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Fri Feb 10, 2017
Lreding1 asked:
Wed Nov 11, 2015
John Reeves answered:
And Yes i also Agree to the first post , so buyers will surely love it.
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Thu Sep 3, 2015
John Reeves answered:
Tue Jul 21, 2015
John Reeves answered:
We are an Agent in San Diego for Long time and we are willing to work with you , just contact us , thanks!
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
David Rudd answered:
fifty eight percent - always working to increase it.
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
This is one of the consequences of losing control of your homes data.
You should have been asked if you wanted your homes data syndicated to advertising websites like Truilia and Zillow when your agent was preparing the submission to the MLS.

If you said YES to syndicating to non-professional websites, you have forfeited control of your homes information. Folks can do what ever they want with this data, and you agreed.

With just a little more thought you should be able to see the peril and hazard that has been created for you and the future buyer.

If the consequences of syndication had not been properly disclosed to you, you should contact your attorney and hold the agent, broker and franchise responsible. The broker and franchise have a compelling interest in imposing on your agent the requirement to syndicate.

Now, you must place a NOT FOR RENT sign in your front yard. When that family appears on your driveway in the UHaul truck asking you to return the $2,500 they sent, you will become more aware of the hazard created when allow your homes data to appear on non-professional, advertising websites.
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Most likely someone has "borrowed" your photos and information to create a fake for rent listing that has been posted to the Internet.

To remove it from Trulia, go to your property, click on the MORE tab, then FLAG. ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Toby answered:
As far as 203k contractors go I have used mayfield renovation for our second story addition. They knew the 203k process and gave us a very reasonable estimate.
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Edye West answered:
They are all very slow processes. Wells, I agree is coming around. They have assigned negiotators, in PODs that work your files now. As with all short sales, you must be very persistent. I would be sure to call every two weeks mandatory, and of course on an as needed basis. Making yourself known is how you get the short sale completed. These guys are extremely busy, so having a agent who has established relationships within these two banks helps tremendously. We have list of managers and supervisors for each bank; you never know when you will need to escalate, or get a sale date postponed. I use KINGWEST TRANSACTION SERVICES out of Poway, CA. They are so organized its painful. Most of their employees are "equator" certified, too! Check them out or ask if your agent works with them. (They only work with agents and brokers no FSBOS) Wachovia if I had to pick would be my least favorite to work with, however its a close race. ... more
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Sat Sep 10, 2011
Jared Wilson answered:
I've lived in Clairemont for over 15 years and own a home in North Clairemont. We are seeing a flood of younger home buyers and significant neighborhood revitalization. In the past 3 years there have been 7 houses on my street that have undergone extensive remodeling.

To answer your question, Yes! There are not too many areas that are within 5 miles to the beach and 5 miles to Downtown, Zoo, Sea World, Mission Bay, etc. Clairemont is a great place to live and invest!
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Fri Jul 15, 2011
Jak1425 answered:
I see this is a while past do, but thought I would pass along a great General Contractor that I know. I know his work personally and through others. I will pass along is information, I know his company works both residential and commercial.

Lee Wilson
StraightLine Construction
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Laura Kelley answered:
Wow! So many great answers and's nice to read the experiences of our colleagues.

Looking forward to working with each one of you! We love referrals!
Laura Kelley
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Chris Placencia answered:
It really just depends. If you are just looking to lay down new sod, it really isn't to pricey, especially if you are comparing homes and you are talking about a difference in price of the $10,000 or more, then go with the home that needs the work. Honestly, new sod should not cost that much. If you looking for an estimate, I have a friend who owns a landscaping company that can help you at no cost. If you are interested, feel free to contact me or visit my website. I hope this helps.

All the Best,

Chris Placencia
Great Life Realty Team
Prudential California Realty
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Brittan G Anderson answered:
I asked a similar question earlier. This link is to my question and some more answers. I am starting to see this more and more and I think it shouldn't be allowed on the MLS.

Check out the link. ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Patrick Hale answered:
Most have answered that the min is 3%. There are some smaller lenders that say they can do 100%, however you have to have an excellent credit history and they factor in many other items. The best thing to do is to contact a mortgage broker ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Patrick Hale answered:
I just got an approval on a chase short sale within 12 days. It may take longer depending on:
1) Who the bank is
2) If the loan is investor owned or not
3) If the agent who took the listing knows how to complete a short sale package (A CDPE designated agent is recommended)

I work mainly with short sale listings and have had listings take 10-360 days to get approval. Now, the 360 day number was at the beginning of this short sale crisis when BofA took over all the files from countrywide and they didn't have equator set up.

Now I am looking at 30-120 days for short sale approval depending on the bank.

Hope this helps!

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
Real Estate Broker & Investor

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Sat Aug 1, 2009
Teddy Jagessar answered:
The main thing with a Bank Owned property is that the title is the cleanest, as it wipes out any and all liens that does not trump the first morgage ( eg Property taxes). You generally get what you pay for a clean oftentimes sell for a better price than a gravely distressed one, however you have to pay to bring a distressed property up to you needs - upside you get to choose your renovations and even can do some of it yourself , saving even more. Most buyers make a mistake of dismissing a gem that only needs painting and cleaning up which will then translate to a huge equity gain. They should worry about major problems - functional, of dated or somethings that will cost thousands to fix. You just have to take the price add an estimate of the cost to repair and a percentage overage and minus that from current fair market value to see if it make sense. ... more
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Fri Feb 6, 2009
rob.8241503 answered:
have 650 credit have 200000 down looking at a home for 385000

but my tax returns show very little income can i get a loan at a good rate

15 years/ 5 year at same job only thing i bought on time is cars all paid on time have 4 credit with high of 10000 owe nothing on then now ... more
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