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Aram Melikian, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Aram Melikian answered:
what are some down payment assistance for firtst time buyers in my area. Madera Ca 93637
Hey Eddie,
Check out the info for the CHDAP down payment assistance program: http://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/chdap.htm

Also, if you or a spouse is a Veteran, you can g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Financing in 93637
Sade_palos, Home Buyer in Madera, CA
Sade_palos asked:
can you lower it every year like 500.00 and i'll buy it? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/4716625-14049-Killarney-Dr-Madera-CA-93636
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Market Conditions in Madera
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
Why will no one refi a loan that is neither Fannie nor Freddy? As far as credit is concerned, we are golden." We are very upside down. Any?
It's because the home is the collateral for the loan. Banks don't want to lend you $150,000 on collateral that is only worth $120,000. If you default on the loan they will never get the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Financing in 93636
Marc Yu, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Marc Yu answered:
Please Tell me how safe is to live in Madera in terms of crime and violence. What areas will you recommend to buy a house.?
Hi Anna,

Madera is a pretty safe city. I actually live here with my family and it's very peaceful. There are good and bad pockets in this area though. Schnoor Area of Madera ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Crime & Safety in Madera
Debbie Lopez, Renter in Madera, CA
Debbie Lopez answered:
How easy it to get around Madera with public transportation (buses, trains, subways, etc)?
Madera has the max and or dial a ride, very easy access and handicap friendly
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Madera
p.dunniway, Home Buyer in Madera, CA
p.dunniway answered:
I found a house on this web site on 212 Mainberry Dr. in Madera 93637. Who do I contact? Or do I find an agent and go from there. Thank You
FYI, Kim Gomes is not the listing agent. The listing agent is out of Fresno and works for Crown Homes. See it on crownliving.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in 93637
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
im a first time home buyer can anybody give me tips?
Good afternoon martha,

First steps:

Meet in person with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in Madera
Bev West, Real Estate Pro in 80634
Bev West answered:
what is escrow? and how long does it take?
An escrow account is a neutral depository for funds that will be used to pay expenses incurred by the property, such as taxes, assessments, property insurance, or mortgage insurance pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Home Buying in Madera
Darren Smith, Real Estate Pro in Madera, CA
Darren Smith answered:
Can you have chickens in this area?
Yes, there are some areas in Madera where you can raise chickens. I was just looking for a home for a couple who have chickens.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 93636
Darren Smith, Real Estate Pro in Madera, CA
Darren Smith answered:
If a home is shown on your map with a price tag, does that mean that the owners are actually selling it? I do not see for sale signs when I walk by.
Not necessarily. It depends on the color of the tag. Some have already been sold, some are pending, and some are active. There should be a key.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Madera
ravinderkahal, Home Buyer in Chowchilla, CA
ravinderkahal answered:
What is the crime rate in this area of Madera, vs Madera County, CA?
HOW YOU RATE THIS AREA FDR CRIME HOW SAFE TO LIVE IN
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 93636
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
so i need advice on what kind of realtor person should i contact. i'm a new home buyer. i dont know what to do first. please any recomondation.
Interviewing several is a great idea as different agents offer different skillsets. Here is a blog I wrote about why who you choose is so important. Hope it helps:

http://www.trulia. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Madera
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
can I buy a home for my parents under my name if I'm as a dependent on their taxes?
Maria,
Of course you can. It is a free country. it would be interesting to know more about the situation, to be sure you are able to do so.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Madera
Leecozad, Real Estate Pro in Cleveland Heights, OH
Leecozad answered:
How do I know if I should offer more or less than the listing price in Madera?
You have to do your due dilligence to know the area in where you want to buy. My best advice as a real estate investor in this area, Madera, is that with bank owned properties, you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 21, 2012 Home Buying in Madera
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
i was wondering if anyone is giving ITIN loans in madera,fresno or merced, ca?
I have a friend who does loans; he lives in southern california:
Shane Milne. He's comes on Trulia sometimes.
I would recommend him very highly; integrity and knowledge.
If he cannot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in 93638
Lauryn Eadie…, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Lauryn Eadie 703-898-4771 answered:
Are there repercussions to the buyer for cancelling a home purchase if the bank has not closed after 3 extensions?
I agree with Deborah... if you AND the seller hung on for this long it might be worth one last try...the other thing you could consider is going to another mortgage lender, someone in y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Home Buying in Madera
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