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Bob  Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Bob Thomas answered:
do you rent to people in bankruptcy?
Good day,
Yes we do rent to parties who have had a bankruptcy. We have seen parties who have a discharge and the credit score is still above 625. If you are trying to rent with a bankr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
As cash buyers from another country (UK) why dont realtors get back to us with info on property, are we doing something wrong?
If you are not hearing back from realtors, then my guess is your price point for what you are looking for is unrealistic. For those of us regulars on Trulia, we get pounded with request ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 13, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Rose Cabral, Real Estate Pro in Davis, CA
Rose Cabral answered:
I am looking to buy my first home hopefully around December this yr & just wanted to know how early should I start getting serious?
Hello Victor,

Congratulations on looking for your first home, it will be an exciting experience! The first step is doing your research, which you are clearly doing since you asked t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 12, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Kylee Roe, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Kylee Roe answered:
Is Electronic Signature Possible for Offer Submission?
Yes, this is true in many cases. Many lien holders in short sales, and banks selling an REO property, want "wet" or "live" signatures, no electronic signatures.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2015 Home Buying in 95819
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Is it possible to get qualified for a home loan with zero down?...?
Zero down is only for veterans with VA eligibility and on limited USDA loans. FHA needs only 3.5% down.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Ed Favinger, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Ed Favinger answered:
Looking for cash flow investment home
Good Morning Mister Jason....

Congratulations on making the decision to invest in the area.

What I think the 1st thing you should do, is come on over here and take what I call ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 2, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can a seller terminate contract after an extenion has been agreed to?
He can't do that without breaching the contract. If he does, the door is open for you to take legal action. If he signed it, he must live by it. Are there Realtors involved here? If so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Ed Favinger, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Ed Favinger answered:
I'm planning to rent my house and buy one in Granite Bay, CA but i don't know how much should i rent the house?
Hi there "CoolPerson"...

Get on Craigslist and search for homes in your "zip"...

In addition go to http://www.rentometer.com/ and plug in your address... You will see a pull down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in 95822
Kylee Roe, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Kylee Roe answered:
I live in South Sacramento and i want to buy another house! This is a bad place to live! I've hear Granite Bay is a good place?
There's many good places to live! Do you have any sort of a plan to sell your current property? Or can you qualify for two loans (i.e. two homes) at once? Orrr...are you currently renti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Home Buying in 95822
Lauren Schen…, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Lauren Schenke answered:
I am looking for a 'budget' house, no mobile homes, that cost less than $20,000. Do you have a realtor who specilizes in cheap homes?
In all of Sacramento, El Dorado, & Placer Counties, there is only one home under 20K, and it's right at 20K, and it's a 1 bed / 1 bath 600 square foot condo short sale listing. That's g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Buying in 95826
Lauren Schen…, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Lauren Schenke answered:
I've noticed that there are homes for about 50k, i want to buy one and rent it out. where do i find one, w/o having to weed out the scams?
I'd recommend working with an agent you trust. They can quickly set up a personalized home search that matches the criteria you are looking for - location, cost, condition, etc. Many of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Cindel Pena, Real Estate Pro in Woodland, CA
Cindel Pena answered:
what is the homeowners association for 14 caselli circle sacromento, ca 95823. I believe the subdivision is creeks edge way.
Is that the correct address? I don't show a 14 Caselli Circle.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Parkway
Bob Willett,  in Sacramento, CA
Bob Willett answered:
I am trying to close on a house and the sellers agent refuses to return calls to my loan officer, agent or title company.
Has your agent - or their broker - called the listing agent's broker?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 Home Buying in Village 12
Patric Carpe…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Patric Carpenter answered:
sign a contingency removal form?
No. A seller is obligated to perform the repairs once they sign that form. HOWEVER, in order to comply, they only need to make the repairs prior to the close of escrow. If you back out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Communication between the realtor and the lender...
Why weird?

There's a lot of information the lender needs. Much of it should have been supplied on your purchase agreement, and much of it should have been supplied by the paperwork/a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 21, 2015 Home Buying in Sacramento
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
Ute Ferdig - Atty. Negotiator answered:
can I buy with my Itin Number?
Since you have an ITIN #, I would think you would have to meet the qualification criteria for non-permanent residents. Foreigners can buy as long as they either pay cash or have suffic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 5, 2015 Home Buying in Sacramento
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
A question to my cadre of real estate pros: Are you seeing any signs of loosening inventory?
Not here in San Diego. Inventory is tight and multiple offers are again the norm. Those homes that aren't selling quickly are either over-priced or on the high end (multi millions).
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Teri Andrews…, Real Estate Pro in Auburn, CA
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
how can I purchase a bank owned house?
Start by finding a local real estate agent that you are comfortable working with and getting pre-approved for a loan if you will be purchasing using a loan, if you are paying cash be su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 26, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
Ute Ferdig - Atty. Negotiator answered:
How do we ensure the buyer's agent submit our offer.?
Hello Sahib. Based on what you describe, I am not entirely clear who your agent is and whether you have submitted a formal written offer. It sounds like you went with the seller's fami ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Home Buying in Sacramento
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