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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Refinance Additional Interest
Yes your rate accrues at the end of the month not the first part like you would expect.

So if you close on the 5th, then what you will owe your old lender will be one month (if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is it still called a full bath if it has a combination bathtub and shower with sink and toilet?
A full bath has a tub with a shower , a toilet and a sink. if there is no tub and just a stand up surround with a shower, a toilet and sink it is a 3/4 bath,.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in Aliso Viejo
Tom Bertog, Real Estate Pro in Ladera Ranch, CA
Tom Bertog answered:
Which community would be better for a 50ish female looking for a freindly ,social neighborhood ? Coto or Ladera?
Life in Coto is much more private than in Ladera. If you are primarily looking for a community that hosts frequent social gatherings I think Ladera Ranch would be an easier group to joi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in 92694
skeezix, Other/Just Looking in 85646
skeezix asked:
2365 San Clemente St, 92651 You guys are behind the times. I bought this house around 1978 and
it had a bit over 750 square feet. It was remodeled in 1983 to around
1750 square feet and had three bedrooms, each…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in 92651
Doug  Willia…, Home Owner in Irvine, CA
Doug Williams answered:
What can you say about the Springs Condos in Streamwood, Irvine, CA. Is it a safe place to live in?
I am familiar with the area and I can say that is a safe area to live in, just like the rest of Irvine for the most part.
In case you may be interested in finding out actual crime rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in Northwood
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Is a seller financially and legally liable for damages caused by her repair crew?
Well the contractor may fix that if it is thrown in their face. That is what I would try. But yes in California any undisclosed damages can be charged back to the buyer during the first ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in 92833
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
is there any real-tor to partner with me to buy-renovate-rent/sell single family homes? I need his partnership and best advise on location-location.
I may be able to work something out with you on that.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in Yorba Linda
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
My husband and I maybe transferred to CA. He will be working in two areas: O.C. and Upland, CA. I know traffic is bad. Where to buy? patrice
On your smart phone, iPad or whatever you have, check out he traffic patterns where your husband will be driving. If the commute is of primary importance, you might consider living in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in Orange County
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I am about to make a purchase offer for a listing, however, I found out that there are 2 sex offender livings nearby the property.
Hi Lucy,

This would be a question to ask yourself about whether or not this is something you can live with. If you are not okay with it then you don't have to purchase the home!

B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Does it matter it is a gas stove or electric stove when buying a home in Irvine, CA? Is gas much cheaper to use?
Hi Lucy,

I think this would be a personal preference, I have had clients who prefer gas and vice versa.

Sounds like you can change to a gas stove if your home has gas for everythi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Are there any lenders offering a foreign national mortgage loan in Orange County, CA?
Hi Beachbums196 :-)

We have loan programs for foreign nationals.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience
Office (408) 615-8500
C2 Financial C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in 92704
Beverly Ann…, Home Buyer in Mission Viejo, CA
Beverly Ann Summers answered:
How can I get a waiver from the HOA for my four neutered, ten year old, indoor cats if the HOA has a limit of two pets per unit?
I don't like HOA's. I advise you to move to a place that doesn't have one. I question whether two extra cats is going to devalue your home or your neighbors. In many homes that I look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015 Home Buying in Mission Viejo
Wally West, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Wally West answered:
How to find accurate data for commercial real estate?
I think that you would need to contact someone in the financial services. Those people keep tabs on how the market is doing and what all of the best prices are. My wife contacted one of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Orange
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Can I still sell my house if I'm stuck in mediation fighting over an earnest money deposit?
If you're the seller of the home involving the earnest money deposit in question, it sounds like it is within your power to resolve this quickly and close with a new buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in 92704
Sergio Caliz, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Hills, CA
Sergio Caliz answered:
Is a verbal agreement legally binding from a previous manager...She allowed me to rent a room in my home when I bought it . Now new manager says no
I agree with all the statements that all other professionals have stated, verbal agreements are hard to prove in court and the new property management might not honor that agreement tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Westminster
cordasco.reg…, Renter in Glendale, AZ
cordasco.regenia answered:
I AM TRYING TO RENT A HOME, BUT I HAVE BAD CREDIT. ANY SUGGESTIONS??
I live in Glendale Arizona and my Credit is not good. I am looking to rent a house. My phone number is 480.243.2707.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Buying in Placentia
Riccardo War…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
Can I get mortgage pre-qualification when I don't have 2 years of W-2 and I just start a new job.?
Yes, very easy as well.

Riccardo Wardlow
Sales Manager
NMLS 219402
Cross Country Mortgage
630-670-8266
323 546 8066

Specializing in Illinois and California
RATED A+ WITH THE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Latinavelez, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Latinavelez answered:
What are foreclosure houses and who can buy them?
How can you buy a foerclosure home?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Is there a picture for the Walnut Creek Road home., in Yorba Linda. it is a foreclosure not picture?
The property is currently in escrow. Email me and I will set you up to receive email of all available Yorba Linda foreclosures.
Happy New Year!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in Yorba Linda
Sandy Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Sandy Thompson Girolami answered:
can a get a home loan for a manufacture home if I had a forcloser a few years ago and credit is still below 600, loan amount would be around 70,000.,
You may qualify for an FHA loan if you put at least 10% down. I would try to find a direct lender in your area. They might be able to help you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in 92704
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