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Home Buying in Santa Cruz County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 30, 2016
mc_mcdonald asked:
There are a couple pieces of property that appear large enough to hold a barn and/or small arena. How do I find out if that is permissible?

And I'm wondering if taking a trail ride through…
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Sat Dec 10, 2016
Whiterhino7557 answered:
Is 3550 North Duke Fresno California 93727 is that one a co-op or is it in foreclosure
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Sat Dec 3, 2016
Joseph Kong asked:
Is there any Chinese speaking agent in Santa Cruz?
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Morris.roxann answered:
hi i would like to ask you a question on lots for manufacture homes with section 8 homes and high in criminal active how much should the lot go for and the manufacture home was built in 1995 ... more
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Sat Sep 3, 2016
Deven Siggins answered:
HI Carolyn. Did the seller ever come around after your letter? Did your agent ever find out what happened? That is some bad mojo for the seller if she accepted a higher offer after accepting your offer. Good News however, housing prices are leveling out and we are seeing more contingent offers being accepted on the market in the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. I am sure if you have a good downpayment you will find another home. I wish you luck! ... more
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Sat Jul 2, 2016
Tab Duchateau answered:
Can anyone explain why a seller would accept a much lower bid on a house? My credit score is over 800 and never had any issues, yet a 15K lower bid was accepted on a 185K offer (I bid 200K) I, for the life of me can understand it, so I'll ask the experts. TY ... more
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure I understand your question. You're putting $75K down on a purchase price of $350K? And you only make $2,000/month? Let's say your rate is 3.75...your payment is going to be roughly $1560. That's 78% of your total income!!! So no. Your DTI (debt to income) ratio is way too high. ... more
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Wed Feb 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Unfortunately, what's done is done. However you could go back to the lender who made the mistake and ask them to refinance your loan for FREE to a lower rate. It might be a long shot, but if you complain loud enough, and keep going up the chain of command (to the loan officer's supervisor, or higher), you just might get someone to take notice. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Feb 12, 2016
Cupertino_flyer asked:
Wed Feb 10, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Both Trulia and Zillow have no accurate method of verifying realtors and lenders other than to research their name with the state licensing bureau. In some cases (not sure) a person can just fill out the registration form online and state a fake brokerage they work at. Unless somebody else flags them, that person can get away with it.

Best method for buyers and sellers is always interview 3 realtors and see who you are compatible with. If you ask lots of questions, the answers will separate the mediocre agents from the experienced ones. Also never sign any agreements until you have finished interviewing.
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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

Is it a level lot or hillside? I can put you in touch with a builder if you like.
You can email me directly from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Tina Peters answered:

What is the address of the property you are referring to?

Best wishes!

408 637.8884
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Paul Burrowes answered:
Sold Price Analysis Report (June 16, 2015 to August 11, 2015)
Res. Condominium - List - $565K Sold- $557K DOM - 84
Res. Single Family - List - $979K Sold- $968K DOM – 42
Res. Townhouse - List - $583K Sold- $595K DOM – 15 ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
Could you show the results of your inspection to the current owners? If they lower their price by the $3K it costs for mold remediation, it still might be worth staying in the contract. And if you're not sure about the wood behind the wall, talk to the mold remediation experts about your concerns. ... more
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Mon May 18, 2015
1mattressman asked:
2003 homes built in Phase 2 of neighborhood. House next to us has had 3 different owners. The last was foreclosed. They are listing house at 100k / "as is" (avg. ranging from 115k - 134k).…
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Fri May 8, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
No. Rent back is from the buyer. Inheriting a tenant for 38 days is just considered plan rent.

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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