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Mary Albee, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Mary Albee answered:
what's the commute like from Moorpark into Thousand Oaks, CA? Thanks-my husband and I are in the early stages of planning our move. Doris
Moorpark and thousand oaks are adjacent to each other. 5 -10 mins at the most with several different routes
moorpark can go from rural horse properties to tracts to housing around the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Jj Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Santa Barbara, CA
Jj Lambert answered:
My husband and I will be relocating to Thousand Oaks over the next year. What's the commute like from Camarillo into Thousand oaks? thanks! Doris
The commute is a very simple commute. The only thing that is a issue is the grade. Other then that it is maybe 15 minute trip and you are at work.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Can you file a lis pendens without an attorney in order to prevent the lender from selling our property? The lender foreclosed on our property
Hello Es,
This is an excellent question. Lis pendens foreclosures are properties which have a pending suit against them due to the failure on the part of the home owners (you) in payi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 3, 2010 Home Buying in 91362
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Blocked from housing market
As far as a real estate agent to go with, have you looked under the advice and opinions section on trulia? There is a find a pro feature which you can then look up a local agent that is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Steven Tustin, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Steven Tustin answered:
i am upside down on my house,want to quit working, stay home w kids & and have no rent. how bad would it be to buy a mobile home and then short?
The problem is the bank has to approve to sell your home short (less than the value of the loan) based on a consideration of your personal hardship (i.e. you got laid off, etc.) not som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 20, 2010 Home Buying in 91360
Ryan Mills, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Ryan Mills answered:
how expensive house can I buy for 1000.00 monthly payment taxes and ins. first time home buyers
My guess would be somewhere between $150,000 and $175,000. That's if you were to put 10% down, paying a 5.5% rate on a 30 year fixed mortgage. I estimated your taxes would be aro ... more
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Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Can I have a lis pendens filed if I am a tenant in a lease option contract?
Markart,

#1: Consult with a Real Estate Attorney immediately.
#2: Consult with a Real Estate Attorney immediately.
#3: Consult with a Real Estate Attorney immediately.

If you do ... more
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Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Is it possible to buy a house that needs some work, and have the money that is needed for the redo, wrapped into the sale price?
Brenda,

Look into the 203(k) Rehabilitation Program (& Fixer loans). They can be pretty tricky, especially if you are competing with all-cash or conventional Buyers.

Most b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
Hello, I have a question about permits.
It is always a big issue whenever work is done without permits.

And yes, the onus is upon the buyer to do due diligence and research the property.

There have been several question ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Buying in 91362
Ryan Mills, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Ryan Mills answered:
Thank you guys for your answers. I was told that my offer was higher than what it was sold for, but the bank
I think of it this way... It wasn't meant to be! You'll find another house! Possibly and even better one! Keep your chin up and let us know if we can help.

Ryan
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
I submitted an offer, signed a purchase agreement for a property,was told I had 98% chance.
JEB,
That specific question is best answered by whoever told you what odds were of you having your offer accepted. If the property was a new house listing under $450K and you offered ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Is it possible to find at least 2 or 3 bed & 2 bath SFR around Conejo Valley for under 340K , not short sale?
Hello JEB,

The question you pose is an interesting one in today's (sellers) market. First, to be specific, YES it IS POSSIBLE to find a property as you describe for under $340K. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 14, 2009 Home Buying in 91360
Heidi Golff, Real Estate Pro in Ventura County, CA
Heidi Golff answered:
what is the best way to estimate the cost of cosmetic fixes? e.g. carpeting , external paint, internal
Hello Vimo,
The best way to go about this is to take an experienced interior designer with you to look at the home. They work hand in hand with contractors all the time and therefore k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 3, 2014 Home Buying in 91362
Matthew A. B…, Real Estate Pro in Glendora, CA
Matthew A. Bartlett answered:
I submitted an offer for a short sale property four months ago. About a week ago, I was notified that the
Hi Dave,

It will be hard to really give a good answer without seeing your purchase offer paperwork. However, I will give it a try. I have several questions. First, what time frame d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Joyce Zangme…, Real Estate Pro in Ventura County, CA
Joyce Zangmeister answered:
I want a SFR, atleast 3 BR 2BA, 1500 SQFt in Toaks area (preferably in 91360 or 91361 or 91362 zips)
Wow! Don't we all wish we had that! Only problem -- there would definitely be MULTIPLE offers.

It sounds like you are looking for a house in the Conejo Valley for less than $260,00 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
how do you file a lis pendens ( California)? Do you need to be an attorney to do it?
Michelle, don't mess around with this, its time to get a Real Estate Lawyer involved to put the issue to rest. A simple letter from you lawyer may solve the issue.

Best, Steve
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in 91362
Jason Ewing, Real Estate Pro in High Point, NC
Jason Ewing answered:
What are realtors charging for their services both to sellers and buyers nowdays? Marie
Marie,

It is against anti-trust laws that the answer to your question can not be disclosed here. You should contact both full service firms and discount firms in your area, ask them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Home Buying in 91360
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
looking for 1 story house in Vertigo development, 91362
Mr. Ferber,

I am attaching a current MLS print-out of all the Homes in the VERDIGRIS TRACT of Thousand Oaks. Unfortunately, when the Griffin Lang Ranch development built these homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Why so many homes are in market in Casa de Oaks in Thousand Oaks?
Edward,

Edward,

As a seasoned investor, you know you make your money when you BUY, not when you sell. The Casa de Oaks has guidelines for use as a rental property. Otherwise, if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2014 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
HOA and CC&Rs for Casa de Oaks in Thousand Oaks?
The Maegan Place properties are dropping in price very rapidly, with so many short sales and foreclosures on the market. The lowest priced 2+1 apt. is listed under $165K now. Look for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
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