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J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
What is the benefit of holding title as "community property with right of survivorship" instead of "joint tenancy"?
California = Community Property if you are married. No matter how you take title.

BTW...John is right, don't look for advice this important on the internet. Trulia is a pretty smart ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Will I lose my home if I am not on the loan?
Your name will at least be on the title, right? Being on the mortgage means you have the responsibility to pay off the house. Being on the title means that you are entitled to the house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
what are the pros and cons of working with husband and wife?
I also work with my husband, but both of us are realtors. The pro - they work together well. The rest is up to you to decide - are you comfortable working with them? Will you hire on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
how to protect ourselves from seller who wants to stay 7 days after closing escrow?
Two thoughts, no is a full sentence. And check with your lender if you are financing the home, post occupancy can be an issue with some types of mortgages.

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
buying a home from "for sale by owner"
Well the seller sounds pretty tough, you already lost round one of negotiations. Are you sure you want to be going against this guy by yourself?

Really though, if you have had an ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Can someone tell me the disadvantage of buying a mobile home in the bay area?
The main disadvantage is that you are buying only the home, no land like if you are buying a conventional home. That is why it falls in value and you have to pay rent for the site wher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Louri Groves…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Louri Groves (714) 767-8158 answered:
We made an offer to a condo in late Nov and got accepted. Now the home inspection contingency has been removed. We left only with the loan contingency

I would advise my client to say, "No way!"

Hope the sellers' vacation is fun and they come back home safely. But it's unreasonable for them to ask y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Home Buying in 94030
Roswell Moore…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Roswell Moore, CMPS answered:
If I got verbal bank approval of our housing loan, can we remove our loan contingency? (It's the last contingency we have). We'll be
Hi Mindy,

Someone sure seems to be pressuring you to remove your loan contingency. In the last answers to your question (including mine), here -

http://www.trulia.com/voices/Hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 24, 2010 Home Buying in 94030
Jeff Tung, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Jeff Tung answered:
When you are buying a short sale house, how long will it take from the date the seller accepted your offer?
Hi LS,

It is hard to say how long it will take because the lenders all have their own guidelines to follow in order to approve or disapprove a sale. I had a few offers, last year, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in 94030
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