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Marty Walker, Real Estate Pro in Marina del Rey, CA
Marty Walker answered:
With the new Expo line being built, what will be its affect on home prices?
Yes, it will absolutely push up your condo's value. People who are forward-looking drawn to urban living very much appreciate having easy access to transportation, dining, shopping ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Alex Nesic, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Alex Nesic answered:
I'm looking to invest into a multi-unit building as an investment within the L.A. area. Looking for an agent who is well experienced with investors.
Hi, I would love to speak to you further about your interest in income properties in person as there is much to discuss. I work out of the top producing office in the nation which gra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in 90017
Alyce Ayling, Home Buyer in Menifee, CA
Alyce Ayling answered:
Realtor required us to complete escrow in less than a month, a lot of contradictions as to why...
Continuation of the question: Our lender and realtor do not understand the reason for all the rush & neither do we. We were led to believe it was the "mean bank". But that doesn't m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in 90012
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
After my loan was FULLY approved, I received an email telling me that it got pulled for a quality audit 4 days before closing!! Is this right? Legally
Lsavona,
I'm not an attorney, but I've heard of this happening before and I'm not aware of any law against it. A loan isn't finally really approved until it's funded and closed. I'v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Buying in 90006
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can teh husband sign he loan docs on wife's behalf with peoper poa.?
You know the answer to this, before you ask it:
The Title Companies make it so easy on you, why don't you ask for their help?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 24, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
A 3rd bedroom is in the basement and doesn't have windows but has a door to the garage. Is this a legal bedroom? Redondo Beach
Does it show in the title records? What's the address? Post it here with your question and ill post the title info.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Mark Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Mark Anderson answered:
Does anyone have verified bulk REO buyers who need product?
Hi Chris,

Yes, I have a bulk buyer. What do you have?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Erik Bottema, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Erik Bottema answered:
Hi, I recently canceled an escrow, and now our broker tells us that we have to pay 1%of the total worth of the house as a cancellation fee is it true?
Without seeing the contract or if you had contingencies we cant help. plus we cannot give legal advice. small claims might be an opinon if seller holds deposit. next time contact me at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 24, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sona Gallatin answered:
A refund has been made to the previous owner (HUD) for a payment that was not yet done. Does Escrow has access to the Tax files?
Escrow has whatever you have in your file, if you recently purchased the home in question you should have information in your prelim.section.
But your question is confusing, what' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Ron Escobar,…, Real Estate Pro in 90019
Ron Escobar, Broker answered:
how much does it cost for a bug tent to kill termites & ants?
it depends on the size of the property.... a smaller 1200 sq ft home should be under $3k.

You should get a couple of estimates by a reputable licensed termite company provided by you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Where are the best communities to live in or around Manhattan Beach, CA where schools (middle & high) are excellent?
Hi Clair,
I usually refer these types of questions to websites that rate the different schools. The one to look at is www.greatschools.org. You should be able to get all the informatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
devang026, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
devang026 answered:
which are the few best buildings in los angeles downtown which i should be looking to buy a condo/loft ?
yes also who is an expert broker in downtown la for condo/lofts?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is there a way to find the !st and 2nd TD balance on a default property, pending foreclosure?
Of course but that is personal information to post on a public forum? What is the purpose of this info?

Are you in the market to purchase right now? Have you been pre-approved? Do y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
If renting a property to a tenant, almost half of the merchandise gets stolen, am I obligated to give back the security deposit?
Depends on how the security deposit was structured. If it included a clause for lost or stolen goods probably not.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can a realtor keep your earnest money if both parties have signed a release?
That DEPOSIT money is a very serious responsibility:
You might compain to the BROKER, and you might file a complaint with the local MLS. In the extreme; you could compain to the State ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Buying in 90066
Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
How does a prospective home buyer find out what the local property taxes will be?
Hello,
Property taxes are approx 1.25% of the purchased price.
Please feel free to contact me directly for more info.
Best,
Susan Bo'ur
Realtor Coldwell Banker
Susan@BeverlyH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Marty Walker, Real Estate Pro in Marina del Rey, CA
Marty Walker answered:
what if offer is accepted but buyer cant get a loan.?
You should have a loan contingency in your contract. If you haven't given your deposit to escrow yet, then issue a cancellation form (the seller will also need to sign it) and move ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in 90024
Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
Seller accepted my offer, but banks won't give me a loan. What are my obligations now. The offer/contract states that I've to make 8K initial deposit
It all depends on how the contract was written. I would advise you to consult with your Realtor ASAP as time is of the essence!
Thanks!
Sinead McAllister
Broker
McAllister Homes Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 Home Buying in 90024
Garrett Hess, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, Los Angeles...
Garrett Hess answered:
Downtown LA Lofts - Purchase Question
Hey Lin,

Get ready to be bombarded with agents on here! Every agent/broker is different. There is no "standard" per say, but it may be more common. if he isn't willing to help y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
Can a seller accept a back-up offer without accepting a primary offer first?
Just because it still shows as active does not mean another offer wasn't accepted. Although most MLS rules require listing agents to change status within 48-72 hours, many agents don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in 90067
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