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Cynthia_vanz…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Cynthia_vanzile answered:
What do you think about the values of the homes in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA? Looking at a townhome near downtown. One block within walking distance.
As of right now, many experts are predicting interest rates to rise. Rates may dip a bit first but I wouldn't count on it with the current state of the world market. The FED would like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2015 Home Buying in Willow Glen
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can I backout without loosing the deposit money?
Whether you get your deposit back or not depends on how the contract was written. Read it carefully and consult with your buyer's agent. If you have removed all contingencies, you may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 29, 2015 Home Buying in 95120
George Colbe…, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA
George Colberg answered:
Making an offer without knowing the type of plumbing used
Pay for a Home Inspection, use a quality certified inspector, let your realtor know you want copper pipes, so that can become a search criteria of filler
for you ahead of time.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95130
Andrew Palum…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Andrew Palumbo answered:
I want to buy home but the problem that I found out is MLS listing record is not matching the county record.
Depending on the size and shape of a house the measuring can be difficult. I wouldn't worry about 100 square feet different and it really doesn't matter what the county thinks. What m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95120
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Home on Partial T junction, is it ok or not?
Hello braceanil:

This is usually a personal preference issue. I know that many East Asian/Southeast Asian buyers might believe that it is not good feng shui to have the house at a T- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 95131
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Tax bill for previous owner issued after closing. Who is responsible?
Hello:

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Please contact your Realtor and ask to see the Notice of Your Supplemental Property Tax Bill. Please also go over your final HUD/settlement ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 95112
Tanya Knowles, Real Estate Pro in San Luis Obispo, CA
Tanya Knowles answered:
Silver Creek Mobile Estates!
Here is a list of a bunch of mobile home parks in San Jose and their average space rents.
http://spacerentguide.com/san-jose-california-mobile-home-parks.html

That site also has a w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 Home Buying in Evergreen
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Single First Time Home Buyer
The first step is to meet with a lender in person. Once that lender determines your buying power interview and select a real estate consultant. If during your consultation you decide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in ,
Sam Shueh answered:
what is my best option for a loan with no down payment?
Suggest you investigate in a FHA loan with 3.5%. For a manufacturing home it needs a specialized lender.
VA does not require a downpayment.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 16, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
I have a lease till end of august, Owner want to sell it, do I have to vacate the place if seller ask?
Just by virtue of your question you are well advised to consult an attorney. Read your lease carefully to determine if there is a clause allowing the owner to evict you without notice. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Home Buying in 95125
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
How long does a Seller have to sign the Cancellation form so I an get my deposit back.?
Hello Newellsb:

I am sorry to hear about your troubles. What does your agent say about this situation? Your Realtor should be in contact with the seller's agent about when Seller is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2015 Home Buying in 95125
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
We bought a home couple months back. It was a flip by investor. After a month we saw water leaks and found damage to sub floors. What are my options?
I'm sorry this happens to you.

You can always hire an attorney to assist you in court. Repair the damage and ask for the repairman for input as what causes the leak. He may be able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Sherry Stokes, Real Estate Pro in corona, CA
Sherry Stokes answered:
Can the bank change the sale price on a short sale home after accepting original offer?
My Name is Sherry Stokes- Realtor Ask for a variance of BPO appraisal and submit NEW supporting documents to support the purchase price. You will get it...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2015 Home Buying in 95135
Andy Brown, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Andy Brown answered:
Could I qualify for a home loan with a low down payment if my fico score is above 720.?
Yes and Jumbo financing to $850k loan amount with only 5% down is available with a 700 score. Please contact me with any questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
CAT Funk Real…, Real Estate Pro in Beavercreek, OR
CAT Funk Real Estate answered:
I'm a buyer and my real estate agent gave me a portion of her commission. She also sent me a 1098 recently. Is this taxable?
Yes
It's the only way she could give you any of her commission.
It's not legal in some states.
It is income you must claim on your taxes.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95141
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
i just bought a trailer that is being occupied her lease is up from the other owners and she refuses to sign a new lease with me .
If you are considering an eviction or other legal recourse, please consult with an attorney. I have some contacts in San Jose, if you would like to discuss your situation further with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Buying in 95121
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Is there any recourse for a buyer if the seller delays acquiring and turning over title documents?
Hello Stacy,

I'm not sure what title documents you are talking about from your question. If you are talking about a cloud on title, and Sellers are having trouble tracking down the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Buying in 95118
Yolandab1213…, Home Buyer in Hialeah, FL
Yolandab121371 answered:
How hard is to evict the tenants in a foreclosure property deal?
If someone's home is in foreclosure with the bank and they moved out but their mate won't leave the home n has been living there for 5yrs and put lights n water in their own n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Is there a timeline for an appraiser to turn in the appraisal on a bank ordered appraisal for the sell of a home?
Hello Jrose,

Yes, although different lenders have different processes, your loan officer should be able to look up the timeline that the appraiser is due to follow. There is usually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95139
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
Can I get a comparison GFE and TIL if I'm in escrow and I've already started a loan process with one lender?
Yes, most lenders are able to provide you with a GFE and TIL (or at least a reasonable facsimile). These documents are part of a loan application though, so you will likely need to prov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
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