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Mon Jan 8, 2018
Alex Smith answered:
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Fri Dec 22, 2017
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Alan May answered:
Pending (at least in my area) means that someone has already written an accepted offer, and they have already cleared any major contingencies (ie: inspection, mortgage)... so unless something happens, you should consider it already sold.

as far as "how long does it last"... that depends on how far away the closing is scheduled.
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Brittany Jones asked:
looking for house with 4 bedrooms to share with 3 friends. Pet friendly is a plus.
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Mon Jul 25, 2016
Maricris A answered:
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Sat Apr 16, 2016
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I have a Manufactured home for sale but it is closer to the 405.

On a VA loan your payment should be between $1100-1200 a month which does include taxes insurance nor the approx $200 or so association fee. (Association fee includes water and trash. so it varies from month to month depending on how much water you use.)

the purchase price is about $280,000 includes the land. It is not on the market as we are putting in new carpet.

There are some people interested, I am inclined to give a vet preference because of your service.


If you would like to talk about this please call me at 714-968-2500
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
It's your choice. I assume that when you go direct to a listing agent, that you are doing all of the work yourself. That is a difficult way of looking for a home. Why not have an agent represent you and advise you throughout the process? There is an advantage to having a buyers agent. Some people feel that they can get a better deal by working with the listing agent only. There is no guarantee that you will or you wont. It's just a theory.


All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
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Unfortunately, most of the lenders out there are not very good when it comes time to buy a home. So you know most of them really only do refinances, they all want purchase business but then they do this sort of thing. ... more
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Could it be that there is unpermitted work done on the house? Or perhaps the permits were not filed with the Assessors office? We get our information from the County Assessors Office. If you provide the address, I will look into it for you.
Are you looking to sell this property?

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Wed May 27, 2015
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Hello Norma, the rentals in Downey for 2bd start from $1,260 for 2bd 1ba apartment and the purchase start from 284k for 2bd 2ba condo which is as low as $1,420 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score @284k.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

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Wed May 27, 2015
answered:
Hello Ron, the rentals in Downey for 2bd start from $1,260 for 2bd 1ba apartment and the purchase start from 284k for 2bd 2ba condo which is as low as $1,420 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score @284k.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Carla Hernandez answered:
Yes there are private houses for rent in that area. I would need more info. Can you email me your number carla4urealestate@gmail.com and we can talk or call me at 562-260-9648
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Talk to a local agent. We offer this service everyday to help homeowners.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Francisco,

Look for High Days on Market properties and fixer upper properties on the MLS.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Sat Oct 25, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Precy,
The lenders doing short sales normally do not allow that practice. Nothing stopping you from buying another short sale that is not owned or occupied buy a relative


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Sat Oct 25, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Marie,
Contact a local real estate professional that services the Downey area. You may want to interview a few and find a good fit your your situation. Before you buy, ask the agent to show you plenty of homes so you get the know that market before making an offer. Also be sure to get pre approved for a loan if your financing to buy.

All the best,
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