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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Valerie Ulrey answered:
Hi Ashley,
You can try to do a 6 month lease but the lease will not void if you buy. To be honest, you may need longer just because we don't have a lot of inventory of resale homes right now. So, you may make a few offers on a few properties before getting an acceptance!
I would go ahead and contact a local lender so you can get pre-approved and then have a Realtor start sending you homes in an area of Bakersfield you'd like to live. Then you can keep an eye on what types of homes are on the market and when you get here you can hit the ground running!
If you would like for me to send you the contact information for a couple really reliable, local lenders just send me an email or give me a call. I'll be happy to get you set up on emails from the MLS once you know what your price point will be for your future home.
If you have any other questions regarding our market, don't hesitate to call or email!!

Thanks & good luck with your move,
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
jan detomaso answered:
Are you looking for a trend chart showing increase in sales price over a certain period of time in certain neighborhoods? I do have some information available to me that I would be happy to share with you. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email. Jan DeTomaso Keller Williams ... more
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jenny Cameron-Magana answered:
Hi Mark,

Are you looking for homes for sale off Calloway? I would love to answer any questions you have.

Please give me a call or text 703-6386

Jenny Cameron
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Jenny Cameron-Magana answered:
Hi Mark,

I can answer your questions much better if you give me a call.

Jenny Cameron 703-6386
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Elvia Garcia answered:
You may want to check the city's permit office to verify if the add on was permitted. It should state if the permit was completed, signed off.

If your home has a non permitted addition, you may still sell the property. FHA allows unpermitted addisions, as long as the work was done in a workman like manner. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Jenny Cameron-Magana answered:
Sat Mar 1, 2014
Steve Kittrell answered:
First question. Why have you been turned down. Are thet requiring another year?
Second, you may want to do a lease to own on that home until you can qualify for a loan. Give them a couple of grand as a down.
Call Tiare at platinum Home Mortgage 246-6565 to see if she can help. Or call me for any questions. 303-0463 Steve
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Mon Jun 9, 2014
Shane Milne answered:
With conforming (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) financing a minimum of 2 years is all that is required. You'll need 20% down, but if the short sale was due to documented extenuating circumstances (medical, job loss, death of a wage earner, etc.) then 10% down is permitted. At 4 years then 10% down is permitted no matter the reason for the short sale, extenuating or not. At 7 years then maximum financing is available (which currently requires 3% down).

FHA normally requires 3 years from the short sale, but can be OK with just 1 day afterwards if you were current on your mortgage at the same of the short sale, your payments were made on time for the 12 months prior to the short sale & you aren't looking to take advantage of declining market by purchasing a similar or larger home in the same area as you short sold. FHA currently requires a 3.5% down payment.

If you are using all cash to buy - then no waiting period :)

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
James Ray answered:
You can email me at and I will answer any questions you have or call me at 661-843-7788
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Robert and Dawn Morris answered:
Hello Martina,

The home is contingent as of 10/18/2012.

Thank you,

Dawn and Robert
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Robert and Dawn Morris answered:

The listing states Private Water, but the home is already pending.
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Dee Oliver answered:
Give me a call so we can discuss. I may have a few ideas for you. Dee Oliver, Realtor - RE/MAX MAGIC 661-747-7763.
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Dee Oliver answered:
Hey Paul, I have some friends who live in Grant's Pass. Their backyard is the Rogue River. Beautiful country. Give me a call and I will refer you to some property management companies who might be able to help you. Also, I have an investor who has 3 properties in escrow and once they close, he will be looking for tenants. Rentals are in fairly short supply right now due to the number of home owners losing their homes to short sales and foreclosures so it helps to have someone helping you before you get here. My # is 661-747-7763. Thanks. Dee Oliver Realtor - RE/MAX MAGIC ... more
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Michael Urlacher answered:

This property is listed for sale at $445,000.

Here is the Trulia link for the property

Please let me know if there is any other information that you would like and I can send you over more details on the home.

Mike Urlacher
Prudential California Realty
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Valerie Ulrey answered:
Hi Martina,
This home is not currently listed on our MLS. In September, this home became a bank-owned property. It will most likely be a number of months before it comes to the market as an active listing.
I would be happy to keep an eye on that address and notify you when it comes on the market. Or, if you are interested in seeing some similar properties in that area that are currently available, feel free to contact me directly.
If you would like me to contact you when the home comes on the market, just send me your information and I will do just that.

Thank you,
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
You didn't list the property. If it has an agent or owner contact them directly.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
John 'Rob' Anderson answered:
Contact an agent. I would be happy to help! My contact information is below:

Kerry Anderson
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Dee Oliver answered:
Cathy, give me a call. I am not sure I can help but will talk to you. Dee Oliver RE/MAX MAGIC 661-747-7763.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Ron Thomas answered:
It is called an "Arm's Length" sale;
They will not allow certain people to profit from the Shortsale.
I think you will get the same answer everywhere.
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