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Dane Wildey, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Dane Wildey answered:
so i need advice on what kind of realtor person should i contact. i'm a new home buyer. i dont know what to do first. please any recomondation.
Hi Martha,
Buying a home is the biggest investment for most people in their lifetime. There are several considerations when buying your first home. First, figure out what you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Madera
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
im a first time home buyer can anybody give me tips?
The best tip is start working with a good Realtor who can answer your many questions as a first-time home buyer.

Meanwhile, to get yourself started, you should get a pre-approval w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in Madera
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
i was wondering if anyone is giving ITIN loans in madera,fresno or merced, ca?
I have a friend who does loans; he lives in southern california:
Shane Milne. He's comes on Trulia sometimes.
I would recommend him very highly; integrity and knowledge.
If he cannot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in 93638
ravinderkahal, Home Buyer in Chowchilla, CA
ravinderkahal answered:
What is the crime rate in this area of Madera, vs Madera County, CA?
HOW YOU RATE THIS AREA FDR CRIME HOW SAFE TO LIVE IN
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 93636
Bob Miller, Real Estate Pro in Lake Placid, NY
Bob Miller answered:
Can you have chickens in this area?
A more common question than you think. The answer is a definite maybe! It depends on the district you buy in, and whether or not there are deed restrictions which would prevent it. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 93636
Thomas Lane, Other/Just Looking in Florida
Thomas Lane answered:
can I buy a home for my parents under my name if I'm as a dependent on their taxes?
As I understand it, you should have your own Tax ID before you can purchase any property under your name.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Madera
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Are there repercussions to the buyer for cancelling a home purchase if the bank has not closed after 3 extensions?
I certainly understand your frustration...I just wish I understood why consumers are so willing to subject themselves to such torment by going to BofA in the first place. There is a ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Home Buying in Madera
Lauryn Eadie, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Lauryn Eadie answered:
Need to decide if we should abandon the home and declare bankruptcy or if we can contiue on as if paying a reduced rent so we don't have to move
Andgretta,

Unfortunately many of these questions fall outside the scope of a real estate license and most agents will be unable to answer them.

In my experience if you foreclose t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 22, 2011 Foreclosure in Madera
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Is it possible to purchase a house with a down payment of $1,500??
Hi Yolanda,

Yes, it is possible, depending on your qualifications. There are several programs that require very little down for first time homebuyers. And of course, VA loans do not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in Madera
Heba Rayan, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Heba Rayan answered:
we just rented a house that was in forclosure and we didn't know it was,now what do we do?it was auction off how do we find out if someone
You want to contact county records.

Heba 925-216-3006
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 1, 2010 Foreclosure in Madera
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Is Trulia an outdated site/? It seems like these houses were listed a long long time ago and are no longer on the market. Please let me know----Thanks
Trulia like other sites gets updated via the syndication of local MLS or by users. So someone may have manually submitted a property and it has not expired yet. That would be my guess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in Madera
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Please Tell me how safe is to live in Madera in terms of crime and violence. What areas will you recommend to buy a house.?
Anna,

Issues of crine and neighborhood safety are often best refered to the local police department or the county sheriff's department. They have access to the most accurate and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Crime & Safety in Madera
Debra Kroon, Real Estate Pro in Oakhurst, CA
Debra Kroon answered:
why are some of the prices for foreclosed homes so cheap?
A home which has been foreclosed upon by the bank and then listed often is priced low due to the condition of the home. Some of them have had appliances removed or were in the middle o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Foreclosure in Madera
Linda Cefalu, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda Cefalu answered:
Executor informed me of real property value today: $100,000. July 2008 it was $340,000! How's this possible?!?
Although prices have dropped considerably since July of 2008, I would strongly suggest you ask to see a written copy of the appraisals and/or pay for an independant appraisal of your o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Market Conditions in Madera
Bob McClure, Real Estate Pro in Walled Lake, MI
Bob McClure answered:
i would like to purchase my parents home(they are both deceased) which is going for short sell.my sister was
good evening valerie........i have done tough mortgage financing since 1994.....pls call me so i can help you......bob mcclure.mortgage now.....farmington, michigan..i am licensed in yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Home Buying in 93637
Chris Bowman, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo Grove, IL
Chris Bowman answered:
Home list prices--how much can I REASONABLY expect them to come down during negotiations? Or do I wait?
In this market, it all depends upon what price point your seller has priced their property at.

2005 and 2006 and 2007 price levels are almost certainly too high.

In my market - (N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2009 Market Conditions in Madera, CA
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