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Alex Parlar, Real Estate Pro in East Libbey Avenue,...
Alex Parlar answered:
The neighborhoods in Westchester are very nice. Is there a lot of air pollution or plane noise being so close to LAX?
Hi Carmen,

I currently live and work in Westchester and I never had an issue with air pollution nor am I ever troubled with noise. The noise depends on the exact area and your distan ... more
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What school districts does Westchester have? Is it Los Angeles or other??
Dear Torrie Sostrenz,

The school district for Westchester is Los Angeles Unified School District. Attached is link for public school search: http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/
A ... more
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
I like this area! Should I purchase through the Realtor at the Open House? He says he will give me a "discount" if I do not use a buyer agent!
Carmen,

The listing agent represents the seller and not you visiting the open house. If he is telling you this he maybe telling other prospective buyers coming to the open house the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in 90045
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is Westchester a good area to find a large home for rent?
It's one of the areas I would look at, but there are others such as West Los Angeles, and Culver City to name a few. For the best chance of finding the right property, I recommend that ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in 90045
Shaida Tafre…, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Shaida Tafreshi answered:
Can I connect two adjacent homes in Los Angeles (zip code 90045)?
i do plenty of loans in Westchester... but i am not certain on what county and city restrictions there are, if any to do what you are asking.

if the property is next door, you will ... more
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Shaida Tafre…, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Shaida Tafreshi answered:
is it really possible to qualify for an FHA Loan with credit score around 620 and income of about $100k in California?
those are not the SOLE factors in qualifying a borrower, so i wouldn't hold your breath just yet.

FHA loans can be done with credit scores as low as 620 under their FHA all encom ... more
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
I purchased a home about months ago. I really liked a house about two blocks away from the one I am in but
Cannot do a 1030 exchange on residential single family homes. Contact listing agent on home you desire. I doubt if seller would want to purchase your home so you could purchase their ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in 90045
Douglas Lagos, Real Estate Pro in Pacific Palisades, CA
Douglas Lagos answered:
Is my agent rushing me during escrow?
It's post is 3 years old.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2013 Home Buying in 90045
Lacy Burke, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Lacy Burke answered:
what type of first time homebuyers programs do they have in hacienda heights?
Lots of great programs are out there for you. Sit down with a loan officer and they can show you all of them. if you need a referral to a loan officer I use and trust please feel free ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in 90045
Gloria Commi…, Real Estate Pro in Hermosa Beach, CA
Gloria Commiso answered:
Does a bank approved price mean exactly what it says? I understand it is still a short sale, but wouldn't
It doesnt mean that that the property will selll at that price. The bank can order a new BPO (Brokers price opinion) and increase or possibly decrease price. If the comps have dcreased ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in 90045
Pebble Singha…, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Pebble Singha .. answered:
I'd like to purchase a short sale property
Pebble Singha
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Short Sale Specialist

Sir are you serious? You need a Realtor to represent you who has knowledge and who can protect you from the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 24, 2010 Home Buying in 90045
Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sky Minor answered:
I am bidding agianst alot of cash offers. Is their a lot of investors in the market.?
There are so many investors buying properties for all cash under $350000 or so that it's almost pointless to look at them for yourself. Once they come out on the market, they are s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in 90045
Abe Mills, Real Estate Pro in Greenville, SC
Abe Mills answered:
Regulations of Earnest Money/ Initial deposit Regulations
Does you State have a Short sale addendum? If so, ask for one and use it, it should allow you to get your money back in those situations.

Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in 90045
Micki O'Toole, Real Estate Pro in Riverside, CA
Micki O'Toole answered:
My lender has asked me to come up with additional 5% due to declining market, during escrow!
Redondocali,
Like Mario stated before me, it seems there is some missing information here so I too am going off assumption. Here is a question for you: Are you doing conventional finan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2009 Home Buying in 90045
Melissa Zava…, Real Estate Pro in Escondido, CA
Melissa Zavala answered:
how long will short sale last before it goes into forclousure?
Tom and Dyanna below have given you some great information. It is important to find out who is negotiatng the short sale (the listing agent, perhaps) and learn the exact status of the t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2009 Home Buying in 90045
Alexandra Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra Parra answered:
do i want to continue in the short sale if appraisal comes in at my purchase price,?
Hi Redondocali,

One thing your agent must show you the sales that have closed and what is selling in the area. That way you can see if you are getting a good deal. By looking at wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 2, 2009 Home Buying in 90045
Benny Chavez, Real Estate Pro in Downey, CA
Benny Chavez answered:
who can help us save up to 20% under asking?
WAIT TILL 2010 we have double the amount of forclosures coming, also it depends on what area you are looking at. Some places have only decreased in value by 3 % . About writing low offe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Buying in 90045
Harrison K.…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Harrison K. Long answered:
buy a home or a pair to rent out?
Miguel .. Bill is right that the best approach is to prepare a list of positive responses about buying a home ... and then compare that with a negatives list. Please consider income ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2008 Home Buying in 90045
Wendy Taylor,…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Wendy Taylor, CRS, GRI answered:
Giveaways vs. Money Off of Closing Costs
There are many reasons why someone would offer gifts versus cash at closing. Some are give aways that are given to REALTORS as incentives. The novelty of something a buyer might like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2007 Home Buying in 90045
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
1st Time Home Buyer ... 2 Questions
Christine, I love your avatar ( I am a fine arts fan ) By the way, it has been over a month now, is that coke and aspirin taking co-worker expecting yet?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2007 Home Buying in 90045
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