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Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
Pre-approval and GFE timeline?
You only get a preapproval by a direct lender. Mortgage brokers cannot give a preapproval since they are not using their own money but the money comes from a 3rd party. Most companies d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 12, 2010 Financing in 91326
Jim McCowan…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan (703) 395-0166 answered:
how much time do i have to stay in home after closing?
Unless you made other arrangements in the contract, you have to be out the day of settlement.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Home Selling in 91324
Ted Canto -…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Ted Canto - The Mobile Mortgage Pro answered:
If I have outstanding lawsuit (auto accident and the demand is far less than my policy), can I not re-finance my house? I meet all other quals...
That sounds weird unless there is a lien/ judgement agains the property. However, I believe you can still do it. Probably the LO's company's policy.

If you'd like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Financing in 91326
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
my home owners is charging me for money that was settle with their attorny last year. they are now saying their attorny charged them more so i owe
Donna you need to be represented and protected by your own attorney, hopfully your settlement was in writing to protect you. If it is not in writing, they will attempt to go after you f ... more
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Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
can you show plan of the house?

You have not indicated what house in your question. If you provide an address, perhaps someone will be able to help you. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis, CDPE
Your Real E ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 4, 2010 Home Buying in Northridge
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Counter offering a counter offer
Your agent should be asked this question directly, why not contact him/her-- ask for an explanation in order to resolve any existing confusion you may have.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in Northridge
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
FHA 90 day rule is put on hold as of now. Does anyone think it will spur the low end of the housing market given that loans are harder to come by?
To answer that another question has to be asked.

Do potential buyers know about this change?
If they do are they acting before it makes loans harder to get?

I really think that r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Financing in Northridge
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
HOA fees were paid, but they are still coming after me. How do I prove they were paid?
Could you "contact" the current owner and ask for help?

What about contact the Realtor and explain your situation?

I wonder is Lender paid those HOA dues or just did not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 27, 2010 Foreclosure in 91326
Gary Papirov, Real Estate Pro in 10312
Gary Papirov answered:
Can a citizen of another country qualify to buy a house in the USA?
Yes, A citizen of another country can buy real estate in the US. However your financing would be structured differntly and your interest rate would be signioficantly higher
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 11, 2009 Foreclosure in Northridge
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
if you are first time buyer and want to get a foreclosure house would take a long time to process...
A bank owned property can take a long time to get to the settlement table. Also they are not as easy to work with and generally do not do any repairs to the properties prior to settlem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 12, 2009 Foreclosure in Northridge
Marla McWill…, Real Estate Pro in Coeur D Alene, ID
Marla McWilliams-Lopez answered:
How can I find out the HOA fees for foreclosed/REO condos and townhomes?
Get the CC&R's from your local title company, and then contact the President or Treasurer of that association. Tell them you're interested in purchasing the property, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in Northridge
Paul A., Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Paul A. answered:
Please recommend a good real estate attorney
You can contact Alana Anaya at (818) 701-2900
Her office is on Reseda Blvd in Northridge. Tell her that Paul from Pinnacle Estate Properties in Porter Ranch recommended her - she shoul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Home Buying in Northridge
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
Foreclosing on one of my home and keeping the other home as my residence
Is there a reason you'd walk away and not try for a short sale? It would be less of a hit on your credit score. More info below....good luck!

Oh...and they should not be able to lien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Foreclosure in Northridge
Matt McClain, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Matt McClain answered:
What is the procedure to sell a house without a broker?
Hi Naomi.

You can, of course, conduct real estate transactions without using a broker. You can look up your options However, if there is already an interest in the property to purc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2009 Home Selling in 91324
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
Stray golf balls from Porter Valley Country Club?

In any community adjacent to a Golf Course there is a chance of damage from stray golf balls. That is precisely why the Statewide Buyer and Seller Advisory (paragraph 18, page ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2009 Home Buying in 91326
Paul A., Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Paul A. answered:
Looking for a patient agent who is extremely familiar and in touch with properties in the Porter Ranch, CA
You can call (818) 349-5500 for a broker that was voted in the Top 2 Realtors in Los Angeles County 2008 by the Daily News Reader's Choice Awards. I'd be glad to help you find the perfe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2009 Home Selling in 91326…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX Dallas Realtor answered:
How can I make sure sellers agent in short sale is being ethical?
It is not up to the listing agent , bank determine which offer to accept. You might not ever receive a response from a the bank

NOTE: Short sales, foreclosures have drama not due t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2009 Home Buying in Northridge
Paul A., Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Paul A. answered:
Short seller of the house cancelled the escrow on the day of closing escrow. What happens now?
Your appraisal shouldn't be more than $350, inspection no more than $300, and you shouldn't have to pay loan fees for a loan that did not record. Since the seller didn't perform, you ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in 91324
Annie Arouto…, Real Estate Pro in 91325
Annie Aroutounian answered:
Owner of property before dec 2007 sale. See beloe
I e-mailed you the title history and sale records of 18308 Schoenborh St, in Northridge begining 2004.Your Uncle's name is not on title.Maybe he was renting at that time.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 8, 2009 In My Neighborhood in Northridge
Marc Schwartz…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Marc Schwartz 818-885-5615 answered:
Looking for some agent to help us
Hello Jitin,

Please visit, you can find any bank owned home for sale and it will update you every day on the new & reduced properties for sale. It's free... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in 91324
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