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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
I am trying to change the number in my add from 415 257 8822 to 650 245 4567 . I don't know how ! Can you please tell me how ? Thank you
Call Customer Service at 1 (888) 466-3501 for help.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 94901
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
smart train project and its impact on the Marin Lagoon houses/ townhomes in San Rafael, CA
It is to far away to tell. No one would know at this point. Email me if you need anything further.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Mary Kay & K…, Real Estate Pro in 94901
Mary Kay & Kathy Yamamoto answered:
Construction financing for full/partial teardown?
Call Greg Loberg at Wells Fargo Mortgage. He will walk you through the process. they have several renovation loan programs. His contact information is below:

Greg Loberg
Renovation ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in San Rafael
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
North Bay Real Estate Agent Needed
Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent home buyers only, and work to get you the best price and most favorable terms. You can go to N ... more
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Omar Cain, Renter in San Rafael, CA
Omar Cain asked:
bahia way house
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Ashley Bock,…, Real Estate Pro in Ross, CA
Ashley Bock, MBA answered:
I need a room to share in San Rafael starting now to Feb 1 if anyone has a lead thanks. Private bath preferred, absolutely no cats.
The best place to look is craigslist! You can even post a need for housing listing your specific criteria.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Rafael
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Does an FHA appraisal look at detached outbuildings?
Steve is correct about health and safety
The appraiser will make comments and most likely not give it any value.
I just had an FHA appraisal where an out building had been a garage ... more
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Scott Lawson, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Scott Lawson answered:
i just bought a townhouse and am using a fha loan. the townhouse is in the process of getting reapproved by fha. is there any way to close now?
Townhouse is not a truly recognized term in real estate. Find out if it's either a condo or a PUD. If it's the latter, there is no HUD requirements. The property is treated the same as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94903
Scott Lawson, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Scott Lawson answered:
pud fha APPROVED
Yes, PUDs are treated the same as a single family residence. The only requirement the lender will have is they will require a copy of the master insurance policy and to have your new le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94903
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
2012 CAN I GET AN FHA LOAN FOR LAND AND MODULAR HOME BUILT ON THE PROPERTY IN , PLACER COUNTY CA $ APPRX 205,000
I have a loan program. Give me a call.

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Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
We have an offer put in on a short sale. It's been 6 weeks. How long can it take for a bank to say either yes or no??
What bank?
Can take awhile usually , depends a lot on a bank( only one lien holder there?) and type of a short sale( HAFA can take longer, even they promise only 30 days). Yet, sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
How much HOA per month for this property?
We don't see the address.
But my suggestion: just google the address of that community. You'll get a basic idea about HOA fees.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Tom Bohlmann, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Tom Bohlmann answered:
What is the percentage of rent to own success rates and are companies like ownerwiz.com a predatory scam?
David has provided a good answer. as I think 10% success is very high.

with low interest rates it is still much easier to qualify for and purchase through conventinal means.

The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in San Rafael
Joe Nernberg, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
Planning to buy an Eichler and it has 60amp electrical boxes. I plan to put new appliances in the kitchen. Do I need to update electrical to 100amps?
Currently, the minimum electrical service is 100-amps. You definitely need PG&E to spot the new panel/meter for you. The utility company has the right to move the panel/meter from t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 20, 2011 Home Buying in San Rafael
Bonnie Baird, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Bonnie Baird answered:
how can i find how much where one property sold for?
Your county records or local taxing authority.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 9, 2011 Home Buying in San Rafael
Help You, Home Owner in Texas
Help You answered:
Seller is refusing to agree to arbitration. Cause for concern?
Never agree to arbitration when dealing with a large company because most corporations pick and pay the arbitrator so the arbitrator is more likely than not to find in their favor no ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 15, 2011 Home Buying in San Rafael
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
How do I find out if a townhouse qualifies for a FHA loan?
Ida as an agent that has over 20 years of experience you should know the answer to this so you must be asking this question to start a discussion. Any new agent should get the training ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 13, 2010 Home Buying in 94903
David Poulsen, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
David Poulsen answered:
hi there pleasse can you let me have the details for 5 coleman drive san rafael california 94901 should the property become available, many thanks,m
The best way to track a house not on the market is to work with a Realtor, who can keep watch daily for that property or others that are similar in the neighborhood that may come on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 7, 2010 Home Buying in 94901
LUXURY HOME…, Real Estate Pro in El Segundo, CA
LUXURY HOME LOANS CA answered:
does fha do a land and modular house combo loan?
By Combo, if you mean a piggy back 1st & 2nd, FHA is not the way to go. You cannot avoid FHA mortgage insurance, regardless of the LTV.

Happy funding, Rudi
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Home Buying in 94903
Tristan Cela…, Real Estate Pro in Marin County, CA
Tristan Celayeta answered:
Looking to buy in the north bay if I can get a really great deal. Recommendations for a realtor who only goes after short sale or foreclosures?
Do not restrict your consideration to short sales and REOs. Serious sellers compete.

You should actively contact prospective agents to interview. The added value will vary from agen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 29, 2010 Home Buying in San Rafael
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