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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
how to use the backup offer addendum (BUO) accurately?
I agree with Rich, this is something that you should ask your broker. If he/she doesn't want to be bothered then you need to move to a different brokerage.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 3, 2016 Home Selling in 92618
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Builder preferred lender with tough requirements. How should I go for outside lender without risk of loosing new construction home?
I would suggest that you talk to your agent and ask for suggestions. Then have you agent talk to the builder.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2016 Financing in 92618
Joe.brannon, Home Buyer in Laguna Niguel, CA
Joe.brannon asked:
A California Purchase Agreement states the Seller shall pay for Termite Report and "Clearance". Who Pays for the Termite Damage ? Does the term "Clearance" mean the Seller is responsible for fix the damaged wood caused by termites ?

A WPA was not signed and the realtor (a single is realtor represents the buyer…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2016 Home Buying in 92618
Info, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Info answered:
Has anyone had any success with doing an FHA streamline refinance?
It's always worth it to at least attempt an FHA Streamline Refinance if it's going to give you any benefit whatsoever. Your best bet is to talk to Home Loans For All. I will include a l ... more
4 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2016 Financing in 92618
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Kari McCoy answered:
Can a Realtor in California place a for sale sign in the yard if the home is not on the MLS? Our realtor says he can do this to generate interest.
Yes, have to be careful with not only your local MLS rules but also with the rules that govern the code of Realtors. I understand that some Realtors want to do this to capture the buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2015 Home Selling in 92618
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Kari McCoy answered:
Is it customary for the seller to conduct a termite inspection on a detached patio cover?
Yes, the seller usually will pay the current section one items and the buyers pays for the section two items on a current termite/pest control report. Most lenders will require all know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2015 Home Selling in 92618
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
furnished house for rent
Try airbnb.com

Feel free to contact me anytime via phone/text at (310) 717-1321.

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Jamie Tian
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(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 For Rent in 92618
 Jmr3326, Real Estate Pro in NY,
Jmr3326 answered:
can anyone recommend a limited service "Buyer Agent" or "Transaction Broker" flat fee paid to agent ?looking to purchase home in
I used Emmett Dalton at SoCalFlatFee.com and received a huge Commission Credit at close of escrow.. great guy. I believe he can put properties into the MLS at a flat fee as well. good l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Bill Cook answered:
Investing in a property w/ a relative
It depends on the lender will accept you putting the title of the property into a trust. Many lenders nowadays will allow this. As far as protecting it from creditors, I am not fully aw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I am about to make a purchase offer for a listing, however, I found out that there are 2 sex offender livings nearby the property.
Hi Lucy,

This would be a question to ask yourself about whether or not this is something you can live with. If you are not okay with it then you don't have to purchase the home!

B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Does it matter it is a gas stove or electric stove when buying a home in Irvine, CA? Is gas much cheaper to use?
Hi Lucy,

I think this would be a personal preference, I have had clients who prefer gas and vice versa.

Sounds like you can change to a gas stove if your home has gas for everythi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Will Frank, Other/Just Looking in 92618
Will Frank answered:
Is this a good time to buy a 3BR townhome in Irvine, CA with a view to sell in in next 3 years?
Some great answers were shared here. Knowing the So. California market and just a time-frame of 3 years anticipating prices to go up. I would not buy, and a condo, would not be my a fir ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in 92618
Grant Fawcett, Real Estate Pro in Tustin, CA
Grant Fawcett answered:
I do not qualify for HARP or HAMP so was interested in VHDA/FHA streamline. When I refi what would be the negative side of this program?
Jill:

I'm a mortgage banker in Newport Beach. I would hat to give you assumption advice. There is a lot more to the picture I would need in order to give you sound advice. FHA Str ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Home Ownership in 92618
Nazila Pace…, Home Seller in Orange County, CA
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
I am looking purchase a home in Orange County, ca. I am a former agent and loan officer . I have access to MLS. I can visit open houses and use redfin
Barb,

I know you are trying to get the best deal there is for yourself as an agent. We all can relate to this, but put yourself in our shoes and ask yourself, how would that make you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Buying in 92618
Bentley Advi…,  in San Mateo, CA
Bentley Advisors answered:
what does "Exception" mean after my mortgage broker run the loan application?
All lenders have guidelines for approval. If your loan or qualifications do not meet guidelines in any way, an "exception" may be allowed or req'd. This means that the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Financing in 92618
Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
what was the % decline in the median house price in CA 92618 between 10/1/07 and 4/4/08, please?
William, You may be interested in looking at the information on this site.....http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Views/Look/Default.aspx

The information is from the county public records a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2009 Home Buying in 92618
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