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Home Buying in American Canyon : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You need to look up the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) licensing and registration division in your area. Here's their website. There's a phone number on the site that will help you get to the right place. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Van Duong, is the site you need to use if you want to easily find the Listing Agent as you search for property.

MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

However, what you seem to be wanting is a "Dual Agency" for some reason. There are specific duties an Agent must provide. When one individual represents both Buyer and Seller conflict between two of the most important duties occur.

Good Luck!

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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Dp2 answered:
If you're unhappy with your agent's service, then you should discuss that with your agent. However, if you're not getting anywhere with that, then you should approach his/her broker.

Although you could go direct with the listing agent, you probably don't want to do that, because s/he has the seller's interests in mind. Some agents/brokers will do dual-agency (the relationship you're describing), and others won't. I wouldn't recommend dual-agency relationships for a first-time buyer. For that matter, I probably wouldn't recommend it for many non-first-time buyers too. Yet, I've worked with some agents via dual-agency agreements (as an investor), and I didn't have any problems.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
betty answered:
There is lots to consider, weather, location - how far is your job from the area? have you looked in the local newspaper to see what is going on in the area? how big of a home are you looking for? Is the price range realistic to what you want or need? If not are there other areas where you can buy more house for the same price not too far from where you want to be?
The market is HOT! There are a lot of buyers and investors! Look first but if you find something that has everything you are looking for - go for it!
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
On a short sale the homeowner is still the seller. Listing Agent and seller need to pour over the offers and pick the best one and submit that one to the bank. The bank is technically not a party to the transaction and only needs to approve the terms as far as money is concerned. It is hard to believe that an agent would do a HUD for each offer and submit them all. Have your agent call the other agent and ask if your offer was the one picked by the seller. They only have one house to sell so they can not pick them all also ask your agent to determine how many short sales the other agent has closed. ... more
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
You really need a Buyer's Agent to assist you. And, you should retain only one Buyer's Agent, because your chosen Agent will show you homes you want to see in all areas in which you have interest & help you compare the homes in the different areas. And, your Buyer's Agent can send you homes in your price range, so you can decide which ones you want to see & when, which is better than drive-bys & going to open houses. And, best of all, you don't pay the commision, the Seller does. But, the Buyer's Agent represents only you. ... more
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Sun Jul 26, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
The SELLER pays your Realtor's worries! Your Realtor should also be abe to negotiate in some closing costs to help you. Good luck!
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