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Shelli Banko, Real Estate Pro in 92620
Shelli Banko answered:
I'm relocating to Irvine, and have 2 children (high school and middle school). Looking for the best family oriented neighborhoods to purchase a home.
Hi Navit,
Irvine is a great area to move! All four schools in Irvine are exceptional, as are the Middle Schools. Have you met with a lender yet? If not I highly recommend doing so. ... more
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Will Frank, Real Estate Pro in 92618
Will Frank answered:
Is this a good time to buy a 3BR townhome in Irvine, CA with a view to sell in in next 3 years?
Some great answers were shared here. Knowing the So. California market and just a time-frame of 3 years anticipating prices to go up. I would not buy, and a condo, would not be my a fir ... more
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Shelli Banko, Real Estate Pro in 92620
Shelli Banko answered:
I'm interested in purchasing a home in Huntington Beach, CA. What is the typical escrow amount that I have to submit along with my offer? Thanks.
Hello! The amount usually ranges from 1-3%. But, if you want to show the seller that you are TRULY interested in the property, then a 2 or 3% deposit would be nice. The check is he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Shelli Banko, Real Estate Pro in 92620
Shelli Banko answered:
I'm thinking to rent/sell my home in Potorla Springs, and plan to lease/buy a house close to Northwood High School. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Hi! If you are still looking to buy or lease in Northwood I would love to sit down and talk to you! I live in Northwood and both of my children attend Northwood High School. There ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in 92620
Phoebe Chiang, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Phoebe Chiang answered:
Interest Rate Buy Down
Excellent question. I would highly suggest checking with your lender first. They will be able to help you. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in 92603
Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
A VILLAGE SO UNIQUE, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY LIKE IT IN ORANGE COUNTY  PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN $600,000- $2,000,000 EXPLORE THE RESIDENCESThe Village of Orchard Hills will… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 14, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
What are foreclosure houses and who can buy them?
Hi MissyFiona

Good to see your actively looking for a place. If they go up for sale anyone can buy them. You can buy them at the court house steps too
You can goog ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Pre-qualification applications are now being accepted for Jasmine & Laurel, Irvine Pacific's newest neighborhoods coming soon to Cypress Village. Please visit the following links to access our preferred… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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Paula Raymond, Real Estate Pro in Killeen, TX
Paula Raymond answered:
I hear that real estate agents will have properties for sale not listed on MLS. Why is this done, and how do I find out about them?
I've heard of these "pocket listings" too but I always wonder - does the SELLER know their house isn't listing in the MLS?? Seller's perceive the MLS listing to be THE THING they pay a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Joshua Hong, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Joshua Hong answered:
What are the requirements or etiquette for a buyer when talking multiple buyer RE agents?
Hello!

This is always a topic of great debate, and I, personally, do not feel there is a correct, "ethical" answer. Unless there is a BBA (Exclusive Buyer Broker's Agreement) signed, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Joshua Hong, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Joshua Hong answered:
Can I still back out from a purchase agreement once you sign the contract?
Based on the CA-RPA (California Residential Purchase Agreement), which all buyers use when submitting an offer, the buyer has rights to review aspects of the home, as well as financing, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
OPEN HOUSE WED From: 12pm TO 6pm & Saturday 1pm to 5pm SALES PRICE $559,800Address 149 Silverado Irvine, CA 92618Gorgeous Home in San Carlos Court in Portola Springs in IrvineFeatures: 2 Bed Rooms,… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 25, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Will Frank, Real Estate Pro in 92618
By the time all of the homes are completed in Pavilion Park, there will be somewhere around 726 single family homes, a large majority are two-story homes. 10 distinct tracts of homes and 31 floor plans… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 23, 2014 by Will Frank General Area Home Buying Financing
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Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
We can save you Thousands with our Full service Listing program.Please call Ann @ 714-588-7676 for more info! Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 21, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Ask Ann how you can qualify for a buyer rebate on a new construction home. 714-588-7676EXPLORE THE VILLAGES OF IRVINECYPRESSVILLAGEAcaciaCasertaJade CourtJasmineComing SoonMarigoldLaurelComing SoonMagnoliaMulberryASTON… Read more
Blogged Wed Mar 19, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Homes Available in Quinterrahttp://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/california/southern-california/irvine/quinterra-community/homes-ready-nowAnn Offers Commission Rebates on new construction homes!Purchase… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 18, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
How does a VA loan work?
Hello Deb,

VA loans are a great tool to help vet get into a home.

Here are some highlights:
You will need a certificate of elig. fro the VA
You will need to get approved for th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Irvine
Ann Urias, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
NEW LISTING ALERT! NOT ON MLS YET! $559,800San Carlos Court in Portola Springs in Irvine CA Attached townhome2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage approx. 1900 sqft, built in 2011HOA $304This beautiful… Read more
Blogged Wed Mar 12, 2014 by Ann Urias General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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