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Yesterday at 7:06pm
Plymouth answered:
My experience
If you count save at least % 1. Or more then worth to refinance
Because the trouble of paper ,cost,fee,penalty etc. Not worth it
Just made a extra payment on the principle only ,even $50 or $100 a month will save you more then what trouble you go though .
OK good luck
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Yesterday at 6:19pm
Rich Reed answered:
Generally, property is sold (transferred) through an escrow and all persons on title (owners) must sign the transfer documents. The money is received by the escrow company and distributed to the sellers according to their equity. Your particular situation may be different and you may wish to obtain legal counsel. Hope this helps! ... more
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
DJ answered:
That's not an "Extortion fee". You signed a contract. You are (were) in breach of contract.

Your answer lies in :"Alas,all my contingencies have expired."

You've shifted the blame onto the seller, even accusing the seller of charging you "extortion fees" when it is you who breached the contract .

You wrote :" I refuse on principle." What matter is the law, not your principles You're not the victim here, as you believe you are.
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Mary answered:

Yes, you can post your condo as For Rent on Trulia without getting an agent. Please follow the instructions below.

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Mon Apr 24, 2017
v_nunnemaker answered:
Move to Northern California. Anywhere about an hour north of San Francisco.

Conservative values.
Reasonable home prices.
Same great weather,

I live on 6 acres with a custom built 3BR/3BA home with a 3 car garage in the woods that I bought for $351K.

My wife stays at home to raise our kids and I bring home $110K per year.

Mortgage is $1600 with taxes and insurance impounded.

Plenty of money to travel and plenty of great places to play around here:

Calistoga Mud Baths
Bodega Head for beach combing
Mendocino for Coastal relaxation
San Francisco an hour and a half away for Arts/Concerts/Museums/Broadway
Costco within 15 miles as well as In-and-Out Burger

Just saying, not so bad up here and we tend to have all the water in the dry seasons (not that I have a lawn, but still)

Come north of the Bay and enjoy life again.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Assessed value are what property taxes are based on. They often do not reflect market value. Some towns base them on a percentage of value. Some at only 90% while other set their assessed value at say 110%. Any good agent can complete a bpo and tell you what the property is worth in todays market to know if it is a deal ... more
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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Pbros2 asked:
We are looking at staying there for about a month to try the local ski areas. From mid December to mid January. We are from Australia.
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Steve Armstrong answered:
I have three for sale I can send pictures and I am having them deprogrammed from my MLS provider relpy to
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I am happy to help you get your listing removed from Trulia. Your listing was posted on Trulia through Hotpads, which is a partner site that syndicates listings to Trulia and other websites. Here is a link to your Hotpads listing:

You can remove your listing from Trulia by removing it from Hotpads. Your listing will remove from Trulia within 24 hours once you expire it from Hotpads. If you have additional questions, please let me know and I will be happy to help you.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Tue Apr 18, 2017
Kylev91 asked:
Idk how the site got my info for my housing (used Hot Pads): 223 N. Saint Louis St. but its not on the market and people keep calling.

Please remove this listing.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Jason answered:
FHA will allow for up to a 56.999% Total debt ratio with a credit score of 640 or higher. I closed a loan last week with 56.858%
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Ponceraqueel6 answered:
Raquel ponce
I'm looking for an agent who works on forclosures in the la crescenta Ca erea
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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Carileena1 answered:
I am refinancing my condo in Calif. I Owe $95,000...The value is $360,OOO. I am now retired and do not qualify for a new loan, not enough income, but excellent credit. I asked my 40 yr old son to help me. I am borrowing $125,000 with him to show enough income. How do I do the title and will my taxes go up being it was appraised. My loan is 6.025% and new loan will be 4%. I have paid in it 15 years. He is not on the title now but will be added. What are pros & cons? ... more
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Teegy2016 answered:
Hi, I'm in the closing process of buying a home in kentucky. It's for sale by owner. All the contracts were signed by both parties, now one week before our closing date, the homeowner is trying to backout! Is this allowed? Plz help, I need advice asap. Thanks in advance! ... more
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Deannawalker50 answered:
You can look through this article
There are listed top neighbourhoods for investments, so maybe it will be useful for you.
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Janice, I think it was leased today for $7,550 monthly rent. Are you looking for rentals in Beverly Hills only? There are other similar and like properties 3000sf available for rent in Beverly Hills.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Brad S answered:
There are a couple of questions to consider here:

1) Your personal preference and use of the home. In other words, does that "tandem" room bother you, or affect how you would use it etc. If you want to use it as a 3rd bedroom, functionally, someone has to walk through it to get to the adjacent room, and does that affect your use of it, etc.

2) How it may affect value and if that is important to you. Typically, this involves whether it is a legal "bedroom" and if other Buyers would discount the house because this tandem bedroom has a decreased functional use. The 1st part is answered by checking with local Building Dept, to see if it is a legal bedroom, the 2nd part is answered by asking the opinion of local Real Estate Professionals, in that specific area.
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Yoldess Mettiji answered:
Hi Kate,

I am happy to sit with you at our office in Pasadena and properly work out the numbers.

Get in touch if you still need assistance & best of luck with rental home endeavor. ... more
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