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rangerspoppy, Home Buyer in Elk Grove, CA
rangerspoppy answered:
This is not a question, but a statement in fact to anyone who is considering buying a home in the Elk Grove Area. Crime is on the rise here.
What qualifies you do make that statement? Do you work as a Crime Analyst for the Elk Grove PD?

Are you referring to petty crime or violent crime?

Your address appears to be in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
through a living trust, my two sisters and I inherited half of a house in Sonora Ca. How can I go ahead and sell my percentage or the home.?
You just need to work out an agreement of what to sell it for. Then finding someone to buy your 1/6 share will be difficult since the only ones that would have any interest in that woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95670
Derek Jones answered:
Elk Grove vs Roseville
As far as helping to steer you in one direction or another us realtor's cannot do that. There are sites like crimereports.com to check crime in certain areas. Google maps can check your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in Elk Grove
gil42be, Other/Just Looking in Elk Grove, CA
gil42be answered:
can any one tell me about rent to own for houses? In elk grove ca.?
Great article. Thanks for the info, you made it easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a rental agreement, I found a blank form here http://goo.gl/jDpaHr. This site also h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 6, 2015 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Wendy Rockwo…, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
Wendy Rockwood answered:
which part of Elk Grove is good to buy a house. not crime
I love the East Elk Grove area! Good neighborhoods and excellent schools...Some of the best in Elk Grove...Albiani Middle School and Pleasant Grove High School.
Wendy Rockwood
916-600 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Maurice Thom…, Real Estate Pro in 95757
Maurice Thomas answered:
Is it best to use a realtor when negotiating the sales price and upgrades in new construction homes? (Standard Pacific / Taylor Morrison)
It is a good practice. If you still need assistance please contact me. My website is below.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Bridget Wells, Home Buyer in Aurora, CO
Bridget Wells answered:
where can I find a listing of homes sold near my home in Elk Grove, CA closest to January 1, 2013? Trying to get a value of my home around that date.
Sheesh. I think the realtors who respond here don't think we are capable of doing anything on our own.

In your app, do a search of Elk Grove. Change you options to match your curr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Chris O'Conn…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Chris O'Connor answered:
I am tryiing to purchase a home. The appraisal came back $5,000 lower the my loan. Is there anything I can do to bring the value equal to loan? I am
The original post is from 2010 but answering this question can still help buyers today.

I actually just dealt with this very scenario last week and the resolution was simple. The ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Springs
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95670
Derek Jones answered:
Are companies that provide listings like Go Equity Line a legitimate way for renters to own?
Since it seems like you are looking to eventually own a home, have you talked to a lender yet? I would recommend talking to a lender to first check if you can currently secure a loan, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in 95757
Ponce' Deleo…, Real Estate Pro in 95758
Ponce' Deleong Smith answered:
Me and my husband are renting and want to buy in the next year what can we do to make that happen right now?
Your first step would be to consider with your husband how much you'd like to pay monthly for your mortgage and where you would like to purchase. It would also be a good idea to meet wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Jill Berni, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Jill Berni answered:
How much minimum money do you need to have to buy a house?
There is downpayment assistance available for non first time buyers.
Have you met with a Mortgage Loan officer?
Also, if you are interested in rural areas, the USDA has a zero down pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
I would like to see homes for sale right on the lake front . Single family home.
New Listings today: April 4th 2014:

3267 Port Pacific Ln Elk Grove 95758
and 9172 W Laguna Way Elk Grove 95758
Both are on the lake front.

Listed a week ago: 9084 Tru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Lake
Jason Walter, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jason Walter answered:
Hi how I can review and share my last review for My agent
I'm assuming that you plan to write a positive review of your agent. If so, that is very nice of you. As Realtors, we base our business on providing exceptional service that is referral ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Elk Grove
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Do realtors need to disclose if they add unofficial square footage that has not been permitted and is not on tax records, to the MLS?
Disclosure is key. Lack thereof is an E&O lawsuit waiting to happen.
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Buying in 95624
Jason Walter, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jason Walter answered:
seller failed to provide property on closing date causing us to push the date to another week. The new date is causing an issue with our move out
I'm sorry to hear about this problem. It's been a few months since then so can you give us an update on what happened?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in 95757
James Tan, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
James Tan answered:
How is the rental market for Single Family Homes in Elk Grove. I am planning to buy a home, but would like to rent it after 1 year
Hi

The rental market in elk grove is good. Adding to Sue's excellent answer, homes which have HOA tend to be mostly owner occupied. Whereas homes that don't even though they have C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Buying in Elk Grove
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New Cumberland, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
I am in the short sale process. I have a 1st offer and a back up. Chase accepted the 1st in position's offer. But I do not like this woman.
There is not much you can do. Just be glad you have an acceptable offer and you can be rid of the house. If this woman is that bad and under handed just remeber what goes around comes a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 20, 2013 Home Buying in 95757
Anthony Tony…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, NJ
Anthony Tony Rosica answered:
new house appraised lesser than sale price. builder not willing to go with appraised price
What is your question regarding this?
1 vote Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in 95757
Anthony Tony…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, NJ
Anthony Tony Rosica answered:
I have already signed the document from the title company. However I find a job a little far away from the house. Can I quit the new house?
You need to consult with an attorney to see if you can legally get out of the contract, without penalty. If not, then sometimes offering the seller part of your deposit can help in gett ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in 95757
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