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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
As a Realtor, anytime we hear the words "outside of escrow", it raises some red flags. The whole purpose on escrow is to have a neutral 3rd party managing the money and protecting the interests of each person involved. Time to move onto the next deal.
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
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Mon Oct 17, 2016
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Art Welch answered:
You want to bring the issue to the attention of your landlord or management company. They probably won't fix it until it is broke but a photo of the damage and a date time stamp along with an email to them and a copy for your self would protect you. Making them aware and stating you don't want to be responsible if it cause damage might spur the owner into fixing it now. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Call your Broker and ask them to train you on how to use Trulia.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Hi There,
The process is not the same as on craigslist. The MLS service provides information of how long a property has been listed for sale or lease. This information is valuable to the interested party. Typically the property will need to be taken off the market for a certain amount of time and then re-listed. I would check with your local association or directly with the NMLS to see what the current rules are regarding this matter.

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Thu May 29, 2014
Brittany Leighton answered:
Here you go, these are the sold properties since May 1st. See this link:

For any thing in the future, I would love to help you! Here is some information about me taken from my website

Brittany Leighton, Real Estate Professional

Experienced Southern California Realtor

Holds 37 awards in top customer service and top customer satisfaction.

Top 1% customer service in the nation award

President/CEO of Children’s Smiles Non-Profit Organization -

Brittany has a successful and extensive background in practicing Real Estate Law. Brittany has been actively assisting home buyers and sellers in Southern CA for over 10 years.

A commitment to service and extensive Real Estate education is what sets Brittany apart from many other professionals. Brittany’s goal is to provide every single person she meets with extraordinary customer service so that they will be excited to share their experiences by referring their friends, family, and colleagues. This philosophy is the reason why 94% of her business comes from referrals. Brittany has a solid understanding of Real Estate contracts, the home purchasing and home selling process, and efficient contract negotiation.

Brittany understands the importance of clear and direct communication. It is extremely important that as your transaction is occurring and when your transaction is complete, you feel comfortable calling her every day as you need her.

Brittany is an expert negotiator and pays close attention to detail and customer needs. Her clients are always kept well informed during each step of the home buying and selling experience.

Brittany believes that to succeed at your goal you must have the power of focus, the strength of integrity, and the understanding of the journey to achieve that goal.

Orange County Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors

Thank you,

Brittany Leighton


Top 1% Customer Satisfaction in the NATION

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Wed Aug 28, 2013
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:

First question. Have you already called the bank and who you got the letter from to discuss your situation ?
Yes, I can help you in stopping the foreclosure. I have helped many others an talking with the bank is the first step to help you in your situation
Give me a call to discuss more about your personal situation and details
Your short sale & foreclosure expert
Talk to you soon
Your local realtor.

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Dana Hershman answered:
I believe it is a good time to buy and short sales can be a very good option for a good price. There is a lot of competition out there with other families like yours vying for the same property. If you are patient and persistent you will find the right property at the right price for you. Stay focused on your goal and something will come along. If you need any help please feel free to contact me at ... more
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Dana Hershman answered:
I do a lot of rentals in San Clemente and yes there are options for you, depending on the size of the apartment you want.
Since San Clemente and surrounding areas are either on the coast or close to the coast there is usually a lovely coastal breeze so we do not have a lot of extreme heat to deal with. Occasionally we have hot hot days in the summer but usually the weather is pleasant.
Please let me know if I can be of any help for your future rental needs.
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Julie Boyd answered:
I agree with Carla. I'd involve the Broker. You might have a situation of Seller's remorse. It is also possible that the Seller has been approached by an individual or company purporting to be able to keep the Seller in the property for a protracted period of time - rent free & the seller, through their non-responsiveness may be breaching their contract. An all out effort to reach the seller and re-start the communication process regarding new short sale questions that may have come up is needed. Also, many Banks, like B of A are now soliciting short sale sellers with offers of possible principal reductions & loan mods. Until someone can reach the reluctant seller, one can only speculate as to what is really going on! Sending you every kind wish for a positive outcome! - Julie Larson-Boyd ... more
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Kathy Ohara answered:
It primarily depends on how many units there are in the complex, versus the garages. Scarcity drives the value.
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Jacqueline Walker answered:
San Juan Capistrano is a great city......diverse & community focused. Check out the SJC community page using the link below.
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Fri May 29, 2009
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
You may never know why you didn't get accepted. I'd say I hear back from the listing agent 50% of the time I put offers in for clients. It could be the price, the time to close is quicker, they put more down or the offer came from an agent that the bank has dealt with and they know he could get everything done on time and close. It isn't always about the PRICE. Some banks inform the agent that they don't want any offers submitted
with less than 3% earnest money deposit.
Good luck!
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Mon May 18, 2009
Ezra Sturgis answered:
Hi Thorsten,

Foreclosure Procedure -

At 90 days delinquent a Notice of Default is filed (NOD)
At 180 days delinquent a Notice of Trustee Sale is file (NOT)
14 days later, the house is sold on the courthouse steps
7 days later is eviction.

During this period of time, the homeowner usually tries to hire a Real Estate Agent to Short Sale the subject property. (A short sale is when you sell the house for 'less' than what is actually owed in the loans and costs associated with the sale). As the bank will be mitigating their losses, they will want the house sold as close to current market value as possible. The Agent must use their best judgement in determining the asking price, and accept the strongest they usually only give the bank 1 offer, even if 4-5 offers have been received. The bank will then do their 'due diligence' on determining an acceptable sales price, and basically cut their losses associated with this transaction.

If the house never sells as a Short Sale and the bank ends up Foreclosing on the home, the property then becomes an REO (Real Estate Owned). In this situation, it basically goes through the same process as a Short Sale....and is again, relisted with a Real Estate Agent to sell. The bank will entertain every offer received until a suitable offer is presented.

F.Y.I....The banks are not in business to OWN properties, but merely to LEND on them. However, they're not going to just give it away neither.

I hope this information helped you in your search for future investments. If you would like to learn more about this process, or see Active Foreclosure Listings in the OC, please feel free to visit my website. I have built custom IDX links that link directly to the MLS and will show you real-time foreclosures in Orange County, CA and the surrounding cities. If there is anything of interest to you, please feel free to contact me directly.

Ezra Sturgis
OC ShortSale Arena
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Sun Sep 14, 2008
Shel-lee Davis answered:

There are three properties in some phase of foreclosure on Marbella Vista. Two are listed (one just opened escrow and the other is taking backup offers) and the third went back to the bank 07/23/08. It will probably take a few months to come back on the market as an REO. It was listed for a year at $1.99 million and did not sell. The bank got a deal at $1.15 and there is no telling what it will list for. ... more
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