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Home Buying in Benicia : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Debbie Fulton answered:
Benicia is a great place to raise a family, I know because I did, our schools are in the Top Statewide. Call me and we can discuss this more.

Debbie Fulton
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Kim Eisen answered:
P.S. - Ask your loan officer 'exactly' what the underwriter is requesting and 'why'? Then you'll know what's going on, and ask 'what they are specifically looking for from you or what are they wanting to see' to approve this loan. Then you might be able to be pro-active in understanding from the underwriters point of view on what you should do next.

Cancelling the PA is not going to get you into a home any sooner. You'll have to start the process all over again.

If you like this answer or if it was useful to you, a quick click on the green 'thumbs up' would be appreciated.

Kim Eisen
"Helping People Make Smart Real Estate Decisions since 1980"
(651) 457-HOME (4663)
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Rod Nubla answered:
The Portside Village litigation has been settled and the Builders (lost) are going through a massive construction to Raise the foundation in order to avoid from sinking any further. The current owners are going through a relocation or the ordeal of getting construction done off and on to fix the problem.

I am local Realtor in Benicia and would love to answer any further questions you may have about our Gorgeous town.
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Ebbie answered:
Not in Benicia, although it is becoming common for a home to sell 10-15% over asking price.
Ebba Navas
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
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Mon Sep 5, 2011
Dot Chance answered:
Hi, Cassidy:

Rick Dillion brought up some good points. I bloogged about this recently. Please take a look at my blog and see if this is the purchase plan for you. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't!

Dot Chance, Realtor®
Certified Distressed Property Expert – CDPE®
DRE License #01494182
Keller Williams Realty World Media Center

WHEN YOU THINK OF REAL ESTATE...Think! My business thrives from your referrals!
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Sun Jul 10, 2011
Pp Bb answered:
Hopefully your offer was subject to the appraisal. Most are when getting a loan. I always put than in even if there is no loan contingency. Now, you can have your Realtor do an addendum to match the appraisal price. Everyone sign it & the sellers agent submit it to the sellers bank with a copy of the appraisal. I've done this very thing successfully. Once they see that, they are usually pretty reasonable. Although it does depend on the bank & all other considerations. Hope this helps. Good luck to you ... more
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Wed May 11, 2011
Rick Dillion answered:
My fellow Realtors have given you good advice. A small error can make a big difference when your dealing with a home purchase. Congratulations on making your "hope "a reality.
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
That can only be determined by you and your individual criteria. Realtors are prohibited from discriminating against or stigmitizing locations , homes, etc.. You can very easily Google schools, crime, etc. for info, to draw your own conclusion. ... more
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Thu May 6, 2010
Rick Dillion answered:
I just rencently sold a Waters End home for an astoundingly low price of $505k nearly 4000 sq ft. That is the bottom of the market. The appraised value came in around $550k. The buyer was asked if he would sell right after he closed escrow-he declined. ... more
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Birnbaum Rachel answered:
Hi Kim.

I just received this question through my e-mail.
Looks like there is a glich in this program.

Did you ever find a home? I would be more then happy to assist you if you haven't.

Rachel Birnbaum
Birnbaum Realty
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Thu Nov 13, 2008
Ginger Renee Kelley answered:
Hi Williams,

Did you ever get an answer to this question on Cambride Highlands? I asked my Broker, who was listing all the new sales, the same question this Summer. I didn't get a definate answer myself, but she did say the limit of renters allowed wasn't reached. If you are still interested, I would be happy to try to find out from the homeowners association.

Ginger Kelley

Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific 900 First St Benicia CA 94510 707-749-4036
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Thu Oct 25, 2007
Patti Phillips answered:
Jim, Great explanation of median as opposed to average. So- with that in mind- why don't we use an average? It seems like it would make sense.
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