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leahrays12345, Home Buyer in Brea, CA
leahrays12345 answered:
Underwriter denies loan days before closing what can i do??????????????????????????????/
i needed to get a good car since my place of work is far from where i leave , i told my husband about my plans to get a loan so that i can get a good car of my choice but my husband ins ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:16pm Home Buying in Brea
Claudia Chien, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Claudia Chien answered:
How much flexibility in listing prices, on avg., are in Irvine market right now? 20% down, with financing. ive pre-app letter.
Hi there,
It is very sad that most qualified buyers have to compete with cash buyers in Irvine market right now. Not only competing with overseas cash buyers , but also local buyers w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:36pm Home Buying in Irvine
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY, CDPE, SRES answered:
1st time home buyer... what is the recommended "1st steps" when starting the process?
Your first step is to get pre-approved for your mortgage. After that interview local real estate professionals and pick the one you are most comfortable working with to assist you thro ... more
1 vote Share Flag Yesterday at 12:18pm Home Buying in Brea
Melchor, REA…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Melchor, REALTOR®, M.Ed answered:
How far away are the homes from newport coast going all the way to Laguna Beach? I see a lot of homes are much bigger in newport coast than on laguna?
Hello Maria,

First and foremost, thank you for posting your question here at trulia. I appreciate it. As for the distance, roughly a 15-25 minute (depending on traffic) drive would b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in Newport Coast
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Are there FHA programs with 1/2% down? For real?........
There are different programs available to qualify you with a lower down payment then 3.5%. Check with a local lender to understand all your options.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 90623
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What's a good down payment to have?
With FHA guidelines, you can qualify with as low as 3.5%. If you qualify under conventional guidelines you can put as low as 5% down payment. Qualify with a lender to understand all yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 90623
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Buying after a short sale.
There are different programs available. FHA Hud guidelines are changes so You don't have to wait to buy after a short sale. Talk to a lender to qualify under new programs.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 90623
Nicole Fedor…, Real Estate Pro in 92866
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Job relocating to Seal Beach........Looking at Irvine or Tunstin possibly to rent or buy.
Hi,
Studies show that if you plan on staying in your home for more than 3 years, then its worth buying a home (due to closing costs, etc). While many people experience "sticker-shock" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Ron Mcguire, Home Buyer in Buena Park, CA
Ron Mcguire answered:
I need an FHA lender in Orange County Ca
I'm so sorry about your mom and your brothers problems. I know times can be tough but there is always a solution. Give me a call and we can discuss your situation.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in 92843
bellareynold…, Home Buyer in Huntington Beach, CA
bellareynolds1966 answered:
Has anyone ever heard of American Standard online?
I am wondering the same thing, as I gave them $199, then called the ass back with a question, and he hung up after hollering at me to call customer service on Monday,,,,
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Foreclosure in 92648
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
What are hardwood floors?
Wood flooring is a very popular material because of its aesthetic appeal, durability, and its ability to be restored when it gets damaged or old. It can be seen as a status symbol becau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Home Buying in Newport Beach
Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
I am looking to purchase property I can use as vacation rental investment near Disneyland.
Hi Leonard,

How much are you looking to spend for a place? You could look into a duplex or tri plex so a place is always there for you and you can rent out the other 1-2 for abou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Investment Properties in Anaheim
Fred Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Fullerton, CA
Fred Hayes answered:
Short sale backup offer
It is not crazy. If the buyer's agent utilizes the appropriate contingency clauses and forms, buyer's funds would not be at risk until the short sale was assured. However, there are qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in Fullerton
Mike Balbas, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Mike Balbas answered:
We are starting our search- what neighborhoods/developments in addition to San Joaquin Hills should we look into? Our priorities are:
Since you have kids, I strongly recommend you to look into the homes in Kite Hill neighborhood. I have lived here for 24 years raising our kids. Kite Hill is one of the safest community ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Niguel
Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tim Johnson answered:
Does an Elderly Home care facility decrease the value of the property in a neighborhood?
I would think that it would be pleasant to have that as an option. Though personally, I'll hope for an in-home care service when I'm older. I'd prefer to stay where I've always been. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92837
Alex Montelo…, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Alex Montelongo-Broker answered:
I am interested in the property listed on Grandview Cir in HB. The listed price 3060, is that the purchasing price or monthly rent? Please let me know
This could be a lease listing. I saw many leased properties in the $3000 per month range in the past few years. I don't know where you found the listing. If you provide the web link, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Foreclosure in Huntington Beach
Nicholas S.…, Real Estate Pro in Rockford, IL
Nicholas S. Nelson answered:
hi..I`m prequalified in California to buy a home but can I buy a home in other state.thanks
Prequalification are borrower specific, not state specific. If looking in a different state you do need to let lender know if it will be primary residence, second home or investment pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in 92780
Infinitycout…, Home Buyer in Perris, CA
Infinitycouture answered:
I am looking to buy a cheaper home in Yorba Linda.
The home at 28680 Evening Breeze Drive in Yorba Linda has 2518 home sq. ft. plus 459 additional sq. ft in a large First floor bonus room. Homes in this neighborhood with a view of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in Yorba Linda
helenras, Home Seller in Portland, ME
helenras answered:
Can you renegotiate your bidding price for a property after initial offer is accepted?
Can you renegotiate your bidding price for a property after initial offer is accepted?
Scenario # 2

I'm aware that if something comes up during the inspection or appraisal process, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in La Habra
theusualsusp…, Other/Just Looking in Laguna Hills, CA
theusualsuspectsloses answered:
Can someone tell me anything about Laguna Village.?
The condos at Laguna Village are nice and clean that we have seen. We are very impressed with our condo and like it much better than other places we have lived in Orange County. Manage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Hills
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