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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I am a buyer. Met a REALTOR. We met a REALTOR at his open house. Never signed exclusive agreement. We did let the REALTOR put offers. commish owed?
Ah ha! There's more to the story. I agree with Cindy. Yes, you could owe the Realtor a commission. Sounds like he wants it, and it sounds like he has a very good case for procuring cau ... more
3 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Buying in 92037
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
can't find home prices
I'd be glad to look up any properties that you want sold values on.

Cindy Davis, Broker, E-Pro, SFR
SD Home Source Realty
Phone (619) 379-8616
E-mail: cindydavishomes@gmail.com
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in 92037
homebuyer, Home Buyer in Reading, MA
homebuyer answered:
Has anyone ever heard that a buyer's agent will sue the buyer due to commission disputes?
Sorry to hijack this thread but we have a similar situation --

We saw a house in Open House and asked our Buyer Agent (no contract only representation) to write an offer. Offer was n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in 92037
Daniel Rascon, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
Daniel Rascon answered:
My clients are looking for a seller carry in La jolla, Del Mar, rancho Santa Fe or santaluz. Etc. They are looking to put a Maximum down of
Hello,

Better late than never but I know of three sellers that would be willing to carry paper with that down payment. If your client are still in the market then I have options for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in La Jolla
Rebecca Marv…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, CA
Rebecca Marvel answered:
I am in process of making offer on house in la Jolla. Listing agent states that there is offer above asking price already. My agent is suggesting
I would also suggest that you ask for as little as possible - no contingencies, nothing - if you can. You want your offer to be as sweet as possible. Even if you're not the highest in p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in La Jolla
Kristin Bene…, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
Kristin Benedetti answered:
Is more information available for MLS 1000041796; more interior/extrerior pictures/ info. about the community of Windemere?
Yes. Please visit my website at www.lajollaluxuryhomefinder.com and leave me your info in the Contact Form and I will send you all pictures of the property, all of the details you need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in 92037
Nikole Carte…, Real Estate Pro in 92101
Nikole Carter-Curtis answered:
Conventional sale / Short Sale
It sounds like the due diligence was not done upfront to determine the actual bank payoff and/or the seller was not completely forthright with the listing agent. As mentioned in commen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in 92037
Steven Roman…, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Steven Romanoff answered:
Can anyone recommend a good real estate attorney that can assist with purchase and closing of home for overseas buyer ?
Tony:

I am a broker and an attorney who has practiced in La Jolla for 25 years. I have handled many purchases over the years.

Have them contact me at:

Steven M. Romanoff, Esq. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 31, 2014 Home Buying in La Jolla
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Where is the listing for 5562 Caminito Consuelo?
Did you click on the interactive map that Trulia provides on the listing?

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
619-929-0105
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Melissa Mate, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
Melissa Mate answered:
What would it be the property tax amount for 92037 zip on 655,000.00. Thank you
A lender would estimate your taxes in 92037 as 1.25% of the purchase price. It depends on what type of loan you are getting, but many will require the set up of an escrow account with t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 92037
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
HOW CAN I KNOW IF THE PROPERTY THAT I GOT WAS OVER VALUATED?
If you had an appraisal done - that is their job. If you didn't, you can usually order one after the fact for your own information.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Buying a view home in La Jolla - Inspections?
In our business we have access to the best home inspectors in the business. Please feel free to contact us anytime: 760 815-6977. onthelevel@cox.net
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 8, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Alexander Pf…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Alexander Pfleger answered:
Can anyone recommend a professional soils engineer for geo tests?
I wanted to thank you all for your answers! Not sure why the question keeps popping up but I appreciate the responses.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 8, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
I am looking to buy a 2-3br/2b condo in LaJolla Village. I am looking for at least 2000sq ft. I am hoping
Choose an agent that shows genuine interest in your success and does not shun you away because your price range is low.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
What is the weather like on Mt. Soleded in La Jolla? Is there a lot of fog?
Generally Mt.Soledad sits above and looks over the fog. It is a bit warmer, but often sunnier.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
In this market with short sales, etc. how do you know what to offer on a property?
First thing you need to know is what is it's worth as in this market asking prices are irrelevant with respect to what the property might sell for. There are properties that are intenti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Thomas Moran, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Thomas Moran answered:
What are the HOA fees for the Caminito Formby properties?
The HOA dues are about $700 per month
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can you buy a $800,000 plus home in La Jolla with 0 down?
An $800,000 loan, with PMI added, (if this were possible) would yield a monthly payment of (roughly) $5,000!
Yikies!!!

Have you considered not grabbing for the brass ring right now; ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in La Jolla
David Rudd, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Rudd answered:
What can I do, or ask my agent to do, to speed up this short sale?
I know this question is dated, but for a reference to other buyers/sellers of short sales I thought I would update this.

Today banks are moving a lot faster on short sales than they ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Buying in 92037
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