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Home Buying in Rocklin : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
Your best bet is to speak to a mobile home lender once your case is finished and you start receiving your ssd.
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Wed Aug 2, 2017
Catobriencre answered:
It absolutely depends on where you live. For example, in Los Angeles, it is law that you fund one day and close the next. To best answer your question you should call your local escrow and title company. ... more
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Jesse Coffey answered:
An agent will recommend multiple inspections to be completed. The inspections are to find issues. If a seller knows of an issue they legally must disclose the issue. If they don't and the buyer finds out that the seller intentionally withheld information then the seller may be liable. If inspections have already been completed the seller and their agent should provide those inspection reports to any new buyers. ... more
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Sounds like any other type of advertising an agent might do to market their listings, just a variation on the newspaper ad but online. There are sites now where an agent can pay for a listing "ad" most cater to specialty properties, like horse property, bed and breakfast......

I think what would be an issue is if you post listings without the listing broker permission or without paying for the IDX feed.

The key is how are you going to be different than the multitude of free and broker managed sites?
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Jim Walker answered:
If you own your manufactured home on land, you have the same bundle of rights as an owner of a site built house on land. If you rent your lot space, and own the home, you can make interior changes to suit yourself without asking for landlords permission, or worrying that you are improving some one else's property. Most trailer spaces have parking space right next to the trailer, some condos have parking that is further away from the unit.

Lot rent is often less than apartment rent, so if your trailer payments are low enough, the monthly cost for a 3 bedroom 2 bath trailer, should be less than the rent on a house nearby with similar square footage, maybe, could be, might be, about the same as a 1 bedroom apartment.

Then there is a list of things that are the opposite of benefits. I'll let someone else touch on that thorny subject.
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Jesse Coffey answered:
Hello Kathy,

This home was manufactured in 1977 and the space rent is $702 per month.

Thank you,

Jesse Coffey
Keller Williams Realty
548 Gibson Dr. Ste 200
Roseville, Ca. 95678
Ph (916) 872-7775
Fax (916) 960-4594
DRE #01879755

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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Lisa Welsh answered:
Getting another agent is defiantly a possibly, and I do specialize in Rocklin. But before you move agents, why didn't your offer get accepted? there are a multitude of reasons why this could happen. If you feel your agent is being dishonest with you then YES of course switch, but if they are working hard for you and being honest, maybe you and the agent just need a different approach. I am available for questions and have an opening for a buyer. Best wishes no matter what you decide. ... more
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Lisa Welsh answered:
Hi Ann, Many agents have answered your question, so I won't. Just wanted to introduce myself as an option. I work with several agents, buying and selling and have invested in real estate myself. My specialty is Listing, short sales and investors. I would love to be interviewed and considered as an option to assist you in buying and/or selling. Best of luck no matter who you choose. ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Michele Peterson answered:
Arron's suggestion is right on the money.

Please communicate with your agent. concerns, challenges, and financial obstacles.
Your agent may have additional solutiosn for you too.

Good luck!
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Julie Hubner answered:
An agent can put you on an " Auto Prospector". They create your needs and you will get only those homes with in your price range, bedrooms etc.
You can also sign in on our website, which is real time. Its powered by MLS, so everything you get is what the agents see.
Our website is

Hope this helps.
The Hubner Team
Julie and Chris
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Tom - Will you be requiring a loan to purchase this home, or do you have the cash available for an outright purchase? Or is there possibly a close family member who can make the loan happen?

I only ask since most home purchases are financed in some way. Though you and your fiance may have impeccable credit and great assets and income, unless your income is reported on US tax returns we can't use it for obtaining a conventional loan. There are hard money lenders that could most likely fund your loan, but the lending terms are nothing like you'd expect with using a conventional loan (rates are in the double digits).....having a close/trusted family member can provide a legitimate back up option.

BTW - you've rec'd some great advice from one of Trulia's finest in Jim Walker, keeping him in the loop with your future plans would be a excellent idea!

Best regards, Jeff Marr
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Mon May 28, 2012
Ken Patterson answered:
Hello Dee,

The best answer is probably from Zac Bacon below. You should ultimately search each property's APN # for the accurate tax information. He left the link and I've attached it again for your convenience. You can search all Placer County properties on the Assessor's page. You ask about an available MAP. The city may be able to provide something, but a rule of thumb should be the newer homes/ subdivisions will generally have your larger Mello Roos due to the size of the bonds needed for developing the infrastructure. There are many areas with very little to no mello-roos in Rocklin. You also asked if Mello-Roos is the same by area. Usually, Mello-Roos assessments will be charged in an entire area, but the amounts will vary from house to house based on home size as Zac mentioned. Mello-Roos will not be based on the price or value of the home. It is a static number that will be the same on the tax bill year after year.

As for Tax Rate, the only standard at this time is the 1% Ad Valorem tax that each property will be assessed based on current value (exceptions apply due to prop 13).

Hope this helps!

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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Ken Patterson answered:
Hi Stephen - Looks like you were able to get some good responses to your questions from some very qualified agents. That is great! Trulia is working. I just wanted to check back in to make sure you are set with information for now. Let me know if you have any follow up questions or would like a lender recommendation. Thanks! Ken ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Hi Linda
Are you looking for a senior park or family park?

What is your budget for space rent?
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
david fritsch answered:
I can set you up on my housing portal based on the specifications of interest. New listings, based on your criteria will automatically be sent to you. The listings include detailed information with photos, previous selling prices, schools in the neighborhood etc.... Then when a property of interest pops ups, I can show it to you.

Bon chance!

Paragon Real Estate
916 420 3388
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
Michele Peterson answered:
I have to agree with many of the answers below.

The referral to a credit repair company is excellent advice.
Jeff Sipes of Blue Water Credit. 916-315-9190

Blue Water does a great job of helping to position buyers into the light.
Allowing you to improve your current credit standing, increase scores
and prepare you to get the best possible interest rate with your improved
credit score.

I have several buyers working with him now.

You are 1 step ahead of many in your circumstances. You know the exact dates of the discharge and foreclosure. Double check to make sure your foreclosure is actually listed on that date in your credit report too.

Michele Peterson
Keller Williams Realty - Roseville
(916) 743-5934
CA DRE 10872795
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Michael McGehee answered:
Tile repairs can be minor, or they can be suggestive of a faulty tile installation. For example, if the area under the removed tile looks black, that can suggest lenoleum was removed and the adheasive was not, and then the tile was laid on the adheasive. If that was done, the whole floor is at risk. But if it's only one tile that was not securely fastened and needs to be repaired, it's a minor repair. So just keep this in mind. OIf your inspector doesn't know what he's looking for, he may miss a big problem entirely, and you may then need to pay for id down the road.

Call me if we can help you.

Lane Realty
Rocklin California
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Thu Dec 16, 2010
Jim Walker answered:
If a buyer wants to concentrate their search on short sales, that is the buyers choice. Not my first choice.
For the buyer that prefers short sales over traditional or REO sales, they can seek out Ken, who thinks short sales are the best type of listing to look at. Or they can look up Ute's profile. She knows they can be trouble, discloses that knowledge, and knows that some are worth the trouble and many aren't.

Me, I like buyers that are willing to give traditional listings and inherited property listings a look. Sometimes, the low hanging fruit IS the tastiest.
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Sat Oct 16, 2010
Jim Walker answered:
We have danced around your question artfully... My interpretation from the other answers is that since most people would rather be a short walk away (maybe half a block is about right) instead of immediately in front of or next to the park is that it is not a positive.

...Except in those cases where it is....

I can think of some famous parks where the proximity enhances the value. Mckinley Park, Land Park and Curtis Park in Sacramento. and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco... Certainly having a penthouse on Park Avenue overlooking Central Park in New York City is a big plus.

But you asked about Rocklin.... To get your answer you would have to provide a specific address, supply the name of the park, and analyze the activities that occur there...

Even if it is all good stuff, it comes down to the perceptions of looking buyers. The park in my neighborhood is used as an overflow soccer field less than a half dozen times a year.. If you saw that park on one of those days you would think it was busy... Yet 360 days a year it receives very light use.
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Mon Oct 4, 2010
Jay Emerson answered:
From the map, there looks to be a wall around the south and west sides of the property. It probably doesn't cut out the noise completely.

To a seller, the fact that you have cash doesn't matter as much as other key terms of your offer. It's all cash at the end of the day. Do something alluring with your terms. Banks want certain things and still some will allow items that you shouldn't discount.

Hire me if you want to write a winning offer on a REO.
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