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Home Buying in Newark : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 9, 2017
orshi.corpos answered:
if schools are not good now they wont be good later either...not with the current political situation we are in. I suggest you look in an area that meets all your needs, location, schools, and everything else that is important to you. ... more
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
NO, you should have got a copy of the contract to review before you signed, then got a copy after you signed and if your getting a mortgage the contract would have had to be sent to the mortgage co or bank. Your agent should have a copy and if you didnt hire one, your lawyer should have one. If you didnt have a lawyer review your paperwork, you may need to contact one now. ... more
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Mon Oct 17, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Your agent is your best advisor now and I would suggest asking your agent on what you can and should do next. Also read your contract again and see what is written there. Here in Texas, buyers have an option period and during the option period buyers have the unrestricted right to terminate. If buyers exercise this right during the option period then the earnest money will be refunded. ... more
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

It depends on a lot of factors. If it fits your personal needs (commute, etc.) that can be one perspective.

With new homes in some cases, (as can be expected) they are selling at a premium often compared to the nearby neighborhoods with older but remodeled homes. It is a good idea to look at comparables in the area, and figure out roughly what the premium amount is between the new home and the nearby neighboring homes and decide if that is acceptable to you. Often the older but remodeled homes have a larger or normal lot, while the new homes are on a smaller lot.

If you would like some input on a Specific new home, please email me from my profile.

All the best,

Arpad
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Thu May 28, 2015
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The answer lies in how much each of you make and which type of loan you will need. The simple answer is that if you make enough to qualify without him, then leave the fiance off.

There are a couple of loan officers that come to Trulia often that help you work on credit. I am one of them.

So you can call someone like me or use someone like Lexington Law. Watch out a lot the credit clean up places are pretty much a scam.
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Wed May 27, 2015
maria answered:
Hi Luve,
I live in California and own a house in Broward County, Fl, its been a rental for the past 5 years. Now my tenants are leaving and I'm wondering whether is a good time for me to sell and buy in Ca, or keep on renting for one more year.
Would love to hear ideas!
Thank you,
MM
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello cutecouple2007, we can not advise on this avenue but maybe able to give more insight in person but these links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
http://www.homefair.com/

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://Www.schoolfinder.ca.gov
http://Www.education.com
http://Www.schooldistrictfinder.com
http://Www.schooldigger.com
http://www.sarconline.org/

Due to the low inventory the purchase in Newark currently start from 359k for 2bd 2ba condo and the single family homes start from 425k for 2bd 1ba home.

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.

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...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello fshah24, we can not advise on the internet but maybe able to give more insight in person but these links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
http://www.homefair.com/

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://Www.schoolfinder.ca.gov
http://Www.education.com
http://Www.schooldistrictfinder.com
http://Www.schooldigger.com
http://www.sarconline.org/

Due to the low inventory the purchase in Newark currently start from 359k for 2bd 2ba condo and the single family homes start from 425k for 2bd 1ba home.

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.

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...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
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Fri Dec 12, 2014
answered:
No one knows. But lower oil prices lead to lower interest rates, lower interest rates lead to higher real estate prices.

Give me a call and we can get you per-qualified if you like.


Sophisticated Financial
Rich Littlefield
Mortgages / Business Funding/ Real Estate
9555 Warner Av. D Fountain Valley Ca 94708
office 714-968-2500
cell 714-421-1037
Fax 714-844-9202
Licensed by the CA Department of Real Estate License 01080071 NMLS License 287206
Equal Housing Lender
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
You are buying in 94560 (newark, California), hence you have written a Contract to Purchase using California forms.

The issue is that the Seller has not signed off on the Contingency Removal
and not provided disclosures. It will all come down to whether you and your agent performed in
a timely manner.

Best to get in touch with your Real Estate Agents' Company Attorney.

Good luck.
Perry
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Kevin

Start with the age of the home.

Check the insulation in the attic, and in the walls.

Check if any Popcorn ceiling, depending on the age of the house,
newer homes are unlikely to have asbestos, otherwise you should find
asbestos.

Call out an Asbestos Inspector, who will check samples.

Good luck
Ruth
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Thu Nov 28, 2013
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
It really depends on where and what the property is. If it's in the back end of Newark, you won't get a lot of traffic off of signs. As suggested below, put the Open House date in the public comments and then post it everywhere.

Additionally, and, in my opinion, most importantly, you have to make the home as attractive as possible in the one place where buyers are initially going to see it - on the Internet. If they like what they see online, they will want to visit. We put a lot of money into staging and a full set of 30 professionally taken pictures to make sure the home presents as well as possible online. We get the sellers to pack their collections (they need to pack to move anyway), de-clutter counters and walls, remove things off the fridge, remove colors like yellow and purple and so on. You don't want anything to distract a visitor from the actual house once they get there. The better it shows online, the higher the possibility you'll get visitors.

The 3 Ps are Preparation, Pricing and Promotion - do a good job at nailing all three of these and you will get visitors. And a sale.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
Hello Girish,

You may want to give us more information or speak with a local realtor.
There are approx. 67 condo/townhomes for sale in our Board (Alameda & Contra Costa Counties)


Brian
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Lucinda Gomez answered:
I love Newark! The 2 best areas are the development off of Spruce and Jarvis (Jarvis Landing/Tara) and the Lakes. There are also a lot of older neighborhoods with tiny houses which are not as desirable. You will have a perfect view of the Don Edwards Nature Sanctuary if you are fortunate to find a home in the Jarvis Landing area off of roads like Spruce, Kiote, and Bridgepointe Drive. The area behind the homes is owned by the US Department of the Interior and can never be developed. The area called the Lakes has a man-made lake which I believe was a former quarry.

This area is an easy ride to the major Bay cities and there is public transportation. The only drawback is that these homes are not on the market very often.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Adam Modzeleski answered:
I don't know if you got an answer to this question or not but there is no property in Newark for anywhere near that price anymore.
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Pam:

Richard has given you a good answer. I’m assuming that you meant “Grant” instead of “Grand”. Here is a link to a page that fully explains deeds and the various types of deeds used in California:

http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/refbook/ref07.pdf

Let us know if you have any other questions about this - you can simply ask another question right here.
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Here is a link that may be helpful:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8397530_foreclosure-deed.html
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