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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
You can use my web site www.ocnorth.com to search for properties in North Orange County. You can set the search criteria to search by city or zip code. Set your criteria and you will receive a daily report of any properties meeting your needs. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Most agents today can handle the sale of property in need of repair and the required disclosures. The one thing you need to check on is rather the property needs to be sold through probate or not. If you need to sell it through probate, I would recommend getting an agent familiar with probate sales. Especially if the sale needs court approval.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
This would be a question for SMUD.

https://www.smud.org/en/about-smud/contact-us/
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
April Dunlap answered:
That all depends on location. Typically you need to pay for mobiles with cash or special financing because a mobile is personal property. Prices are very inexpensive for mobile homes. Your space rent and utilities are really all you need after that. The great thing about mobile parks are the amentities included. Pool, senior events (in 55+ communities) and landscaping in some. ... more
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Tanya Aguilera answered:
You can use alternative credit if you haven't any credit or scores. You can use rental agreements, cell phone, utilitie, car insurance bills as your credit. I have a lender I work with that has approved many of my clients with alternative credit and they have purchased homes successfully. If you would like further information please email or call me at 916-206-9016 I would love to help you see if you can purchase a home. ... more
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Cari Hendricks answered:
Hi Alicia, I am a State Streets expert. I'd be happy to meet with you and take a look at your home and answer your questions. Let me know what day and time works for you. Thank you, Cari Hendricks, Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty (916) 371 4663 ... more
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Robert Chomentowski answered:
30 days is excessive. But right now lenders can take longer to close loans because interest rates keep hitting new record lows on a daily basis, and this is causing some lenders to be overwhelmed with loan files thus causing delays. ... more
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Tanya Aguilera answered:
I know it is scary moving to a new area but West Sacramento in my opinion would be the only place I would want to live in the Sacramento area. Having the internet is fabulous for learning about the homes available it shows pictures of the homes and the neighborhoods. Having an agent send you listings while you are still in Singapore will help you narrow down what you are looking for and what your not looking for so the process is easier once you arrive in the states. Your deposit usually is from 1%-3% of the offered purchase price. The cost of the purchase usually can run about 3%-4% of the purchase price which usually depending on the property and your offer if we would ask the sellers to contribute that amount to you. You definately will not have a problem renting the home out in the future or sell it West Sacramento is the most desirable and centrally location place in our area. If you would me to help you with your search and proccess of purchasing please call or email me I would be more than happy to help you.

Tanya Aguilera
916-206-9016
tanya@golyon.com
www.tanyaaguilera.com
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Joe DeAnda answered:
West Sacramento has been undergoing quite a reformation in the past 10-15 years. With thoughtful planning and strong leadership, the city has - and still is - cleaning up old trouble spots, while in the new areas providing wonderful, safe places to live and play. All at tremendous value compared to other cities in the region.

And it's not done - the waterfront is continuing to be developed, and additional retail, dining and entertainment venues continue to crop up. Now, I may be biased since I live and work in the city but I don't think you can beat the combination of location, amenities and value.

I'm a life-long resident of West Sacramento and would love to help address any concerns you have. If you've got any specific questions or if you'd like to take a look for yourself, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Joe

916-834-5062
joe@capwestrealty.com
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Mon May 14, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Have you called CalVet and talked to them about that?
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Tue May 8, 2012
Joe DeAnda answered:
Crime statistics tend to lag a bit and it may be hard to get up to the minute stats. The West Sac Police Department has complete statistics for 2009-2010, as well as a crime mapping tool that may be helpful.

Stats: http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/city/depts/police/statistics/default.asp
Mapping: http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/city/depts/police/statistics/crime_mapping/default.asp
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Fri May 11, 2012
Lindsay Bartlett answered:
Hi Alicia,

It sounds like you have a fabulous, and very desirable home! I always have buyers looking specifically for a "non-fixer" in the state streets so I'm sure you would receive some very competitive offers. I live and work in West Sac and would be more than happy to meet with you anytime just to explain what the selling process would look like, what comparable properties are listed/selling for, etc. Do you have a loan on the property? If so, we would look at how much is owed on your loan to determine if you would be able to sell the property and pay off the loan for a profit, or if you would need to go the "short sale" route if you owe more than what you could potentially sell the home for.

Again, feel free to call me at (530) 828-9746 or email: Lindsay@GoLyon.com, and I would be more than happy to meet with you just to talk through your options and give you some ideas on pricing...no pressure! :)
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Thu May 24, 2012
J answered:
Finding a great agent is not as easy as it seems. Because you are or will be taking the time to weed out the good and the bad, your experience should prove to be beneficial and successful. It is wonderful to know that folks like you are not relying on "fluff," or "face-value" to find a competent, experienced and reliable agent to assist you with one of the most important decisions you may make in your life. The best of luck to you and your family! ... more
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Fri Oct 21, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Realtytrac makes most of their money off of people paying to see foreclosures and shorts sales, that actually have been listed by, you guessed it, other agents. If you want local foreclosures or Short Sales, just contact a local Realtor and they will gladly show all the ones listed in the area you are looking! ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Commissions are always negotiable, there are no set standards as it would go against Federal Laws...
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Steve Hovakimyan, CRS answered:
Everything is negotiable; however it is not seller’s responsibility to pay any buyer’s loan fee/interest,

Good Luck
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Thu Jan 20, 2011
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu answered:
Hi - I think looking through craigslist and contacting property management companies or even just looking on their websites for current rentals are both really good starts - the rental market can change in six months but again should give you a good idea of what rents are in the area. There isn't one centralized place to look for this information but craigslist tends to have the most information in one place.

You asked how an appraiser would estimate market rents - typically they will contact both owner/landlords and property management companies and will do a "rental survey" to get a sense of what a particular property type will rent for in a neighborhood. They place most of their weight on recently rented properties because until something is actually rented - just a rental listing is of limited value.

It is better to think of the potential rent as a range and not as a fixed number - some of the things that create variability in the rent is if the landlord pays for some or all utilities, if the tenant is expected to yard maintenance or if the landlord contracts that out. Rent for the same type of house might vary by over $100 a month if the tenant is paying all utilities and responsible for taking care of the yard over one where that is included in the rent.

I think West Sacramento can be a very good investment neighborhood especially since much of the city is in close proximity to Downtown Sacramento.
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Sun Nov 20, 2011
Jim Walker answered:
40% of your income is $680 per month. 41% is just under $700. If you go that high in housing expense it will leave you only $1,000 for all of your other living costs.... A condominium priced at $80,000 would be about $430 per month plus HOA dues of $200, property taxes and insurance would take you to about $680.

An $80,000 house would probably require expensive repairs, so they are out there at $80,000, but the VA won't loan on fixer houses.

You already have no taxes, so there is no tax benefit to you for owning a house.
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider contacting any local agent and ask to schedule a showing--then go from there.
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