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Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
How can I buy a band owned property?
I assume you mean a bank owned property. Those properties are listed with a real estate agent once the bank has cleared all of the obstacles to sell, so working with a local real estate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Foreclosure in Goleta
Gabe Venture…, Real Estate Pro in Montecito, CA
Gabe Venturelli answered:
Is there any houses in Goleta available for sale in the price range of $149?
Unfortunately there are no Single Family Homes in Goleta nor Santa Barbara South County in this price range. However you will be able to purchase a nice 2-3bed / 1-2bath Mobile/Manufact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in Goleta
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
I purchased an investment property for all cash. I would like to do an immediate cash out re-fi. Does anyone know of a lender offering these loans?
We offer the Fannie Mae "Delayed Financing Exception".

Keep in mind:

1. The new loan amount must not be more than the borrower's initial investment in purchasing the home + you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Financing in 93117
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I am looking for a small house or rental on land in the Goleta or Santa Barbara area, preferably perhaps on an organic farm? Is there such a place?
Hey Martha-

Have you checked out the listings on Trulia yet? The top green tool bar will be where you want to start (namely the Buy and Rent sections). You can narrow down exactly wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 General Area in Goleta
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
I am looking for a small house or rental on land in the Goleta or Santa Barbara area, preferably perhaps on an organic farm? Is there such a place?
And exactly what is it you are thinking about growing organically?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 General Area in Goleta
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How much would you offer for this home ?
If it's a tear-down, then it'd just be the value of the land.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Home Buying in Goleta
Jon Perkins…, Real Estate Pro in 93108
Jon Perkins (805) 284-3660 answered:
Sell Goleta condo 2012 or 2013. When is the best time to put on market?
Hi Lauren-

The greater Santa Barbara/Goleta area has seen strong sales below $1 million over the past several months. Inventory levels are low and that, combined with very low inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Selling in Goleta
Manesh Hardeo, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Manesh Hardeo answered:
I am putting my Goleta Condo on the market next year, would you recommend "staging" it or leaving it empty for showings?
To stage or not to stage the infamous question. I'd take into consideration what type of costs you're looking at for the staging and if it fits well into your budget. What y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 17, 2011 Home Selling in Goleta
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Deborah Madey answered:
The prices listed on your web site for foreclosure homes for sale. Is that the actual price?
No. that is the dollar amount listed in a legal claim by the lender against the borrower. The info is obtained from public records. It does not mean that the property is for sale.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 6, 2010 Home Buying in Goleta
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I been renting for the last ten years. I have about 20,000.00 and make about 50k to 60k a yr. No debts.Could i afford any thing in Santa Barbara.?
Hi J

With $20K down you are in good shape for a FHA loan. Provided you have a credit history and a decent FICO.

The lenders will give you enough of a loan so that your total hou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in Goleta
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
I am in rental with lease till August. It is in foreclosure with sale date set for June 24th. It was postponed once. I plan to pay rent at least till
Susan you will have to pay rent to the new owner. Check with the courts or an attorney in your area but in my area the tenant needs to place their rent in escrow with the landlord/tenan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Foreclosure in Goleta
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am in a rental that I have lease on until end of August. It is now in pre foreclosure sine 2-1-10,I have not been notified
Talk to your landlord first. Try to reach an agreement with him.

You have a valid lease. You agreed to pay rent until the end of August. If you move out "as soon as I find a new ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Foreclosure in Goleta
THE WAGNER T…, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
THE WAGNER TEAM answered:
There are 3 homes listed on Greenwell Ln from $4,519 to $4,947. Would I actually be able to buy one of these homes for those prices?
maybe you can, but you would need to make an offer to find out.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 Home Buying in Goleta
Jose E Garza, Real Estate Pro in El Paso County, TX
Jose E Garza answered:
I'm debating selling 1bed condo in Goletawhich I would take approx 35k loss, should I rent it out instead
Melissa, we just can't assume the market trend, therefore, times call for practical decisions. Instead of taking the loss, if you think you can hold ownership by renting it out and are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in Goleta
Daniel Zia, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Daniel Zia answered:
we're considering moving to the santa barbara area. where's a good safe town/neighborhood to be looking at?
Good evening Kevin,

It's important to keep in mind that the entire Santa Barbara/Goleta area has a lower crime rate compared to most of the communities and cities in this part of Cal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in Goleta
Daniel Zia, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Daniel Zia answered:
SFD for UCSB grad student. Goleta or SB?
Good morning Jessica,

First of all, please pass along a hearty congratulations to your daughter for making it into the PHD program at UCSB. Most people who attend or work at UCSB wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 8, 2009 Home Buying in Goleta
Jacqueline H…, Real Estate Pro in Mendham, NJ
Jacqueline Haynes answered:
Buying real estate while H1B, change of status?
Hi Stefan,
We bought a house when we had an H1B visa. Eventually we got Green Cards and now we have Citizenship. If you don't get the green cards and you lose H1B then you lose the r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in 93117
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