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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in 91355
Laura Coffey answered:
Can someone please reffer me a great home inspector...thank you!
I use Marc Mazza with Mazza Inspections. www.mazzainspections.com Tell them Laura Coffey referred you.
Call Michelle at 661 212-1446
Good Luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
hello my name is brian, looking to becoming a first time home buyer
Hi Brian,

Congratulations on making the decision to purchase a home!

The first step is to get pre-qualified for a loan, unless you are an all cash buyer, then you can ignore the n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
Great credit - small credit card debt.. want to pucrhase my own home, no down payment, want to buy this year Any suggestions?
Hi Bob:

Congratulations on your decision to become a homeowner. Let me share first this quote with you.
"Instead of looking at homes through the eyes of an economist, we’re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
I have an average credit, 636-690. How could i qualify for a $350,000 home?
My advice is to contact a couple reputable local mortgage brokers and ask for a pre-approval. They will tell you what you can qualify for. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in 91355
Laura Coffey answered:
Does mello roos tax depends on lot size or square footage of the house?
In Stevenson Ranch it is typically based on sqft. If you are talking about Tesoro typically it is based more on a 1.8% property tax fee. Other areas are based on school bond or CFD char ... more
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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
I have a recent short sale, but i have a credit score of 600, i have up to 80000 towards a down payment . Will i be able to find a lender?
You will be ineligible for purchasing another property until you have reached a minimum of 2 years past your short sale and have a minimum of 20% down.
You will need to go longer than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
What are renters waiting for?
Anyone who has the credit, income and funds to buy a home of their own should do so. Renters need to realize, they are always paying a mortgage. The question is are they paying their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Margie Shaff…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Margie Shaffer answered:
what is typical commission for a buyer's agent in the Santa Clarita, CA area?
The buyers agents commission is paid by the listing agent. So, depending on the house that you choose...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Paris MacIvor, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Paris MacIvor answered:
What is the lowest i can bid with a cash offer?
There are several factors to be considered. Potential appraised value, time on the market and actual ownership. On a short sale the trick is being the accepted offer. On a foreclosure i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Crystal Shep…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Crystal Sheppard answered:
What areas in Santa Clarita are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
It's believed that the entire Santa Clarita Valley will experience reasonable appreciation over the next 5 years, beginning sometime in 2013. Interest rates remain low, and there& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Paris MacIvor, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Paris MacIvor answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
Knowledge of the local real estate market. Putting Value first. Keeping current, not just with real estate, but with Lending Practices, Escrow guidelines and distressed real estate me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 15, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Felicia Grady, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Felicia Grady answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
A short sale will take months to complete. In some instances, the time period can be shorter, and in other instances, can be significantly longer...and some short sales are not complete ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
First time buyers are really buyers that need to learn and understand the buying process. The first step is to find a Realtor that you feel comfortable with and is professional. You s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
William Boyd, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
William Boyd answered:
Does anyone know a good well inspector near Santa Clarita?
American Water Wells is our best local well inspector. However, you need to know what to ask for. There are many different tests. I always ask for a well production test and a title 22 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 4, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
Every aspect of the contract is negotiable! There is the standard practice in which each party pays their own fee, however, it is possible to have the seller pay all or part of the clo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Paris MacIvor, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Paris MacIvor answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
We put together an entire series about first time buyers. Hope it helps.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
Do we need a new agent or do all of them/you work this way?
Gary,

No, all agents/brokers don't work this way. Unfortunately new construction developments usually require registering with an agent so if you did that here there might be an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
I'm currently selling my home and during the title search it was discovered that the previous owner had a $72,000 line of credit against the
I would definitely consult with a real estate attorney about this. This should have all came up when you purchased the property. I would also call the title and escrow company that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 19, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
what's new in Santa Clarita?
Both Buyers and Sellers are looking for honest, professional representation. Communication is key and knowing that they are being heard are also top concerns. Recently both buyers and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
We put a back up offer on a approved short sale The asking is 299K The realtor says he signed of on a 295K offer our offer is 299K Do we have a chance
This depends on whether or not the 1st offer falls through. I recommend still looking. You never know & it's better to be prepared. Good luck!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 15, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
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