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Sat Oct 23, 2010
Terry Bell answered:
Craigslist is a good place to start and there are several rental agencies in town. If you have anyone to help you purchase a home drop me an email! Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, CPS Real Estate, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Doc & Ellen Stephens answered:
In most Multiple listing Services, Active O means that the property is under a contract with an Option Period, in which the buyer can walk away without penalty for a specified # of days. During the Option period, Inspections and other due diligence are performed, repairs and other concessions are negotiated.

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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Oggi Kashi answered:
I don't see anything wrong with having 2 buyer's agents for a large enough area as long as you make it clear to both what their role will be and what territory each will be covering. A written agreement may not be a bad idea.

They can also agree to share the commission of the sale 50/50 no matter who finds the ultimate property.
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Lynn Bowen answered:
Only time will tell us that I'm afraid. I sure wish I had that crystal ball that the media likes to make it look like they have.
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Young-Jin Yang answered:
Find an agent that specializes in deals for under $6000. Good Luck!
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Michael Ronnie answered:
You could contact the HOA and find out if they would be willing to make an exception? It couldn't hurt to ask.
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Stacy Carter answered:
What they're telling you is they don't want to roll the dice with an appraisal because it is likely to appraise for LESS than $71,000. In other words, it's overpriced. Add to that the cost of making repairs, you're looking to get yourself in over you head with this particular house.

Is there any chance the other buyer is buying this as an investment and will let you continue to rent? If not, maybe you're meant for something better.

Best of luck!
Stacy Carter
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
CJ Brasiel answered:
Nell -

This might help.

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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Mike Bryant answered:

I would suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in foreclosures and tenants rights. Contact your local BAR association and ask them for the names of some attorneys that may be able to help you.

Best of luck.
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Sat Feb 18, 2012
Craig Saxon answered:
The 2 listings I found are 2bd/2ba; 1 of 1731 sq ft at $2,150/mo. (or $1.25/sq ft) and the other of 1,870 sq ft at $2,100/mo. (or $1.12/sq ft). That would indicate you might get between $3,360 and $3,720/mo. ... more
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Sun Aug 22, 2010
Dave Sutton answered:
Check for a listing of 35 mobile home parks in Santa Rosa
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Janemarie Black answered:
S.O.S stands for Save Our Ship
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Sat May 8, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
A Planned Unit Development (PUD), is both a type of building development as well as a regulatory process. A PUD is a designed grouping of varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, commercial centers, and industrial parks, all within one contained development or subdivision.

A condominium is usually in one building, most are not FHA approved. Each unit/condo/PUD has different HOA fees.

Good luck.

Kamal Randhawa
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Dave Birkett answered:
You will probably find more available rentals in the SR area and some better choices with cheaper rent. I'll pass this around my office meeting this morning and let you know. Give me some time as I also receive e-mails during the week with people seeking good renters. Please let me know your e-mail address at Thank you. ... more
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Shannon Doyle answered:

I have had several out of town clients ask about rentals lately and honestly the best place to look is on Craigslist. We have several rental companies here locally, and almost all listings are on Craigslist. I hope that helps and best of luck with your search! You will love living in our beautiful area. :) ... more
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Laura Reilly answered:
To protect yourself it is best to write up an addendum , explain the situation, if both buyer and seller agree. Off you go to open escrow. Good Luck and I hope you get the deal you wanted! ... more
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Dave Birkett answered:
Good question. There is also propositions 60 and 90 that might better fit your situation. Go on line and type in Proposition 13 and check the frequently asked questions. You should also call the Sonoma County Tax Collector as they will have current information for this county and are very helpfull. Thank you and good luck. ... more
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Fri Apr 16, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Often, you'll find the lot rent posted under some other category, such as "condo fee" or "HOA fee." I sold a manufactured home a while back, and there was nowhere to list the lot rent. But most agents (including me) included it under both "HOA fee" and in the "Comments" section.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Apr 10, 2010
Not an agent answered:
Yes, it can be... especially when you are dealing with tenants. If possible, I recommend you have your main home staged by a professional stager. These trained professional know how to create an inviting space that appeals to the wide variety of home buyers out there. Hope this is helpful to you! Best of luck with the sale of your home Larry! ... more
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Wed Mar 24, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not knowing any of your financial details--why visit with any qualified loan officer(s), see exactly what your budget can handle and check your credit score--he/she will be your best source of advice. ... more
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