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BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
How many days can a borrower stay in a house after house is sold at foreclosure auction? This is in California.
some banks in a certain neighborhood prefers to have ex-owner occupied rather than a vacant home. It would be a great act on your part to assist your client to contact the bank and m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 10, 2011 Home Selling in Huntington Beach
Ryan Doll, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Ryan Doll answered:
Short Sale
I know BofA recently came out with there corporate short sale. From what I read I would stay away from it...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Home Selling in 92708
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
James Wehner answered:
Seller's Incentives for Buyer's

All of the items you listed are incentives you can use towards negotiating if need be. I would just check the comparable sale, see what your acti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in 92886
Bob Dalsimer, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Bob Dalsimer answered:
Buyers agent/buyer called Building and Safety inspector per section 10a this is a serious no no. Does this entitle me to terminate due to breach?
David - are you being represented by an agent? If so, it would be an ethics violation for a Realtor to give advice while a party is under contract with another agent.

Contact your c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2011 Home Selling in 92653
Scott Bingham, Real Estate Pro in San Clemente, CA
Scott Bingham answered:
Time to sell, keep or exchange?

This question should be asked to an accountant or other tax professional. Realtors are not liscensed to give financial advice like this. Look at the profit you would make w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 4, 2011 Home Selling in Anaheim Hills
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
should we sell our home in California in 2011?
That's a pretty general question for an online forum like this. The only way to know for sure is to contact a Realtor in your area who can give you a detailed market analysis. He/s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 3, 2011 Home Selling in 92886
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Should I still conduct an open house if it rains?
Yes... If you can't fix it - feature it.
If you have one, or can buy or rent one, put a pop-up tent near the entrance and add extra door mats where people can wipe their feet or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Ana
Bob Phillips, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
Bob Phillips answered:
How long you have to stay in the house after refinance? The agreement document says I intend to stay but does not say the time(years) how long to stay
You didn't mention whether you wanted to keep the property - presumably as a rental - or sell it. If your question is related to your tax position, in making it a rental property ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 22, 2010 Home Selling in 92653
Christina On…,  in Tracy, CA
Christina Oneal answered:
If my escrow has passed 45 days set in the contract what are my options.
Hi Evansmom98,
That doesn't sound like a good situation to be in. I highly recommend you ask your realtor in writing (by email or mail or fax) for a few things. One: You need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Home Selling in 92706
Emily Knell, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Emily Knell answered:
what's the best approach in getting the value of my home?
Going through the public tax records to see what has sold within a 1 mile radius around your home, comparables should not be more or less than 15% of the size of your home. Best if mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2011 Home Selling in Irvine
Cyndi Mino, Real Estate Pro in Huntington  Beach, CA
Cyndi Mino answered:
Can someone send me a notice to perform?
Hi, Patlea. Are you selling your home yourself and the buyer hasn't been performing as expected? If you are currently working with a Realtor, they will have the forms needed. C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Home Selling in 92648
Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in ,
Monir Mamoun answered:
I built a new home in CA. It has never been lived in and is just completed. A Realtor mentioned to me that selling a new home in CA is handled
Hi Robert, I don't know the answer but I know some attorneys who DEFINITELY do know SB800. Give them a call and see what they say. Link included below.

If you could use a referr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 4, 2010 Home Selling in Laguna Niguel
Karen Mashbu…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Karen Mashburn answered:
What if a bank (CHASE) denies your short sale???
If you are denied a short sale, ask what they need. The Lender probably needs more information than you provided or your reason was not stated clearly enough. Talk to a Realtor who ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in 92649
Tracey Martin,  in Salinas, CA
Tracey Martin answered:
When representing a buyer on a short pay that has already been approved by all lien holders in a previous escrow how long will it take to get it back?
It depends on whether the approval letters were buyer specific. Many lenders/servicers approve the buyer as well as the offer. If the letters received for the last escrow named a specif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Home Selling in Tustin
Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thom Colby answered:
How do I increase visibility on my home in Huntington Beach for sale? http://bit.ly/cyy0t2

It looks like you have it listed with a REALTOR. I suggest you chat with her about ways to gain more exposure and market your home.

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
Broke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Selling in Huntington Beach
Dan Brough, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Dan Brough answered:
What do realtors do to "market" a house beyond putting it on the MLS and open houses?
Here are few things:

Put it on their blog
Post on Facebook
Twitter about it
Post on Craigslist
Email Blast
Video Tour
Postcard Mailing

There are more.

0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 92620
Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thom Colby answered:
Are there any buyers out there? Over the last few weeks, really quiet. When do you take it off the market? Buyers seem to want a free house.

There are lots of buyers for proeprties in Irvine. They will pay fair market price and many are Cash Buyers. It's all about price. Discuss yoru pricing strategy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Selling in 92620
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
Our house is listed in Irvine and it's been over 30 days. We reduced the price once already and have had showings, maybe 5-10 a week with
Sounds like you're still priced too high. Have you considered offering seller financing?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 25, 2013 Home Selling in 92620
Daniel Magal…, Real Estate Pro in Dana Point, CA
Daniel Magallon answered:
Does anyone know for certain who oversees banks and lending institution's " Short Sale" activity? Who polices lender's short sale?
Sorry to hear about your issues with BofA. Not sure about the FHA/non FHA on equator rules as my current Short Sale with BoA is not an FHA loan and is on equator. I know as an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 8, 2010 Home Selling in San Clemente
Michael Krot…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Michael Krotchie answered:
Where do I find the number of days homes are on the market?
Hi Shawn,

Typically you would ask a real estate agent who has access to your local MLS.

They would be able to tell you the days on market (DOM) as well as any other information a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Ana
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