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Patricia Kel…, Other/Just Looking in 91702

How can I find For Sale by Owner properties in my area?

Asked by Patricia Kelley, 91702 Wed Jan 7, 2009

I am looking to buy a condo or townhouse in the Azusa area, preferably in the Crystal Canyon complex.

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James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS’s answer
Patricia don't rule out a lease purchase on a property. Not every seller wants to or is able to a lease purchase but in my opinion you may have better luck looking at listed properties.
A pre-approval letter with stipulations from a local lender and a good nonrefundable deposit helps to make something like this possible.
Web Reference: http://www.Find1Home.com
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Thanks for the prompt and informative answers. Although I have a very good job, I'm in the process ( sucessfully ) of rebuilding my credit. FSBO might be a better way for me to go.
Web Reference: http://www.c21ab.net
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Our brokerage firm has recently sold some homes in the Crystal Canyon complex. Usually, you would have to drive around and look for FSBO signs around the complex. Do you mind if I ask, why you're looking for FSBOs.? With the number of of Bank Owned (REOs) that are out there you should be able to find some good deals. If you have any quesitons, please shoot me an email hugo@hugotorres.com
Web Reference: http://www.c21ab.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2009
I forgot to mention that many For Sale By Owner homes are found simply by driving around and identifying signs posted in the neighborhood you are seeking.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2009
Hello Patricia,

There are quite a few websites includinging FSBO.COM, FORSALEBYOWNER.COM, HOMESBYOWNER.COM. I am unsure if they are all the same company with mutiple URLs. In any event, I feel that I should give you this good advice...you still need an agent even if your plan to to buy your future home from an unrepresented seller. It is protocol for the seller to still pay the buyer's agent's commission. Every smart buyer works with an agent and has even more reason to do so when going the For Sale by Owner and Foreclosed property route! You should be able to find several agents from your area on this site and once you interview them you'll recognize the one that will work best with you!!!! Good look with making your dreams come true!!!
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Patricia,

Try checking out the website http://www.forsalebyowner.com.

Because of the difficulty selling property in today's market there are far fewer FSBO properties on the market than there were 2-3 years ago. Most buyers looking for deals are now exploring the "short sale" and "foreclosure" offerings.

Good luck
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