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Kari Shea, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Kari Shea answered:
We have one rental property and have had rentals for over 15 years and excellent credit. I understand that
Good morning,

Our company received bank owned listings from lenders. When considering offers, they are looking for the best price WITH the highest probability of closing.

With th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 16, 2010 Foreclosure in 92069
Lynn  Crosby, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn Crosby answered:
I made an offer on a short sale and the offer was accepted. How firm is the "not hearing from the?
Listing and your buyers agent should be in communications providing you updates.

26 days seems to be a long time for an executed sales agreement. I believe 7 - 10 working days if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 10, 2013 Home Buying in 92069
AJ Anchondo,  in San Diego, CA
AJ Anchondo answered:
Anyone have an idea when most Mello-Roos in the Sante Fe Hills area ends?
While this area has an assigned Mello-roos, you must understand that each home may have a different schedule of year the additional tax will run. We have seen some cases where a buyer o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Buying in 92078
Phil Powell, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
Phil Powell answered:
I am looking for a 4 or 5 bedroom house in a gated community close to the University. I would like to know if
Hi Newbyer:

What is your price range and do you have any particular areas or developments in mind?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 16, 2010 Home Buying in San Marcos
Diane Teti, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Diane Teti answered:
we bought a new home april 2006 for 800,000 the same house is sold for 650,000 by the builder.
Good Morning, a good option might be to talk with your bank about a loan modification. Some banks will require you to be at least one month behind, that needs to be a serious decision ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 2, 2011 Home Selling in 92078
Dusty Brazil, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Dusty Brazil answered:
What are some nice areas to live in near San Marcos, CA?
Hello Andrew,
There are many nice areas in San Marcos. It all depends on the price range you are interested in. My top choice for you is where I live and work in San Elijo Hills. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 Home Buying in San Marcos
Devore Realty…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Devore Realty Group answered:
Does the act of adding a co-signer to a loan modify my existng offer on a short sale?
Did you already provide a loan approval letter along with the offer on the short sale? If so, then you would want to submit a new approval letter. Sometimes changing things mid-stream ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2009 Home Buying in 92078
Birgit Dugan,  in San Diego County, CA
Birgit Dugan answered:
I am renting a townhome in San Marcos and was just advised that it is up for a short sale.
Sorry Caryn. There is so much that can happen or might be happening with the property owners. Is the condo in default? Have the owners filed a BK? Will they let you out of your lease; g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 General Area in 92078
Monir Mamoun, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Monir Mamoun answered:
how safe is this area for a single woman?
Hi 430 PA, you should really check with the local San Marcos police and sheriffs departments for this data. They will have the most accurate information. A realtor can't really giv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 10, 2010 Crime & Safety in San Marcos
Jackie, Other/Just Looking in Santo, TX
Jackie answered:
For homeowners, which is better a short sale, or a foreclosure?
Are you a real estate agent?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2009 Foreclosure in 92078
Nick Rhea,  in San Diego County, CA
Nick Rhea answered:
what is the average cost to build a 2000 sq ft house in San Marcos?
Hello Felix,

I suggest contacting some home builders,but the cost chould fall between $100 - $150 unless you are building an extravagant home. There should be a lot of them ready to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Financing in 92078
Michael Barr…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Michael Barron answered:
Long term prospects for San Elijo Hills Single Family Homes... They have dropped over 30%.
Hi Monica, it will depend , but you should not lose money that is for sure. Real estate appreciates over time.
Upgraded homes with views will always fetch top dollar as they are more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 17, 2008 Home Buying in San Marcos
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
short sales....
9 out of 10 short sales will not close, it takes alot of time and effort to make it work. it can take 3-6 months to get an answer. If you are going for a short sale ask if the seller ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2008 Home Buying in 92078
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
So let's have an honest discussion about San Elijo Hills Mello Roos....
Sara - I know a good agent in Carlsbad, if you'd like a referral -
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2015 Home Buying in 92078
Darryl Thomas, Other/Just Looking in San Marcos, CA
Darryl Thomas asked:
how can i get grants and loan programs to purcahse a house in san marcos. I have low income and no down payment. i would also like to know if there are possiblities for rent to own programs in san marcos.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2008 Home Buying in San Marcos, CA
robert chome…, Real Estate Pro in 92129, CA
robert chomentowski answered:
i would like to purchase a home in the san marcos area. But i have limited income and would like to know more

Check out the site above, it explains the City of San Marcos down payment assistance. I am an approved lender with most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Buying in San Marcos
Greg Broiles,  in San Jose, CA
Greg Broiles answered:
I found a house, its says it is a Notice of Default. The estimated loan balance is 33,059. Does that mean?
The price is agreed upon between the current owner and the purchaser - and the current owner's lender, if the purchase price is less than the mortgage (a "short sale"). The default amou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 10, 2013 Home Buying in 92069
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha from Oahu! I'm planning on moving back to San Marcos, and need info on my old neighborhood.
Hi Steven,

Contact me if there's anything I can do on the Ewa side. Things have been very slow in Ewa and Makakilo, but have picked up these last two months will all of the family an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 General Area in 92069
Diane Conaway, Real Estate Pro in Escondido, CA
Diane Conaway answered:
All Cash Offers, are they the best and will you be more likely to get the home you want
All cash is best however the bank is looking for the best NET price. So they're not going to sell it for $5-25k less just because it is cash unless the house has been on the market for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 Home Buying in San Marcos, CA
Deborah  Lon…,  in Torrance, CA
Deborah London answered:
What are the banks looking for when excepting an offer on a short sale or foreclosure?
Banks are looking for a non-contingent offer from a well-qualified Buyer. When there are multiple offers, the amount of money the Bank will receive as its net amount is what matters mos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in San Marcos
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