Obviously , getting commissions from both sides of the transaction is a perk. The other advantage is having more control--Finding out if there are appraisal requirements & taking care of them in time to close. Also, not having to wait to hear from the other agent before you do take important steps towards closing.... more
I grew up in Toluca Lake. I know some agents will say there areas are best but where the values are highest and truly are great neighborhoods to live in I would put Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Valley Village and Burbank. If you would consider a condo (those areas you may not find a condo in with 3 bedroom, Other options would be Valley Glen and Lake Balboa. If it's a home your looking for and not a condo then North Hollywood and West Van Nuys might be doable options.
The Reavis Group at Keller Williams
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I'll be happy to help you. Please let me know what your criteria is for the rental.
See below for my contact information.
12345 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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I'm not in San Fernando valley, but I would imagine any real estate agent would be willing to work with investors, since all home and property buyers are investors, whether you live in the home or not.
How did you come to identify San Fernando valley as an investment target area from Florida? Purely by the rental yields?... more
You can offer whatever you like, but in order to determine a fair offer review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggest and go from there; keep in mind that if a property is priced on target, or slightly below multiple offer may occur....... more
Top ten in no particular order for the most part are "South of the boulevard" Ventura, and a few others.
Beverly hills ( the section north of mulhuland east of beverly glen
Chatsworth, north of the 118
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
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Maggiew43 - WOW!!! That's a multi-leveled answer! LOL :)
When you say you will be working from Valencia to Fresno, does that mean you will be commuting from Valencia to Fresno? What does that mean exactly. From Valencia to Fresno is quite a commute even if you only do it once in awhile; that's about a 3hr commute - ONE WAY!!!
Even the valley to Culver City is quite a commute depending on the time of day you will be traveling. Either way, you want to probably be on the east side of the valley because that is the part of the valley that is most accessible to the 405 freeway and the 5 freeway, which are the main routes to both Culver City (the 405 freeway) and Valencia and Fresno (the 5 freeway).
The valley is a pretty large metropolis and pretty much anywhere you live you are going to be close to restaurants and shopping and entertainment. A great place for would be Toluca Lake, Studio City or Sherman Oaks. However, because these are high demand areas, they are also rather pricey and you're not going to get as much bang for your buck as far as housing space as you would say in the north valley like San Fernando or Sylmar or North Hollywood.
Where in the valley you live will be really dependent on how much you can afford and whether you rent or buy. Right now, many prospective homeowners can buy a modest home in the valley for the same or less than they would pay to rent that home. The rental market here is actually just as active as our buying market.
Without more info, it's hard to say what area you are going to be able to afford to live in. If you would like, please feel free to contact me for more info.... more
Your question is a very good question, and I totally understand your concern, however, as a Realtor, we are prohibited by federal laws on answering questions like this.
However, I will encourage you to check with the local police department, and ask them for the crime statistics for the area of your interest.
Hope this helps!... more
I presume you are talking about 'cash for keys' where the lender offers you money to move.
It's been my limited experience that they will offer you more money only if you are able and willing to move more quickly. Sometimes they will say $xxxx of dollars if you move in 14 days and $xxxx less if you move in 30 days.My guess is $1,500 is their limit. And remember, they don't have to pay you a dime.... more