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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
i signed short sale house and i put 10000 dollar deposit against that house, finally bank deny my loan, but seller attorney tryin to keep 5000 dollar
The CAR purchase agreement clearly states time is of the essence. It is very important that you choose a Realtor to help you follow contract guidelines. When your lender does not approv ... more
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Joe Van Foss…, Real Estate Pro in Yorba Linda, CA
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Looking for a home in Huntington Beach, CA as soon as my property sells out of state. Fixer upper ok.
Hi Rebecca,

Good luck with your out of state sale. Here's a list of the homes currently on the market in HB:
http://www.homesinocandla.com/listings/areas/78752/propertytype/SINGLE/s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Huntington Beach
Julie Kistler, Real Estate Pro in 92625
Julie Kistler answered:
How To Tell If A Property Is Fee Simple In Orange County Ca. I have access to Realist and Matrix.
It is a menu item in the search on Matrix.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in 92660
Dave Dyssega…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Dave Dyssegard answered:
are there agents who can help me find a rental in Laguna Woods from July 1-October 1, 2013?
I can help you find something in Laguna Woods for lease. I have some clients that I work for that have units available in Laguna Woods. Please give me a call and I will be glad to help ... more
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tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
DUE DATE MOVED BY BANK THAT BOUGHT OUT OUR MORTGAGE CAN THEY DO THAT ?
I have to doubt that there is an agreed date in your loan documents you agreed to, only that it is due each month. Read your documents to see if there is a set date. If not the bank can ... more
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Joe Van Foss…, Real Estate Pro in Yorba Linda, CA
Joe Van Fossen answered:
how much is the normal closing cost, normally?
Typically between 3-5% of the purchase price.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Tustin
Katalin Rozm…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Katalin Rozman answered:
Assigned School District for Irvine Business Complex
I'm attaching the link to the Irvine USD school locator website here: http://locator.decisioninsite.com/?StudyID=85239
Please type in the address to find out your assigned schools.

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Doug Echelbe…, Real Estate Pro in San Clemente, CA
Doug Echelberger answered:
Closed on our new condo, few weeks later our real-estate call and said we owed $5,000, the earnest money was lost by local agent. Do we owe $5.k?
That sounds very strange and not accurate. This should have been finalized before the close of escrow. I would recommend having three way discussion with the broker and the escrow com ... more
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What recourse do I have if escrow/title did not discover/disclose the 2nd HOA related to my home purchase?
Ultimately, you are. Have you discussed this with the 2nd HOA?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Home Buying in Orange County
Keith Watts, Real Estate Pro in Aliso Viejo, CA
Keith Watts answered:
Can i take over one's payments on a home?
It depends on the current owner's Mortgage. Some mortgages are not assumable which means "taking over" payments is considered default. Many mortgage companies are open to this arrange ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 Home Buying in 92653
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
What is most important to you as a seller or a buyer?
I'm going to take a wild guess and say it has something to do with the price.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Home Buying in 92660
Thom Colby 8…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Thom Colby 888-391-5245 answered:
I guess when you wait a long time for a short sale approval from the banks you never know?
What is unfair about it ? You made an offer which was accepted by the Seller - BUT - it was CONTINGENT on the Bank approving the amount of the loss they would accept. Short Sales are ... more
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Carol Lee, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Carol Lee answered:
Rising rents expand army of buyers....is this accurate?
The reasons people rent now often does not make them candidates to buy. Renters are usually waiting for something...their home elsewhere to sell, saving for the 20% down payment, determ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Newport Beach
Thom Colby 8…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Thom Colby 888-391-5245 answered:
Can the listing office cancel escrow if it is expired/past COE?
You shoudl direct this question to your Broker - But,

Based on the limited information in your question. The only parties that can actually cancel the Escrow is the Seller and the B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Orange County
Sean Flynn, Real Estate Pro in Costa Mesa, CA
Sean Flynn answered:
Can buyer force seller to repair home after escrow close?
Only if the sellere new about it and didn't disclose it throught the TDS. Let me know if you need any furhter information. 714-675-5283
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in Costa Mesa
Lori Hanson, Real Estate Pro in 92656
Lori Hanson answered:
If I buy home for $275,000 ,How much do I have to pay for closing cost
You can use 1.5% for a estimate of closing costs. Your agent can help you with this as can your lender for the lenders fee's.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Costa Mesa
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
I like to buy a house in Plum Canyon, Canyon Country or nearby city. Would you kindly tell me which area is great, ok or bad please? Thank You!
Santa Clarita has many nice areas to live in: Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. There is also Stevenson Ranch which is unincorporated but near by.
The Plum Canyo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in Costa Mesa
Cyndi Mino,…, Real Estate Pro in 92646
Cyndi Mino, ePRO, SFR answered:
At pre-forclosure property listed as 150K loan amount, is that same as selling price, what does it mean?
Hi, Richard. No, this is not the same as a selling price. It is the amount of the loan that deficient. When you see a home as a "pre-foreclosure" with a loan amount, the owner is beh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in Newport Beach
Mark Gundlach, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Mark Gundlach answered:
Looking for a single level house in Newport Beach , Newport coast, Corona del mar, Turtle rock Turtle ridge, Ca.
Sharin,

Let's discuss in more detail what you're looking for. When is a good time for us to connect?

Mark Gundlach
949-307-5944
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Newport Coast
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
I am considering buying a very old house that needs remodeling, and concerned abut holing out the values. the house is already 50 yrs old.
It's not the age of the house, it's the style, layout, and condition. There are certain eras that are more desirable, and a completely remodeled 50 yr old house is likely going to be mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in Corona del Mar
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