Our dad moved here at age 65 after our mom died and he had a blast! He said the entire area is a "Senior Retirement" community. He danced with 14 lady friends at our surprise birthday party for him. Life is not boring here for older singles if you get out of your house and join groups and are friendly. I have other retired single friends who love it here too.... more
Hi Annie, if you haven't talked with a mortgage professional about the benfits of buying vs. renting, feel free to give me a call and see how easy it can be to get into a place of your own instead of paying someone else's mortgage. Even if you have rented already, you should talk with someone who will help you layout a game plan towards homeownership.
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Keep in mind that the factors that will determine the difference between asking and sold price will vary by--location, condition, property size, schools, how well was the property priced to begin with, etc.--if you are interested in making an offer, do ask your agent for comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--review the data and make a determination as to a fair offer.... more
My names is Donna McConathy with Century 21 Adobe in Agoura Hills CA. All the areas in this area are great for raising a family. Thousand Oaks, which is the city right next to Westlake Village is rated #7 in America's top safest areas to live. Simi Valley, which is approx 20 minutes from Westlake Village is rated #17 in America's top safest areas. Please let me know what you are looking for in a home (square footage, number of bedroom, etc) and I will be available to help you find the perfect home.
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Hi Donna, as I state in my answer to your first question here:
Assuming you are using CAR's "California Residential Purchase Agreement" (revised 11/07):
Para 14B(1) states how long you have to remove your Investigative contingencies; however, Para 14B(3)iii provides for an extension if Common Interest (CI) disclosures have not been made in the timeline afforded by 14B(1), in which case you have 5 days AFTER you receive these disclosures to remove your Inspection contingencies.
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You should talk to your broker but my guess is that you may have already spoken to your Realtor and are reaching out for other answers. I have clients who entered into a contract over 4 weeks ago that just got the CC&R's yesterday and they are suppose to fund their escrow tomorrow. Well, that just isnt realistic. The delay was caused on the sellers side and we have documented that the documents were requested many times and that the seller and escrow were requested to provide it. This was for an REO purchase so, unfortunately, it is all too common. I hope that your reqeusts for the CC&r's was well documented and a notice to perform can be part of that.
However, you may want to talk to your Realtor about showing good faith and removing the contingencies that are satified. You do not have to remove all contingencies at the same time. The form for contingency removal actually breaks down the contingencies individually or allows you to removal "all except...". So, that may be prudent to combine with the notice to perform.
Of course, I am sharing general knowledge of forms and that delays do occur with HOA documents. So, these are just some ideas that you shoudl discuss with your real estate professional, be it your attorney or Realtor. If you are not getting the answers you need from your Realtor you can always try to reach the brokerage management or Broker of record for the office. They will want you to be satified with your experience as they are ulimately responsible to you. So, try working with your Realtor first but remember that there are additional choices before you get too frustrated. And good luck, I am sure that the documents will show up.... more
Ted, thanks for coming back with a well thought-out and reasonable reply.
I apparently didn't read the same posts that you've read... I think the general consensus was a little "lighter" than your synopsis... in response to the question asked, I think the consensus was "No, having the listing agent present does NOT increase the odds of selling".
And I would agree with you that the situation may change from home to home... some homes truly DO require a listing agent to show them to their best advantage... I agree, no one size fits all...
Regarding the LOCAL agent commenting vs. a Chicago agent responding. Sure, it's always better to have local commentary... local colour is always going to be valuable. However, with a generic question like this one (and it really is a generic question that could be asked about any area of the country) it's easily answered by any agent, in any community...
And, yes, I think it's plainly obvious, since directly below my name it states "Evanston, IL" that I'm truly not soliciting California business. I do not give referrals (and yes, I've been asked) to other areas of the country. I'm not interested in that "referral fee" I might garner for giving them the name of an agent that I've found on the internet.
Furthermore I'm very careful when answering questions from out of my area, especially California, which does things very differently than the rest of the country, to answer only questions that are "generic" or could be applied to everywhere.
I hear what you're saying, Ted... there are lots of agents who "mess it up" by talking too much... or being too "salesman-y" (if that's a word)... and not all agents are as circumspect about their advice on Trulia and elsewhere... we DO need to be very careful out there. But don't be so quick to paint all out of state agents with the same brush. As you so correctly pointed out, and I agree, "no one-size fits all".... more
Thanks for providing more information on your property. So much so, that we as agents, have actually figured out which listing is yours. Your home presents a unique scenario. I say that because there aren't that many homes like yours in the area. If we reach out a little further, you might be able to find manufactured homes, but none as new as yours.
And to that extent, I have created a graph that shows you the trend of DOM for manufactured homes in all of Conejo Valley. Simply doing Westlake (because there are so few) will not provide an accurate analysis as there will be holes in the data. You can view the graph here:
The current DOM for the month of August is about 100 days. You can loosely, base the length of your sale on that time. As the other agents have mentioned, if you need to sell quicker, you might want to consider lowering the price.
Hope this helps and good luck!... more
I see that you are looking for homes in the Westlake area. According to our MLS data, we show that the average Days On Market for ALL (detached & attached) homes is about 103 for the month of August.
Detached: 100 DOM
Attached: 107 DOM
If you would like more specific data that inlcudes bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage, please indicate and I will be happy to provide that stats for you.... more
There is a great 2+1 on Kirkford Way in Westalke Village renting for $1,695. Does this work with your price range? Feel free to fill out a tenant request form on AcesRentals.com if you are still in the market, won't cost you a thing.