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Genni Jett answered:
A useful CMA requires that you select comparable properties carefully. They should be as close-by as possible, ideally in the same neighborhood. They should be current sales, best within the previous few weeks. They need to exhibit features and characteristics as close to those of your subject property as possible. Doing all of this well will normally result in a CMA you can rely on. ... more
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Millsjohn1969, you need to speak with a free legal advice service. We have the Inland Mediation Board that is a free legal advice service for tenant and landlord disputes. You will most likely have to evict her but she will have a judgement on her credit until she pays you thru the courts to remove it. Good luck and keep us posted to what the services you find say and the outcome.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Lizmsd answered:
Just passed my broker exam first try. I honestly think the two day crash course combined with common sense and critical thinking is what helped me pass. I studied about 300 test questions for about a week and realized none of them were on exam. It's best to know the material and concepts from the weekend crash course to help answer the questions. ... more
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Janetcpa asked:
I can not seem to dectivate
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Stuart, how much rent are you paying now and what is the minimum number of bedrooms and maximum payment you are looking to achieve? I am not sure if you can find the cost per square foot in a query but you can figure it out.

The rentals in San Francisco will vary on location but they start from $1,450 for a studio apt in Northeast, from $1,450 for 2bd 1ba 700sf apt and up. You should study RENT vs BUY listings to compare payments. The studio and 1 bd apts are usually between 250 and 350 sf or so.

You may qualify to buy with minimal out of pocket expenses with down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Reccityclothing answered:
Well first off you need to know and check the legitimacy of the lead. Considering the fact that you know the person is pre-qualified definitely ads a great deal of value to the lead. Are you using a company or an individual online marketer.

I've been in lead generation for years and we've ran numerous ads selling mortgage leads (both qualified and unqualified).

Clearly, you're new to purchasing leads... well at least qualified ones. That's just me making an assumption but since I am making that assumption I'm going to go ahead and provide you with some information. Qualified leads aren't always better then unqualified leads.

What's going to matter most is your system. You need to have a system of how you handle incoming leads. Are you going to have a team of sales reps answering phones. If so, are they going to be receiving inbound calls or outbound calls.

Are you going to nurture your leads on simply call and attempt to close them?
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
KM asked:
I've begun my research in what types of home could be available to me. I came across the option of purchasing a prefab home and building on land that I would own for the construction.…
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Michael Salstein asked:
I am a Trulia Premier Agent...my new listing, when i go to Zillow site as all the copy and new photos...on Trulia it has a funky photo of the home when it was being gut-renovated 3 years…
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Dhu2002 asked:
Hello,

Wife and I are looking for a real estate agent, preferably with DALP experience in the San Francisco market. Any recommendations? Thank you.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Alexmarie003 asked:
My significant other just inherited half a house (2 bed, 2 bath) in the Excelsior District. His half is currently in probate. They are tenants in common. The co-owner will not buy my significant…
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Epleasanthill asked:
Forgery exists also the husband did not disclose his ex marriage and another partner including a child on statement of information form with title and signed under perjury twice once initially…
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Wed Jul 12, 2017
Alexanderlm3 asked:
We want to ask questions your house/apartment. We are evaluating how homeowners interpret and answer questions on popular real estate forms (TDS, Seller Questionnaire, etc). Ideally you…
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Lanie answered:
We received a forbearance from Wells Fargo for 3 months when my husband was laid off. (1st time in 7 years) he went back to work & his boss says he will not be laid off again. While on the forebearance thought he was going to take a job in another state so we listed the house and sold in one day. We made $ & our attorney told us not to make the last forbearance mtg payment since we were paying it off and he ordered a payoff letter. We paid the loan in full. Now we are looking for a new home & Wells Fargo says we can't get a loan for a year because of the forebearance. We paid on time and it was only for 3 months. Is there anything we can do to get a loan? We didn't expect our house to sell so quickly and we are renting ... more
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Diane.chehab asked:
Looking for either rentals or to buy.
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Mark Howe answered:
Bank of America offers excellent programs for low down payments:

-5% down Doctor Loan with no PMI.
-3% down Conventional loan with no PMI.

Mark Howe
Senior Loan Officer
Bank of America
NMLS #870634
Phone: 360-643-1471
Email: markhowe@bankofamerica.com
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Mon Jul 3, 2017
Jan Carpenter answered:
Trinity Properties has the largest selection of furnished apartments in San Francisco.
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Sun Jul 2, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Yes it is available as well as low as 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello, you can get a full underwritten loan approval before you go shopping for a home from some banks we work with but there are still risks.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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