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Home Selling in Aliso Viejo : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Ameeanson answered:
Usually a 3/4 bath has a sink, toilet and shower. And a full bath or 4/4 bath has a sink, toilet, shower and tub.
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Great question, neither will if the Fed raises rates to 6%, purchase a home based on the fit for your personal use, not on future re-sale.

If this is for investment property look at cash flow, not resale. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Kristin Halton answered:
You can check with the city to see if it would be permitted!
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Andy Gillespie answered:
Crystal, thank you for the conversation today...568

Andy Gillespie
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Jan 11, 2014
Andy Gillespie answered:
Thank you for the conversation today, I look forward to our meeting on Monday...

Andy Gillespie
Keller Williams Realty
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Jacqueline Screeton answered:
Yes, banks are still doing short sales. On average it takes about 2-3 months for bank approval on the short sale. But it depends a lot on how fast the seller is turning in bank statements, etc to the bank when asked by the negotiator. I do a lot of short sale negotiations. They have gotten faster and more stream lined in the past year. It also depends on the bank as well. I always think it's a good idea for the buyer's agent to call once a week to the listing agent to make sure they are moving along in the process. It let's them know you are hanging in there throughout the process and not losing interest. ... more
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Bob Phillips answered:
It occurred to me to offer a little more information, in case there are other sellers - or buyers - considering a sale of this type - a lease option.

As I mentioned earlier, it is probably best to just do a one or two year lease, with a provision that the tenant has the first opportunity to purchase, should the landlord decide to sell.

Typically, there was an agent or two involved in setting up the lease, and there should also be a provision/addendum making them part of a subsequent purchase, if and when that happens. The commissions should be set at the beginning of the lease, not at the end.

If the transaction does occur, then the agent(s) help the parties come to agreeable price ( possibly with each party hiring an appraisal, and splitting the difference.) and terms, and they open an escrow.

The agent(s) would get paid at the close of the escrow, just like in a normal transaction.

That is how I see such a transaction being a triple win - for the buyer, the seller, and the agent(s).
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Thom Colby answered:
Is this a CO-OP in Laguna Woods? Discount the sales price, sell it, be done with it, ASAP. If you fix it, the buyer will never be satisfied. Was it a good way to approach the situation? NO. Is it going to get resolved without being corrected or discounted? NO.

Discount it, and you will pay slightly smaller costs to close.

Be done with it and move on.

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner & Certified HAFA Specialist
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Stacy Nelson answered:
There is a section in the contract that says that if the buyer defaults then the seller gets to keep the security deposit. If both buyer and seller initialed there then you the seller should get to keep the deposit. If only one or neither of you signed there then you do not get to keep the deposit. Your agent should have explained that to you while you were going through the contract. ... more
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Get clarification of your loan docs from the lender who is holding your loan.... or show your loan documents to a real estate attorney to give you legal advice.
As we do not see the loan docs and know your intentions it is hard to give any further advice!
Your lender and/or your Real Estate Attorney are your best sources and depending on what you do
thereafter you may also want to consult a tax accountant....

Good Luck! I hope that some of our advice will help you to get the answers you need to proceed with your plans.
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Thu Apr 2, 2009
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
Do you realize that if you want to hold her deposit because of the timing of notice that you could tie you house up in court. Let's say the bank didn't give her an answer till late Friday and she spent the weekend trying to come up with the money. Sunday she realizes she can't get the house and sends notice.
Wow! you want her money! Your agent should of been doing a better job of keeping on top of what is going on.
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Fri May 2, 2008
Bay Jackson answered:
Oc Buyer - I apologize, and can see where that would be a challenge. Unfortunately there is not a website that will give you an accurate figure. Do you know any Realtors? I would contact an expert in that area and simply tell them you are curious about your home value. They should provide you with some comps for your area. I wish I could be more help. Let me know how it goes. ... more
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