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Sat Nov 12, 2016
Rich Ramirez answered:
My question is a little different. My buyer wants to purchase a house that has no stove but it has one small induction burner. This house is a minimalist and an energy efficient property and are wondering if that burner will pass FHA. does any have any thoughts, suggestions? ... more
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Tyler Havens answered:
I would not bank on appreciation or "making money". If you are looking for acreage, it is relatively close to Lancaster, and on the west side. It is not a large city by any means and when you go to resell your buyer pool will not be as large. Here is a suggestion... Check out Quartz Hill. It is nestled within west Lancaster, and you can find 1-2 acre lots suitable for your needs. Your resale will be much better, because Quartz Hill is a highly desired area. ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Tyler Havens answered:
93536 is the most desirable city for Lancaster. 93551 would be for Palmdale. Ironically like most areas, these are on the WEST SIDE of the Antelope Valley.

Like every other city, there is crime, but you will see a lot less of it on the west side of the valley; and the prices will reflect that as well. ... more
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
I believe they can, but remember their minimum bid is the amount owed on the property. So if they bid more than that, the difference is the one who lost property
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Fri Jan 2, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
The base property tax rate in San Diego County is 1.25%. Home in Del Sur also have a rather expensive mello roos tax that is approximately $500 a month. If you want to send me a particular address, I would be glad to offer you more specific amounts.

Cindy Davis, Broker
SD Home Source Realty
Phone: (619) 379-8616
CA DRE #01363537
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Sat Oct 11, 2014
The only way to refi (at this point) would be a Portfolio Loan Product. The rates are less than 10% but higher than 8% so unless you really needed to pull cash out to pay off debt or you had a personal issue you needed to resolve, I would recommend waiting another year. There is only other loan out there that would allow financing after a Foreclosure less than 3 years would be the FHA Back to Work Program, but that program is for purchases only. The last option would be a FHA 203b under "Extenuating Circumstances". But you would have to show you had a death in the immediate family or serious illness that directly led up to the foreclosure. Hopes this helps. ... more
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Cindy has it correct, but there is also the cost of termite inspections which is absolutely necessary in southern CA.

Normally the termite report is paid by seller and section 1 (active infestations) work is paid by seller. ... more
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Johnny James answered:
I am a qualified and knowledgeable Real Estate Broker/Realtor with 10 years experience and a degree in Business. I am right here on Trulia and I live and work here in this area.
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Johnny James answered:
Required by who? If the home is being financed by a lender they will require that the home is in good enough condition for you to live in the home. If you are buying a home without financing nobody will require anything to be working. If you are purchasing a home a property inspection is a good idea but not always a requirement. ... more
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Vincent,

The process of investigation for determining the construction of your tax bill for an individual property, including whether there's any Mello-Roos, is covered below:

"Estimating Property Taxes in CA"

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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Lisa Miller answered:
En referencia a su pregunta, comparndo una casa es muy generoso. Si su preocupacion es el area, ahy muchas areas que puedo enseñar y le pueden gustar.

Muchas gracias.

Lisa Miller
Realtor, Notary, Certified HAFA Short Sale Specialist
DRE #01884374
(661) 674-6583
“Your Friendly Neighborhood Agent”
Century 21 Yarrow & Associates
44143 20th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
Amir H. Kazemzadeh answered:
I don't know about the innocent until proven guilty theory. Whether he is innocent or guilty, if you or the other tenants are not feeling safe, you need to let the owner know. Contact the landlord and let them deal with it.

Even though Casey Anthony was proven innocent, I don't believe everyone is going to warm up to her. With respect to matters similar to this, I would follow what your gut advises. You can never be too safe.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Katie Stewart answered:
West Lancaster is really nice, just to remember west is always nicer and more expensive. You may also want to check out west palmdale. I have lived in the area for over 20 years.
Katie Stewart
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Fri Jul 9, 2010
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Dredre,

Sorry to hear that the deal did not work out. You say that the home needed major repairs. Were these major repairs mentioned by the Appraiser in their report? If so, then your Lender would consider them safety & soundness issues and require that they be repaired prior to close of escrow. Now the seller is not obligated to agree to pay for or make said repaires. And maybe there is another buyer who would agree to pay for the repairs to be made. Thou, does the seller want to take that chance? Your Agent could have pointed out to the seller that it would be in their best interest to pay for and complete the repairs and close the escrow with you. The seller will have the same issues with any future prospective buyer and Appraiser, as these repairs must be disclosed along with the appraisal report to any future buyer and their Lender. Furthermore, removing the FHA option will not solve the issue either as Conventional financing will require the repairs be made prior to close of escrow as well. This will end up costing the seller more money and time starting over. I do not know of many sellers who would roll the dice in the hope that MAYBE they can find a buyer to pay for the repairs.

With regards to the $250.00 fee. As long as you cancelled the agreement within your due dilligence period as per the contract, then you're entitled to a full refund of your deposit. Speak with your Broker and have them make this clear to the Title Company. The Title company needs to bite the bullet and take the loss. They are not the only ones to lose money in this transaction. Good luck and do not give up on the process as you will find a home!

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Sat Jul 3, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
Try 5471 Roanoke Road, Rockford 61107

3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath newer home for $1695/mo. Otherwise check the local papers and see if there are any ads for house rentals.
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Warren,

I do believe so. That would depend also on what trustee sale it is. This is an all cash sale. As long s you have the cash, I don't see why not.

Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hillls
(323) 899-2900
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