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Home Buying in 92691 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Vicki Lloyd answered:
Don't blame escrow for rushing everything. They just do what the contract requires, or the agent and lender ask for.

Your agent, or your lender should have told you about the 90-day flip restriction, along with the 2 appraisal requirement. The HOA management company is the one who required the $700 for the HOA fees. It might be possible to get a refund if the lender for the next buyer requires them, and you have returned them to escrow.

Good luck -
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Linda Lukas answered:
Hi Sonia

It depends on how the offer is written....check with the realtors involved.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Dave Dyssegard answered:
Here is the information you are looking for Saddleback Schools. You can go to for more information.

Just click below for the schools. Avd Columbia , Mission Viejo

I hope this helps.
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Jodi Valdes SFR,CHS,GHPS answered:
If you're open to Irvine, I can help you get somerthing, however, it will only be a 1 bedroom. There's also a studio type in Irvine available too. The bedroom is split from the living room by a half wall.
I searched MV, Lake Forest, irvine, Aliso, Laguna Niguel, nothing else is available at that price range. If you're interested, you can contact me at anytime and i'd be happy to help you.
Jodi Valdes
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Mario Avila answered:
I started buying domain names for my listings. Not just the address of the property, but names more generic and searchable. For example, I recently listed some land near a local lake. Rather than just buy the domain name of the address, I bought the domain name Now, anyone searching lake lots near that lake will find my page and the listing. It's also easier for people to remeber and it's been shared a lot by others. ... more
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
Talk to a real estate agent familiar with that area.

Try getting in touch with Karen Fiddler, an agent in Mission Viejo who is exceptional!
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Pierre Bednarchuk answered:
look that someone is fishing to get full commission instead of a split one on the back of his client
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Alex Vargas answered:

Yes, that will be possible with 60% down. I do have contacts that offer loans like you are looking for.
Please let me know what areas of Los Angeles, or Orange County you are interested in.

Best regards,
Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
A Broker is also an agent, but an agent must have more training or experience to be a broker. There is also a designated broker, Broker-in-charge or Principal broker (which ever they are called in your state) that is the boss of the other agents in the office. ALL listings belong to this broker, not the agents whos names are on the sign and that broker is the one who is responsible for them.

So basically the difference is training and experience, but some agents can have more experience than some brokers.
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Render a virtual opinion w/o reviewing all executed contracts AND part of he said she said statements difficult to make any statement(s) on behalf any party.

It depends on who know what , what was disclosed and etc. Many times buyers agent DON'T know OR listing agents till discovered through the buying process.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Kim Hegeduis answered:
What is the address of the home you are trying to comp? Perhaps I can help.
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Tue Jun 22, 2010
Christopher Suh answered:
Hi Brij,
It's really hard for an agent to suggest an offer price without ever actually being there to view the home and to see the type of condition the property is in. There are many factors that can go into offering a final purchase price, and some of the factors include actually being there to see the property itself. Are you working with an agent/realtor right now? If you do not have representation I highly suggest you hire a professional realtor that can help walk you through the whole process.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask
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Mon Feb 8, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
There are dozens of ways to find a lease-option. Keep in mind that what you're trying to find is someone who wants to sell a home, but is willing (and able) to rent it out for a period of time.

Some will be listed on the MLS. Many won't. With that as background:

Look for properties that are listed as lease-options, or that use similar terminology (lease-purchase, rent-to-own, land contract, contract for deed.) Each of those is slightly different, but they all can accomplish what you want.

Look for properties that are for sale listed as "owner financing" or "owner will finance."

Look for properties that are listed both for rent and for sale--some will be. Those also are prime candidates for lease-options.

Look for properties that were for sale, were withdrawn or the listings expired, and now are for rent.

Look for properties that were for rent, were withdrawn or the listings expired, and now are for sale.

Look for properties for rent that are vacant, especially those that have been vacant for a month or more.

Put a posting on Craigslist. Be specific--i.e., "Looking for a lease-option/rent-to-own property in San Juan Capistrano. 3 bed/2 bath, rent up to $xxxx." And so on.

Look for listings on Craigslist. Search not only for the lease-option/rent-to-own listings, but also the "For Rent" and "For Sale" listings. Then follow the steps below.

Call up "For Rent" listings in the newspapers and ask if they'd be interested in leasing their property, with a sale in 3-5 years. Many people who are trying to rent their homes would prefer to sell, but think they can't in this market.

Call up "For Sale" listings in the newspapers and ask if they'd be interested in leasing their property, with a sale in 3-5 years. Many people who are trying to sell their homes think they can't in this market.

There are plenty of other ways, but those should keep you busy. Again, let me stress: There are lots of lease-option possibilities out there. However, most will NOT be listed that way, even if they are on the MLS.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Connie Bramble answered:
Hi Liz,
I think you will love it here! I am about 30 minutes from Mission Viejo and as much as I would love to meet you; my advice to you is to be sure you pick a VERY local agent! You need info about the community and the goings on there. Any agent can show you homes there including myself; but you need someone who lives and works there day to day! If you should decide to come up to north Orange County, I am your girl!
Best of luck to you!
Connie Bramble
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Calvin Mackey answered:
Hello Coleen,

I would be more than happy to help him locate the house of his dreams! I live in and work the area Mission Viejo. Let me know if I can be of service or have him give me a call @ 949-888-6650 ... more
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
Frank Becerra answered:
Usually if it is a community, it is an association. If it is an association, then there are monthly dues and if they have enough reserves they canpay for it. If there are insuficient funds to do the repairs such as for a condo buildind that needs a new roof, the association may put an assesment on the unit until it is paid off. ... more
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Fri Jul 31, 2009
Robert Chomentowski answered:
No a seller credit can't be used as any part of that 3.5%. On an FHA loan the borrower has to have 3.5% of their own funds. Of course they can get a gift from a relative or life long friend. ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Had this experience recommend move on forward cancel amendment request for escrow return.

Not much you can do it can be tied up for extreme amount of long time.

Discuss with listing agent for their view point.


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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Robert van der Goes answered:
Hello Glena,

The home at 26282 Via Juanita did sell at $425,000, or $286.77 per square foot. If you would like additional information on this or other local homes, please let me know.

Best regards,

Robert M. van der Goes
714/ 305-2050
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Wed Feb 25, 2009
Ellen Bosworth answered:
Did the deposit go into the escrow account?
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