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Home Buying in 92506 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 14, 2013
Sherflex answered:
I am looking for a vintage Spanish style home in Fresno Calif. What is the best area to look ,price would be 350,.0000 - 400,0000 . I want to be in a safe good location .
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Gary Rubino answered:
Hi Maria,
Send me the address and I will give you a full report. No one can answer your question without additional information.
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Harold Sharpe answered:
On a short sale, the sale is just like an ordinary sale when it comes to the seller disclosing to you about the property. On a foreclosure that is not the case.
All properties are sold as is.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Frankie Velasco answered:
To find your answer is to go see your local expert realtor so He/Her could assist you the best way possible.
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Sat Aug 8, 2009
Brenda answered:

Call to see my house that I am putting up for sale. 4 Bedrooms + bonues room. 2 baths. Brand new electrical rewired throuht out house.

Close to Woods streets. On dead end street. 951-255-2395 ... more
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Thu Mar 5, 2009
Jane answered:
It is against the law the "readdress" an appraisal as the realtor suggested. Although an appraiser may do that, it would be a violation of their license, and is unethical as well as against the law. The first appraisal was most likely inflated and that was discovered during a desk review from the bank. The agent will likely shop for another appraiser to hit the number she wants. The bank should order the appraisal from an unbaised, ethical appraiser whose fee is not based upon the outcome. ... more
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Thu May 1, 2008
Cindy Vedder answered:
Definitely won't qualifiy for FHA Financing. Probably means a conventional loan which would include a minimum of 5% down if not more depending upon many things. That coupled with the cost to remodel means alot of out of pocket cash expense. I can recommend a good lender, one that does what they call: Renovation Loan. You need a renovation loan consultant and you pay for it. You need to select your own contractor and he/she must be validated for the Lenders Renovation Program prior to closing. If you change contractors, the new contractor must also be validated (and a small fee applies), there is a contingency reserve fund which ranges from 10-20% to cover any deficiencies in the health and safety items of the project/home. Work change orders are required for any repair changes and must be approved. There is no loan refinancing until the last draw meaning the work has completed. Then there is a Streamline rehad loan which is a little less daunting but work MUST be completed within 6 months and allows for no extensions. The process is timely because you need multi-layered approvals to keep the project going, your lender and any city involved permits. If it is a property you love, check the comps with your local Realtor and then figure anywhere between $90.00 -$120.00 per sq. ft. to remodel as a rough estimate and allow for all the things you can't see before proceeding. Good Luck. Cindy Vedder ... more
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