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Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Mariah Bradford 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?
I have run up against, unfortunately, many sellers and agents that I consider ignorant of current VA and FHA loans.... and who are old-fashioned prejudiced against them. I agree with N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94553
Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Mariah Bradford answered:
purchase a mobile home
You don't need an FHA loan. You need a Manufactured Home Lender, which is a specialty. There are a not as many as you have for "normal" houses but there are quite a few. You are prob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94553
Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Mariah Bradford answered:
Buying (cash) from a real estate company
I am so sorry this happened to you, and I am glad that you have a lawyer on contingency! There is no question that the lawyer will give you much better advice than any online forum. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94553
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
how long will it take you to make updates ?
It really depends on what site trulia is getting the information from. If you can send me the address I can take a look.


I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or questi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Selling 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
lalato, Renter in Concord, CA
lalato answered:
I am helping my daughter find a home.. Where is Martinez in reference to Berkerley?
Tagging on to Neil's point about BART. Instead of BART, directly from Berkeley, you can take the commuter train Capitol Corridor which stops in downtown Martinez. It's about a 25 minut ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 94553
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, 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 Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita 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 Martinez, CA
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 92129, 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 Danville, 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 Danville, 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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