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Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
how long does escrow usually takes ive been waiting for a while now and they keep on telling me next week next week!?
Does escrow have the loan docs? More information is needed about the stage you are in.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Mortgage modification in 2011. Told could not qualify if made payments. 120 day lates (last one 11/12) on credit and looking to buy new home now.
I can do that for you, you will need to take a HUD class.

If you would like to discuss it online click on picture or call me at 949-297-1207.
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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Hi- i make 36k self employed, & my fam. will help me with the downpayment- i want to buy a 2-4 unit in 90042 & surrounding. is this possible?
The problem you will be having on that is that you need reserves to buy units, so if you getting a gift I am assuming that you do not have reserves.

I had a friend just by a house wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I have been pre-approved for $350K, 3.5% down, FHA financing. I work near LA City Hall and have kids in MS/HS. Suggestions on where to look?
Hi,

For around $350,000, you might want to consider a condo in Silver Lake or Glendale, these are areas that would be an easy commute to downtown for you.

Feel free to contact me ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Curtnmar, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Curtnmar answered:
how much does it cost to relocate tenants? (2 adults and 3 children)
what if the tenant been there over a year and never paid rent but is now being asked to pay rent
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
John Smith, Other/Just Looking in United Neighbors Tog...
John Smith answered:
what does HUD stand for?
HUD stands for Housing and Urban Developement. Purchase of HUD home is similar to an auction. You need to put a bid on the web with help of a real estate agent. HUD tends to pay only ce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Steven Abrah…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Steven Abraham - BROKER answered:
Tenant nightmare - please help.
Kaiserstrasee,
If I were you, I would approach the tenant and offer them cash to inspect.
Should you decide to purchase, I would then offer them cash for keys.
I realize these option ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 8, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
Michael Frie…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
Michael Friedman answered:
back-up offers
There are a least two types of Back-up offers. The first means that you just put in an offer even if there is already an accepted offer. If the accepted offer falls through, then the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
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Voices Member answered:
Multifamily properties in Highland Park
Allen:
Great choice of neighborhood(s). Most of the NE area is a great investment as I call it the last "zone of affordability". Often Pasadena/South Pas can get expensive. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
Myrna Averia, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Myrna Averia answered:
How much lower can i bid on a short sale price.?
Most short sale listings are priced at lower than current market value to attact more interest from buyers.
There can be a mutual acceptance on a price, but all terms, price and condi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 2, 2010 Home Buying in 90042
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
what does Predicated?
Mr. Can you state your question more on context?
It usually means 'based on" or " the sale of this house is predicated on a minimum sale price of $250,000"
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
asking price is 219,000 for duplex on the market for 65 days.
Hi Joe, there is no way in this market and price range that a property is going to go for under asking price. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but my job as an agent is to "keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
John A. Laro…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John A. Larocca answered:
Landslide area research! Please, help!
YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST, They can recommend any further specialists. HERE ARE A COUPLE TO TRY:

Dale Glenn
(818) 886-2766
(818) 416-4648 Cell
dale@glenngeo.com
Certified ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
Is this property habitable in it's present condition?
Richard, going through the hassle of an FHA 203k loan is honestly not worth the time for anyone, especially your loan officer (OK, I might be jaded from having every single 203k loan I' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
How can i get info on a property that has city violations?
Go to the city website ZIMAS (you'll have to google it).

TONS of data on history of permits pulled (which is pretty much 90% of violations). Also if it's rental units you'll want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Colbert Fenn…, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
Colbert Fennelly answered:
Are there high tech training job opportunities in Highland Park?
Hi Lenn & Monique,

I'm new to this trulia.com site after just discovering it this weekend and please forgive me if I'm stepping out of line here by adding a comment to this question, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
My real esate agent is asking me to sign a liability release, do I have to sign it? We did not close escrow
Three letters for you my friend.

C Y A.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2009 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
With $10.000 for down city job and fair credit can I buy a home?
Heck yes. What do you make per month? Starting in Nov 2008, city of LA is replenishing their downpayment assistance program. Call me then.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2008 Home Buying in 90042
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
Can a family of 2 adults and 2 children buy a home for under $300K in Highland Park?
Yes there is, but you've got to act quickly when they come up. The area between ave 50 and ave 58 west of Figueroa has some prime properties around the 300k mark. I have written at leas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2008 Home Buying in 90042
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