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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can a manufactured home which is currently in a "trailer park" be purchased and moved to another property?
It can, technically but I am not sure it's such a good idea. Even single family, stick built homes can be picked up off their foundations and moved, but the jostling and bumping i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012 Home Buying in 95472
NonRealtor, Other/Just Looking in 23456
NonRealtor answered:
So many of the more reasonably priced listings are up for "Auction" what does this mean for the average buyer?
Hi Renting Woes,
It means that they'll be foreclosures soon. They will eventually be listed with all the other houses for sale. Wait another year to buy, prices are declining. ... more
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Mike Kelly A…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
comps in salmon creek california and show asking prices and final selling prices for each property
Jennifer, Does this surprise you? When we do a market analysis of the area we usually show the "original" listing price, listing price at time of sale and then final Sales pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 20, 2011 Home Buying in Salmon Creek
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
can you please explain what a lottery entails?
Sara,

As a general term, this explanation for what's a lottery from Wikipedia is pretty thorough: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery

Are you inquiring about something more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 20, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Elise Groves, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Elise Groves answered:
We are considering a move to Napa or Sonoma Valley- your thoughts on homes, value, lifestyle, job prospects, amenities, etc. between the two?
Good morning! You are going to have a tough time figuring out which one of these areas is more gorgeous! Both of them hold all the amenities you are seeking, and there are very avid c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Sonoma County
Daphne Peter…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Daphne Peterson answered:
is joint tenancy best for married couple when buying a home?
Hi Shelley,
As a mere real estate broker, I can't advise you on legal matters. However, I would suggest you ask your attorney to explain the benefits of "Community Property w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94928
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
we want to use some of our 401k $ for down payment, we are first time buyers in our 50's. good idea?
No.

Check with your accountant for the reasons why it's not a good idea.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in 95405
Mirjam de Ri…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mirjam de Rijk answered:
Does anyone have experience with a 184 loan for Native Americans in or around Santa Rosa, CA?
Astrid Garner, she used to be a loan agent with BofA, is now with Blue Oak Mortgage 1400 N Dutton Ave. Suite 15 Santa Rosa, phone no: 707-481-4828
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013 Home Buying in Windsor
Jeff  Marr, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Jeff Marr answered:
What are the rules about renting out a Homepath house to your family?
Shyanne - Homepath-approved homes can be purchased as investment properties, that just needs to be stated in the contract.....if your offer is for owner-occupied financing, then the occ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Rohnert Park
Karen Haas, Home Buyer in Sonoma County, CA
Karen Haas asked:
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Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
After a short sale of my home, when can I enter into a lease to own situation?
You can immediately enter into a rent to own lease.

There are not any prohibitions because of bankruptcy, poor credit or income.

You need to find someone that understands your sit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 20, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Doug Zeller, Real Estate Pro in *, CA
Doug Zeller answered:
In Northern California is buyer responsible for the entire escrow fee for both buyer and seller or can fee be split?
As with nearly all fees for escrow and the new loan, they are NEGOTIABLE and may be split or all paid by the buyers, sellers or real estate agents!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Buying in Petaluma
Joshua Leret…, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Joshua Lerette answered:
Looking to invest in property in Santa Rosa, under $300. What should my first steps be? Should I get preapproved for a loan, get a realtor?
Hello Rebecca,

That is a great question! Any successful, good, realtor probably won't even talk to you unless you are pre approved for a mortgage. Otherwise it is almost a waste ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 95403
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I am looking at purchasing a modular/mobile home. How do I find out the amount to lease/rent/or purchase the of the lot the home is setting on?
Talk to a local Realtor in your area. He/she will be able to pull up that information for you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 30, 2012 Home Buying in Sonoma
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
where are sonoma county real estate prices going in 2011-2013 ? country property? cloverdale, forestville?
Home,

Wow.....3 years into the future.

To venture a guess, one could only hope that the housing market would show signs of normality including stable pricing, greatly decreased ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in Sonoma County
Corey Buck M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Corey Buck Mann answered:
What is best? Buying at a cheaper price with a higher rate or a little more on the price but at a cheaper rate? A lot of buyers I bet get this wrong.
Well after the $8,000 tax incentive went away last year, it was reported that Buyers would actually save about $20K more over the lifetime of their loan due to interest rates having fal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Pete Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Pete Brocco answered:
Want to invest in a 270K - home in Cotati/RP area; how is rental demand? What is suggested down paymt to get cash flow with safty/maint buffer?
Hi Steve,
20% down should do the trick. Call me I am the RealtyTrac Broker for 949028.
Thanks,
Pete Brocco
RealtyTrac Broker
(707) 571-8213
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94928
Terri DAmico, Real Estate Pro in Sonoma, CA
Terri DAmico answered:
MLS# 21032452. How many floors for the unit? It appears to be a 2 level townhouse. Is it a 2 family townhouse.?
It is a single level condo, but an upstairs unit. This is a bank owned property. Has a sliding glass door off the dining area out to a deck. It needs some cosmetic work, mainly to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 3, 2011 Home Buying in 95476
Eric M Burge…,  in San Diego County, CA
Eric M Burgess answered:
made short sale offer, never heard back, seller changed agents, 2nd offer, new agent said won't take unless I agree 2 pay newagents
Sounds unethical in deed. The original agent may still have rights to any commission through their listing agreement. However, the new agent should make arrangements with the seller r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
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