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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Doug.miller.ny answered:
I'm looking at the same issue but I'm converting from 6 to 4 units due to the insurance issues. iI can get Home owners insurance for a 4 unit building but any higher I have to have commercial insurance. ... more
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
Sat Nov 19, 2011
Wendy Taylor, CRS, GRI answered:
My favorite way to search in LA is to google ZIMAS the LA website for zoning. It will give you a plat map and lots of details about the property you are inquiring about. Zimas will show permits and variances as well. Your square footage may not be what the tax assessor says if their have been unpermitted additions.

Wendy Taylor, CRS, GRI
deasy/penner & partners
150 South Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-770-0686
www.wendytaylorhomes.com
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Alan May answered:
I have a mac... and am CB... but I get no tech support, because our network says they don't support the mac platform. so I'm on my own.

Fortunately, the mac is pretty much plug-and-play, and I need very little (if any) tech support.

Just make sure you're using Firefox.
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Mon Oct 20, 2008
Steve & Zee Spezzano answered:
We are happy to email comparables upon request.. Just give us a call at your earliest convenience.
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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Raffi,

I think doing a Powepoint might be a good option. the other option you might have is to use Adobe Photoshop via slideshow to show your listings on the display monitor. Photoshop elements has some great options now to do slideshows.

Best,

Monique Carrabba
The Reavis Group
Keller Williams Wilshire
mcarrabba@kw.com
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Sun May 4, 2008
Linda Slocum, CRS, CDPE | Santa Clarita Realtor answered:
Rebecca is correct - local building and safety departments can and do scout areas for illegal additions and/or conversions. Quite often this is targeted towards illegal garage conversions, but they could be looking for other signs of unpermitted work as well.

In the Santa Clarita area, building and safety's code violation officers are definitely doing a street-by-street search for illegal additions/conversions, largely due to an abundance of public complaints about overcrowding in houses with illegal garage conversions.

Regardless of how you were reported, you would need to disclose unpermitted additions or conversions when you decide to sell your property. It's best to get the required permits up front, rather than attempting to recover from the lack of permits after the work has been completed.
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Sun Mar 30, 2008
Rebecca Chambliss answered:
Not likely. The lead paint form is just to acknowledge whether or not there is knowledge lead paint has been used in the property. It is the same basic form used in sales and in leases. It is simply a disclosure. I would recommend if you are not from this country and English is not your first language to hire either a translator or attorney to help you with the documents. It's better to spend a little money and know exactly what you are signing then have the stress of confusion. ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2008
Mike Stone answered:
Yes, talk to a Real Estate Broker or Mortgage lender (I am Both) who is well qualified to analyze both the estimated market value AND knows the current market. Most do not have the expertise to analyze in this current volatile market. I liked Liz Stevens answer because depending on your need (Sale or Refinance) there would be different considerations. For more info., Please call me at 818-481-8555 Mike Stone ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2007
Janelle Wilton answered:
Thought I would post what has recently happened in our MLS (Northwest MLS) with Redfin. To date it has been the largest fine implemented by our local MLS. There have been lots of MLS rules broken by Redfin in our area and it is starting to catch up with them. Those MLS rules are there to assure a certain standard of business conduct. Here are the details on the most recent offense...

Company: Redfin Corp.
Designated Broker/Branch Manager: Kevin Broveleit
Agent: Kevin Broveleit
Rules Violated: NWMLS Rule 27 (Republication of Client Handout and Public Open House Database), Rule 28 (Subscribers “Framing” of Members’ Sites), Rule 183 (Transmitting Proprietary NWMLS Information to Non-Members), Rule 190 (Advertising Another Member’s Listings), and Rule 192(d) (Ownership of NWMLS’ Listing Photographs)
Summary of Complaint: Company advertised other members’ listings without their permission, republished data taken from NWMLS download in newsletter and blog, and disclosed address of listing input into NWMLS as an undisclosed address.
Penalty: $25,000 fine.
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