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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Buy house within 50 miles from Sherman Oaks,CA
Hello Sakura, you will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:42pm Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is it acceptable to ask the seller to pay closing costs in today's market?
Perhaps in areas where the market remains a "buyer's market" this might be acceptable but in locations that have transitioned to a "seller's market" taking this position will likely dec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Home Buying in 91411
Nick Khachian, Real Estate Pro in 91208
Nick Khachian answered:
What is the average time to get building approval for sherman oaks? What is the step by step process for building your own home?
I have team of Architecture who will help you guide in the process of building your own home. I would not recommend any contractors, because you want make sure everything in up to code. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Linda Susan…, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Linda Susan Fox answered:
hi. i see a home for 300k, what is the amount that i need to put in advance? thank you.
Depending on the type of loan you are able to secure would determine the down payment amount. You would need at the very minimum 3.5% for a FHA Loan. There are many types of financing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Monique & Joe…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Is it possible to build a shipping container budget home in Sherman oaks mountains?
Hey Jaquie,

A friend of mine wanted to do that. All is possible with money. If it's in a hillside ordinance it may end up being more costly to build this type of home then a regular ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Mary Baldwin, Real Estate Pro in 91423
Mary Baldwin answered:
If Seller Pays Transfer Taxes & Owner's Title Policy, Are Those "Seller Credits to Buyer" at Closing?
Obviously you've gotten the answer to your question by now, but no you're not a control freak for wanting to see what you're paying for during a transaction. I give my buyers and selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in 91423
Yvette Betan…, Real Estate Pro in 92602
Yvette Betancourt answered:
Do you know some of the best plant that can be grown within home to clean up the air?
Personality, I use the Golden Pothos because the plant tackles formaldehyde and targets carbon monoxide and benzene. Hope this helps!

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 17, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Kirt Kingzett, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Kirt Kingzett answered:
is there a law or guideline as to the amount allowed to pay a judgment lien holder to remove and/or release the lien before short sale?
No set answer, really depends on what the creditor will settle for, just be sure you get "in writing" payment is in full and no future payments
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 9, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Yanni raz, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Yanni raz answered:
my name is not on the loan but on the deed.I am not married
Yes you can quit claim yourself off of the deed. It will not affect your credit score as you were not on the loan.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Beatrice  M.…, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beatrice M. Stambulski answered:
would like to see photos of homes in Sherman oaks area in the 800,000 price range. asap
Hi Michele,

Sounds like you are truly motivated and ready buyer which is very important in the very competitive market here in Sherman Oaks.

Weather you are a first time or mov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Albert Goldb…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Albert Goldberg answered:
house on buffalo ave
Hi,

If you buy this house on Buffalo from me, I will give you a roll of Buffalo nickels. I am a coin collector. Heck, you buy any house from me I will throw in the roll of Buffalo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Arash Pazooki, Real Estate Pro in 91342
Arash Pazooki answered:
Good or bad???: mistakes in the size/description
The appraiser will take into consideration the functional utility of the space and any extra amenities contrary to the public records. However, the property will be classified as what h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
vacant land
Are you looking to buy ? How much land, what is the zoning you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay? Only Van Nuys?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
Does any one know if you can buy a Home with Section 8 in California ? And If so what are the steps in doing so ? Thanks
I might know a lady who can answer your questions. She was just explaining me last week how it works, she represent the special gov programs where they pay your down payment, closing co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Should I buy a condo with cash or finance it? For my mom so investment property.
There's some advice here that makes me very, very nervous. I'll defer to those who know and who say it's a hot market with multiple offers. OK. I've seen that sort of market, too.

St ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
Buyer on my house was not able to get loan, she did not declare one of her assests. We had on the 7th first closing date, then the 21st, the 19th I ga
I believe you can cancel the sale, but check with a real estate attorney for specifics on your situation
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
What percentage of rental income will be considered when getting preapproved for a 4 unit owner occupied bldg?
Usually it is 75% of the rental income on most loans. I have never heard 90.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
How can I get preapproved for a 4 unit bldg, when part of the mort. will be payed from rental income.?
It can be done. Call one of the trulia pros above that do multi family loans. You want somebody with experience in doing them
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
Self employed w/large home office (40%)of my rent, utilities. This lowers my AGI on tax return. How does that AGI effect my chances for home loan?
Yes by taking deductions it does hurt what the banks consider true income. It is great for your taxes but not so good for your ability to buy a house
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in 91401
Dana Rose Sa…, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Dana Rose Saffron answered:
I am looking for a 2-bedroom in or around Sherman Oaks, 1300-1600.
These houses are hard to come by but they do exist!
I am walking around knocking on doors looking for houses to sell.
Give me a call and I'll put you on my Buyer's List !
818-370-274 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
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