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
I've seen it done before in condo remodels, but first check your CC&R's to make sure it is okay, and get permission from your Home Owner's Association. There are health and safety, as well as legal issues you need to look out for. Also, living in a condo means having good relationships with your neighbors is extra important.... more