Hi Victoria, Don't know if you have found the home you are looking for. But sometimes Buyers can be confused by what some sites post as "preforeclosure". These homes are not for sale. The owner has had difficulty making payments but that does not mean they will be selling their homes just yet. If the situation is temporary, they will catch up on payments. If not, they will then list with an agent to do a short sale.
If you are not working with an agent, call me so I can help you find the home that you are looking for. My number is 626-484-4500.
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Steve pretty much summed it up as did Melissa. They both have very valid points. Dealing with a condo on that type of issue can be somewhat of a challenge at best. Whether the condo development is flush in the piggy bank or struggling like a lot of HOA and Condo associations today will give you an indication of what could or could not be done.
If you're still in your due diligence and contingency phase I would definitely find out how solvent the HOA is and just how pervasive the termite issue is. This could be a deal breaker if the HOA won't or can't deal with the problem. Good luck.... more
An easement could quite possibly diminish a property value. A right acquired by one party to use the land of another party for a special purpose is an easement. Easements commonly are created by written agreement between the parties. The permanent right to use another's land for the benefit of a neighboring parcel is an easement appurtenant. In certain cases, if the only access to a parcel is through another's property, the owner may acquire an easement by necessity to reach his or her land. Easements are sometimes referred to as encumbrances.... more