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Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
How is the 91406 area of Van Nuys? West of the 405 and north of victory, on Woodley Ave, is it safe, nice, not as bad as the rest of Van Nuys?
The area you described is Lake Balboa city( W of 405 and S of Saticoy, N of Victory), . It is a nice smaller community. There is a link on the boundaries of LB: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Quality of Life in 91406
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
Hi we need a 203k lender who accepts scores 620 and above in California. Can anyone recommend a good one please.?
Hi Elen

give us a call we have low fico 203k program


Omar Khamisa
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 Home Buying in 91406
Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Ben Vorspan asked:
Anyone know what they're building on the large lot at the corner of Van Nuys and Oxnard, in Van Nuys? It used to be several buildings, including a United Rentals facility. Looks like they're combining lots. Maybe another car dealership?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Van Nuys
Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Ben Vorspan answered:
do you think, demand for housing will remain strong through 2013?
This question was asked a while back, and now we see that demand remained high for quite some time -- well into the summer.

We're finding that prices have stabilized and demand is st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Home Buying in Van Nuys
tallentrea, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, CA
tallentrea answered:
Can I ask an applicant, one who may rent an apartment in one of my buildings, for a copy of their social security card and drivers license?

You are allowed to request that information on the rental application. Also, you may request to verify the documents. I'm assuming that someone with nothing to hide and who wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Van Nuys
s.billingsley, Both Buyer and Seller in Van Nuys, CA
s.billingsley answered:
Can you trade a home for another? No down payments, etc. Just a staight trade?
Yes, it is a common practice to barter, trade, or swap your home for another.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in Van Nuys
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
how to find out if a condo complex is FHA approved?
Hi, You can visit this link...

0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Home Buying in Van Nuys
Guillermo Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Van Nuys, CA
Guillermo Martinez answered:
What does HOA fee $401/month cover?
HOA fees May very depending on the complex some will cover pool maintenance if there is any,water,and any damage on the outside of the building so pretty much is to maintain the buildin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Market Conditions in Van Nuys
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Two of us were asked to house sit a property as the owner had found a new one and was moving on. His property was supposedly in a short sale and they
Hi mtdhomeownergoal,

Here a few links you might want to review to get a better understanding of your options:

CA's "Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act" - need to know info!
ht ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Foreclosure in 91405
Jhon Cordova, Real Estate Pro in Granada Hills, CA
Jhon Cordova answered:
After signed off on the short sale approvals from the banks, please let me know what I, the buyer, have to expect to do more from the listing agent?

It's a great time to get a loan right now, low interests rate and low home prices. Couldn't ask for anything else.

Regarding the short sale, the listing agent should be ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Home Buying in 91405
Anthony A, Both Buyer and Seller in Los Angeles County, CA
Anthony A answered:
Can I turn a garage into a rec room in the City of Los Angeles?
Are Yo ready for NEW counter tops ???
Don't risk your money with low quality work.
Let me know what You need ...
My name is ANTHONY and I can give Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Design & Decor in Van Nuys
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
how are market conditions in van nuys east/west in the last 2 months? are prices going down or are they flat?
so, now it is 2012 and all is changed: inventory is low, prices up a little bit, houses/condos are sold fast(huge number of short sales are sitting there as "Active'' or ''Backup'' for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Market Conditions in 91406
Peter Wassil…, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Peter Wassileff answered:
I have placed about five offers over the last 3 months in the San Fernando Valley. However, I keep getting
I experience this issue with ever offer made.
There is a strategy that works very well
Contact me for more info
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in 91406
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What type of crimes?
Hi Lora,

Take a look at Trulia's Crime Maps to get a better sense of what is happening in the area:

I actually g ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Crime & Safety in Van Nuys
Roy Lhanie &…, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Roy Lhanie & Associates answered:
I have an 80/20.1st w/Chase for $423,200.2nd w/Franklin Credit for $95,273.My home is worth $300,000.Loans are fixed for 5 more years.Any suggestions?
I would def. consider a short sale. You might be eligible for some relocation assistance as well. Please call me or my team to help you with this. Thanks!

Roy Lhanie
Realtor, REO S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Foreclosure in Van Nuys
Angela.alonz…, Renter in Simi Valley, CA
Angela.alonzoh asked:
Lease with option to buy anywhere between Van Nuys and Simi Valley, CA. Hi!

My name is Angela. My family is a family of 3 and a dog. We are looking for a house with a yard. We would prefer 2 bedrooms or more. We can afford up to about $1000 a month but cannot…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Home Buying in Van Nuys
Hass, Home Buyer in 91405
Hass asked:
can i get a mortgage when i am working abroad? I am a Green Card holder who worked in LA for 2 years, started a job in New Zealand 3 month ago. Can I get a mortgage in USA to buy a house?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 29, 2012 Home Buying in 91405
Donne Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Donne Knudsen answered:
how much money should I put down if my score is 600 and I do not have a steady job ( student) but I have cash?
Sophiaolga - Without a verifiable source of income, you are not really a good candidate for a mortgage loan. In order to pay your mortgage, you will need to prove to the lender that yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 2, 2011 Home Buying in Van Nuys
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Is it smart to buy out the house and have no mortgage? If I purchase a condo for $ 120,000 cash ? What will be my taxes? Any big dissanvantages?
Shop around first. You have some cash and that resonates well with lenders. Find the one that will give you the best deal. It's all about leverage and your ability to handle the mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 2, 2011 Home Buying in Van Nuys
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