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Amy Castillo, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Amy Castillo answered:
How do we get realtors to listen to what we can afford, or they are part timers, but don't pay attention to the specs needed for us to buy...?
Hello, Are you obtaining financing or paying all cash. I ask because if you are obtaining financing the answer is actually very simple.
You should have a Pre Approval Letter from your ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What is the estimated cost in todays world of adding a 400 sq.ft second story to an existing garage of the same size.
This is not possible to answer with much accuracy. I would recommend you contact a local Contractor for a good estimate. You can talk to more then one to find out what it will cost. Man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Rich, Real Estate Pro in 89117
Rich answered:
What is the new construction cost per square foot in West Los Angeles, CA for mid grade residential areas?
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Rich, Real Estate Pro in 89117
Rich answered:
If a buyer backs our of a purchase agreement in CA before 17 days in escrow has passed, can they get their deposit back?
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0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Termite tenting & repairs...who is responsible to pay?..The buyer or seller???
Hi Kim,

Termite repairs are negotiable, it really depends on what your contract says. If you agreed upon "as is" and did not state in the contract that the seller pays for termite re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
Should I renovate my pool or just fill it in if we want to sell in 5 years?
I would definitely recommend having the upgrades done. Pool renovation will greatly increase your home's value, so if you are planning to sell then you will want to take care of that. F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 90066
Christine Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 92592
Christine Kankowski answered:
What is the most common reason in today's market that listings expire?
Yes, the price is true, but I just had a listing sit for several months and the seller didn't want to do a pirce adjustment. Low and behold, after we staged the home, we received multi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 90066
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Buyer cancelled a purchase agreement after 17 days in Escrow has passed. They did not deliver a request for repair in writing. Keep $ Dep ?
Hi Victor,

It depends on how the contract was written. Did the buyers Actually Remove contingencies?
Reviewing the contract with your agent should bring more clarity.

Kind regar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Selling in 90066
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Where do I report scams on this site?
if you FLAG it as fraudulent, trulia will delete it

bring up the listing, and look for the blue "MORE" under the photo.........let the mouse hover over it, and there will be a drop d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 1, 2015 Rentals in 90066
Taylor Cress…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Taylor Cresswell answered:
i'm willing to pay 12 months rent in advance if i find the right place in west los angeles. who can help me find it?
Send me over an email to taylor@topsocalrealtor.com with some details about what your looking for. And I reach out to my contacts.

Try to include
-sq ft
-bedrooms
-bathrooms
-pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 For Rent in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
i have been approved for an fha loan up to 70,000. my mortgage broker told me that he would only work with me if i bought a home that cost 50,000 min
50K is the minimum I have heard of. Please check around for a few other lenders to be sure.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Financing in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
if there is a house in my saved folder. how can i be notified if there is an open house? is there a setting on the trulia website?
Hi Craig,
Realtors have the Open House information. I would connect with a local Realtor for current information.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
For my capital gains on a property: We just sold a house we inherited in 1980. How do I find out what it's?
Norm G.

I am a Realtor and do not want to give miss information. You need to contact a real estate tax professional. The laws change. It is not a small matter contact tax professiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 8, 2014 Home Selling in 90066
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
We found a 1927 home in San Diego being sold as 2 bed 2 bath 1,028 sq.ft. The tax records show 1 bed 1 bath 976 sq. ft.
You are not looking for renovation"faults' that are cleared by an appraiser ( not a professional in the field or a city inspector). You are looking for permits for the construction, fil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in 90066
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
Looking for a real estate broker/agent who is a "short sale specialist" in the Westside of Los Angeles
I have a possible solution for you: on my short sales I partner with an attorney. He negotiates with lenders, I do the rest. Having a team of an experienced realtor, my assistant and l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 12, 2014 Home Selling in 90066
Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
My home in 90066 has gone down in value., but so has better property. Should I sell this house..to buy a better one?
Hi Peter !

Yes,it is almost always better to buy & sell in a down market ! Your taxes will be lower forever ! If the interest rates go down ,you can always re-finance ! Good Luck !
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 11, 2014 Home Selling in 90066
Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
what happens when houses are sold?
The new buyer will get a grant deed from the seller & title insurance from the title company & a closing statement from the escrow company ! Good Luck !
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 11, 2014 Home Selling in 90066
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What Factors make one neighborhood..."better" then another?
Hi Donna Marie,

There are several factors that make some areas more expensive than others.

1. Local school ratings
2. Crime rate in the area
3. Is area well maintained (pride of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What to do if seller refuses to have the house roof inspected as he said there is curling problems.?
If the seller refuses to let your inspector inspect the roof that could be an indication he is hiding issues. If you can't inspect don't buy.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Bernardo kin…, Home Buyer in Saint Ansgar, IA
Bernardo kinsky answered:
Can a realtor keep your earnest money if both parties have signed a release?
Do the real estate regulations apply to all 50 states equally? May i ask how one proceeds when Broker shows you a house and reads over the phone a list of cosmetic improvements provid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
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