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Home Selling in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 4, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
The key to a quick sale while still getting a good price is 3 things; Presentation, Marketing & Pricing.
If your house looks nice, has curb appeal and is well presented inside you will draw interest. Clean, declutter, fix anything that says "work" for the buyer.
Marketing is getting your home in front of the most eyes possible. A great agent knows how to do this and will use all means possible. The local MLS, Trulia and dozens of other websites as well as bright clear pictures with warm and inviting descriptions.
Finally, if you over price your home all the other work will be for nothing. Homes that are priced to attract offers get offers. Many in my market are receiving multiple offers right now. The other surprise here is that by pricing well, you will net more. Over priced homes sit and become "aged inventory" are overlooked by agents and buyers both.
Find a great local agent who understands this and will help you accomplish your goal. Best of luck
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Fri Dec 5, 2014
Thom Colby answered:
Ts -

You can list it on Craigs List under RVs, Consign it with one of the big RV dealers like Mike Thompson RV, or McMahan's RV or El Monte RV. You can also place an Ad in the newspaper.

Tell me a little about it and I'll ask around....

Thom Colby
RE Broker
Newport Beach & Palm Desert CA
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Mon Jan 5, 2015
Lara Gabriele answered:
Hi there. A PTT is usually assessed by the Hoa they can use it for whatever the choose and you don't have a say in it. If another home in the association has it, chances are your home will as well but you won't find out until u sit down at the close of escrow or have a good agent that can sniff that stuff out for you. It's a private tax and is on top of any hoas you might pay. This fee does not expire and runs in perpetuity with the sale of the home. It can be as high as 1.75% of the purchase price and you will see no added benefit from it. to see if you will have to pay it request that your agent pull the CC&Rs for the tract you are thinking of purchasing your home in.
If you need further help let me know. I will be glad to help out

Lara Gabriele

Hope this helps
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Glen Etherington answered:
As in application for?
As in assessor parcel?
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Many services virtual tour with your zip code.
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Erica Texada, Realtor answered:
Check this out and

I hope it helps.

Erica Texada
Mersal Realty
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Wed May 23, 2012
Dave Korte answered:
Hi Dan,
I am a broker for a small office in Placentia 5 minutes north of Santa Ana. We have 4 agents 4 processors in our office and do more than 200 sides a year. I would be happy to take good care of your referral. Let me know what terms you would like. Thanks so much.

Dave Korte
714-313-5323 cell
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Mon Feb 27, 2017
My NC Homes Team answered:
Most final walk throughs take place either the day before or the morning of closing. While there's no law or rule dictating when the Sellers must have their furnitrue out, realistically it should be out by the time of the final waqlk through unless the buyer has agreed to close and allow the Seller a period of time after closing to vacate the property.

Were I advising you as a buyer broker I would suggest that you refuse to close until all the furniture had been removed so that you could then do a final walk through to confirm that the Sellers had not damaged anything during the move, that rugs weren't hiding stained hardwood floors, and that the house was left "broom clean" as nearly all real estate contract specify.

Best of luck of luck to you and I hope you enjoy your new home.
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Lisa Drobney answered:
Credit is affected. If you have been late, the short sale is viewed the same as a foreclosure. If you are not late on a payment, it dings your credit for about 3 yrs.
Can you afford to make the payments? Would you consider renting to a tenant? Could you afford to sell it for less than owed and bring money to the closing table. It might be possible to close on a new house with a deep discount so what you lose on the condo can be gained in the new a local Realtor and Mortgage Professional in your area. They will give you a free consult. A CPA could be a good reg also ... more
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Location and noise issues will require some price reduction over the same homes that don't have this limitation and will require a longer than average market time. Sound is in the ear of the beholder. For many buyers it will be a deal killer before they ever get out of the car. For the right buyer it may not be an issue at all, but these buyers are fewer and farther between.
Look at any homes sold with the same limitation and consider the variation they display and start there. Tell your sellers to be patient, a buyer will come.
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
What was the context of the term?
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Yk,

Since you are seeking legal advice, you need to contact an Attorney. And, since you don't trust the Probate Attorney, consult your own Attorney.

Good luck.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Tue Sep 27, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate answer do check with your local buiding's department...
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
Cathy Bureau answered:
Jake - even not being from CA I can say that none of us have a crystal ball. I think you should evaluate your decision based on today's needs. If you think the property is leasable and the rent would cover your mortage then that may not be a bad idea. Keep in mind you will have some vacancy and is that something you can afford. Also, regarding sale or lease, CA , FL, AZ, & NV have some of the highest levels of foreclosures with over 10 years of inventory. It may be a very, very long time before recovery in these states gets to a level that you need to be in to sell for what you think it is worth. My recommendation is to call real estate agent that specializes in foreclosures in your area to see what the market really looks like. I'm just saying he/she would have a good idea about how many distressed properties are there in your market since he/she gets first wind.
Good luck!

Cathy Bureau
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Joe Cusumano answered:
It depends on why it has not sold it but if the listing is up and you don't like the plan he put together then go make the move. That is why lisitng agreements have end date. It does happen. ... more
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Ryan Smith answered:
Hello Bill, I would be more than happy to provide you with a list of sold mobiles in your community. Please reach out to me through my profile and I'll send you the list.

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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hi Outran, It is a possibility. Would need more information to give you a better answer.. Let me know how else I can help you.. Talk to you soon.. ingrid Ski Realtor
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Fri Sep 16, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Unless you bought that house, Mr Mann, it didn't do a good job.

The terminology has come about with changes in technology, but you're essentially correct - we've reached the point where "virtual tour" is an obsolete term. ... more
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Fri Jul 8, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Your neighbor should contact a lawyer.

Even if it's deeded to him, he may not own it any longer. (That happened to me.) In my case, the tax bill for the garage space was separate; the ownership (deed and lot number) were separate. The city failed to send my lender (or me) the tax bill. Eventually, the city sold my space to someone else for back taxes. I still had the deed, but no longer had the ownership.

Your neighbor can do a bit of preliminary work on that by checking public records and seeing whether he's still listed as the owner.

If there was a title problem, then--if he had title insurance on the garage space--he may be able to get the title company involved on his behalf.

If the problem is just that there's someone else using the space--it's still deeded to your neighbor, he's been paying taxes on it, he's still listed in the public records as the owner--it's likely he can get it back.

I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. What your neighbor may be concerned about is what's called "adverse possession." But your neighbor needs a lawyer to sort through all the factors--such as I mentioned above--and then recommend a course of action.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Karen Fenn answered:
Good morning,
If you mean termite inspector you can't do better than Johon Christiansen, Orange Coast Extermination.
He is honest, trustworthy and fair in pricing.
His office number is 714 538-5600
Good luck,
Karen Fenn
Prudential California Realty
Cell 714 742-3997
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