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Alex Saavedra, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Alex Saavedra answered:
Are there alot of builers or sellers that will sell a brand new home to a buyer using a VA loan?
There are plenty of builders who will sell you a brand new home using a VA loan. While the Alcea community may not allow for VA loans, there are other builders who welcome VA loans. V ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 10, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
just recently my home was forclosed on. i have no where to go. about 8 months ago i was trying for a program to help me save my house, the documents
Once the bank foeecloses, your options are sliced by 99% to get your house back. Banks usually do not lease homes, they look to have the occupant vacated so they can sell them. At this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Foreclosure in Carlsbad
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
We are renting a home in Carlsbad, CA. The house is in foreclosure & sched for auction on 7/14/2010. The lndlord is demanding rent. Do we have to?
You owe her rent for as long as she owns the property and you're living there. That's according to your lease.

And what would be the point of waiting to see if the house se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Foreclosure in Carlsbad
Kim Babcock, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Kim Babcock answered:
I am a realtor in Az looking to move to San Diego/North County area to practice real estate.. where would be a good place to start??? Thanks
Carlsbad is a great area! You are close to the North County Coastal areas, higher price, and decent inventory turn. And also close to more affordable areas for 1st time homebuyers and i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Market Conditions in Carlsbad
Rachel LaMar,…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Rachel LaMar, J.D. answered:
I am a realtor in Az looking to move to San Diego/North County area to practice real estate.. where would be a good place to start??? Thanks
Hi Nick,

I have to say that Windermere is the best company to work for. I switched from a boutique company to Windermere almost two years ago, and I have been beyond impressed by the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 17, 2010 Market Conditions in Carlsbad
Emily Manley, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Emily Manley answered:
How can I get a list of houses ,and future places (Courthouse for North County area) for public auctions? Thanks, Bob
I also would like info on this! Great question.....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Foreclosure in 92008
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
If I purchased my home just under a year ago and I need to sell it before living in it for two years, what will the tax penalty be for selling before
It is very possible that you will lose money selling. I do not know your area. A lot of the country has seen house prices drop over the last year or 2. When you factor in realtor fees a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Selling in 92009
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Do banks except the buyer to negotiate price on foreclosures?
They may Accept an offer from a buyer directly. You need to inquire.

Best bet is to have an experienced agent assist you in offers AND CORRESPONDENCE.

Costs you nothing - and the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 26, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tean Wong answered:
Is $500 a good price for a home inspection for a 2700sqft home? Built in 2007.
You Agent should be able to answer this question. Why this guy is better. How much time he spent on home inspection? Your quotes are market price.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 2, 2011 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Team Knight, Real Estate Pro in Southlake, TX
Team Knight answered:
How can a realtor be a "great" realtor in the new information age?
If a Realtor is representing a Seller they need to "go where the buyers are". In todays world that is the internet. Most Buyers search thier favorite sites on the internet bef ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 7, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
James Baker, Real Estate Pro in 92008
James Baker answered:
Price ranges making a comeback. Why?
It's just a marketing tool that some Listing agents use. It is less popular now but I think mostly it is because there are less homes in the higher ranges. The Listing agent is o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 26, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Fencesitter, Home Buyer in Carlsbad, CA
Fencesitter asked:
Has anyone worked with Excel Properties on a foreclosure? We put in a bid for a foreclosure in Carlsbad for pretty close to the list price. We got a pre-approval through their preferred lender, although we already had one with Wells Fargo. We ...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Joan Wilson, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Joan Wilson answered:
Foreclosure Pricing Strategies
That does seem to be the strategies. I have seen a 3rd...Price it right.

Let me know if I can help you in any way!


Joan Wilson (Realtor, SRES, Ecobroker)


California Cool ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Justin DeCes…, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
Justin DeCesare answered:
What are services?
Hi Fencesitter

Services generaly means any third party that is involved in a transaction.

Any time a buyer and a seller have a contract, an ESCROW company handles the transaction. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2009 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Nick Ruiz, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nick Ruiz answered:
I have heard that Lenders cannot come after borrowers for "Purchase Money" loans. Is this true?
I think you should stay if your able to make the payments. You still have to live somewhere. What is the rate on these loans? I calculate roughly that @ 6.5% it puts you around $2,400 a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 27, 2010 Foreclosure in Carlsbad
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
When do sellers start listing homes again for the spring season?
Fencesitter the seller does get a crdit if they have lived in the home for 5 continuous years out of the last 8 and buy something new. The property has to be under contract by April 30 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2010 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Brian Long, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Brian Long answered:
how long does it take chase to assign a negotiator to a short sale house. Ours is the only offer sent to chase back in aug 2009?
Hello,

Well I have an offer for a client as the buyer that will be in with Chase/ WAMU one year on Wednesday and have seen short sale timeframes approaching two years. Hopefully you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 28, 2012 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Elisa Peskin, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Elisa Peskin answered:
Gross vs Net for financing...
Matt,
This will most likely depend on the loan underwriter's interpretation of your circumstances. Any additional documentation you can provide them will assist them in making the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2010 Financing in Carlsbad
Joan Wilson, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Joan Wilson answered:
1790 Blackbird now listed as REO for $475k in Aviara
Gosh...you have to pay for it. Don't ask us what we would pay for it. I would go even higher if the comps are higher and it is getting 200 bids. Where did you get your comps? That ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 3, 2009 Home Buying in Carlsbad
Rachel LaMar,…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Rachel LaMar, J.D. answered:
Is it easy to rent a 4bd 2ba 2000sf house near Carlsbad High?
Hi. Whether it is easy to find a home matching your specifications depends on what properties are on the rental market at this time. I would recommend looking on Craigslist, as they oft ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 General Area in 92008
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