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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Guy Berry answered:
Thu Feb 7, 2013
Vickie Chandler answered:
There will always be a certain amount of inconvenience when a LARGE number of people converge on the area. Good News, it's only 8 games a year. Mostly on Sundays.

Extra good news, property values will increase. And, who knows, maybe you can charge $20 for Parking in your driveway (wink, wink). ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Frank Herman answered:
Most hard money lenders will only lend up to 60% or 70% of the purchase price and will charge 3 to 4 points at close of escrow with an anual interest rate of 10%to 12%. This is only good if you are trying to close escrow on a house real quick and you have the 30 to 40% to put down. It is very expensive ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Allan Dajano answered:
Hello Giantsfan,
I dont see any property at this address for sale or lease.

If you need assistance in find a home to purchase I would be more than happy to help. Please feel free to contact me if you are still on the market.

Allan Dajano
Intero Real Estate
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Tman answered:

When you say "bad credit" .... what does your credit bureau show on both and what is your FICO's...?

The best thing you could do is get with true or any of the fine credit sources and study, look and understand it or get with a lender and get their opinion.

You might be better off clearing your credit and coming back into the market in 6 or 12 months .... why pay a crazy interest rate or a loaded up closing figure, when a little time and patience can save you thousands..

: ^)
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Charles Coachman, SRES answered:
You should have your Realtor see if the title/escrow company he/she uses has a policy where they will do this. I have never been in this situation, but I would think that any escrow company can do this. It seems to me that it operates on the same principle as a 1031 exchange. You need to be able to make to closing in one day.
Sounds like someone is having fun in this market!

Charles Coachman
Keller Williams Realty
San Jose, CA
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
David Blockhus answered:

The items that you write about are unfortunately pretty small and it might be hard to find a general contractor who would take on that size of work. You might check out some of the various handyman companies and they might be more able to do the work. At Coldwell Banker, we have a consierge list of people who do these types of jobs. I personally can recommend a carpeting company and painter. Contact me off-line if you want the info. If you are working with an agent, he/she should have a list of trades people that he/she works with for the types of repairs you need. ... more
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Fri Sep 24, 2010
The Hagley Group answered:
Joan- Are you a first time home buyer? There are a ot of great programs still avalable.

I am wondering what your source is for interest rates? They are still low...although a bit higher than during "the boom." It wasn't that long ago that folks were paying well into the double digits!

It's a perfect time to buy real estate. Rates are still relatively low, and if you're a renter, you rents will only go up. Don't forget the tax advantages of home ownership.

It's a great time to buy. Find a good Realtor to guide you. Good luck!
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 answered:
Most of my clients prefer buying wherever they believe is the best location and where they would like to live long term. Because of such factors as appreciation of the property or a raise at work, clients decide to move. So even if your situation changes, buying in what you believe to be the best area is a good idea. ... more
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