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appletonka1, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA
appletonka1 answered:
Redfin v. full-service agents
And to squash some bogus claims and other concerns listed in these answers:

1. Yes redfin agents see homes. My agent alone has visited over 3 dozens with us alone in the past 3 month ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:47pm Home Buying in San Francisco
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
Escrow Holdback versus Prior to Closing
This answer all depends on your situation and the comfort level you have with this work getting done after the fact. The purpose of having the escrow holdback is to insure the work is c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
What are the economics of Renting vs. Buying in San Francisco?
It really does not matter where you are David, renting is throwing money away and owning equals a good investment that you can get back. San Fran is hot and will hold value.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
My brother, sister and I are about to inherit a home from our Mom. They both own homes, I do not. Will they have to pay federal taxes if we sell?
It depends on how the estate is set up. There is probably an attorney set up to handle this situation and that is who you should speak to about Mom's house.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
My brother, sister and I are about to inherit a house from our Mom. I do not own a home but each of them do.
You need to talk to an estate planner or tax attorney. Make sure your Mom's will is up to date. And you may want to look into putting the house in a trust. Any heirs to her estate (i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Karen & Paul…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Karen & Paul Catania answered:
Getting discount for condo at Madrone by Bosa in Mission Bay, San Francisco
I would have to say it's not common at all. Why would anyone give up 50% of their paycheck and not give you a reason why?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Home Buying in 94158
Laura Vanduyn, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Laura Vanduyn answered:
Can foreigner buy homepath property and use the morgage plan .?
Can a foreigner pay cash for homepath property?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95670
Derek Jones answered:
How does the auction listings work?
Most online auction sites I've seen are only good for cash purchases as often times they don't allow contingencies and they usually charge extra fees to the buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Michael Acke…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Ackerman answered:
What should my target purchase price be for a SFH with $550k cash, and 250k salary, no debt, excellent credit 800? 1st time buyer.
Tamanna,

Hopefully you should've bought by now.

Lao Tze, a Confucian once said; "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. - The next best time is NOW." I may be confused bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Home Buying in SoMa
Anthony Mason, Real Estate Pro in Upper marlboro, MD
Anthony Mason 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?
You could ask that your agent show your bank statement to the listing agent to verify balances and then returned to you with no copies made. (Make sure to white out all account informat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in 94114
Yaw Anku, Other/Just Looking in
Yaw Anku answered:
Can I buy a house with FHA Loan in San Francisco ?
Here's a list of FHA Approved list of lenders in SF that can help with your search
http://www.homebuyerwise.com/fha-approved-lenders/San-Francisco-CA_2684
You can also try searching o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Home Buying in 94134
Antonio Prado, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Antonio Prado answered:
How far is commute time from Noe Valley, Coe Valley, Bernal Heights to SF downtown in public transportation during rush hour?
Hello Kacy,

I hope all is well. A house might be hard to find in San Francisco for 400K but a condo or townhouse could be doable. If you still need help call / text me and will be mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Cynthia Cumm…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Cynthia Cummins answered:
What is the best neighborhood in SF for families?
The short and sassy answer to your question, Alf, is "I never met a neighborhood in San Francisco I didn't like." There are so many to choose from -- each with its own community-center ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Monique Scott, Home Buyer in Winthrop Harbor, IL
Monique Scott answered:
Do banks have an obligation to send me a copy of my credit report after they pulled it (for obtaining a pre-approval purpose)?
Everyone needs to stand up and turn against the Big Banks for their mortgage needs.

DID YOU KNOW: Chase charges $430 for a conventional appraisal and $530 for an FHA appraisal and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Home Buying in 94105
Susan Getz, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Susan Getz answered:
I would like to be able to look at home sales in San Francisco in the last three months of 2013
Call me i can help you look that up. 4154478800
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Home Buying in 94117
Bryan Horn, Real Estate Pro in 92101
Bryan Horn answered:
Do I qualify for FHA/FenniaMae/etc?I have worked for last 28 months with 6 months employment gap for personal reasons
Yes u are good as long as u are still in the same line of work.

Contact me at 858-805-5347 via call or text.

Best regards. Bryan Horn
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
Buying a home in the Bay Area...only for the wealthy?
I'd suggest checking out Petaluma.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015 Home Buying in 94118
Audrennab101, Home Buyer in Compton, CA
Audrennab101 answered:
what does it mean if a property has "no rent control?"
my landlord says my apartment is non rent control. my neighbor stated to him my television was too loud, (in the day time). He is beginning to threaten me with a 60 day notice, how can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
Experts need advice in investing in a condo
10% is a minimum required by conventional loans in terms of reserves for the budget.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
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