Home Buying in Santa Monica : Questions & Answers

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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.

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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 94704
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
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
Kevin & Jova…, Real Estate Pro in 90069
Kevin & Jovana Keyser answered:
Looking to buy with a 3-5 year time horizon.
You may indeed be crazy... only a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist could tell you for sure. But as far as buying homes go, it is not crazy to offer 10% below list price. Not crazy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Monica, CA
David Krecker, Real Estate Pro in Whittier, CA
David Krecker answered:
1824 20th st in santa monica, ca
Lori !!!!

Let me know which unit your interested in.

send me the address and as a agent and state licensed appraiser I'll tell you what its really worth, not what they are asking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Monica, CA
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
pay cash and get loan later
Yes. You will have repeat costs for escrow though. Try to make an arrangement with escrow to get 1/2 of the one-time costs. They have to redo taxes, title, all the paperwork again, even ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Monica, CA
Ray Lyon - C…, Real Estate Pro in 90403
Ray Lyon - Click Here! answered:
1307 15TH ST, Santa Monica 90404
I agree with you but prices have been picking up.Now being 2012. I looked at 4 properties on brokers caravan and they all were in multiple offers. It was priced at 2.1 million after th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in 90404
Lawrence, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lawrence answered:
why is this property not listed on the MLS?
Hi Jan,

It might not be in the MLS, but here is the Trulia page for that property listing:
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2008 Home Buying in 90404
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