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Wed Jun 13, 2012
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The traffic is usually pretty good, it is near the college, but I have never been backed up going through there. There is a lot of traffic though.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
Shannon Jones answered:
Hi Steve,
It's unlikely that an increase in condo inventory would result in a decrease of HOA dues. Some HOAs are experiencing financial troubles because homeowners who are in foreclosure or doing short sales may not pay their dues. Increased inventory would be more likely to impact prices.

If you want to check all available condos in Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, or other areas, visit our website. Let me know if you have any other questions you can answer.

Shannon Jones
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Steve Bragdon answered:
Standard Sale and Equity sale are the same.
Theowners are very limited in what they have to disclose because they never lived in the home.
I always suggest to my buyers to get a Natural Hazard Report, Home Inspection and Termite Report.
Regards
Steve
Tarbell, Realtors
714-350-36656
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Wed May 18, 2011
penelope la montagne answered:
Your homeowners' association can foreclose on you as well as your lender. If you are resigned to losing your home in foreclosure, it does not seem feasible to continue to pay your homeowners' dues. This is a real world scenario, and the bank foreclosing on the property will bring the hoa dues current for the next buyer out of the proceeds of the sale. While the property is vacant, no dues will be paid to the homeowners' association, which could affect their reserve funds for repairs and the ability to get financing for new buyers if the reserves are underfunded. It is still your call. ... more
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
BG answered:
some banks in a certain neighborhood prefers to have ex-owner occupied rather than a vacant home. It would be a great act on your part to assist your client to contact the bank and make such an offer (for free rent). ... more
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Don Maclary answered:
My crystal ball is in the shop:) However rates will have to go way up making price less important than cost.
Buying at 5% or below gives you 20% more house per dollar then 7%.
Visit my website www.chooseahomenow.com and click on one of the bank links for mortgage calculator and see for yourself. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2011
Cari Smith answered:
Yes. In MOST circumstances at least. Ask escrow. They will be able to tell you if the bank is paying for it; or review your HUD and look for a credit to you. Have you submitted your offer? You can also state that in the purchase agreement. Also, double check your purchase agreement to on page 2 where it states if the buyer/seller pays for it and make sure your agent checked seller's pay for unpaid property taxes. You shouldn't be responsible for it . Best of luck. ... more
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Mickey Kinser answered:
Hi Randal, There are really great areas in the Harbor for any budget. There is Trinidad Island, Humbolt Island and others. I would really like to help you in your search. Call me anytime and we can even start looking so you have an idea of what you want to do in a year.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your wife.

Mickey Kinser
(714)931-3158
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
Stacey answered:
This is Stacey letting people know we have the cash. I just need to know how to start looking for the foreclosure homes,
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Liz Noriega answered:
If it were my family,I would consider the harbour area first for it's wonderful schools, parks and outdoor activities. Then I would take into consideration the areas along Edwards and Springdale south of Slater. But in reality their are many fantastic areas in Huntington Beach, all great for families. All the schools are award winning, beautiful parks and wonderful people throughout the city.
If you let me know a little more about your families idea of a great neighborhood I promise to steer you in the right direction. Good luck
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Bill there are investor friendly agents that will be willing to write up multiple low offers. In my area any savvy Realtor® is staying away from double escrowsor double closings as those are a trigger to be reviewed by Operation Stolen Dreams. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Connie Bramble answered:
Hi Fred,
What is the verbal agreement the seller has? Is there a tennant in the property? I believe you need to have your seller cantact an attorney on this. Especially with the estoppel. I don't know how the deed in lieu will change the situation with that. Your seller could have responsibility to that tennant. You need an attorney, try the CAR attorney hot line or just have your seller call for a phone consult.
Good Luck,
Connie Bramble
Prudential CA Realty
714-337-8718
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Rian Muleback answered:
If the current Board of Directors won't sign them, is there a way to go with another HOA? If not, will the bylaws even be legally recorded if they are not signed by the Board? I may be missing a part of the story hear but it sounds like the Board is not very well educated in real estate or how to improve the marketablility of their property. I am currently trying to get a new HOA for one of my properties and it has been a huge mess. The current HOA president became president when the past president moved during the night becasue of a foreclosure. He is not even legally the president as he wasn't voted it but most of the members don't care about that or the HOA. Big headache! Let me know how this works out for you or if I can throw anymore ideas your way. I'd be very curious to find out the end result of this. ... more
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Cyndi Mino answered:
Hi, Patlea. Are you selling your home yourself and the buyer hasn't been performing as expected? If you are currently working with a Realtor, they will have the forms needed. Call me and tell me what type of form you are looking for.

Cyndi Mino
First Team Real Estate
714-349-2424
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Karen Mashburn answered:
If you are denied a short sale, ask what they need. The Lender probably needs more information than you provided or your reason was not stated clearly enough. Talk to a Realtor who has done at least 5 successful short sales and get them to advise you. ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Thom Colby answered:
Scarlett,

It looks like you have it listed with a REALTOR. I suggest you chat with her about ways to gain more exposure and market your home.

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner & Certified HAFA Specialist
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
Moving Lives Forward (TM)
We NEVER DOUBLE-END a Transaction in our Brokerage. It is never beneficial to the Seller or to the Buyer and it is only beneficial to the Agent.
888-391-5245 Direct Cell
thom@thomcolby.com
www.thomcolbyproperties.com
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Kristen Blanchet Keegan answered:
They may offer you special incentives as far as free appraisal or a lower rate. You should still compare with a couple of other lenders though to make sure you get the most out of your loan. ... more
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Tue May 14, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
You need to talk with a lender. Start with your bank if you dont know any lenders or mortgage brokers in town.
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Sat Dec 10, 2011
Emily Knell answered:
It depends on where your house is located & what the rest of the house is like. Does the community have amenities like, (gated community? Access to a garage to park a car? Beachfront? Huntington Harbour? Community Pool/spa?)

There are a lot of other factors for what you could charge and I can't really give you a good idea without knowing this.

If you'd like you can email details to me directly & I may be able to give you a more accurate figure.

EmilyKnell1@yahoo.com
562-430-3053 cell
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