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91773 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Trinidad Gaeta answered:
Overpriced, condition, location. Every situation is unique but those are just a few possibilities.
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Sat Mar 18, 2017
Don Tepper answered:
Yes and no.

No. They're not listed here that way. (There are lots and lots of threads on that question. See, for instance,

Yes. Some of the homes listed here for sale are possible rent-to-own homes. Similarly, some of the rentals are. But you (or your agent) have to make it happen. You have to make that proposal to the seller or the landlord.

Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find rent-to-own properties:

Hope that helps.
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Wed Jun 8, 2011
Diana Margala answered:
Hi Geo:

Not sure what you are referring to. Could you mean HOA and if so what is the address you are asking about.

Diana 909-560-0145
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Carl Henker answered:
Do you have a letter from the City and/or County that says the property may be rebuilt as it is in the event of a fire in the future. (know as a burn down letter). If so I might have an option. ... more
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Richard Schulman answered:
Foreclosures are generally posted on the local MLS system. To get these listings you are best off working with an agent who can have listings in your desired criteria sent to you immediately when they come on the market so that you are among the first to see them. Often there is a lot of competition for foreclosures that are priced well. You can find many great agents here on Trulia. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Richard Schulman
Keller Williams Realty
#1 Buyers Agent KW Los Angeles Region
(310) 482-0173
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Eyy728,

Great to hear from you. What areas are you considering. Santa Clarita, Burbank Rancho and Shadow hills are good options. If you are looking further out their are other options also. Let me know which areas you prefer and your price point.


Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
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Sun Jul 12, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

They can decline you for any reason - and very often do just that. Don't pay them any money. It won't be any guarantee that they will process a successful short sale. They are just trying to get you to cough up some of the money you owe them for back payments. You are doing a short sale because you can’t make the payments. Seems logical to everyone … except a bank. Go figure.

If they will not cooperate with your short sale, then, unfortunately, foreclosure is the final option.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Cynthia Fleming answered:
Why are you working with 2 agents? I'm sure there's going to be duplication of efforts. You should select the agent that you feel most comfortable with and feel is most competent and have them represent you. Only one agent is going to be able to present an offer on your behalf. The agent presenting the offer will be the agent who gets paid. Unless of course if you've already signed a buyer agency agreement with either of them and then you could be responsible for payment of that agent's commission. ... more
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Sat Sep 13, 2008
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Usually you would want to see a bigger change in interest rates when you already have a fixed rate mortgage. However, you can run the numbers on many online calculators to determine how many years it would take to actually be better off with a re-fi. Don't forget that you will have new closing costs related to the new mortgage. Find out what those are to put into the mix.

In addition, you will need a new appraisal on your property, and the property MUST appraise above the mortgage amount. To get the best rates, you would need to have at least 20% cash equity above the new mortgage amount. With prices falling, you may not get the new appraisal you need to qualify for a new loan as good as the one you already have. Good luck to you.
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Fri Jun 6, 2008
Patti Phillips answered:
Jason, You will need to negotitate with the seller. I know of a few people this has happened to recently, and the builder was happy to negotiate. After all, the reason they are selling the home for less $$$ is that there are less buyers, and they want to get them sold. "A bird in the hand"- you as a sure thing is better than you taking a walk! So, they will often lower the price- and/or give you more upgrades- whatever works for you.
Good luck!

Patti Phillips
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