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Phoebe Chiang, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Phoebe Chiang answered:
Interest Rate Buy Down
Excellent question. I would highly suggest checking with your lender first. They will be able to help you. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in 92603
Shelli Banko, Real Estate Pro in 92620
Shelli Banko answered:
Is this a good time to buy a 3BR townhome in Irvine, CA with a view to sell in in next 3 years?
Hello Fromhouston,

Yes, this is a great time to buy in Irvine! Not only are the schools top notch, but the parks, trails, etc. are as well. Irvine is ranked one of the Safest Citie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 4:03pm Home Buying in 92618
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Selling home with a loft extension that adds 130sqft but no permit. Done by a prev owner. Would getting a retroactive permit increase sale price?
Blahblah,
Probably not. While dollars per square foot is popular, it's not a hard and fast rule or number that appraiser rely on. Having the space will make your home more attractiv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Selling in 92602
Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
What are foreclosure houses and who can buy them?
Hi MissyFiona

Good to see your actively looking for a place. If they go up for sale anyone can buy them. You can buy them at the court house steps too
You can goog ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
How do contact the 'bank owner' of a foreclosed condo?
The "bank owner" of a condo will not speak directly with a buyer. Once they have taken title to the property and completed their internal paperwork, they will list the property with a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Foreclosure in Irvine
Shoumo, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Shoumo answered:
How much commision I should pay for buyer agent?
I am not surprised that these agents who makes the free money based on an archaic system of commissions which was meant to be for under 100K homes, are now doing a cat fight to preserve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Selling in Irvine
Kara Blader, Home Owner in Salt Lake City, UT
Kara Blader answered:
Local Towing Companies who can remove illegally parked vehicles
Tow companies can do just about anything they want to now. I've had some bad experiences with tow companies in the past. Thankfully, in the are we live in now the tow company here is ve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 In My Neighborhood in Rancho San Joaquin
Paula Raymond, Real Estate Pro in Killeen, TX
Paula Raymond answered:
I hear that real estate agents will have properties for sale not listed on MLS. Why is this done, and how do I find out about them?
I've heard of these "pocket listings" too but I always wonder - does the SELLER know their house isn't listing in the MLS?? Seller's perceive the MLS listing to be THE THING they pay a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Shane Etemad, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Shane Etemad answered:
3 BD in Irvine for UCI students?
There are plenty of 3 bedroom available near UCI. Call Shane Etemad at 949-400-4677 for showing.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Rentals in Irvine
Tiffany Lin…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Tiffany Lin Quiroga answered:
Are there ANY HOUSES that have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for rent at anything LESS then $2800? If there is anything for $2600, that would help A LOT
Hi, Winnie,

Yes! There are 2 single family homes in Irvine for rent in that price range. Great Schools too!

Click the following link to view the Listings:
http://www.mrmlsmatri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Rentals in 92602
Tiffany Lin…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Tiffany Lin Quiroga answered:
What area of Irvine is the nicest and safest to rent in? I may be short term so only need a studio. I would like a newer one.
I am an Irvine local agent! Call me if you are still looking to rent. Tiffany 949-294-1955. If you only need one bedroom, you can consider sublease. I have a family looking to rent out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Rentals in Irvine
Joshua Hong, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Joshua Hong answered:
What are the requirements or etiquette for a buyer when talking multiple buyer RE agents?
Hello!

This is always a topic of great debate, and I, personally, do not feel there is a correct, "ethical" answer. Unless there is a BBA (Exclusive Buyer Broker's Agreement) signed, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Joshua Hong, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Joshua Hong answered:
Can I still back out from a purchase agreement once you sign the contract?
Based on the CA-RPA (California Residential Purchase Agreement), which all buyers use when submitting an offer, the buyer has rights to review aspects of the home, as well as financing, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
I'm interested in purchasing a home in Huntington Beach, CA. What is the typical escrow amount that I have to submit along with my offer? Thanks.
You will usually submit a copy of a deposit check made payable to "escrow" with your offer. The check is held "uncashed" until you actually open escrow.

The amount can vary, some se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
How does a VA loan work?
Hello Deb,

VA loans are a great tool to help vet get into a home.

Here are some highlights:
You will need a certificate of elig. fro the VA
You will need to get approved for th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Chris Kwon, Real Estate Pro in Corona del Mar, CA
Chris Kwon answered:
I need to buy a house at cornwallis, but I don't know how to begin? Help me.
Hi Dainghiahiep -

There's currently 1 property on Cornwallis that is for sale but it's not a Foreclosure. If you are looking for foreclosure properties in the Northwood/Irvine area, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Foreclosure in Northwood
Jackie Rubio, Renter in 92620
Jackie Rubio asked:
Irvine valley college This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3147579325-60-Kingsbury-Irvine-CA-92620
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Woodbury
moxiejudge, Home Buyer in Irvine, CA
moxiejudge answered:
I'm moving to Irvine, CA from Singapore. Are foreigners eligible to purchase properties?
looking for 10 bed room penthouse in singapore municipal bc judge has money her email address in municipalmelissa@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Charles Lee, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Charles Lee answered:
Would a person who's in the US under the E2 Visa be eligible to purchase a condo under the Affordable Housing Plan? E.g. 1331 Abelia, Irvine, CA 92606
E-type visa is issued to people who's country has a treaty w/ US? when it comes to lender, guideline revolves around one's ability to pay, stable income, credit, and financial strength ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
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