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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Homes in every decade have commonalities - building practices, home owner prefer... Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 21, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
In my opinion...no. Short sales and foreclosures is something a lot of home buye... Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 15, 2013 by Kristina McCann Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Mary Ann Cad…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Attend a Homebuyer workshop today in Concord CA. Just click on the link but do c... Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 26, 2013 by Mary Ann Cadorna Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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Joni Preston, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
California set aside $100 million to help home buyers purchase newly built homes... Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 18, 2009 by Joni Preston Home Buying
Justin Linds…, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Justin Lindsey answered:
First time home buyer
Well first, what are your other scores are. Your median score will be what really matters. Lenders also will view your credit score through the eyes of FICO, which can have significant ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
First time buyer, no experience or knowledge of. looking in Martz area for 2-3 bdrm 2 bath but not sure I can afford to buy Help! thanks Anne
To find out what you can afford and what kind of loan you qualify for . And in the process, you will also know if the type of loan may also restrict you as to the type of home you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
I'v heard that there might be some places that are also zoned commercial. Is this a possiablity in martinez?
Hello Jen,

There are such places which are zoned commercial and residential use. If you like, I can send you a list of properties which you may be interested in viewing.

Please ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
I am looking to a less expensive fixer upper home and consolidate other debt in payment and short sale the home I am currently in. Is this possible?
No. If you short sale, you are not eligible for another mortgage for 3 years.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in 94553
Interested B…, Home Buyer in Contra Costa County,...
Interested Buyer answered:
Martinez - pros & cons of buying in this city vs bay point or pittsburg?
If you have school aged children, Martinez is thought to have stronger schools than Pittsburg and Baypoint. You might want to look at http://schoolandhousing.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Heba Rayan, Real Estate Pro in California
Heba Rayan answered:
I'm just starting to look at 94553. It seems reasonable. Why? Forclosure properties? Or?
Hi Camryn,

Martinez prices are affordable. Then I suggest Concord ,Walnut Creek ,Clayton, Pleasant Hill.

It really depends on what exactly you are looking for in the new town hou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94553
Jennifer Sei…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Jennifer Seidelman answered:
We are considering moving to either Martinez or Pleasant Hill. (We are looking south of highway 24). As we have school age children, we were
Oskibear,

I would suggest visiting GreatSchools.com. You'll be able to see the school rankings and read what other parents say about the specific schools your children would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
Our agent always steers us clear of the houses that we find and enquire about .
If you are not happy with your agent, you would speak with her about your concerns. If you are not satisfied with her response, then you should find a new agent. Your agent works for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in Martinez
Craig Lawler, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, CA
Craig Lawler answered:
If a house for sale is listed under status "unknown", what does it mean? Pls advise.
Diane,

Do you mean is it's listed as "unknown" on Trulia? If so, it's best to check with your Realtor for the current and most up to date status on any properties ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 30, 2010 Home Buying in Martinez
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
I have found a condo that i'm really interested in buying. After speaking with the agent I was told that financing was falling thru because of
There are many places around the country that are having the same problem. FHA especially is not approving loans for condos that have less than 50% occupancy, less than 50% sold or eve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 15, 2009 Home Buying in 94553
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
What are the steps for a person living in Mexico to buy a house in the US?
She could open a checking or savings account with her passport.
Wire transfer. Don’t travel with cash.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Buying in 94553
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
During the final walkthrough, our home was flooded and had 5ft of mold growing up the drywall. The agent let
think you need to see an attorney. Didn't you do a walk-thru before closing? What was your agent's relationship to you. Was she a single agent representing you as the buyers or was she ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 23, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
How long to close on an FHA loan? It has been 28 days and they said the appraisal is just being uploaded.
I've had most of my FHA loans close in 30 days with and/or without repairs. You better ask these questions to your real estate agent involved as well as the FHA lender.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
We are buying our first home. Do you think Martinez is a good area? We are looking in the $400 price range.
Hi Avymaker,
I live in and work the Martinez area for real estate. It's a great place to live and your price range should put you in a great property. There are so many hidder charms ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
It was not the only home that went up on shadowfalls dr . another went from 286,000 to 334,000 .
Hello Chris,

Short sale properties are not yet owned by the bank. A short sale is a property that the owner wants/needs to sell for less than the amount owed and the seller negotiate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Charles Smith, Real Estate Pro in Augusta, Evans, Mart...
Charles Smith answered:
Hello,We are planning to relocate to Augusta, GA but most likely live in the Columbia County. What would be?
I will research if you can send me the proposed address.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2007 Home Buying in Martinez, CA
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