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Ken, Home Buyer in California

Short sale, resale, forclosure --not interested, cash buyer

Asked by Ken, California Mon Aug 11, 2008

Is there a way to tell which properties can be bought --I expect to spend some time finding the right place for me, but once found I want to just get on with buying it, not enter negotiations with some lender or whatever. So is there some magic word in the listings that would help me narrow the search?

I expect to put together a list of 'likely' (or what I have in mind --sorta) based on web search, as I live a few hundred miles from my target area, to help whatever agent(s) are involved --seems like a way to save us all time, money, and effort.

Thanks in advance, Ken.

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If you want to move quickly, target traditional sales (not bank owned or short sales) and those that are vacant. People still living in their homes or who have tenants living in their homes provide plenty of drama. I have a hefty database of pre-screened agents - if you'd like a referral to an agent in the areas where you'll be looking, I am happy to provide you with some contact information. Just send me an email
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I would recommend working with local agent you can interview provide your specificatons and budget. Agent can program MLS forward most update information including the moment a property "is posted in MLS". YOU ARE SO CORRECT short sale, foreclosures are time consuming, you could locate a home with equity w/o all the drama. If you search other website than MLS many are not updated an accurate. Cash buyer most of time you can close within 10 days after inspection and appraisal you wont have to depend on lender documents and etc.
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