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Home Buying in 92262 : Real Estate Advice

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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Sun Sep 13, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Green lawns have an effect that could go either way. Families with young children still like a patch of grass. But water conscious Californians are very aware of water costs. Hardscapes that require low water usage tend to be appealing. ... more
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Mark, Home Buyer in Palm Springs, CA
Tue Jun 9, 2015
Mark asked:
it seems i used to be able to get alerts about houses for sale in my area/price range, is that still possible?
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Sat Dec 27, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
Unfortunately, there are number of scams on this site and others. It's good that you are being careful!
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Catherine Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Fri Mar 7, 2014
Catherine Marcy answered:
We have an excellent selection of retirement communities in the desert for 55+ active adult living. The communities offer single family home plans starting at just over a 1000 sq ft to 2500 sq ft and up, with community amenities such as swimming pools, spas, golf, tennis, and wide variety of cultural activities, recreational activities, and clubs - cards, ceramics, billiards to name a few. Homes are one level with 2 car garages and easy care desert landscaping.

For more information please give me a call at 760-272-0753. I would love to help you find just the right property.

Catherine Marcy
HomeSmart Professionals
Direct: 760-272-0753
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
I can do a VA loan 2 yrs from the foreclosure date (transfer of deed not the notice), if you are VA eligible. FHA requires at least 3 yrs from the transfer of the deed with a foreclosure; however, I do offer a 1 day out of foreclosure loan through private money. The rates are higher and you need at least 20% down payment, but you may qualify now instead of waiting another 6 months. You can always refinance once you meet the traditional time frames. Let's discuss your loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I have been in the mortgage business since 1987. I am happy to answer your mortgage questions, 7 days a week and review your loan scenario. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bart Gabe - Lending Nationwide Since 1987

800 315 8803

NMLS 20743
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Kirk Dow, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Mon Feb 3, 2014
Kirk Dow answered:
Is this a question or an answer? I don't necessarily agree that the best properties are at the south end--depends a lot on what you are looking for!
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Steven Remba…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Mon Sep 2, 2013
Steven Remball answered:
40 + years leasing short term and long term rentals in Palm Springs enables me to offer you both types of rental properties. You can reach me at 760.413.3000. Desert Real Estate Lic # 00475059. ... more
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Steven Remba…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Mon Sep 2, 2013
Steven Remball answered:
If the H.O.A. is owed money and has a lien they might be able to acquire title if the foreclosed process has not been completed. I am not an attorney and you should seek legal advise regarding this situation but if you need help leasing or purchasing another property feel free to contact me. Desert Real Estate - Steve Remball, broker 760.413.3000 Lic #00475059. ... more
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Michelle Mad…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Mirage, CA
Tue Aug 13, 2013
Michelle Madison answered:
It depends on the quality, etc. but you could safely do it between $200 and $250.00 price per square foot.
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Pamela Becker, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Tue Aug 13, 2013
Pamela Becker answered:
This property has a long RV strip which you can put four cars on the strip.
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Betty Kerr,…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thu Nov 8, 2012
Betty Kerr, CRS,GRI,SRES answered:
Four Seasons is located in Palm Springs CA
Four Seasons is a very desirable area also it is also great for a seasonal rental if you choose to rent it out.
Indian ave, and Gene Autry are roads that are closed due to the wind and sand. ... more
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Morgan Schut…, Real Estate Pro in Amarillo, TX
Mon Oct 22, 2012
Morgan Schutters answered:
Elizabeth: I think the most important thing is morality - are they going to treat your home buying/selling experience like they would for themselves? Of course expertise is important, but what's expertise if the realtor is not going to be honest and treat you with respect and get back to you in a timely fashion? Make sure your realtor treats you as though you were their only client - its important that you get the one on one attention you need and if you feel neglected, you probably are! There are a lot of 'part time' realtors out there... make sure you're getting one that is going to give you their undivided attention! Good luck! ... more
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Ann Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Wed Sep 19, 2012
Ann Griffin answered:
Hi Steven & Karine,

I live in the Phoenix, AZ area, specifically Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert. I just did a quick check, and right now in these cities there are seventy-three listings from $50,000 to $100,000, excluding condominiums. Not all of these may be suitable, depending on what you like. Most of our vacation home buyers like to be close to amenities such as golf, shopping, a swimming pool, tennis, and so on. There are many resort communities that specifically cater to those who come here to stay for one to six months during the winter. Some of them are age-restricted, meaning you must be over a certain age, most often 55, to purchase and live there.

Also, if you are only planning on a week or two of vacation per year, you may want to consider a time-share purchase, or simply renting at a hotel.

I suggest if you have not visited Arizona yet, that you come for a week or two and take some time to look at the different neighborhoods, and some properties. This is a free service that I provide my out-of-country clients, and yes, I have worked with clients from Belgium in the past.

Please look at my website, where you can do your own search. I would be happy to assist you.

Ann Griffin, Realtor
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Paul Wong, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Wed Sep 19, 2012
Paul Wong answered:
Hello gevuah1 Home Seller, please give me a call or shoot me an email or stop by my office. I will provide you with an Comparitave Market Anaylist on you home for free. My office is located across the street from Chase Bank in down town Palm Springs on Hwy 111.

Paul Wong, Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Consultants
501 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm springs CA 92264
760 902 6742 cell
www.paulwongreagent .com
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Eric Bennett, Real Estate Pro in La Quinta, CA
Sun Feb 12, 2012
Eric Bennett answered:
Hi Mimi,

At first glance, I thought that you meant you were required to have Mortgage Insurance. You mean impounds. Yes, just call customer service and indicate that you no longer want to have an impound account. It may take a few calls, but they can't force you to have an impound account forever. It can make a difference in the rate that you got - but they won't go back and change it.

Also... you might be able to refinance - that way you could definitely get rid of the impound account. If I could do the refinance with NO CLOSING COSTS - would you be interested?


Eric Bennett
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Susan Miulli,  in Palm Desert, CA
Sun Jul 3, 2011
Susan Miulli answered:
Hello Malena,

I have found two other units in that development that are available. They are both smaller units, but very nice. It just depends on what your requirements are. Additionally, there are many other nice developments in the same area that you might be interested in.

Please let me know the particulars of what you need in a residence and I will be happy to search for the available properties that are a good match.

Have a great holiday weekend and I hope to hear from you soon! Susan
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Peter Walsh, Real Estate Pro in Palm Springs, CA
Sun Jul 3, 2011
Peter Walsh answered:
I have sold and listed leased land homes. Each plot of leased land may be priced differently based upon the value of the land at the time of the construction, so each lease for a similar home in a different location may be higher or lower. In addition, the land may be owned by the tribal community or an individual native American family. The family-owned plots have, from time to time, been sold outright to the housing/condo complex HOA or individual owners for cash. There are literally hundreds of homes and condos in Palm Springs on leased land and an equal number which are not. Equivialent homes on leased land may be priced as much as $100K less than those which are on fee land since the buyer is not buying the land. Many buyers are only comfortable with buying a home on land they will own (fee land) and others do not care, and only see the total monthly financial outlay as final criteria for a purchase. My advise is to consider both. ... more
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Robert Karst…,  in 28801
Mon Apr 21, 2008
Robert Karsten answered:
Lets assume that in your state and the contract you are using for your offer says that you have the right to examine the property and make sure that everything is OK. Some reports are very simple. For example there are termites! yes or no. You pay very little for this report. Other reports will actually locate the termites for you by using infrared sensors to find the termites in the walls. Now the question is how much damage there is and how much will it cost to make the repairs. Most termite reports in North Carolina put responsiblity on a contractor to determine the damage and cost of repair. Sooo if the answer to the questin "do you have termites?" is yes. You will need to review your offer and determine what your next step will be. Because now you will be negotiating repairs on the home if there is damage to the home. Again you will need a contractor to make that determination and estimate of repairs. Your agent should advise you about this because every state has different contracts and provisions about negotiating repairs with or without termites. ... more
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