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Quality of Life in Los Angeles County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Aprilgulling answered:
What area of Long Beach is the best area for single women who have children on their own and would like to live by the beach. Is there a Mormon Church in the area and are do the apartment complexes take dogs, have security on the property 24/7, and not afraid of people who ( Generalized Seizures ). And near shopping malls and supermarkets and hotels. ... more
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The agents replies are correct. Since I'm no longer a realtor, buyers should make use of the U.S. Census website. The U.S. Census provides statistics on race, religion & other demographic data by town & zip code. This allows buyers to choose neighborhoods they feel comfortable with because realtors cannot help you with this. ... more
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Teressafigueroa answered:
If you just left your house a d you get a eviction
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
You can visit for all sites of maps on different air metrics.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello hipower187, These links may assist you with crime statistics:

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy and to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
You would have to ask Trulia. The only people who respond in this section are Realtros who have little to do with Trulia.
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Thu May 21, 2015
Nazzy Daneshvar answered:
Palos Verdes offers you the Best weather for walking running gardening
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
Downtown area from Overland and Washington east towards Duquesne
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Talk to her and try to work it out. Do you have a rental agreement? Has she always paid on time? Is she in breach of any of the terms in the rental agreement? Do you plan on moving back in? Do you currently live there with her and only rent out a room? There is not enough information here to go by.
How long has she lived there? Less than a year, more than a year? That matters because of the amount of notice that you will have to give her.
Someone asked a great question earlier... Do you want to sell the unit?
This questions was also posted a while back so if you have an update for us that would be great. Let us know how it turned out.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Oscar Gonzales answered:
Hi Daniel,

I've never heard of this before. This may help.

Oscar Gonzales
WestCo Realty
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Mon Sep 1, 2014
Randy Stoker answered:
You need good legal advice first an quite possibly the services of an eviction company. Or you could just wait 3 more months and not renew the lease.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
lahope answered:
I hope you bought your house while the area is still affordable. I owned a house there for 24 years on little 6th Avenue, one of the nicest streets in *old* Leimert Park. The houses are gorgeous, especially if they haven't been remuddled. The tile in my two bathrooms and kitchen was beautiful, including a Bachelder fireplace. My street had mostly single professional women with children, a college professor, a teacher, a couple of lawyers, some retirees, an LAUSD cop. The apartments in the area are nice as well, very spacious and gracious. My house was broken into once during the time I lived there. Security cameras aren't a bad idea, no matter what neighborhood you live in. The neighborhood is really well located, between USC and Culver City and is especially convenient now with the Expo line and by 2018 the line that will travel down Crenshaw to the airport. The neighborhood schools aren't the greatest except for sports, but I sent my kids to magnets. There's a wonderful music scene in LP Village with the World Stage and the Vision Theatre. A lot of the jazz clubs have closed, alas. There's even a Farmer's Market now (we used to have a food coop, The Jefferson Community Buyers Club). My kids love that they grew up in Leimert Park. Now I'm getting all nostalgic. ... more
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Fri May 23, 2014
inna ivchenko answered:
The area you described is Lake Balboa city( W of 405 and S of Saticoy, N of Victory), . It is a nice smaller community. There is a link on the boundaries of LB:
I think, it is nice and relatively safe. Most of houses are owner occupied. The best part about this location: parks. What other city offers this much park ground?! Golf fields, tennis, biking and running trails, nice lake, Japanese Gardens, etc, etc, etc. Lake Balboa is a hidden gem of Valley:)
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Robert Krop answered:
If you are currently working with a real estate agent, see if they have any preferred lenders you can talk to. I always think its best to consult with at least 3 lenders to make sure you are getting the best deal. ... more
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Shannon Chang answered:
Safe for what? Its all relative. Have you walked the area during the day and at night? Every neighborhood has some crime.
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Neal answered:
The best kids friendly areas are of cause the areas around Los Angeles. One of the cleanest and safest neighborhoods in this price range are Santa Clarita and Calabasas. Staying closer to Los Angeles is also pricey and $450 range usually in ok neighborhood. Torrance, El Segundo, Venice Beach, Playa Del Rey, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, Pasadena are actually neighborhoods you should consider.
You should also consider certain neighborhoods by how close they are from your work.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
More bike lanes would be great!!! It may get more folks to park their cars at home and ride a bike for short trips. It would also be good for more folks to get out and exercise more.

That being said, hunting for a parking space can be a headache!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Zoehoward answered:
I am housesitting in Pasadena. My friend who lives here has bad asthma and now i am staying here i find myself waking up with trouble breathing, coughing and sounding like her. it must be something in the atmosphere. Normally I live in Glendale, not far away at all, but even though i too, am an asthma sufferer, it is usually mild and i don't normally sound like this! Take me back to Glendale............ ... more
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Denny answered:
This area is known as Manchester Square. Los Angeles World airports has had a design on this area for about 15 years when it started to voluntary buy up homes and apartments. The reality is that it will still take several years for anything to happen even if they make the decision to start, which LAWA has resisted... ... more
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