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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Unfortunately you made a huge mistake. You will need to sweeten the deal now. Try bribery - offer this person some green cash & convince him/her to sign the quit claim deed. If that does'nt work, you will need to pay a lawyer. ... more
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Wed Apr 13, 2016
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Mon Aug 3, 2015
Maura.booker answered:
I'm completely new to your blog and I'm unaware of the existing interest rates on the mortgage loans. I wanna put my one acre home which is close to the highway near Dovetail Drive, Arlington. How could I know the essay writing services reviews and the interest rates without meeting any agent? Please answer me as soon as possible. ... more
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, The FHA has that stipulation because they want to avoid lending to an investor who is going to flip the home.


Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Thu Nov 3, 2011
Richard Murphy answered:
Title and Loan Documentation are two separate things, A Title Company can make the Title issue happen for you. You can also take the Property Subject-to and get the Title with the Existing loans.
At the bottom of the Real Estate Contract it has an option to take the property subject-to an existing loan.
Take an Investor to lunch and ask for help...

Good luck
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Brian Rayl answered:

On occasion there are delays or discrepancies in Trulia and other internet websites because of the way that information is gathered and collected. Trulia and the like are a great start to the home buying process, but it in now way gives you all of the information to make an informed investment decision.

Bans do work with buyers directly, but if you are not familiar with the process they can make your life a living hell, especially when dealing with the REO departments. My advice is to seek out a local real estate agent in the area that can assist you in your search. This will mean some added expenses in the home purchase, but in the end it will definitely be well worth it.

An approximate address would help, but not always. A small area can have 2-300 addresses and someone would have to check each and every one of of those to see if they were in foreclosure or not. It would be a very time consuming task and you still may not find the exact home you were searching for.

I wish you luck with your search, and if you would like a referral to a foreclosure/REO specialist in your area, please feel free to contact me any time.

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO
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Thu Sep 24, 2009
Aida Pinto answered:
Be careful with some of these so called "first time buyer" programs--sometimes you end up paying more for the home than what the program provides. Find a Realtor who is going to look out for you and not just for a sale. Remember: what is cheap in the beginning ends up be very expensive in the end.

Good luck in your search and feel free to search for homes on my website:

Search my MLS Free : (copy and paste this link):
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Dyanna answered:
I am a real estate agent in the City of South Gate. Even though the buyer does not need a loan, you still need to have him/her sign disclosures, especially concerning the city requirements, because if he doesn't sign a waiver he CAN sue you after the deal closes. Please contact me and I will help make this transaction a good one for you. Good Luck.

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Mon Jun 1, 2009
M.D.J answered:
Depends on how temporary is it? Is it through a temp. agency? Do you have a history of working temp. jobs or is that just the case now?

Let me know, good luck to you.
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Mon Jun 1, 2009
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Mon Mar 23, 2009
Matt & Riahna Kastner answered:

I am not sure about California but Missouri is offering a program to first-time home buyers that works in conjunction with the $8,000 credit being offered from the government. Basically, the program allows the buyer to take the amount of the tax credit from the Federal government out as a loan from the State which must be payed back when the buyer receives the credit from their tax return. It works like an advancement and there are penalties if the money is not payed back after the buyer receives the credit from the federal government. The great thing about it is that this advancement allows you to get the money right away to use towards a downpayment or closing costs. There may be a similar program in your state. The website for the program in Missouri is: ... more
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Thu Feb 19, 2009
Dave Heck answered:
You might try for starters. Let me know if you come up with anything.
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Fri Oct 3, 2008
Dyanna answered:
I have an office in South Gate and know the area well. As realtors our job is to find a property and negotiate the best deal for you, the client. Now if you want to go to an auction, the guidelines are different there. There is usually a minimum bid that the bank is looking for and won't sell if it doesn't get to that price. A realtors job at that point is to make sure that all documents needed are delivered to you the buyer and that everything is in order, the purchase price is up to the auction and bank.

Please let me know if I can be of help to you.

Good Luck!
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Tue Sep 16, 2008
Dyanna answered:
I have to disagree with Ryan, you need a real estate agent to put the deal together. A lender does not complete a real estate transaction, they complete a loan, if one is needed. This is why you need to speak with someone familiar with South Gate because unlike Utah, where Ryan seems to be from, we do not have anything that would exclude someone from paying taxes.

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