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Home Buying in 95148 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Socalracegirl_14 answered:
I just bought my first new home and yes it is a 1980 manufactured home on a large lot in zipcode 91786. The home is over 2,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms and two baths, central a/c and all modern appliances - it's cost $123,000.00. If I was to try and find a house like that here in SoCal I would be looking at $500,000.00+ easily. Mobile/Manufactured home prices are on the rise here in SoCal - because people can't afford a traditional home (especially if they are single). So to say that a mobile/manufactured home never increases in value is ridiculous - here in the L.A. market they have gone up as high as 82% from 2014...... ... more
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Fri Aug 19, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Yes, probably. You can read all about it here:
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
Most likely not. Some have a specific parking lot for vehicles, boats under s specific dims,
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Tina Fellows answered:

This depends on the COE days on your purchase agreement once all contingencies have been met, etc.

Best wishes,

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Fri Nov 27, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

I would recommend reviewing the sellers disclosures and inspections on a particular house to see the condition. Many property inspections may mention if they found foundation bolts, etc.

Kind regards,

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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
This is a dated but still valid question.....

One should be very careful when it comes to purchasing property that have known code violations. While some are minor and require little to no owner attention there are also those that are very major and could prevent the buyer from obtaining a "certficate of occupancy" until these diffencies are corrected and approved.

Just keeping it real!

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Tue Sep 24, 2013
lendersnetwork answered:
There is no credit history requirement, you will need a 620 credit score and 3% down for conventional loans with the Lenders I know that have helped my clients.. If you would me to refer you to a Lender please email me or visit our website..
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Are you a new or experienced home buyer? My suggestion would be to ask the agent helping you for assistance and guidance on this.

Checking with the Recorders Office (in person) for direction is a good first step. If you can't get the answers you need there, ask your agent to connect you with a title company to see 1) how much they actually charge, 2) whether anyone working there does or is available for freelance or project work and what their rates are. ... more
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
You may need to ask an outside neutral third party to examine this for you before you get into contract. You can get a copy of the recorded note at your local County recorder's office to check the terms.

Some second loans end up being "unsecured credit." Most will accept some sort of payment & forgiveness plan (e.g. $50K they may settle for $30K promissory note paid over 5 years).
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Leili Mortaz answered:
Please don't forget that some sellers (banks) have seasoning requirements for the funds. In other words, the funds have to be in the account that will be used to fund the purchase for at least 60 days.

So, gift the money early to avoid any issues with seasoning. If you don't, then you have to identify the sources of the fund by Gift letters and establishing relationships.

Good luck.
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Fri May 18, 2012
Stu Carson answered:
I owned a company that did exactly what you want to do on a daily basis for years. It took 3 of us working daily to buy at auction in a manner that had reasonable control of the risks involved. If you'd like someone to help you through the process, call me, we can discuss a Win-Win approach.

If you are going to attempt it on your own that's a bit like trying to save money on an appendectomy by reading up on it, even for months, and then attempting on your own. If we were talking about buying something under $30,000 like a like a used car, perhaps the risks would be reasonable, but then I'd still HIGHLY encourage you to take it to a professional, reliable & trustworthy mechanic.

The risks on buying foreclosure property at auction are very high and the majority of bidders that show up at the auction have been doing so every week for years. One of their favorite "games" is to bluff new comers into making bad decisions at auction.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
I think it's very important. Find a Realtor who is VERY familiar with your very specific neighborhood and a Realtor that has been around for a while and knows a lot of the listing agents. ... more
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Dave, my advice on this one...


Run away! Quickly.

Your instincts are correct, and whenever anyone asks for such an outrageous request, it's best to leave such craziness to someone who feels the need to be involved in lengthy expensive litigation, because that's where this one is headed.

There are plenty of great homes out there that are being offered for sale by legitimate sellers and not by potential scam artists. Move to another home...this one's not worth the headaches.

Good luck!!
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Sam Shueh answered:
lots of surprises.... Only if you are expert in home remodeling. Sold price is often higher than highest sold recent....
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Mon Oct 12, 2009
Otis Clay answered:
Hi Ken,
The answer is quite simple. The home you currently live in is considered your primary residence and therefore refinancing it will not be an issue. The concern will come when you attempt to purchase the new home. There will be no problem purchasing it the issue will be how to classify it. Depending on how close the home will be to the current home it could be classified as a rental property or a 2nd home. This will require you to put more money down and possibly incur a slightly higher rate. However, there are lenders that would allow you to purchase it as your primary residence if it is considered an upgrade and you can provide proof that the current home would be occupied by a renter. As stated in a previous answer the bank will only count 75% of the rental income towards your personal income. Also it would be a good idea to submit a letter of explanation to the lender regarding the reason for the move. I hope my information helped a bit. If you'd like to discuss this further feel free to contact me at your convenience.
Otis Clay
NoJa Mortgage Corp.
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Thu Nov 20, 2008
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Ask your Realtor who is representing you in the offer process to have the listing agent change the lot square footage on the MLS. If you purchase the property, you can always take the steps to have it corrected by the County where the home is located if that's where the error began. However, the lot may have begun at 6534 and if the home was expanded during a remodel, that would account for the "missing" lot square footage. Have you checked the permits records in the city offices to see if the home has been expanded? Your realtor should be able to help you with that as well. 2150 sounds more like living space square footage and not lot size. Make sure you are not confusing the two. If the lot is only 2150, the house must be very small if it is conforming to building codes. ... more
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