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Home Buying in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
A lot of people have complained:
The Lender just wants to keep the Loan on that house, in-house.
Being a Marketing major; I can see both sides of that coin.

Normally, we can see that requirement before we make an offer.
A simple phone call to the Listing Agent can confirm this.
It is not illegal nor unethical. Just a pain in the behind.
As a Buyer's Agent is try to avoid these, for my client's sake; but with a dwindling inventory.....
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Thu May 23, 2013
Rob & Janet The Blackstone Team answered:
Mon Dec 22, 2014
Brad Davidson answered:
HI Jeremiah,

Check out me website at www.wehelpubuy.com. I have a program where I share my commission with my clients and you can use that money to pay your closing costs. My average client gets back about $7,000. I work with lenders who will contribute with credits of their own to save you more.

Give me a call for more information.

Thanks,

Brad Davidson
Broker - 01416432
714-961-8442
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Thu May 16, 2013
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Bob Mellema answered:
Pleased to. Send me your email address to:ínfo@omegarealtyinvestments.com
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Deepak Chauhan answered:
Deepak Chauhan, Agent, Irvine, CA
In short ... the best place for RE investments between LA to OC is near the higher education institutes like UCI, CSU. You can almost always get good quality and steady supply of tenants. If they are teachers they are well behaved and responsible. If you rent to students, the rent is paid by their "PARENTS" in most cases, so less possibility of conflicts. Once in a while they a party ... join them :)

All the best, here is my contact information I will be glad to work with you.

Deepak Chauhan
Realty ONE Group Irvine
Cell: 949 748-9834
deepak@housesinsocal.com
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Ann Urias answered:
Can you email me what you are looking for? Price range? Bed Room count? Bathroom? minimum sq ft? And I will be happy to help you :)

You may also serch the mls at http://www.annurias.com/ ... more
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Joe Homs answered:
Oddvision,

There should be more inventory coming this summer, but the market is on FIRE right now with most propeties getting multiple offers and ALL CASH offers. Get yourself a great Realtor now so that they can explain what is going on and what strategies to use going forward.

Good luck,

Joe Homs, Realtor,
949-625-4533
joe@joehoms.com
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Thierry Abel answered:
In order to ease our borrowers' frustration of making multiple offers and not getting them accepted, my company has recently rolled out a solution that has been providing great resultst...We call it "Keys on Time Guarantee".

This program guarantees to close the transaction on time, or the borrower gets $795 refunded to them. (we have never had to pay that money out so far)! We are the 27th largest non-depository Mortgage Bank in the United States, so we are closing our fair share of transactions.

We are closing these loans so quickly that we feel confident that we can help buyers write a contract that will stand out from the others; from reduced escrow days to the one of a kind "Keys on Time" Certificate that we provide to submit with the offer, and stand out from the crowd of offers.

Contact me if you want to learn more?

Cordially,

Thierry

Thierry Abel
Senior Loan Consultant
All California Mortgage
A Division of APMC
P: (415) 464-8261
C: (415) 378-7508
F: (415) 464-2367
E: tabel@allcalifornia.com
NMLS 304353 - DRE 01380701
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Emily Knell answered:
Well, that is a conventional loan. You want to be asking for a "Construction to Perm" loan (permanent), please contact Ryan Gale at JMJ Financial, he has a lot of creative financing & private investors to work with. RGale@JMJFinancial or 714-401-7282 cell

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

Emily S. Knell
EmilyKnell1@yahoo.com
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Hi Marie,

The HOA on this is $337/mo now.

Best,

Joe Van Fossen
Keller Williams Realty
(714)584-7154
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
Have call into Park Manager to find out what the park rent is for you. But no one was in so I left a message. I also called the agent since the park rent was not noted in the listing in our MLS.

As soon as I hear back I will provide that answer for you.

Regards,
Barbara Robbinns-Olexa, Broker
L B Brokerage
DRE Lic#797560
bstrealtor@aol.com
714-296-7270
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Lori Hanson answered:
If you are talking about Laguna Woods Village, you can download the package off the www.lagunawoodsvillage.com website. All the financial requirements are there. It is different for coops than condos. I can't really answer the question because I don't know what you have for assets etc. It is all spelled out on the site. If you can't find it shoot me an email and I can send it to you.

Lori Hanson
OC Homes Realty
estatepricing@yahoo.com
DRE 01405146
714-585-5236 Cell
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Kevin Sanderlin answered:
First step.... Talk to a lender!
Can't buy a home if you don't have the money.
You will probably get several references today from your question.
My preferred lender is Jon Shrum and can be reached on his cell at 714-614-3707
He can help you get pre qualified for a loan and get you on your way to buying a home.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Realty
Cell 714-588-7881
kevinsanderlin@gmail.com
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I think you forgot to ask a question!
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Alex Vargas answered:
Morning Mark,

Thanks for the question.

As far as I know you can use a VA loan on any property as long as your client and the house qualifies for it. It's up to the seller of that home to accept whatever offer they deem is the best.

Hope that helps.

Best,

Alex Vargas
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
DRE# 01332235

Weichert Realtors
Ladera Ranch, Ca 92694

www.AlexSellsSoCal.Com

AlexVargas2009@gmail.com
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Thierry Abel answered:
Diane,

This is a crazy market indeed.

In order to ease our borrowers' frustration of making multiple offers and not getting them accepted, my company has recently rolled out a solution that has been providing great resultst...We call it "Keys on Time Guarantee".

This program guarantees to close the transaction on time, or the borrower gets $795 refunded to them. (we have never had to pay that money out so far)! We are the 27th largest non-depository Mortgage Bank in the United States, so we are closing our fair share of transactions.

We are closing these loans so quickly that we feel confident that we can help buyers write a contract that will stand out from the others; from reduced escrow days to the one of a kind "Keys on Time" Certificate that we provide to submit with the offer, and stand out from the crowd of offers.

Contact me if you want to learn more?

Cordially,
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
Todd Foust answered:
Go look at them at the design center and them negotiate before you agree to the deal. You'll need a frame of reference though so if you're not familiar with construction/upgrade costs you should shop around and see how much these upgrades normally run.

What you'll probably find is that some upgrades are priced competitively while others are way out of line. That has been my experience and one of the things I've helped clients negotiate wisely. Sometimes a $5000 credit to closing costs is worth $10,000 of upgrades at their prices. If there is any room for them to negotiate you'll want to do it before you sign the contract.

On a side note, I've frequently found discrepancies between what a builder has on site for upgrades and the actual materials at the design showroom. Not better or worse, just different. For this reason alone I'd go check out the design center first.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Mary Arellano Garza answered:
my question was about these home
http://www.trulia.com/property/1071059364-1924-W-Orangethorpe-Ave-Fullerton-CA-92833#photo-19
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