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92673 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Sharonmc89 asked:
Fri Oct 7, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Currently 70 days. Here is a chart always updated with latest data:
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Selling agents represent Buyers, so they wouldn't be listing the property. You probably mean Listing agent. If the Seller wishes to pay for it, I would say it's a great idea! If the Seller doesn't want to pay for it, then if the property goes under contract, the Buyer would probably order an inspection and the Seller would be entitled to a copy at no cost.
"listing agent" (acting exclusively for the seller), "selling agent" (acting exclusively for the buyer), or "dual agent" (acting for both the buyer and seller)
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Sat Dec 12, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact an agent in the area where you are thinking to purchase. It's time to crunch numbers!
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
I have some free services that offer people who sell by owner, to help you avoid future legal problems.

Here is another one of the hundreds you will find posted right her on Trulia:

I can qualify all of your buyers for you, and if one uses me to buy your home, I will help you with all your paperwork. This can really help you avoid legal snarls.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
It sounds like these "items" are written into the purchase agreement. If so, that makes them binding on the seller and you can potentially sue for breach of contract.

I had a similar situation a few years ago buying my own house; once I told them I would be getting my lawyer involved they quickly got back to me and made things right. ... more
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Thu Nov 22, 2012
Ed Mixon answered:
The VA is now operating under a different type of system from previous times. Now they do not purchase the home, and you re-pay them, but they underwrite the loan the same as FHA. Therefore, they have to use the same guidelines.

Cal Vets usually follow what the VA does. As a veteran, (Naval Aviator), as well as being a Real Estate Broker,I have had experience with these types of situations. I just had a condo sale completed for a veteran using his VA benefits.
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Michelle Mattera answered:
Thu Nov 8, 2012
Bill Hays answered:
July 31, 2009 - and it is popping up as "More Q&A in 92673" I would hope this deal is done long ago....and I wish Trulia would archive these for people to reference but close the answers. ... more
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Wed May 5, 2010
Brian Fitzpatrick answered:
Climberus, I lived in Ladera Ranch and recently moved to Talega. I made my decision for two reasons.
One, they're both great communities with similar demographics but my wife and I decided we really like being closer to the beach, found Talega feels less crowded with more open space, and really enjoy the San Clemente Beach and town. Two, I feel Talega and SC are the best values in Coastal OC and do feel we'll experience a greater appreciation in Talega than we would in Ladera. Right now, for the first time in this decade, the prices in Talega are actually equal to or less than Ladera and I've always felt they deserved the premium they were getting over Ladera. I really study the markets and this is my opinion but I do suggest you get multiple opinions. If you're in the market I'd love to help you find a home or if you just want more details let me know. ... more
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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Ashly Fox answered:
Hi Marcy,

All of these answers are accurate, however a few details have been left out. If the home has not yet been sold at trustees sale a consumer can find out the sale date and pay cash at the trustees sale in Santa Ana. Buying a home this way is risky and requires all cash. The buyer is not protected from a cloud on title with title insurance and typically the discount is 13-20% at most. The home is usually sold for the amount owed to the first lien holder. As a result most consumers in Orange County buy through an agent to avoid the risks associated with buying at the trustee's sale. Once the home has been sold or assigned back to the trustee the title company should have record of the asset manager assigned to the property. Your agent should be able to get that informaiton for you. You can then have your offer submitted to the assent manager prior to the home being listed on the MLS. I just closed a purchase for my clients where we made an offer on their dream home while it was a short sale. The short sale was not approved, so it went in to foreclosure and was sold back to US Bank. I contacted the asset manager and got my client's offer in front of the bank before any other offers came in. The bank accepted my clients offer and they are enjoying their home today. Please feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way! ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Bob Phillips answered:
Those are excellent points, Oc Buyer. Another to go along with them is this. Even though most Mello/Roos taxes were originally set up as 20-30 year bonds, I have yet to hear of any dropping off by the wayside.

Let's see? Give a politician a device to extend Mello/Roos another decade ( or century.) or so, OR, raise taxes to help pay for the California tax shortfall? It won't be a tough choice - because it will be virtually invisible.
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Sat Nov 29, 2008
Harrison K. Long answered:
Tad ... looks like your question is from May, 2008. Perhaps you already bought your San Clemente home. If so, best wishes with that. If not, be careful about buying a new home at Talega from any builder during this time. If you make that decision, try and confirm that your purchase price is at least 25% less than what buyers paid for the same home plan from the building during the first six months of 2006.

Harrison K. Long, Realtor agent and broker, Coldwell Banker Previews
For a great web site for owner to determine pricing check out
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