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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Bill Smith answered:
I don't find an active listing at that address Miaak. It is now on the MLS as taking backup offers. We can submit an offer if you want, or I can help you find a different home. The HOA is $260.00 in the complex.
Bill Smith
Huntington Beach Realty
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Melvis Jarnagin answered:
I am an Agent in Santa Ana, I work with a lot of first time buyers, I would be mere than happy to help you find your new home, just contact me at the number or email below and we can get started!
All the best,
J. Mel "Melvis" Jarnagin, Realtor

(714) 618-8387
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
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Wed Jun 4, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
The key to a quick sale while still getting a good price is 3 things; Presentation, Marketing & Pricing.
If your house looks nice, has curb appeal and is well presented inside you will draw interest. Clean, declutter, fix anything that says "work" for the buyer.
Marketing is getting your home in front of the most eyes possible. A great agent knows how to do this and will use all means possible. The local MLS, Trulia and dozens of other websites as well as bright clear pictures with warm and inviting descriptions.
Finally, if you over price your home all the other work will be for nothing. Homes that are priced to attract offers get offers. Many in my market are receiving multiple offers right now. The other surprise here is that by pricing well, you will net more. Over priced homes sit and become "aged inventory" are overlooked by agents and buyers both.
Find a great local agent who understands this and will help you accomplish your goal. Best of luck
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Rod asked:
Dr. Cash flow sells info about this his name is Nick and claims you can rent to special needs population (physically, mentally handicapped, disabled vets, etc.)
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Linda Hahn answered:
What areas are you interested in and how much can you spend? Do you need a mobile home loan? Please advise. Linda Hahn, SRES, SFR, CHS, ASP, Realtor, Notary Public, Property Manager; Star Real Estate ... more
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Erica Texada, Realtor answered:
Check this out and

I hope it helps.

Erica Texada
Mersal Realty
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Allison Fishwick answered:
when buying a forclosure you often times will be getting a home at below market value which can be a good thing. However with that being said you as the buyer are taking the property AS-IS, so any city requirements, or repairs are taken care of by you. As far as the seller dismanteling it, well that does happen and there is not much you can do. I would look for a knowledgeable realtor in the area you are looking at to help you through the process. ... more
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that any local agent/realty office can also help you, they all have have access to the same information; however if you are looking to purchase, it's in your best to work with an agent of your own... ... more
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Wed May 23, 2012
Dave Korte answered:
Hi Dan,
I am a broker for a small office in Placentia 5 minutes north of Santa Ana. We have 4 agents 4 processors in our office and do more than 200 sides a year. I would be happy to take good care of your referral. Let me know what terms you would like. Thanks so much.

Dave Korte
714-313-5323 cell
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hello Tenant,

I would First recommend you get a copy of the CC&R's so you are better prepared when you call and talk with the HOA personal... The CC&R's should have been given to you when you rented the property...
I would then call and talk with the HOA about how there are 2 of you and just as you explained above. .That you do park in your assigned parking at different times. Do they actually have someone going around taking note of who parks where? That would be crazy, unless they have had a problem in the past and this is a way to keep the parking unassigned.. Hmmmm

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Fri Aug 26, 2011
Margaret Hassani answered:
You can check this website, but as far as I know HAFA is only for your primary residence. You may be able to do a short sale of the property. Contact a Realtor in your area for more information. ... more
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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Michael Tomita answered:
Why are you paying for the HOA fees? Are you the owner or a renter? If you are a tenant, the owner is the one that is required to pay all HOA fees. Please explain?
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Erik Johannessen answered:
They are around but few and far between. Several Real Estate Agents offer lease services, but you just have to look around.

The bigger question is, Why are you looking for a lease option now with the housing market being as great as it is? Are you not aware of how easy it may be to BUY a home? Let me know. I can be reached at 714-455-9150 ... more
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Sat Mar 26, 2011
Scott Hulen answered:
I give a general answer that 2 story homes are less per sq ft then 1 1/2 story homes & ranch homes are generally the most expensive per sq ft. Sq ft pricing is not usually the best way to compare homes as homes vary greatly in fixtures & quality of construction & materials used. Some people include the cost of the lot in the cost per sq ft and this can greatly skew the data. ... more
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Sun Aug 21, 2011
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi jljuan99:

You need to find and pull out the loan documents the escrow company provided you (specifically, the Promissory Note and the Adjustable Rate Rider) to understand what your loan's index and margin are. These docs will have all you need to determine what will happen to your rate.

Looking for a short-cut to the answer? Call the loan person you worked with and ask!

Best, Steve
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Thu May 3, 2012
John Souerbry answered:
Yes... If you can't fix it - feature it.
If you have one, or can buy or rent one, put a pop-up tent near the entrance and add extra door mats where people can wipe their feet or leave their shoes. ... more
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Sun Nov 7, 2010
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
your contract may have a per diem in it. Based on your contract it will dictate how your deposit will be handled. If your loan is denied (unable to get final approval) you should be able to cancel and receive deposit back (in AZ contract). If you are at 800 score that shouldn't stop your ability to get a loan though so some data is unclear. Up to 740 score should get premium rates. You could ask for extension to close of escrow but seller has to agree and the per diem is negotiable if not already in contract so just say no. If seller cancels you should get deposit back to. I can't say for sure since I don't have your contract but those are some things to think about.
Best of luck
Laura Myers
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Joseph Fleischaker answered:
If I understand you correctly, Seller is selling their home to you. Once their property is sold to you, they are moving out and leasing a place.

First, have your agent show you in the RPA, the language that states that a per diem charge was agreed to between the seller and buyer. if it was agreed, and YOUR actions or the actions of someone on your side of the transaction (lender, appraiser, inspector, etc.) delayed the closing, then you should pay.

If it is not in the agreement, or it was the seller's delay, then you aren't required to pay any charges. In fact, the seller might owe you, depending on what the RPA says.

The bottom line, read the RPA and understand what you signed.
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Jim McCowan answered:
Not sure how it works there, but here if you have a financing contingency in the contract, it continues past the stated time frame unless 1) you remove it on your own, or 2) the seller asks you to remove it. ... more
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