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95376 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 28, 2016
Dan asked:
when the 408 number is googled it shows up with the trulia ad, and it is older phone number on old trulia account
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Wed Nov 23, 2016
Gratziella answered:
You may be able to find it on I knew the name of the owner of a past property I lived at and it matched with the one provided by Spokeo. It could be out of date, but is it worth a shot ... more
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:

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

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079 ... more
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Joanie answered:
I would look a little more toward the south. I live on Albert- 1 block away. House was built in '94- things are starting to fall apart, so if you can find something w/ new major home systems-hvac, water heater, windows, fence, and garage door I've had to replace all of these in the last few years. Also, my house seems to have been slapped together without much insulation on the outside walls and no sealant under eaves at all. Also- this is Mello Roos area. Finally, the city owns a street tree on my property that is causing major problems and they will not cut it down- even if I pay to replace it with the right kind of tree- until the sidewalk breaks and someone hurts themselves, or I can remove my driveway and house to prove that the issues are caused by their tree roots....Seriously- that is what they told me!. Oh yeah, and there is a lot of theft around here...someone took something from my open garage in broad daylight when I went inside for 5 min awhile back, recently my ex-cop neighbor's car stereo was stolen, and my personal info and garage door opener were taken from my car in the driveway-nothing else. Granted, it was my fault for leaving the window down, but my neighbor's truck blocks my car from street view. You have to be walking down my COURT to see my car from the street AND I have a street light at the end of my driveway! Ballsy... Livermore is a better area and feels like a small town, with big city amenities, access, and an AWESOME farmers market! I did read recently that it is a great place to panhandle! Good luck. ... more
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
pradasjuan answered:
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
Donald Maloney answered:
Funny reading that the commission would be based on the gross sale not considering credits.
Actually the commission should be based on the NET sales price. It is unconscionable to collect a commission on the "credit" since the seller is not getting that money and therefore should not be obligated to pay a commission on monies not received. ... more
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Sarah G answered:
First consider what will happen if your tenant stops paying rent or gives a notice to vacate.
Every month the house is vacant is an EXPENSE to your budget. So how to you make money off of a rental when you need to make MONTHLY timely mortgage payments and property tax payments/

You do what the big banks do. YOU PAY CASH> Also when you pay cash you pay much less for real estate so you can afford to LOWER the minimum rent so you can be competitive with your local competition....all other similar properties that are for rent in your market.

On the surface it looks like an investment/property manager would make more profit on a higher monthly rent. But if you look at the possibilities as a prospective tenant you are looking for maximum rental value with the lowest amount of rent costs.

Never having to worry about QUICKLY finding good and honest tenants saves TONS of aggravation.
How do you find good tenants? You do NOT find them by over charging on monthly rent . It can help, all things being equal, that tenant LOYALTY should also be a goal. A LOYAL tenant will pay on time and not cause trouble. How do I find a loyal tenant? Run the same tenant credit checks, interviews etc but remember THEY are thing about how much the rent will be as number one or number two priority. Once you make a proper tenant selection, THEY WILL BE FORCED TO BE LOYAL to you because of you comparatively LOW RENT. Once a tenant gets comfortable they will start spending money which will pout them in debt. Your biggest threat from good on time loyal tenants is when they start looking for a house to buy. If they have low rent and spend money on "toys:" you will have a continuing loyal tenant who is stuck paying you as their number one debt.
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
I know the question is old, but others may currently be in a similar situation.
problem if you buy?? not if you buy it for market value. but according to what you stated the mortgage is greater than what the home is worth. so unless the bank will approve a short sale, the full amount owed will need to be paid. However, you cannot buy the home as a short sale.

if you buy the home, do you plan on occupying a portion of the home with your parents???

if the amount owed is greatly more than the home's worth, sometimes foreclosure may be best.

options: shot sale, foreclosure, pay down the principal then buy the home if the amount owed is only slightly above the home's value, assist your parents with the mortgage payment, rent out the home if it will cover the mortgage payment and buy a home for you and your parents.

good luck
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Larry G. Williams answered:
Did you send a letter addresses to "owner" at that address?
Did you knock on door and ask for owner?
Did you go to public records office and search for owner's name?

Any particular reason for asking this question?
I will tell you that it's most likely occupied by a tenant.
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Lance King answered:
This information is public and accessible through the assessor's office. It is easy for me to look up but I'm not comfortable handing over that information without knowing why you want it. If you want to contact me off line info is below:

Best Regards,

Lance R. King - Founder/Managing Broker
King Realty Group

DRE # 01384425
415.722.5549 - Cell
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Hollie asked:
My rental property is in Tracy.

Where and how to file eviction?

I checked
but it's not clear
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Bs answered:
Hello Vaqas:

Would you please elaborate "90 days before you sell an investment property in California"? Are you talking about FHA-90 rule? Or you mean: CA has 90 anti-flipping clauses for all investment buys(short sale, REO, etc.)? Thank you again! ... more
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Wed May 23, 2012
Hollie answered:
Thank you. The dual agent told me if we don't allow the stller to stay after closing, they would cancel the contract.
She said they have a backup offer which is a cash offer.
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Thu May 17, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
Are you looking for a rental?
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
A contractor doesn't typically ask for a sellers credit for repairs. The contractor is a third party and is expecting to be paid by the seller or the buyer. If the contractor will be sending their invoice to escrow the buyer and the seller will have to agree on the disposition of the charges prior to the close of escrow. Typically, whom ever ordered the work should ethically pay for the services unless already agreed. If you're the buyer you and your agent should request the credit. Your agent should be skilled enough to build a good case and develop a good request for credit.

If your in contract: Ask your Realtor to negotiate a credit
If you have already closed escrow: The contract to sell is complete. Credit will be very difficult obtain.

Committed to your success,


Rocky G.H. Hawrysz
Prudential California Realty
(209) 444-6610
License No. 01468373
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Fri Aug 26, 2011
Joseph Gus Saar answered:
Thu Aug 25, 2011
I don't have the answer to that, but if you go by a pool supply store they can help you. If you want a good company to just clean and upkeep the pool I highly recommend Blue Lagoon Pool Service. They even service liner pools ... more
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Thu Aug 25, 2011
Steve's Solar Screens is very prevalent in making and installing solar screens. They can darken a room, but they can also reduce the amount of heat by 30%. I resisted installing them forever, now that I have on the west bedroom windows, my kids are very grateful; ... more
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
J Mario Preza answered:
While it is a first for this reader to hear such a petition, it is a well taken contention. However, there is much too much information and loose ends both in the day to day processes used in the real estate industry, and now via the Internet, that accomplishing a complete removal of information about any particular house my be very limited. This is akin to seeking a credit reporting agency to clean up erronous data on your otherwise good credit report. It may be achievable, but as soon as you think all is well, something else can and sometimes pops up. Try this, and you'll see what I'm alluding to: type your property address on the search bar on your Internet browser and watch what happens. If your house is like the hundreds, if not thousands of legitimate addresses out in "ciberland," it will produce results. As for your valid safety concerns, you'll be hardpressed to achieve a complete elimination of any potential risks, not the least of which is the exposure of the photo that was once used for selling your property. Good luck! ... more
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