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Mon May 1, 2017
Alicia answered:
Good morning, can anyone recommend a Real Estate Attorney that can answer some questions for us?

We are breaking a lease 15 months into a 24 month lease to purchase a home. We assumed that we could help the landlord easily find a replacement tenant. We wrote a very nice letter to him, letting him know what was happening and volunteering to help find a renter and we were informed that he had found out that he would need to sell the house by next March to avoid capital gains. Therefore, he does not want to rent out the house. He would rather sell.

This leaves us in a really horrible situation. He now wants four months of rent up front which equals $32,000. We feel like we're being held hostage because he wants to avoid paying the 39% capital gains taxes if he keeps the property beyond next March.
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Tue May 3, 2016
Regeniagartner answered:
Hey post . I learned a lot from the analysis ! Does someone know if my assistant might get a fillable template form Instructions version to edit ?
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
christine kankowski answered:
I would put everything relating to mold issues in writing right away. Sned and email and mail a letter certified mail. This will indicate to the property manager that you are serious about this issue.
You can have a mold test done to prove it is not just dirt, etc.
I hope this helps.
Mold is not something to play around with. It can be dangerous to you and your family. But you do need proof that it is mold and then the landlord must deal with it.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Unfortunately not. If you are savvy with google maps you can do it through their traffic feature.

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

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
John Reeves answered:
Contact Trulia Service right away so they can correct the issue ..
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
Gary Birtles answered:
I think it would be a good idea for her to get in touch with an attorney. That is definitely a health issue and there needs to be some work done to resolve that sewage problem. If the landlord isn't complying, a lawyer will be able to persuade him I'm sure. Good luck with everything. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Ernest Pierce answered:
Hello Michael,

There was a lot of great answers here by the local agents in San Diego. It has been some time, and I wanted to follow up with you on your relocation. Have you made the leap to San Diego yet? Have you found your new home? If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me!

Best Regards,

Ernest Pierce
Pierce & Co. Real Estate
858-413-7075 Office
619-647-3315 Direct
858-876-1771 Fax
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
In order to list your home on Trulia it must be represented/listed by a license real estate agent.
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
Chad Basinger answered:
Hello Michael,

If you are interested in a specific neighborhood/zip code, then I don't think it hurts to look through the pendings/contingents. If you like any of them, I'd have your agent inquire to see how likely they are to close. If there is a specific house you are in love with, go ahead and see if they'll take a back up offer. Make sure to have your agent fill out the specific Back Up offer addendum and get the seller to sign, so that you would be in position number one in the event the current escrow falls out.

I do like your thinking as far as keeping your search open to possibilities beyond what is merely "active". Another idea to consider is having your agent send out a letter to the specific neighborhood you are interested in, seeking out properties that are not currently on the market. I have done this successfully for several clients and it can work for you as well.

Best of luck!

Chad Basinger, REALTOR, CPA, CFP
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
Upon checking my database I do not nee 10830 Red Fern as currently "for rent". There are 7 homes for rent in 92131 right now. Everything from a two bedroom condo all the way up to a six bedroom estate. I'll put a link to the list of available rentals for this area as well as the details for each in the web reference below.

J.R. Thrasher
(619) 929-0105
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Your landlord has a period of time, by law, to either return your deposit to you or give you an itemized list of repairs, with receipts for any deductions from the deposit.

J.R. Thrasher
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Yes, and you always should. While your lease with your landlord may or may not allow you to sublet you need to protect yourself. Just be aware that you may be breaking the terms of your original lease.

J.R. Thrasher
(619) 929-0105
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Sun May 19, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
You "can", BUT

Be prepared for some penalty.

If you have to break the lease due to a hardship, for example you or the other primary income earnerr just received a lay off notice and can no longer afford the monthly lease payment. The landlord may give a break and release you from the terms of the lease without penalty. You of course would need to provide documentation proving the layoff.

If you are breaking the lease simply because you changed your mind, then you will more than likely loose your deposit. And if you are dealing with a real cut throat landlord, he/she may still try and hold you to the lease.

Remember the agreement is valid once the contract is fully executed. "Move in date"
is not a factor.

Best of luck to you!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
opondomusa answered:
One of the biggest advantages of buying an existing home is that you can determine the long-term value of the home more easily than you can with a new home.

Also, you can know more about the schools, your potential new neighbors, and the area before buying the home. In a newly-constructed subdivision, all of those factors are unknown. ... more
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Wesley Guest answered:
The only way to answer this question is to refer to your specific purchase agreement you signed. Ask your agent, they should be able to answer this question very quickly.

Most likely you have an out unless:

1) Your contingencies have been removed or expired or
2) You signed an addendum or additional contract that says the contrary.

Good luck,

Wesley Guest
Broker Associate
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Sarah Wilkey answered:
The obvious answers are kitchens and baths, but a more subtle, less expensive and highly desirable change is taking out carpeting in common living areas (OK to leave in the bedrooms) and replacing it with a wood floor, or wood laminate. Dark floors are very popular right now. Finish it off with a nice 4-5" tall white base molding and you get a polished look that feels like new construction.

Don't go too cheap on the laminate - it will sound cheap when you walk on it and easily gouge. Depending on the price-point of your home, I'd opt for a real wood product fused to a compressed base. Pre-stained will be cheapest/easiest. Some of the real wood toppers can even be sanded and re-stained down the road. If you have big dogs with sharp claws - maybe not a great idea.

Also, large 2'x2' square travertine or ceramic tiles can offer a similar new look and feeling to a home. Just be warned tile can be cold to the feet and harder on little kids and their falls.

Just be sure to pick a nice neutral color that buyers will like, and blend it nicely with bedroom and bathroom flooring.

Have fun!

Sarah Wilkey
Century 21 Award
The Ruth Pugh Group
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Good answers. For the record, I haven't see a $300 appraisal in years!

I think the subject of the title insurance is pretty well addressed already. However, the charge for the appraisal MAY be including a final inspection, since your are buying new construction.

One thing to note: No lender can charge you more for third party services (credit, appraisal, title, escrow, etc.) than the ACTUAL fees. If your credit report costs my company $14.95, at the end of the day that is EXACTLY what you will pay.

Best to you!
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
Paul Rinde answered:
You can see if you qulify for a down payment assistance program like CHDAP. With this program your down payment is 1/2%. If you need a referral to a great Loan Officer go to my profile and send me a message.

Good Luck
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