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Robert Chome…, Other/Just Looking in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Can anyone refer me to a creative Mortgage Broker in my area?
I would be happy to talk to you if you would like.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Financing in Encino
Lena  Samigo…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Lena Samigoullina answered:
How can I found out if property I like will be qualified for 3% down (as I first time buyer)?
You need to work with an agent who will be able to tell you if the property can be purchased with an FHA loan or not. I'd be happy to help you. I work with a lot of first time buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in Encino
Alyssa Fry, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Alyssa Fry answered:
I am looking for a 2/3 bedroom townhouse/condo or apartment. Quick access to 101N, pet friendly for my old and very sweet husky/shepherd mix dog.
I am guessing that you are looking to rent since you included "apartments" in your list? Would you also be interested in single family home for rent? Would you prefer to stay in the E ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Rentals in Encino
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
What percent down are lenders requesting in Los Angeles when purchasing a new home.?
All depends on the loan! 20% has never been a requirement. What type of loan are you talking about? You can put as little as 3.5% down with an FHA loan. But then of course you'll have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Financing in 91436
Chelsea Robi…, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Chelsea Robinson answered:
Are you on Pinterest?
I am! Pinterest--the land of a thousand lost hours!

Mine: http://pinterest.com/crobinsonre/

Chelsea Robinson
Realtor - Rodeo Realty
Encino, CA
ChelseaRobinsonRealEstate.c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Quality of Life in Encino
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
what kind of crime is it?
Are you referring to a failure in communication?

I would consider that a very minor crime.

But then, I'm soft on crime and you see like a nice guy.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Crime & Safety in Encino
Angelo Fierro, Real Estate Pro in West Hollywood, CA
Angelo Fierro answered:
How outdated is basketweave parquet?
I say absolutely outdated. Makes the flooring almost look like tile & rooms look smaller. The wide plank white always makes the space look longer/bigger and, depending on the color, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Design & Decor in 91436
Barbara Gran…, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim, CA
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
how much is escrow cost on $285,000.00 cash condo purchace?
Hi Dancelara,

Escrow fees can vary with each different escrow company. In Orange County, California I have seen a range of $1.75 to $2.50 per thousand of the purchase price. Additi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Buying in 91316
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Ballpark estimate for building in Encino, CA? Interested in a ~900 sf 2nd story add-on refurbishing existing 2500 sf (including moving walls, etc).
You could also start with a FHA counselor who is certified to do cost analysis for 203K renovation loans. I specialize in FHA 203K loans and there are many, many benefits of meeting wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 91436
Dot Chance, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Dot Chance answered:
Can you help me find a rental in the SW SFV available now?
Don't be discouraged! What is your budget? I will be happy to search the MLS for you if you contact me.

All my best,
Dot Chance, Realtor®
Certified Distressed Property Expe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 For rent in Encino
Kobi Costa, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Kobi Costa answered:
What are the best no fee Rental Websites for SFV properties?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 26, 2011 For rent in Encino
Michael Abram, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
Michael Abram answered:
is any sales in Encino,ca for 2.5 million or if someone wants to get the loan from Bank and purchase this home for 2.5 m how much down you need to ha

The lenders I work with will require at least 20% down on a purchase this large. If I can be of assistance, please let me know.

Michael Abram
First Capital Mortgage
NMLS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 21, 2011 Home Buying in Encino
Kim Noonan, Real Estate Pro in New Lenox, IL
Kim Noonan answered:
I just rented my house in chicago and am thinking of buying something in LA. I have a lot of equity in my old house. Should I refinace or cash out?
Now that you have a tenant in your Chicago home, it may affect your interest rates, costs, terms and option to cash out, since you are no longer an owner occupant.

Talk to an experi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Financing in 91316
Anthony Perez, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Anthony Perez answered:
I bought a converted condo in LA. From certificate of occupancy, it's still listed as an apartment. Can't get a permit without change. What?
1) You bought this as a condo unit and the certificate of occupancy Apartment?

2) Were the other "attached" units bought and sold as condos?

If so then you or the seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 12, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 91316
Beatrice M.…, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Beatrice M. Stambulski answered:
Does Encino have FHA approved townhomes/condos for sale?
Hello Angiestoneceo,

Yes, there are a few FHA approved townhomes/condos in Encino.
If you're working with an agent he/she should be able to confirm the FHA approval and infor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Encino
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
I am a low income renter looking to buy something in the San Fernando Valley area of CA. I need a mortgage person who is knowledgeable in L.A.
Call Eli Weinberger at Bank of America, 310-927-2467 - Tell him I sent you. He has worked with a lot of my first-time home buyers, including those getting FHA loans. He can help see i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Buying in 91316
Jodie Franci…, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Jodie Francisco answered:
What is the overall SFV market like from this time last year, my business has been slower in this area than last year????
It always slows down this time of year...there is still quite a bit of activity in the lower price ranges...best of luck and happy holidays to you!

0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 22, 2009 Home Buying in Encino
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
public records if the house for sale, permits
Try thepermitreport.com for a complete picture of the permitted areas of the house.

Richard Schulman
Keller Williams
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2009 Home Buying in Encino
Liliana Alfo…, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Liliana Alfonso answered:
You are right, there are many short sales in the market. But there are REOs too. Maybe you can expand your search to Tarzana and/or Woodland Hills. Let me know if I can help in any way. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 13, 2009 Home Buying in Encino
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