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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Robin Young answered:
No, you usually see Mello Roos in Tracy or Manteca.
Hope that helps.
Thanks Again,
Robin Young
Alain Pinel Realtors
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Stephanie Bennett answered:
I think that it is a really bad sign when an agent feels as though they need to be a cut rate agent in the first place.... In my opinion, any agent who is confident in his/her skills, would not feel the need to cut their commission. Also, if an agent is not willing or able to stand their ground with a seller when it comes to what they are worth, what does this say about their negotiation skills when it comes time to review offers on behalf of their clients?

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Wed Nov 10, 2010
David Chiles answered:
Thank you for your question about foreclosure procedure. An REO is a bank owned property generally without occupants.

The Foreclosure process starts when a homeowner cannot pay the mortgage and ends when the home is resold.

The three stages of Foreclosure are: Pre-Foreclosure, Auction, and REO/Bank Owned. Pre-Foreclosure is the time period a homeowner has to repay the delinquent amount of the mortgage. If a homeowner does not pay the mortgage the home is auctioned. If the bids do not meet the reserve the lien holder (bank) reclaims the property and it becomes a Bank Owned REO.
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Thu Jul 1, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire--or for by owner rentals, check local print media, word of mouth, etc.
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
John Juarez answered:

You have posted this question several times. The answer has not changed.

This house is now Pending. It was foreclosed upon and put up for sale with a list price of $584,900 and was under contract in 10 days.

You seem to be interested in that area of Livermore. If I can be of help to you, please contact me. We can discuss the process of buying a house which includes obtaining listing information as soon as it becomes available and not after every other buyer has had an opportunity to beat you to the house your want.

John Juarez, Realtor
The Medford Real Estate Team
Windermere Welcome Home
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Mon May 31, 2010
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Just posted this on another place where you asked this question

Wells Fargo Bank foreclosed in February for $510K
It has 3 bedrooms/2 baths, 2085 sq ft livig space on 13,281 sq ft lot.

Tried to look for a listing for this property, but didn't find it (even on Maybe it isn't activate yet.

What kid of information are you looking for?
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Steven Langston answered:
Currently the home shows as pending subject to lender approval, the status change on 5/3/10. Because it is a short sale the negotiation process can take several months. We will not know the actual sale price until the home is sold. At that time the MLS will be updated with the final price and any concession giving to the buyer.

Let me know if you would like to know about any other homes.

Steven Langston
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Mon May 31, 2010
Julia Murtagh answered:
This is a Short Sale , that is now pending. They look to be accepting Back Up Offers oinly. The listing agent is David Dufense 925-855-8444
It was on the market for 19 days.

Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

Julia Murtagh
Alain Pinel Realtors
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Tue May 18, 2010
Dp2 answered:
That all depends upon the type of loan(s) that you had on the foreclosed property, whether you held that title for the LV property in a LLC, whether you're holding the title for the LA property in a LLC, whether you personally guaranteed all of those loans, etc. Having wrote all that, Yes, it's possible that your lender(s) for the foreclosed property could put a lien on that property. ... more
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Mon May 17, 2010
Lynne Ancien-Ronen answered:
Hello Homebuyer at Mountain House,

Yes, they used to be sold for much higher of course, and it is close to downtown.
However, if you would like for me to check how much the HOA dues are, that is what we need to check but the HOA dues cover the insurance and maintenance and the pool. We also have to check if the HOA has a litigation which is easy to find out.
Rental market is good in Livermore and some people do not want to fuss with the backyard.
Please contact me should you decide to investigate these condos but I have seen them and they are nice!
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Vickie Nagy answered:
Hello Sulie,

Look for homes for sale at and let me know if you see anything of interest. It's also important that you get pre-approved by a lender so that you can make an offer on a home. Please contact me at (925) 407-7987 with any questions.

Vickie Nagy
Keller Williams Realty
CA DRE#01363932
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Sean Dawes answered:

Sorry to hear about your situation. To start, have you contacted your bank and explained the situation and attempted to do a loan modification? That would be step 1.

If that doesn't work, and you are going to not be able to pay for your mortgage, I would look into the short sale route. For this, you can contact a local realtor who has experience doing these and they can assist you through the process. A short sale is when the bank lets you sell the home for less than what you owe.

hope this helps

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Thu Dec 10, 2009
The Medford Team answered:
Vintage Kitten:

It means there is confusion about whether or not the social security number given to the lender given is actually yours. Your number is possibly written down wrong somewhere. A quick check should be all that is required to remedy everything.

As for you actually existing, how do we know it was actually you that wrote the question? ;)
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
John Juarez answered:

Whatever the answer to your questions is…and, not being in Connecticut, I have no idea what the answer is…that answer will only be good for today. GMAC, or any lender, can change its policy at any time. Lenders could sell their notes to collectors at some time in the future and the collector could take action to collect on those debts. If you are the subject of such a judgment, I suggest that you seek legal advice from someone familiar with Connecticut law and Connecticut customs.

John Juarez, REALTOR
Windermere Properties of the East Bay
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
The Medford Team answered:
Because they are new and misunderstood.

FHA has not yet approved digital signatures and, until they do, many banks and asset managers will not accept them. It’s very unfortunate, because digital signatures have the following advantages:

(1) They are the safest, most secure way to sign a document.

With modern digital technology, you can very easily create false “wet” signatures with any number of programs. You can use Photoshop or other similar programs to create false documents all day long. Digital signatures can be verified digitally, thus adding another layer of security not possible with “wet” signatures. And I know many couples who “wet sign” for their spouse.

(2) They are fast.

I can have a purchase agreement prepared and fully signed within 30 minutes even if my clients are 50 miles away. I email it to them, they read it, then sign digitally. I have it back in minutes. It comes back in .pdf format and is easily packaged into a crystal clear offer that I can email to a seller’s agent.

(3) They are convenient.

I have many clients out of town – even out of the country. Digital signatures make it VERY easy to process documentation.

(4) They are clear.

You can easily tell who signed and the documents are still first-generation quality. We hate dealing with documents that have been faxed a few times. They are unclear and often add confusion to the process. Using digital signatures from providers such as DocuSign keeps everything clear all the time.

DocuSign has been working with the FHA to get digital signatures accepted. I talked to DocuSign officials just last week and they assured me that they are working hard to get full industry acceptance for digital signatures in the near future. In the meantime, we use them for almost everything and, when wet signatures are insisted on, we simply have our clients sign beside the digital signatures that are already on the page.

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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Vintage Kitten

We wondered...if sellers can review multiple offers, then why can't a buyer write offers on multiple properties? There have been several blogs about this, and there is no right answer that fits every situation.

Today, when there is such intense competition to buy a property in certain price ranges, and when there's no guarantee that your offer will be accepted, you need to strategize to increase your chances.

If your offer is accepted on one property but you haven't heard back from the other --- and assuming that you will be happy with either property that you wrote on --- then the right thing to do is to withdraw your other offer that hasn't been accepted yet.

Depending on the type of sale --- REO? short sale? regular sale? --- there are instructions to open escrow within acceptance. For example, if you did get accepted on an offer, and the instructions are that you open escrow within 3 days of acceptance, you may jeopardize that particular purchase if you don't comply because you're still waiting on a response on the other offer.

On a short sale, even if the seller accepts your offer, it will still require lender approval which can take months. And there's no guarantee your offer will be accepted or that the short sale will be approved. Therefore, it behooves you to continue looking so that you don't miss an opportunity to find something better and can close escrow faster.

This is a sticky it's a strategy that should be employed very carefully.

Good luck to you.
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Fri Sep 25, 2009
Michael Pollak answered:
The bank cannot go after your current home if you are current on your mortgage. The collateral for the loan is the house. A lien cannot be placed on your current home for a delinquent mortgage on a different home. You should read my article "Possible Ramifications of a Short Sale" located at . This will help clear up your concerns on what may happen with a short sale.

Pre-foreclosure Specialist Certified
Michael Pollak
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Meena Gujral answered:
Hi Shanthi,

You have made the right decision to buy since it is a great time to buy right now. Prices are very low and interest rates are also very affordable. Livermore is a good city to live in and there is plenty to do. I live close by in Pleasanton and love to go to the restaurants in downtown Livermore and the Livermore Wineries.

I hope you are working with an agent so that you can be sure you are offering the right price. Your agent will provide you with the comparable sales and advice you of the current market conditions in that area.

If you are not working with an agent, I would love to help you. I have been selling real estate for 23 years. You can reach me at 510-279-9580

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Will Bateson answered:
Depends on what you like, but beware of high taxes & water rates at Mountain House.

Will Bateson, Broker
Sidewalk Homes
CASH BACK when you buy
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Sat Aug 29, 2009
Jesse Sierra answered:

Talk to the residents and see what they have to say.


Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
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