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REMAX Elite, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
REMAX Elite answered:
Sometimes a property I'm following will suddenly increase its cost by as much as 40 percent. Everything looks the same. Why the increase?
Hi Claire, There could be a variety of variables with this increase. As Realtors we are sometimes at the mercy of the Owners attitudes. The increase could be the Owner just wanted to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can a VA loan be applied to a pre-forecloure or foreclosure?
Pre foreclosure is also called a short sale. There is really no such thing as a foreclosure because that is a process to covert ownership from a defaulting owner to another party. Once ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Is RealtyTrac worth the subscription?
Depends on what you are using it for. If you want to see foreclosure listings for the purpose of purchasing property you are much better off finding a realtor to work with. Most of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
Offering a price with an addendum that says "or $3000 over highest offer"
Not everybody does this for the precise reason you want to back out if there is no limit as to what the highest offer is, and it turns out to be more than what you can afford.

Not ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Kc W Carpoff, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Kc W Carpoff answered:
What is the HOA dues for this property?
Cheryl, Send me the address so I may give you a more detailed answer.
Ken - kencforyou@aol.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Kc W Carpoff, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Kc W Carpoff answered:
Is this home okay for a FHA Loan? I have been pre-approved for a FHA Loan.
Actually, almost all homes are approved for FHA financing unless its a condo project with less than 51% owner occuppied. FHA has a 203K program that allows you to finance needed repairs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Cynthia Krae…, Real Estate Pro in Yucca Valley, CA
Cynthia Kraemer answered:
We loved our real estate agent but now we're looking at houses that are out of the area she usually works in.
It's a good idea to get your agent's opinion on who she would recommend in the new area you are looking. She can work with an agent there to oversee the transaction and they c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Are buyer and seller still in escrow if the approval date for a short sale price has passed, or is the contract automatically cancelled?
Your wording of the question give me great cause for pause:

First of all, there are actually three principles invoved in a Shortsale; the Buyer, the Seller (Homeowner) and the Bank ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
can we buy a home with credit scores of 560? we are tired of throwing money away on rent
No. You can't buy a home with credit scores of around 560. (Oh, I'm sure someone--probably a mortgage broker here--will say they can help. But, no, you really need scores abov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Buying in 94523
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Is the buyer at a forclosure auction responsible to payoff any leins?
Bruce,

There is no title insurance and the property may have liens that cloud the title. Recommend that you proceed with caution and seek information on existing liens, HOA, Tax, etc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
Buying a short sale. The contract specifically states that the refrigerator is part of the sale. The owners removed it last week. What to do?
The sellers and their agent should have excluded that from the contract right up front. Sometimes in short sales people do rely on the "subject to lender approval" for other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Ruben Pizarro, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Ruben Pizarro answered:
What is the best area of Pleasant Hill? Factors like location, re-sale potential, schools, low traffic, low crime.
Call me at 863-409-1734, give me details and i'm part of a relocation service program, I can check realtor stats and someone who can help you by experience and knowledge.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
I'm purchasing a new home via FHA. Do I need to have a independent inspection for the new home? It was already built when I purchased it.
I would always recommend a home inspection for any home, regardless of when it was built. New homes frequently have defects that can be identified by a good home inspectore. Have a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in 94523
Evan Homer, Real Estate Pro in California
Evan Homer answered:
Young couple, first time buyers with good credit, modest/low income.. scared to work with agent in Pleasant Hill, Ca. Interested in townhouse
Hi Ami,

There are many great Realtor's out there and you should not be afraid at all to ask questions. That is the only way you are going to get a good feel for the person you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
I'm looking to buy a house in the Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill area. What kinds of deals can be found now?
Are you thinking of buying a house for you to live in, or for an investment to flip or to rent? Yes, there are good buys to be found, depending on your situation and your criteria for w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
i saw a property that i am interested in and it is going on a auction sale on the 8th of september . it is within the complex/community i am
Read the terms of the auction sale closely. Most of them will want a 5% buyer's premium. This means they will charge that on top of the sales price. You also would most likely need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 3, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Michele Cast…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Michele Castillo De Almeida answered:
have we hit the bottom yet in pleasant hill ca.? is it a good time to buy now?or should i wait for the coming
Hi Ariel,
This is the question of the day. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing at this point if we are at rock bottom. Depending on which analysts you listen to, you will get co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
Does anyone know anything about the Western Hills area of Pleasant Hill?
I'm a young family (a 2 year old and one more coming) that lives (owns a townhouse) in Pleasant Hill and also play in the city softball league. The area you're looking at is a nice area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
I have placed an offer on a foreclosed home a week ago. How longs does it take to get an answer back the bank?
It really depends on the bank but usually no more than a week (but remember that banks don't work Saturday and Sunday).

I wrote an offer for a client on Monday and we got a response ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Jeff Miller, Real Estate Pro in 04609
Jeff Miller answered:
Which is a wiser investment - especially in today's housing market?We are looking to buy our first home...
Hi Elizabeth,

There are so many factors that go into answering the question "which is a better investment" that I can't really give you a hard and fast answer. However, I think you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 2, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
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