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Home Buying in 90026 : Real Estate Advice

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joseg, Other/Just Looking in Sylmar, CA
Wed Nov 30, 2016
joseg answered:
Interesting thoughts i used these people.
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Sat Jan 24, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Both areas are very strong, however in my professional opinion, Hollywood has become very expensive and buyers are looking in Silver Lake for more affordable property or more toward Downtown. With the buyer move to Silver Lake I think it's a good potential area of growth. ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
"Taking your offer" and "presenting it" is part of the duties of your Realtor. This would also include making sure the document is properly prepared. It would have been in your best interest to have your own agent who would have negotiated price for you instead of going directly to the sales office. Yes you have a dual agency situation, that you should have been made aware of from the beginning. Some brokers do charge a "service fee" like this, other's don't. They are not doing anything illegal, it's just unfortunate that you were uninformed ... more
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Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
Yes! Our Brokerage is full service and can help you pencil out exactly what price you should be shopping for, educate on the timeline of a purchase and definitions of terms in a contract. ... more
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Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
Sona Gallatin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
Seek the advise of an Attorney. Find out how much the property is worth through title records of recent sales per square foot, or get an appraiser and then go to the attorney to help you. ... more
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Sweetpea, Other/Just Looking in Tacoma, WA
Mon Jan 16, 2012
Sweetpea answered:
Any rent you recieve from someone not on the actual lease itself is considered to be rent, as well as any bills in your name that the sublessor pays is also counted as rent recieved. All ammounts recieved in this manner are considered taxable income.

I AM a Tax Proffessional.
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Valeria Misa…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Nov 10, 2010
Valeria Misares Motronea answered:
I used Dan Piperea for two of my remodels and my clients were very happy with his work.
His phone # is (323)229-3097. He's very meticulous and reasonable in pricing.
Hope this helps
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Saurabh Sethi,  in Los Feliz, Los Angeles...
Sat Jul 3, 2010
Saurabh Sethi answered:
Hi Ryan,

I don't see any reason why you can't get an approval letter within a couple hours. If you have submitted all the paperwork to the mortgage officer, then they should be able to provide you with a Pre-Approval letter.

Maybe you are leaving out a crucial detail in your question, because my mortgage brokers can get things done on the spot as long as all required paperwork is there.



Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park Real Estate Specialist
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Nicole Segal,  in Los Angeles, CA
Tue Apr 6, 2010
Nicole Segal answered:
Major Appraisals
Jeff Zumbo
(310) 417-8946
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Ikem Tan, Real Estate Pro in Marina Del Rey, CA
Wed Mar 10, 2010
Ikem Tan answered:
Hi Sergio,

You've received a lot of great advice from all the other agents/brokers. If all else fails, give him an ultimatum. There are plenty of other well qualified and experienced agents/brokers right here on Trulia that would be able to assist you as long as the expectations are realistic. This market has changed over the last 12 months. As you can probably notice, many of the homes listed at market value are receiving multiple offers. Good luck with the search and Congrats on the wedding.

Ikem Chukumerije
Westside Premier Estates
Brokerage | Financing | Investments
Tel: 323.350.8297 | Toll: 800.783.1421 | Fax: 310.496.0511
Email: | Web:
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Sky Minor, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Tue Apr 14, 2009
Sky Minor answered:
Even with that $160k income, you're going to have a hard time qualifying for another house of the same size unless you get a rental agreement to cover the mortgage on the Echo Park house. (from a non-family member, and preferrably with a cashed deposit check). If you can do that, then by all means go get something else while the market is soft and rates are low. Call or email me, I've done this dozens of times before. ... more
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