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Hickister, Home Buyer in South Houston, TX
Hickister answered:
How to tell if the multiple offer is true or just a gimmick?
I am in the same situation...except the house we put an offer on has had no traffic in over 4 months. It's a relo. Our original lower offer was 93% of asking and they declined. We put i ... more
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Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Rich Reed answered:
Do i have disclose I am a realtor if buing a mobile home in a park?
Yes, probably. You can read all about it here: http://realtytimes.com/agentnews/agentadvice1/item/42342-20160216-disclosure-of-agents-interest
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
i can't afford down payment, should i still attempted to look to buy a home
Ask your lender what options there are in your area. Some states have down payment assistance programs -- usually in the form of a 2nd loan or even a grant. Some people get gift money f ... more
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Bernard Leon, Renter in Hayward, CA
Bernard Leon answered:
How hard is to evict the tenants in a foreclosure property deal?
If someone loosing their house to for closer has no where to go. Has it happen in the past that the new buyer leases the place to the old owner for a year or two so they get their ask t ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Is it a good time to buy SFH in bay area?
Hi Azam,

The market may level in some areas after school starts, but the inventory will as well. Please let me know your criteria via email (from my profile), and I would be happy to ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does FNMA require borrower's name on the offer to purchase to match credit report? Ex: OTP has middle initial and credit report has full middle name.
Initially no but eventually yes and can be accomplished through a name affadavit addendum. Check with your loan officer
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How do I find Realtors who specialize in just REO foreclosures?
Today if someone claims he is. He is not honest.

The REO days are very much over. Occassionarily one or two will come up as people can get behind their payments as always.

Sam Shu ... more
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Rockhard.mdd, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rockhard.mdd answered:
what do you guys think about the condos in Meridian Woods? They are in Cupertino school district but the
Being over 40 years old, Meridian Woods condos are in good condition, unlike others of this age. Condo living has rules, regulations, codes that must be followed in order to keep the c ... more
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Looselip1121, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
Looselip1121 answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
I want to purchase a moblie home but its on a senior patk, the owner iof the park said i cant move it why
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Jumbo loans with 5% down
Yes we have 5% down up to 1.5 million with a minimum 720 fico score. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. Here are some links to study as well as web ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections
I don't see why you can't get your own inspection. I used to live in the Bay Area and I hired my own inspector in the past. Your agent can give you advice but ultimately it is your deci ... more
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Rina Shaikh-…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rina Shaikh-Lesko asked:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections Hi all,

I'm am trying to get a handle on how home inspections are usually handled in our crazy Bay Area market. Seems like it's something a lot of sellers do before listing,…
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Hatham, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Hatham answered:
I'm a buyer and my real estate agent gave me a portion of her commission. She also sent me a 1098 recently. Is this taxable?
hi im a buyer and my real estate agent wrote in the contract that he will provide me with x amount of money and that credit is subject to lender approval.
if the lender do not approve ... more
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Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Any Russian Speaking agents out there?
I would be more than happy to refer you to one of my preferred agents that speaks Russian.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMort ... more
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Dale A., Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Dale A. answered:
How far from a major highway is good enough for a house?
Marketing, public opinions or personal choice, it's up to you. A savy realtor, who asked where I was from, learned that I grew up near the ocean. Later she showed me a property of inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Want to purchase and occupy as primary residence a duplex with one unit occupied. How to deal with tenants?
Do you currently have a real estate agent?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
In our area of Southern California we have many Asian agents. We have been told that when a house is sold by these agents, a "kickback" is given back.
No it is not legal to give "undisclosed" kick backs. While it is true the Asian and Middle Eastern culture is much more conducive to kick backs, I see them as a group moving away from ... more
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