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Ricky Smiles…, Real Estate Pro in Vista, CA
Ricky Smiles Jr. answered:
how do you find out the official size of your lot.?
Going to the county Assesors Office should do the trick.
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John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
to build a new garage in a residential Los Angeles property, what is the distance required by codes from the wall of adjacent property ?
Building departments will have a print out that give you all their requirements i.e. set backs, sq. ft. of structure, and any other stipulations they may have. Start there.
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90292
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
Can you walk away from buying the house after the final walk through.?
Ben,
Revert to signed purchase agreement and escrow instruction. Have contingencies been removed or outstanding. What is reason for cancelling escrow at final walk-thru? I do not have ... more
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90292
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
how do you find out the official size of your lot.?
Hi Ero,

Contact a Realtor, tax assessor or title company for the lot size.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Marina del Rey
310.853.9933
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90292
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
Should you buy a home at above 65 years old?
Hi Ero,

I cannot make the decision if your parent to continue to rent or buy. They should consult with their financial adviser what is financially to their advantage. What is their m ... more
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Jo Lasley, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Jo Lasley answered:
So many homes have garages that have been converted into living space, and have kitchens and bathrooms put into them illegally. Am I going to have a?
If the appraiser notes that the garage has been converted into living space, and notes that it is illegally, and not to code, 2 things might happen: To bring the garage back to origina ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Buying in 90005
Kim And Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 90403
Kim And Kristine answered:
I was going to make an offer on a house. Listing sheet said it was 1350 sq feet. The house did not look that big, so I measured it and it was
Hi Joshua,

It depends on the appraiser your bank sends out and the type of appraisal requirements for your loan. I have had appraisers measure each and every room. Some appraisers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 1, 2010 Home Buying in 90005
Jo Lasley, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Jo Lasley answered:
can i cancel my mortgage application? i still dont have underwriter approval letter.
In your state of Louisana rules and regulations from the department of real estate may allow you to cancel and find another lender. You need to be upfront with your agent so that they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in 90005
Jo Lasley, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Jo Lasley answered:
Can I get my deposit back if I was unable to get a loan from the bank? there was a loan and lease contingency
The CAR contract has time frames in which to meet all your requirements for the contingencies. As long as your agent kept you in those time lines, even asking for extensions to meet th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in 90005
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