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Ron Escobar,…, Real Estate Pro in 90019
Ron Escobar, Broker answered:
I am looking for brokers, consultants, general contractor to build a house in Hollywood Hills.
I am all of those, and a good friend of mine is an architect currently building two houses in the Hollywood Hills.

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Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
I am intrested in buying condos in Long Beach for under $100,000.00 as investment to hold and rent for about 7 years, I s this a good investment?
Hi Lauren,
Depends on where in Long Beach you're considering and the size. It's good to invest in real estate, best to invest in 2+2 units and with as little deferred maintenance as po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How much will it cost to add a secondary story to a 1000 sq house. The house was built in 1950s.
There is no reasonable way for anyone here to answer a question like this, there is no set cost because it could be easy or it could be hard. You need to get a contractor to visit the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 2, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Lola Joyner, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, CA
Lola Joyner answered:
Is a one bedroom condo a good investment in Torrance? What area? Desperate to buy a reasonably priced condo.
Hello...
Always a good idea to invest in real estate, Feel free to contact me and Ill be happy to help you with what you are looking for.

Real Estate Agent
Lola Joyner
818.813.42 ... more
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SERGEY FEDNOV…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
In an escrow state - what is the closing or settlement date? Is it when the bank funds the loan in escrow? Or when the escrow company disburses fund
When escrow closed and settled you will receive a HUD1 Closing Statement which will have official closing date on it - You can use this date.

Hope this info will help you!



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0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Is a lender required to send appraisal to buyer?
The buyer is the one who purchases the appraisal so in my opinion they are the only one that should receive it and decide who they want to see it. The seller does not have a right or ne ... more
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SERGEY FEDNOV…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
How do I buy a home in Las Angeles bad credit?
You can purchase with cash!

Or you can purchase and finance with a larger downpayment (30-50% depending on your particular situation and property itself).



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SERGEY FEDNOV…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
Good school district LA area
Dear Weili Sun!!!

Heres a link to LA county school ratings: http://www.school-ratings.com/counties/Los_Angeles.html


Hope this info will help you!




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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
if buying a short sale house, can I still have walk away if find a big problem of house after Home Inspection
Hi Donny,

If you have a home inspection contingency and haven't removed it (in writing) then you can cancel contract if the seller/bank won't do the repairs you want done.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Home Buying in 90008
Scott Strang, Real Estate Pro in North Reading, MA
Scott Strang answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
1) Find a professional buyer agent to help you
2) Find or have your agent find you the home
3) Make an offer
4) Seller accepts
5) Do home inspection
6) Package is submitted to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in 90008
Scott Strang, Real Estate Pro in North Reading, MA
Scott Strang answered:
Where can I find a current count of notices of defaults filed?
There are 3rd party sites that offer this but it costs about $50 per month and I do not want to advertise for them on this forum. Notice of default in this area are public record but se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in 90008
Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
Short term rental before buying ?
Not a stupid question! :) You might be able to negotiate a six month lease. Most rentals will not do less that that, but you never know... it doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks!
Sinead McA ... more
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Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Is CHDAP program still suspended? As of January 25,2013 this program was suspended but was told today it's not is that true?
I was told the same information (suspended then restored) by one of my lenders.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
what do u guys think?
you should have had your own representation.
why that seems like a huge negative to some I'll never know...its for your benefit. sellers agent is looking out for the seller, who"s look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in 90023
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
I leased a home a few months ago and never got a mold disclosure and I found out I have black mold. Can I get out of my lease?
Hi jackievanka:

Mold is a health and safety issue. I would also suggest you start with speaking with your Landlord; however, I would do so AFTER reviewing the following document pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
i recently entered a lease and was told I could move in all was signed. After a week the husband tells me its not valid due to him not signing.
Realtors do not answer questions about LEGAL issues;
That said; you should be ok, especially in California.

BUT,
You haven't moved in, and you've already got a BIG RED FLAG!
Are y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Christopher Rosiak answered:
When buying a multi-family property to live in (duplex or house with back apartment) does the potential income factor in to the loan amount?
The potential income will allow you to offset your Debt to income ratio. It can potentially increase your prospective loan amount. Call me if you need some help. We have a team of assoc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Douglas Perez…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Douglas Perez (213) 200-7114 answered:
who pay city/county tax stamps?
Customarily, the seller pays them.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
Do you have any lease with option to buy properties?
Lease with option is very rare if at all. It's a sellers market and there a a shortage of inventory in most LA areas. The only time this option may be considered by a seller is if there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 16, 2013 Home Buying in 90036
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
If I filed formal extension request but the bank failed to respond within the time frame, am I entitled to automatic extension?
Hi Dave,

If all parties did not sign the extension and the closing date has passed, there is no longer a contract. Your Realtor should have made sure the extension was signed prior ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
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