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Home Buying in Aptos : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 12, 2016
Cupertino_flyer asked:
Wed Aug 12, 2015
Paul Burrowes answered:
Sold Price Analysis Report (June 16, 2015 to August 11, 2015)
Res. Condominium - List - $565K Sold- $557K DOM - 84
Res. Single Family - List - $979K Sold- $968K DOM – 42
Res. Townhouse - List - $583K Sold- $595K DOM – 15 ... more
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Hi Susan,

The lender has to be licensed to do business in California.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience!
Office (408) 615-8500
C2 Financial Corporation
2845 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 209
San Jose, CA 95128
NMLS #331981 / BRE #01274093
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
Can you give us the address so we can check it out? You can also contact me at 916-529-3707
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Thu May 30, 2013
lefty318 answered:
It depends. We came from Concord in the East Bay and I would have to say the schools are on par with that area. We decided to curtail our spending a bit and invest a little more in our kids -- sent them to Twin Lakes Christian School in Aptos. They have both an elementary and middle school. Couldn't be happier. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
John Watson answered:
Get the print outs and have them go over it with you until you understand what the discounts are. You could also get a second quote from another title company. Call and ask around.
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Molly Thompson answered:
Well... depending on the nature of the red tag, it is possible for the county to "abate" a property and/or declare it uninhabitable, typically for safety reasons. The best way to understand teh nature of the issue is to go talk to the folks at the Planning department and understand their expectation and needs so it can be removed. Banks won't lend on red tagged properties and some repairs are much more costly then they appear... and some are not!
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Greg Rohrer answered:
No, The tax is based on purchase price. 1.22 percent of sales price is the basic tax rate. It varies a little by county. There is something called melow Roos. This is a tax or fee in addition to your property taxes. Not all homes have this type of tax. Your local real estate agent can help you determine if the home you are buying has this extra tax. ... more
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

This is difficult to tell but let's take it from a different perspective, how much is the home worth to you? Our recommendation is to have you agent do some work and provide you with an account of all comps in the same general location as the subject home.

These homes should assist you in developinf a price range that will represents today's real estate market. Keep in mind you should expect to decrease your offer based on both present condition as well as unforseeable problems(they may or may not exist but a discount should be considered by you to cover such problems)

Our recommendation is to forget about what the bank will accept and approach it from the standpoint of what the home is worth to you as a good buy.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
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