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Home Buying in West Sacramento : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
You can use my web site 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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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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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
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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.


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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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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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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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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Cari Hendricks answered:
It depends. If you've already selected the neighborhood and know what you can get for your money, you can wait. If you're not familiar with the various West Sac neighborhoods, you'll probably want to start now so you know the right home when it hits the market. The downside to starting now is if you find something you love, you won't be in a position to make an offer. If it's a short sale you identify as the ... more
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Fri May 14, 2010
Craig Ballhagen answered:
You can go down town to FEMA and check that flood maps your self for West Sac
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Ted DeFazio answered:
If you are interested to purchase I can tell you more about the property but I cannot tell you who lives there without writing an offer and getting some communication back from the seller. I would be happy to assist with any other information you may require before making your move. ... more
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Mon Mar 2, 2009
Luke Allison answered:
If you have at least a 550 credit score, then I can at least attempt to qualify you for a VA loan. I do not know of many lenders who lender at or below a 550. Let me know if I can assist you.

Luke Allison
Flagstar Bank

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