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Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Does anyone have any comments to make about living across from an elementary school?
Location, location ,location! The school will be busy 10 months of the year with traffic and noise. Unless you don't mind the inconvenience maybe the house can be purchased for less tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in 91355
Christina O'…, Real Estate Pro in 91355
Christina O'Dell answered:
Whats up with the market?
It is a really interesting transitional market right now. There are a lot of properties that are sitting idle, but there are also many properties that are being sold very quickly. When ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What is the typical buyer's agent commission in the Charlotte area?
HI Becky,
Buyer's agents commission is usually paid by the seller and it can vary. Each listing may have a varied amount but to suggest what is typical or average risks breaking the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Nick Khachia…, Real Estate Pro in 91208
Nick Khachian-Atlas Agent answered:
Short sale with 3% credit?
hello,

It all depends on how much the bank is going net after all the fees. Is your offer above the appraisal value? Beside the factor, that the bank need to net certain amount, ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Home purchase considered need info on Area Santa Clarita / Saugus - commute Santa Monica Blvd off 405
Santa Clarita I describe as a baseball field. The 5 fwy is the third base line and the 14 fwy is the first base line and they meet at home plate. Saugus for the most part is in the outf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
claudia.cook, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
claudia.cook answered:
if rental is in red forclosure status...can landlord evict for non payment of rent...we r trying to save to move and he hasnt been honest.
This is not the first time that I have heard of this issue. The below answers are accurate. I am not a lawyer so this should not be taken as legal advice. If you are current in your lea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Foreclosure in 91354
claudia.cook, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
claudia.cook answered:
On average how many offers will you have to make before you get an offer accepted?
Rodhall,

There are many things to take into consideration. Location, the seller's motivation for moving, desirability of the home, if you are financing, and the agent that you are w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in 91354
Tony Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Tony Lewis answered:
I am lost because never heard of Mello ross tax before and now I am between deciding to purchase a home with mello ross tax or without it...
The original reason for the Mello Roos Bond was to lower the price of the home and thus lowering the amout needed for a down payment. It was also a way around Proposition 13 which limi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Jeremy Gray, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Jeremy Gray answered:
Why would you list a property and then not allow anyone to see it?
Hi Jane,
This is something that agents struggle with frequently. The easy answer is the seller is not going to profit from the sale and does not have much incentive to cooperate. How ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Home Buying in 91355
Jeremy Gray, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Jeremy Gray answered:
I just submitted a short sale offer & recieved a couter on a few of the terms, a few of which seem strange since it hasn't even been sent to
Hi Darleen,
The check part does not surprise me, I don't love it, but it doesn't surprise me. Short sale listing agents are doing everything they can to make sure the buyer stays in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Home Buying in 91355
Jeremy Gray, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Jeremy Gray answered:
How to get escrow initial deposit($10K) in short sale after home buying contract's cancelled & seller refuses to sign on?
This is a very difficult situation. If the home has gone to foreclosure, the seller has no urgency to sign off on the Cancellation. If it hasn't foreclosed, then you have a better cha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Home Buying in 91355
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Is there a Mello Roos tax imposed on 27473 Bridgewater Dr., Valencia CA Assessor's ID #2811 046 001?
Unfortunately there is a mello roos tax on this property...if you would like I can send you properties in the SCV area that are mello roos free!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Buying in 91354
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Can an escrow open with a new buyer if the seller has a pending cancellation from a previous buyer.?
Hello Sandi!
Yes this is very possible and the seller is allowed to open escrow with a new buyer if the seller has a pending cancellation. There would be a contingency in the escrow ... more
3 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 16, 2013 Home Buying in 91355
Tracey Hamps…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Tracey Hampson answered:
Does pre-approval for a loan usually end with an actual approval?
Hi Mystery!

I would say it's not that common as long as the buyer has been honest and doesn't go out and buy a car or some other large purchase in the process of getting a loan.

U ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Home Buying in 91354
Tracey Hamps…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Tracey Hampson answered:
How long does it take to clear tax liens?
Once someone agrees to pay the tax liens it is fairly quick to have them removed from title. The bank will ask the seller first, and then the buyer. If both parties say no, the bank m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Home Buying in 91355
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
What should my income be and what credit score will help get me a 500,000 mortgage?
My best advice to you would be to speak with a professional mortgage lender or a bank that will look at all your debt, income, credit scores etc. and calculate what needs to be done for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Can I see the house on wed? Robert Loving 213-249-4856 34784 Bouquet Cyn Rd.. Very interested.
Hi Robert,
Did you ever get a chance to see the property you mentioned on Bouquet Cnyn?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Liliana West, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Liliana West answered:
How can a first time buyer a foreclosure home in Santa Clarita?
Hi Lisa,

You sure got a lot of answers and I can help you sort them out. I'm a local Santa Clarita expert and would love to discuss this with you. Please give me a call!

Liliana ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Foreclosure in Santa Clarita
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Looking to do a Lease To Own!! This way I can better my credit score! Anyone know of any available or who to contact for HELP!?
Hello Kelly, Do you have a BK or foreclosure in the last 2-3 years? If not you may qualify already with fico scores between 500-579 with FHA 10% down. If you have a minimum 580 fico sco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 14, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Great credit - small credit card debt.. want to pucrhase my own home, no down payment, want to buy this year Any suggestions?
One way is to utilize the USDA loan. It is for rural non-farm properties.

Requires 0 down and will pay your closing costs. APR's on the 30 year fixed are 3% or lower!!! (that is fi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
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