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Ryan Shimp, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Ryan Shimp answered:
I sold my home in a short sale last year. Can I co-sign on a loan for my daughter to purchase a home. We are looking in the South Pasadena, CA area.
Hello Mary,

Typically in order to obtain a new Fannie Mae backed conforming loan, you must wait 2 years from the date your short sale closed. Unfortunately in this case you wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in South Pasadena
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I am needing a 2 bedroom/ 2bath house, condo, apartment. My family needs to have more space. My max rent is 1850.00. Willing to sign a long term lease
Hi Gina,

I would recommend taking a look at the listings available on Trulia:,CA/#for_rent/South_Pasadena,CA/2p_beds/2p_baths/0-1800_ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Rentals in South Pasadena
Sheron Lutz, Renter in New York, NY
Sheron Lutz answered:
My son is going to LA Music Academy and I wondered what rent was in that area for a one or two bedroom apartment ? Fair Oaks just south of Colorado B
I use to live in South Pasadena before moving to Seattle then New York. Although when I lived there rents were quite reasonable to live in such a great nice safe area. You can get a n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rentals in South Pasadena
Monique & Joe…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
In a short sale, is it possible to re-negotiate the sales price with the seller's lender to address issues discovered during the inspection?
Hello Ron L.

When you write an offer on a short sale that is usally the price you are going to pay. I have had properties go down in value and then requested the price be lowered bec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 21, 2010 Home Buying in South Pasadena
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What would 1906 Mission Street, So Pasadena, sell for today?
Any local agent(s) can help you with comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area and help you establish a value--contact any realty office(s) and inquire--not sure any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 22, 2010 Home Buying in South Pasadena
Carrie Benus…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Carrie Benuska answered:
I work in Pasadena, and am looking for properties in South Pasadena, or Sherman Oaks. Which one is more affordable? My range is 500 - 600 K
Hi Kim,
I am an agent in the Pasadena area and am very familiar with South Pasadena. South Pas is a fantastic community with great schools and a great neighborhood vibe. It is close ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 8, 2010 Home Buying in South Pasadena
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I'm a buyer. The owner accept my short sale office in Jul 25. My agent told me Chasedone of BPO on Nov 10. I want to know how long i shoul...
Short sales are by no means short--ultimately it's the bank that decides to accept, reject or counter--consider all the red tape involved. The waiting period is entirely up to you- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 15, 2009 Home Buying in South Pasadena
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
Strategies for getting offer accepted without overbidding on REO and Short Sales?
Hi Ahmadgke,

An individually performed Comparative Market Analysis is the "gold standard" for approximating market value - period. A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) gives you the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 19, 2010 Home Buying in 91030
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Eagle Rock, VA
John Barry answered:
Relocating to South Pasadena and planning to rent ... should we sign a lease without seeing the property?
Hi Dawn,

If you are planning to sign a lease without looking at the property, it would be good if you had an agent that you trusted who could preview the properties for you and let y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2009 Rental Basics in South Pasadena
Richard Gerr…, Real Estate Pro in South Pasadena, CA
Richard Gerrish answered:
What is the current average price per square foot in South Pasadena, CA?
The current asking price on an average per square foot basis is $505, and that translates to an average asking price of $1,360,1616! However, since January 1, 2009 to date, more homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Market Conditions in 91030
Dave Heck,  in Arcadia, CA
Dave Heck answered:
Is $505 too high for HOA fees for a townhouse in South Pas?
That's a hard question to answer. The fact that it covers earthquake is a great, forced option. It is one of the highest fees I've ever seen. I hope the complex has all the bells and wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2009 Home Buying in 91030
Mikem,  in 01803
Mikem answered:
Can we trust zillow estimates? I checked 5 prospective homes and 4 out of the 5 were close to asking price.
No, you can't trust zillow's zestimates unless you feel +/- 20% is good enough. Although now and then zillow will get it right too.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2015 Home Buying in 91030
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