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Next Buyer, Home Buyer in Orange, CA
Next Buyer answered:
what is the property tax rate in Bakersfield, CA. Also, how much do you pay on average for property
Kern County, CA (covering the city of Bakersfield) property tax rate is 1.179% assessed value of the home. The average home ownership insurance is about 0.5% value of the home.
Your pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in 93306
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Why do the majority of homes in Bakersfield have wood fencing, even move up homes in nicer subdivisions and new construction?
It might just be a matter of preference. Some people really like the way a wood fence looks in their yard. It also might be a matter of the housing rules for that area. Either way they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Dawn / Whole…, Other/Just Looking in Denver, CO
Dawn / Wholesale Lender answered:
What lenders can exclude pulling IRS 4506T tax transcripts. Calculate income off of W2s only and just pull IRS W2 transcripts?
We have a W-2 income only program where we just confirm the w-2 with the 4506t. If anyone needs it let me know . We're wholesale and correspondent lenders.

Dawn / Motive Lending / ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Financing in Bakersfield
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How are the Trulia estimates determined and why are they so different then appraisal values? I'm trying to determine FMV on my home.
Your best bet is to work with a local realtor and have her/him run comps in the area. You'll get more accurate data from a realtor through the MLS then at Trulia.

Susie Kay
Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Home Buying in 93306
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is the elementary school safe.?
The question is subjective, so don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you, rather research the school ... more
2 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Market Conditions in Silver Creek
Kelly Goddard, Renter in Bakersfield, CA
Kelly Goddard asked:
what high school district is this address? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3169092911-1912-Marc-A-Mitscher-Ct-Bakersfield-CA-93304
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 26, 2014 Market Conditions in Bakersfield
Cameron Harp…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cameron Harper answered:
My wife and I are looking at purchasing a house in Bakersfield. We currently rent for $1,700/month in SW Bakersfield. Anyone recommend a realtor?
Jason,

I am a mortgage banker with 6 years experience. We can underwrite your file up front and offer a 14 day close guarantee, which will make your offer strong. I also have grants ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
I am selling a mobile home and already have a buyer, notarized bill of sale, and the buyer has been approved through the park's requirements.
If you have a buyer then you do not have a lease. You have a seller financed mortgage. You should head on down to a local title company and ask them what you need to do to protect both ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 19, 2014 Home Selling in 93307
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
How difficult of a process is it buying previously foreclosed homes?
Hello Ebart5, it only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Bart  and Tr…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Bart and Tracey Tipton asked:
Home buying experience How important is it to you (the home buyer) not to pay over your budget if the home you are contemplating buying is your dream home?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
A house for rent and it just one room and bathroom??? It more like renting a room only and instead renting of a house.
Hello Jessica, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment your looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Rentals in Riviera/Westchester
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Looking for advice on a mortgage to buy a house in Bakersfield.
Hi Zelda,

I know a lender I could introduce you to if you like. Please email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
I've noticed in most of the pictures for rentals, the fridge is missing. Is that something that I have to furnish as a tenant?
Gotta love Calf. Around here they usually include the frig.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Rentals in Bakersfield
Alan, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
Alan answered:
Hi everyone. I'm curious, what are the monthly HomwOwners Association/maintenance fees?
In the gated Juliana's Garden section we generally pay $28/mo to the JG HOA plus $128/mo to the City in the Hills HOA. (for reasons unknown to me, some months are more).
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 In My Neighborhood in City in the Hills
Edward &…, Both Buyer and Seller in Bakersfield, CA
Edward & Vicki Bierman answered:
How can you sell your house if you are underwater?
Talk to an Ageent about "How you may be able to complete a Short Sale with your lender.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in 93306
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hi, Why appartments in Bakersfield cheaper than in Glendale for example?
Hello narusik75, yes they are quite different in the rents or even purchase prices. If you figure out what cities/zip codes your considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 For Rent in Bakersfield
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
im looking for properties with a guest house close to oswell st or virginia
Hello megaboyte, if you figure out what cities/zip codes your considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price your looking to achieve you can be set up to receive ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Oakridge
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Are there any programs that assist home buyers with down payment?
You can use CHDAP. We have a lender that we work with that has a program that gives 5% as a silent second towards down payment and closing costs. You can contact me if you would like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in 93311
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