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General Area in Bakersfield : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jun 19, 2016
Angela.pepka asked:
Mon May 12, 2014
Kent Turansky answered:

Are you talking about the prices of homes or about the commercial businesses?

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Sun May 11, 2014
randk2005 answered:
There are a number of them, generally speaking though, they are: Seven Oaks, Haggin Oaks, Stockdale Estates, Bakersfield Country Club, Polo Grounds, Talledega, Shiloh Estates, Redwood Estates. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
Doesn't smell right. don't part with your money unless you check, recheck and check again.

Unless there is a compelling reason to rent this particular property, walk away.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
jan detomaso answered:
Pony mountain road is near Taft highway and Mountain Ridge road. Far south west. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions, please feel free to call....Jan 431-4194
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Bbeechie answered:
Hi Lisa! We currently love and live in Oleander :-). If you are looking to rent we are looking for a renter for our 1920s craftsman home as we are about to close on another craftsman downtown. If you'd like details you can contact me at my email address

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Fri Jul 6, 2012
I Buy Houses answered:
The answer is YES! Who is on title or ownership of a property has nothing to do with what you owe the bank. So WHO you are transferring title to is irrelevant, and WHAT you are trying to accomplish doesn't matter.

The only issue you might run into is what is known as the "Due on Sale" clause.

The "due on sale" (aka "acceleration clause") is a provision in a mortgage document that gives the lender the right to demand payment of the remaining balance of the loan when the property is sold.

It is a contractual right, not a law. This means that if title to the property is transferred, the bank may (or may not), at its option, decide to "call the loan due."

If the lender discovers the transfer, it may at its option, call the loan due and payable. If it cannot be paid, the lender has the option of commencing foreclosure proceedings.

In 1982, Congress passed the "Garn-St. Germain Federal Depositary Institutions Act" (12 U.S.C. 1701-j) which codified the enforceability of the "due on sale" clause, despite state statute or case law to the contrary.

So the real question is: Are you willing to take a property subject to a mortgage containing a "due on sale" clause with the risk of getting caught?

The Garn-St Germain act contains provisions for exceptions, including transferring title to a Trust, which is an estate planning tool.

I acquire houses subject to the existing loan. There are great benefits to the seller for doing so. I pay all expenses, including mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance - the seller need do little more than remain on the loan (and also move out). I'm happy to work with any intelligent, open-minded realtor in California in a major market.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Bai answered:
If you wish to rent, i suspect apantment rental is one of them. I leave in an apt here in park sorrento for more than 2 years. Me & my family liked it here. Its gated, with pools, rec. Room, gym & laundry rooms within the gated property. So far, nurses & most of the health providers who moved in bakersfield got their lease in this property. A walking distance to walmart & ect. Most of all its less than 5 mins. to kern med. Cernter. But if you wish to have rental homes, well those areas that the agents suggested would be better. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Cameron Miller answered:
Yes this listing is a short sale listing. It is currently contingent and has been since September. This length of time could be due to the seller/bank or the buyer. If you are interested in learning more about this property and you would like me to find out more through calls to the listing agent, I would be happy to assist you. Feel free to contact me through my website.Thank you. ... more
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Mon Apr 4, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Google search media published articles

Police websites
ISD sites

Are usually great locations to start for resources BESIDES your buyers agent

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Robert and Dawn Morris answered:
Hello Wanda,

This neighborhood is Juliana’s Garden and is (was) built by BLU S.K.Y. Homes.

The median price for the City in the Hills area in general is about $225,000, but this neighborhood would require a little more research to give you an accurate number.

If you have any additional questions regarding resale or new home sales in the City in the Hills, we would be happy to help. We know the area well and just closed escrow on two new homes there this month.

Thank you,

Robert and Dawn Morris
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Robert and Dawn Morris answered:
Many homes are being listed each day and it can sometimes take a while to get the signs up, so unfortunately you may have to watch for street addresses on some.

You should also make sure the homes that you are looking for are still currently for sale. We have seen a number of sites that show properties that have been sold for months.

The site below is updated in real time and you may want to double check any addresses that you plan on visiting just to be sure they are active.
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Alex Mora answered:
Check with real estate attorney. Most likely will have to deal with probate court.
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