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Home Buying in 92833 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Kurt answered:
Hello Tendermlo!

Please call me or Email me to schedule an appointment......I am a foreclosure expert with the largest Century 21 franchise in Southern California.

I look forward to helping you as a buyer at NO COST to you!

Kurt Steinhebel
Century 21 Superstars-Award
Orange County
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Steven Abraham First Team answered:
Diana, hi!
Please email to me what is most important to you in a community and I will email you some community facts and stats.
My email address is: & cell number is 949-378-4005
Steven Abraham
Prudential CA Realty
"24 Years of Professional Real Estate Experience"
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi David,

Well....I'm a good agent who would love to work with you :). There are some great properties in Placentia right now....I'm sure we can find some that will interest you.

What I normally do to start with a new client is to set up a website where we can load a search of specific criteria and begin to create a list of possible homes. This is an example of one I have set up as a sample:

This is a free site and as you can can make notes, map homes, send me a direct email for questions etc. I can also recommend homes I think you might like. Once you have found some that interest you, we can go see them.

If you would like me to set this up for you and get started...shoot me an email and I'll get you a link for the site, then we can go from there.

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Tue Mar 31, 2009
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:

Opinions....plenty of those! My feeling is that since they are going to be creating a very upscale neighborhood, this will be a nice impact on home prices. The only saying about buying the worst home in the best neighborhood? Because of the type of homes being built, the neighborhood amenities and businesses will also respond to the needs of the upscale area. This wil bring the entire Coyote Hills area up in price.

Obviously the older homes might be valued less than the new ones? But take into account the taxes and fees, you should find that many people will want to be in that general area, but happy to take an older home in good shape.

Hope this helps!

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Sun Mar 22, 2009
Bob Phillips answered:
Hello Eddie,

If your friend is a permanent, or non-permanent resident alien they can obtain an FHA loan. Those presently require as little as 3.5% down, OR, a with a gift from a relative, can even be "no money down".

He/She will need a FICO score of 580 or higher for an FHA loan of up to $417,000., or, if more is needed, a score of 600+ for an FHA loan of up to $729,750.

I have included a link to my favorite lender's website, in the web reference section - Good luck to your friend finding the right solutions.
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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Bob Phillips answered:
That is a legal question that most Realtors are not legally qualified to answer. Your lender probably has a preference and will demand that the escrow at least closes with that preference intact. After the close of escrow, however, there are numerous tactics that co-owners can employ, and many do. A party can be removed, by mutual agreement, or in the most likely case, title is transferred to a trust. I hope that helps. ... more
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Sun Mar 1, 2009
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
AL a blanket statement that 75% of asking price is a reasonable closing price on all REO listings will not work. It depends on the property, I have seen properties close at 30% of list that are REO (very rare) and I have also seen properties close at 130% to list price. It all depends on the property. ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2009
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Jenny,
I grew up in Fullerton and graduated from Troy High School. I would be happy to help you. Please email me at and I will send you properties to review. I look forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards, Walter
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Mon Feb 9, 2009
Thom Colby answered:
How do you know it needs $30 - 40K in repairs? Are you working with a Realtor? If so, your Realtor can provide all of the "comps" for you to make a decision about how much to offer. No one here will tell you what price to offer as that is the buyer's decision. I can tell you that from the "solds" I see in that development, even bank owned properties like this one are selling in the high $300's to low $400's. This property was built in 2004 and that buyer paid $416,000 - the last owner paid $535,000 in 2005 and the bank now owns it for $488,750. So what you really have to judge is how much more is the bank willing to lose. In December th ebank put it on the market at $379,900 and reduced it to $360,900 last week.

Best of luck !

Thom Colby
Broker & Realtor
Orange County, CA
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Mon Apr 21, 2008
Jacqueline And Ken Moon answered:
It was foreclosed upon and there was a trustee sale on April 9th. We don't have the information on how much it sold for. It won't post to the county records until after the transaction closes. There are some excellent buys right now in that price range. (It appeared that it was approx. $500k). We just found a Buyer a very nice 1700 sq.ft. property home (3 bdrms/2 baths) with a nice size yard in a good Placentia neighborhood for $425,000. It was not a foreclosure or short sale. Let us know if we can help you look for a home. ... more
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Wed May 4, 2011
Joe Homs answered:
The best thing to do is first contact a full-time agent that can email you homes in the Fullerton Area that meet your specific preferences. There are some great buys right now in all the areas of Fullerton/Brea. You can log onto my website below and create a search for yourself. If you need additional assistance, you can call me with questions.
However, to answer your question would be difficult without knowing more details about you, your family, and your finances. I just sold a home on Ash Street, Fullerton that was completely upgraded in a nice family neighborhood. I would love to show you some property.
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