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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Recommend contact a buyers agent who can discuss your options made available.

Not all foreclosures will ever be sold direct to a home buyer, could be included in "lot sale investors" and other avenues.

Tour a home you need have buyers agent schedule appointment(s) for you based on your lender specifications and bank requirements on how submit an offer.

Not all offers are accepted by the lender, you may never receive a response. Best always submit a reasonable offer based on many circumstances involving the property you may not get 2nd chance "up our offer"


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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Greg C answered:
ok, sorry - let me add some more information.

maybe not even restricted to WC, but also I'd be willing to get into a nice area in pleasant hill. around the movie theatre.
im worried that 300-350 wont be enough and I will be stuck having to buy out in antioch ;-\ ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
North Gate area has always been a favorite spot for families. It's close the Ygnacio Valley Rd with lots of shops nearby. Downtown and freeway access is driveable. Most of all,the golf course is nearby (Boundary Oaks). ... more
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Wed Sep 9, 2009
Adrian Huntington answered:

Is this a Bank Owned Home, a Short Sale, or is it a Non-Distressed Sale? There could be another assessment. You need to read the reserve study etc. Did your Realtor inform you about the assessment, before you made your offer? Have you signed off on your Contigencies? Do you still have time within your Contigency Period? If you still have time, I would suggest the following. You could ask the seller to pay off the 2 Special assessments at COE. You could ask for a seller credit to pay off the assessments, or you could ask for a reduction in price. Write an Addendum to the Contract based on your findings. Have your Realtor go over the Budget, and the Reserve study to see if another assessment is possible in the near future. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help.

Adrian Huntington
Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary Realtors
1954 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Dania R. Alvarez answered:
Good evening Farwest,

A local Realtor would be able to assist you with your inquiry. According to the MLS there were 43 detached homes in the Saranap/Saranap Area that Sold between January 1, 2003 and May 31, 2005. The specific information you want regarding Saranap is available to Realtors.

Good luck with your home search,
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Fri May 8, 2009
Barbara Wilson answered:
Your agent can follow up with the listing agent - ask if an appraisal has been done, how many loans there are, if they are insured,. Are there other offers? Basically, you can't do anything, but most of the banks seem to have expedited their systems so that 2 months waiting seems like a long time now. The appraiser has 2 weeks to return the appraisal to the bank, the bank has 2 weeks to review it, so generally the earliest you can expect an answer is one month. Keep asking your agent to prod the other agent, and at least give you weekly updates. Good Luck! ... more
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Susan Mejia answered:
If you are familiar with the Walnut Creek area, there are other condo community that is not as close to the freeway as the Montecito. Work with a good Real Estate one who is quite familiar with the area to show you other possibilities. ... more
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Adam Shoop answered:
Hello Matt,

I have never had this problem before on any condo or townhouse with HOA's. I have represented a buyer with a co-signer. In some cases, I have even had multiple cosigners on the purchase of a condo and townhouse. Also check out my blog (referenced below) on important items to know, about the HOA your considering purchasing in. I work with a lot of first time buyers; feel free to shoot me an email or call me with any other questions.

Best regards,

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Tue Apr 7, 2009
Suzanne Looker answered:
It's already enacted. All you have to do is get preapproved, find a great realtor and 'go'!
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Thu Apr 2, 2009
Erica Starkey answered:
There have been some concerning things that have come up regarding some of the school programs paticularly sports that have casued great upset. My husband and i were both born and raised in Walnut Creek and know the area well (he in the Northgate area, me in the Acalanes School District). The Acalanes School District has generally been regarded as one of the best districts in the state. It includes Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte which are consistently top rated schools. is a great site to find out about different schools. Walnut Creek is a great area and place to raise kids, it's dificult to go wrong. Knowing the area as intimately as i do, i would be happy to help you in your search or answer any further questions. Best of luck!

Erica Jones Starkey
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Rossmoor is a "Seniors' Community". One or more of the residents in a home has to be 55 or older.

Does Rossmoor interest you? I can let you have details of all homes for sale there (and other senior communities) if you like.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
Look very nice outside, but still not completed yet.
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Sat Feb 28, 2009
Jerry Flynn answered:
Hi Sid,

Walnut Creek has a very good school district. You can click on this Link and check out all the schools in Walnut Creek:

If you have any more questions Sid, don't hesitate to contact me any time. I am here to help you all I can.

Have a Great Day Sid.

Jerry Flynn
Old West Realty Inc.
Danville, Ca.
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Wed Feb 25, 2009
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Susan, not sure if this is what you need:

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Sun Aug 27, 2017
An advantage I could talk with you about would be whats called Lender paid PMI. Its actually financed into your rate. This would allow you to put down 10% and still have a full tax advantage. (Of course you should speak with a tax preparer as well)Feel Free to contact me should you like assistance. ... more
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Sun Jan 4, 2009
Maria Morton answered:
Usually, the lease is honored by the new owner. If an investor buys the property, they will most likely be happy to have a renter in place as this saves them time and money finding one. If someone wants to buy the property to live in themselves, the seller may ask to negotiate an early release on the lease you have. You would have to agree to this and would be in a position to negotiate for compensation for your trouble. ... more
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Thu May 7, 2009
Kelli Yates answered:
Hi Nola:
I am an agent in the Auburn area, but was born and raised in Orinda and Alamo so know the East Bay like the back of my hand:) Even when my clients are looking at a longterm investment, I always have them look at the resale of the property. While new homes are nice, there are always more of them on the market and they lack the character of the older homes (they all look the same!), not to mention the lot size! PLUS, as a long term investment, they, at sale time, will be 'older' too. With remodeling the older homes, you can keep the character and still have the opportunity to make it exactly what you want as well as have the privacy of not being on a postage stamp size lot. My personal opinion is to go for the older home on the larger lot in South Walnut Creek. The original cost, including remodeling, may be more, but I think the return in the long run, not to mention the quality of life of being closer to everything AND have the space of a larger lot, will be far better. Either way though....they are both wonderful areas! Kelli ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
As I understand it, mortgage inquiries are considered a "soft pull" and should not affect your credit score. Give my personal lender a call...Linda Grassi...925-824-4848. She should be able to answer your questions and help you. ... more
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Catherine Myers answered:
You need to read your contract and signed application information. Ultimately they "did" do work on it. And an appraisal costs money (computerized or not). Even a buyer of a house will be charged for an appraisal fee if cancelled after appraisal, though they usually do go out, it is still an out of pocket expense to the bank. If what you signed does not commit you to the fee if cancelled, then you may have a right to not pay that, but if they already have the fee, you may have to go to small claims court. Just have your documentation scoured and be sure. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2009
Vickie Nagy answered:
Suzanne, I use Craigslist as the monitor for rental rates. It's the preferred advertising method for lots of private investors and shows lots of comparables.
Vickie Nagy
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