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Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
Is it even possible to buy a home in Antioch using VA financing?
Why would he have a hard time? All he had to do was ask the listing agent (or email) to see if the sellers would consider VA offers, which I've done in the past. Some agents will respon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Financing in Antioch
Irena Popile…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Irena Popilevsky answered:
If I put a bid on a house, does that preclude me from putting a bid on another house?
James,
I think that you can submit multiple offers as long as you disclose to the homeowner that you have submitted or submitting offers on other properties. Howevver I would check wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 Home Buying in 94531
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
new offer
A Realtor is ethically bound to present any offer that's not "frivolous". If I've learned one thing in this business it's to pay no attention to what sellers SAY they will (or won't) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
release contract
It depends. Has the contract been canveled by you? Or have you failed to meet a 24 hour notice to perform? It is not uncommon to see a property re-listed with the notation "subject to r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Chuck Baham, Real Estate Pro in 94514
Chuck Baham answered:
unacceptable property
More than likely Yes, depending on the type of loan you get. Paint and cosmetic things like that are normal in todays REO market. FHA and VA loans could be problems with some loans. Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Financing in Antioch
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
How does the home warranty work on a REO with a FHA loan?
It's an insurance policy for the appliances and AC (if added). If the mechanism breaks down, you call the their claims number, pay a small deductible and hopefully they can fix it. If n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2015 Home Selling in Antioch
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
can I pay off mello roos?
Mello Roos tax is a special assessment tax added to your property in addition to the regular property taxes. This special tax is usually for the special benefits you enjoy of that part ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2009 Home Buying in 94509
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
two loans
For sure! Also, quite often, your interest rate will be higher on the investment property purchase. Make sure you are very truthfull with ALL parties, if not, you may be jeopardizing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 22, 2011 Financing in Antioch
Tara Steinke, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Tara Steinke answered:
What would you offer on a $179,000 3/2 REO home in good condition expecting multiple offers?
You are not alone in your frustration! This is a weird market we're in... yes, plain weird. At least you are realizing that it is not a buyer's market out there in most localized mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Antioch
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
I have been looking to buy a house in antioch area for the last few months, and every time I see a house I
Yes, the market has become very competitive. Overbidding is sometimes necessary if there are other bids. Your agent should check with his own data to see if the house is worth the bid. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Adrian Hunti…, Real Estate Pro in 94110
Adrian Huntington answered:
Is the HOPE for homeowners counsler that have approved my loan to be modified trying to scam me?
Tammy,

I have done loan modifications for my clients for free. Why does the check need to be postdated? How legit is that? Who is your current lender? I think that a lot of thes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 Foreclosure in Antioch
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
where can I find the purchase amt. paid at a trustee sale in Contra Costa County?
The price should be recorded with the county recorders I think. But some investors supress the price. You would have to have the title company pull it for you.

There is a openin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Foreclosure in 94531
Richard Hoag, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Richard Hoag answered:
which are the areas considered middle and upper?
Olah,

What are you referring too?

Rich
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
How's the rental market in Brentwood, CA and Antioch, CA?
Michael, Maybe this will help a bit......

http://www.zilpy.com/US/California/Contra_Costa_County/Brentwood/Rentals/ .... http://www.zilpy.com/US/California/Contra_Costa_County/A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Antioch
Chuck Baham, Real Estate Pro in 94514
Chuck Baham answered:
mold issue
Hello Hollie, I would tell you that if the Contractor is willing to take on the responsibility of the mold issue then you can let him do the work. It really depends on the type of mold ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Jerry Flynn, Real Estate Pro in 94517
Jerry Flynn answered:
where is the best place to apply for a FHA loan and down payment assistance?
Roxanne,

A mortgage Broker is usually a good way to go.

If you want to contact me, I'll be glad to help you get approved for an FHA Loan. You can reach me at:

Jerry Flynn
Old ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
John D Fink,…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
John D Fink, Realtor answered:
Seller's agent cancel purchase contract for non-performance???
Hi Peter,

You will have to review the "bank addendum" to see what rights you gave up from the original purchase agreement. There are certain protections under the California Associa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2009 Home Buying in Antioch
Melissa Zava…, Real Estate Pro in Escondido, CA
Melissa Zavala answered:
If my short sale is under appraisal review by a negotiator what does this mean?
If you are the seller, this means that the bank is reviewing the appraisal that they did on your property and comparing it with the purchase contract to see whether they can accept the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Antioch
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
what kind of repairs is a bank likely to pay for after inspection of a foreclosed home?
Hi Minnie,

"None" is the most likely answer you'll get from a request for bank repairs. They would be much more likely to give credit for a serious repair found in your inspection, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2009 Foreclosure in 94531
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
short sale for primary residence and its effect to taxes
There is a HUGE difference in short selling a primary residence vs. an investment property - especially if it was bought specifically for an investment.

You really need to talk to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2009 Home Selling in Antioch
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