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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,
I can put you in touch with a local property manager that may be able to help you. Please email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Puakip asked:
Fri Sep 9, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
You should consult with legal counsel and your financial advisor before transferring title. You can read some general information here: http://www.divorcenet.com/resources/divorce/marital-property-division/interspousal-transfer-grant-deeds-vs-quit-claim-deed#b

Best of luck!
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Mon Jul 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
As others have said below, commission is negotiable. However, having said that, you would want to hire an agent who is going to spend his/her time in guiding and answering your questions and not cut their services regardless of the fee.

I hope this makes sense!

Best,

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Sat Mar 19, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
Value is probably not meaningful. As a professional we dispute Trulia, Zillow and RF all together. Trulia and Zillow are same company. They do not even agree with each other.

Sam Shueh
Campbell Realtor
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello:

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Please contact your Realtor and ask to see the Notice of Your Supplemental Property Tax Bill. Please also go over your final HUD/settlement statement with your Realtor or escrow to see if the property tax has already been pro-rated and what, if any, amount you have been credited for property tax purposes.

If you have concerns regarding the legal ramifications or consequences or tax liability, I encourage you to please contact an attorney to discuss these matters further.
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Sat May 23, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Ligia, yes sure there are and any courteous agent can assist with giving you a list of all rentals in your zip code requested. The rentals in 95112 zip code start from $1,350 for 1bd 1ba apartment and from $2,495 for 3bd 1ba apartment. The inventory is quite low in this zip code so you should also check with local rental management companies.

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/

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 and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy and 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, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from 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 up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

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

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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Paul answered:
Concord, Pittsburgh, Antioch, Martinez, Vallejo, Richmond...
But you will have to speak to agents and drive the neighborhoods to see what is considered safe for you.
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Paul answered:
I strongly recommend you contact the law offices of Henry Hicks (http://henryhickslaw.com/).
They handled my Tampa shortsale from beginning to end. They are experts at negotiating price (they do this all day) and at making sure you get a full release from liability, which is extremely important. Otherwise, the lender can ask you to pay a portion. Finally, the lender pays their fee, so it is essentially free of charge to use their service (there was some misc fee I had to pay at the end). ... more
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Ricky Ablaza answered:
Hi Dillan,

The market today is full of cash buyers who overbid from $50K to $150K. With a pre approval you have no chance standing up to a cash buyer. Give me a call(408-316-0793) so we can see how we can stack the cards in your favor with a loan approval. ... more
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Rene' De Blanco, MBA answered:
If you are also a disabled vet, there is no FUNDING fee.
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Wed May 16, 2012
Andrew Espino answered:
Julian st is a good area.. East of N. 4th and Julian st is where the boundary begins. Your in downtown, so keep that in mind. FYI, great gym on N. 3rd st "San Jose Athletic club" used to be called "Capital Club athletics. Great place to meet some neighbors. : ) ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Andrew Espino answered:
Yes. But 2 bedroom units under $250K are moving fast throughout the city. Also, find out if the HOA is in litigation. Litigation makes it tough to finance, lenders might restrict.
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Wed May 16, 2012
Andrew Espino answered:
The Market is on Fire throughout California (metro areas). Multiple offers down to San Diego. Some colleagues in Southern California are seeing huge demand with light inventory. We MAY have seen the bottom in the 4th quarter of 2011. Only time will tell. : ) ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
Actually, I'm not a fan of Communication Hill. It's a personal preference to avoid living next to a large memorial park.

As for better resale value, I'm not sure what's meant by that. Both properties have perceived value which are priced by the market, both today and at resale. In order to be a better value at resale, you would just need to underprice the home relative to the comparables.

If you're looking for long-term returns on your investments, that's a simpler matter, since you're better able to get a finally distressed/discounted home at Communication Hill.

If you're looking for rental returns, both offer below average cash flow rates for the south Bay.
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Mon May 14, 2012
Blanca Ramirez answered:
There are a lot good areas in 95112. This is a great time to buy if you qualify since the prices seem to be going up due to high demand.
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
First steps:

1. Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.


2. Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

3. Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

4. Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Good luck!
Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140.
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
First steps:

1. Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.


2. Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

3. Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

4. Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Good luck!
Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140.
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