Gwen Stefani has sold her L.A.-area home to stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Also: LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, buys big in Beverly Hills, and "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez has found a new spot in Westchester. [...]
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Q: “What are the most common complications that arise during the escrow process? How do you navigate this part of the transaction?”
A: A common complication in a real estate transaction is the negotiation of repairs and credits for the buyer. In Contra Costa County the majority of contracts are accepted [...]
Senior Mortgage Loan Officer: Bob Gerson, California Bank & Trust.
Property type: Owner-occupied, two-unit with accessory dwelling unit in the Outer Richmond.
Appraised value: $2.2 million.
Loan amount: $695,000 (Loan-to-value of 31.5%).
Loan: High-balance Agency 30-year fixed.
Backstory: My client’s first loan, a Home Equity Line, was changing, and her payments were getting too [...]