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Home Buying in Visalia : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Chris & Kohlee Barbeau answered:
Hi Will,
I am a Realtor in Visalia, CA with RE/MAX and I would be happy to recommend some local lenders who can assist you. Feel free to call me tomorrow and I would be happy to help you with any other questions you have about buying a home or our local market.
Kohlee Barbeau
RE/MAX All Estates
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not ask the institution that administered the test...
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
This would have RED FLAGS all over it:
I wouldn't bet my career or savings on it succeeding.
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Silvia Balderas answered:
Yes he can buy a home under his name and if he never own a home he can qualify for the first time home buyer program. you can emial me directly at
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer. Bankruptcy will come down to how the property is held, what the judge requires and what other options exist. As a Broker, I know enough to tell you to get a legal opinion from a local attorney. Sorry we can't be more helpful. Best of luck. ... more
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Brian Gilbert answered:
Thanks for the Trulia inquiry. I have several contacts with inventories of lease-to-own properties. Email me your contact info and I can call you later this week with some options.

Brian Gilbert
Advanced Property Sales
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Steven Murray answered:
Feel free to contact me via my profile. I help people buy and sell homes in Kings, Tulare, and Fresno counties. I team up with Aja Conn another agent in our office to provide you better service. Remember that you can count on us to help you every step of the way. ... more
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Sat Jan 21, 2017
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own...
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Tracey Martin answered:
A traditional seller is a seller who has equity in their home as opposed to a short seller or a bank owned property. I call it a regular sale. A short sale is when the seller owes more than the home is worth and so they are asking the bank to accept less than the amount owed on the loan or loans so they can sell their home. In a short sale or a foreclosure sale, you have to deal with a bank. If a home is being sold as a short sale, once the seller signs an offer it goes to the seller's lender for their approval. This can take months and the bank's approval is not guaranteed because they are losing money on the deal. Short sales are better than bank owned, in my opinion, because the seller is still held to all traditional seller disclosure requirements. In other words if the buyer moves in and finds a problem that the seller should have known about, the buyer can seek legal remedies. However, they can be stressful because lenders can take so long to approve the sale.. A foreclosure sale is quicker than a short sale because the seller is the bank. However, the bank has never lived in the home and if there are any major problems with it, they, more than likely, don't know about them, and you have to sign an addendum stating that you will never sue the bank should you find a problem with the home sometime in the future. Foreclosure banks are not emotionally invested in the sale of the home, so they are less flexible should something come up and the buyer needs more time to get the transaction closed. With a traditional seller, once the offer is signed, you can open escrow and proceed. It is an easier transaction. Because the housing market is what it is, traditional are hard to come by. That why Realtors state that a listed property is a traditional or regular sale on the MLS. They are rare and are much less of a headache to deal with.. ... more
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Mark Overholtzer answered:
The Central Valley can be a good area to invest. In real estate, like any area other investment vehicle, you must do your homework in order to get any return. I have some investment properties that return well, and know plenty of others that do as well, however I know plenty whose properties have tanked.
My biggest advice is to know the area, or hire someone that does, because some areas have a very high rate of turnover, so you spend a lot of time looking for new tenants. The good areas will have long term tenants that will be loyal and stay forever.
I don't have any properties in Visalia, however if you think of expanding your search try looking up here in the Fresno/Clovis area, or if you want a good Visalia agent let me know I can refer someone to you.
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
If you are referring to an auction, then there is usually and auction date and the highest and best offer submitted will be the winning bid. If no one bids the minimum amount, then the bank retains possession of the property and may list it as an REO (real estate owned) property.

If it gets listed as an REO, then you would submit your offer to the listing agent and then any and all offers will go to the bank for review. It's a little easier then a short sale because the seller is the bank and you have cut out the middle man.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
I don't believe that you can add a person onto the deed after closing without getting another mortgage on which the added party is also listed as a borrower.
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Sat Jan 2, 2010
Rose Hardy answered:
updating & improving being done/ Thanks for asking Rose
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Michael Ofsanik answered:
The first place to start is with your budget. Determine exactly what you can afford montly. This number has to include your mortgage, mortgage insurance if necessary, homeowners insurance and property taxes.

Next you need to pre-qualify for a loan. Research lenders rates & fees and with their help determine how much you can qualify for.

Then find a realtor you like and start looking at houses. The realtor can inform you of any additional fees or expenses you may incur.

Then protect your investment by having it inspected by a professional home inspector. They will inform you of the condition of the home and let you know about any problems there may be. Afterwards, if that house is for you - buy it. If not - keep looking until you find the home that's right for you.
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Fri Apr 9, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Yikes5, you should really be contacting an Attorney about your situation as the divorce decree will need to be reviewed to determine what should and should not have been done.

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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Heather Mendonca answered:
Speak with your Realtor and have him/her contact the listing agent. As long as you have not removed your contingencies in writing you should be able to renegotiate the purchase price with the seller if they are willing. The seller however does not have to agree to sell the home for the appraised value. ... more
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
e answered:
That is a very good question. They are coming but I do not think we will see big waves of them just a small tickle as we have been seeing.
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Thu Jun 11, 2009
Brian Yoak answered:
Absolutely you should get you rmoney back if the seller backed out. The deposit you put down is your commitment and if you back out for reason the seller does not agree with they can keep it. You both will need to sign a release so that the money is given back to you though. If they refuse to sign it the money stays in escrow and then you will have to get your lawyer involved. ... more
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Your question is very general. Your Realtor should be able to guide you because it all depends on the contract and its terms. Many times it is possible to ask for an extension depending on the circumstances.
If you have not posed the question to your Realtor, it is time to do so.
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Thu May 14, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
I d not believe these loans exist anymore. subprime loans are what got us into this mess in the first place!
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