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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Poodeesmail asked:
My child can't play outside and landlords in nice neighborhoods of Sacramento county discriminates on section 8, not thinking some have it as a protection from homelessness if a disability…
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Jenmallinson71 asked:
Moved from Canada 8 months ago and our rental lease is done April 31 and we would like to buy a house. what % would we need to put down. (Northern California )
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, it is, but you'll probably need to consult an attorney first. Since you are not married you'll probably want to have everything in writing.
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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Yes. Most loans allow for gift funds to be used for downpayment/ closing cost. And a lender is going to want to know where it's coming from so as long as it's not untraceable cash you guys should be find. If you'd like a reputable lender feel free to reach out as I know one in Roseville. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
I don't know why you couldn't. You should ask the listing agent to explain. If the listing agent doesn't know, you should ask the listing broker, maybe ask your broker, too. In CA, there can be issues with buying for your own account and claiming the selling agent commission (Horning v. Shilberg (2005)
130 Cal.App.4th 197). Best of luck!
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

I think you would put it on Zillow as a FSBO.

Kind regards,

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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Derek Jones answered:
According to this site it mentions the property as "FORECLOSURE ยท NOTICE OF DEFAULT". As in it is in the Foreclosure process as the owners have been given a notice of default which is public information.

When a homeowner is served a Notice of Default it is public information and sites like Trulia/Zillow publish it.
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Sun Aug 30, 2015
Melissa Wiggans answered:
Short sales can take some time and definitely require a bit of patience. Your agent should be able to advise you about where you stand in the process.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Rick, where did you see this listing and was it a rental or for sale? It is not showing up for sale/rent in the mls or tax rolls.

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.

The purchase in 95648 zip code of Lincoln start from 124k for 2bd 1ba cottage/bungalow, 149k for 2bd 2.5ba condo and the single family homes start from 169k for 3bd 2ba home which is as low as $850 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score @169k.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy 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 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.

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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Fri Apr 24, 2015
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
john doe asked:
I am the owner for 648 Lavastone Dr, Lincoln, CA. I posted my property for rent on Zillow and it ended up getting listed here as well. The house is now rented out, but I can't seem…
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Luca Comi answered:
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Wed Dec 31, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
Your listing agent should be able to correct the information for you on Trulia. Trulia does not at this time take listings that are FSBO (for sale by owner).
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Derek Jones answered:
Does it have to be a home, or would an apartment also work?
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Mon May 19, 2014
Lucy Allen answered:
Hi Greg,

I am the LIsting Agent, although it shows our managing Broker. I'm in the process of getting that straightened out.

The lot is .16 acre, beautifully landscaped, with a stamped concrete patio and 3 good size raised beds for a vegetable garden.

The home is gorgeous, and shows even better in person than in pictures. Please call or email me with any additional questions or if you'd like to see it in person.

Best Regards,


Lucy Allen, BRE #0-1384510
Broker Associate, Kraft Real Estate
Cell (916) 220-5539
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Dina Ladd answered:
HI Joseph,

I live here in the Lincoln area, right in Lincoln Crossing actually. Lincoln is a great area to buy an investment property. There is a high number of renters in the Lincoln area, which makes it easier for a investor to get their home rented. You also have an area of good schools and neighborhoods, that are desirable to live in. Lincoln is a great location where people can live and work anywhere from the Auburn foothills area down to the Sacramento downtown area.

Feel free to contact me if you would like a local agent!

Dina Ladd
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
koenig.b answered:
I am not a Realtor, but have lived in Lincoln Hills for 4 years and there are rentals of different models, but most are smaller homes (under 2000 ft.). The rent runs around a $/sq.ft. and includes water and
monthly dues. Good Luck.
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Jim Walker answered:
You can buy right now (enter into contract) on a new home.
No waiting list.

Have you been to the builder's office yet? If not, take a Realtor with you to register you and to show you competing used homes in the same price range. ... more
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