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Home Buying in 95060 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Roxannahp asked:
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Tab Duchateau answered:
Can anyone explain why a seller would accept a much lower bid on a house? My credit score is over 800 and never had any issues, yet a 15K lower bid was accepted on a 185K offer (I bid 200K) I, for the life of me can understand it, so I'll ask the experts. TY ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
Could you show the results of your inspection to the current owners? If they lower their price by the $3K it costs for mold remediation, it still might be worth staying in the contract. And if you're not sure about the wood behind the wall, talk to the mold remediation experts about your concerns. ... more
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Ken,

There is a CAR trust advisory form, as well as a form checklist with a TRUST column. Did the listing agent specify what type of offer forms they needed?

All the best,

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Sun Jan 18, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
I recommend finding your own buyer's agent to guide you through the listings. If you are looking on your own, I would use another website like, or any agent's website. These will have up to date local listings and clearly state who the listing agent is.

Good luck.
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
Liz Kroft answered:
Welcome to the California Coast :) Unfortunately, with such low inventory and high demand sellers do no have to make concessions or address repairs the same way they would if the market were a bit "cooler". That said, like others have advised, your agent should be able to assess what is a reasonable/acceptable amount of damage and what should be negotiated. When you are buying a home termites, fungus, dry rot and moisture mentioned in a pest inspection may seem worse than it actually is. Your agent will know what is common and what is unreasonable. If you would like another set of eyes on the report I would be happy to assist ... more
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
it's the seller's home. they can sell to whomever, whenever the want. also, sometimes it's the terms that are just as important or even more important to the seller than the price.
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Philip Cabral answered:
The bottom line is that signing the inspection report is merely acknowledging the receipt of the information. That's it.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Molly Thompson answered:
You would actually be buying a property from the Trust and the Trustee may or may not know anything about the property. I've listed 2 recently and in one case, the Trustee had lived there and knew some things about it. The buyer still did his own inspections. In the other, teh Trustee had not lived there but did get inspections done before offers came in so a buyer would understand more about the condition of the property before putting in an offer. You can best minimize your risk by getting professional inspections, or carefully reviewing existing inspections and ask questions or get quotes for needed repairs. It's also QUITE helpful to get County records (and City records if it's in City Planning Dept jurisdiction) so you know more about the history.


Molly Thompson, Broker Assoc, APR
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Molly Thompson answered:
You should be more concerned about the 3.8% tax that's part of the ObamaCare program. It takes effect Jan 2013... so you have 6 weeks to sell to avoid it completely and I'd be glad to help :) !
A tax advisior can give you more specifics...


Molly Thompson, Broker Assoc, APR
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