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Home Selling in Brentwood : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 12, 2017
Tammie Coronado asked:
hi the contact info in my listing is incorrect it needs to be changed out asap
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Wed Mar 23, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

It varies by county and city as to the customs. If you search online for your county name and transfer tax, many title companies may post the details.

Kind regards,

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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Alfred and Petra Krolzyk answered:
Hello, your property is currently listed for sale:
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Marsello Conde answered:
The answer to your question is up to you. Could the value go from 480 to 680 we don't know but anything is possible. Go to the Contra Costa County Tax assessors web site and read up on the rules on paying property late and redemption rules also I am assuming that you have no tax impound account. Marsello Conde Broker ... more
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Brian Sharp answered:
If you can afford the payment, your loan is a fixed-rate, principal-reducing loan with no big balloon payments or huge payment increases looming, and you don't have to move, my general advice to people is to stay in the home. If any of the above are not your situation, then you can consider a short sale. ... more
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Lola answered:
Thanks Jack. I am happy to say that this year - October 2012, Wells Fargo finally approved a loan mod, admitting that their pick and pay was a terrible loan. They offered my parents a very good interest rate, and incentive program. I couldn't be happier. It took three years. I would call them every six months as the programs changed. Plus if they couldn't qualify for the MHA program, they were in line for the Attorney General program. Its taken these banks a very long time to work out their processes and glitches. ... more
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Rene' De Blanco, MBA answered:
You will be able to sell the home, but you will most unlikely be able to sell it as a HOMEPATH property. HOMEPATH properties are homes that have been secured by a Fannie Mae loan, and acquired by Fannie Mae through foreclosure proceedings.

i don't believe there is a requirement regarding the tax credit, but double check with your accountant.

Until the property is sold, it will affect your ability to buy another house as you will be hit with BOTH mortgage payments (current home and future home) in order to qualify. However, if your husband has sufficient income to sustain both mortgages (and other liabilities), then it may not be a problem. I can figure that one out for you. ;)

Hope this helps

Rene Joseph De Blanco
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Anita Acacio answered:
You definitely need an agent to handle the documents including disclosures. Is this a regular sale or a short sale. If this is a regular sale, you can negotiate commission rate but if this is a short sale, you dont have to pay for the commission, lender does. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Tom Schieber answered:
In what part of town is your house located?
I'd guess that 2,000sqft with a pool on a good size lot is around $300k, but it certainly matters what part of town you're in.
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Thu May 20, 2010
Tom Schieber answered:
I think Sciortino Ct is actually DR Horton.
But Carl is right - there are Pulte homes in the neighborhood as well.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007
Keith Sorem answered:
On the face of what you say it appears that the terms of the contract were not enforced. Normally it's the Listing Agent's role to make sure that the transaction moves forward per the contract (at least IMHO).

Check with a Real Estate Attorney regarding legal remedies. It is my understanding that if a contingency is not used (meaning if someone is supposed to perform an action, and does not) if the seller or their agent does not try to enforce the action, after the time frame lapses, the requirement is considered mute.

So in action that means (speaking for me) if I have a buyer that is not cooperating (they need to provide an additional deposit ten days after the opening of escrow), on Day 9 I send over a "Notice To Perform" signed by the seller, informing the buyer's agent that if the buyer does not submit the funds as agreed we will cancel the escrow.

Then if Day 10 at 5pm comes and not deposit, then we execute a cancellation of escrow. Normally if I was representing the seller I would not open escrow with less than 3% deposit at the time of offer acceptance. I would counter back stating that the buyer needs to provide a 3% deposit or it's not worth opening escrow (as you have learned) because there really is not pain for the buyer if they walk out on the transaction. It's three percent for a reason...
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