Home Buying in Hercules : Questions & Answers

change location

cancel or

Q&A

30
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Craig Bosse answered:
Is 2yrs post short sale ok to buy house through FHA loan?
You don't have to wait.....

We have a portfolio "2nd Chance" loan that allows you to buy again just one day after Short-Sale or Foreclosure. You can only have one on your credit and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in Hercules
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
we are buyng cash as soon as the house in FREMONT is sold...how can we hold on to a property now which we liked to get ...?
You can try and submit an offer of a home contingent upon the sale of your current home.

You should make sure you have a solid buyer for your home, and the escrow is close to closing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in 94547
Olivia Chike…, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Olivia Chikezie answered:
We let our home go as cash for keys basis. I'm told that this does not count as a foreclosure. How long do we have to wait before buying another home?
Were you delinquent on your mortgage before you turned in your keys for cash? If not, and you are not in default on any other debts, you may be able to buy again soon. Contact a relia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Home Buying in Hercules
Olivia Chike…, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Olivia Chikezie answered:
Why are there so many cash sales? Why is FHA number #6 of the buying power? Do you think the FHA and VA could be respected more?
One of the reasons is that cash buyers can close within seven to ten days after their offer is accepted. Also, they usually don't ask have any contingencies in their offer making it mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Home Buying in Hercules
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Philip E. Cabral answered:
how many offers can you make on a house in california?
There isn't a contract until after an offer has been accepted, or in the case of a short sale an approval by the lender(s) and the earnest money deposit has been given by the buyer. In ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in Hercules
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
How much room of negotiating do i have for short sale homes.?
Do you have down payment and closing costs saved? The CHF Access half percent down payment program can give you some additional bargaining power as you only have to come in with half pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Home Buying in Hercules
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Why do some condos list HOAs and others don't? I tend to pass by those that don't because I figure they're so high, they don't
You know what they say when you assume something . . .

Your assumption is wrong.

First of all, there's a big difference between a CONDO fee and an HOA fee. A condo could have both ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in Hercules
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
looking for a seller financing property in zip code area 94547
Caleb: My question is why? Perhaps there are other alternatives without having to go with seller financing...
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Home Buying in 94547
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Can I use my credit score from another country to buy a house in California ?.?
Frankie:

I do not believe you can "transfer" your credit; however, there is a very good chance you can use your European scores.

See "Non-U.S. Citizen Borrowers&quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Home Buying in 94547
Ydinh02, Home Buyer in 94547
Ydinh02 asked:
Is it better for investment properties to be held under a foreigner's name or an US citizen's name for US tax purposes? Hi. My sister (who lives in Vietnam) wants to invest in real estate properties in the US. I heard that foreign investor would have to pay higher taxes (on rental income or when the properties…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2011 Home Buying in 94547
Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
I short sold my home 2 months ago, how long must I wait before I can become a HOMEOWNER again, I asked alot of lenders, I have heard 6 to 60 months.
If you were not forgiven for the remainder of the Mortgage it will be 60 months before you will be able to, reason being; if the bank does not forgive the rest of the loan, then they ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Buying in 94547
Watermark Pr…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Watermark Properties Real Estate answered:
i would like to know house value at 1278 turquoise DR HERCULES ca 94547
It sold for $580,000 in 2008. It is not presently for sale. Home values today are at $400,000 for 105 Turquoise and $575,000 for 7742 Turquoise. If you would like to see tax records ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 15, 2011 Home Buying in 94547
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
What is the difference when buying a Short Sale vs. a Foreclosure?
Your question can be answered by another question: how soon do you want to buy? If you are in the market to purchase within 30 days of your offer, then a REO is quicker. On the other ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 1, 2010 Home Buying in Hercules
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
Please call re: info on house Turquoise Dr 4 bd for $354,000 707 427 0454 (CL)
Hello CL. I posted on your other question. But I wanted to also let you know that there are 7 active listings in Hercules from $250,000 to $300,000. If you would like to see them online ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 17, 2010 Home Buying in Hercules
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
Who do I contact to get info on a house on Turquoise Dr for $280, 414? Contact C L @ 707 427 0454 6pm urgent!
Hello CL. I have checked the Multiple listing service and there currently is not a home on Turquoise for $280,414. There are two pending homes on Turquoise that range from $359,000 to $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 17, 2010 Home Buying in Hercules
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
Help getting a Realtor???
I see I am a little late in posting a response here. However, 1stTimer you have hit a sensitive issue with alot of agents-commission!

There are agents who do offer a rebate on their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Home Buying in Hercules
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
Looking for condos in Pinole or Hercules that are approved for FHA loans.
Looking at the earlier posts, the only thing I would add is that you should find a great local realtor to help with your home search. And you started at a great place here at Trulia. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Hercules
Jeff Kim, Real Estate Pro in Hercules, CA
Jeff Kim answered:
Realtor Recommendation...
Looking at Trulia Pros and their profiles is a great way to start!

Also, if you have friends who purchased in the area, you can ask them who they worked with. Even if your friends d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in 94547
Jeannette Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 99208
Jeannette Karis answered:
I have a client in Canada who wants to buy an investment property in California.
I suggest making sure the client understands how long they are able to stay in US - if no green card or job then may have visa limitations and they need to have a full understanding of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 16, 2009 Home Buying in 94547
1 2
Search Advice

Followers

356
Email me when…

Learn more

Home > Q&A > California > Contra Costa County > Hercules > Home Buying in Hercules
Copyright © 2014 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer