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Jason Walter, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jason Walter answered:
Canceling a new construction contract after deposit and breaking ground.
Sorry to hear about your predicament. I would carefully review your sales contract and talk to the sales consultant as well as your Realtor (if any) about the situation. I hope you can ... more
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Jason Walter, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jason Walter answered:
95817. 3/1 with no garage. What do you think the trends will be for this area?
Do you own the property or are you thinking about buying it? A house with only one bathroom and no garage will decrease the desirability of the home as a rental or as a home for sale.
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
I'm thinking of buying a MANUFACTURED HOME and renting it out on my own Lot. Cheaper than building a SFR.
I don't think so because of the loss of value with this type of "home". Build less and do it better. It will be worth more in the long term.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Investment Properties in Southern Pacific / Richards
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
As of today Nov 13, housing market in Elk Grove & surrounding areas are slowing down. Should I wait until next year to buy a house? Any suggestion?
Did it slow down? Bacbinh prediction was correct for # of closed sales that month. Only 144 in Elk Grove that month of November 2013. Those numbers stayed low through the winter. But, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Investment Properties in 95829
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Interested in rental investment property in good area of sacramento. Any advice? Price no more than $250,000.
Staying under $250K: smaller homes Foothill Farms, Arden Manor, some parts of 95821 and 95825, Smaller homes in south Natomas & Rio Linda.

Mid-size homes in North Highlands, North ... more
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Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
If a home inspection shows that an old water heater needs to be replaced, is it reasonable to request sellers replace with a tankless water heater?
You have the right to ask - the seller the right to respond. Assuming you were aware of the age of the water heater, and the inspector confirmed what you knew, I'd say chances are low. ... more
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Mark Saakian, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Mark Saakian answered:
how to find out the schedule of the trustee's auction on the sacramento court house steps?
If you are the homeowner, call your lender. If you are a potential buyer, there are several sites that will give you up-to-date information. Two of those sites are www.lpsasap.com and ... more
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Maxine  Sarm…, Real Estate Pro in 95661
Maxine Sarmiento answered:
We are looking to buy in Sacramento. Does anyone know where the gay friendly neighborhoods? Thanks so much. Any suggestions helpful....?
Dear Walker.Lee8,

Your question is basically, "where will I feel most comfortable." As REALTORS we cannot answer questions regarding any demographic data that would be considered pr ... more
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Glynis Wood-…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Glynis Wood-Alberts answered:
I'm relocating to Sacramento and want to buy a home but don't know if I need to rent first
Dear Sandra
Most likely you will need to repair your credit before you can buy. If you are back at work and have a regular income I would contact a great lender. I have two I work wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Home Buying in Sacramento
Meir Aloni C…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Meir Aloni CRS, CDPE, RECS answered:
Is it best to work with a listing Agent on a property?
Hi Verlin,

Remember that the listing agent has a contract with the seller and is representing the SELLER!
When buying, you should have YOUR own professional by your side...

Did y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Buying in Sacramento
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
When purchasing a property not selling is it better to work with the listed agent?
Its better to work with your own agent because then you have someone that really has your back. While the listing agent may be able to represent you legally, its not always going to be ... more
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ameliaheartw…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
ameliaheartwright answered:
what is the homeowners association for 14 caselli circle sacromento, ca 95823. I believe the subdivision is creeks edge way.
What is a homeowner's association? I was told that once I buy a house I should join one, or maybe that I will already be part of one. I have no idea what a homeowner's association is or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Parkway
Derek_jones, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Derek_jones answered:
can i see this house?
If you provide the address I would be more the happy to check the status of the house and make sure it is still available. If it is, I'd be happy to show it to you.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Foreclosure in East Sacramento
Douglas Zell…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado County, CA
Douglas Zeller answered:
Communication between the realtor and the lender...
They need to coordinate getting your best loan that fits your home purchase terms and conditions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Sacramento
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
my home sold at auction WHILE I was in review, 2 days ago. I need help. I CANNOT LOSE THIS HOME.
Hello mrsjbj2, if you were not making payments on your home for an extended time the bank has the right to sell it to another buyer. It may be to late for you but you may want to speak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Foreclosure in 95829
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
my husband and i want to buy a house this year
Hello Tena, you may qualify for 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) from a minimum 620 fico score. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in 95829
Aryl & Pati…, Real Estate Pro in 33024
Aryl & Pati Robison answered:
so I have been fixing my husband's credit. and its is good now. he has excellent credit.. so how much can we afford how to find out
Hello. The answer is pretty simple. Use a mortgage calculater to see how much you can afford. You can find one on our website. Then, speak to professional lender to sort out the det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in 95829
Aryl & Pati…, Real Estate Pro in 33024
Aryl & Pati Robison answered:
Can a realtor with license in escrow, sell their own property without penalty?
Yes! You can always sell your home. Just follow the rules of your State.

Aryl & Pati Robison
The Robison Group, RE/MAX Ultra Realty
Luxury Home & Condo Specialists
Aryl: (305)7 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in 95829
Aryl & Pati…, Real Estate Pro in 33024
Aryl & Pati Robison answered:
my boyfriend got a bankcruptcy since 2009, now his credit score is 606 now. What is easy step for him to buy a house now.?
Please contact a mortgage professional. I can put you in touch with a few. There are many programs that he is eligible for like an FHA loan.

Aryl & Pati Robison
The Robison Group ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in 95829
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