Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in Bakersfield : Real Estate Advice

  • All677
  • Local Info49
  • Home Buying231
  • Home Selling15
  • Market Conditions21

Activity 295
Wed Feb 15, 2017
Sharon Valenzuela asked:
Wed Nov 2, 2016
Marie Fleming answered:
Your work with a lender first. Why? You need to be pre-approved for a home and know your price range before you go shopping.
0 votes 26 answers Share Flag
Mon Oct 10, 2016
Karmandee asked:
We want to purchase a REO property and are needing a Real estate agent that has experience with REO's. We are already preapproved. Thank you!
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 21, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Banks can do whatever they want. However, I agree with Karen below, they usually get 3 BPO's (Broker Price Opinions) and go from there.
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Sep 20, 2016
Karmandee asked:
I'm wanting to purchase a home that is REO foreclused in Bakersfield, CA. Is it best to get a agent with a lot of experience in foreclosures/ REO's. Or are all agents pretty much…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Fri Jul 22, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the "Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Click 'More Filters'.
5. Select your preferred property type, square footage, etc.
6. Click the red 'Apply' button.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Jun 6, 2016
Jeannie asked:
Wed May 18, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello tealbakersfield, you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses with the 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment assistance program from a minimum 620 fico score.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down. You may consider a 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment program up to 417k from a minimum 620 fico score which does not have to be repaid.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to submit offers on homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040's, 1099's, W2's and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The purchase in 93304 zip code of Bakersfield start from 120k for 2bd 1ba single family home, 129k for 3bd 1ba and 145k for 4bd 3ba home.

Click on my profile for website links.
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
I would be more than happy to help you.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Fri Apr 15, 2016
Sumasaha40 asked:
Fri Apr 15, 2016
Sumasaha40 asked:
Tue Mar 29, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Doug,

Perhaps get together with a few other investors on the first few transactions.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sun Mar 13, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It depends on the lender. Give yours a call and see what they require.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Agent

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Mar 4, 2016
Melisa Vasquez asked:
Wed Feb 3, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
You can get cash out on your primary home up to 90% LTV. That should help you get the cash for a down payment.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Jan 3, 2016
Claudia Muller answered:
This is a great question. Please share the answer you receive from both the plan administrator and your accountant. Many buyers would really appreciate your sharing!
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice
Search

Followers

294