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Sun Aug 13, 2017
Hippilessrich answered:
go here to see a list of jobs on your home that does not require a permit
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Jesu49 answered:
B/c they don't have to. They have never lived in the home and don't have to disclose. Some will disclose what they know with an estimated cost for repair. Get an inspection and expect repairs as they bank does no repairs, but sells as is, usually at a greatly reduced price. ... more
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Sat Aug 27, 2016
Yes, it can be done, but the lenders who offer it many times want American Credit, so that is not reasonable to expect. The rates are not pretty on those many times.

It is much easier to go to 50%.
Feel free to call go over your situation,

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Thu Jul 28, 2016
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Rosaeee asked:
This is for 1064 sqft 3 bed 1 bath single family home. There is no master room. The current bathroom is 5 x 9 approximately, only next to a 9 x 9 bedroom (closet not included) and living…
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
VA Mortgage Hub answered:
VA loans are not anymore difficult when compared to other government loans like FHA or USDA.

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Fri May 13, 2016
Ifshtein asked:
sites. The usual two types of answers : prices are not updated, or this is a typo. Should I believe it?
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
The wind has nothing to do with it. Investigate if not difficult .... I have seen awful roof workers putting nails in the bad place. Suggest you look from attic (below) see what is looks like... ... more
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Sun Dec 20, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Cliff

I believe you are referring to the $500k exclusion, if married and lived in the house
For more than two years, or the $250k exclusion if single.

capital gains in excess of the above limits, based on whether married or single will
Be taxed at Long Term Capital gains rates, based on your income level.

However, do check and verify with your CPA.

If you rent the property out for more than two years the property will be treated as an income property
And you will be taxed on any and all Capital gains.

Due to a strong economy and the fact that both Apple and Google have huge expansion plans in Sunnyvale, I believe that the Santa Clara home and rents will continue to go up, due to
Higher demand for housing.

Do call if you have further questions.

Good luck.
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Assessed value is for tax not for valuation purpose.
You can ask for a review if it is assessed too high. Why bother if it is lower?
Sam Shueh Realtor
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Tue Oct 13, 2015
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
Yes but you do not hear about them anymore because they are a nightmare. In terms of home buyer, is in not affordable because of the downpayment amount or because of the mortgage payments?

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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Hello chashu, your spouse may qualify FHA with NO FICO score or traditional credit with alternative credit such as utilities, cell phone, car insurance, rent, etc. Ultimately your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores or not 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. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score.

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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Myersjulie31 answered:
I think that I think that it would be best to get the furnace and the AC checked by the inspector, just to be sure. If he doesn't do so originally, I think it would be a good idea to ask him to go back and inspect it. Then you could get a much better assurance that everything is going well with your air conditioner and heater. These can be very temperamental and difficult to work with, so you will definitely want to make sure that it works properly and get that assured through your inspection! ... more
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
RonS answered:
in reading your reply to Tina, you aren't asking the question you really want the answer to. It has nothing to do with recourse. You have a home that is underwater. Of course you can refinance. You don't qualify for a refinance because you are under water so, you asked for a loan modification and the lender told you no, and they refused to refinance also.

So, can you refinance it? Yes. Do you have the credit, income and most important here...the equity to refinance? It sounds like no. you don't so, to your question, no, you can't refinance.

I wouldn't place too much weight on the issue of recourse or not at this point. you have bigger issues with value to worry about.
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
RonS answered:
did you refinance it as an owner occupied property? You said you "Subsequently" bought and moved into another home, THEN turned subject property into a rental and refinanced. If you said it was occupied by you, you subject yourself to prison for fraud. There isn't a lender out there that would do a refinance for a borrower under water unless it was an agency (Fannie/Freddie) loan. If you said you were occupying a fannie/freddie loan for a refi, i'd be very very very careful about walking away and exposing the fraud. I'm just assuming here but from what you wrote, it doesn't appear to be possible to do what you did without claiming it as your primary.

The notes/deeds don't dictate whether its recourse or not. Well, they may but the state guidelines will dictatate recourse/non-recourse and if you are in California, it's a non recourse state. That seems to be the least of your issues though. If the lender claims fraud, even non recourse loans in California could be subject to recourse.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Randall Ortiz answered:
I've worked on deals where BofA closed within 30 days, so yes they can.
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Pq,

Did the termite inspector mention Why they recommend removal? Was it a conduit for moisture or bugs?

All the best,

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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Robert Lei answered:
Yes, true. There is a huge residential complex in Santa Clara near Central Park in the location tracking device.

Property prices in Santa Clara have risen since your first post,
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