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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Should we hire a buying agent who is showing the house for the selling agent?
There a agents that are only buyer or seller agents. Evidently, listing agent has any other agent from her office to represents buyers. This is not a Red Flag. It is just another agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2016 Home Buying in 90066
ian cockburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
ian cockburn 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 Mon Sep 28, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Amy Castillo, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Amy Castillo answered:
How do we get realtors to listen to what we can afford, or they are part timers, but don't pay attention to the specs needed for us to buy...?
Hello, Are you obtaining financing or paying all cash. I ask because if you are obtaining financing the answer is actually very simple.
You should have a Pre Approval Letter from your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz 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.
This is not possible to answer with much accuracy. I would recommend you contact a local Contractor for a good estimate. You can talk to more then one to find out what it will cost. Man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Termite tenting & repairs...who is responsible to pay?..The buyer or seller???
Hi Kim,

Termite repairs are negotiable, it really depends on what your contract says. If you agreed upon "as is" and did not state in the contract that the seller pays for termite re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
christine ka…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
christine kankowski answered:
What is the most common reason in today's market that listings expire?
Yes, the price is true, but I just had a listing sit for several months and the seller didn't want to do a pirce adjustment. Low and behold, after we staged the home, we received multi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
 Rich, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Rich answered:
If a buyer backs our of a purchase agreement in CA before 17 days in escrow has passed, can they get their deposit back?
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, 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
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz 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.
You are not looking for renovation"faults' that are cleared by an appraiser ( not a professional in the field or a city inspector). You are looking for permits for the construction, fil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gail Mercedes Cole 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 Marina del Rey, CA
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, Other/Just Looking 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 Torrance, 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, 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
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 Seal Beach, CA
Kawain Payne 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 Seal Beach, CA
Kawain Payne 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
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