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Bob Willett, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Bob Willett answered:
I live in a home that is upside down in value. It was a home that i inherited in 2007. I would like to buy in the 95831 zip. Do I have any options?
Did you ever refinance the home, or just take over the payments?
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Kylee Roe, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Kylee Roe answered:
I am looking for a home around Archcrest Way in Gateway West preferably a two story let me know if anyone is interested in selling.
Ummmmm...Maribel....I, and probably every other agent who answers this, can help you. You need a Realtor to keep an eye on Metrolist for you, so when a home comes available on Archcres ... more
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Carolyn Gjer…, Real Estate Pro in Davis, CA
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu answered:
Question Re Senior Condos in Sacramento Area
Chris, there is only one age-restricted community in Davis - it is a very small complex - not new but probably not really large enough for "cliques" either. Units have been selling for ... more
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Elizabeth We…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth Weintraub answered:
Housing Crash of the 90's
Who says it recovered? LOL. Actually, all we had was a little dip in 1991. What was much, much worse was the 1986 Tax Reform Act hit, from which some of us are still reeling.

We have ... more
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Do I need to pay a property tax if I buy manufactured home with cash-pay the whole amount off.?
Pay either property tax or pay a yearly fee to the DMV.
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Never lived in a manufactured home. Consider to buy one in Sacramento area. What problem should I expect? Noise, leaking, overheating?Any other..?
Not sure which question you'll refer back to so here it is again.

A lot depends on where the MH community/park is located. Make sure it's not in a flood plain as much of the Sacramen ... more
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Never lived in a manufactured home. Consider to buy one in Sacramento area. What problem should I expect? Noise, leaking, overheating?Any other..?
A lot depends on where the MH community/park is located. Make sure it's not in a flood plain as much of the Sacramento is. Especially around the Sac River area. Don't buy any pre HUD ho ... more
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Tamara Dorris, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Tamara Dorris answered:
I wanna change my agent but im middle of the escrow. Escrow should be close in 1 week. Agent borrowed money from me and now he is not paying me back.
You agent borrowed money from you? That's highly unethical and might even be illegal. I'm not sure I would try and change agents at this point since you don't want to pro ... more
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Bob Willett, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Bob Willett answered:
How much are home values in Notomas affected by being in a flood plain?
I can answer the 2nd question about insurance: Yes! The insurance will costs a lot more because you will need to buy flood insurance – and it isn’t cheap.

As for a p ... more
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Of course you can ! As long as you are not the listing agent and had anything to do with the suggest price. That might raise a red flag if the home owner feels he could have made more o ... more
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Anthony Carr…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Anthony Carrillo answered:
What areas in Sacramento are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
Hi,
The areas that will likely appreciate are:1) East Sacramento, 2) Land Park, 3) Curtis Park,
4) Midtown/Downtown Area, 5) Hollywood Park, and 6) Pocket/Greenhaven Area. The reason ... more
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Anthony Carr…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Anthony Carrillo answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
Most buyers are looking for an agent that can lead them through the process successfully. More over, buyers are looking for agents they feel they can trust to do a great job for them. A ... more
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Elizabeth We…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth Weintraub answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
There really is no typical as each one is different. All of it depends on 2 things basically -- who is the listing agent (in other words, does the agent know what to do) and who is the ... more
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Mike Schubert, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Mike Schubert answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
Start with a lender first. Most first time buyers are reluctant to take that step but it's critical to understand the financing and how much you qualify for before beginning your h ... more
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Elizabeth We…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth Weintraub answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
Hello Trulia Staff Member: All closing costs are negotiable; however, parties typically pay their own respective closing costs according to local custom. There are some loans such as VA ... more
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Katie Daire, Home Owner in Piedmont Pines, Oakl...
Katie Daire answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
A couple things that surprised me when we were buying:
1) Everything really is negotiable. From repairs, to appliances, to cost, it doesn't hurt to ask for everything you want. ... more
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Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Creek, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
short sale
Did you have a question about a short sale?
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Hi everyone. I am frrom Vietnam. Not quite sure if I can buy a home in US, California. Can I apply for bank loan in US?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is probably..
For a bank loan for a personal owner occupied residence or an investment property up to four units, I think you will need to have ... more
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Brandie Ribe…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Brandie Ribeiro answered:
Where can I find an accurate list of Auction Homes in the Sacramento / Elk Grove area? I don't want the spam websites.
Its posted in the paper, but the most accurate site would be foreclosure radar. It is kept updated through the trustees. The dates posted typically changes numerous times before a home ... more
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