%?
Helpme the Federal Government has determined that 6% is a just rate of compensation for closing a short sale. They offer that on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. It is up to other lend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 15, 2010 Home Buying in 92604
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