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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Should i sell my home now before interest rate is 5%? I am concerned with pace of home prices in san diego area.
From what I am hearing...and I say this knowing that know one can predict when interest rates will change, that we won't see 5% until after the next presidential election. As a matter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:26pm Home Buying in San Diego
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I am a first time home buyer. I am a teacher and wondering what discounts and deals might be available. I probably need some help with getting my
Hi,

Some agents may have a teachers special or other promotion in their area.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:22pm Home Buying in 92102
chevyjones801, Other/Just Looking in Provo, UT
chevyjones801 answered:
How will removal of pine trees affect value of condominium?
I think that if they are removed properly you should have no property damage. Always hire a team that knows what they are doing. That will definitely make or break your situation when ... more
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Rasem Allan, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Rasem Allan answered:
We are closing on a house (tomorrow) and it's unclear if the current occupant is going to leave. Assuming he doesn't, must we evict?
I suggest that a landlord make it clear to tenant the intention of selliong the house and see if the tenant interested to stay after the sale.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Buying in 92102
Rasem Allan, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Rasem Allan answered:
Is there a way to find houses that are foreclosed? I'm looking for something that is not a trailer home. Within a reasonable price like the one
Contact a Realtor and they will look for a house in MLS in the area of your choice.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Alene Gnyp, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Alene Gnyp answered:
Do physician loans still exist wtih little down/No PMI.?
Great News! I'm a Mortgage Consultant with Synovus Mortgage/The Bank of Nashville and we offer Physician Mortgages! We can finance 100% of the sales price up to $1 million with NO PM ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in 92130
Christian Ga…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Christian Gallego answered:
Commission for agent from buyer
Hi,

Typically a buyer does not pay commission to the buyer's agent; the seller, through an agreement with the listing agent, decides on a commission rate of the sales price, say 6%. ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
How is the Real Estate Market in your farm today?
Hi John,

Still getting multiple offers in Sunnyvale. A home we were looking at with a buyer in Milpitas only had 1 offer in by the offer deadline. I have a listing coming up in Mount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
What's your opinion of the San Diego Market?
Yep Nancy, I've always said San Diego is an island unto itself. The beautiful blue Pacific to the West,. A vast and enchanting desert and majestic Mountain ranges to the East. A foreig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
San Diego or Temecula? where should i move?
Rahim Ali, Agent, 32828, Not sure about the Florida comparison. I lived in Florida twice for a year and could care less if I ever return. Too flat. The only hilltops are on the top of b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
are there any mobile home parks in san diego where you own the land and not age restricted?
It depends where in San Diego you want to live. There are a few family resident owned MH park communities in the North County area from Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, San Marcos and Vista ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Would you live in San Diego if you could?
Chad, you're a man after my own heart and my son's name sake. http://www.chadofalltrades, in case you ever need a good contractor. Your right about the cost of housing. But let's throw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
What if the VA appraises that property at a lower amount? Is it still under the sellers desgression to provide the selling price of the property?
The seller is not obligated to accept a lower appraisal price for the property, In some cases the seller may require the buyer to pay the difference from the contract price to the appra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in 92114
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Similar question to the one on Trulia under "Home Buying in San Diego" on Mon Apr 9, 2012 by "Bonnie"
Hi Robin,
As a fellow Arizonian, I can help you. I work with lots of people moving.
Yes, it is pricey here but if you have an open mind and willing not to be on top of the beach, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Are new homes available in the $500,000 price range in the San Diego suburbs?
Hi Lenn,
Like what the others said, we are one of the most expensive cities in the county for real estate. However, there are some really nice townhouses, twinhomes, condos which here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
June Pecchia, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
June Pecchia answered:
Hi, I am Australian looking for some advise on whether or not I should buy property in Pacific Beach, specifically Student Accommodation?
I think it's a great idea. Pacific Beach properties have been trending up for decades, sometimes in big leaps. I know of a home that would be perfect for 3 students. It has 3 BR and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in Pacific Beach
Dara Chantar…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Dara Chantarit answered:
How much per square feet to build in carmel valley- more specifically Alta del mar or del mar mesa area?
The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 92130 in San Diego from Apr 14 to Jul 14 was $870,000 based on 221 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in 92130
Zannclan, Home Buyer in Granite Bay, CA
Zannclan answered:
What is the typical CA escrow fee for the buyer?? Our 1/2 of the escrow fee is almost 2% of the sales price.
Is splitting the escrow fee and title insurance fee 50/50 buyer /seller somewhat standard?
If the purchase price is $450,000 with 10% down....what would the costs approximate to?
Than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Carmel Valley
Megan Schenck, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Megan Schenck answered:
First time home buyer from MO. Moving to San Diego area in Feb 2015. When should I start looking for homes and get pre-qualifed for a loan?
Hello Grace,

I think it's a great idea that you're proactive in your relocating process. It is a huge life changing event and you can never be too prepared.

As others have mention ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
amelia.gilli…, Other/Just Looking in Tulsa, OK
amelia.gillian11 answered:
are there any mobile home parks in san diego county where you can own the land instead of renting the land?
My husband and I purchased a mobile home last year, and we took it road tripping everywhere. We gutted out the inside, and refurbished it the way we wanted. It was a lot of hard work, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
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