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Hartono, Other/Just Looking in Washington, DC
Hartono answered:
hi my name is david and i just recently won a bid online and my broker/agent(real estate investment firm)telling me that i didn't win bank rejected?
There may be a few other factors that affected the bank rejection. Which auction did you go through? What is the address of the property you "won" and what was your winning bid amount? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Brad Neumann…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Brad Neumann - NMLS 948036 answered:
What do you foresee our real estate market is heading in West San Gabriel Valley in 2003? Inventories & Interest are at ALL time low...
It's a great time to buy. For mortgage help, call or email for a free pre-approval in less than 10 minutes. We lend our own money and are licensed in 49 states and you can apply online ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 15, 2013 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
Can a seller back out the deal after the buyer pays the earnest deposit?
If we have a contingency like this, typically when could we start the escrow? Immediately after accepted offer
What's the reasonable time that we should give to the seller to find the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in 91775
Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
How do I know the CC&Rs from HOA in escrow are the current governing document? Shouldn't they be certified by the HOA?
Well I guess technically, you don't. However, if they are being given to you by the HOA through their agent, they would be committing fraud if they were giving you something that is not ... more
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Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
When buying a new home, what upgrades do you go for? In your opinion what holds the most value? e.g. Extra bedroom, upgrade kitchen, new appliance?
Size always matters! Here's a list of remodel projects that homeowners and buyers are likely to find valuable:


• Add a bedroom: Three- and four-bedroom homes are most desira ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Jerry T.J. S…, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Jerry T.J. Sun answered:
Can I obtain a copy of the CC&R for a townhouse I'm interested in buying before making an offer. The
Yes...you can get a copy of both CC&R of a town home from the HOA. You can find out the HOA contact info. from your realtor or ask one of the residence in the same complex. It is a pu ... more
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Jerry T.J. S…, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Jerry T.J. Sun answered:
How do I get a copy of the CC&R and or HOA's for my neighborhood? I know we were given one 17 years ago but I have know idea where I put it.
You can always ask your HOA for a copy...Typically HOA will charge you a "Service Fee".
If you want to save some money, you can always ask your neighbor if they have a copy and copy it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
Looking for a fully remodeled totally handicap accessible home in San Gabriel Valley area of CA. Need 3brms, garage. Must be more-in ready.
I am about to renovate and add onto a home in the City of Temple City that when ready will have 3 bedrooms. It will be 1,600SF and a nice yard (lot size right under 7,000sf). It will b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Ben Sawyer, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Ben Sawyer answered:
Made an offer to an agent for a short sale. Stated that they would only send our offer to the bank if we paid buyer 10,000 to move. What should we do?
I'm interpreting your question differently than the others. If you are unrepresented by an agent, is the agent you reference asking for a $10K payment to represent you in this transacti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 7, 2012 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Donne Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Donne Knudsen answered:
What is the difference? My new loan states that my apr is going to be 6.18% and my interest rate is 5.00%
Kathleen - I was going to say the same thing as Gregorio. Depending on what your fees and costs are, a difference between a 5% rate and a 6.18% APR may or may not be that unusual. As ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 6, 2011 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Question on short sale - The first buyers backed out while in the process, I'm next in line, the backup offer
12 days for appraisal & loan contingency? Yeesh, that is very quick, especially since the appraisal can't be completed until you have short sale approval (the appraiser needs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in San Gabriel
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Voices Member answered:
Hi! I would like to know how is the auction on the property work, I need more detail, thanks
Annie,

I specialize in Trustee Sales which are courthouse auctions. I would be happy to share the details with you on our program. We also are one of the few people that can provide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in San Gabriel
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How can I find out if the garage is included in haibitable square footage or not?
Ask your agent to pull up the county tax records. It will show what the City shows as permitted square footage. You can measure the house and then determine if the garage is shown. G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Kathleen Mue…, Real Estate Pro in San Gabriel, CA
Kathleen Mueller answered:
How much is the property tax rate in San Gabriel? Also is there any city inspection in SG? Thanks!
The property tax BASE rate is 1% of the sales price plus assessments, voted indebtedness, etc. A fair rule of thumb is an additional .25% of sales price for these. Therefore, figure 1.2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Utility pole on the driveway of a house.
Dear Annie,
If you noticed it, and didn't care for it...others will notice it also. I wouldn't say it's a plus for a property, but by the same token, I doubt it would gr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 31, 2010 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Eric J Soder…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Eric J Soderlund answered:
broker disclosed the banks asking price (200) for a short sale after we had agreed on sale price (270)? is this right?
Whose broker? yours or theirs? How far into escrow are you? Are you in the contingency stage? Your agent/broker should be able to make this right. Also, what will the home appraise for? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 18, 2010 Home Buying in San Gabriel
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
Is the CC&R a public document that can be requested from the city?
Hi Pamunozzz,

As long as the CC & R's have been recorded against the property at the county recorder's office, they would be public record and can be obtained by anyone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 26, 2010 Home Buying in San Gabriel
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
utility pole on driveway of house
Dear Anne,
It's so interesting that you would bring this up, as I was just talking to a friend who owns property in Manhattan Beach with the exact problem. Yes it is annoying, but buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in San Gabriel
M.D.J, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
M.D.J answered:
8K credit..
Yes you can still qualify for a home loan by yourself or with your g/f. Proof of who is paying your sister loan will be needed.

Yes, you can both claim your portion of the deducti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2009 Home Buying in San Gabriel
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