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Alison Huddy, Real Estate Pro in 90026
Alison Huddy answered:
What company is good to join for a newbie in RE? No desk fee, upfront costs for education. Los Angeles County
As a new agent, I started with Keller Williams. I found KW to be very new agent friendly - they offer a mentorship program, and lots of new agent classes. They also have it structured s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Agent2Agent in 90042
Alison Huddy, Real Estate Pro in 90026
Alison Huddy answered:
our Hud papers went through but now they want to verify our tax papers again. is this normal? its going to be 45 days since escrow open next week?
Hi Denice,

The loan process through escrow is often frustrating and tedious for buyers. While nowadays, many lenders can push through a loan in less than 30 days, it is not uncommon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 General Area in 90042
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
I am looking for a lender to refinance a 4-plex owner occuppied that has the 20% equity to rid the PMI and lower the rate.
Hi,

Check with established direct lenders. Be sure to compare rates, terms, points and additional fees for the loan. It will take time on your part but will save you money in the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Financing in 90042
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
how long does escrow usually takes ive been waiting for a while now and they keep on telling me next week next week!?
Does escrow have the loan docs? More information is needed about the stage you are in.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Mortgage modification in 2011. Told could not qualify if made payments. 120 day lates (last one 11/12) on credit and looking to buy new home now.
I can do that for you, you will need to take a HUD class.

If you would like to discuss it online click on picture or call me at 949-297-1207.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Hi- i make 36k self employed, & my fam. will help me with the downpayment- i want to buy a 2-4 unit in 90042 & surrounding. is this possible?
The problem you will be having on that is that you need reserves to buy units, so if you getting a gift I am assuming that you do not have reserves.

I had a friend just by a house wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
I have been pre-approved for $350K, 3.5% down, FHA financing. I work near LA City Hall and have kids in MS/HS. Suggestions on where to look?
Hi,

For around $350,000, you might want to consider a condo in Silver Lake or Glendale, these are areas that would be an easy commute to downtown for you.

Feel free to contact me ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Curtnmar, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Curtnmar answered:
how much does it cost to relocate tenants? (2 adults and 3 children)
what if the tenant been there over a year and never paid rent but is now being asked to pay rent
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
John Smith, Other/Just Looking in United Neighbors Tog...
John Smith answered:
what does HUD stand for?
HUD stands for Housing and Urban Developement. Purchase of HUD home is similar to an auction. You need to put a bid on the web with help of a real estate agent. HUD tends to pay only ce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in 90042
Jonathon Vil…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jonathon Villaescusa answered:
I'm desperate! Single mom,(1 10 yr old daughter), 1 cat, GReat rental history, Bad credit, no job, savings.What do I do?
If you are trying to buy a home which I HIGHLY recommend you do since the price to rent is higher than to own; it is relatively easy to qualify. There are programs available that let yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Rentals in Highland Park
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
I am in the Los Angeles area (living in Highland Park/Monterey Hills) and want to move within the next few months...help!
I've found Craigslist to be very helpful and it's absolutely free. Just be wary of rental scams and never, never, never put any money up front until you've confirmed titl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 17, 2012 Rentals in 90042
Andrew Jones…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, CA
Andrew Jones (310)399-3740 answered:
Do you advice to buy a house located on a slope in Highland Park, CA? How would that affect its resale value of the house?
Hi Prtcal99,

There's a lot more to buying a home and it's potential resale value. Every home is different and you should get in touch with a good local agent if you're ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Home Buying in Highland Park
Realtor Jola…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Realtor Jolanta asked:
Section 8 family of 6 is looking to rent 3 bedroom property around or in 90042 zip code WIll pay upto $1800. Ready to move ASAP
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 For Rent in 90042
Steven Abrah…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Steven Abraham - BROKER answered:
Tenant nightmare - please help.
Kaiserstrasee,
If I were you, I would approach the tenant and offer them cash to inspect.
Should you decide to purchase, I would then offer them cash for keys.
I realize these option ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 8, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
Michael Frie…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
Michael Friedman answered:
back-up offers
There are a least two types of Back-up offers. The first means that you just put in an offer even if there is already an accepted offer. If the accepted offer falls through, then the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
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Multifamily properties in Highland Park
Allen:
Great choice of neighborhood(s). Most of the NE area is a great investment as I call it the last "zone of affordability". Often Pasadena/South Pas can get expensive. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Buying in 90042
Cricket Yee, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Cricket Yee answered:
I need "RENTALS" between $400-600per month in the area of Highland Park, El Sereno, Licoln Heights, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, CA only?
Hi Shari, looks like you will be looking for a roommate situation in that price range. Try Craig's List, Roommates/Shared.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 General Area in Highland Park
Myrna Averia, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Myrna Averia answered:
How much lower can i bid on a short sale price.?
Most short sale listings are priced at lower than current market value to attact more interest from buyers.
There can be a mutual acceptance on a price, but all terms, price and condi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 2, 2010 Home Buying in 90042
Myrna Averia, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Myrna Averia answered:
Im thinking about subdividing part of my unused lot behind my home. What is the market value per square footage?
Is your property on a double lot, two separate parcel numbers?
If so, it will be easier to find comparables and sell it as a vacant lot with its own parcel number.
subdividing? pleas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 2, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 90042
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