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Home Buying in 92694 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Alex Vargas answered:
Morning Mark,

Thanks for the question.

As far as I know you can use a VA loan on any property as long as your client and the house qualifies for it. It's up to the seller of that home to accept whatever offer they deem is the best.

Hope that helps.


Alex Vargas
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
DRE# 01332235

Weichert Realtors
Ladera Ranch, Ca 92694

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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Rob & Janet The Blackstone Team answered:
Your best bet is to get pre-qualified first before searching for a home. We recommend Sheila egel from Synergy Financial Group and she is excellent. (949) 922-9244 she will determine your exact purchase amount. Once pre-approved then we can see what's available at your price.

We look forward to working with you.

Rob & Janet Campbell
The Blackstone Team

"Your Ladera Ranch real estate expert!"
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Thom Colby answered:
Are you asking about Texas or California?
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Joe Homs answered:
F. Hutch,

There is alot of questions that need to be answered before you jump in to buy something like this. I would be more than happy to answer your questions by phone or email, just call.

Joe Homs
Realty Partners
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Cynthia Fleming answered:
Are you looking only in Ladera Ranch or will you consider other cities as well?
Currently there are no SFR (single family residential) detached homes available in your price range in Ladera.
However, there are two properties available, both are detached condo's.

One is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 1400sq' and it's on the market for $310,000.

Then there is a 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with 1700sq' on the market for $440,000.

If you would consider Mission Viejo, there are 4 SFR/Detached properties currently on the market priced from $364,900 - #399,900. There are three 2 bedrooms and one with 3 bedroom.
If you would like me to send you these properties, I'd be happy to - email me at:
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Jeremy Lehman answered:
Not sure too many contractors hang out on Trulia. You should contact a highly recommended builder for estimates. Numbers from just a couple of years ago are no longer valid. Construction fees are most likely cheaper while items like lumber and fixtures are probably a different story. ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Eric Israel answered:
They are both excellent choices. Ladera Ranch in my opinion has many many more amenities and it is Disneyland like for children:-) You cannot go wrong with either one.

You can view this Ladera Ranch website : ... more
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
So....since this is a Q&A answer your question......Yes, I know a deal when I see great deal today...........bought a cashmere sweater at Bloomigdales - - "list" price was $210.......price I paid after using available in-store discounts......was............$134 !

Now, that's a deal!
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
When you see "bank wants a cash offer" that's exactly what it means. Many times this is because the property condition may not qualify for financing.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Christopher Suh answered:
I have a great loan officer that can help you with your finances as well as answer any of your questions. From what you are stating above you should have no problem financing your future home right away. If you email or call me with the criteria you are looking for in a home, I can send you some current listings available. I will also connect you with my Loan Officer from BofA which she can tell you all the available programs and options you can choose from and also give you the best advice which route to go with.

Please feel free to call me anytime or if you prefer email that is great also.
Thank you
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Sun May 29, 2011
Veronica Potter answered:
Hello Jennifer first you need to consider your price range. Some price ranges are still a buyers market which would be $1m and higher and others are quickly becoming a sellers market $500k and below. With the interest rates at their lowest in 40 years and the prices this low, and if your serious and able to buy now, you really should wait much longer. But don't take my word for it, check out the article from this Sunday's OC Register by Jeff Collins front page of Business section. This is the most accurate description of the real estate market that I have read in awhile. Best of luck with your search, Ladera Ranch is a great place to live!

Veronica Potter
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Maryann Hardwick answered:
If you are not in a hurry to move, you can get a good deal on a short-sale. They take alot longer, you have to have patience. There is a little less competition than the REO's (bank-owned). ... more
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Sun Nov 2, 2008
April Rager answered:
Unfortunately not all Realtors are created equal. For myself, I can tell you that I work around the clock. Most banks are saying they have a counter offer or an acceptance with in 48 hours. That is if the property is bank owned. Now, the other side to that is that most bank owned homes can have multiple offers on one proprerty and the realtors continue to market the property with out properly disclosing that there are indeed in some instances MANY offers for the one property. Short sales are a totally different animal. They can take 6 months sometimes before you may get an approval for the short sale and then the approval to sell at the offered price. I personally sold my own home through a short sale and the buyers contract was written in February and we didn't close until September!! ... more
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Sat Nov 1, 2008
Cynthia Fleming answered:
In general, you don't have a contract until it is signed by all parties. Who told your daughter that her offer had been accepted? You questioned 'why accept their initial bid' but you also mentioned it wasn't signed...therefore it was never accepted. Unfortunately with REO's and Short Sales, I'm finding that until an offer is accepted/signed, additional offers are being submitted, which in some cases are often higher. The banks are obviously going to take the highest and best offer - since they are already losing a significant amount of $. It is unfortunate what has happened to your daughter, but the fact that she didn't have a signed contract - she was not in contract. In my experience, (here in Orange County) REO's are going for over asking price in almost all cases and generally there are multiple offers on the table. I have a lot of buyers looking at stictly REO's and Short sales and there is a lot of competition for these properties. I know it's lousy, but it is what's been least your daughter was given another chance - I don't think they are fishing for a higher price, I'm sure they received a higher offer and the bank is just trying to recoup their losses. ... more
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