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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi parnett30,

In January of this year I attended a Bay East Association of Realtors® "Housing Opportunities" round table event concentrating on Credit Repair and counseling.

The major takeaway: NEVER pay for credit repair!

Quite frankly, anything a "credit repair" company can do you can do yourself. Understand there are no quick fixes and the length of time to get your credit back into shape will likely be at least a year (depending on what issues you actually have).

One of the leading non-profit credit counseling companies in the US is National Budget Planners, which you can check out at

I would encourage you contact them today and get started with their FREE Budget and Credit Counseling

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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
Joy, if you can't make the payments, it may be worth attempting a short sale. I recommend using a professional short sale negotiator - it signals that you're really trying to get the deal done, to both the bank and buyers. These negotiators are either paid by the buyer or the bank, so it won't even cost you any money. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
If you'll scroll all the way down the link you provided, you'll see boxes for you to complete to contact the listing agent

Try that first
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
Of course not. Do you have a good explanation? Talk to an agent that specializes in rentals and see where the conversation takes you...
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
"Good area" is a subjective term and one of those terms that gets Agents in trouble. I think many people feel Antioch is a troubled community in parts with public service under a lot of stress budget wise. However, Antioch is moving to hire more police and has a very good infrastructure. I am positive about Antioch in general.

As to if a specific neighborhood will work for you I would need to get more information about budget, and what you want in a home.

The link is to all the homes for sale in Antioch. Please let me know what I can do to help.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:
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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Idona917,

The PAA has to be signed by ALL parties for it to be in effect. If you didn't sign it and you are the legal owner, they are trespassing and you can evict them. You might want to contact a Real Estate Attorney.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
v.byers answered:
yes its me again, i put in an offer to purchase a home. was told the home had to be listed for 7 days. for what i'm sure are mut offers. how can i feel secure that my offer was indeed summited to the bank ? my agent called me one week after making the offer and stated the bank had accepted another offer but the home is still listed as active ? how can a person be sure.. thank you in advance for any help.. ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You RENT it, but you don't LIVE there.
And you are a C0-Owner., but you don't pay the Mortgage.
And you want to buy your own house?

This is silly:

Have you considered talking to your Sister and Brother-in-Law? ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Yes, it varies a lot and there are a lot of overheads. There are 100% splits (less fees) and there are 50% splits. I think you should interview with at least 4 companies, all of different types. A RE/MA, K-W, small local, etc. and see what they offer.

Unless you are pretty good, don't expect to gross more than $50K in year 1.

Now if you are really good, the sky is the limit. Millions of dollars in income can be made if you acn survive and thrive for 5-10 years.
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
If the tax lien is in both of your names, then it could prevent you from getting a loan until it is paid off. Buying a home only in your name will not solve anything. However, if the tax lien is only in your husband’s name and your personal income and credit will allow you to buy a home, then you are OK to buy in your name only. Your husband will need to sign a quit claim deed to release himself from title prior to closing. ... more
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Eric H. Wong answered:
I encourage my clients to interview a few lenders before they decide who they are going to work with. They usually get names from me, relatives of friends and from their own research. Find out who has the best rates and fees, but also find out who is responsive and you feel will look after your interests.

You, your lender and your lender and your agent all have to work together like a team to get you the right home.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Katie Daire answered:
Hi Austyn -

Katie from Trulia here. You can find good info on recent crimes in Antioch with Trulia's crime maps:

Good luck! ... more
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Hi V,

If the home has already been sold at a foreclosure sale, the bank's representative or new owner(s) will be contacting you shortly possibly with an offer of cash to completely vacate the property. Nonetheless, you should still contact an attorney immediately to find out what your rights are at this point.

Good luck,

Barbara Grandolfo
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
I think that this analysis gives people the wrong impression:

Real Estate is a long-term investment; and in fact, since the majority of people live in that investment, it should not be viewed that way.

Your point is; we have passed the nadir. Yes!
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
Try negotiating a lower rent ($950) with higher deposits and/or terms in favor of the landlord. Hopefully this landlord can understand and be willing to rent to you. Everything in real estate is negotiable...good luck! ... more
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
A city derives revenues from various resources. Home sales is just one factor that contributes to (or takes away from) a city's insolvency. So just because there is low inventory of homes for sale (i.e., they're all sold/pending), doesn't mean the city isn't in trouble. ... more
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