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Home Buying in Compton : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Emily Knell answered:
According to our MLS system, it has not sold yet.

Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk about this further, I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.

Emily S. Knell
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Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
DJ Bonner answered:
Hello Katie,
I have a list of lot/land property available in Compton. Please feel free to email me and I will be more then happy to send you that list.
DJ Bonner
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Juan Montenegro answered:

Hope all is well.

I would be more than happy to assist you with your request.
Send me your contact info to:

Have agreat day.
Juan Montenegro
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
DJ Bonner answered:
Hello Tiketa,
I would be happy to help you find a home. Please feel free to email me and we can set up a meeting to discuss your search criteria.
Best regards
DJ Bonner
Keller Willaims Realty
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Lance King answered:

The decision to refinance or not depends on the numbers. How long are you going to stay at your current place? What is your current rate? How much will it cost you to refinance? What are the savings?

Talk with a reputable mortgage person locally and they should be able to help you figure out if it makes sense for you or not
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Sat May 25, 2013
Michael Magaw answered:
Interest rates are super low. Home prices are low enough that investors should see good Return on Investment if they are buying the right homes. I think this is a good time. But be prepared to compete with lots of other investors.

It sounds like you need a good Realtor to help sort through your options.

Contact me if you want more information.
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
It sounds like you had a bad experience. The tendency is to generalize from one bad experience. There are plenty of legitimate people and propery on Trulia, and elsewhere - you just have to weed through things.

Trulia listings tend to stay on the site after they are in escrow - would give you more up to date information.

I would always ask whether a home is sold before cross qualifiying, etc. I get a number of emails every day asking if a property is still available -- that might be a good first question for you!

Here's hoping you find the good stuff.
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
At this point it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate....
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
You can go to your Registry of Deeds & they will have a record of the sale. Some Counties allow public access online as well.
Good Luck!
The Marie Souza Team - Cape Cod Real estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
It really depends on the current job and your previous jobs or education. I would start however by getting a copy of your credit report from Experian, Transunion and Equifax and see why your scores are low. You are entitled to one copy from each once a year. There are a number of things you can do to improve your scores which increase the likelihood of approval and improve your rate. You can dispute derogatory reports and pay credit cards balances down to 1/3 of their limit. Do not close any old accounts; this will lower your scores even more.
Your current scores would be acceptable to many FHA lenders; Wells Fargo is currently offering the lowest score options I'm aware of.
Best of luck.
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Sat Apr 16, 2011
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Hello Tanya,

You need to look in an area that is zoned for horses. Mira Loma, Chino, Riverside, Norco and Corona come to mind. There are restrictions on how many horses per lot size so you will need to buy a home that has enough space for two horses. ... more
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Shel-lee Davis answered:

The best way to get current, accurate, information on any property is to work with a Realtor. As Realtors we have many tools at our disposal (that we pay for, such as MLS, tax records, etc.) that the average person does not. Additionally, a Realtor who specializes in certain market niches might also subscribe to other services to enhance their ability to help their clients. I, for instance, also subscribe to a service that gives me relatively up-to-date information on foreclosures.

So, with all that information available to me, here is the most accurate information available at this time on 1359 Bennet St, Compton.
1. This home was last sold in an arms length 07/15/2003.
2. In 04/2005 a grant deed from the owner to the owner was recorded. On some sites this shows as a sale. My take is it was a refinance.
3. The home was refinanced again (twice) in 2006.
4. On June 24, 2009 the current lender filed a Notice of Default against the property.
5. On October 20, 2009 the house was "sold to the Bank" in the foreclosure sale on the courthouse steps.

What this means to you is, this home will soon come on the market as a Bank Owned property. The bank will list it with a local REO listing agent and any Realtor in the area will be able to represent a buyer who might be interested in purchasing the property. So, if you are interested in this home, your best bet is to connect with a Realtor who can keep an eye out for when it comes on the market. At that time you can make an offer and if it is strong, backed with all the information the REO Owner wants and timely submitted, you might be the new owner of this home. If I can be of any assistance in your search, please feel free to contact me. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis, CDPE
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Patrick Thies answered:
That would be your earnest money and yes it is a part of what you will need for your down payment.
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Dyanna answered:
What you really need to do first is speak with a real estate agent. An experienced agent will walk you through the process and introduce you to a lender that will pre-qualify you or help you plan out the next steps so you can qualify. I work the Compton area and just sold a beautiful home on Bradfield. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

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Sat Sep 12, 2009
Karen Miller answered:
Yes it is possible, but is it probable. Your first step is to talk with a reputable mortgage lender. He/she will let you know your credit status and how long it will take to repair.

An FHA loan only requires 3.5% down & the seller's are paying the lion's share of closing costs in many of the current transactions.

Please contact me if you would like a referral of a mortgage lender.

Karen Miller
Century 21 Beachside
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
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