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Sat Jul 8, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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Sun Nov 6, 2016
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
This community in Orange has a mix of single-family homes and attached townhomes/condos. There are approximately 400 units total.
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Mon May 16, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Fuentesamparo1118, You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down. You may consider a 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment program up to 417k from a minimum 620 fico score which does not have to be repaid.

A fixer upper would most likely not qualify for FHA financing but you may consider 203k loans to buy and fix those types of properties.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to submit offers on homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040's, 1099's, W2's and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Kristin Halton answered:
We have a few listings with attached guest quarters that may be perfect for you! give us a call and we can set up a time to show you!

Kristin Halton
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Kathyochoa asked:
I have a 5 bedroom voucher for Orange County. Looking in South County area.(Good area)
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Trulia is consistently in the top 3 search results on Google. If your agent didn't list your home on Trulia maybe you should think about how you chose you agent.

J.R. Thrasher
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Steve Colvin answered:
Great question. I always attend every inspection and recommend having the buyers attend the last 30 minutes of inspection to ask questions. Some buyers want to be present the entire time and actually follow the inspector. If this happens I will always let the inspector know ahead of time so they can plan accordingly. It’s also a great time to go over any escrow paperwork, disclosures etc..

Steve Colvin
Premier Ca Realty
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Mahesh Patel answered:
I know that there are lease with option to purchase homes in the mls, not sure if there are distressed homes in such category.

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Sun Mar 10, 2013
George Raymondo answered:

I too relocated to Texas from California in February (the taxman chased me out) and although there are clearly more programs in CA for the first time buyer, there are some pretty good ones in the Lone Star State. If you haven't already found someone to help you let me know. Our company is licensed in Texas. BTW, I have never seen so much kindness, respect and just genuinely nice people all gathered in one place. You will love it here in Texas, I do! Yes you will miss the weather but there are so many other positives it will more than make up for it.

Best of Luck!
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
that is very unethical. I would be reporting this to their broker and the ethics branch of the local realtors board.
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Sat Jun 18, 2011
Anthony Altieri answered:
Hi Dee
In the market where I work good quality, turnkey homes priced at market or just below move fast and with multiple offers. I agree with the other agents that if you want to sell now and are realistic about the current value of your home, why wait.

Don't try to time the market if you need to sell. You may see prices drop a few percentage points this year but qualified buyers are out there and looking to purchase while prices and interest rates are both low.

Just remember to work with your agent and take any advice he or she may give as far as getting your condo market ready. Clean, De-Clutter, De-Personalize. And maybe a new coat of paint if it needs it. A good agent will be able to advise you.

Best of Luck
Certified HAFA Short Sale Specialist, Keller Williams, Los Feliz 323 252 9055
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
James Noll answered:
they were bank owned and I know for sure 234 S. hewes sold.

If you are looking for a house, please call 714-931-8942 and ask for James

thank you.
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Thu Dec 11, 2008
Harrison K. Long answered:
Tony ... I believe that you should be leasing a property for your business only after you have created a written and viable business plan. That plan would include timing and method for getting the business license. And consult with somebody experienced in the nature of your business and discuss whether your business plan is reasonable, that your license will help you, that you will have work comp insurance to cover employees, and whether the assets and product of your business will be insurable. Then you would consider leasing a business premises.

Harrison K. Long, Realtor agent and broker, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.
Also a lawyer licensed by the California state bar for many years.
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Dave Osborne answered:
234 S. Hewes went back to the bank on 7/8. I do not see any record of it being sold on the MLS. Maryann is right. The bank will more than likely list it with a Realtor ASAP. You can save your own search at or we will be glad to do it for you. That way the as soon as it hits the market, you will be notified by email or phone.

I do not see any record of a 232 S. Hewes St. anywhere. Can I ask where you saw this address?

Thanks and good luck in your home search.
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