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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I have a credit score of 682, a few thousand in the bank, and I'm a teacher looking to buy my first home. Are there any suggestions for me?
Hello Isr0743, you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than your currently paying for rent in many cities. You may qualify FHA from a minimum 580 fico sc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 91204
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I was granted a bankruptcy discharge 4 yrs ago. Chase will not report my great payment history to any of the credit bureaus. What can I do?
Hi Mricarte,

It depends. If you included the Chase account in your BK they likely will never report your payment history because the lender has to cease all attempts to collect the d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 91204
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
Can I afford to buy in LA?
Hi Lillian8,

I was in the Bay Area to be exact Mill Valley a few days ago, it is very nice and green there! I am in Pasadena 15-20 minutes on the 110 freeway to DTLA. I grew up her ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 24, 2014 Home Buying in 91208
Michaelle1963, Home Buyer in Glendale, CA
Michaelle1963 answered:
If a home has a non-permitted addition room and bathroom in the garage (iilegal construction),what happens? Can the city require it to be torn down?
My neighbor room 'does not add 2 permits of the city and into many rooms in the house to let more people vo shareroom, it makes very complex area, on the pond, security mat. Please call ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in Somerset
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What are limitations on 203k loan amounts?
Here are some links to study and consider that I offer for 203k loans.

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/203K.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/203KGuide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 16, 2013 Home Buying in Glendale
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Should we look for a new Realtor?
Is sounds like she is doing her job and it is just tough in todays market with lots of money out there and multiple offers. Unless you are paying cash then you are competing with financ ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Home Buying in Glendale
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Who is an experienced mobile home realtor for Los Angeles County?
If you're looking for a MH in a rent/lease park/community ou really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an applic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Home Buying in 91206
Steven Kuhn, Real Estate Pro in 91214
Steven Kuhn answered:
Are there lease-to-own properties in the La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, Ca areas?
no, simple question and simple answer. There are no lease to own available in La Crescenta.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in La Crescenta-Montrose
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
is this property FHA approved?
Hello Marcos, Most all homes are FHA approved although you may run into issues of FHA approved condos so your agent will know which ones are or aren't. A home that may no pass minimum p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 1, 2012 Home Buying in City Center
Levon Leo Ye…, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Levon Leo Yengibaryan answered:
I'm looking for a house for rent...can you help?
Hi Christine,
Please call me at 818-415-0147, so that I can ask you more specific questions to be able to help you more efficiently. Thanks.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
SERGEY FEDNOV…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
What has happened to Glendale home prices?
Just like anywhere else in Los Angeles county- low inventory + desirable area = increase in demand and prices!

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
owner will carry a good idea for buyer
As an investor I look for OWC's aggressively. Just make sure you use an experienced RE attorney who knows how to package these types of deals. Lot's of sharks in the water.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 26, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
Steve, Both Buyer and Seller in Topeka, KS
Steve answered:
I am looking to buy a foreclosure or Bank owned house in Glendale, CA. Any REA can do this process?
im looking to buy a short sale on this house i been looking at and forclosureing on
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 20, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
Emily S. Kne…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Emily S. Knell answered:
I changed my realtor due to some reasons. My new realtor and I went to see this one property that my previous realtor and I saw. Is that a problem?
It may not be a problem for YOU, but your previous agent could SUE your new agent for their commission even after closing, based on 'procuring cause'. There are a lot of gray areas per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 14, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
Jeero Habesh…, Real Estate Pro in La Crescenta, CA
Jeero Habeshian answered:
I will like to refinince my mortgage, my only income is social security disability. Can i qualify for refinincing?
Hello Nicole:

Any continuous income is considered for the purpose of qualifying for a loan. I would look at your total income, expenses, the value of the property, and your credit to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in 91203
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
if the interest rate on my mortgage is 4.75%, is it worted to refinance again at 3.87 % ?
What is it going to cost you in up-front money to do this,
and how long are you planning on holding on to the property.

The Mortgage person who is offering you this should be honest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in 91203
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My escrow extended for the second time due to seller taking his time on everything. If it doesnt close in 5 days like its suppose to how soon can i
We do not use Attorneys like they do in New York or New Jersey.
You can give them a NOTICE TO PERFORM
Talk to your Agent about it.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 30, 2012 Home Buying in Glendale
Aram Arakely…, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Aram Arakelyan answered:
A home has a converted garage with bathroom in glendale ca, can it be permitted
Talk to your contractor or architect. Make sure they are familiar with Glendale regulations and practices.
In the Glendale city, if it is not grandfathered in or permitted already, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 3, 2011 Home Buying in Glendale
Eddie Bayasl…, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Eddie Bayaslyan answered:
We're looking at townhomes in Glendale but after driving by a few of them it seems there's VERY little on-street parking for visitors. How?
Unfortunately that's the case for most of Glendale city, end of 80's they start building many new apartments, condos and townhouses that resident for family's that have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 24, 2011 Home Buying in Glendale
Lee Goade, Real Estate Pro in Hendersonville, TN
Lee Goade answered:
We are buying a home in Glendale, California. The problem is, there is a large room above the garage that does not have a permit. What should we do?
Maria,

Being a former So. Cal resident and G/C, I suggest the following:

#1. You do need proper Buyer representation from a Local Realtor to guide you through all areas of any pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 16, 2011 Home Buying in 91207
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