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Fresno : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Dane Wildey answered:
Trulia and Zillow use their own methods to get determine valuation and property status. Unless it is an active or recently sisting, it typically is not as accurate as having someone in the local market pull comps for you. Online sites gather market data and apply their own formula to come up with a value.

Here is what trulia says about their estimates:
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Dane Wildey answered:
Hi Betsy -

The tax records show "Bank Owned Sale" which indicates properties purchased by a new homeow
ner or investor from a lender That particular unit has never been listed in MLS. Feel free to contact me if you need more info on this property or others.

- Dane
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Bruce Cormack answered:

Depends on where in Fresno you want to invest, how you plan on managing the property and what kind of income you want to generate.

A quality home at $100,000 is going to be hard to find if the market continues moving upward in the Fresno area.

Have you considered multifamily units like a duplex or quad?

If I can help find you properties you could use for rental would you be ready to buy? Timing is everything right now, and my last 2 listings had quality offers within 24 hours of listing.

Hope this helped, and please feel free to contact me if I be of further assistance.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Stephen Henson answered:
Because they want to. That shouldn't matter at this point if your wanting to buy the house. Reasons will be disclosed during the 17 days grace period after your offer is accepted. Get with an agent and write it up. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
I am sorry but I am little bit confused about the details.

1) why can't the lender give you the loan? Is it because of appraisal issue? That the house is not appraised at or higher than the purchase price?

2) Or you don't have $5000 to come up for the closing? Is this on top of the 3% you asked from HUD when you bid?

Can you please provide more detais.


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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
All the "Builders" use local sub-contractors; some good, some other-than.
Just like automobiles, no two houses are exactly alike.
Even with a NEW house, you should get INSPECTIONS.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Brandon Yager answered:
The Athens property appears to be For Rent see agent contact info for details: Usha Chalasani Primary: 559-435-8999
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
robert answered:
The very first thing to do is pull your credit report to find out why you have bad credit. Once you have that you can then develop a plan to get to an mortgage approvable credit report. Depending on your current credit report it can be a short period of time such as a month or so to several months. ... more
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Annette Levinson answered:
That will depend upon whether the house is owner occupied or an investment property. Speak to your accountant for the correct answer.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
For what it's worth,, I think Craigslist is the best site for advertising a rental...good luck!
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Judy Dacuyan asked:
Wed Jan 30, 2013
Ramon Polo answered:
You mean that house is nos for rent, but it's actually for sale?

That's ridiculous...

There are some people who just like to take advantage of other people, that's why Realtors were created.

One of the downsides of renting, is that it's hard to find a an agent that can help you find a home, serve you, and protect you... Plus in some cases, renting ends up being more expensive than owning.

Have you considered in buying, instead of renting?

Good luck!

~Ramon Polo
Realtor at Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate

Direct: (559) 256-2935
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Since there is not a question mark in all of that I have to assume it is not a question but some sort of legal brief or comment.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Juanita C Hodge answered:
Has this property really been sold or just pending :
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rent/lease park/community.

Be wary of any manufactured home built before June 15, 1976 as they are "PRE HUD" homes and will be very difficult if not impossible to finance. Additionally many if not most PRE HUD homes were built using caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldehyde and asbestos.

But before you purchase any manufactured home you should have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape.

Be sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped, torn or lying on the ground. Have the inspector look for drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, expansive (clay soil), rusted and deteriorating piers and dry rotted or decomposing wood pads supporting the piers.

Most importantly make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing (ERBS) installed under it as much of California is in a Zone 4 seismic area:


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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Pamela Chmielinski answered:
You have to go to the local police department to get that information. We can not answer that question.
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