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Wed Dec 21, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
Yes. He has to adhere to local municipality code on signs though.

Sam Shueh
Realtor
Campbell, CA
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Wed Dec 21, 2016
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
First, do not worry about selling the home with past due property taxes. As long as there is enough equity they will be paid off during the transaction. Second, I would run a preliminary title report to see what are the liens placed on the property and what if any are the selling restrictions (also review the contest rules as Caroline mentioned). Third, I would talk to a tax professional. They may be some capital gains tax benefits from owning the home for 2 years. I would also get tax advice on the cost basis and income taxes due. From all this information along with estimated selling proceeds you should have a idea of what your mom will net. Then you can develop a plan on selling the home. I would be happy to answer any questions or help you crunch the numbers. You can contact me through my profile.
Good luck,
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with Rich, this is something that you should ask your broker. If he/she doesn't want to be bothered then you need to move to a different brokerage.
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Tue Jun 28, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you talk to your agent and ask for suggestions. Then have you agent talk to the builder.
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Joe.brannon asked:
Does the term "Clearance" mean the Seller is responsible for fix the damaged wood caused by termites ?

A WPA was not signed and the realtor (a single is realtor represents the buyer…
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Sat Jan 16, 2016
Info answered:
It's always worth it to at least attempt an FHA Streamline Refinance if it's going to give you any benefit whatsoever. Your best bet is to talk to Home Loans For All. I will include a link to their website. ... more
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Fri Nov 20, 2015
Kari McCoy answered:
Yes, the seller usually will pay the current section one items and the buyers pays for the section two items on a current termite/pest control report. Most lenders will require all known section one work to be complete with a clearance before they will consider funding the buyers loan. ... more
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Thu Oct 29, 2015
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Jamie Tian answered:
Try airbnb.com

Feel free to contact me anytime via phone/text at (310) 717-1321.

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Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
www.JamieTian.com
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
Jmr3326 answered:
I used Emmett Dalton at SoCalFlatFee.com and received a huge Commission Credit at close of escrow.. great guy. I believe he can put properties into the MLS at a flat fee as well. good luck, Steve ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
It depends on the lender will accept you putting the title of the property into a trust. Many lenders nowadays will allow this. As far as protecting it from creditors, I am not fully aware that a trust can do this. I know an LLC offers proteciton.
good luck.
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Lucy,

This would be a question to ask yourself about whether or not this is something you can live with. If you are not okay with it then you don't have to purchase the home!

Best,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
www.JamieTian.com
BRE #01920120
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Lucy,

I think this would be a personal preference, I have had clients who prefer gas and vice versa.

Sounds like you can change to a gas stove if your home has gas for everything else!

Best,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
www.JamieTian.com
BRE #01920120
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Will Frank answered:
Some great answers were shared here. Knowing the So. California market and just a time-frame of 3 years anticipating prices to go up. I would not buy, and a condo, would not be my a first or second choice.
However, if you asked the same question in 2010 or 2011, I'd be on the fence about it and would have to justify buying it based on the rental income paying for the mortgage and HOA. Irvine does have some newer housing developments in the works which may raise the median home value overall. I hope it works out for you whatever choice you make.
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Grant Fawcett answered:
Jill:

I'm a mortgage banker in Newport Beach. I would hat to give you assumption advice. There is a lot more to the picture I would need in order to give you sound advice. FHA Streamline are the easiest loan to "push through" the system requiring no appraisal or income verification.

Please feel free to reach out to my cell @ (949) 212-4578

Good luck!

Grant Fawcett
Mortgage Banker
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
Ph: (949) 212-4578
gfawcett@castlecooke.com
NMLS: 832635
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
Barb,

I know you are trying to get the best deal there is for yourself as an agent. We all can relate to this, but put yourself in our shoes and ask yourself, how would that make you feel if I asked you to do this for me?

Would you be insulted or maybe we should give you a referral fee of 25%?
We don't just do paper work and print mls, doing negotiatinos is allot of time and effort.

I wish you the best and best of luck
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Bentley Advisors answered:
All lenders have guidelines for approval. If your loan or qualifications do not meet guidelines in any way, an "exception" may be allowed or req'd. This means that the lender will need to request an "exception" to the rule for approval of your loan. Typically, the only way an exception is granted is if there are other compensating factors. For example, let's say the loan requires a 740 FICO score. You have 720. Lender may make an exception based on the fact that your debt ratio is super low and/or you have tons of assets or your down pymt is super high. These would all be considered compensating factors since they exceed standard guidelines. This is just an example for illustration purposes.

Your broker should be explaining this to you and you should feel comfortable approaching him/her with these types of questions. If you're not, that to me is a red flag. Is your broker suggesting you go directly to a large bank? If so, he/she may not be the right pro for you. A good broker should have greater flexibility than most big banks to find the right place for your loan. Good luck.
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Mon Feb 16, 2009
Voices Member answered:
William, You may be interested in looking at the information on this site.....http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Views/Look/Default.aspx

The information is from the county public records and you can research neighborhoods or zip codes.

Hope this helps, Dunes
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