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Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
Don't Buy just Rent- Price has to come down another 20-40% in SoCal?
We do not have the crystal ball. But the forecasts for the real estate are very positive with prices rising.
Also keep in consideration that the interest rates are low now and that hel ... more
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Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
Looking for a lender that can help me get a loan to buy a house even if I had foreclosure in 2011.
There are many programs for loans after a foreclosure. Remember there is life after dead.
Just shop around and if your credit is good beside the foreclosure. I am sure your changes are ... more
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Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
I incorrectly gave a realtor one star instead of 5. She did an amazing job for us and I made that mistake. Diane Robertson should have got 5 stars
You can go back and make a revision to the review. Just log in to your Trulia account and Viola!

It would be very nice if you can fix it ASAP
Best of luck
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
10% down on Jumbo Loan w/ MI
No. You will need to get your credit scores above 700. Let me know if you want any help with that.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is the property located at 22840 Leonora Drive in Woodland Hills still available for $1,300/month? I am interested in this property.
Hello Irene, that address is showing as a 5bd 3ba single family home so if you are looking at a rental listing for it it has to be a scam rental listing unless it is for a room rental? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Alex Khalili…, Real Estate Pro in 91367
Alex Khalilifard answered:
I'm 55 years old and single. Is it advisable to buy? I'm renting right now.
Hello Helen,

If you have the income I don't see a good reason why you wouldn't. Interest rates are super low and you will get some tax benefits as well. (please talk to you accountan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Alex Khalili…, Real Estate Pro in 91367
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hi, My parents signed over their house to my sister and I, back in 2002, before they decided to move out of state. Roughly 8 months later,
As John said, this is a great source:

http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/

Please let me know if you have any other real estate-related questions!

Alex Khallifard
Listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Alex Khalili…, Real Estate Pro in 91367
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Short-Sale-Is the listing agent playing game or my agent is incompetant.Recently I made offer on 2
Hello G,

Short-sale listings can be very tricky, I could have understood if the "Bank" was coming back with a counter, but I can't understand why your agent would ask you to counter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
About to go through mediation to get as much first deposit back. What are the procedures?
Best thing to do is to consult with a real estate attorney. It gets complicated

Good luck,

Maggie Oreck
818.906.8388
Cal BRE Lic # 01352758
RE/MAX Showcase
info@maggieoreck.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 91364
Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
I'm a purchasing a house in the next 1-3 mo. Some Realtors I've talked to avoid short pays. Should I look at short pays or REOs? The prices
Of course you should. The only negative is that it may take a little longer specially with the short sales and some times may end up with the short sale not getting approved. REOs on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 91364
Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in 91316
Maggie Oreck answered:
My husband and I have a steady income but bad credit and past bankruptcy. Can we qualify for a home?
I know a mortgage broker who specializes in getting this kind of loans

Feel free to call me and I would be happy to connect you


Best of luck,

Maggie Oreck
818.906.8388
Cal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 91364
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
What are neighborhood boundaries for el camino school district ???
Hi Kate,

Calling the school district is often the best choice.
www.homesnap.com also has some data.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Jeff Hensel, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jeff Hensel answered:
any GOOD lender doing FHA 203K loan in CA?
203k are very useful loan products. Here is a great resource with additional information http://www.realtor.com/home-finance/homebuyer-information/what-is-an-fha-203k-loan.aspx
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Buying in 91367
Jacqui Rum, Real Estate Pro in 91362
Jacqui Rum answered:
Anyone with any new construction experience in Woodland Hills area? Looking into buying property and building a home.
Hi Ervin

I'd love to help you in your home search in Woodland Hills. Feel free to email me with what you're looking for and I'd be happy to send you what matches your criteria.
jacq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Jacqui Rum, Real Estate Pro in 91362
Jacqui Rum answered:
neighborhood safety
Real estate agents aren't allowed to talk about crime with you. Plus, we can't know everything that is happening. Here is a great site, called Areavibes.com.
I typed in Woodland Hills ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 25, 2014 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Pat & Mi…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Pat & Mike Hanley answered:
Cost to replace cesspool? Cost to connect to city sewer?
Hi Hillary -

There is no average cost for this. You'll need to get some quotes from contractors who specialize in this. They will have to come see the property to quote anything. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Susan Oliver, Real Estate Pro in 91302
Susan Oliver answered:
What does under sign approval mean?
Do you mean underwriter? An underwriter reviews loan documents and finds discrepancies. Once they have reviewed the documents entirely and made sure all questions and demands are met, t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in 91364
Alison Rosen…, Real Estate Pro in Sycamore, IL
Alison Rosenow answered:
Loan denied for a reason that has nothing to do with me. Can I get my downpayment back?
Some times the loan contingency commitment will show approval but CONDITIONAL on other missing pieces of information. Was that a condition on your approval? If not, I would ask your r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in 91364
Brad Neumann…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Brad Neumann - NMLS 948036 answered:
Not sure if the comps in my area are enough for us to refinance. We need our house to come in around $600,000 to qualify.
We have a great system to find value and help you refinance. Call or email for a free pre-approval and free credit report.

We can do: FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA, HARP, Interest Onl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Home Buying in 91367
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
Where are interest rates headed? If even higher, do you think it might put more downward pressure on home prices?
Home prices showed significant gains during the past 12 months, even with mortgage rates were up slightly over the past month, but remain highly affordable and should continue to aid in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Buying in 91364
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