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Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
Termite tenting & repairs...who is responsible to pay?..The buyer or seller???
Hi Kim,

The answer to the question is that you get what you negotiate,usually the seller will pay ,but they sometimes put a cap on the cost of the repairs ,since you bought the house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Taylor Cress…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Taylor Cresswell answered:
What is the estimated cost in todays world of adding a 400 sq.ft second story to an existing garage of the same size.
If you would like to contact me, I can put you in contact with a few builders & they can give you a better estimate when you describe what you would like.

One of the easiest ways to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Morrison, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
Morrison answered:
What is the most common reason in today's market that listings expire?
Generally we find a listing expires if it is not priced correctly.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
if there is a house in my saved folder. how can i be notified if there is an open house? is there a setting on the trulia website?
Hi Craig,
Realtors have the Open House information. I would connect with a local Realtor for current information.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Diana Rosero, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Diana Rosero answered:
We found a 1927 home in San Diego being sold as 2 bed 2 bath 1,028 sq.ft. The tax records show 1 bed 1 bath 976 sq. ft.
This actually happens very often and there are many ways to either A) get the appraisal to come up in value or B) get the seller to come down in price. Appraisers do not all appraise ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What Factors make one neighborhood..."better" then another?
Hi Donna Marie,

There are several factors that make some areas more expensive than others.

1. Local school ratings
2. Crime rate in the area
3. Is area well maintained (pride of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What to do if seller refuses to have the house roof inspected as he said there is curling problems.?
If the seller refuses to let your inspector inspect the roof that could be an indication he is hiding issues. If you can't inspect don't buy.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Bernardo kin…, Home Buyer in Saint Ansgar, IA
Bernardo kinsky answered:
Can a realtor keep your earnest money if both parties have signed a release?
Do the real estate regulations apply to all 50 states equally? May i ask how one proceeds when Broker shows you a house and reads over the phone a list of cosmetic improvements provid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Susan Klos, Real Estate Pro in 90066
Susan Klos answered:
Is 90066 considered West Los Angeles? Or is it Mar Vista or Venice?
90066 is the community of Mar Vista in the City of Los Angeles.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Ritchy Haynes, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Ritchy Haynes answered:
Should I finance renovations that are not urgent with the mortgage?
I typically suggest no. This can inflate your rate unnecessarily and often times lenders require and have a say in who does the repairs. I suggest if it is something you wish to do your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
How do I get escrow money back in IL?
Dear Brooke,
You need a Real Estate attorney in the State of Illinois to help you with this issue and also possibly the Realtor who was helping you with the transaction.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
I am intrested in buying condos in Long Beach for under $100,000.00 as investment to hold and rent for about 7 years, I s this a good investment?
The very first homes I showed as a real estate agent were condos in Long Beach.

I have seen seasoned professional investors get their butts handed to them in Long Beach

A condo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
How much will it cost to add a secondary story to a 1000 sq house. The house was built in 1950s.
Remember also that your contractor has to comply to the latest building codes, which continue to evolve. This means there are additional considerations beyond the foundation your contr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 2, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
I am in los angeles, i have a list of properties that will be auctioned this month.
one more thing...
auctions are a joke, just because you are the only one who bids on a property, or competitive and you are the high bidder, doesnt mean the auction house has to award ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
The seller is responsible for the termite fumigation, but who is responsible for the landscape or roof damage caused by the fumigation process? Thanks
Ifthe fumigation truly caused the damage...the seller can ask the termite company to pay for or repair the damages.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
what is the best on-line agent licience course for California?
Hello Ken,

I have used First Tuesday for my renewals for the past several years. I believe they also offer the initial lic course.

Much Success to you!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Jeri Creson, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Jeri Creson answered:
My question is about earnest money that I paid on a house i was trying to by, when the selling ups and fires her realtor and gets a new realtor with
Hi Mack - right to the point - (and correct) as usual : ) I love watching you on Trulia - a guy who just says it like it is, and makes no bones about it.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in 90066
Jeri Creson, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Jeri Creson answered:
Penalties to seller for refusing access to home for inspections in Califnornia
Have your agent file a notice to perform under the terms of the contract. If they refuse and you want the home, you'll need a real estate attorney. Real estate brokers are NOT allowe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
SELLER REFUSE TO RELEASE BACK OUR DEPOSIT FOR A NEW HOME PURCHASE
Dear Evieparungao,

At this point, you must go back to the contracts that you signed. New Home builders often have their own contracts, but all purchase contracts have "disclosures". ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in 90066
Ron Escobar, Real Estate Pro in 90019
Ron Escobar answered:
Can I place a lien on the Seller's home for my deposit monies that the Seller won't release after I terminated the agreement based on?
If you used the CAR contract templates have an arbitration, and mediation clause. you may try following that route (read the language in the contract) It may cost you some money to med ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 16, 2011 Home Buying in 90066
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