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Eric M Burge…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Eric M Burgess answered:
made short sale offer, never heard back, seller changed agents, 2nd offer, new agent said won't take unless I agree 2 pay newagents
Sounds unethical in deed. The original agent may still have rights to any commission through their listing agreement. However, the new agent should make arrangements with the seller r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
Jennifer Beeston answered:
how often are contingency contracts accepted?
Foreclosures generally will not beacuse they need to move the house fast.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Ernest Bergh…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Ernest Berghof answered:
Are there any rent to own homes in Santa Rosa?
In today's market, owner financing and rent to own are making a come back. Depending on the price range, I'm starting to see some sellers willing to think outside the box to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Ellen & Doc…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Ellen & Doc Stephens answered:
what does active o mean?
In most Multiple listing Services, Active O means that the property is under a contract with an Option Period, in which the buyer can walk away without penalty for a specified # of days ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 4, 2010 Home Buying in 95404
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Possible to use more than one agent as a buyer?
I don't see anything wrong with having 2 buyer's agents for a large enough area as long as you make it clear to both what their role will be and what territory each will be co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 22, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Young-Jin Ya…, Real Estate Pro in Van Nuys, CA
Young-Jin Yang answered:
How can i buy a home in santa rosa ca for under $6000.00
Find an agent that specializes in deals for under $6000. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 20, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Michael Ronn…, Real Estate Pro in Healdsburg, CA
Michael Ronnie answered:
Oakmont Village Association 55 years Active Adult Community Can I live there I am 43 years but use a wheelchair?
You could contact the HOA and find out if they would be willing to make an exception? It couldn't hurt to ask.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Buying in Oakmont Village Association
Stacy Carter, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Stacy Carter answered:
i am disabled and have been living in a property for 12 years that is now in a short sale. my mother made an offer of 71,000 and she is pre approved.
What they're telling you is they don't want to roll the dice with an appraisal because it is likely to appraise for LESS than $71,000. In other words, it's overpriced. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 20, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Laura Reilly, Real Estate Pro in Shasta County, CA
Laura Reilly answered:
If seller signs after automatic Calif. 3 day expiration date and buyer agrees is that OK to continue with purchase agreement if all parties agree?
To protect yourself it is best to write up an addendum , explain the situation, if both buyer and seller agree. Off you go to open escrow. Good Luck and I hope you get the deal you wan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can you post the monthly park charges with each mobile?
Often, you'll find the lot rent posted under some other category, such as "condo fee" or "HOA fee." I sold a manufactured home a while back, and there was nowhe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Anibal Frago…, Real Estate Pro in Ukiah, CA
Anibal Fragoso answered:
If my credit is a 540 but i have 4 other people plus a very good co sighner can i buy a house
More information is needed:
-how much downpayment do you have? you may be able to find hard cash money loan, or seller fincing.
-are you or the cosigner buy for you? en later tranfer ti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Richard Leci…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Richard Lecinski answered:
Releasing loan contingency in current market?
The loan contingency should be there right to the end. Never give that up. Your realtor should be protecting you not selling you. You said a 3% deposit but did not say the dollar amount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 7, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Dave Heck, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Dave Heck answered:
We are not 100% satisifed with our real estate agent? Can we "dismiss" him?
If you didn't sign buyer agreement, then you are probably not under any obligation. What I would like to know is, what are you 100% satisfied with? I can't think of anything I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Shannon Doyle, Real Estate Pro in Windsor, CA
Shannon Doyle answered:
I own an oceanview 5acre parcel in Molokai(F&C) I would like to trade for a house in Oakmont? Any ideas how I could fine someone interested?
Hi Morgan,

What a fun idea! As a starting point, have you had your property appraised recently? Or do you have a good idea of it's current market value? If you have a good idea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in 95409
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
Anything we can do to make us more desirable home buyers?
You need to find out what you are up against regarding the other offers out there. What are sellers looking for? Are others coming in with higher down payments, quicker closing dates, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
James Baxter…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
James Baxter Encinitas Realtor answered:
We are looking to buy in Santa Rosa in the near future. What percentage down payment are lenders requiring in the current market?
Hi Santarosa Buyer,
You should also consult with a local Realtor about down payments. Every market is different and just because FHA has 3.5% down loan, does not mean that is something ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Dorothy M. R…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Dorothy M. Reid answered:
Should I get pre-approved by a bank that holds a foreclosure property for sale?? Even though I'm approved by my mortgage Co.??
Your brother is right. In this market it is not uncommon for the bank holding the foreclosed property or one involved in a short sale to require the potential buyer to be pre-approved w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 26, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Elizabeth Ro…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth Rocasah Herbert answered:
I will be in the area all of February looking for a home or a lot on which to build. We need a month long rental: very clean and furnished; 1
There are extended stay hotels that offer monthly rates. Also some snowbirds will rent their homes short-term.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
David Pittman, Real Estate Pro in Sebastopol, CA
David Pittman answered:
Where are all of the defaulted properties?
The obvious answer is that the banks (the lenders who had the loans that defaulted) are holding on to the properties.
In some cases this may be caused by the banks shortage of personne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
Lynn Bowen, Real Estate Pro in Sebastopol, CA
Lynn Bowen answered:
$15,000 Tax Credit Extension with out limits. Will it Pass? Many say they need this with the default rate soaring
I sure do hope that this will be passed or atleast that the current $8,000 credit for 1st timers be extended. Would LOVE to see the credit be increased to the $15,000. amount as well ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 27, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Rosa
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