If you are looking to sell or purchase in San Marino, it would be best to interview more than one agent. It will depend on personality match, as well as the services that each agent offers. Some agents have a team and process many transactions, while others may hand select their clients and give premium, detailed individualized service. Depending upon what your needs are may send you in the direction of someone that is NOT the top selling agent in a given area, but you may find someone that achieves a much better result for you specifically. I hope this makes sense and feel free to contact me to discuss your needs further. I'm a 2nd Generation San Marino Realtor and have been in the area since the mid 1970's. My direct line is 626.533.3929, or you can walk into my office this week and ask to see me - 2065 Huntington Drive in San Marino, just across from San Marino Seafood!
Hi Unucla, most of these answers are right you can borrow money her in California without being a citizen I have sold to clients from China that just had a visa.
The down payment is the catch, at least 30% down, but more the better and if you are going to invest you should be putting down more money, Interest will eat up you profits. The big question is where to invest in Los Angeles, right now the market is on fire and investors are paying top dollar for property, we are just about back at 2005-2007 prices in some area's. I would stay away from those area's now and concentrate on where your investment dollar would make you the most money. Contact me if you want my expertise in investing. Thank You Matthew Smith... more