Expect an average of 12 weeks to find your home. (Per the 2015 California Association of Realtors Home Buyer Survey.) That being said it really can vary due to the lack of home inventory causing high competition, your personal flexibility, your financing, etc. I suggest working with an agent who has many good leads on pocket listings (homes not yet on the market.) This way you will be competing with fewer homebuyers.... more
The HOA can not put themselves on the title to your home or evict you. If you owe the HOA many months of dues then they may have filed a lien against the property. You can ask a real estate agent to pull a "Title Report" from a Title Company which will show what is really going on. Your real estate agent should be able to explain he report to you. Hope this helps.... more
Katrina, You would need to refinance the property. The problem is that your mother may have needed you to do that, to qualify. I specialize in doing the hard to do loans if you want me to look at it I will try. My phone is 714-421-1037.... more
Yes of course and I highly recommend that you have an agent on your side as a buyer and not just go through the agent listing the house. This is your first purchase you'll need someone who can walk you through the process and make sure you understand all the details involved so there are no surprises.