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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Susie Kay answered:

I would suggest that you discuss this with your realtor. That's what he/she is paid for. However, having said that, seller can get his own home inspection. He is not to ask you to pay for it unless it has been agreed upon. Yes, seller can take as many back up offers as he can but you are still the first buyer. ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you.
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Rich Reed answered:
Short answer: Yes

REALTORS® recommend that sellers obtain the advice of legal counsel prior to acceptance of a subsequent offer except where the acceptance is contingent on the termination of the pre-existing purchase contract or lease. ... more
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Wed Dec 28, 2016
Joejoemug answered:
What if you realize the realtor that initially showed you the house turns out not to be that good of a realtor. A signal to me that a realtor is questionable is when they try an push you into making an offer by claiming "oh, the realtor for the other party said there is someone circling the property your interested in, so you may want to put in an offer". Realtors aren't all ethical, or honest. ... more
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I agree with Richard completely. I have yet to see a house that was cheap enough or special enough to justify the risk and aggravation involved with buying a foreclosure or short sale. There are plenty of dumpy homes that you can buy directly from the seller, not the bank. I suggest you buy one of those instead.

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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
It depends on what your purchase agreement says. If you used a C.A.R. agreement, the buyer is required to sign copies of the disclosures provided by the seller. You should ask your Realtor. ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
UpNest answered:
If you're trying to sell for the highest prices, there's a number of reasons not to sell FSBO.
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Latin75 asked:
We are considering a property in unincorporated area Alameda Co, CA. We think the property will be annexed to the nearby city soon.

1. Any gotchas for these cases where property will…
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Mon May 23, 2016
Goesmoo101 answered:
I would not do any loans with as they will adjust your Impound amount and then charge you a late fee for not submitting the changed amount and send you to collections. Yes, collections called and said they are "trying to collect a debt". Really? My impound account is a debt now and not a account to pay my taxes and insurance? What a scam.

We missed adjusting our autopay but still paid enough to cover the Principal and Interest and most of the impound. I was short in in funding my impound account, which is way over what is ever paid out from and is not in risk of being short.

I had many loans with other companies and was never charged a late fee nor taken to collections for shorting the impound account. I have 3 loans with them and will never do another loan with them again.
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Tue May 17, 2016
Marksteve952 answered:
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Sat Apr 30, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you. I used to live in TriValley before relocating to DFW and yes, there are some areas with soil liquefaction and foundation issues. ... more
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
Five Stars answered:
5% down payment is fine up to 1 mil loan amount. Higher loan amounts available with 10%+ down payment. 700 credit score required, full income and asset documentation will also be required.

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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Mark answered: has recent 2016 market data for listing proposals submitted by real estate agents all across North America. This data shows that on the open market, where Realtors compete by submitting their marketing proposal and real estate commission fee rate, the total commission ask ranges from 3.0% to 6.0%. These commission rates vary by zip code and almost show a perfect bell curve with the bulk of these proposals falling around 4.75% nationally. Whether you are looking for the average rate in Montana or a typical rate in Maryland, we have found the rate varies by zip code because the ask rate tends to drop as the home values increase. We would love to help you find a realtor at a competitive commission rate fee:

Note: These figures represent the total commission rate which is usually split between the Listing agent and the Buying agent.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Goodpezhunting answered:
I have a question about this that it seems nobody on the internet has encountered... What if the seller himself, or someone in the seller's household, is a sex offender? Is the listing agent obligated to disclose that? I am currently house shopping and thought I'd found the perfect house until I looked it up and discovered that a relative of the seller currently living at the home is in fact a registered sex offender. What's worse, they were home when I went on the showing with my 6 year old daughter. I feel like a predator could very easily list his home for sale as a tool for finding targets. Should we not have been warned? ... more
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Thu Mar 24, 2016
Visitshweta asked:
We are family with young kids ( 3 and 6 year old),I work in Pleasanton and my husband works in Cupertino ( travels out of country 40% of the time). Fremont is middle location with approx.…
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Miller asked:
I have verified this with Alameda county this month, Please correct this.
553 gerard court pleasanton 94566 1952 square feet
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Depends on the type of litigation.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

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