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Jeannine Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Jeannine Sharaga answered:
I'm a purchasing a house in the next 1-3 mo. Some Realtors I've talked to avoid short pays. Should I look at short pays or REOs? The prices
A standard sale is the ideal type of transaction but there are so many good deals on short sales or REO's out there. a standard purchase may take only 45 days to go thru the escro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in 91364
Jeannine Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Jeannine Sharaga answered:
Where are interest rates headed? If even higher, do you think it might put more downward pressure on home prices?
Hi Kye,

According to my lenders, the rates generally are up a little higher around this time of the year and then expect them to come back down at the beginning of the year.

Would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Buying in 91364
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
our credit scores are around 500s can we still get a loan with a decent rate with a co-signer with a great credit?
Your bets bet is going to be to meet with a local and trusted loan officer, they can look at yoru financials and credit and let you know if you quailify for any mortgage snow or what yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2011 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Constantine…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Constantine K. answered:
How do I find lease to buy homes?
What exactly are you looking to have as your end result? are you referring to a lease-option?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
how does rent to own houses work for single-mom of 1,works as a nurse but with bad credit rating looking for property in san dimas,ca?
In most cases a rent to own property is for a buyer/tenant who has the ability to get a mortgage by having good credit but does not have the deposit and closing costs, the rent to own a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Rent vs Buy in 91367
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Can I rent my home thru Trulia?
Trulia is not the forum for rentals.

Use Craigslist www.craigslist.org It is local, efficient and FREE!

Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Licensed in Maryland, Virgini ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Rentals in Woodland Hills
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
I am looking to buy a condo in wooland hills 200,000-300,000. Forclosures or bank owned ,but i can't find an agent who truly specializes in it
I sell more condos in the West Valley than just about any other agent - and mostly on the buyer side. I have probably sold 15 condos in that price range this year, and many more last y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
Relocating to the California from Florida. What is the best location for young professionals between Thousand Oaks and Burbank?
The answer depends on price range. Certainly the most popular spots would be Studio City, Burbank and Sherman Oaks, But Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Encino and Tarzana are also good choi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Rentals in Woodland Hills
Bandele Ogun…, Real Estate Pro in 91364
Bandele Oguntomilade answered:
I am relocating to the California from Florida. My husband will be working in Thousand Oaks. I plan work in Burbank or Glendale. What is the best?
Dear Smilingmona:

Congratulations on your upcoming move to California. Regarding what is a better location to work between Burbank and Glendale, it generally depends on your profess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Dennis Cogbi…, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Dennis Cogbill answered:
I am relocating to the California from Florida. My husband will be working in Thousand Oaks. I plan work in Burbank or Glendale.
Smiling Mona,

I would say a good "halfway" area would be Sherman Oaks close to Ventura Blvd. There are great shops and restaurants around. It isn't right in the middle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Rental Basics in Woodland Hills
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
If we are living in Woodland Hills but work in Santa Monica what is the realistic commute time?
FYI you can do a mapquest with both address provide a great estimate of time.

When we work with clients unconfirmed we recommend for them pretend for a week they resided in that are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
Hi I live in the UK but I am an American citizen. I want to buy a house in CA to rent out while I am in the process of moving back to US.
You probably want to look at a property in the $400,000 range. With taxes, insurance and maintenance, you'll probably be about break even. I can help you locate the right home, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
We have decided to buy a home and would qualify as 1st time buyer.My credit is good and I make a good living problem is we would only have a small
Hi Dallas,

With the USDA program you can borrow up to 100%. Ask a local realtor to help you out.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Find your next house with the click of a mouse.
Sea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 12, 2011 Financing in Woodland Hills
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
Possibly relocating to Greater LA area from Orange County and hoping someone can tell me difference b/w Topanga, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, etc.
Libby,

The answer may depend on your price range. I'll give you a general overview, and feel free to contact me for a deeper look. Calabasas is generally a suburban area with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 7, 2010 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
Besides your credit, is there any other benefit to doing a short sale over a foreclosure?
Besides less hit on your credit rating, with a short sale, you can get a loan sooner (2 to 3 years) than you can with a foreclosure (5 to 7 years).

A foreclosure is more of a legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Selling in 91367
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
I have read on the internet that if you sell your home as a short sale and you have a 2nd mortgage, the 2nd mortgage holder can come back to you
Depends on the state and what you negotiated at the time of the short sale or foreclosure. There are recourse and non recourse states. CA is a non recourse state. Recourse states can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Selling in 91367
B, Home Owner in Minneapolis, MN
B answered:
I heard that some sellers will not accept an FHA loan, why not?
Most of the time is about property condition. Regular FHA has property standards.
In Minnesota on winter time, most if not all foreclosures has the water tuned off. That is a NO for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
Benicamela, Home Buyer in Tarzana, Los Angeles,...
Benicamela answered:
What are neighborhood boundaries for el camino school district ???
Sale and Fallbrook look at the link
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 12, 2011 Home Buying in Woodland Hills
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John Barry answered:
Hi, My parents signed over their house to my sister and I, back in 2002, before they decided to move out of state. Roughly 8 months later,
Hi Michael,

Yes, as long as you have not held any ownership in a home in the last 3 years, you would still qualify as a first time homebuyer. Sounds like you would fall in the time ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 17, 2009 Home Buying in 91367
John B Wells, Real Estate Pro in Severna Park, MD
John B Wells answered:
Where I can find rent-to buy properties in San Fernando Valley. I am looking for a house (2 bdr) in San
Great news G.d, the housing market is such that the larger brokers know of homes in their inventory that they need to do something with quickly, or they might lose a listing or possibl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Rent vs Buy in 91367
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