Home Buying in 90638 : Questions & Answers

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Chuck  Chavez, Real Estate Pro in La Mirada, CA
Chuck Chavez answered:
Selling my house, listed on Sunday, 4 days ago , a lot of showing but no offers so far. Some seemed really excited but no offers given .
Hello Maggie,
Does the conition of the home reflect in the current price? How does your home compare to the competition? If your getting a lot of activity but know offers, chances are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Home Buying in 90638
Fernando Her…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Fernando Hernandez answered:
In your experience, how much different is the Good Faith Estimate to the actual cost during closing?
Just becasue you are receiving an estimate for your closing costs, this should not be a reason for a sustantial change at time of closing. In fact, this is why there is new laws in plac ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Home Buying in 90638
Carlos Barron, Real Estate Pro in La Habra, CA
Carlos Barron answered:
How can I check if the improvements in the house I am planning to buy are permitted? Can I get copies or blue?
The city of La Mirada building and planning department have most of the permits on file for most homes, I have called them in advance of a visit and they have been nice enough to have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in 90638
Jimmy Esqueda, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Jimmy Esqueda answered:
can you tell me what banks will do a father to son sell of a house with the prop 13 tax bill?
Banks have nothing to do with the re-assessment of your property. Your son should be able to obtain financing wherever he qualifies. The exemption to transfer the prop 13 taxes falls ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Home Buying in 90638
Keith Manson-…, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
Can seller keep deposit if I cancel transaction given loan contingency was not removed?
It all depends on the contract, the deadlines outlined in the contract and the parties involved. The real estate agents can not release the earnest money until both parties sign the ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 30, 2010 Home Buying in 90638
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
In relocating to another state, how far in advance should I get pre-qualified for a home?
The key is that to qualify for a loan, you'll need to be able to qualify AT THE TIME YOU BUY. So having continuity in employment is essential. I would focus on lining up your next job ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2008 Home Buying in 90638
Charita King…, Real Estate Pro in Downey, CA
Charita King - Short Sale Specialist answered:
Seller says he will shoulder $10k of closing costs. The GFE from our lender shows "closing" cost of $12k,
If you had an agreement that only 10k to be paid by the sellers, that will only be the cost that he or she is required to pay. I believe the additional 2k is your pre-paid loan interest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2008 Home Buying in 90638
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