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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Why would the buyers lender appraiser want them to fix chipped paint on the inside of the house when the outside is chipped too, selling as is?
It probably has to do with the lender and not the buyers at all. Many lenders have requirements for property they lend money on.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Home Selling in Marina del Rey
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Do I pay an agent to assist me finding a high end lease? If so, is he/she paid on commission basis or hourly?
You can make arrangements to work with a "Buyer Agent" on a high end lease if you wish. Usually the agent is paid by the owner of the property. There are times when you may be responsib ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Rentals in 90292
Alex Pavlov, Real Estate Pro in Marina del Rey, CA
Alex Pavlov answered:
Airplane noise in Marina Del Rey
There absolutely not that much noise in MDR
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in 90292
Neal Prochor…, Real Estate Pro in La Habra, CA
Neal Prochoren answered:
As a New comer to this area, how should I do to avoid crime on me?
Carry mace. You can buy it online at http://www.mace.com/mace-pepper-spray-gel.html
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Crime & Safety in Marina del Rey
Endre Barath, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Endre Barath answered:
Looking for affordable housing in Playa Vista
Although this question is dated the Principals are the same a few years later. Affordable housing is in short supply in the Marina Del Rey, Playa Vista area. Hence it is key to find a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 6, 2014 Rentals in Marina del Rey
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
buying a penthouse
Hi Nixo,

I am assuming you are considering purchasing a penthouse in Marina del Rey. There are four highrise sea side complexes.

- Marina City Club
http://www.westlaestates.com/g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What is the market like for first time home buyers? Are there still FHA loans?
Mary,

As a first time buyer I recommend you get in touch with a direct lender get qualified for a loan. There are FHA loans with 3.5% down payment. A conventional loan with require a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in 90292
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What is the projection of town home value in Marina del Rey, CA for the next 5 years?
Cindy,

The townhouse is in section east Lincoln and north 90 freeway. Last year that section saw an appreciation of about 20%. BUT this was after a depressed market from 2008-2012. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
West Side beach communities feeling the market pain?
Adam,

The depressed market in Marina del Rey, Venice and Playa Vista was 2008-end of 2012. 2013 saw an appreciation of 20%-25% depending on the community. Reasons reduction of short ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Market Conditions in 90292
Ellen Rude, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Ellen Rude answered:
I am in need of a buyer's agent that is familiar with foreclosures in the Marina del Ray area. Looking to spend 700k on a 2 bedroom unit.
You don't have to go to foreclosures to spend $700k on a 2 bedroom unit in MDR. I live here, I know. What's the status of your search so far? The foreclosure opportunity here has com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
benzant7, Renter in Marina del Rey, CA
benzant7 answered:
Are there any affordable housing units available in Marina Del Rey? I heard that there were but I don't know where.
Looking for a studio in Marina del Rey, any available?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Rentals in Marina del Rey
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi, are the HOAs for Marina City DR only dependant on the size of the property or do they also different for the different towers?
Yes it depends upon the location and size of the condo. The Marina City Club Condo's have amazing views and amenities.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Hello I just saw a condo selling for 280,000 dollars on marina point drive in marina del rey Is there any way that I can qualify for a FHA loan?
I would be glad to get you an FHA loan but I would need to know a bit more information about your finances. Your ability to obtain a loan relies on many financial factors such as income ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Home Buying in 90292
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
What is the best value in Marina Del Rey CA town houses under $600K?
Hi Czickel,

Question asked in 2011 and this is 2013. The housing market has changed with appreciation in values Attached are 90 day Market Stats from 5/1/13 to 7/31/2013:
http://www ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
i am looking for a condo in the circlular 2 buildings in the marina.. 3 bedrooms
Hi William,

The circular high rise condominium building in Marina del Rey is the Marina City Club. Built in the 1970s, 660 units full service complex. Attached is information about M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
Monica Breck…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Monica Breckenridge- Pink Team answered:
Is placing a significantly lower offer than asking price an issue with an owner?
I always recommend having a buyers agent write the offer for you. When you go through the listing agent then you aren't represented to fight for your offer. The listing agent becomes a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90292
Sharon Willi…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sharon Williams answered:
are any buildings non-smoking in the marina/playa vista area???
There are numerous "neighborhoods" in Playa Vista. Crescent Walk, in particular, does not permit smoking in any of the common areas or the exclusive use common areas, i.e. patios, balc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Rentals in Marina del Rey
Sharon Willi…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sharon Williams answered:
Who do you think is the best REALTOR in Marina Del Rey?
I strive to be the "best Realtor" regardless to area. Real Estate Sales involves more than land and buildings. Certainly, a good Realtor understands the contracts and the Market but a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 General Area in Marina del Rey
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90045
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
i want to buy or lease a condo in Marina Del Rey. I was looking at some units at the marina city club or the newer glass buildings.
You are the client, it is unfortunate you experienced this non-professional behavior. It is disappointing that agents are not responding to calls or texts and frustrating. There are pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Home Buying in Marina del Rey
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