Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

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

Carson : Real Estate Advice

  • All97
  • Local Info12
  • Home Buying34
  • Home Selling2
  • Market Conditions3

Activity 100
Sun Sep 3, 2017
Relinda Cannova asked:
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Fri Jun 2, 2017
Rich Reed answered:
Your agent should have done a better job of explaining. She didn't send the addendum to the buyer without your signature, did she? I don't know what your purchase agreement says, but generally, if the buyer's offer is contingent on an appraisal, the buyer would have the right to cancel the agreement if the appraisal is insufficient. The seller is not obligated to lower the price, but the buyer may cancel. Usually, most buyers and sellers negotiate something satisfactory to both parties, but they are not required to.
Bring up your concerns with your Broker, the one your agent works for. Hopefully your Broker can explain how your particular purchase agreement works and advise you what you can do.
I am a real estate broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney.
Hope this helps!
... more
1 vote 2 answers Share Flag
Fri Nov 18, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, remodeling your bathroom will add value to your home.
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Oct 27, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I wonder why you have wired your money without having an executed contract. I don't deposit any money and will not advice my buyer to do so without having an executed contract in my hand. You will not lose your money because the title company holds it but you don't have the home as there's no contract. I would circle back with your agent and ask for clarification. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 14, 2016
answered:
Are you buying or selling by owner? If not our agent should be answering these questions for your

The buyer typically pays for both the inspection and the appraisal. Repairs if they are done are typically paid for by the seller, but it really is not that simple. The seller could refuse to pay for repairs and you could back out of the deal.

You are right, it is a lot of money to spend to find out. This is one of the things that agents do for you, they already know what is customary for the area.
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Fri Jul 15, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello,

We’re excited you’re using Trulia for your home search process. We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. 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.

This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Contact the agent" button to get in touch with a real estate professional in your area. You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

http://www.trulia.com/directory/

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.


Jeo
Consumer Care Advocate
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Jun 5, 2016
Betty Dunbar answered:
Mon Apr 25, 2016
answered:
Hello Unspecified, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. There are four choices of 3bd 2ba single family homes under $2,500 in the cities of your choice. There are choices of condo's or townhomes in that payment range to buy 3bd 2ba.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

If you decide to buy 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.

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 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.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA or CalVet loan specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Apr 25, 2016
answered:
Hello Unspecified, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. There are four choices of 3bd 2ba single family homes under $2,500 in the cities of your choice.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

If you decide to buy 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.

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 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.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA or CalVet loan specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Feb 6, 2016
Tina Fellows answered:
Hi,

I would be happy to get you that information. Please provide me with your e-mail address at: tina.peters@cbnorcal (dot) com and I will provide you a free comparative marketing analysis with an estimated value on how much your home is worth in the current market.

Best wishes!

Tina

408 637.8884
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Thu Dec 17, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
If you're asking about taking the required classes to apply for a CA real estate license: The cost could be a few hundred dollars. It could take you months to complete. Is not specifically geared for someone who is just buying a home.
If you're asking about a "first time buyer" class given by a Realtor: It would likely be free. It would likely be only a few hours. It would be focused on home buying.
Realtors often give or sponsor such classes to generate new leads. Nothing wrong with that.
Taking a class is not required or necessary, just find a great local Realtor who has the time to be very thorough answering your home buying questions.
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 16, 2015
answered:
Hello Jazz, that property is just showing up as a notice of default which gives the owner 90+ days to cure the default amount and another 45 days before it may become available as an REO. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to study and compare.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. 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.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program from a minimum 640 fico score up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

The purchase in Carson start from 179k for 3bd 2ba townhome which is as low as $900 down payment with a minimum 640 fico score @179k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com

http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Aug 1, 2015
Bonnie Goodpasture answered:
Alexandria,

I am a NACA qualifed Real Estate agent and Carson is one of my areas that I specialize in. I also work a lot with first time home buyers. I would love to help you find your dream home. Give me a call and we can chat 310-650-4990. Bonne Goodpasture
Coldwell Banker bonnie.goodpasture@cbzhomes.com

My webpage to learn more about me is: www.cbzhomes.com/agent/bgoodpasture
... more
1 vote 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Jul 6, 2015
Frances Acosta asked:
Wed May 6, 2015
Lailamacy answered:
In general, an FHA 203k loan allows you to wrap your renovation costs into your mortgage with one loan and one closing. The amount you borrow is a combination of the price of the home and the estimated price of the repairs, including labor and materials.

Your down payment of 3.5 percent (the minimum required by the FHA loan program) will be based on the full loan amount and, of course, your monthly payments will be higher since you’re including repair costs in the same loan.

You’ll need to qualify according to the standards of your lender, typically with a credit score of 640 or higher and with a maximum debt-to-income ratio of 43 percent, including the new monthly payment. The full loan amount must be at or below the maximum limit for FHA loans in your area, which in many housing markets is $417,500.

How FHA 203k Loans Work

There are two types of 203k loans: a streamlined version and a regular version. The streamlined 203k program is meant for homes that don’t need structural repairs and are capped at a maximum of $35,000 in repairs. No minimum amount of repairs must be made. Traditional 203k loans have a minimum requirement of $5,000 and can be used for structural repairs. Both loan programs require the repairs to start within 30 days of the loan closing and to be completed within six months.

The FHA has specific guidelines about types of projects you can finance with a 203k loan, but generally the only home improvements that you can’t finance are luxury items such as adding a swimming pool.

Reference Link:http://fha203kloan.org/
... more
3 votes 13 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 30, 2015
answered:
I do not know about rent to own, But based on your income assuming that you do not have much debt. there are 10 properties you could buy, all with $2000 or less to move in.

The bad news is they are all one bedroom or studio

But they are all located in the downtown area, between PCH and the beach which is a pretty good area. (by the Queen Mary)

If you have a car payment it would lower the number to choose from or may eliminate you all together.

But give me a call and we can go over it. 714-968-2500
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Mar 30, 2015
RonS answered:
Sheryl is wrong (And usually is) as are Larry and Richard. If you are a legitimate tenant (you are not previous owner or friend/family of previous owner), you have by Federal Statute 90 days or the duration of the lease, whichever is longer.

Previous owners have NO protection and are subject to eviction right away.

Read the "Protecting Tenents at Foreclosure Act of 2009".
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 25, 2015
answered:
Hello Charmion, why rent to own when you may qualify to buy to own? Rent to own usually want atleast 10% down plus an additional 3% fee and you will get your rent raised annually until you qualify to buy.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Carson start from $1,950 for 4bd 2ba condo and up. The purchase in Carson start from 190k for 3bd 2ba condo which is as low as $1,450 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 25, 2015
answered:
Hello Miguel, there are currently 27 choices for 2bd but they are condo, townhomes and apartments. There is one 3bd 1.5ba single family home in Long Beach for $1,900 a month rent.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Carson start from $1,950 for 4bd 2ba condo and up. The purchase in Carson start from 190k for 3bd 2ba condo which is as low as $1,450 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Mar 25, 2015
answered:
Hello Kimberly, you should flag it to be removed. Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Carson start from $1,950 for 4bd 2ba condo and up. The purchase in Carson start from 190k for 3bd 2ba condo which is as low as $1,450 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5
Search Advice
Search
Carson Zip Codes

Followers

270