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Property Q&A in Helendale : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 3, 2014
Darcyto asked:
As many as you can obtain.

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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/Helendale/sold/1000270004-27124-Silver-Lakes-Pkwy-Helendale-CA-92342#photo-1
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Marci Sawyer asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3142026691-Single-Family-Home-Helendale-CA-92342
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Devona Garrigus answered:
Bill, I've searched for both the mls # and the address. Is this something you found online, or a property you're familiar with?
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Annette Roper answered:
This property is set to go to auction, and is no longer showing on the MLS as of 04/13/12. Are you interested in this property specifically? I am a local agent, and live in Helendale. If I can be of service, please let me know!

Annette Roper
Professional Realty
760-220-9433
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Wed Dec 8, 2010
Aimee asked:
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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/1032855129-26392-Catamaran-Ln-Helendale-CA-92342
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jean Thornton asked:
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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3029222118-14485-Galleon-Ln-Helendale-CA-92342
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Sandi Spinelli answered:
Hello Jean:
This property has been pulled from the market, to the best of my knowledge. It had been a Short Sale opportunity for some time. As I am told, the owner is now trying for Loan modification. I'm sorry I am not able to assist with this property, at this time. Perhaps I may be of assistance with another? Please let me know.
Your Silver Lakes Realtor
Sandi Spinelli
760.780.8047
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Yes, I am sorry to say, it is in escrow with back up offers. Are you working with an agent in Silver Lakes who can keep an eye out for you? I would love to assist in any way I can. Please don't hesitate to call me:

Duretta Lorang, Broker
760-900-7888 cell
760-245-6764
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Hello. My, I am so sorry that I did not see this sooner. Usually we are notified when a question like this comes up. However, just know I live here in Silver Lakes, have my own company here, Alpha Realty, and am a Broker.
I would be happy to assist in any way I can if you have not committed to a Realtor yet.
Duretta Lorang
760-900-7888 cell
760-245-6764 office
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Duretta Lorang is now a Broker in Silver Lakes Resort, Helendale, CA. And is owner/broker of Alpha Realty. Actually, she is highly respected as an ethical professional...or at least that is what I have been told since I am Duretta. Please contact me at: 760-900-7888 or, 760-245-6764. I would be happy to assist in any way I could and provide many, many references. Thank you. ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Hello, Delphia.

I am a seasoned, local Broker in Helendale, CA, Silver Lakes Resort. If you would like to pursue gathering knowledge about our area, please call me. 760-900-7888. You may also wish to go to my website: www.durettalorang.com There is an MLS feed that is much more accurate that the general locations out there in web world. We have some great buys, with homes on the water starting at $168,500. Clean and ready for move in. Also, 27 holes of golf, 2 lakes, clubhouse, pool, spa, tennis, RV storage, etc. I look forward to assisting in any way I can. Thank you. Duretta Lorang, Broker. Alpha Realty. ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
This property is in escrow. Kim, are you working with a Realtor to assist you in your hunt for a home? If not, I would love to help. Duretta 760-900-7888
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Yes, as the listing agent on this property for over two years, I certainly can respond with what I know at this time. It is going to Auction this month....there are 21 completed units and 20 were not sold in all that time. the 21st one was sold and is now on the market at $134,500 as a bank owned property. The dues are estimated to be $280 a month, plus Silver Lakes Assn. dues of $155 a month. There are no amenities on this property with the exception of a continuous dock on the water side for boating, fishing etc. The listing pricing is a starting point and each one will have a reserve amount (MUST get to that amount to purchase). Because it is a condominium project, as I buyer, I would be aware of how many buyers may be investors who wish to rent the property out and also, how many actually sell and would those few be responsible for the whole complex maintenance. If so, the few would have to know their dues would not cover it and would need to be increased accordingly. Some things to think about. Be sure to investigate prior to purchase. ... more
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
Good day. I am surprise that this question was not sent to me much sooner and I appologize for not getting back to you right away. The property taxes in California, at this time, are based on the purchase price. They are 1.3% of the purchase price. Please don't hesitate to ask more questions. I will be happy to answer or research for you. Duretta Lorang. 760-900-7888 ... more
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Duretta Lorang answered:
This property is a condo project that has never made it off the ground. At this time, after two+ years, only one sold and it is now a bank owned property. This project is now going to be Auctioned off. The price you see is an entry price and there are reserve amounts on each one, meaning they will not be sold for less than their lowest price given to the auctioneer. There is concern as to the dues amount on this property and how many will end up paying for the whole property maintenance, in addition to Silver Lakes dues. Also, concern about how many may end up as rentals.....a wise buyer will do extensive research. ... more
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Claudia Rothwell answered:
A good down payment on any property would be 20%, if you are able to afford this. Many people right now are purchasing homes with cash and since the inventory is shrinking, many homes are receiving multiple offers. If there are offers of cash and loans on the same property, most likely, the asset manager will choose a cash offer. This means you have to do whatever you are able to in order to make your offer more appealing. If there are multiple offers, you could pay for your own closing costs or put more money down to make your offer more appealing than someone who is getting an FHA loan and only putting 3.5% down and asking for the seller to pay closing costs. My partner and I have Bank of America listings and most of the time we see this scenario.

If you are not working with an agent and are still in the market, please contact me directly.

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Regards,

Claudia M. Rothwell, ABR®
REALTOR® DRE# 01747984
Accredited Buyer Representative
2008 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Producer
Search ALL active listings in the MLS at www.claudiamorales.net
Follow me on twitter.com/c21agentCLAUDIA
Century 21 Fairway Realty
(760) 662-9388 cell
(800) 736-0075 toll free
(760) 245-0257 fax
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Claudia Rothwell answered:
Hi Jennifer,

The down payment doesn't really depend on the home but more on the type of loan you are obtaining. If you are obtaining an FHA loan, the minimum down payment is 3.5% of the purchase price. I recently listed a home on Shady Elm for $110,800 and the down payment on an FhA for that property would be $3878. If you are interested in purchasing a home and need help getting pre-qualified please let me know. I am more than happy to help.


Also, my listing is a Bank of America foreclosure and like most major financing institutions, BofA requires you cross-qualify with a BofA representative.

Regards,

Claudia M. Rothwell, ABR®
REALTOR® DRE# 01747984
Accredited Buyer Representative
2008 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Producer
Search ALL active listings in the MLS at www.claudiamorales.net
Follow me on twitter.com/c21agentCLAUDIA
Century 21 Fairway Realty
(760) 662-9388 cell
(800) 736-0075 toll free
(760) 245-0257 fax
... more
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Cindy Vedder answered:
Jennifer, you need to speak with a lender to determine what type of financing you can do in order to purchase. That will dictate what the down payment is. However, if you are doing an FHA loan it is 3.5% of sales price, if it is another type of loan it will be different. Please feel free to call me if you have any additional questions or need help. Cindy Vedder 951.231.8439, Prudential California Realty ... more
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