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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Fountain Valley, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
I got a low appraisal. No value given to solar panels or site improvements $280,000. New home 2014 $ 1.750 new app 2016 $1.6 comps smaller homes
Sounds like a direct lender, as a broker we are required to use an appraisal management company (amc) What that means if the appraisal was not fair, we can contest it. A direct lender o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 23, 2016 Home Selling in 92821
Mfrontino, Home Owner in Chino Hills, CA
Mfrontino asked:
who do i contact beside app. ( no ans) low appraisal 2016 $1,602,248 org 2014 app. $1,725,892. increase in Tax Value 2016-2017 $1,752,211 I put $20,000 of solar panels and 280,000 in site work. Org app shows $385 sq ft new app $145 sq ft garage $100 sq ft new app $35. sq ft Home is now 2 yrs old.
Please give me some directions…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 22, 2016 Home Buying in 92821
David Alex W…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
David Alex Wright Team Local-Experts asked:
So who is registered with SIRVA in Orange County?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2016 Home Selling in 92821
Susan Smith, Real Estate Pro in Pepper Pike, OH
Susan Smith answered:
What should I be aware of regarding (free) builder incentives?
It can be a good thing. You are getting $5000 to upgrade items that you would like and it is increasing the value of your home. Many new home builders give incentives to home buyers a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 18, 2015 Home Buying in 92821
Trisha Samse…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Trisha Samseli answered:
I have decided to go into real estate, here in Southern California. Any advice on which school to go to? Online or in person. Either, plz.
I went to CBI in Canoga Park. LOVED IT! If you are in the area, definitely check it out. Armando Oliva is the instructor and he keeps it interesting. Otherwise, the material is dry.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2015 Agent2Agent in 92821
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
I'm considering buying a really well maintained, great layout, 2 br plus office, 1968 mobile home in a great family park. Asking price is $65K, and
Congratulation on your decision to purchase a home. NOW STOP looking at old mobile home or any mobile home for that matter as you are about to make a VERY bad decision. I do understand ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in 92821
Paul Youssef, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Paul Youssef answered:
Is a contract for deed a good way to buy/sell a house?
I specialize in seller financing but we do not use the "contract for deed" or land contract method, mainly because of the risks the buyer assumes. We don't even use the AITD method, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Home Buying in 92821
Tobey Parker, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Tobey Parker answered:
Are there any CA or city buyer assitance programs that don't required the buyer to eventually pay back the assistance money? I am only aware
Hi there Aaron,

Yes there are some great new loans out that are offering grants and in some cases a buyer can get in with as little as 2000 down. Give Laura Patterson from Guild M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Agent2Agent in 92821
David Alex W…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
David Alex Wright Team Local-Experts answered:
Should you negotiate builder incentives/credits before or after selecting them at the design center?
Love the question; bring a local realtor and get even more incentives. You are seeing incentives so that they don't have to post lower sale prices. See if they will pay your HOA dues f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 92821
T, Home Buyer in 75237
T answered:
what does a short sale negotiator do? does he deal directly with the bank?
Does such Short Sale Negotiator usually have expertise in negotiating purchase of an REO property--which is actually not a shot sale?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 2, 2012 Home Buying in 92821
Wendy Carrin…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Wendy Carrington answered:
Do I need to pay for an appraisal on a new construction I didn't request.?
The lender typically requires an appraisal to verify the value of the property that will be their security for the loan you are getting. The appraisal cost is part of the Buyer paid lo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Buying in 92821
Melissa Krch…,  in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Melissa Krchnak answered:
Is this property still available? We are relocating from Phoenix, AZ this coming month and are interested in renting a home in Brea North Hill.
I've attached a list of homes that are also for rent in Brea.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 10, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 92821
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
is there such a thing as a lease-purchase option anymore?
Debbie, although I also agree that everyone has a right to his/her opinion, I like Don's STATEMENT/CORRECTION style. I also agree with all of his points. While I get it that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2011 Home Buying in 92821
Connie Bramb…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Connie Bramble answered:
I am considering renting at Tamarack Gardens 3/16/11. Does anyone have any comments positive or negative about this complex ? Need feedback. Rochell
Hi Rochelle,
We as realtors are not really allowed to offer bad comments about any place! My advice to you is to check out for yourself the upkeep of the place. How does it look? I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2011 Rentals in 92821
Vincent Vill…, Real Estate Pro in Chula Vista, CA
Vincent Villafranca,REALTOR answered:
Is it true - Real Estate Agent does not work when raining??
Not me, I work rain or shine. If your agent doesnt want to work with you due to weather conditions tell your agent to buy an umbrella or find another agent:)
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 12, 2010 Home Buying in 92821
Trinidad Gae…, Real Estate Pro in Diamond Bar, CA
Trinidad Gaeta answered:
Can a seller in California force the buyer to purchase a home? Buyer has not yet signed off on contingencies and wants to exit the deal.
The contingency period has an expiration date, after which as the seller you have to give the buyer written notice to remove contingency and if not returned you are to give them a notic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 12, 2010 Home Buying in 92821
David Alex W…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
David Alex Wright Team Local-Experts answered:
Any bank owned homes in Brea, CA price range from 350000-450000 - looking for a 3bed/2bath min.?
Fantastic question no matter what city or zip you are interested in. The number of REO properties is very low right now for a few reasons. The main one is the competition with home bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 92821
Kurt,  in Anaheim Hlls, Anaheim,...
Kurt answered:
If i placed an offer on an " approved short-sale" will the process go faster???

Offers are not worth the paper they are written on for some very specific reasons and you may never hear back...even with a large down payment .

However, you can leapfr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Home Buying in 92821
Mission Viejo…,  in Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
Hi my name is Heather from CO. I am trying to buy a home that is in Short Sale,
Hi Heather,
I hope you don't even need this and that you got your house by now. That being said if you are still in the ball game hang on a little longer. Sometimes the last one standi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2009 Home Buying in 92821
Aaron Zapata, Real Estate Pro in Yorba Linda, CA
Aaron Zapata answered:
As a buyer, I signed a counter offer with both parties signatures on it. But seller does not want to accept it
Mario, The Counter that you signed is not official until the seller signs Paragraph 8 Confirmation of Acceptance. The agent, if authorized can sign that section too. You should be abl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2009 Home Buying in 92821
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