fyi-find a site predominately viewed by homeowners, not agents and brokers. Obviously you want to here from someone who lives in the area, not someone who makes their living in the area. I'd only accept answers from those who live in the area. I've noticed that when it comes to getting a listing, there's not an agent around who doesn't know how to say just what you want to here.... more
I typically believe that if it sounds too good to be true, than it isn't. But to protect yourself, i would contact a an agent in your area of interest that specializes in rentals & leases to help you fin the perfect place.... more
Is it actually a fourth bedroom(with Closet)? If not then it is technically a 3 bedroom with a bonus room. If it does have a closet I would ask your Realtor to check assessors data to make sure that they have info correct. Also have to take into consideration if that room was originally there or added after original sale. Your Realtor can adjust it on MLS..
This is why it's best to have a Realtor assist you and get you to the source of the information. These sites are great to give you only a general view of some of what's happening in the market. That's why it's always best to bypass 3rd party sites when you get serious about finding a place to buy or rent and go directly to the Realtor who has his/her hand on the pulse of what's truly happening. The Realtor can also correct misinformation and help you steer clear of any scams and avoid pitfalls. Also, you can download my FREE Real Estate Search app onto your smartphone to find homes to buy or rent and have the info right at your fingertips. And you can enter to win $50,000 just for having the app on your phone. I have several people as well as other Realtors now using my app and they love it. For details, visit: http://www.WrightSearchApp.com Good luck!... more
If the scenario is as I believe you're explaining, this happens quite often and even happened to me once after a refi. Unfortunately, there is no way around it. The taxes must be paid and ultimately are your responsibility.... more
I often come across incorrect info on these 3rd party sites. This is why it's always a great idea to have a Realtor assist you in navigating through all the misinformation that's out there. Right now, interest rates are still low so it's a great time to make the move to buy.
Your BEST option, if you're serious about purchasing a home is to get with a Realtor who knows the area and can help you through the process. That's the FIRST and foremost step in purchasing a home. Check with friends and family to see if they can refer someone to you or research sites, such as this one to find a good professional Realtor such as one of the few that already answered your question.
Your SECOND step is to get pre-qualified for a loan. AFTER you find a Realtor, he or she will have you meet with the lender that he or she uses regularly. This is important. Good luck!
Ray Wright Realtor - PSC - SSIC
Keller Williams Realty
I was previously a renter until about 3 weeks ago when my wife and I were able to find the home of our dreams.
If you are ready to rent I suggest you contact a company I have been doing business with over the past 5 years. Jackie or Jack at Benefit National in Temecula will assist you and I highly recommend them. Just tell them Mike from Nat Genis Team told you about them and they will fix you with a wonderful affordable home. (No I make no commission off recommending them)
Sorry to be answering, or at least justifying, my previous remarks. To all and sundry,I have finally unearthed my original paperwork from Lennar and find that to my chagrin that I am mistaken in my figure of 3104 sq ft area. In fact, it is even larger!! Lennar's figures for "Residence One" are 2739 sq ft for the basic plan1 and 3142 for plan 1X that has the optional bonus room and deck on the second floor. I am unable to paste in a scanned copy of the brochure but will be happy to send via e-mail a copy to anyone who questions my veracity or sanity.
There is a huge 400 sq ft difference between the two floor plans. Two facts are evident. One, anyone buying and selling this particular floor plan should raise specific questions about the floor area and NOT rely upon any published figures, no matter how authentic they may seem. Rely upon a professional appraiser for confirmation. Two, be wary of listings such as this and other people, both in and out of the realty business and do not accept the results of typical "comps" that include this particular floor plan in the data base.