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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Gabriel Nguyen answered:
No you just can demolish the house and put a manufacturing house there UNLESS that land is designated as a mobile homes park.

Gabriel Nguyen
1-Stop Realty Group
900 E. Hamilton ave. #100
Campbell, CA 95008

408-426-1441
01463101
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
John Juarez answered:
I agree with Sheryl’s advice. Contact your title insurance company. Let their attorneys go to work on your behalf. That is why you bought title insurance.
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Mon Mar 21, 2016
Terri Vellios answered:
I'm pretty sure that the house has more than one bedroom. It's possible that an individual is offer to rent out one of their bedrooms. Those types of rentals can be found on Craigslist. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/index.shtml

Above is the California Handbook. Below is an excerpt from that book.

You can give the landlord notice any time during the rental period, but you must pay full rent during the period covered by the notice. For example, say you have a month-to-month rental agreement, and pay rent on the first day of each month. You could give notice any time during the month (for example, on the tenth). Then, you could leave 30 days later (on the tenth of the following month, or earlier if you chose to). But you would have to pay rent for the first 10 days of the next month whether you stay for those 10 days or move earlier. (Exception: You would not have to pay rent for the entire 10 days if you left earlier, and the landlord rented the unit to another tenant during the 10 days, and the new tenant paid rent for all or part of the 10 days.)198

Have an amazing day!
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Connie! Have you employed a Realtor to help you find a house, because I can help you find a Realtor?
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

You may reach me on my cell phone at: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Elena Talis answered:
Look at Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, etc. The usual suspects. Not sure you can get 3 bedrooms for $1600 though...
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question Brooke:

Yes as Sheryl pointed out there are a number of rental scams that are designed either to steal your Identity or steal your deposit money.

These rental scams use ads for properties to rent at ridiculously low rents. When people call on the advertisement they often give up enough information about themselves that their identification can be stolen, or they send in a deposit for the property for rent.

The best protection against this scam is to make certain that the person that you are dealing with has a California Real Estate License. I recommend that when you call on one of these advertisements, that you ask the person for their real estate license number. Then contact the California Department of Real Estate at www.dre.ca.gov Click on the line that says "verify license" Type in the license number and see if it is a valid current license number and who it belongs to.

If the person that you are talking to does not have a valid California real estate license, it is probably a scam designed to steal your identity or your deposit money..

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you financed any of your closing costs your laon balance could be higher than you borrowed. You should ask your loan officer to explain why they are asking this. They should easily be able to explain their own policies. ... more
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
It is a tough real estate market for both buyers and renters. I suggest you contact a property manager if you do not have a current print out of your credit report a property manager can get one for you. Or you can get a free one on line. Once you know this you will be able to communicate your credit to potential landlords.

Craigslist has the most rentals listed in one place. Keep in mind they also have scammers. So you will want to talk to a real person before giving any of your personal information.

Persistance will be needed.

All the best to you.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Sam:

Without the effort of the California Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS the mortgage forgiveness debt relief act never would have been extended to December 31, 2013.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
I have this cosmic feeling that you are not giving us the whole story:
Something tells me that this was not simply a business/landlord relationship.

In any case; this is not a Real Estate question;
this should be directed to either a Lawyer or Dr. Ruth.
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Mitchell Pearce answered:
Ruth:

The only manufactured homes in San Jose available are homes where you do not own the land. There are no down payment assistance programs for purchasing such homes in San Jose. In Campbell and Los Gatos there are a total of three small areas where the manufactured homes own the land under them. Down payment assistance is available in those areas along the lines Ms. Arndt suggests. Sales thee are very seldom.

If you need down payment assistance, the best source is John Hanson of Community West Mortgage branch of High Tech Lending at 408-281-8383. The office is a t 151 Bernal Road, Suite 2B, San Jose, CA 95119.

Mitchell Pearce
408-639-0211
mitchell@handsonrealtor.com
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
You should have a copy of your appraisal and that would give you a rough floor plan. If it is a brand new community you could get that from the sales staff.

If you are looking for more details on the building specifics you can check with the county records to see if a plan was submitted for permitting.

What is the reason you want a copy of the floor plan?
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
The requirements are different depending upon which loan program you are trying to get qualified for. I strongly urge you to go through the process of consulting with a mortgage broker in your community and exploring your options. ... more
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

In general, it is easier to get a loan to finance a single family house and the rates are lower.

A mobile home is generally personal property, like a car, that is parked on leased land.

The lender regards the loan on the mobile home to be a higher risk than the loan on a single family home where you own the land as well as the house.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
.

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Mon Jul 1, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question Jason:

I am a former Real Estate Appraiser and expert witness in both court and arbitration cases for the valuation of both residential and commercial property.

I do not consider a gross rent multiplier alone to be a sufficient method to value Real Estate.

The gross rent multiplier is a method that is prone to a large amount of error. There are other methods that are more accurate and less prone to error than the gross rent multiplier method.

The gross rent multiplier method is quick and easy. That is the reason that many people like the gross rent multiplier method, however because the gross rent multiplier method often introduces a significant amount of error into a valuation, in my opinion the gross rent multiplier method should never be used as the only method to determine the fair market value of a property but only as an additional source of support for the determination of value, or as an indicator that you should check your work again if the value that you have determined by the use of the gross rent multiplier method is significantly different from the value that you have determined by other more accurate and more reliable methods.

With respect to whether or not a gross rent multiplier of 14 is reasonable for a property in West San Jose, I would need a lot more information for the specific property that you have in mind. It is possible that a gross rent multiplier of 14 might be reasonable for a property in West San Jose, but without a lot more information about the specific property that you have in mind, it is impossible to determine whether a gross rent multiplier of 14 is the correct number for the property that you have in mind.

One of the problems with the gross rent multiplier method is that small errors in making the determination of the gross rent multiplier are magnified into very large errors in the determination of value for the property.

For more information, you may call me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218 or send me an email at my email address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
.
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
You should remove the loan contingency when the buyer is ready. If you're the buyer, then ideally, you would wait until you have final loan approval from your lender. But, if you're in a competitive bidding situation against cash offers, you should remove the loan contingency at the time you make the offer to have a fighting chance. ... more
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Jon Nichols answered:
You are not obligated to use anyone. You should not be forced into working with any vendor in the process of purchasing your home. If you have a buyer broker, they can recommend people that they have experience using, but ultimately it is up to you to decide the vendors you want to work with. ... more
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