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Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
We are looking for lease with option to buy homes in the Thousand Oaks area. Can anyone tell me a good place to find these homes?
Craigslist.com is one of the better places for lease options.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Rentals in Thousand Oaks
Jeff Smith, Real Estate Pro in 91320
Jeff Smith answered:
My son put an offer on a $330K home. Combined income w/girlfriend is $35k. Has $180K for down. No debts and excellent credit. Mortgage possible?
Hi There- On the surface this looks good and shouldn't be a problem. Why do you think a loan might not be possible ? The key reasons we are denying people on loans are , Poor Credit (6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Financing in Thousand Oaks
Annette E Br…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Annette E Branch answered:
Hello, I have a question about permits.
Unpermitted screened sunroom was added on to a home. What, if any, are the risks of purchasing a home with an unpermitted sunroom?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Buying in 91362
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Is this property worth the price? I mean 1606 Campbell ave in Thousand Oaks, ca 91360
Hello again Wriz:
As mentioned yesterday, "don't expect this one to last long on the market, as there is a pent-up demand of Buyers looking for an Eichler." ---- This particular Eichl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 8, 2012 Market Conditions in Thousand Oaks
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
i want to buy the house in crystal view circle thousand oaks ca , please advise who do i contact , thks Alex.Poole
These "listings" can be a little confusing because the data they show is based on downloaded computer transfers from the county recorders office that doesn’t always include the i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 5, 2012 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
After 2.5 years in a 1960's home that was flipped before purchase: major cracks from window corners. Inspector said no foundation issues? Can I?
Barry is correct, there are several areas affected by cracked SLAB foundation. Some with long and interesting stories. However, you are talking about a raised foundation crack. Your sit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Do Thousand Oaks realtors help find lease to own houses? John
Hi John,
Find yourself some inexpensive housing and then SAVE, SAVE SAVE, until you have between 1% and 5% for a down payment on your 1st home. Stay away from new cars, coffee shops a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 91362
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
where can i find a house for chad and shelby everett?
Try looking in North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village CA.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 28, 2012 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
I am on title only, not on the loan in Calif.. If my husband dies do I have to qualify for a new loan? Can I just continue to make the payments?
I had a case like this 1 year ago. One of my former clients passed away and his wife (who was not on the loan) wanted to retain the property. Luckily my clients decided to Quit Claim hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 12, 2012 Financing in Thousand Oaks
Janey Bishop, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Janey Bishop answered:
how do i file a lispendendes?
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish it might be faster and less expensive to go to small claims
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Home Buying in 91362
Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
Cash offer on short sale that does not meet lender approval?
Curt you were thinking wrong, most asking prices aren't even accepted, that is because the Realtor that listed it had to come up with a price, and that price was not necessarily on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2011 Home Buying in 91360
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
which home warranty co and plan do you recommend for your buyers in California?
Hi, I like Fidelity Home Warranty and AHS/Old Republic.

You are going to find that most of them have very similiar costs, exclusions and optional coverages. However, they can be wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 13, 2011 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
We had the section 1 termite repairs completed, and during the work, a very large section of roof tiles were destroyed. Who pays for this damage?
Dear Adam and Joe, I love that you found each other again on trulia and Adam, I hope that lots of people read your outcome and your decision. This was a "dont sweat the small stuff ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 13, 2011 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Jeff Smith, Real Estate Pro in 91320
Jeff Smith answered:
My husband and I are thinking of flipping a house in the Thousand Oaks, CA area...is now a good time?
Kim-Did you proceed with this ? We have been performing succesfull flips for several years. You will have some that work out great and some that don't work out so great. Typically ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Market Conditions in Thousand Oaks
Ted Mackel, Real Estate Pro in 93065
Ted Mackel answered:
will lis pendens stop title transfer once the property is foreclosed?
I wanted to clear up some information. In California it is very rare to see a Mortgage. We are a Trust Deed State. There is no Judge involved in the foreclosure and no judgement inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2011 Home Buying in 91362
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
what is my condo worth 143 gazania ct, thousand oaks, ca 91362?
The Hillcrest Terrace Townhomes have declined in value, along with the other homes in Ventura County. Currently there are 2 active listings priced from $185-235K. There are options ava ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 2, 2011 Market Conditions in 91362
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Home insurance for fire hazard zone
Glad this was helpful... The number for Farmer's is: 805-777-8912. Your NHD Report (Natural Hazards Disclosure) will address the severity and risk factor for the home's speci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2011 Home Insurance in Thousand Oaks
George Cabre…, Real Estate Pro in Thousand Oaks, CA
George Cabrera answered:
New to area, can I afford to live anywhere between Calabasas and Thousand Oaks (inclusive)? What should be my price range with details given below?
Hi, Shopping4home

A rough estimate would be $2,500 - $2,700 monthly $330,000 - $350,000 sale price. Most lenders prefer your mortgage payment to be a third of your income. Keep in m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 3, 2011 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Can I get an appraisal of my home using Trulia?
Here's the updated quarterly Market Snapshot. It appears the home price range is now in the mid-300s to very low 400s, depending on amenities, location and condition: http://www.t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 20, 2011 Home Selling in Thousand Oaks
Ted Mackel, Real Estate Pro in 93065
Ted Mackel answered:
Can I file a lis pendens without an attorney in CA?
As I understand you would be "Pro Per" or representing yourself.

FYI on a Lis Pendens, be very careful, if you do it wrong the damages are serious business. You will be w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 13, 2011 Home Buying in 91362
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