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RE/MAX Elite, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
RE/MAX Elite answered:
Sometimes a property I'm following will suddenly increase its cost by as much as 40 percent. Everything looks the same. Why the increase?
Hi Claire, There could be a variety of variables with this increase. As Realtors we are sometimes at the mercy of the Owners attitudes. The increase could be the Owner just wanted to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What are the legal steps to removing a telephone pole in front of our house 15 Bartlett Court Pleasant Hill, CA 94523?
Hello Brian, I am not sure that would be an option as where ever a telephone pole is, it is on an easement that the utility companies have to place poles, electicity, water, etc and hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 How To... in 94523
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can a VA loan be applied to a pre-forecloure or foreclosure?
Pre foreclosure is also called a short sale. There is really no such thing as a foreclosure because that is a process to covert ownership from a defaulting owner to another party. Once ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Michelle Sap…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Michelle Saputo answered:
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This may help you? I'm not exactly sure what your question is...I'm here to help if you need anything.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 24, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Pleasant Hill
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
What are the best places to look for roommates?
Work is usually a great place to start. You know how they are and you can even share rides. Or, try meetup events.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 For Rent in Pleasant Hill
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
What are the chances I can find a roommate from this site? I am needing to move out by September 1, 2012.
What site? Trulia? Since Trulia is neither a bulletin board nor a social network, I suspect your chances are low. Why don't you try craigslist?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 For Rent in Pleasant Hill
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Is RealtyTrac worth the subscription?
Depends on what you are using it for. If you want to see foreclosure listings for the purpose of purchasing property you are much better off finding a realtor to work with. Most of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Offering a price with an addendum that says "or $3000 over highest offer"
Not everybody does this for the precise reason you want to back out if there is no limit as to what the highest offer is, and it turns out to be more than what you can afford.

Not ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Kc W Carpoff, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Kc W Carpoff answered:
What is the HOA dues for this property?
Cheryl, Send me the address so I may give you a more detailed answer.
Ken - kencforyou@aol.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Kc W Carpoff, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Kc W Carpoff answered:
Is this home okay for a FHA Loan? I have been pre-approved for a FHA Loan.
Actually, almost all homes are approved for FHA financing unless its a condo project with less than 51% owner occuppied. FHA has a 203K program that allows you to finance needed repairs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Cynthia Krae…, Real Estate Pro in Yucca Valley, CA
Cynthia Kraemer answered:
We loved our real estate agent but now we're looking at houses that are out of the area she usually works in.
It's a good idea to get your agent's opinion on who she would recommend in the new area you are looking. She can work with an agent there to oversee the transaction and they c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Are buyer and seller still in escrow if the approval date for a short sale price has passed, or is the contract automatically cancelled?
Your wording of the question give me great cause for pause:

First of all, there are actually three principles invoved in a Shortsale; the Buyer, the Seller (Homeowner) and the Bank ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
can we buy a home with credit scores of 560? we are tired of throwing money away on rent
No. You can't buy a home with credit scores of around 560. (Oh, I'm sure someone--probably a mortgage broker here--will say they can help. But, no, you really need scores abov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Buying in 94523
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Is the buyer at a forclosure auction responsible to payoff any leins?
Bruce,

There is no title insurance and the property may have liens that cloud the title. Recommend that you proceed with caution and seek information on existing liens, HOA, Tax, etc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
Buying a short sale. The contract specifically states that the refrigerator is part of the sale. The owners removed it last week. What to do?
The sellers and their agent should have excluded that from the contract right up front. Sometimes in short sales people do rely on the "subject to lender approval" for other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
We are in contract for a home in the 94523 zip. Just noticed a huge crack on the garage floor. Another Homeguard inspection is scheduled. I hear
Hopfully your purchase is contingent upon a home inspection, the inspector will easily be able to tell you if this is a settling crack or something structural. They should be able to te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 94523
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is it normal to write the deposit and monthly Checks directly to the Agent when renting a new property? The agent does not own the property.
Paolo,
I can't say for certain, but it is reasonable to ask the question. If the agent is a Broker, with a trust account it may make sense. If they are not, the funds should be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Rentals in Pleasant Hill
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Is it normal to write checks directly to the Agent when renting a property?
Not sure what the law says in CA, but in Md all monies go to the Broker first and than the Broker compensates the agent.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 6, 2011 Rentals in Pleasant Hill
Ruben Pizarro, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Ruben Pizarro answered:
What is the best area of Pleasant Hill? Factors like location, re-sale potential, schools, low traffic, low crime.
Call me at 863-409-1734, give me details and i'm part of a relocation service program, I can check realtor stats and someone who can help you by experience and knowledge.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
I'm purchasing a new home via FHA. Do I need to have a independent inspection for the new home? It was already built when I purchased it.
I would always recommend a home inspection for any home, regardless of when it was built. New homes frequently have defects that can be identified by a good home inspectore. Have a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 94523
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