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Home Buying in 92677 : Real Estate Advice

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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sat Sep 17, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
it depends on the agents and sometimes the agreement between the agent and the seller. When you are ready to hire an agent I would suggest that you clarify all your questions.

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Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Wed Jul 20, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Here are some common methods of Holding Title
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
I would compare the schools too if you have kids! That is a big one.... I believe all cities have better areas..... Laguna Beach schools are awesome
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
Just google it! Most questions are answered by typing into the internet... look up state property management companies contact information
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
Yes but not that many do. No one wants to work for free.
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Amir Vahdat…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Sat Jul 18, 2015
Amir Vahdat 949-682-9090 answered:
Any local Realtor who is teamed-up with a local title company can get you that listing.
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Wed Apr 8, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
Just email support and they will remove.. They have great customer service and respond quickly.
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Sun Apr 5, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
The best time to sell a home is March 15 to April 15 in Laguna Beach in order to maximize your value!
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Fri Mar 27, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
You can send photos to Trulia and they will update for you! That is only way to update.
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Kathy Kennedy, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Thu Nov 13, 2014
Kathy Kennedy answered:
Agents definetly want you to come see their open houses!! This is a good way to begin to get a feel for neighborhoods and floor plans that you like, and who knows, and you might just find the home of your dreams this way! ... more
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Brandon Small, Real Estate Pro in Dana Point, CA
Sun Mar 16, 2014
Brandon Small answered:
Niguel Hills is a beautiful community but it depends on the location and condition of your home. The best suggestion would be to reach out to a real estate professional so that he or she can assist you with this endeavor.

Brandon Small
949-295-6132 call or text
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Gareth Davies, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Thu May 9, 2013
Gareth Davies answered:
The agent does have to submit your offer, but the other offer might have already been accepted or may even be in escrow. But, assuming your offer came in prior to acceptance the listing agent needs to make the seller aware of your offer and should present it as soon as possible as it might be better than the other offer.

The home seller has to consider more factors than just purchase price when choosing which offer to accept. Terms are a major factor. If two offers aren't that different in price, other factors become more important in the home sellers decision. Contigent vs. non-contingent, closing date, size of down payment, cash vs. finance and ability to close come to mind.

With all that said, if it closes for $60,000 less than your offer and the listing agent tells you there was a small flood during escrow so the seller lowered the price, you might get a little suspicious.

Gareth Davies

Realty ONE Group
Laguna Design Center
23811 Aliso Creek Rd. #181
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Sat Sep 4, 2010
Thom Colby answered:
Mike -

You've received some great answers here - I'll add a few comments that might help clarify as well.

1) Check your contract - typically Seller pays for these items but more and more in short sales and REOs teh Buyer is being forced to pay - These items are always negotiable during the contract negotiations but in many cases the current lenders (taking a loss) will decline those charges to be paid from the proceeds.

2) See 1 above - in the case of short sales, the seller typically does not have the money to "front' the fees for the documents and typically escrow will draw instructions to have the Buyer "Front" the money from their Earnest Money Deposit. Typically in this instruction it will be very clearly stated that these fees are NOT refundable.

3) The quality of the documents really doesn't matter as long as they are readable and they have included everything necessary to close the transaction such as Budget, Financials, Meeting Minutes for the past 12 months.

4) In OC, (and especially in South OC) the HOA management companies charge outrageous fees for providing Documents - and it is getting more expensive now that the HOAs are struggling.

5) There are very few HOAs that do NOT have a pending litigation against them - almost every HOA has some sort of "Slip and Fall" claim underway.

6) The SELLER should have disclosed the pending litigation in the SPQ or the TDS. They cannot claim they "did not know" as all HOAs must notify their homeowners and it should be in the minutes you received.

Here's a suggestion - go back and review the Seller's Disclosures to see if the lawsuit was disclosed. I suspect it was not. Then go to your REALTOR and have him/her call the other agent to bring the lack of disclosure to their attention. That will put the problem sqaurely on the Seller. At that time I think you'll be able to work something out to get your funds back. If it was not disclosed, you should have your REALTOR notify Escrow that there is "a problem" with disclsoures (if there is).

If you signed escrow instructions allowing escrow to pay for these HOA Docs from your money, and there is no issue with the litigation being disclosed properly, that money may already have been paid to the HOA from your funds.

I've been through a few of these,

Best of luck -

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner & Certified HAFA Specialist
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Sat Feb 20, 2010
Danielle Purcell answered:
I do not think you should focus on bank owned properties because they usually are over priced!
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