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Nicole Fedor…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Ana, CA
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Can a seller open escrow on a property if they have not cancelled/released deposit on a previous escrow for the same property? I
They can accept another offer, and open an escrow. HOWEVER, they cannot CLOSE escrow until your issue is resolved. Your agent should be getting his/her broker involved, and gett ... more
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 Vinhbuu, Real Estate Pro in Tustin, CA
Vinhbuu answered:
Wife and I are looking for our first home in Orange County - 92683 or surround area codes
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Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Are there any incentives in Orange County for first time home buyers?
There's the Platinum Program, which is a 3% down payment grant. There's also the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC), which offers a first time buyer a discount on the mortgage interest ... more
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Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Is anyone else out there starting to see private investor loans come back around?
Hi Laura,

Yes, I have a lot more options available to offer my clients now, including bank statement programs, 1 day out of foreclosure, etc.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mor ... more
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Nicholas S N…, Other/Just Looking in Rockford, IL
Nicholas S Nelson answered:
hi..I`m prequalified in California to buy a home but can I buy a home in other state.thanks
Prequalification are borrower specific, not state specific. If looking in a different state you do need to let lender know if it will be primary residence, second home or investment pr ... more
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Bill Schallmo, Real Estate Pro in Costa Mesa, CA
Bill Schallmo answered:
is this prop up for sale ?
If you'll send me the full address, I can get you all the details on the property as I work the local area.

Bill Schallmo
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Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
I asked the question about appreciation between Tustin Ranch and Oceanside yesterday. Now I have one area to consider, Fallbrook.
Hi marylynndatoc,

I want to piggyback on Richard's comment: "The other thing. Verify the effects of transfering your Prop 13 tax rate."

You will be happy to know there are act ... more
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Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
What location is better in appreciation in general - Tustin Ranch in Orange County or Oceanside in San Diego County?
Hi Marylynn,
Interesting question. I agree that it will also depend on what your motivating factors are for where you want to live and what time frame you are looking at. I specialize ... more
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Angie Pham, Home Buyer in Orange County, CA
Angie Pham answered:
My wife and I are a first time home buyer. Are there any incentives in Orange County?
Hi Joe,
As a first time hone buyer, there are 2 free grant programs that you might qualify for up to $15,000.00 with only 3.5% down. Please call or email me for more information.
Ang ... more
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Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in South Jordan, UT
Shane Milne answered:
Using my income on my husband's mortgage applcation?
Hi Erin, thanks for the reply. Are all of the $900/mo payments in your husbands name? If so, that does make his debt to income ratio on the higher side but still within qualifying ran ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Miekeba Jones answered:
how much is the normal closing cost, normally?
Hi Bingh, May I suggest asking the seller for 3% closing costs. That should cover it.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Tustin
Bill Schallmo, Real Estate Pro in Costa Mesa, CA
Bill Schallmo answered:
I am relocating to Orange County from overseas as my children are attending school here. Are there any restrictions on non-residents.?
How is the relocation coming along? I noticed no one really answered your question...
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Morcos Azer, Real Estate Pro in La Habra, CA
Morcos Azer answered:
We would like to be first time buyers, in our mid-late 30s with a baby on the way. The problem, we don't have a down payment. Can a mortgager?
If you are in mid-late 30s, and you did not save any money for down payment, I advise you not to commit to a house payment until you consult with a financial adviser.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in 92782
Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in tustin, CA
Ann Urias answered:
How much will it cost to have a purchase agreement written up?
If you are in a buy owner transaction, make sure to contact an escrow company to handle your deal. No Realtor is going to be willing to take the responsibility for a small fee. Good luc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Tustin
Jovan Simon,  in Santa Ana, CA
Jovan Simon answered:
Finding a buyer's agent.
Hey Sa,

I can help you out with finding a buyers agent, I work for a Direct Residential Lender and we work with a lot of real estate agents. First thing you want to do is get pre app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 Home Buying in Tustin
Felix Hung, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Felix Hung answered:
Do banks generally allow a short sale for below the listing price? If not, how much higher is the final price different from the listing price?

Thom provides a great answer!

The list price on a short sale is set by the agent and homeowner but it has NO barring on what the short sale lender will evaluate the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 28, 2012 Home Buying in 92780
Stephanie Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Stephanie Hart answered:
What is the average percentage for a short sale negotiation fee?
I think it is a huge disservice when agents pass the buck on to the buyer in regards to negotiator fees. I am seeing that more and more on the MLS under agents notes. In my opinion if a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Home Buying in 92780
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