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Suzanne, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Suzanne asked:
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 Home Selling in Sherman Oaks
Roger Jarnig…, Real Estate Pro in 91423
Roger Jarnigan answered:
Does the average price per sq ft for homes include condos or is it just single family homes?
Susan, that is a great questions. A home not only takes into consideration the size of the home but also the size of the lot. Usually you will see the price per sqft. higher on a small ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 91403
Dassy Sasson…, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Dassy Sasson Debasc answered:
is there a way to appeal the 14 day requirement for the CA 1st time buyer home credit?
Hi Tony,

according to the State of California website (www.ca.gov), they stopped accepting applications for the first time home buyer tax credit as of August 15, 2010 since they had ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Home Buying in 91403
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
how do i rent to own through postlets?
Mike,
Any local agent can set up a search for homes with Lease/option available. Postlets and Trulia are sites agents use to market their listings, but you'll need an agent. Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 25, 2011 Rent vs Buy in 91423
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
What are the typical HOA fees in condos and townhomes in Sherman Oaks, CA in the 250,000 to 300,000 range?
Hi Teck,

The typical HOA fees for condos in this price range can vary anywhere from the $200's per month on the low end, to as high as $400 or more on the high end. Usually com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 General Area in Sherman Oaks
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Is it true that there are no funds left for CA first time buyer tax credit and they are not accepting anymore applications?
Go to this website:

http://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutFTB/press/2010/Release_33.shtml
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 22, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it true that the real estate in Sherman Oaks is in the 67% of violent crimes? We've lived here 40 years and never seen any crime.
Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective--If you are concerned about crime, your best source of information is the local police department, why not consider calling/visiting, as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 28, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
Is it possible to find a small house (e.g., 2 beds and 1bath) in Sherman Oaks for $400K?
Not easy..but possible. In the last 6 months there have been 50 home sales in Sherman Oaks of $450,000 or less, and several under $400,000. Keep in mind that under $400,000 you are re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
So...after looking for a house on the Westside for the past few months, we are fed up! Moving to the Valley.
Rafael,

I specialize in this area and there are several homes on the market right now that would meet your criteria. I definitely understand what you're saying about being able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Quality of Life in Sherman Oaks
Tommy Lee, Real Estate Pro in 91502
Tommy Lee answered:
Are appraisers downgrading these properties? The reason I ask is because I heard of a recent appraisal on a property that was about $70,000 over the
Mom,
Your question is a good one. However, you seem to ask if appraisers are downgrading and yet your example was an upgrade.

To put it mildly, yes, appraisers have been shooting lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Market Conditions in 91423
Tommy Lee, Real Estate Pro in 91502
Tommy Lee answered:
What is the current value of commercial restaurant zoned square footage vs. retail zoned square footage in Sherman Oaks, CA?
Mstreet,
I have seen anywhere from 14 to 45 for regular retail and 22 to 54 for restaurant. That is, per square foot per year. A couple places I showed a client were in pretty sad shap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 21, 2010 Market Conditions in 91423
Don Linden, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Don Linden answered:
I recently saw a house for sale on Stansbury Avenue in Sherman Oaks and noted its price to be much higher than houses in other parts of Sherman Oaks.
Stansbury Avenue, south of the boulevard is a very desireable street and area of larger properties with larger homes. As in the Longridge Estates area of SO, you get what you pay for. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 11, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
I live in a townhouse and one of the other units in our building just closed as a short sale. I want to sell but don't know how long this will be
You should contact a Real Estate agent who really knows your area. They will be able to give you an honest assessment of the value of your property.
A lot can depend on the condition o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Selling in Sherman Oaks
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
What are current cap rates or rent multipliers in the area between Sherman Oaks and Studio City?
Cap rates and rental multipliers vary across area, as well as across property type. That is, a new construction luxury building will have a lower cap and higher multiplier than an olde ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 1, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Cindy Wu, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Cindy Wu answered:
Who do I talk to to find out if a piece of land is good for a house to be built on? And how much would it genereally be to develop the land.
Are you only looking at Sherman Oaks or would you consider North Valley. You can try Building and Safety at 818-374-4390 or Zoning Codes at 818-756-9462. There is a great property in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
I am a first time home-buyer. My budget for a home is $350k, and my parents will be giving me $200-$250k for
You'll need to get pre-approved. A pre-approval is a more thorough process than a pre-qualification because it involves a more thorough overview of your finances. I recommend speaking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2009 Financing in Sherman Oaks
Yvonne Ferna…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Yvonne Fernandes answered:
who is listing broker for 13439 rand drive in sherman oaks?
Howard Graham - Prudential
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
How can you keep the final purchase price of a home undisclosed?
I think there is a form you can fill out with the title company to keep the sales price off public records. However if that property was a MLS listed property, I'm not sure how to keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2009 Foreclosure in Sherman Oaks
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
are condo assesments typically assumed by the buyer, or paid by the seller?
Condo assessments are a part of the property and are transferred to the buyer. In many cases the remainder of the debt is satisfied by the seller, but in all cases it is 100% negotiabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2009 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
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Voices Member answered:
Which web-site has the most up-to-date info on available homes?
Limiting yourself to one source of information is always a mistake IMHO. Using several or many sources is what allows you to compare and reach the closest point of accuracy possible. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Home Buying in Sherman Oaks
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