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Thu Aug 22, 2013
I do not do 203K loans I would check with a lender that does them. From what I know it may be a problem. The end result most likely will be to tear down all the non permitted parts of the structure. On probate deals, the court makes an appeal for additional offers. ... more
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
Sun Oct 28, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
If you're talking about a manufactured home park/community contact the manager. You will need to fill out an application and be accepted by the park management before you can ever purchase the home. But be sure you don't put any money down on the home before you know you've been accepted.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at: 760 815-6977 or email me at

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Chris Chin, Real Estate Pro in Ventura, CA
Fri Sep 21, 2012
Chris Chin answered:
City records would be your best shot.

Good Luck,

Chris Chin
Cobalt Realty Group
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Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Thu Aug 30, 2012
Barry Shapiro answered:
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Sat Aug 25, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon Roy and THANK YOU for your Service to our Nation!

I've been helping First Time Buyers and Veterans for 23 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a First Time Buyer, steer clear of foreclosures and short sales.

Foreclosures are someone else's headache. The home probably has not been well-maintained and you're a First Time Buyer adjusting to paying a mortgage. Do you really want to walk in the door to someone else's deferred maintenance that YOU will have to pay for? Also, if you're thinking there are deals to be had in terms of lower prices, mostly those "deals" go to professional investors who can pay cash, negotiate hard with a Lender, and close fast.

For Short Sales, my attitude of late is that First Time Buyers should steer clear. Short Sales tend to be a better deal for the homeowner than for the Buyer. You'll wait MONTHS for the homeowner's Lender to approve the short sale; maybe as long as Six or Seven Months. Meanwhile, you're stuck in a contract to buy that home. I closed a short sale recently with a Buyer who, after seven months said this at the closing table, "I don't even want this house anymore."

And he didn't even get the "deal" on price he thought he was getting! The house appraised for only slightly more than he paid for it at the short sale price. He walked into this deal thinking he was buying a home for $100,000 less than it's value. In the end that wasn't the case.

There are plenty of motivated Sellers with their homes listed on your local MLS. Go find a good Local Mortgage Banker, get prequalified, then find a great, experienced Realtor, and buy the home you want at the price you're willing to pay. It's a Buyer's Market, after all!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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