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Rudy R. McDo…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Rudy R. McDowell answered:
lenders please help shed some light here. 60% down and still can't get my loan.
Depeche

If the business you just brought will be your primary source of income, and you have more than 25% interest in it, Fannie Mae/Conventional guidelines stipulate that you need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 25, 2010 Financing in Santa Monica
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is the best area to live in Santa Monica for public schools?
Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective and what's good for one may not necessarily be the case for another--consider visiting the school district(s), ask for a tour of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 27, 2010 Rentals in Sunpark
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
we left the condo 18 months before it forclose i did'nt pay my HOA coz we are no longer leaving in that house. now 2 years after forclosure we
See a real estate lawyer.

HOAs and condo associations like to do that. And they're often within their rights to do so. (You were still the owner, and thus were obligated to pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 26, 2011 Foreclosure in 90403
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
listing agreement expires during escrow
No, it does not mean it has to close within that period--the agent is entitled to his/her commission anyway, and if you have an executed contract, signed by all parties and money was ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Monica
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Do mobile homes generally appreciate in value? In other words, are they a good investment?
Trailers and double wides both go DOWN in value. They are a depreciating asset and after 5 years are a lot harder to finance and after 20 years (maybe a bit less) are almost impossible ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 13, 2010 Home Buying in Pico
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Commercial agent/brokers:I'm looking for an exclusive commercial real estate property. Preferrable not listing in the los angeles westside
Dear Ikem,
I'm not grasping your question. Are you looking for an unlisted commercial property 5-7SF? Warehouse or Retail?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Bob Movin-On, Real Estate Pro in Hartford, CT
Bob Movin-On answered:
My foreclosure date is March 11, 2010 but we're moving out on February 6.
Sorry you could not work things out with the bank. HOA dues should be the last thing you pay they come after the bank and unless they want to do their own foreclosure and pay the first ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 26, 2011 Foreclosure in 90403
Aaron Mirsky, Real Estate Pro in 90403
Aaron Mirsky answered:
Is there any rule when the escrow needs to be closed after court confirmation day in the probate sale?
Hi Thomas,

I don't believe there is a rule that determines the length of escrow. Generally speaking, the shorter the escrow, the more competitive the offer. The executor might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 15, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Emily S. Kne…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Emily S. Knell answered:
When is the escrow opened in a probate sale with a court confirmation? When the title search needs to be started? Thomas California
Escrow could be opened once you have an acceptance from the owner or executor, even though the sale is still subject to court confirmation. There should be an attorney assigned to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 15, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is there anyplace I can purchase property witihin 30 minutes drive time to the Beverly Center for payments totaling $1200 a month?
Hello B.
You can see all properties for sale in that general area from my website below. No obligation or cost.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Going Green in Santa Monica
Yvonne Ferna…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Yvonne Fernandes answered:
I'm interested in this TIC property http://www.trulia.com/property/1092134016-822-3rd-St-4-Santa-Monica-CA-90403I'm looking for an
Tenants in common (TIC) are investors who share an undivided interest in a particular property. If you are considering a venture of this nature, it is wise to seek the advice of legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 21, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Bonnie Scrib…, Real Estate Pro in Fullerton, CA
Bonnie Scribner answered:
http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/Santa_Monica,CA/365_pr/4_p/#for_sale/Santa_Monica,CA/CONDO_type/30000-50000_price/Please advise me thru email
I sent you an email through your profile on Trulia. Please contact me directly at 714.296.0513 if you don't receive it. I didn't see your email above.
Bonnie Scribner, RE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Bentley Advi…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Bentley Advisors answered:
Can an alien on working visa own a property in America?
Yes. A non-permanent resident alien on an H1B work visa may own property. As a matter of fact, foreign nationals w/ no visa may "own" property in America. If you're as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
robbie sikora, Real Estate Pro in 90049
robbie sikora answered:
Besides Westside Rentals and Craigs list where can I find rental properties for Ocean Park?
good afternoon vanessa,

the two resources you mentioned are the most widely used for this area. depending on the size of the property or the rental amount, other resources could be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Moving in Ocean Park
Megan Whalen, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Megan Whalen answered:
Family friendly neighborhoods near Santa Monica
Nestor,

Sunset Park is a great family friendly neighborhood. (90405) I specialize in the neighborhood and live in it too.

Feel free to contact me and we can discuss your options ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
Is it unethical for a real estate agent/broker to steal a prospective purchaser away from another agent. The
Hi Stephenj,

Yes, this would most certainly be considered unethical. Whenever I am speaking to anyone who may be a prospective client, asks me to help them view a propert, etc., I A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Andrew Jones…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, CA
Andrew Jones (310)399-3740 answered:
Seeking an agent experienced in rentals in the Santa Monica area.
Hi J. David,

Take a look at my website. I'm an L.A. native, based in Venice Beach (about 2 miles from the pier.)
I don't think it will be necessary to make your client drive 30 mile ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 For rent in Santa Monica
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
Cost of living comparison between Santa Monica, Ca and Gloucester County (washington twp), NJ?
Hi Paul,

Check out this site - you might find it interesting - it will allow you to calculate cost of living comparisons between cities:

http://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-cal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 General Area in 90403
Ben Nicolas, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Ben Nicolas answered:
DO I HAVE TO CONTINUE PAYING HOME OWNER'S INSURANCE AND ASSOCIATION FEE IF I AM FORECLOSING MY HOUSE?
you are supposed to yes, if you are living there and using community resources it is very unfair to the rest of the homeowners for you to be living there and not paying...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 20, 2011 Foreclosure in 90403
Jim Brunet, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jim Brunet answered:
There's a property in Santa Monica that is being listed for $299,000, CASH only. Tenant occupied.
The most important part of TORCA left standing after various court decisions is that a tenant in a TORCA unit can not be evicted when an owner buys the property, even if the Buyer wants ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 27, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica
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