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Tony Banducci…, Real Estate Pro in Benicia, CA
Tony Banducci & Gretchen Hughes answered:
We loved our real estate agent but now we're looking at houses that are out of the area she usually works in.
They can send a referral agreement to any prospective agent who specializes in that area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Sometimes a property I'm following will suddenly increase its cost by as much as 40 percent. Everything looks the same. Why the increase?
supply and demand...housing inventory in San Diego is almost nonexistent...worst I've seen in 10 years of doing this!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Jessica Hood, Real Estate Pro in Gambrills, MD
Jessica Hood answered:
Can a VA loan be applied to a pre-forecloure or foreclosure?
Absolutely YES! However, it will have to pass a VA value and condition appraisal. The home must be in liveable condition with appliances to include a stove. If the property is a grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Jessica Hood, Real Estate Pro in Gambrills, MD
Jessica Hood answered:
Is RealtyTrac worth the subscription?
Resoundingly NO! All of the information they provide is available on-line through other free sources. And they are so misleading. Homes that are in default (could just be a month or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Carolyn Zeig…,  in Danville, CA
Carolyn Zeigler answered:
Offering a price with an addendum that says "or $3000 over highest offer"
Hi Beesto,
All good answers here and you can see why you need to put in a maximum amount ("up to $______) so you don't go over budget. With all of the mulitple offers, Buyers an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
What is the HOA dues for this property?
You have to include the address - you can post the Trulia link to the property in an answer and we can look it up for you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Is this home okay for a FHA Loan? I have been pre-approved for a FHA Loan.
Cheryl:

If it’s a normal single family home, then it qualifies for an FHA loan based on condition. FHA wants to make sure that upon occupancy, you can:

• Open, shut ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
Are buyer and seller still in escrow if the approval date for a short sale price has passed, or is the contract automatically cancelled?
Breaking it down here. If you asked for an extension to close, depending on circumstances the Seller did not have to agree, however they would have to serve you a Demand to Close Escro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
Buying a short sale. The contract specifically states that the refrigerator is part of the sale. The owners removed it last week. What to do?
Steve, you certainly gave me some comfort (pun intended) in your answer as it closely mirrored mine. But it's good to know I'm not standing alone.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Is the buyer at a forclosure auction responsible to payoff any leins?
Watch this video on foreclosure auction guide....this should help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CanJbhGdJM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
1 vote Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
A L, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
A L answered:
What is the best area of Pleasant Hill? Factors like location, re-sale potential, schools, low traffic, low crime.
amyleerealty@gmail.com
415-420-3526
License: 01789891

I like neighborhoodscout.com. Darker blue is considered as a better neighborhood. If you still need help to find a home, pl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
A L, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
A L answered:
When I make an offer, how many % below the listing price?
amyleerealty@gmail.com
415-420-3526
License: 01789891

If no offer, you are in a better position. You can consider - if there are any other offers, how long it has been on the ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Charles Husen,  in Pleasant Hill, CA
Charles Husen answered:
Considering buying in Walnut Creek, Concord, or Pleasant Hill.Not concerned about schools much. Need access
Hey There Mm, Thanks for the question.

The only properties that are available in the Walnut Creek Area are condos or townhomes. Pleasant Hill has some homes in the $400K range. And C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 6, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
Young couple, first time buyers with good credit, modest/low income.. scared to work with agent in Pleasant Hill, Ca. Interested in townhouse
Hi Ami_K,
It is so unfortunate that many people have such a low opinion of realtors. I suggest that you go to an office and ask to speak with the manager and let them know how you fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Michelle Git…, Real Estate Pro in Clayton Serving All of...
Michelle Gittleman answered:
have we hit the bottom yet in pleasant hill ca.? is it a good time to buy now?or should i wait for the coming
Ariel,

Regarding if we have "hit the bottom of the market yet?"... here is an interesting story from a lender that I do business with...

"We have a borrower who jus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in ,
Craig Bosse answered:
I am looking for a Realtor who is willing to look at foreclosures. How do we find someone who will work on a foreclosure?
I would say putting that question on here is a start!

I hold open Foreclosure properties every weekend if you are curious about them and would like a casual visit. Email me and I wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in ,
Craig Bosse answered:
I'm looking to buy a house in the Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill area. What kinds of deals can be found now?
Scott,

Are you willing to move to Detroit? I can get you a killer deal! Less than a Honda!

The houses that have been sitting for a while are the way to go. Here is my reasoning -
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in ,
Craig Bosse answered:
Who will pay the closing costs when buying a foreclosure?
Like everything in Real Estate that is negotiable.

Fannie Mae REOs are one of your best bets if you are trying to get that covered. They offer a program called Homepath that is 3% d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bob Lilley, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Bob Lilley answered:
Does anyone know anything about the Western Hills area of Pleasant Hill?
Elizabeth, I have sold several homes in here over the years and they seem to attract a very specific Buyer: Empty-nesters, new families, and those interested in good schools and conveni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
i saw a property that i am interested in and it is going on a auction sale on the 8th of september . it is within the complex/community i am
I'm not clear if this is a courthouse auction or a company that is performing an auction to sell the property.

1) If this is a courthouse auction you will have to have a cashier ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 3, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
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