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Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
The Elementary school here is Lafayette, the Middle School is Hughes, and the High School is Cabrillo, FYI. I live a couple of houses down.
Going shopping for a Home. It may seem backwards to shop for a mortgage before you shop for the house, but there are several reasons for doing this. Shopping for a mortgage will also he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Wrigley
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
i am first time buyer what are the programs out their
I'm not sure what program your friend is referring to. A couple of years ago, there were more home purchase assistance programs available to first-time home buyers. Now, there aren't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Wrigley
Glenn Gaspar, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Glenn Gaspar answered:
What are some tips for first time home buyers to compete with the experienced investors in today's market?
Very good question. First off some slight good news for first time buyer or buyers as a whole. Investors are still out there but are beginning to dwindle down a tad due to the rise in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Daniel Sando…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Daniel Sandoval answered:
was up with realtytrac to enter to see this property you have to pay.and what is the difference from the rest. and are they a good thing
You need an agent to view homes. Call me at 5628434474 and let me knw which home your interested in.

Thanks

Danny
The vision group
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Todd Foust, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Todd Foust answered:
a realtor that knows me got me to talk to a loan officer that got me approved for $340,000.could i go to a different realtor with the same loan.thx
Yes. Just be prepared that the lender was referred by the REALTOR so they most likely will let them know you are working with somebody else. Might want to talk to the old REALTOR first ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Robert Finger, Real Estate Pro in 90802
Robert Finger answered:
if buying a home of $340,000 what and how could i get the lowest monthly payment possible
There are different ways to go your options will be better known after you get pre approved. To get approved you have to get credit ran to determine fico score, liabilities, consumer de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
About how much are closing costs for a Condo 160,000?
Are you pre-approved and have a lender and agent? It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify you in minutes and go over your options and costs. It all depends on if you utilize pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Rose Amadeus, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Rose Amadeus answered:
What if there is no HOA fee listed for the condo's. What does that mean?
If you let me know the property, I can contact the listing agent and see if that is an error...

Rose Amadeus
Realtor
562-305-6486
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in 90806
Michael Magaw, Real Estate Pro in 90505
Michael Magaw answered:
What is our next option since the lender seem to not really tell us much?
You need to communicate with your lender. Tell your lender that you have questions that have not been answered.
If you cannot get your questions answered, then tell him that you to wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Robin Calder…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Robin Calderon answered:
Buying an apt/condo in Los Altos CA 90815 or 90803, 90814 (eastern side, closer to CSULB campus)?
Long run, you would have more equity build up in a SFR (Single Family Residence). But would have to carry the burden of having the mortgage payment on it, though at a good interest rate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in 90815
Shannon Jones, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Shannon Jones answered:
Buying a house as investment to live in now (in the next 1-3 years) and for future rental, managed by an agent?
Hi Rachel,

Yes, that's very feasible. You won't pay any commission as a buyer -- that's paid for by the seller. When you decide to rent it out, the typical fee for property managemen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in Los Altos
Dana Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Dana Johnson answered:
rent to own in long beach?
I work with someone who specializes in rent to own properties. If you can provide me with a little bit more information as to what type of payment you are looking for and what price ra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Sheila Caron, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Sheila Caron answered:
I am looking for a 2BR condo in long beach in the safest area possible for the low $100,000 price range to buy for my son while he goes to Long Beac
There's a few on the market currently. Most are in North Long Beach and the Westside. You can check crime rates but driving the neighborhoods is the best way to know how safe you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Poly High
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is (east) Carson an ok area to raise children?
Why entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you; why not simply visit the area more than once and at different times of d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls/Los Cerritos
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
how much would property tax be on the average long beach apartment?
Hi power123,

1.25% of the purcase price is a common "quesstimate"; however, your effective property tax bill actually consists of three separate levy categories: General Tax Levy, Vo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can we still backout buying a property and can we refund the money we pay for the escrow company???
I'm very unclear here about whether you have your own agent or not. Generally, if you back out of a deal after the initial 17 day inspection, you will forfeit your deposit,

If howeve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Long Beach
Mark Lee, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Mark Lee answered:
Can i still back out in buying a property, if the agent prmoised us or gave us a timeframe that we can moved out on a specific date...?
Hi,

You'll have to provide some more information about the contingencies of the contract. For instance, are you past the home inspection date? Loan commitment date?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls/Los Cerritos
Ana Quiroz, Real Estate Pro in Gardena, CA
Ana Quiroz answered:
Am trying to find a lender for a mobile home in a park in long beach. The Lender am working with now does not do financing for those help...
First Pacific Financial they only do mobile homes loans 800-460-0019
Ana Quiroz Prudential California Realty 310-803-7458
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 25, 2012 Home Buying in Long Beach
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
im in contract to buy, and was supposed to close on or about nov 1st the seller moved the closing date to dec 1st and we were not able to close.
Your questions can be accurately answered by your attorney, therefore consider a consultation; or review your contract as the answers may be found in the document....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Home Buying in Long Beach
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello, What are the key factors to consider when one shops around for a lender to refi? Please advise. Thanks Christina
Hello Cristina, You may consider getting a few good faith estimates and compare. Do you know what your fico scores are? You may even qualify for a Short Refinance which is a principal r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90802
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