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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Are there any mobile home parks with space rent under $600 per month. I can afford to buy a mobile home but can't afford the sky-high spacerents I'm
Hello Deborah, it of course depends on where you plan on buying. You may qualify to buy a condo, townhome or single family residence from a minimum 580 fico score and 3.5% down or as lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Want to sell our home (no mortgage) to buy a new home- only want to move 1 more time. Retired people can qualify for a mortgage until 1st home sells?
Hello Cynthia, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listin ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Regarding 77 Oakcreek Ct. in Brookwood Park in Santa Rosa. I was wondering what the space rent was and is there a parking spot next to the house?
This is a nice park with a garden like feel to it. Space rents are high because the lots are large and maintained by the park. Nice area in NE Santa Rosa called Rincon Valley, close t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Yarrow Kubrin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Yarrow Kubrin answered:
What do you think are the key factors in choosing a real estate agent to work with, if you're planning on purchasing a home?
1) honesty 2) knowledge 3) the ability to take direction from the client 4) sense of humor
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Michael Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Michael Jackson & Co answered:
Rules for counting rental income
We frequently work with a national lender called Security National Mortgage when working with Real Estate investors that buy and rent single family homes. They accept rental income on l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in 95401
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I am looking for cheap houses to flip or put on hud-vash listing.
Hi there,

In addition to being a realtor, I work with an LLC that does just this in San Francisco, so I have great connections to architects and contractors, and am familiar with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2014 Home Buying in 95401
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
what does document type "REO Resale" mean?
If it is a resale, the document may be a disclosure to release the Seller from liability as he/she purchased the property from the foreclosing institution and has limited information/kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Mike Kelly &…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman answered:
Land woooooh? Please read on.
So many questions--Do you have CASH to purchase the Land? What's your total dollar package? Not too many lenders are in the lending of land game. Umqua Bank is a good start. Talk with J ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in California
Bart Gabe answered:
My wife and I are exploring the idea of purchasing a mobile home in Sonoma County. Does it pay to find a buyers agent?
If you need financing on your manufactured home, I have been offering manufactured home loans since 1987. Let's discuss your loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How can I find more information on "rent to buy" or is it a scam?
Be mindful that scams do exist, therefore always use extra caution. Rent to own is similar to a car lease. Be mindful that rent to own is really not a good idea, therefore consider fixi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Gail Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Gail Johnson answered:
if you are on the golf course, can you fence your back yard? Fence type or height limit?
I live and work in Oakmont which is an over 55 yr active community just East of Santa Rosa, Ca. We do have rules here about fencing by the golf course. In most cases, you can put up a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in Oakmont Village Association
Gail Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Gail Johnson answered:
Can I rent a home in Oakmont for a month?
Yes, there are several companies that handle rentals in Oakmont, Give me a call and I will try to help you find a good fit.

Gail Johnson
Realtor
BRE 01142683
RE/MAX leading Edge
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in Oakmont Village Association
The McCall T…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
The McCall Team answered:
want to see lots of mobile homes for sale--why can't I find any? there are so many parks in this town--
Currently there are quite a few mobile homes for sale in Sonoma County :)

There are:
15 in Santa Rosa
3 in Windsor
13 from Petaluma to Rohnert Park

My team would be happy to he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
The McCall T…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
The McCall Team answered:
looking for house in ragle ranch - potter plan house in santa rosa resale
The Ragle Ranch area is beautiful and there is only one active home in that area but my team and I would be happy to work with you in finding the right place.

Here is the current hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
We are looking for a 1/2 acre property with sewer and water nearby. We want to put a mobile or manufactured home on it. Santa Rosa within 10miles.
Well, depending on your price range, there are quite a few possibilities. Of course if you want to be in town lots can be almost as much as a fixer, and in some cases, may be better to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Looking for long-term unfurnished rental 3BR or 2BR Office; 2Ba with view of Mountains from back yard.
Oakmont is a lovely community for sure, but just wanted to mention another option for your consideration, as I have helped many people downsize into some lovely manufactured home parks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Home Buying in Oakmont Village Association
Scott Lawson, Real Estate Pro in 95401
Scott Lawson 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?
Hi Jessica,

There is no short answer to this question. You can certainly qualify for an FHA loan now--but you may also qualify for conventional (non government) financing as well dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Home Buying in 95404
Cathy Elliott, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Cathy Elliott answered:
What is space rent for MLS/Source ID: 21400096, 219 Redwing Dr, Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa Village Park. Thanks
Hi Jackie,
That mobile home has recently been reduced to $85,000. The published rent is $581.39. I will call the manager on Monday to confirm that will be the new owners rent. Sometime ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Marlene Lowe…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Marlene Lowenthal answered:
Re Oakmont Village active retirement community, for a 2-3 bedroom, 1-1/2-2 bath condo, what are the price ranges and what are the monthly HOA fees?
Hello,
The monthly dues to use the facilities and general grounds maintenance are $55.50 person per month.
There are single family homes, duets, triplexes, condos.
The least expensiv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Oakmont Village Association
Sharon Hawth…, Real Estate Pro in 95472
Sharon Hawthorne answered:
What are some good qualities to look for in an agent and what are good questions that might help with discovering those qualities?
What are some good qualities to look for in an agent and what are good questions that might help with discovering those qualities?
Qualities to look for: Confident communications skil ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
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