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Steve Kittre…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Steve Kittrell answered:
Transfer everything to parents ?
your lender should just have you present a gift letter, and the money should show up on your bank statement..your lender should give you a couple of options to work with. if not, find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Home Buying in Southern Oaks
Valerie Ulrey, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Valerie Ulrey answered:
I am looking for a Hard Money Broker/Mortgage broker in Bakersfield California?
The most reputable hard money lender I know of here in Bakersfield is Karpe Mortgage.
I would suggest giving them a call.

Good luck!
Valerie
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is it possible to rent a home after going through a foreclosure?
Of course. But the longer you wait and work on cleaning up your credit, the easier it'll be.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Foreclosure in Bakersfield
Valerie Ulrey, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Valerie Ulrey answered:
Will be moving to Bakersfield in a couple of weeks for a job. We love old craftsman houses but want to be in a safe area. What can you suggest.?
Hi Lisa Marie,
In order to find an old, craftsman style house, you would want to focus on the Oleander/ Westchester area. This area has awesome older homes, many of which have been rem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 General Area in Bakersfield
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I made an offer on a foreclosure and another offer was accepted. I later learned that the accepted offer was less than mine. How could that be?
there's more to an offer, a "better" offer, than just the purchase price/number

maybe the other offer was all cash - that could make a huge idfference to the bank..........or offe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Home Buying in 93312
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
why dont you have your phone # on the web site so people can contact you?
There's a phone number. It's here: http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

However, Trulia doesn't sell or buy houses. If you have a question about a house, contact yoru Realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Jan Detomaso, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Jan Detomaso answered:
What are the best residential rental neighborhoods in Bakersfield?
There are good homes in all parts of Bakersfield but most people with children seem to prefer the northwest and southwest. Those areas have newer schools and the neighborhoods are most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Cameron Mill…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Cameron Miller answered:
Why do the majority of homes in Bakersfield have wood fencing, even move up homes in nicer subdivisions and new construction?
Hello Roman,
That is an interesting question and the only answer I can think of at this time is cost. There are some areas that do block wall fencing, and usually it is based on the su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
how much is the down payment if a houses is over 200,000?
Depends on your own personal financial conditions and your mortgage terms available in the market at the time that you are buying. Lenders also look at your employment history and how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
is it possible to get a loan for a house with a 580 credit ,and is it better to pay in full or settle collections.?
No, it is not possible to get a mortgage with a 580 FICO. Your credit score indicates an unwillingness to pay your bills (that is why you have collection accounts).
Pay your collection ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Credit Score in Bakersfield
Michael Mccr…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Michael Mccracken answered:
is there a gym?
Yes and pool. Would you like a rental application? Please email me at Michael@mmandassociates.com so I can send you the PDF of the application.
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Impossible to buy a house!
It is not just Bako, buyers have the same challenges in Orange County.
Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
Is it common practice to do appraisal before the FHA inspection? I brought up my concerns to by agent and he told me it was just how its done.
Most of the lenders that I know, prefer to have the inspection cleared, before they send out the appraiser. After all, why bother spending the money on the appraiser, if you decide tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Home Buying in 93309
Valerie Ulrey, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Valerie Ulrey answered:
I would like to buy a new construction home in a new home tract. The purchase price of the home is only supported by recent sales of the same
Bak2Bak,
The fact is that no one can predict the real estate market. New construction is always a higher price per sq. ft. because it is brand new!! (just like buying a new car) In ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
I need clarification on the closing costs for a cash buyer on new construction. I know there won't be an appraisal fee or lender fees and
Typically on new construction the Builder passes on title, escrow, and transfer fees to the Buyer. The builder and/or their escrow company should provide these to you. The fees vary b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Jan Detomaso, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Jan Detomaso answered:
How much does it cost to demolish two separate 600sf homes located on a 7 acre parcel.?
It really depends on a number of issues.....are they on slab foundation that also needs to be removed, are there septic vaults involved, is there wiring and plumbing that needs to be ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Cameron Mill…, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Cameron Miller answered:
How difficult is it to buy forclosed or bank-owned properties for cash?
Not that difficult, finding the right one is the most difficult part. Cash is King!! Let me know if you have any more detailed questions I can help you with.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in Bakersfield
Valerie Ulrey, Real Estate Pro in Bakersfield, CA
Valerie Ulrey answered:
What ever happen to the home on 12503 stablegate Dr bakersfield, CA 93312?
Martina,
I don't know when the home was ever on the market. I searched listings and cannot find any active, cancelled, sold, pending or contingent listing for the past few years for th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in Avalon
Kim Glass, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Kim Glass answered:
how do you determine if it is okay to purchase a home in a red zone?
Hi Barbara and Steven,

By red zone, do you mean a house in an area that is red on the Crime Map? If not, could you clarify what you are referring to? Once you do so, hopefully we can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 12, 2012 Crime & Safety in Bakersfield
Dee Oliver, Real Estate Pro in 93306
Dee Oliver answered:
need info on 5312 merton ln bakersfield 93306 have had no luck in response. is it for rent? please contact me.
I have done some research to attempt to answer your question. According to Google, the telephone prefix for the purported property manager is in New York. Secondly, I could not find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 For Rent in 93306
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