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92648 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 2, 2012
Vidi Barker answered:
Hi Ashley,
It really all depends on the home you are considering. Send me the address and I will pull up the recent sold, pending, and actives in the area so that I can give you a better idea as to how much you can offer. Normally with cash you can offer 4-6% less than the asking price. However, if the property in in an area where homes are selling quickly then you want to come in at 2-3% less. Other factors also come into place such as the condition of the property, which is why it depends on each home. Also, what ever your offer is you should make sure you have a good agent on your side that can negotiate on your behalf. You can call, email, or text me, I'm always available.

Vidi Barker
First Team Estates
DRE # 01896093
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
In our area Brokers Opens are often key. Local agents often think they know what a particular development offers however if your house has updates and upgrades not common then it is a must that the local agents be invited in to see them. ... more
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
It helps you show potential buyers what a professional states about their home. That's the same kind of person who will determine value for the loan.
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Sat May 4, 2013
Bob Phillips answered:
If the bank already own it, they will quickly put it on the market with one of their preferred agents. At that point it will have a lock box and be available for YOUR agent to show it to you.

And yes, you should have your own agent - not using the listing agent to purchase the property. The ONLY person who gains from using the listing agent to buy a bank owned property is the listing agent.

There is no advantage for a buyer to go direct to the listing agent.

As far as financing goes, prior to even looking at properties, you should be PRE-APPROVED - by a good lender, who knows what they're doing. I can recommend a couple of great lenders, both of whom know what they're doing.

I can ALSO recommend a great agent, to help you in your search.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Alex Vargas answered:
Morning Chul Lee,

I too belong to a Credit Union and I do enjoy the personal service I receive.
Regarding the mortgage side, Credit Unions do have some niche products & programs that other bankers and/or brokers can't offer. Although these bankers/brokers have access to many, many Corresponding banks, which allows them to have selection and the rates are very aggressive (low).
My advice is to get a quote from you Credit union and other local bankers. There should be absolutely no Obligation.

Hope this helps...


Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Glen Etherington answered:
As in application for?
As in assessor parcel?
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Cyndi Mino answered:
Hi, Kim

There is only 1 single story, 4 bed, 2 bath home in the Marina School district in the MLS as of today, priced at $2700 and it will allow pets. Email me at and I will send the full listing to you. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
HI Maria,

Call the MLS for help.. They can help solve your problem. Agents may not be trained in how to solve your problem.
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Many services virtual tour with your zip code.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Cyndi Mino answered:
Hi, Mike. Are you looking to lease a condo or move into an apartment? I do a lot of leases here in Huntington Beach and can help you out with that. If you are interested in an apartment, I know some great complexes that you will like. Just let me know your price range and what you are most interested in and I can email you information on all these properties.

Cyndi Mino
First Team Real Estate
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Wed May 2, 2012
Mickey Kinser answered:
Hi Sandy, I would love to help you. I have worked with several investors like you - far away. I can help you through the process seemlessly. When can we get started?
Mickey Kinser
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Jeremy Lehman answered:
That's asking a lot. Representing a buyer is a lot more than helping you write an offer. We take on a liability when representing buyers and a lot of work is done throughout the escrow process. I think your agent was being generous by reducing their commission to help with your offer already. We split our commission with our broker, have fees and costs of doing business, and our tax rate is also extremely high. This agent would end up working almost for free to reduce by $10000.

Best of luck to you...
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Wed Mar 14, 2012
LANCE BARKER answered:
Are you interested in Buying or renting? The area around 92647 zip code is the the best area for the price and the area. The schools are also good.

Please call or e-mail to discuss further:
Lance Barker
RE/MAX Select One
(714) 932-2411
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Mickey Kinser answered:
Hi Rob the Renter... I would love to help you. Are you looking for a rental or to purchase and make your mortgage payments be under $600? I am very familiar with property in all the areas you are looking for. Please contact me anytime. And you can continue searching property on my website Thank you. Mickey Kinser ... more
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
Beige! Definitely Beige.
You do not want the most noticible house on the block. You want one that blends in.
Most important of all, you want a color that is easy to remember and easy to spot and patch: You want to be able to return in three years and touch it up without having all the touches show up.

Think; easy to keep clean.

Good luck and may God bless
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Work with a good buyers agent and make sure you get a good faith estimate from your lender prior to committing to a particular home. Just because you are pre-approved doesn't mean you have to spend that much. Purchase a less expensive home if it makes you more comfortable financially. ... more
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
There are other factors besides downpayment that determine mortgage qualification, such as income, credit, debt, etc.; therefore you really need to visit with any loan officer(s); be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2011
John Long answered:
If you are having problems with the agent and you cannot work out a resolution, I recommend talking to the broker. Remember, often the broker's reputation is also at stake if things were to turn out for the worse and they are responsible for the actions agents take. Sometimes it helps to get another opinion within the same agency when all else fails. ... more
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Alex Buffalini answered:
They will be able to come after you for fraud if you are able to make the payment before you buy the next home. This is referred to the buy and bail. It would be better to sale your condo and then buy a new home. feel free to contact me direct for further questions. ... more
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