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Home Buying in Santa Barbara : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jan 15, 2017
Jstein asked:
Wed Jun 22, 2016
Margaret Brown asked:
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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Tue Mar 10, 2015
hori4kids asked:
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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Thu Jan 22, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Jntstieg,

The question you are asking however legitimate would need other clarifications and poses a bevy of other questions. Are you paying cash for the home, If not how much will you finance (this will make a difference based on the amount of Lenders title policy) What is your current credit score (makes a difference on loan amount and insurance cost) What is the address of the property ( will need this in order to calculate the estimated taxes for 3 months reserve). It is best that we speak in person where i can help guide you and assure you that you are making the right decision for your family.

I recognize that you are very busy, so I am only asking you to spend 6 minutes with me to discuss your needs so we can determine if we can be of service to you. After answering just a few simple non-credit related questions (I do not need to pull your credit report in advance) I will be able to email you some options that will allow you to immediately determine if we are the right choice for you and your family.
I look forward to working with you to make your dreams a REALITY.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS# 968898
The Federal Savings Bank
Mobile: 469-347-3572
Direct: 512-717-0403
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
Brittany Lough answered:
Hi Elena,
Thats a great question. It's actually a very good time to buy because interest rates are great and there is typically less competition among buyers during the holiday season. Buyers typically take a step back during the holidays. At the moment prices are steadying off. Right now we are seeing homes sitting on the market for longer periods of time and I think many of these sellers are ready to sell. There is speculation that we may see the market and prices start to increase again come spring time. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. ... more
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Brittany Lough answered:
That home is not currently listed for sale in the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
J Perry answered:
I will also say that I have stopped using Zillow and Trulia because I have received more scam responses than legitimate ones! Again... very frustrating!
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Alexandra King answered:
Hello Sandra, the SB/Ventura area. Please send me your specs: type of home,# Beds & Baths/Interested in Condos? What sqft? ROI? And anything else you consider important. My # is (805)687-8823.Laurie ... more
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Aaron Schulman answered:
My partner and I represent commercial and residential expertise. We are happy to help for any of your needs. Many thanks. Aaron Schulman 805 669 8779.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because it gives you an idea of the price range you can afford. Also, offers from individuals with pre-approvals are taken much more seriously. I am a lender based out of California and I have done plenty of loans throughout the state. I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan you need so feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Alexander Greer answered:
Looks like you got a really good answer below.

Let me know if you need a purchase loan for the property or want to get pre-approved (this will increase the chances of your loan being accepted) because I can certainly help you out there. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or email me at You can check us out at I will look at your situation and present you with some options.

Alex Greer
NMLS #1056079
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
gaurav811 answered:
Jeff you are spot on. They kept $200 as a buffer in case notary had to come to my home after hours. In my case they actually had to and so I was charged that much.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Jeff Bochsler answered:
Allan, I know this is a delayed response, but did want to share some really good news. Within the last month our company is able to lend to those just one day out of a short sale. Traditionally, you would have to wait two years.

If you are looking to get back into the market, I'm here in Santa Barbara and happy to help you look into this option further, line out the details of the program, and help you determine what is the next best step to get you back into owning a home.

Feel free to call me or stop by my office.

Jeff Bochsler
3700 State Street #340
Medallion Mortgage
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Jim Alzina answered:
The face of Adams has really changed in the past couple years. Test scores are on the rise and the school is becoming more diverse every year. A lot of the neighborhood kids are coming back to the school as they see these changes have been made. ... more
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