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Santa Barbara : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 30, 2015
vsaumarez asked:
My wife are FTBs and want to buy in SB. we saw this video and want to know if it is this true? Are homes really that small…
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Wed Sep 23, 2015
Andy Madrid answered:
Technically and legally the agent can handle the sale of his own home regardless of whether there is a tax lien on the home. If he is putting the property for sale on the open market (i.e.: putting it in the MLS and it is being represented by the brokerage) it's just like any other sale, not a FSBO. As for concealing it, he really can't because it is public record and its very easy to find out as soon as information is requested from the title company or through a public record search. Aside from that, as an agent even representing himself, he has a duty of disclosure to potential buyers of the property. ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Richard Anderson asked:
I have visited your site, but never knowingly created a "profile". Please advise as to why I got this email. I am not a realtor, nor am I selling or renting a property, so there…
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Sat May 16, 2015
Alyssa Overeiner answered:
You could expect to make 24,000 off that deal but you need to take into consideration the split with your broker as well as taxes! Do not forget taxes! A more realistic number to expect to net would be about $6,720 which takes into account a 30/70 split with broker (which is standard in my area) as well as about 40% or so set aside for tax purposes. Again, it will vary from brokerage to brokerage and from agent to agent. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Cora Macahilas answered:
I believed this Jennifer Nuru Milner got so much informations about us. Everyone please be aware of who are the people contacting you and asking for your details. Realtors and Real Estate property management people how do you stop these scammers who are so evil in devastating your own businesses and reputations as well as ours as your customers?? Don't tell us it will just be like this "Beware"!??? What are our rights that we were lured to your handled properties? Cora ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Trulia does not allow any type of fsbo post. You can post a for sale by owner on Zillow.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015
danfritschen answered:
The cost to replace the floor, remodel the kitchen and bathrooms, and replace/update the doors and windows depends on a number of variables. First is your homes location and the labor rate in that location. The same worker may make $15 an hour in some areas of the US and $50 an hour in others.. a big difference! Also important is the materials you choose - kitchen cabinets can be $200 or $500 per cabinets. windows can be $200 or $600 for the same size of window. Finally the size of your bathroom and kitchen impact the price - bigger rooms mean more flooring, cabinets and countertops. To get an estimate of the cost to remodel or renovate a kitchen try this calculator for remodelling or adding on a bathroom this calculator can give you an estimate as well ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
We lend throughout California and Santa Barbara is ideal with our portfolio jumbo programs
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
They should not allow these free ads unless there is proof of ownership via documents and.or local phone number verified. Even scary and tragic craiglist verifies numbers. Starting to see the same junk on LinkedIn too. ... more
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Melissa Wiggans answered:
Hi David,

Trulia is a real estate advertising sites. It is a shame that there are people trying to scam others, but remember if something sounds too good to be true or sounds suspicious, it probably is. I've also encountered similar postings on websites like Craigslist, too. You can always flag a post as fraudulent in order to get it removed. ... more
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
I would be more than happy to email you the property profile.

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

Alex Greer

Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
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Fri Feb 6, 2015
VG answered:
I applied for it and did get a reply from the "owner" but the "owner" said he was out of town and won't be able to show the property.
Also, he asked me to fill out rental application ASAP (which i unfortunately did). I asked him to share phone number multiple times which he didn't! Also, number shown by listing doesn't work.
I am convinced it is a scam!
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Anne Gottsdanker answered:
I found another listing which I believe to be fraudulent, at 2905 De La Vina St. The "owner" wants me to send him money without letting me see inside the apartment first. In his first email to me, he was living in Florida. Now he is suddenly living in Nigeria. I have told him I am in a wheelchair and will not rent an apartment without being able to go inside and finding out if I can go through the doorways to the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. He will not make that possible, and wants me to send him money in advance. I believe this to be a fraudulent listing. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Jordan Gouger answered:
That sounds very suspicious. We have a lot of rental scams here in Austin where the scammer falsely advertises a property and then either pockets the money or steals the applicant's personal information.

On rentals, look for something that is either listed by an agent or a property management firm. These rentals will have highly visible contact information and photos. I would also recommend contacting one of the other local Realtors that will respond to this post and seeing if they can help you.
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