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Sat Oct 14, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
Is your question : Are there any pro's to using the listing agent when buying a house?

If so it depends on the agent. If the agent is unethical then yes. The advantage is you might get the house in a multiple offer situation even though you may not have the best terms.

I'll give you a recent example I ran into. There was a fixer in my area listed for $150k that once fixed up couple easily sell for over $300k. Submitted an all cash offer of $209k, 10 day close. A month later I saw the home sold through the listing agent for $169k and it was a 30 day close. I don't know any seller who wouldn't like an extra $40k
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most likely no, not without the possibility of a lawsuit Check with a lawyer who can review your contract and situation
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
UpNest answered:
It depends on which mortgage company you decide to use. A good realtor should be able to help yo find the best mortgage company in the Oxnard area. has realtors in the Oxnard area that you con consult with and get answers to your questions about down payment, monthly payments and mortgage loan companies to work with. ... more
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
If you list with a Realtor, it's possible to withhold the address from being sent to the Internet (displayed on Trulia, etc.), but not the MLS (only MLS members, such as other Realtors, can access the MLS). AFAIK, Zillow/Trulia require an address to post a lease. ... more
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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Michael Sandoval asked:
Google maps did not take the picture of the front of my home. (970 prune street Hollister, ca 95023) and its a huge disadvantage to viewers on trulia.
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Fri Nov 13, 2015
Urquijoa answered:
I think this is unfair, that a seller can ask for money just to extend a few days.
When the buyers on our home asked for an extension, I was glad to do it since it was
just a few days.

However, the seller of the home that we are buying is refusing to extend our agreement a
few days unless we pay her 5 k in cash on Monday November 11/16/15.

And is threatening to sue if we do not pay her the money by Monday.

This feels like extortion!!!

I did however, find out that if she sues I can file a "Lis Penden" with public records, This notice will show that the property is involved in a lawsuit and will prevent the seller from be able to sell his/her home while the lawsuit is on going.

I just think that it is easier to do the extension and prevent all this that will take up 4 to 6 months to resolve in the long run. The extension is just a few days compared to 4 to 6 months.
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Hi Marc,

You should consult an attorney.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience
Office (408) 615-8500
C2 Financial Corporation
2845 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 209
San Jose, CA 95128
NMLS #331981 / BRE #01274093
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Sun May 3, 2015
Jacqueline Anderson answered:
Are there any home 4 bedroom and two bath available. looking to find one by June please contact me at Reisstertown Md 21136 or owngsmills Md please responsed asap please help[ me ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Hello Juanita, 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 including mobile homes. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

I am afraid the rental inventory is quite low and there are not any coming up so you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may even qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities.

The purchase start from 224k for 3bd 1ba single family home in Hollister which is as low as $1,120 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.

You may qualify to buy condos, townhomes and single family homes with 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. 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.

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...

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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Lisa and Pete Fleming answered:
There are plenty of homes in San Benito and Hollister feel free to check us out at
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Lisa and Pete Fleming answered:
There are a few homes on the market in Ridgemark!! The market is stable and the community of Hollister and Ridgemark is strong. The values of Ridgemark are still a good opportunity. Any questions let me know. ... more
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
Through our MLS it can be search by entering criteria for additional living space, or two kitchens, etc. Also, if you subscribe to RealtyScout you may be able to use that as a filter.

All the best to you.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Terri Vellios asked:
I have a qualified buyer looking to purchase a home in one of these areas. They need a separate spot, side yard or alley access to park a 10' x 30' boat. If you have anything…
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Tammy Davis answered:
I'm a local agent that lives and works in Hollister. I would be happy to help you search for something with two homes on it (darn, I just sold one of my listings that had two homes!).

Just give me a call 831-801-3179 or drop me an email:
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Mike Walters answered:
There are no single family or multi family homes on 1st Street in Hollister for sale or has a Pending sale on it. I also checked all homes with "233" street numbers. There were no homes with the street number "233" on First Street.

Could you give me a little more information and I will research it and send it to you?

Mike Walters
text/cell: 831.630.3717
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Mike Walters answered:
The crime rate in Hollister is on the low side of the national average. Here is a great, one page summary showing a declining rate, nearly every year since 1999: The county jail is located on Flynn Rd. in the Northern part of Hollister between Hwy. 25 and the airport.

For more demographics on Hollister and San Benito County go to: click on the tab: "Client Portfolio". There you can find many different demographic sources of information.

If you have other questions text, email or call me. I live in Hollister and my office is in Hollister. I will provide you whatever information you need.

Mike Walters
text/cell: 831.630.3717
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Mike Walters answered:
You are in luck. There are several Senior housing communities. Check out "Prospect Ave. Citizens" (637-5244); "Vista Meadows", (63-0120) or, go on line at . If you need assisted living try "Whispering Pines" in North County.
If you want additional referrals call, text or email me.
Good luck.
Mike Walters
cell/text: 831/630-3717
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Teresa!

Over the several years I have been an active participant on Trulia, I have gotten some leads which have resulted in rentals and sales - one very large sale of 1 million..

The exciting part is - while time spent with consumers from here (or anywhere for that matter) doesn't always result in a closing never know where something will lead.............example: I did a short term rental for people moving here from overseas (wife found me on trulia).......that resulted in me selling them a house 6 months later....and then I listed the house they had been renting (landlord liked me)........and then I sold that house myself (yes, yes, dual agency is legal and alive in NJ)...............anyway, it all started with an email from someone overseas asking about a short term rental while they relocated here.

Who knew where it would wind up!!

As you can see, I do not pay for the orange "Pro" badge - I did at first - paid for a year, but, for me, I didn't see the value, so I dropped it.

Whatever actual business I have gotten is a direct result of my activty (consistant activity) here in the Q&A section.

My experience has been as follows:

The consumer spots you here - they may or may not have asked a question....(many consumers lurk a bit and watch, but don't openly participate).......the more proactive consumers may check you out (this is what some have told me). They will look at your poifile and website..............and may look to see how you have responded to other questions over time - how you conducted yourself (which is why I am always amazed when I see agents act rude to a consumer, as you never know who else may be watching you and forming an opinion!)

After doing the above, they may then reach out to you.

Some will reach out to you after asking a forewarned...they may also be reaching out to everyone else who answered the question!
Try to distinguish yourself if you respond th them.

So - it takes some time to develop that connection that could ultimately lead to a real transaction.
As the saying goes, you have to kiss a lot of frogs - (no Mr or Ms Consumer, I am not calling you a frog!!)


My only advice is to be consistant and really try to add some value to any discussion you enter.
Merely repeating what 9 other agents already said doesn't get you any brownie points, - well, in my opinion, anyway.

Best wishes
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park. But you should also make sure you have the home inspected by an experiened manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.

Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape. Also make sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped or lying on the ground. Also make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing under it as that area is in a Zone 4 seismic area.

Feel free to contact us should have any more questions: 760 815-6877. Or log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
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