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Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Pulling out of escrow after the 17th day and after home inspection?
As long as you have not removed your contingencies you should be able to cancel the contract and get your deposit back. Of course, you will be out the inspection money you spent. Depe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Home Buying in La Mirada
Sue Wylie,  in California
Sue Wylie answered:
Short sale - occupied
I would knock on the door, and ask the "friends" if they have a rental agreement in place with the seller.
If yes, demand to see it. If no, then call the sheriff for illegal trespass. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Home Buying in La Mirada
Sonsie Conroy, Real Estate Pro in San Luis Obispo, CA
Sonsie Conroy answered:
can you tell me what banks will do a father to son sell of a house with the prop 13 tax bill?
I don't know why selling to your son is such an odd or difficult transaction that only four banks in the U.S. will do it. There is absolutely nothing in Prop 13 that affects a bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Home Buying in 90638
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can seller keep deposit if I cancel transaction given loan contingency was not removed?
You are asking a legal question that depends on details we don't have access to. Start with your agent, if you are not satisfied with the answers go to their broker. ... more
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Micki O'Toole, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Micki O'Toole answered:
I rent a house in La Mirada, CA 90638. The address is 14808 Fairvilla Drive. How can I find out if this house?
The house does not appear to be for sale since it is not on the MLS. Finding out if they are in default is a matter of public record and you can check that information at your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2009 Home Buying in La Mirada
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
short-sale offer question
Forget the listing prices. Get the recent sold comps.

Before you make an offer on that property, you need to do some research. You need to find out how many other liens are on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 10, 2010 Home Buying in La Mirada
Brent Bester,  in Columbus, OH
Brent Bester answered:
Seller says he will shoulder $10k of closing costs. The GFE from our lender shows "closing" cost of $12k,

12K for closing costs seems abnormally high to me. Are you buying the rate down? What is the loan amount? It sounds like you are working with a broker. Additionally, if you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2008 Home Buying in 90638
Charles Rori…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Charles Rorive answered:
In your experience, how much different is the Good Faith Estimate to the actual cost during closing?
A good faith estimate is just that: an estimate. They are figured out with the best information available at the time the estimate is prepared. Other information may come up during th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in 90638
 Cindy, Real Estate Pro in Bunnlevel, NC
Cindy answered:
How can I check if the improvements in the house I am planning to buy are permitted? Can I get copies or blue?
Contact the county and/or city planning and zoning department to ensure permits were granted and final inspection was acheived and approved.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in 90638
Jason Willia…,  in Anaheim, CA
Jason Williams answered:
Is chino hills a good area?
Once you get used to the smell and the traffic, I think the area is very nice.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 14, 2010 Home Buying in La Mirada
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