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Home Buying in 90650 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Travis Jackson answered:
I can have an experienced Realtor in the Norwalk area contact you. Send me you dads name, phone #, and address to and I will find the perfect agent for your father! In the email let me know his price range and any specific requirements.

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
(408) 316-5954
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Rick Manzanares answered:
You can go on Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian's website it's free of charge and you can dispute online
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Daniellelynnlammie,

Hire a Realtor to represent you - one who has closed short sales. Short sales can be very time consuming so if you don't have some time, you might not want to try to purchase one. Once you find a short sale you would like to purchase, your Realtor submits your offer to the seller/home owner. If they accept your offer, their Realtor will forward the offer to the seller's/home owner's lender(s) for their approval. They don't have to approve a short sale and sometimes don't. However, banks/lenders are getting better at approving short sales. It all depends on if the seller/home owner truly has a provable financial hardship.

Good luck.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Diego Esquivel answered:
Wed Mar 30, 2011
Rick Manzanares answered:
I can answer any question you might have regarding a short sale.

Rick Manzanares
Coldwell Banker Dynasty
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
If you work with a Realtor, all of that information is available. If you are not working with a Realtor then I suppose you would have to go to the management company at the development and ask those questions.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:

Cash is king!

Find a Realtor specialist in your area that can shepherd you through the process.

Good luck!

Gerard Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia
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Thu Apr 1, 2010
Lourdrie McNamee, MRP answered:

My business partner has been helping a client in Norwalk that had looked into that program. Would you like me to get information for you on this? You can email me at

Good luck in your home search.

Lou McNamee
Coldwell Banker
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Sat Jun 26, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Gauri: Sorry you are having trouble in your current transaction. This is a classic case of why buyers really need their own representation. At this point you need to go to the agent's broker and let him know that it is not in your best interest to delay the transaction. Especially, if you are in a situation where the rate lock on your loan will expire. Call who every is processing your loan and ask when the rate lock will expire, then tell the dual agent's broker to find out how much time the seller is requesting and make sure it is within your rate lock period.

Good Luck

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Thu Jul 1, 2010
It is normal unfortunately. They are either too busy or don't care since so many offers are being made. I am sure that the holidays has made it worse. Keep you chin up, the New Year will make it a wee bit easier. Are you qualified on your mortgage? ... more
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Thu Jul 1, 2010
Linda A. Cappello answered:
Do you have a Realtor representing you as the buyer?

It is our responsibility to present every offer that comes in on our listings so that it really is up to the Seller to accept or decline the offer, not the listing agent.

If you could offer more information, I could better answer your questions.

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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Bob Georgiou answered:
Ask her about simply sending an addendum with the change in financing terms. A new contract will likely trigger a restart in the procedures. Chack out my blog for an expanation of the delays.
Maybe it’s time to let Bankruptcy Courts deal with Neg-Am Mortgages.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Jenny A. Le answered:
Did you submit to the seller ample documentation to show that you have "more" than sufficient liquid assets to cover the $20K over asking price? If yes, did your agent submit them "along" with your offer all in 1 package? If yes, did the listing agent confirmed receipt of your "full" offer package?

If you answer no to any of the questions above, go back to your agent and ensure he/she follow through for you with a complete offer package.

Additionally, some banks are no longer looking for the highest offer. They look for the buyer that have the strongest financial position (cash, cash, cash) and have the financial capacity to cover the difference between the offered price and the appraised value, should the value comes in low.

Lastly, some banks are accepting all CASH offers with short closing time line (10 days or less) that are "lower" than the list price.

I suggest you work with an agent that knows how to strategize and write effective offers for "each" property.

Phone: (888) 525-0125
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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

Great idea posting on here. If you dont get the feedback you are looking for, I suggest you go under the Find a Pro feature in the Advice and Opinions tab to search for an active agent in those areas and contact them.

best of luck

Sean Dawes
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Dyanna answered:
Carolina there are so many people looking for property right now and there seems to be a shortage, that each property is receiving about 10-20 offers. These properties are going for about 20-100k over asking. My clients are approved for $265,000 and we are looking in the $200,000 price range so we could bid up to $265,000 and they are still being out bid. My clients have submitted over 22 offers and still nothing. 4 offers and an acceptance would be heaven sent.

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Thu Apr 16, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
Buyer assistance is available in certain locales--a local agent is best suited to advise you about this. Closing costs are normally paid by the buyer--but the seller is sometimes willing to do this--again-consult a local agent. ... more
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Rick Manzanares answered:
Hi Liz

You can bid whatever price you want to bid on a house,
but I would recommend speaking to an agent so they can
better assist you in bidding the right price for a particular home.
Its always important to get some advise from your agent regarding
putting a offer, because if you bid low someone can bid more which
after a while that can become pretty frustrating.

Ricardo Manzanares
Coldwell Banker Dynasty
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Fri Oct 17, 2008
David Krecker answered:
working with a good , knowledgeable agent, and they can get you leads, and determine the correct price..... conatct me and i will set you up with automatic leads sent to you
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Mon Sep 1, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
A foreclosed home is a great opportunity for many with equity. You need to be qualified by a lender all offers are submitted with approval document. Working with buyers agent providing your specifications short/long term goals allows agent work on your behalf locate a home for sale. Yes you pay for closing costs however bank can agree to other financial contributions depends on how the sale purchase contract is structure.
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Wed Dec 16, 2009
A answered:
Why dont you share your information here so that others can benefit from it?
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