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Home Selling in Palmdale : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Don Gockel Realtor, Broker, GRI answered:
I believe the property last sold in 2010 at a trustee sale. The information you may be seeing on Trulia is from the previous listing. Are you interested in that particular property? There are other properties out there that would be in the same area and close to it in price. Call me and we can get started on doing a search of available properties. ... more
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Goldcart,

The home inspection is often referred to as the deal breaker.

If seller is unwilling or unable to make the repairs buyer has the following options:

1. Take the home as disclosed and move ahead with current terms and conditions of the sale.

2. Adjust the sales price offered to reflect the cost of repairs, and make the repairs once they take procession

3. Keep current sales price, but ask seller for a credit at close of escrow to cover cost of repairs

4. If you are within the time line outlined in your purchase agreement, cancel the sale and request return of our deposit.

* if the needed repairs will cause a funding issue with your lender , and seller is unwilling or unable to make the repairs, you will have NO DEAL

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Tamara Stoebe answered:
Hello ceicei51 -

Great question - and very difficult to answer. When pricing a mobile home - you need to take into consideration the following:

1. Location - zip code / park
2. Current condition of the home

Can you share the park information? Best of luck - and I'd really enjoy working with you.

Tamara Stoebe, REALTOR/Notary
DRE License #01827461
Prudential Troth REALTORS
1801 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 466-6849
Fax (661) 422-3006
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Michele Hunt answered:
Hello Gera,

This is a very good question, and it really depends on the specific type of short sale you are doing.

First of all, most lenders require your short sale to be an ";arm's length" transaction, between parties who are unrelated by family, marrage, or commercial enterprise. They can also require that there are no agreements or understandings between the seller and the new owner that the seller will remain in the property after the close of escrow or will obtain title or ownership of the property at a later date.

It is not unusual for a seller to request 1-3 days after the close of escrow to move out of the home; anything longer than that would likely be considered "renting back" from the new owner, and should be disclosed to the short sale lender(s). Do not be surprised if they reject the short sale based on the tenancy.

It is important to note that on nearly ANY transaction, if the lender(s) find out there was any fraud committed, they can call the new loan due and payable immediately; on a short sale, they can even reject the transaction after the close of escrow.

You need to find out what type of short sale you are qualified for (HAFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc.) and read their specific guidelines. These will answer most of your questions. A qualified REALTOR can provide you with the resources necessary to help you find the answers to your questions.

Most sincerely yours,
Michele M. Hunt, GRI, CRS, SFR, CHS, CDRS
Certified HAFA Specialist, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Certified Default Resolution Specialist
Broker Associate, DRE# 00922428
1998 REALTOR Of The Year
Realty Executives Platinum, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 733-5408 cell
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Steven Richards answered:
Typically no matter what type of sale takes place, buyer usually want possession of the property and keys at the closing table. You might be able to work out an occupation agreement through you realtor, with the buyer, but it going to cost you some rent. ... more
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Mon May 17, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
Diane has a great post.
In perhaps more simple terms, why would a buyer opt to buy a house, at a future date, for a set price, in a declining market? As Diane pointed out, because they cannot do it any other way.

Your problem is that as values continue to decline, the chances are, with all the inventory available in most areas, buyers will either buy, or opt to rent.

I would advise you consult a Realtor that knows three things:
Your home, your market trends, and your personal situation. For most owners that need to move, renting it out is about the only option unless they either arrange a short sale or are willing to take the financial hit.
However, I was in that same situation, and renting it out turned me into an accidental real estate investor.

Get competent advice from professionals that know the situation.
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Sun May 31, 2009
Robert Smith answered:
Hi Ginny I am a local realtor here in the A.V., feel free to email me directly at with any questions you might have and I'll be happy to answer them for you.


Robert Smith
Re/Max All Pro
43832 20th St. West
Lancaster CA 93534
(661) 945-9461
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