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Sun May 7, 2017
Lmg1027 asked:
Krisi is with Miramar International. 661-301-1011

Please update the information or remove my home from your website!!!
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Kgiese2000 asked:
Someone just listed my house for sale on both Trulia an Zillow. They posted a selling price that is way under the value of the real price. I have had multiple people knocking at my door…
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Fri May 13, 2016
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Jeff and Kari Jackson answered:
Great question! the main answer will be to contact a Realtor....but even more so, you need to find a Realtor who has a lot of experience in foreclosures. Most Realtors just look on the mls, and thats all they will be able to show you. But there are many other ways and websites that have foreclosures for sale that never even hit the mls. Do your homework on finding the right agent....then you will actually really find what you are looking for. ... more
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Linda Oliver answered:
There are always many factors that come into play. In California, seconds on homes are forgiven if your loan was for home improvements or for the original purchase. If however, you bought "stuff" with the money, you will be responsible for that dept. It is always a good idea to consult your attorney or CPA if there are other circumstances that affect your situation. ... more
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Jana,

There are many "MLS" websites. While Trulia and Zillow are popular destination sites, both are NOT true MLS,' they are MLS Data Syndicators. Listing information integrity is a function of the MLS agreements both companies are provided by Realtor® MLS databases.

If you want true status/property accuracy (updated in 15 minute intervals) see:
MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

You can most certainly rely on, but personally it's hard to beat the convenience of a Realtor®-created automated MLS search agent delivering candidate properties to your inbox as they become available.

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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Dee Oliver answered:
Where is this property located? Is it in New York or California. The answer to your question could affect the answer. Dee Oliver
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Mark R. Barrett answered:
I am a lender and only seen this when I worked for lenders that require all their appraisals to be reviewed by another appraiser (usually out of the area). They do this so they can sell their loan after they close with less risk. They taught me to sell it as protecting the borrower, lol. The investors they are trying to sell too can be strict and they want to cover their bank account. Part of the reason I left lenders who do this practice was it was costing me loans and agents because the review appraiser disagreed with the actual appraiser who looked at the house. We would order a time consuming second appraisal and often got the value but at a cost. I use lenders that sell direct to Fannie and Ginnie Mae and don't have investors overlays or risk of selling the loan due to investors overlays. I'm 95-99% certain that is what happened. ... more
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Donna Fonvergne answered:
Why are you asking about donna fonvergne?
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Wed May 15, 2013
John 'Rob' Anderson answered:
Please contact me at the number below to discuss in detail. Feel free to email me as well.

Kerry Anderson
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat May 4, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Montrez

Banks look at Offer price as well as down payment, a bank may always go with an
Offer that has no contingencies, such as loan, inspection, appraisal.

So a higher offer with a low down payment and an appraisal contingency
Does not help you.

Good luck.

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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Daniel Alvarez answered:
Hi Rita,

That is standard practice for some servicers when multiple offers have been received. Its actually, very clever, because the expectations going forward, are that only serious bidders will remain, and they are likely to get their asking price (or even higher than that in many but not all cases).

Most people new to bidding on foreclosures assume they are going to get a bargain, but if the area and property are even moderately sought after, most likely, the property is going to sell at fair market value and not a dollar less--assuming there are no serious repair issues.
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Dave Tracy answered:
The system is set up so you cant buy it until they list it. What you can do is search in your local area for up coming Sherrif sales and connect with a Realtor and let the agent start watching for you. ... more
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Rshinto,

In order to troubleshoot this issue we'll need some more specific information - e.g. which listing are you attempting to edit.

Please give our Customer Service team a call at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST, or send us an email via

-Kim, Community Manager
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
If your local property tax appraisal district has a public website as most do, you can usually do a search and see the current owner of any property.
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Mark R. Barrett answered:
You won't be able assume the loan but we have a few down payment assistance programs that allow you to come in with .5% down. There is CHF Platinum, CHF ACCESS and CHF HELP but the best is CALHFA/CHDAP. Each of these programs have different guidelines and all work well with certain clients. We even have Penfed foundation for VA loans to help with closing cost if the veteran wants to ask the seller to only pay escrow and termite fees. Conventional loans require 3% down. I am a loan broker in Bakersfield so I have all the programs out there. ... more
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Thu Jan 20, 2011
Michael Richert answered:
There is a projected date and an actual sale date and time. The difference is usually the time of the sale being stated. The indefinate postponment is usually because of the homowner filing bankrupsy or being in the middle of a loan modification workout. If you email me at I can tell you if it's an actual sale date. I have access to BofA's trustee sale information.

Trustee sales happen all the time with the homeowner thinking everything is on hold. You can lose your house if you don't get on top of the problem quick.
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Sat Mar 27, 2010
Bill Profeta answered:
Pre-foreclosure means that the house will be going back to the mortgage lender. You will probably have to seek another rental to live in. Call me at 661-301-0708 and I will be happy to assist you in finding another house to rent.
Profeta Real Estate Services
Property Management & Sales
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