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Elizabeth So…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Elizabeth Sorgen answered:
We are trying to rent a home that we have already put the full deposit on and signed a lease for. We are working with an agent who is then working wit
I'm sorry to hear this. Who has the deposit? If the property is no longer on the market, it's possible the people renting the property either already leased it to someone else, or the ... more
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Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
I want to buy a home in Santa Monica that has a rent control tenant living in it and will not be vacant at the close of escrow. How can I move in?
Hello,

Are you already under contract? Were you made aware of this before hand?

Susan@SusanBour.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
I'm interested in placing an offer on a property but the seller's agent won't pick up her phone or call my agent back. What should I do?
Call her Broker. Find out the office she works with and all the office - ask to speak with the broker. It would also help if you had an agent who was doing this for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
WHAT IS THE HOA FREE?
Good morning,
I'm not sure why these fees are never listed. On this property they are $434
Please contact me directly with any further questions or to schedule a showing.
Best,
... more
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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
When a house is posted on Trulia as a 3 bdr and the Trulia county records show 2 bdr, is the extra bdr a non-permitted room or just inaccurate info?
Hi xploratur,

It may be inaccurate information. The best way to know would be to contact the listing agent. The county may have inaccurate information but the listing agent may hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Home Buying in 90405
George Salaz…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
George Salazar answered:
What additional expenses/taxes do foreign real estate buyers/sellers face when investing in property in California?
There are no additional expenses-taxes per se for foreigners when buying or selling real estate in California.

Profits from the sales will be taxed according to State and Federal Tax ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Taurin Mcgra…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Taurin Mcgrath answered:
where are some safe neighborhoods in Santa Monica. I pay 900 for a 2bed/2ba in a nice area in my city but I'm looking for a 3bed towards the beach!
Where do you currently live? Santa Monica and Long Beach are very different from each other but you won't be finding any decent bedrooms in either for $900.

Try using www.padmapper. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Sandra Miller, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Sandra Miller answered:
How can I place a higher Backup offer if the Listing Agent won't disclose what the current accepted offer is for? How can I be sure that the?
I would live to discuss your questions with you. Call me, Craig Rogers, at 310-987-7472.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in Ocean Park
Elizabeth So…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Elizabeth Sorgen answered:
I am interested in 2 short sale condos: One needs BACKUP offers and the other is ACTIVE. I have sufficient funds to pay CASH for either one.
Go for the ACTIVE. Would you like me to write the offer for you?

Elizabeth Sorgen
310-469-0500
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Bob Friday, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Bob Friday answered:
Which has the best investment value and safest, most desirable neighborhood: A condo on 12th st. & Broadway, OR, a condo on Princeton & Wilshire?
Both locations have their pluses and minuses. 12th and Broadway is a rapidly developing area fairly close to the beach and the Promenade. With the soon-to-arrive MetroLine transportatio ... more
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Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
How is the area East of Lincoln and North of Pico in Santa Monica? We have been hearing mixed things about possible crime in the area.
Hello,
Could you please be more specific? There are small pockets of Santa Monica that are less than desirable.
My current clients prefer north of Santa Monica and above.
Feel free t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Buying in Pico
Lena Samigou…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Lena Samigoullina answered:
If a foreclosure home starts at $10K. Will it sell at that price or will it be much more expensive? Are there normally alot of bidders?
Yes, there a lot of investors attending the auctions. For $10 K you can probably buy a small parcel of land. There's no way a home will go for that price, unless it comes with a la ... more
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Elizabeth So…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Elizabeth Sorgen answered:
anyone have the following: Santa Monica N. of Wilshire, N.of Montana, Lincoln Middle School, sfr,3 bedrooms, 2800 sq.ft. To $2,700,000. Thx
Have you looked in the MLS? Look at 538 10th, or 311 23rd. Good luck, let me know if you'd like me to help you from this end for a handsome referral. I live in this neighborhood.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Buying in 90402
Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Heather Paul answered:
What's the average residential lot size in 90405, West of Lincoln and East of Main Street?
In this neighborhood, it really varies. The lot sizes can be a small as 3500 sq ft to 7300 sq ft, but most of them are between 3500 to 5500 sq. ft.

Have a great day,
Heather Paul, R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in 90405
Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
What is the price per sq. ft. for new construction condominium 1,650 sq. ft. 2nd street nr. of wilshire?
Hello,
Are you referring to 11811 Kiowa?
If so its $516.07 per sq ft

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Best,
Susan Bo'ur Coldwell Banker
Santa Monica
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0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Jane Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jane Peters answered:
what is the property tax in california on a second home?
Property taxes in California do not change on the number of homes you own. They are tied to the home itself. You can base the amount roughly on 1.25% give or take.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Jane Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jane Peters answered:
Does buyer have recourse when verbal agreement made to purchase house is not honored? Agent says "boss sold house."
Sorry, but a verbal agreement is not an binding agreement. Morally or ethically is may be wrong, but legally.......
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Susan Bo'ur, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Susan Bo'ur answered:
has this been sold
Hello Cynthia-
Can you give me the address.. I'll be happy to look it up
Best,
Susan Bo'ur
Susan@beverlyhillsluxuryflats.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in Wilshire Montana
Jane Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jane Peters answered:
Finding a home is soo frustrating. we have been looking for a home in the Los Angeles area for a year now! and still no luck! I need help!
Sorry you have been having so much trouble. If you have not been working with a Realtor® that should be your first step. Actually, that should be your second step after you have ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
Valnes Bell…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Valnes Bell Realtors answered:
I am interested in this property on 1048 Pacific St, Santa Monica CA, and am wondering if we could build a four story building in place of it?
Dear Taiebeh,

Due to the size of the lot, you can only buid 2 units.

Best,
Stacey Valnes
Broker
310 390 6280
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Home Buying in Santa Monica
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