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Deborah Rich…, Real Estate Pro in 91423
Deborah Richetta Simon answered:
Why might properties listed for sale in the local MLS not show up on Trulia?
Adding listings to Trulia or any other multi-purpose site is called 'syndicating' and is left to the discretion of the Brokerage. Most have taken advantage of this add-on marketing str ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 General Area in 90404
Kathleen (Ka…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen (Kat) Becker answered:
is this a family friendly neighborhood?
Santa Monica caters to families and people of all statures. There are many great parks and open spaces, including the beach. It's a great place to raise kids! But check it out for yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Crime & Safety in Wilshire Montana
Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
Open House vs. MLS when leasing a family home
Craiglist and Westside Rentals are excellent for putting up your rental listing, If you have the experience and time then you don't need an agent, otherwise it's a good idea to let an A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 General Area in 90405
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Sale falls through and house is taken off market.
Yes the Brokers (buyer agent and listing agent) will both get their commissions if a buyer was brought through who now wants to "make a deal" with you. The term is "procuring cause" and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 General Area in Santa Monica
Brett Daniels, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Brett Daniels answered:
CA RE Brokerage Exam Prep Course
Thank you everyone for your responses. Passed first time out. Used the CD Series from Allied Schools. http://www.alliedschools.com/

Began 30 days early. Did one chapter daily, the CD ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 General Area in 90403
James, Home Owner in Los Angeles, CA
James answered:
what does a hangup crime means?
when a crime is noted as "hang up" it means whoever dialled 911 did not complete their call. They hung up. Nothing more.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Crime & Safety in Pico
Elizabeth So…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Elizabeth Sorgen answered:
Walking on Streets-W. Olympic and S. Bundy Drive
Walking at 10:00pm alone anywhere can be a risky proposition. I would be cautious and on guard. Maybe walking early morning may be nicer. Good luck with walking.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Crime & Safety in Santa Monica
Jessica Carr…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Jessica Carrillo answered:
Is it fairly common to have short-term rentals (eg, serviced apartment-style or vacation rentals) in Santa Monica?
Here is an article from the Santa Monica Daily Press about illegal vacation rentals in Santa Monica and the fines the city was imposing. http://www.smdp.com/Articles-c-2011-07-11-7217 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Sunpark
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
Besides Westside Rentals and Craigs list where can I find rental properties for Ocean Park?
Hi! Vanessa...

Ocean Park is a small neighborhood.
Your best bet would be to cycle around the area calling on the "for rent" signs.

Best….

Jodi Summers
The SoCal Inves ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Moving in Ocean Park
Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Heather Paul answered:
Interested in renting. Any specific areas to look for a one bedroom apartment that accepts small dogs? Santa Monica doesn't seem to be dog
Santa Monica is very dog friendly, it just depends upon your price range. Try craigslist but use caution or hire a local Realtor.

Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Moving in Santa Monica
Kathleen (Ka…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen (Kat) Becker answered:
Can a HOA in California legally prevent a home owner from having an "Estate" or "Moving Sale" from inside their home?
Hi Doreen:

It all depends on you CC& R's and local laws pertaining to any Neighborhood Association or City Ordinance. The HOA may prohibit any foot traffic from any busines ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 6, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 90403
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Im working with agent saw a home got excited called listing agent to show house w/o informing my agent. What should I do now? Canx the showing?
Tazmore,

Although you're probably better served by having your agent handle these things for you, there's nothing wrong with you contacting the agent to see the property. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2011 General Area in Santa Monica
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
What is the proper etiquette dealing with an agent's help with a home purchase?
Dear Larry,
The buyer agent is paid at closing. We are paid a percentage of the listing agents commission unless another arrangement has been made between you. You can really help your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2011 General Area in Santa Monica
Mimi Davies, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Mimi Davies answered:
In Fung Shui, how do you determine the "FACE" direction of the front door?
I Highly recommend Jennifer Bonetto, an amazing Classical Feng Shui Master in Los Angeles (realfengshuisoulutions.com)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 28, 2011 Curb Appeal in Santa Monica
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Do we comp the agent who worked on our behalf to buy a short sale home even though his fee is paid by the lender?
Larry,

Over the years many grateful clients have brought us expensive bottles of champagne (one brought a whole case), nice dinners, etc... but in reality a fantastic review and proa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 General Area in Santa Monica
Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Heather Paul answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Santa Monica?
Yes, Santa Monica is very dog friendly. Here is the link to the local parks here in Santa Monica:
http://www01.smgov.net/parks/ Here is another useful link: http://www01.smgov.net/com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Parks & Recreation in Santa Monica
Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Heather Paul answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Santa Monica?
Santa Monica is a great place to live. It has some of the best shopping in the world, restaurants, some of the best night clubs in Southern California, the 3rd Street Promenade has now ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 28, 2010 Entertainment & Nightlife in Santa Monica
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Family friendly neighborhoods near Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a nice area for families, but the area can be pricey so you do need an experienced agent who can guide you.
There is a website with local information called www.locali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
Cost of living comparison between Santa Monica, Ca and Gloucester County (washington twp), NJ?
Hi Paul,

Check out this site - you might find it interesting - it will allow you to calculate cost of living comparisons between cities:

http://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-cal ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 General Area in 90403
Jim Brunet, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jim Brunet answered:
There's a property in Santa Monica that is being listed for $299,000, CASH only. Tenant occupied.
I don't know the TORCA code on that particular detail but I seriously doubt that the Santa Monica Rent Control Board would countenance evicting a widow because she wasn't signatory to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 27, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica
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