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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why must I ask a question????
Pacita - then you better hurry up and ask a question!!!!

haha

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1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Christina Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Christina Hayes answered:
Whats the first step to take for a potential 1st time (military) home buyer with bad credit?
Obtain all three of your credit reports from each bureau. If you look at my blog here on Trulia, I have free credit repair tips to boost your credit score.

Best of Luck & Have a grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Credit Score in Martinez
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
First time home buyer
The only thing that is missing from the information below is how did your credit get so bad? Short Sale? Not that it needs to be aired here a short sale, I would simply add that a forcl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Reapusa, Home Buyer in Martinez, CA
Reapusa answered:
I'v heard that there might be some places that are also zoned commercial. Is this a possiablity in martinez?
Are you still looking? Call 925 372-8819
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Gary Wuesten…, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Gary Wuestenberg answered:
First time buyer, no experience or knowledge of. looking in Martz area for 2-3 bdrm 2 bath but not sure I can afford to buy Help! thanks Anne
Hi Anne. The first step is to get pre-qualified with a good lender. This is a great time to buy with interest rates at historical lows. I work with loan officers from Wells Fargo, Chase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Martinez
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
if trustee sale is off the calendar - what does that mean?
It depends on whether you are the seller or buyer. If seller, it may mean a postponement while the bank works on a modification or a short sale. If you are a buyer, it may be an indicat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Foreclosure in Martinez
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
My home has been on the market for 5 months and we have not had one single offer. My home is a 3 bedroom 2
Since this posted back in 2007, I would speculate that the price was high compared to the comps, and the trend...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Foreclosure in Martinez
Ken Wiggins, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Ken Wiggins answered:
We are considering moving to either Martinez or Pleasant Hill. (We are looking south of highway 24). As we have school age children, we were
Hello Oskibear,
I grew up in Pleasant Hill and Concord and went to school in the area. The schools in the area are Generally pretty good. Here is a useful website for someone like you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Daniel Stusc…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Daniel Stuscavage answered:
Martinez - pros & cons of buying in this city vs bay point or pittsburg?
Martinez, in my opinion, is a much better place to live for all reasons possible. It is incredibly safer than Bay Point and Pittsburg, no question. There is a nice downtown district i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Home Buying in Martinez
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
This property is not off the market...currently on MLS Craigslist and Postlets...how can I get it back on Trulia?
You should just try reposting it on Trulia's listing pages. If you need help with it, let me know.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Martinez
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Craig Bosse answered:
are there really preforeclosures for 12,000 ?
Chris - You are asking about pre-foreclosures in Martinez right? The answer is no.

Don't listen to an agent from Roseville.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 30, 2011 Home Buying in Martinez
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Are the auctions held regularly? Where are they located? Is there a list of particular properties and corresponding auction dates?
Thank you for your question Victoria.

Auctions are held regularly. Generally, they take place on the Courthouse steps. A list of the auction properties and corresponding auction da ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 1, 2010 Foreclosure in Martinez
Erica Starkey, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Erica Starkey answered:
Our agent always steers us clear of the houses that we find and enquire about .
Very tired,
I would first speak to your agent about your concerns. If your gut is telling you something is not right I would go with what you believe to be true. Unfortunately, there a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in Martinez
Erica Starkey, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Erica Starkey answered:
If a house for sale is listed under status "unknown", what does it mean? Pls advise.
Dlee,
I am assuming you mean it's listed on one of the real estate sites as unknown. If you send me the address I would be happy to help or you can ask the agent you're worki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 30, 2010 Home Buying in Martinez
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
During the final walkthrough, our home was flooded and had 5ft of mold growing up the drywall. The agent let
Doesn't something seem a little off with this whole scene? Nobody signed documents but the agent let the loan close?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 23, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Nick Issa, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Nick Issa answered:
We are buying our first home. Do you think Martinez is a good area? We are looking in the $400 price range.
Absolutely, Martinez is a great town, I live and work here in Martinez for the last 10 years when I moved from Walnut Creek. I think a home in the 400K range will go a lot further in M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Spookycat99, Home Buyer in Antioch, CA
Spookycat99 answered:
How long to close on an FHA loan? It has been 28 days and they said the appraisal is just being uploaded.
Thank u everyone closing tomorrow on day 30! We never even saw the FHA appraisal. We must have passed becaue the loan officer called and said we are good to go to escrow and sign tomor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
It was not the only home that went up on shadowfalls dr . another went from 286,000 to 334,000 .
Chris, I'm not sure where you got those prices on what properties (but I'd be glad to verify them for you), but if you got them from RealtyTrac the prices are very misleading. The best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2009 Home Buying in Martinez
Frances Flynn…, Real Estate Pro in State College, PA
Frances Flynn Thorsen answered:
I am trying to get a loan modification from my bank right now and I have also been contacted by a company
Laurie, there are additional resources at the link below , "Mortgage Workout Programs for Homeowners," compiled by the California Assn. of REALTORS.

It is very distressing to see SP ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 22, 2008 Foreclosure in Martinez
Charles Smith, Real Estate Pro in Augusta, Evans, Mart...
Charles Smith answered:
Hello,We are planning to relocate to Augusta, GA but most likely live in the Columbia County. What would be?
PP$400k @40%=$160k @ .2681= $4,289 annual tax bill based on millage rate of .2681
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2007 Home Buying in Martinez
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