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Sam Andress, Real Estate Pro in 91344
Sam Andress answered:
What are 5 things you should ask your Real Estate Agent when buying a home?
Hi Paige,
If you've already found your agent and home congrats! If not, here are my thoughts on what you should ask:

1. Can you or your brokerage assist in getting me prequalified f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in Pasadena
Jessie Tao, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Jessie Tao answered:
condo's in pasadena get sold very fast the longest I have seen is 2 weeks and it is usually sold above the listed price with multiple offers .
I wonder if you are talking about the condo on California Bl. You must have seen the place. Did you go for it?
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Pasadena
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Any pictures? I like the area of this house and I would just like to see pics
Hello maryannsfanmail, you did not include an address or link to know which house you are asking about? If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in East Central
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Your listing price is nearly double the sales price in Pasadena, Ca right now. The same ratio occurs in quite a few other Los angeles regions too.
Hello Peter, I am not sure what data you are comparing? If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are loo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Pasadena
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I have good credit rating and plenty of cash, but irregular income. With 40% down would anyone give me a 5 year loan?
Hello miodragcertic, there are many loan program choices for all situations with a loan broker like myself as we have about 25 banks we utilize to fund our clients. Your qualifications ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in 91104
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Investor-friendly attorney near Pasadena
Hello Bruce, we don't use attorney's for our real estate transactions here as we use escrow and title officers as well as agents and loan officers. Are you paying all cash or need finan ... more
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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
How can I be sure that the ad I respond to for RENTAL PROPERTY is not a scam? How do you vet your clients and realtors?
Hello Caroline, there are many rental scams on all sites so you should flag them to be removed when you find them. They are usually very low rent prices and from out of country so bewar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Pasadena
Harold morgan, Home Buyer in Pasadena, CA
Harold morgan answered:
How do I find a take over payment from owner home?
I have good credit and im looking for a up stairs,down stairs family home in or around the areas of Pasadena California and the city of whitter
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in Pasadena
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
Illegal garage conversions in Pasadena
HI cypresstree

we have a mortgage program that does not require to be repair or fixed if garage is converted .

good luck

Omar Khamisa
Loan Manager
Omar@MSJMortgage.com
NMLS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Buying in Pasadena
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
I would like to verify a listing at 738 Worcester Ave. I received an email from someone claiming to be the owner of the property.
Hello Debra,

It would be better to contact a real estate professional in Pasadena to help you find home rentals.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in 91104
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
How to buy and sell a home at one time in this market, 2014?
Hello Amy,

I agree with Claudia's answer that a bridge loan may be an option for you however, if you have enough equity on your home you may be able to buy your next home with cash. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in 91104
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
Hi, I am looking to do a lease with a purchase option in Altadena, or Pasadena Ca. Any suggestions on how to get started?
Hello Maya,

The first step is to visit your local bank or a mortgage broker to become pre-approved for a home loan. If you are a first time home buyer you may qualify for an FHA loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Altadena
LeAnn Healy, Real Estate Pro in 91101
LeAnn Healy answered:
What are the premier streets to live on in San Marino, Ca?
Lombardy Rd, Circle Dr, Orlando, Oak Grove, St Albans to name a few
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in 91108
Shannon Chang, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Shannon Chang answered:
Do I need to do a city inspection during escrow if I agreed to a Pasadena Occupancy Inspection waiver?
Yes you do.
Your agent should know this. If they do not, you may not be working with the right person.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Shannon Chang, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Shannon Chang answered:
Best tip for start buying house for Pasadena?
Find an agent you can trust and work with them.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
My husband and I looking to move to the Pasadena/Glendale area soon. We are currently unable to buy but are interested in a rent to own option.
Everyone here is correct about the rent to own being risky. For example the owner of the property could be sued and or have liens put against the property before you could buy it.

Th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Michelle, Home Buyer in Pasadena, CA
Michelle answered:
Discounted REO Properties from Asset Manager through Agents... Armando Montelongo...
Thank you everyone. The advice I received here has been valuable. :)
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
What is the debt to income ratio?
Not all lenders will give you credit for rent from recently acquired rentals but we will. You need a direct seller to Fannie Mae with no overlays and I can help you with that. Don't h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Eddie W de L…, Real Estate Pro in Riverside County, CA
Eddie W de Leon answered:
My credit is in the low 500's. Rent to buy is one of my only options. Are there any available in Sierra Madre, Old Pasadena, Arcadia, Alta Dena area?
I actually have another option and you get to chose the property. Call me and I can explain the details. 951-210-2101

Respectfully

Eddie W de Leon
NMLS 238369
DRE 01393751
1 vote Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Irina Karan answered:
Is there anyway to access previous professional home inspections performed on a home for sale?
This could be done, if the seller agrees to release this info or your agent could work with his/her counterpart (the listing agent) and get this for you. It would be sellers/agents volu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Buying in Pasadena
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