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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Joe Homs answered:

Anything is possible. You can send me your information and I can create a search for you. FHA does not go that high.

Joe Homs, Realtor
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
This is an HOA being a typical HOA:

They are pretty much autonomous and omnipotent.

Did you research the HOA before you bought; your due diligence?
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Tue May 13, 2014
Bob Phillips answered:
There are numerous neighborhoods in our area which match that description. A lot will have to do with the price range you're hoping to stay within. Feel free to connect with me personally to discuss a few more details regarding your search., or call my cell: 949-887-5305
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
Thom Colby answered:
Congratulations on your new home purchase - this is both an exciting and a nerve-wracking time. There are so many variables without knowing your exact situation it's tough to determine what is correct - however, just chat with your lender and/or your Realtor and they can explain everything.

You should have a GFE and an estimated HUD. On page 1 of the HUD at the very bottom - typically Line 303 - the Total amount of cash you need to bring should show.

Best of luck -
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Gina Bryant answered:
What's Your "Motivation"? It could be great! It could be unnecessary =)

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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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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Thom Colby answered:
J -

Didn't we answer this already? In addition to my previous answer in the link below, you should contact an attorney.

Thom Colby
Broker / REALTOR
Southern CA

"Moving Lives Forward"
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Sun Aug 9, 2009
Homa Moaddel answered:
Hi Dory,

It all depends on the situation of the other house on the market. How long it has been in the market? Is it a bankown or shortsale? Do you know the CMA(comparative market analysis) for that house(how it has been priced compare to the sold and other homes in active, pending or back up)? How desparate is the seller and if they have received any offers(how much attention this house gets from other buyers)?

If the seller is willing to accept your contingency offer(you should also accept an offer that lets you sell your home contingent upon you buying the other house(close escrow)) you should go for it.

Prudential California Realty
Mission Viejo
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Bob Phillips answered:
This might be what you're looking for:

I have a lender who I can recommend - contact me at 949-643-2100, or email me directly at ... more
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