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Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
How can I start looking for a home?
First step is to contact a loan officer and get pre-approved and then contact a local REALTOR to help you find a home in your price range (That is determined by many factors your loan o ... more
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Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
I am a foreign buyer, Is now a good time to invest in residential in San Francisco?
Sounds like you really need a real estate agent. I would be more than happy to send over my list of recommended real estate agents.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Buying in San Francisco
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Great Uptown, Houston,...
Sahar Samadian answered:
Where can I get pre-qualified for a mortgage?
Hi Justin,

You can go to your bank and let them know you'd like to make a real estate purchase and need an approval letter. Another place is to go to a mortgage broker. I am also mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in 94102
Carol Lin, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Carol Lin answered:
Does a buyer have a legal obligation to give their home inspection report to the sellers they are in contrat with?
Hi there, I would check the purchase contract you are using to see if there is a clause in regards to this. I usually let the sellers get a copy as a courtesy since we poked through hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in 94110
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Is it common for homes to close sooner than the agreed-upon date?
If both parties agree on it, I don't see a reason why closing early is an issue. It might not be very common, but it's definitely something I've come across here and there.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in Russian Hill
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
How to deal with cigarette smoke coming into condo unit?
1. Ask your real estate agent if they were aware, and maybe see if you can get in touch with the seller or HOA for more information.

2. This is a question for a real estate attorne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in 94114
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Redfin v. full-service agents
From what I understand, Redfin and other services like it will help you with the paperwork aspect of a deal, but not the negotiations and might not know the ins and outs of a given mark ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Michael Szak…, Real Estate Pro in 93003
Michael Szakos answered:
I am purchasing a home with cash and I was asked to provide proof of funds. I am uncomfortable with showing a bank statement. Is there another way?
I agree with the posters below who said to get a letter from the bank on their letterhead stating that there are more than enough cash assets to purchase the home. Include a contact na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in 94114
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I've been looking for a rental in SF for three weeks and have run into nothing but scams on your site. Do you screen your listings?
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
Are there any down payment sources besides personal savings and borrowing against 401K?
HI Michaela

you dont have to put 20 % down if you dont have it , please see a link flyer for 10 % down jumbo loan. http://msjmortgage.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Big-Easy.pdf

c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
Does the deadline to remove contingency over the weekend fall on the end of business Mon? 11:59PM Mon.? or to the hour:min the contract was ratified?
Hi EHW

You would have to communicate with your agent regards to ratification but if you do not perform per contract you will receive Notice performed notice from seller agent to your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Yaw Anku, Other/Just Looking in
Yaw Anku answered:
How can I find FHA approved homes in SF?
For an updated list of FHA approved condos in San Francisco area checkout http://www.homebuyerwise.com/FHA-Approved-Condos/city/San-Francisco-CA_2684 for 24/7 access. Unfortunately the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Angela Killp…, Other/Just Looking in Rapid City, SD
Angela Killpack answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
Have you gotten a few different estimates for the replacement of the windows? It's possible the price is high because they're using better insulated glass and sealant, but I wouldn't kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
Are there any condos for sale at Arden? How much psf are they selling for?
Hi Julie,

The building (267 units) sold out late in 2014 and the price per sq. foot was around $1,125.
There are some options in the neighborhood-Radiance, 235 Berry and Arterra.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in Mission Bay
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Define the term granite countertops
This is pretty simple really. Granite counter tops are counter tops made out of granite stone. They are really nice to have, and a lot of people look for them specifically when buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sandy Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Sandy Thompson Girolami answered:
When calculating income to qualify for an FHA loan do I use my Adjusted Gross Income?
If you are a commissioned or self employed person, the income is a little trickier to qualify. You need to have at least 2 years of history and the amount used is after most deductions ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Buying in 94102
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Careful!!! I never received keys or lease after deposit which wasn't returned for this property from Futton Wells/Robo/Martin Charlene Pagan!!! Ripoff
Yours is a cautionary tale.

Never send money in advance, for the promise of keys later. Especially if you've never been inside the property, nor met the owner (landlord), and they a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in Stonestown Apartments
James Rocco…, Home Buyer in Santa Monica, CA
James Rocco Hansen answered:
is it fraudulent to pay commission outside of escrow?
It seems to me that Alan simply doesn't like the fact that a licensed agent is earning a commission. At all. Period. As a buyer, Alan is not even a party to the contract in the listi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Hi my father and mother and husband want to rent a a house but its our first time renting and I want to know how many? and what bills do we have to
Thanks for your question!

In San Francisco, the owner generally pays for water and garbage, and the tenant pays for any other bills such as gas, electricity, internet, TV etc.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Im looking for a Mixused loan with 10% DP in Bensenville IL
You need a good lender or mortgage broker. More Realtors answer questions on Trulia, not so many lenders. I would talk to the bank where you have an account or find a mortgage broker.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
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