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Wed Sep 3, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm part of a group called ShortSaleSuperstars that has multiple pages on various lenders including contact information. I've attached a link that may contain the information you're looking for. Rather than publish the numbers you may already have, check out the page and see if there is something helpful. Best of luck. ... more
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Cyndi Lesinski answered:
The local SCV Division of CrisNet has just started to hold Broker Opens again. These meetings went away for about 2 years and several agents have recently rallied to start it up again. As a matter of fact, today was the second or third meeting since starting up again. It was held with about 40 Realtors and other real estate service providers in attendance.

There were 7 listings that were pitched to the group. These were also open to all Realtors/Brokers to attend for the designated time periods that the individual agents set up. My listing was open from 10-2 for agents to view. There is a setting within the MLS that agents can hit to submit their listing to the Broker Caravan. Few agents are aware of this service and some may not realize the exposure that it can get the listing. I believe in providing my listing with all possible exposures as you never truly know where the buyer will come from.

I hope this helps!
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Mon May 27, 2013
Rebecca Sill answered:
Agreed. I believe title would be your best shot. Did you have any luck there? You should also check your closing statement. That should have your payoff amount.
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Short sale. I recommend using a Realtor well-versed in the process as there are many "hoops" to jump through along the way. Expect to pay fair market value for the property.
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
If you want to get it behind you quickly ask the lender what you can do to speed up the process.
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
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Thu Jul 7, 2011
Laura Coffey answered:
The appraisal is completely separate than a home inspection. If an appraisal is optional and you choose to get one it's yours you don't have to show it to anyone. If you have a Realtor they should have run the comps for you before you ever submitted your offer. If you are comfortable with the price you offered and the value than I may think twice about the appraisal because that's all that does. If you are not, don't order it through the lender, go independent. Good luck. ... more
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Thu May 19, 2011
Jerod Mayer answered:
Santa Clarita has 3 Walmart stores: and 2 Target Stores:

Walmart Locations:

25450 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch - (661) 253-1911
26471 Carl Boyer Drive, Santa Clarita (E) - (661) 259-0863 (Open 24hrs)
27931 Kelly Johnson Pkwy. Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Target Locations:

24425 Magic Mountain Parkway - (661) 254-8001
19105 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91387 - (661) 977-5154
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Thu Apr 28, 2011

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Mon Apr 25, 2011
John Walin answered:
Ethics require we as agents to not screen written offers just because an offer has already been accepted. The seller should still know of the existence of another offfer. In Illinois, only written contracts are enforceable, probably same in your state. And if a another agent feels out the listing agent in a verbal offer way that does not qualify as a bonefide offer. The bank is a 3rd party approval to the contract and so the seller should only sign one contract at a time and use contract provisions for modifying or cancelling the contract. ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Laura Coffey answered:
Inventory is picking up in Canyon Country. There is also new homes available there as well. The complex the buyer below is referring to is in Fair Oaks and yes they are not FHA approved but you if were buying conventional or cash it wouldn't matter.
It seems to me you are looking for a single family home though. It terms of time on the market all depends on whether it is a short sale or standard sale. Standard sales priced to market and in descent condition can sometimes go out in multiple offers.
If you are looking for a deal and not in a hurry a short sale may be the way to go.
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Laura Coffey answered:
All town-homes and condos will have HOA (Home Owner Association) fees per month. Each complex will be different depending what they offer you per month.
All will include common area and home owners insurance but understand most only cover from the walls out. Meaning if your place burns down your personal belongings and sometimes things like custom built ins and kitchens are not included. So you should get rental insurance as well.
Some complexes will include water, trash, and more, it just depends.
It's important to keep in mind that if you are purchasing and going FHA that FHA guidelines have changed and some HOA's are not FHA approved. With FHA you can buy with 3.5% down but if it doesn't qualify you would have to put down at least 20% unless you pay cash.
Below is a link that will lead you to an IDX map search and when you click on the property detail the HOA amount will be on each property detail provided the listing agent input it to the MLS.
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Grab a local newspaper and keep an eye out in the classified section. There are usually notices in local newspapers at least once per week. You can also look for local auctioneers in your area as they sometimes list the auctions online. Here is an example of one auctioneer I found online.
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Mon May 31, 2010
Laura Coffey answered:
If anyone can it would be Mike Meena at Augusta Financial
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Wed May 27, 2009
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Heidi, I agree with Marc below, this is just junk mail being generated off of an old database. In addition, there's no way the title company would have closed escrow without making sure you had clear title (this includes making sure no prior existing loans were still against the property).

Best, Steve
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