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Richard Will…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Richard Williamson answered:
what is the main use of the tobin Clarke estate recently how did owners make use of the home ?
It is still used as a personal residence.
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Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Can someone please guide me to a link like this one that is specific to the North Orange County area in So. Cal? Thnx,
You can use my web site www.ocnorth.com to search for properties in North Orange County. You can set the search criteria to search by city or zip code. Set your criteria and you will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 24, 2013 Home Buying in West Sacramento
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. --
This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3115539492-2185-San-Francisco-Ave-Long-Beach-CA-90806
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Mona Cohen, Real Estate Pro in Los angeles, CA
Mona Cohen answered:
i am trying to find a home i am preapproved

What price are you preapproved at ? How many bedrooms/ ba are you looking for ? Please send me an email at mona@monacohen.com I can help you find the right home..
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Brad Davidson, Real Estate Pro in Placentia, CA
Brad Davidson answered:
My wife & I are first-time home buyers and would like to buy a home in the Tustin Ranch area. Are there any incentives or assistance programs?
HI Jeremiah,

Check out me website at www.wehelpubuy.com. I have a program where I share my commission with my clients and you can use that money to pay your closing costs. My avera ... more
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Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
I am interested in buying a property in Pacifica. What is a good research resource for buying a foreclosed property?
Hi Keith,

All properties, whether distressed or not, are going into contract with little delay during this STRONG Seller's Market. So, you should keep ALL of your options OPEN.

M ... more
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Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in oakland, CA
Jackie Care answered:
I have mediocre credit (650-700) but could pay $2200 a month. Without down payment, is it impossible to get a mortgage? Want a starter home 300k-ish
I would recommend speaking with a mortgage broker and going over the various costs associated with buying a home. It's risky to be responsible for owning a home when you have very ... more
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Jason & Meli…, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Jason & Melissa Improta answered:
How much mortgage downpayment is required to buy a second home in Calabasas, CA?
Typically you're looking at 20% down for investment property and with 25% you'll get an even better rate. Talking with a lender is a good idea to get all of your options.
What neighbo ... more
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Brian Kelly, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Brian Kelly answered:
Buying a single family house with tenants and unwarranted 2nd unit. Need advice!
Hello Pete,
Although many Realtor's like myself would be well versed to answer this question, the accurate answer would be to consult a Landlord/tenant attorney to be completely and le ... more
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Andrew Wilki…, Trulia Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
What trailer park is it near, or in, and is it Indian land?
Hi there Bob & Sharon,

This is a great question for the property's listing agent, Mike McAndrew. I recommend that you get in touch with him directly, using the orange "Contact Agent" ... more
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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Can someone please reffer me a great home inspector...thank you!
I use Marc Mazza with Mazza Inspections. www.mazzainspections.com Tell them Laura Coffey referred you.
Call Michelle at 661 212-1446
Good Luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clarita
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
When is the loan supposed to be paid off after the short sale closing? Thank you
Escrow is instructed to wire the funds and send closing documents within 24-48 hours of closing.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can we buy a home together if I have poor credit and my partner has little use of credit?
It does not matter if you will buy a home that previously was in foreclosure or one that is owned by Mr Jones or one being built tomorrow. That all is meaningless. You need a loan to bu ... more
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
why was a house going for over 40000 dollars a few hours ago and now its 65000?
As you may have heard or read, we are in a "changing" real estate market......your market is evidently experiencing great changes!
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Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Simon Campbell answered:
I'm looking for a home in the Los Angeles County area. I'm pre-approved for 225K. I have 3.5% down. In my price range I am looking for
If you are looking for a website that offers up to date foreclosure listings, I would like to recommend www.bankforeclosuresale.com. This is a site that requires membership but you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 21, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles County
Cassie Pivni…, Real Estate Pro in Lakeport, CA
Cassie Pivniska answered:
Hello, we are looking at a property on the lake near Ceago Winery. Does anyone have feedback about this area? Thank you!
Yes, I grew up near here, about 2 minutes away....email me if you can cassiepivniska@yahoo.com thanks!! Cassie
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Clearlake
Connie Bramb…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Connie Bramble answered:
1037 Viewpointed Ln, Corona
Hi Nikki,
This one has closed escrow March 8th this year. Sorry to see it still showing up for you.
If you need help finding homes that are actually available, please feel free to ca ... more
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Monika Smith, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
Monika Smith answered:
my son just got approve for a home loan how can he fined a good agent that will help him fine a nice home
Looking for better than a good agent, look no further! Please have your son, or you, give me a call. Congratulations on your son's pre-approval!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Buying in 92503
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
How do you choose a home inspector?
I give them the two I have worked with over the last 6 years, and which of those two's schedules better fit my clients is the one they go with.

But of course, I always tell them the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Luca and Ali…, Real Estate Pro in Olympic Valley, CA
Luca and Alisa Adriani answered:
What areas in North Lake Tahoe are good for investment and summer vacation?. Does 3 bedrooms and 2 baths for 500k house sound reasonable?
To name a few areas in North Lake Tahoe; Kings Beach, Agate Bay, Carnelian Bay, and Tahoe City are all great vacationing spots and are excellent for investments. All of these ar ... more
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