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Dianne Langs…, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA
Dianne Langston answered:
Rent to own a home in 94534 zip code?
Before opting for the rent to own I would make definite inquiries as to whether or not I can purchase at this time. Rates are historically low, and this may the the opportune time for y ... more
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Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Down payment on a house
Hi Edna,

You sure can, in fact, this is typically how it's done. Some also wire transfer the funds.

-Steve
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 1, 2012 Home Buying in Fairfield
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
My credit score is only 600 and majorly based on school loans and a car payment. what are my chances of being approved to buy?
Give Jai Ramaiya a call at 707-456-7334, she's been doing loans for 20 + years and has different programs out there to qualify you. I'm in the real estate business for 10 years. Norma ... more
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NAPLES REAL…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
NAPLES REAL ESTATE GUYS answered:
retirement communities in and around Fairfield CA?
Step 1 is engage a Realtor...find one here http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Fairfield-broker--14081
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 26, 2012 Home Buying in Fairfield
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
I will be searching for a home in the next couple of months. I do have one question. Is there any chance I could get into one of these homes?
Patricia

Hello, there are still the FHA loan programs out there that have a 3.5% down payment program. But act fast because loan guidelines are getting more strict. They usually re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 19, 2012 Home Buying in Fairfield
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
could you please give me a call about a house in Fairfield ca my num is 209-586-9566?
Have you considered directly contacting the listing agent, or working with an agent of your own...any local agent/realty office can help you, they all have access to the same informatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 17, 2011 Home Buying in Fairfield
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Looking to buy a house in Fairfield, Ca. Can anyone recommend any realtors?
http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Fairfield-agent--14081?sort_order=best_answers has a list of agents which cover the Fairfield area who are also active participants in the Trulia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in Fairfield
Michael Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Washington
Michael Mullin answered:
i dont have credit history neither good nor poor.i am willing to pay 50% as down payment.can i get mortgage and at what rates.?
It's impossible to answer the question as a loan application takes into account lots of criteria besides credit.

You may be able to get a loan (particularly with the big down pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Home Buying in Fairfield
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
As a seller, can I insist on seeing a prequalification letter before I counter their offer or before I sign the final offer?
Yes, you can. Have your Listing Agent contact the Buyers Agent to get that. If you decide not to accept this offer, have your Listing Agent make a pre-qualification/pre-approval lette ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Buying in 94533
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
Anyone have experience in dealing with overseas investors?
(small) Oversea investors or out of the area investors are very skittish about rental investments as there are many potential traps or scams existing. They tend to invest where other i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2011 Home Buying in 94533
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Wow the market seems to have really dropped.. Anyone think it will go even lower?
Unfortunately, none of us can answer the question with accuracy, as none of us knows where the market will head tomorrow or down the road; if looking to buy, buy when you are ready and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2011 Home Buying in Fairfield
Chris Blasic, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Chris Blasic answered:
In CA. If I send multiple purchase contacts out to sellers by fax, and two accept, but I only want to purchase one home, is there a way to recind 1?
Yes, speak to your agent. There can be several ways out of an RPA.

Good Luck!
Chris Blasic
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Home Buying in 94534
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
We had to change lenders 17 dayse before closing escrow...how do we get them to give us an extension?
There's not a lot you can do but to ask. Do you have to get a new appraisal done now? Sometimes sticking with the person you are with is worth it in the long run if jumping ship ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
AS A PROFESSIONAL HAVE YOU NOTICE IF THE MARKET IS DROPPING OR STABILIZING?
Dear Stop,
I believe we are in recovery...but it will be a while before we recover completely.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Home Buying in 94533
So Cal Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Hemet, CA
So Cal Homes 951-821-8211 answered:
On an approved Short sale by the bank, can the seller be the one to go back and negotiate with the bank for an extention or is that the job for the
Hi Joanne,
I see you have a very irregular question. It is not normal practice. Perhaps the seller was better able to facilitate the deal to go through. Keep in mind the short sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
Joanne, Home Buyer in Fairfield, CA
Joanne answered:
After renting in Walnut Creek for several years we are hoping to get into the RE market we are considering a home purchase in Fairfield/Green Valley,
Hi Anon

I too am a buyer in this area. If this helps you: I am currently working a great agent who is from the Fairfield/Vacaville area. She is very experienced, professional, patie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS, CIPS, SRES answered:
Currently in contract escrow is set to close FEB 15. The seller advised his agent that BofA has granted him a 30 day extension to close escrow MAR
Hi Joanne:

First, I am assuming this is an approved short sale.

The lenders do provide a formal extensin letter when close of escrow date is extended. So, yes, do ask the listin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 30, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
Joel Dameral, Real Estate Pro in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joel Dameral answered:
I'm in Ca, I am the buyer, in contract escrow ready to close FEB 15th. This is a short sale and the bank already approved the sale. As of 2
Joanne,

Good move contacting a RE attorney.

The seller basically has no leg to stand on saying that he wants to stay in the house, or close escrow at a later date. He should ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
Bec. of the appraised v. is lower than the offer price, condition says buyer will not pay more than appraised v. Is the seller could still back out?
Aida in my area if the buyer wanted to purchase the property at the 215 price they would have to reopen negotiation on the price. The seller has agreed to sell you the home at 226 you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 3, 2010 Home Buying in Fairfield
John Villaes…, Real Estate Pro in California
John Villaescusa answered:
We have a signed contract with the seller on a short sale and have been waiting for approval from Indymac for 7 months. They just sent the sellers a
If they are sending a counter offer to back up offers, then it would seem the seller accepted/ submitted multiple offers to the bank and the bank is now requesting highest and best from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 12, 2010 Home Buying in 94533
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