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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Dwiborn asked:
where can I find this calendelier
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Ranisha Babbar asked:
Fri Oct 30, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Jerry,

Your listing agent can put it on here directly, or IF their MLS sends it, it can come through that way.

All the best,

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Thu Oct 29, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Jerry,

You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia. You can easily post for sale by owner on Zillow, though.

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us out at all, and it's completely free for you. We've helped a lot of Bay Area home sellers save money and hire excellent Realtors!

Good luck!
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Cash is king! A cash buyer does not need a bank appraisal for the deal to close. Also if the cash buyer loses their job or anything else that may affect them getting a loan, the deal can still close. With that said cash buyers do cancel escrows just as much as anyone with a loan. There are just a lot less restrictions when dealing with a cash buyer. ... more
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Personally I would go for house number 1 if the floor plan will. If you have the cash and ability you will make this home exactly the way you want it.

House number 2 although brand new may still need paint, flooring, appliances, shades, landscaping, ect upgrades. Will the quality of the interiors be the same? Brand new homes usually come with standard equipment and for the same price you can put in upgraded equipment in house #1. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Jfaber, 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.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will also need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Shawn Spaw answered:
It would not be a 203k loan. You would have to refinance with a renovation loan.
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Mary Ann Cadorna answered:
Hi Gigi,

There are currently 26 homes under one million dollars in Danville, the most that l've seen in the last couple of years. If an agent has such a home, they should be able to call you right away and provide it. However, if not, it may take time becasue what you are seeking is a home in a spefiic location to meet a specific need. An agent would have to make the time and effort to target that area, actively market to it and/or use alternative information resources to locate a seller. I will keep your need in mind, as I am actively searching in Danville and current on weekly sales statistics. (blog)

Thank you,
Mary Ann

Mary Ann Cadorna
J. Rockcliff Realtors
15 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
CDPE DRE01345274
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Neil Case answered:
Agent Jeri Mladnich,

Please show all of us these properties in Walnut Creek that are priced under $200k.
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Patty Ballard answered:
Contact your realtor to search the multiple listing service for all rentals in Danville. She will also be in contact with the property managers in the area for a fresh list of rentals. some of these homes may be pre foreclosures but of course, this will not be public knowledge.
Owners living in a home that is being short saled or eventually foreclosed will usually want to live in their home until the last day.
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Claudia Muller answered:
Absolutely you can. You will need to have the plans (with a complete materials list) before the appraisal can be completed.
You will need to utilize a licensed contractor.
Once the work is completed, you can refinance into a non FHA loan, as well. ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Patty Ballard answered:
Westside has the charm, location and lot size. It has always drawn buyers so has kept home prices higher-the old supply and demand trick. Many properties are pulling in multiple offers and have been for several months.
For info on our East Bay areas check out this great site:
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:
Ken H:

To search for property within the Monte Vista High School attendance area:

1) Go to SchoolandHousing's "Find Homes in School Boundary" search
2) Click on "Select a School" and enter Monte Vista (will auto populate as you type)
3) Set your search criteria
4) Click "Search"

Note that at this point you will not see ALL of the listings that fall within the MVHS attendance area and some info may be old.

If you want MLS/School Boundary listing accuracy contact a Realtor® to have them set you up with an automated geo-bounded MLS search agent.

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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Scott Hulen answered:
Sorry price per sq. ft. may be the worst question in real estate! Let me explain and break it down for you as there are many components and there is no standard formula for what goes into price per sq. ft. since everyone makes their own personal deal when building a new home.
Example 300,000 home @ 2400 sq. ft.:
Materials and labor: 170,000
Building lot: 60,000
Bank fees: 3,000 (for construction loan)
Loan fees: 3,000 (end loan)
City Permit and impact fees: 10,000
Developer fees: 3,000
Real estate fees: 18,000
Builder profit: 30,000
Builder overhead: 3,000
Other factors out of pocket expenses such as upgrades did they go towards the overall picture? What if a person is paying cash then there are fewer expenses, some people build their own home, some do not use a Realtor® and the list goes on and on.
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Fri Nov 11, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
It's all about "After Repair Value" (ARV). You need to consult with an experienced "Distressed Property Professional" in your area. They have very astute buying criteria (formulas) that can effectively and successfully navigate you through the acquisition process.

Also it depends on your motive. Are you a "Fix and Flip" investor? or are you a "Buy and Hold" to rent/lease or possibly occupy yourself. There's different formulas for each and you really need to study and know them or you could get yourself into trouble.
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello Dg8trs,

These loans are very possible. You can go to any mortgage broker or bank and get pre-approved. Good luck :)

Kamal Randhawa
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Wed May 26, 2010
Arturo Shivers answered:
Before bidding, I would recommend request a title search of the property to see what other liens might be recorded against the property. i.e, mechanics liens or subordinated liens that you might be purchasing the property subject to. These will need to be paid in addition to the sale price. You also want to drive by the property to verify occupancy. If you take title to a property where a tenancy at sufferance exists (a home owner who refuses to vacate), you could be in for a battle, costing you time and money, thereby reducing your ROI if the purchase is intended to be a flip because of the increase holding costs. If access to the property is possible, I would walk through it to verify condition. Sometimes, a walk through is not available and you take your chances that the foreclosed upon home owners have or haven't destroyed the interior which you can't determine from a drive-by. Finally, you need to have cash to close at the Trustee's Sale. If the loss on the property is significant, be prepared to be 'outbid' by foreclosing lien holder who is seeking to repurchase the asset and mitigate their losses, otherwise known as an REO. ... more
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Sun Feb 14, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Raya12, If you know the number of bedrooms you can get a very accurate estimate of rental rates from this website:

This website is up to the date with advertised rentals and it works with any zip code across the nation.

Best Wishes!
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