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Margaret Ave…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Margaret Avery Moon answered:
What is the different between Townhouse, Single family home, condos, and apartments?
The definitions will vary according to the state you live in. In Arizona, the differences are largely based on how the community is organized and the zoning. The biggest difference i ... more
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Jeremy Lehman, Real Estate Pro in Corona del Mar, CA
Jeremy Lehman answered:
How can a dual agent be disadvantageous to the buyer?
The agent is hired by the seller and must represent THEIR best interests at all times. This can affect you quite a bit. Contingency removals, request for repairs, inspections and the wo ... more
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Tonyfortunes…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tonyfortunes01 answered:
What are foreclosure houses and who can buy them?
Hello, My Name is Mrs. Mclee, Loan Officer at Personal Loan Credit Direct and Commerce Services. I wish to introduce our services to you as we are Business and Personal lender, we help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 26, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Antonio Prado, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Antonio Prado answered:
How to submit an offer without showing your bottom?
I don't see anything wrong with your strategy, and I have used and worked. It all depends on the situation.

Sincerely,
Antonio Prado
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Nicole Fedor…, Real Estate Pro in 92866
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Looking for a Rental property(under 250k) with good cash flow in orange county.willing to put 20% down. thanks
Hi, Ar-
I have some options for you. Please contact me and we can discuss them! $250k is a reasonable, and you can cash flow if you pick the right property!
Nicole Fedorchek, Tarbell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
What are 80/10/10 requirements for Best mortgage rates?
The best way to get a good mortgage is to have a good job that you will be able to keep, and to have a good credit score. It can be really difficult to approach something like buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
how to remove photo of my home?
Contact Trulia directly. (888)-568-6478
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in 92612
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Do you have to wate 20 days to put in a offer on a foreclosure if it is not going to be your primary resident that what I was told?
That rule only pertains to FHA properties, as far as I know.

I have yet to see anyone get any kind of a deal on those. Everyone shows up to bid and the min bid they consider is full ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 25, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Brody Nash, Real Estate Pro in Barboursville, WV
Brody Nash answered:
Why is it so difficult to find an agent who takes your requirement specifically and work one on one ?
Most of us are limited by the technology available. (i.e. Our specific system won't allow me to exclude listings without a garage so it sends all listings to my clients. They have to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2015 Home Buying in 92606
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Can I get mortgage pre-qualification when I don't have 2 years of W-2 and I just start a new job.?
Hello Chi, it depends on if you have been employed before or if you had training/school before starting work. You either need two year work history with gaps is ok or training/school an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can I buy a foreclosed house with a VA loan?
Yes - if the home meets the underwriting guidelines of a VA mortgage.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I am looking to get into real estate investing. i am looking for properties worth 100k or less. can you help?
Hi,

I would suggest somewhere in the Bakersfield area or Kern County.

Please contact me directly and I can refer you to someone who can help.

Feel free to contact me anytime vi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Our loan has been approved but we have not yet removed the loan contingency. Do we loose our earnest money if we cancel?
Hello mojdeh.jh, did you close or get it figured out?

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Jmr3326, Real Estate Pro in New York
Jmr3326 answered:
can anyone recommend a limited service "Buyer Agent" or "Transaction Broker" flat fee paid to agent ?looking to purchase home in
I used Emmett Dalton at SoCalFlatFee.com and received a huge Commission Credit at close of escrow.. great guy. I believe he can put properties into the MLS at a flat fee as well. good l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
The Halton G…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
The Halton Group answered:
I've been pre-approved for a FHA loan and am starting my search in the Irvine area. Unfortunately, I don't
Hi there,

Of course there is hope to buy a home! What I would suggest is to look into speaking with an agent. The market is in a great place right now, and you can never ask too many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Home Buying in 92606
Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in 90266
Bill Cook answered:
Investing in a property w/ a relative
It depends on the lender will accept you putting the title of the property into a trust. Many lenders nowadays will allow this. As far as protecting it from creditors, I am not fully aw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Refinance Additional Interest
Yes your rate accrues at the end of the month not the first part like you would expect.

So if you close on the 5th, then what you will owe your old lender will be one month (if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in Irvine
Doug  Willia…, Home Owner in Irvine, CA
Doug Williams answered:
What can you say about the Springs Condos in Streamwood, Irvine, CA. Is it a safe place to live in?
I am familiar with the area and I can say that is a safe area to live in, just like the rest of Irvine for the most part.
In case you may be interested in finding out actual crime rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in Northwood
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I am about to make a purchase offer for a listing, however, I found out that there are 2 sex offender livings nearby the property.
Hi Lucy,

This would be a question to ask yourself about whether or not this is something you can live with. If you are not okay with it then you don't have to purchase the home!

B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Does it matter it is a gas stove or electric stove when buying a home in Irvine, CA? Is gas much cheaper to use?
Hi Lucy,

I think this would be a personal preference, I have had clients who prefer gas and vice versa.

Sounds like you can change to a gas stove if your home has gas for everythi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 92618
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