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Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
how do you file a lis pendens ( California)? Do you need to be an attorney to do it?
Michelle, don't mess around with this, its time to get a Real Estate Lawyer involved to put the issue to rest. A simple letter from you lawyer may solve the issue.

Best, Steve
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in 91362
Jason Ewing, Real Estate Pro in High Point, NC
Jason Ewing answered:
What are realtors charging for their services both to sellers and buyers nowdays? Marie
Marie,

It is against anti-trust laws that the answer to your question can not be disclosed here. You should contact both full service firms and discount firms in your area, ask them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in 91360
David Chambe…, Other/Just Looking in Saint Petersburg, FL
David Chamberlain answered:
A client has asked me, "Should I take my home off the market during the Holdiays?"
I wouldn't have a problem with that. I would change it in the MLS to refect that for a couple of weeks.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2008 Home Selling in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
looking for 1 story house in Vertigo development, 91362
Mr. Ferber,

I am attaching a current MLS print-out of all the Homes in the VERDIGRIS TRACT of Thousand Oaks. Unfortunately, when the Griffin Lang Ranch development built these homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Why so many homes are in market in Casa de Oaks in Thousand Oaks?
Edward,

Edward,

As a seasoned investor, you know you make your money when you BUY, not when you sell. The Casa de Oaks has guidelines for use as a rental property. Otherwise, if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
HOA and CC&Rs for Casa de Oaks in Thousand Oaks?
The Maegan Place properties are dropping in price very rapidly, with so many short sales and foreclosures on the market. The lowest priced 2+1 apt. is listed under $165K now. Look for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Karen Gleeman, Home Buyer in Ventura County, CA
Karen Gleeman answered:
Whats the average price per square foot of an older fixwe home on a large lot in Thousand Oaks? Thanks...
I am sorry, I meant fixer....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2008 Home Buying in 91362
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Why are there so many units on Maegan Place for sale?
Maria,

Casa De Oaks currently has Seven (7) 2-bedroom listings, and Ten (10) 3-bedroom condo units for sale ranging in size from 810 to 1,200 sf and (list) priced from $179,900 to $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2008 In My Neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, CA
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
There is a house that i am very interested in, but it has an unpermited addition. The garage has been
Sabine,
I recommend you go (yourself) to the city where the property is located and speak to the Planning and Permits Department. Ask them if their city does an inspection as part of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
How do listing agents feel about a buyer representing themselves???
Sabine,

We are not really sure what your question is here, specifically. In the case of a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) the seller is hoping to SAVE money by representing themselves and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Michael Barr…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Michael Barron answered:
What is on Realtytrac.com that I can't find on trulia or through the MLS?
Hi Sabine, Realty trac shows NOD'S notice of Defaults. Not all of the homes on Realty trac turn into homes that you can buy right away. They have to go through a process and if at that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Jim Johnson, Real Estate Pro in 78233
Jim Johnson answered:
what is the best way to find up to date listings of foreclosures that are not on the MLS? What percentage of?
HUD, VA and bank foreclosures all list with REALTORS, and they will not even talk to you before a property is listed. Tax sales are the only ones that do not.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 4, 2010 Foreclosure in Thousand Oaks
Ted Mackel, Real Estate Pro in 93065
Ted Mackel answered:
Where do I find public transportation in thousand oaks?
http://www.toaks.org/city_hall/depts/public_works/transportation/default.asp

Taxis are in the phone book.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2008 Traffic & Public Transportation in Thousand Oaks, CA
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
Owner Occupied Ordinance-Thousand Oaks
Looking at all 15 for sale in the "agent remarks" for the local MLS this statement was probably the most helpful in my opinion "Units in Casa de Oaks are to be owner-occupied per City o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 4, 2008 Home Buying in 91362
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
Well, I called the listing agent this am. The REO was originally listed at $469... they had offers
Well, dont beat yourself up about it. It is pretty common in the market right now. As we discussed in a previous blog, you may be advantaged by your delay. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2008 Foreclosure in 91360
Bonnie Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Simi Valley, CA
Bonnie Sterling answered:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN THE ORIGINAL FOOT PRINT (PLOT) OF OUR HOME WHEN IT WAS BUILT IN 1950?
Hi Connie, City of Thousand Oaks has a wonderful planning, building and safety division. Have you tried asking in those offices?
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2008 Home Buying in 91360
Michael Barr…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Michael Barron answered:
What are the odds of finding a 3bd, 2bth house in Lang Ranch or Wildwood area without HOA for under $350,000?
Hi there B&G There is a REO avaialable. If you e mail me your criteria I can send you what is avaialable

Regards
Michael Barron
Realtor
First Team Real Estate
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2009 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Dot Chance, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Dot Chance answered:
What does this mean? I saw a property online that I like, this was in the comments- RELEASE FROM SHOWING
Hi, Sabine. That just means that it is technically still on the market but the seller probably doesn't want anyone else coming to see the house.

I forgot to ask you if you have been ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
Sandy Shores,…, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Sandy Shores, Broker answered:
The big debate! Buy now or wait?
HI Sabine,

Well , you certainly asked what I think is one of the biggest questions in real estate today.

I googled "buy now or wait" real estate and found oodles of pages of w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2009 Market Conditions in Thousand Oaks, CA
Phil Fowler, Real Estate Pro in Apollo Beach, FL
Phil Fowler answered:
Can anyone tell me what the typical $$ is for Real Estate Taxes, Home Owners Insurance and money down at?
Hello Robert,

You are asking questions that have many variables. The taxes are dependent on the size of the property.
Go on to the local county tax site and put in an address to gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2008 Home Buying in Thousand Oaks, CA
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