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Home Buying in Riverside County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 13, 2018
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can ask them If the listing agents answer is not satisfactory,
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Tue Feb 13, 2018
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Sun Feb 11, 2018
Katie30265 answered:
What about Texas? Selling my Primary a Multi generational Home! It was a Nail salon at one time! We didn't own the Salon!
I have a 250,000 sq foot home! On .2500 acre?
Corner lot to a 70's Community! The home has 3 bdrs 2 full baths!
One room is massive, as said nail salon! Maids Quarters, or small business area!
We use it as a Super suite now! It has the the Walk in Shower another full bath area!
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Sat Feb 10, 2018
Ypaula728 answered:
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Sat Feb 3, 2018
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends how your contract is worded. It makes sense for a seller to contest a low appraisal. Check with your buyer agent to see if the seller did agree or if words like "may" allow the seller to contest the appraisal. ... more
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Wed Jan 31, 2018
bobby asked:
me and my wife purchase a house under our name for my in laws(they put the dwn payment)3 years ago we been living here with them.(the house went up 100000 in value in the last 2yrs. What…
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Sun Jan 28, 2018
Elaine Stewart answered:
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Elaine Stewart has over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate market. If you are buying or selling a home in the La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Palm Springs areas, or any other surrounding communities, Elaine Stewart is the one Real Estate agent who can provide you with the negotiating experience, knowledge and integrity to make sure your transaction goes smoothly. Elaine thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to help others in buying and selling their homes. Elaine is a member of the RE/MAX Platinum Club and RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
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Sun Jan 28, 2018
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You are correct to worry. Your contract should have a clause that specifies the seller will reduce the price if the appraisal is lower than the asking price. If you do not see such a clause, it means the seller will not reduce the price based on the appraisal. You need to call your realtor and state that this needs to be corrected otherwise you will not sign closing documents or close escrow. Threaten your realtor because this mistake could have been avoided. You can also threaten to write negative reviews all over the internet. Realtors hate negative reviews. ... more
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Sun Jan 28, 2018
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor and unfortunately my inside information tells me that your situation is typical for buyers who buy remotely. Realtors will be more honest and ethical when the buyer is face to face and on the property than buying remotely. Yes there are realtors who will be more honest with remote buyers but they are few and far between. It seems you got stuck with one of the dishonest ones.

At this stage, one method is to threaten your agent and insist that you will not sign any closing documents or close escrow. Hopefully your realtor will be upset enough to fix the mistakes already made. Yes you have every right to delay closing and signing until everything is fixed to your satisfaction. Remember your realtor needs a paycheck (commission) so every day that you delay means another day your realtor does not collect a commission.

As for false advertising, the issue is on every listing there is a statement at the bottom in tiny print that states "the information contained herein is made to the best knowledge of the brokerage but is not guaranteed to be accurate. It is the responsibility of the buyer to verify all facts contained in the listing." This means the brokerage who listed the property assumes no liability for false advertising. It was your responsibility to verify everything. Since you are buying remotely, you could have had your agent verify everything, however, it might have required an addendum to your broker agreement for your agent to verify.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018
Goldenheartgr answered:
I have a question. I am disabled and under 55 can I live in.a 55 and older Community?
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Sun Jan 21, 2018
Frank S. answered:
Hello Goldenheartgr, yes you can if you are 55 or older as you did not mention your age. 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.

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Sun Jan 21, 2018
Marynino1951 answered:
how can i get a copy of the rules and regulations from sun park 1 55+ community? I don't seem to be able to obtain from google website. Is there a way that I can?
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Mon Jan 15, 2018
Beatta asked:
Only want one area Lake Elsinore only no other towns. I looked on the zoning of Lake Elsinore and it appears all of Lake Elsinore if approved can have manufactured homes as well as Built…
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Mon Jan 15, 2018
Josephine VanWickel answered:
Hoa transfer of ownership fees are paid by the seller transferring his rights to the new owner
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Wed Jan 10, 2018
Mockbear answered:
Yes it's worth it. You would receive a payment from the seller's agent for 3% of the value of the house. You can get your license for under 400$
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Sat Jan 6, 2018
Kathy Lakritz answered:
Typically home inspection fees is part of your due diligence in buying a home and there are no refunds. What I'm surprised is the seller refused a price reduction. Good luck on that seller finding a buyer who will pay their asking price. You can file a small claims court action for the seller to refund your inspection fee, maybe the seller might switch their position and take that price reduction instead. ... more
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Wed Jan 3, 2018
Monicaadair answered:
I was looking at some of your housing I was wondering how the lease and contract terms work? Is there creation house that you have for that...
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