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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Buying a house after bankruptcy
Hello Claudia, you may qualify ONE DAY after a BK, short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu with 20% down and minimum 660 fico score. You may qualify FHA ONE YEAR from a BK, short sale, ... more
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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in 95864
Randall Ortiz answered:
Seeking SF real estate agent who has worked with new Stanford faculty?
We have an office in San Francisco, let me know if you still need help.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
i am considering buying a renovated property in NJ. I have enough for a 20% downpayment, but not much more. Should I consider an FHA and pay 3.5 % dow
It all depends on what your what your plan are. For example, if you finance using a Conventional Loan, and you want to rent it out now or in the next few months, then Conv is the way t ... more
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
How much is a roof replacement on a Victorian home in San Francisco?
It's going to depend on a number of factors. You should talk to a roofer and get a quote. Generally with roofing if you know what you want the price will be similar no matter who does i ... more
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Frank Sandov…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Frank Sandoval answered:
Have good credit but my business tax returns are negative 2011-2013. Currently working. Sold home and moved to LA. How can I get another home?
You state that you are currently working. Are you a W2 employee now? If so, then your new income can likely be used to qualify. Perhaps more importantly, if you have shut down the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Jeremy Harri…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Jeremy Harrison answered:
Va home loan with NO money down? Fantasy or Reality in the Bay Area.
Its a reality!

Yes you absolutely can purchase property using a VA home loan and have zero down payment. And in most cases there are even special purchase programs that can help you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Buying in 94132
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Should a home inspection be done by a general contractor or a regular inspector?
Abby, you just answered your own question. As both a general contractor and a RE broker I can personally attest to the importance of having an experienced licensed or formerly licensed ... more
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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
WHO IS THE PROPERTY OWNER?
way dated question by now.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 12, 2014 Home Buying in Ingleside Terrace
Annie Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Annie Chang answered:
SF Bay Area Financing for a US citizen living abroad
Hello,

I have many lenders who will provide financing for your scenario. It depends on your loan amount, how many down payment you have, income and reserves. I will be happy to hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Annie Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Annie Chang answered:
What is the block and lot number for 3650 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
You can find the info from City and County of San Francisco's website.

https://gate.link2gov.com/sfpropertytax/PropertySearch.aspx?TaxType=Secured


Block 3561
Lot 024

Good lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Joanne, Home Buyer in South San Francisco,...
Joanne answered:
is financing available at the Beacon?
yes i work for a broker who has lenders available and can lend on condos that are in litigation. We currently have 2 refinances in process and condo is in litigation similar to yours (S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 94107
Eric Castong…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Eric Castongia answered:
Best time to buy in San Francisco
The time to buy is always 10 years ago, so buy when you find the home that works for you.

I find timing the market doesn't really work, particularly with a short inventory, because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I am purchasing a home with cash and I was asked to provide proof of funds. I am uncomfortable with showing a bank statement. Is there another way?
Well this post is 2 years old, but it's still a common question, so here's a quick answer anyway:

Having a letter from your bank that states you have sufficient funds for the cash pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94114
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Are there any condos for rent at 181 South Park, SF, CA, 94107?
I don't believe there are any available rentals in this building at the moment, but I'd be more than happy to help you find something similar. I often work with renters looking for pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in South Beach
Rob Foley, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Rob Foley answered:
Child day care opening across the street
Thanks everyone for your valuable advice on this one.
Well I thought long and hard about it and in the end I pulled a trigger, made an offer on the house and got it!
I really do not ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What's the best way to find out about pocket listings?
Since you know the specific building you are interested in, why not engage a Buyer's Agent who would do the research on your behalf?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in South Beach
Susan Dakdduk, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Susan Dakdduk answered:
I'd like to buy a permanent deeded parking spot (without associated housing). How would I go about this? How should I find sellers?
Hi:
A condo building that has recently sold parking spaces without the housing units is in South Beach at Townsend and 2nd. There have been 4 sold in the past year between $80K & $85K ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 31, 2014 Home Buying in 94115
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
During purchase of a Short Sale, the appraisal tagged the roof as needing repairs before loan. What are my options?
Do you want the house or not?
The lenders often have other ways to unload the property w/o a short sale.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 30, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
how expensive of a house can I afford?
You need the services of a reliable mortgage advisor.

In Yuba City I use the services of Mickey Sullivan at Evergreen Home Loans who can be reached at:

Mickey Sullivan
Trusted L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Francisco
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