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Fri Mar 17, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I sent an email to you about this concern.


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Fri Mar 17, 2017
Ethan E Allen asked:
i listed this home on zillow and the data was copied to trulia (I think). i updated zillow but the old info is still on trulia.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Termites need to be treated....ask the seller to treat the entire house, not just a spot treatment. But unless there is a long history of termite infestation, or signifiant damage to the property, there's usually no reason to walk away.

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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Danielle Aguirre asked:
I have a 2 bedroom section 8 voucher. I live in Richmond CA. I'm looking for a nice 2 bedroom house in a good area. I'm currently living in the Richmond Arlington Hills in Richmond…
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
ohsquirrel asked:
If you have no matches to my request how can I stop unwanted emails from you that I never requested which is a waste of my time.
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Maricris A answered:

Please provide your complete property address and I will be able to assist.


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Mon May 16, 2016
Clark Goodrich answered:
Hi Carol, I am a Realtor who lives in Marina Bay and I have sold and shown homes in every neighborhood here and I've never heard or read any such thing. I think whoever told you this was mistaken at best, however if you have questions or want my information about Marina Bay and homes here feel free to call or email me. Clark Goodrich, Soldwell Banker, 415-717-0283, You can also find more information about and photos of Marina Bay at ... more
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

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Mon Feb 22, 2016
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Fri Nov 20, 2015
Claudia Muller answered:
Why aren't you utilizing the Homepath mortgaage that should be offered with the property.
These loans are offered by Fannie Mae. You will not be required to have an appraisal (Fannie already knows value) nor willl Fannie require the reparis...your loan office may not have this program available.
I had this program and my company chose to stop providing...
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Mon Oct 26, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Consult an attorney in this matter. Without a copy of the lease agreement, it is impossible to know what you can and cannot do. In my opinion, a new lease containing the same terms and conditions (or minimally an addendum) should have been drawn when the new company became the responsible party, and again when you father became the new owner.

Again, you need an attorney. A real estate attorney.

Best of luck!

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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Roger Grubb answered:
If you plan to purchase a home in Carriage Hills, be sure to check the tax records. My first deal in C.H. the listing Agent incorrectly wrote down "El Sobrante" instead of "Richmond" in the MLS. I warned my buyer that I did not believe the house was in El Sobrante, but Richmond, and to brace himself for the big transfer tax. All Realtors worth anything know that Richmond calls for a $7.10 per $1,000 transfer tax in addition to the County $1.10 per thousand tax. At $500,000 that equates to an additional $3550 in taxes! Just make sure you get a good detail oriented, strong negotiator, local Realtor to represent you. ;-) I'm here if you need me! Call anytime. Roger Grubb 510-504-0402 ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Ricardo Velazco answered:
The school district is to big for its own good. However I hear the monies received from Chevron have a lot to do with it. At one point Hercules tried to break away and it never happened. The school district touches the flat lands of Richmond as far south to El Cerrito and as far North to Hercules. Huge foot print, hard to place a one size fits all. Its been like this for ever....and it will continue to be this way. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Ricardo Velazco answered:
Some home owners are concern if the property is damaged could the tenant afford to fix it.
Others feel the tenant does not have enough skin in the game.
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Eisha Smith asked:
Fri Jan 2, 2015
Yes in my 25 years or so in the business. about 17 years ago I have had this last minute title search get me. I now call the title company in advance, and ask them to do the search up front. Before any inspections are done. It costs them $15 dollars so they wait to the last minute.

But now what do you do?

Be aware that they probably cannot sell this house to you even if you sue them. Your only chance is a short sale agreement between the two lenders.

Have the agents get to work on a a short sale with the banks. Both banks want to get rid of this seller. Clearly he is a bit of a flake based on the way he handled this.

If the seller were getting out a lot of cash in the sell, the lenders probably will not allow them to cash out more than $10,000 to move with. If there is enough equity to cover both liens you may be able to sue and force them into a specific performance agreement where they have to sell the house. I would guess they would trot out with a chapter 13 if you do that and it will be a waste of time.

If the seller's agent knew about this 2nd and failed to disclose he should pay for your appraisal and inspection. I would certainly push that issue.

The seller will not be able to buy another house anyway once the short sale and the default on the 2nd are factored into it. If there is enough equity to pay both you may be able to pressure the seller into selling anyway.

I would say taking them to court would be more stress than it is worth and you are not likely to get much if anything out of it.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Colin Davies answered:
Good day Nailea,

The El Cerrito Del Norte Station is located at 6400 Cutting Blvd. There is also the El Cerrito Plaza Bart station located at 6699 Fairmout Ave. There is a Starbucks, a Lucky's grocery store, Ross, and a variety of other shopping options for you at the El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station. I hope this answers your question.

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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Claudia Muller answered:
Hi Wilfredo, You definitely want to call your loan servicer (where you send your payments).
They will, most likely, refer you to the loss mitigation department. This department will work with you to set up a payment plan to make up the back payments, etc.
Whatever you do, do it quickly. There are less foreclosures these days and with your area being very desirable area in which to live, the bank will work to foreclose quickly.
Time is of the essence for you. Call your lender now!!
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