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Marin County : Real Estate Advice

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Gradinw asked:
Thu Mar 16, 2017
Wayne Buder asked:
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Whatthefuck answered:
Tue Feb 21, 2017
Dianne Andrews answered:
The houseboat communities are unique, and each houseboat is its own unique design and has its own character. As always, IF the houseboat shows well and is priced right for the current market, and the buyer likes the style of that particular houseboat, it will take from generally 60 days to 90 days to sell. Happy to help you! ... more
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Sat Feb 18, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I don't know about lease options or seller financing now in 2017.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
Do the CC&R's for you community allow rentals? The HOA documents decide the answer to your question "more" than your mortgage balance.
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
donna asked:
what do the arrows mean on the page with $ rent? I looked for explanation = did not locate. Thanks
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Meena Gujral answered:
Hello Janet,

Yes, you can search multiple locations at once. I would suggest that you find a good Realtor in your area and tell them what you are looking for; price and criteria. Let the agent set up the search from the local MLS and you can get properties as they come on the market

Meena Gujral
Broker/Realtor
Help U Sell Achievers Realty
Full Service, Big Savings. The Experts Next Door
925-425-9491
BRE# 00950378
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Janet, sorry that no one answered you quickly. Is Fairfax the only city of interest or are you considering any other cities? It may not be easy to find many choices to consider.

The rentals in Fairfax start from $1,750 for 1bd 1ba and from $2,050 for 2bd 1ba apartment and they don't mention pet policies. The inventory is quite low. You should check with the local rental management companies.

The purchase in Fairfield start from 775k for 2bd 1ba single family home as the inventory is quite low currently.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than 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 decide you want to buy 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. You will need to gather some documentation 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 could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. 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 424k.

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 any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Michelle, your scores are fine so you may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 417k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million.

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.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Sberg84 asked:
Sat Dec 3, 2016
Paul Grudzien asked:
Thu Nov 17, 2016
Raycarn2 answered:
If a buyer does not want to pay the price that I am asking for my house and the realtor cannot find a buyer to pay the price, can I take it off the market?
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

Please follow these instructions on how to edit your home facts.This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

Sign into your Trulia account. If you do not have an account, you must first register in order to update your home facts.
If you haven't already claimed your home, navigate to the property page, go to the "Edit Home Facts " button and verify ownership.
If you have claimed your home, click on the same "Edit Home Facts" button to update your home facts.
Make sure to select Publish Updates at the bottom of the page.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
If you ask agents most of them will be biased (including myself) and name their brokerage. Interview a few of them and see who offers you the best support, and training with minimal out of pocket cost as it may be a while before you get your first deal. ... more
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Sun Oct 9, 2016
Alexandra Novak asked:
I just passed my state exam and would like to start working for a good broker in Marin county. I heard Redfin offers a salary and covers partial fees associated with starting out, however…
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Sun Oct 9, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Congratulations! I agree with Scott and Arpad below, you would want to interview a few brokerages and find out which one suits you most.
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Matt answered:
I live on the south facing side of Tam Valley in the back. It is about 10 degrees warmer than the city, but about 10 degrees colder than San Rafael. However, this is most often only true in the summer. It can be very hot as well. Most days in Spring, Fall and even Winter are warm to extremely hot. It is currently 4pm and 75 degrees in my house. ... more
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