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Victoriateja…, Home Buyer in Spring Hill, FL
Victoriatejada2 answered:
rent to own homes i need one
i am the owner of 7279 toucan trail and i would"nt mind selling my house on a rent to own basis.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Tatumlea, Home Buyer in Sebastopol, CA
Tatumlea answered:
what does a pre-foreclosure mean exactly?
A pre-foreclosure home is any home the home owner has defaulted on their mortgage. After a home owner has missed three consecutive mortgage payments the bank starts the foreclosure proc ... more
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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
We want to buy land in CA to build our future small retirement home on, (we have 10-15 years) do we save cash to buy it or finance it now?
Will Rogers said, "I only buy stocks that go up, they do not go up I do not buy them."

You have two questions here, should you pay cash or take a loan? If it goes up you should take ... more
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Sheila Lawre…, Real Estate Pro in Sebastopol, CA
Sheila Lawrence answered:
Where is the nearest grocery store/gas station/hospital and are the utility rates considered high?
The nearest grocery store is in Occidental, about 5 minutes up the road from Camp Meeker. There are larger stores, like Safeway and Wholefoods, in Sebastopol, about 20 minutes away. The ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
How often do sellers have house & termite inspections done prior to listing their property?
It is quite common to have the inspections done up front, so the buyers can bid accordingly, knowing what issues are present in the inspection results.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Pamela Todd, Home Seller in 90405
Pamela Todd answered:
When buting an existing homedo all come with the use of the Beach access the pools the tennis court horse ranch and the golf course?
Your homeowner association dues ($206) pay for access to all amenities.
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello all! I am currently looking for some help in regards of acquiring a sub-primal loan..
Hello Jessica, it is harder to qualify for mobile home loans and there is also monthly space rents that are quite high and you also have to get approved with the park. You can end up pa ... more
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
My husband did a short sale in Dec 2010. Although this is not our fault our credit score is still below average. Can we buy again?
Hello Jessica, yes you may now qualify ONE DAY after a short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu with 20% down and minimum 620 fico score. You may qualify for FHA financing now as you onl ... more
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Gerald French, Home Buyer in Petaluma, CA
Gerald French answered:
What is the property tax base in Sonoma County and what areas of Santa Rosa should I shy away from that carry the Mello-Roos tax?
seniors are burdened by Mello-Roos tax plus property tax.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Sixtix, Home Buyer in Redway, CA
Sixtix asked:
How can people of color avoid discrimination in home buying.? I've been a fair housing tester in the past. Literally every time I was sent out the people were friendly & courteous, nice. And every time resulted in a consent decree to eliminate…
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Beth Roy, Home Buyer in Guerneville, CA
Beth Roy answered:
12090 what is the building in the back? do you have a better picture of it? Thanks
The building is a shed, used now for storage but it has been used as a guest house. It has electricity and windows and is accessible from the road.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in Guerneville
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can an attorney from Texas write a real estate contract in California?
Hi Connie,
Probably, but it may be voidable due to the lack of knowledge of specific California law. If you want a proper California contract, us an attorney licensed in California o ... more
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
James Olga is listing a home on woodside in Santa Rosa. Seems like a scam, No phone number. claims to be working in west africa. wants funds sent west
WHENEVER asks for funds to be sent (and you haven't met the person)....move on....
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
we want to use some of our 401k $ for down payment, we are first time buyers in our 50's. good idea?
Hello Romenjou, you can withdraw from a 401k without penalty to buy a home. You may qualify FHA with as low as .5% half percent down payment but with a slightly higher interest rate so ... more
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
True credit score
Hello Maria, that is a good start to see what you have to work with as that is considered a soft pull and if you have a lender like me run credit it is a hard pull which dings your scor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in Sonoma
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
what does withdrawn-cancel mean?
They decided not to sell the home right now, or at least cancelled the agreement with their realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Buying in 95425
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
h should an unmarried couple deal with ownership?
I don't know you so don't really want to advise you. In general, your options are joint tenancy, or tenants in common. I would ask your Realtor to discuss these options with you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in 94928
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I've been thinking about buying land and having a house built on it.
Give both city planning commissions a call and they can help out in providing prelim research.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in Healdsburg
srimkeit, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
srimkeit asked:
A person lives in Santa Rosa, CA. This person wants to buy a newer double pre-fab in a mobile home park. The person was told told by the bank lender California Law states a loan-cosigner has to live inside the mobile home park where the purchase is to take place and no one outside said mobile…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
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