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M.D.J, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
M.D.J answered:
I have a house in a trust. How can I get a loan on a house in a trust to buy out shared beneficiary?
The easiest way would be for you to qualify for a cash out refinance to pay off the other beneficiaries and then put the house back in the trust (most likely now modified)

Any furher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Financing in 90405
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
condo with street parking only, buy or not?
If your condo is west of LIncoln Blvd. parking can be difficult.
Best….

Jodi Summers
Sotheby’s International Realty
jodi@jodisummers.com
www.SoCalGreenRealEstateBlog ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
Do I have to pay the HOA fees, after foreclosure and after bank has placed property for sale? Who owns condo?
The name on title is the entity that owes the fees.
As the property is already in foreclosure, if the HOA has hired an attorney to collect the unpaid fees, the attorney is able to put ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Foreclosure in 90403
Diamondc, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Diamondc answered:
I have 1,200,000 in cash. I will have $5,000 a month in income. How expensive a house can I afford?
i would say in the region of 50 - 100k
:-)
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 7, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
What is crime like in Santa Monica?
Get all the info @ the Santa Monica Police Department's crime mapping website

http://gismap.santa-monica.org/crimeviewcommunity/

One of many nice things about the City of Santa Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 25, 2009 Crime & Safety in Santa Monica
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
How and where do I find out about short sales? My family and I are looking to buy.
Email me @ jodi@jodisummers.com and I'll send you some detailed information that I share with my clients regarding the short sale process. It's too detailed for this short format.

Be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Michael Barr…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Michael Barron answered:
making an offer on a short sale
Hi there Jerati. My advice is to consult with a professional Realtor who works with short sales. They can be very rewarding for buyers but also can be very frustrating if you are not f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
we have just opened escrow, and we are waiting on the apprasial, can our realtor,also sellers realtor
Yes, the Realtor can continue to market the property as long as it is clear that they are marketing for back up offers.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Mission Viejo…, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
In the state of California, can I switch my buyer's agent during the Escrow process?
You can't change agents at this time but you can go over he/she's head . The broker of the company where your agent works is responsible and you can tell him what is going on.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 90404
David Chambe…, Other/Just Looking in Saint Petersburg, FL
David Chamberlain answered:
Is there an agent in Los Angeles who is worth the commission?
Then do it unrepresented and let the listing agent get the money. I don't know what benefit that would be to you but its your choice.

I am not in your area but would not help anyone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in 90401
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
I am looking for an licensed appraiser who can appraise a TIC duplex on a double R3 lot in zip code 90405 two
Pam,

Check out the link below. Good luck.

http://www.zillow.com/directory/90405/appraiser?frmsrch=true
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Home Selling in 90405
Monique &…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Looking for realtor to show MLS #: 09_345675 this sunday morning in west la
Hello Kflagg,

I have arranged to see it. I think it's a great deal so it might be smart to see it before the open house. Please give me a call at 323.899.2900 or email mcarrabba@kw.c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 25, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Monica
M.D.J, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
M.D.J answered:
Would like to refinance my house Santa Monica owe 150K, my fico is about 750. Current apr is 5.75 for 30 yrs
Good idea, though your current rate is pretty good already and with what you owe the payment difference might not be very much. Just make sure to take into consideration the total cos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2009 Financing in 90405
Daniel Monroe, Both Buyer and Seller in 66048
Daniel Monroe answered:
Proper Etiquette dealing with Real Estate Agent situation?
Certainly, you did all the leg work and found the property. Any decent agent would be willing to drop the commission by 1%. If the agent does not agree, keep in mind that you are not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica
Sandra Miller, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Sandra Miller answered:
CA RE Brokerage Exam Prep Course
Hi Brett - A few people in my office are using Kaplan Schools to prep for the broker exam. You can take all 8 required courses plus the exam review day before the actual exam. Hope th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 General Area in 90403
David, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
David answered:
Posting MLS listings on Agent Site
Tom is called broker reciprocity if you decide to purchase an idx link for your website.

You need written permission from every agent that agrees to let you advertise their property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Selling in Santa Monica
Dana Ehrlich, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Dana Ehrlich answered:
How do I find out the name and number of the person who runs 417 Ocean Park Ave Apartments in Santa Monica?
Hi Brian,

I beleive the company managing the new apartements is APT Investing or Keller Williams Commercial Division. Either way I would contact David Berg at 310.295.0068. I hope t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2008 How To... in Santa Monica
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I was wondering if you could give me more information on the amount and length of lease for the property
Hi Candice,
I checked out the address you gave me but it is not listed for lease. If you would like to check for other property for lease in Santa Monica you can access that from my w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2009 General Area in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Jodi Summers answered:
I was wondering if you could give me more information on the amount and length of lease for the property
I'm guessing you're talking about renting an apartment.
In Santa Monica, Initial lease term is generally one year, and then you go on month to month.
Rent increases are dictated by th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2008 General Area in Santa Monica, CA
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