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Kristina McC…, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Kristina McCann answered:
what is the turnaround for escrow if I paid full money for my manufactured home, or hence, when will I be able to move in?
Hi April! You'll have to consult your purchase agreement. Typically, it will state, in the top third of the first page, what the anticipated close date is. It's normally either an actua ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95062
John Watson, Real Estate Pro in Aptos, CA
John Watson answered:
FHA down payment program for 580 fico
Hello Arianna
If you contact the Santa Cruz board of Realtors I believe they have an assistance program. Contact me if you have any questions.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
M.C. Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Boulder Creek, CA
M.C. Dwyer answered:
will you please make sure that updated photos for my listing at 265 toll house gulch, in Felton, Ca are on your site?
Hi Alice - You may have to ask your agent do this for you; these national websites are notorious for delays in their software catching MLS changes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Molly Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Molly Thompson answered:
Will the newly passed Prop 30 affect taxes on capital gains from real estate sales?
You should be more concerned about the 3.8% tax that's part of the ObamaCare program. It takes effect Jan 2013... so you have 6 weeks to sell to avoid it completely and I'd be glad to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2016 Home Buying in 95060
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Legally can a resident be restricted from purchasing a share in a soon to be a resident owned mobile home park?
Legally? Check with a lawyer.

My non-legal opinion is: Probably, yes.

OK: It's going to be resident-owned. That's the description of the mobile home park after the process is com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
What are co op and resident owned mobile home parks and how do they differ?
A coop is a corporation whereby each homeowner owns a percentage of stock usually 1 percentage share ot the park/community and shares in the grounds and amminities maintenance. Example: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
John Arendsen answered:
can i finance a mobile home in a park with a down payment?
Is this park/community a rent/lease or resident owned park. If resident owned and the home was built before June 15, 1976 there are FHA lenders who will give you a fully amortized 30 ye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Bryan Myers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
Bryan Myers answered:
I believed that the HOA lien ran with the property in CA not a personal lien against the owner. In a case of a failed short sale that led to foreclos
Hi Weezie,

Unfortunately in a foreclosure the HOA can come after you for the owed amount. I have seen this several times.

Bryan Myers
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Foreclosure in Santa Cruz
Carla Muss-J…,  in Portland, OR
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
How much notice am I entitled to after my landlord sells the property to a new owner?
You are asking very "legal" questions which involve landlord/tenant issues in your state. Best thing to do is contact a lawyer who will review all the documents who know the law and ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Rental Basics in Santa Cruz
Lisa Beebe, Renter in Santa Cruz, CA
Lisa Beebe answered:
looking for a rental home by UCSC. Anyone know of 1 to rent?
If you're a UCSC student, you can access rental listings posted on the UCSC Housing Registry: http://housing.ucsc.edu/cro/search.html
It's free and easy to use, just register with you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 17, 2013 Rentals in Santa Cruz
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
What are the risks to me signing the inspection report for a home I am about to make an offer?
It's hard for me to comment without knowing all the details of the deal. Signing an inspection delivered by the seller as part of a disclosure package is not in and of itself a problem, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in 95060
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
What should I be aware of when buying a home from a trust advisory (California Real Estate)?
Hi Ken:

I suppose you should be concerned you are not aware of what you will not be getting, so let’s start there.

If the Sale is via Probate /Trust / Bankruptcy on Residen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in 95060
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Are washer and dryer included in home sale if not listed?
No, they would normally not be included,
unless you included them in your offer,
or,
they were still there when the Escrow closed.
They are not "attached" to the house.

The Selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
Sebastian Fr…, Real Estate Pro in Capitola, CA
Sebastian Frey answered:
Why arent there many for sale by owners in Santa Cruz?
That's a good question! You'd think in a market like this - with very low inventory - people who wanted to sell by owner would be putting up lawn signs all over town. I've seen a few, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
Carol  Perdew, Real Estate Pro in Manteca, CA
Carol Perdew answered:
Offered 5k more than asking, only offer on the table. Listing agent won't respond to our calls and seems completely biased against us. What can?
Hello Alisweber,

Your situation you described sounds very frustrating. The seller owns the short listing and is the one who should choose an offer to accept. The short sale has to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can I buy a house without a down payment?
In some very narrow cases, yes. The USDA still offers no money down loans. Talk to a local lender and see what programs are available.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
John Watson, Real Estate Pro in Aptos, CA
John Watson answered:
What is the ave cost to build a custom house in Santa Cruz? Does anyone have SC contractor recommednations for general info on building costs?
Hello Nicole

Ron at BuiltRite.biz is a great General Contractor who could give you some information and does great work. Contact him through his web site. If I can be of service you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
John Flaniken, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
John Flaniken answered:
Are there any investor friendly agents out there willng to make low offers?
I successfully closed several investor deals in 2011 and have a strong background in handling distressed properties. My preferred minimum criteria for potential investor clients: all ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 19, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Cruz
Raymond Garc…,  in 02050
Raymond Garcia answered:
If you offer full asking price on a house can the owners counter offer at a higher price?Is this a common practice?
If there are multiple offers on the house, then yes. It's a matter of how much demand there is for this particular property. Think of it as an auction, e-bay for instance. We' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 2, 2016 Home Buying in 95060
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