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Who Pays the Realtor's Commission When I Buy a House? I am sometimes asked who pays my commission if a buyer wanted to hire me to represent them if they buy a house. Normal protocol in California is the seller's hired broker agrees to pay the buyer's hired broker a split of the commission that the seller has agreed to pay the listing broker per their listing agreement once they enter the property in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). So if a seller hired a listing broker to sell their home for a 6% commission the listing (2 comments)
Everybody is looking for a HOT DEAL! In Santa Clarita foreclosures are some of the best deals in town. But that's not to say that some of them are also the worst deals in town. When buying a foreclosure property it's best to have a Realtor that works for you, not the banks. You need someone on your side. Someone who will not let you role over and accept an "as is" property.
Bank owned properties, investment properties, most flips, and sometimes regular sellers want you to buy a home "as is". Well for starters there is no such thing as "as is" in California. You have a right to do a home inspection and back out if you don't like the results. Banks put "as is" because they don't want to deal with any repairs. It doesn't necessary mean the home has major things wrong with it or that it's not a good deal depending on the comps in the area and the price (4 comments)
If you are thinking that a foreclosure may be in your future because you are overwhelmed with dept or behind on payments here is 5 reasons to avoid foreclosure. 1. The home owner will almost always have to disclose that they had a foreclosure in their past. 2. Credit scores can be lowered by more than 300 points affecting your ability to get a car, apartment, credit cards, etc. 3. A foreclosure is one of the hardest things to repair on a credit report. 4. When you have a foreclosure on your record it can (3 comments)
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