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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sun Jun 5, 2016
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
The CCRs and By-Laws are delivered to escrow from management company. Never heard of 0% rental units allowed. Given wrong information. This information helped you determine purchasing property. I would check with a real estate attorney and or California Dept of Real Estate. ... more
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Saritgnrgsol…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Wed Dec 30, 2015
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christine ka…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Thu Aug 13, 2015
christine kankowski answered:
What types of properties are you searching for?
I work in the iNland Empire and North San Diego county.
Let me know your needs and I can help.
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Nick Collins, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Jul 1, 2015
Nick Collins answered:
I listed a condo in Brentwood and had nearly 200 people come to the first open house. A few days later we had 9 offers, some all cash, some with strong down payments and loans. We accepted an offer nearly $100,000 higher than the list price and locked in 3 backup offers. The market is not slowing down and buyers are definitely coming off the fence quicker than before. It definitely pays to work with an agent that has multiple offer experience and knows how put your best foot forward and have your offer get noticed! ... more
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Abel Jones, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat May 16, 2015
Abel Jones answered:
Hi Fred,

On a side note, its great that you're using Trulia on your own to find a home to buy. But really your agent should be sending you all the good house listings before the listings even appear on Trulia. With a good agent they will do all the searching for you.

If you like a few referrals for agents in your area, I can refer 3 top producing agents (meaning that have many real estate transactions under their belt) and you can interview all 3 and select your favorite one. Let me know if you would like to learn more.

Kind regards,

Abel Jones
Keller Williams Realty
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Michael Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Allen, TX
Tue Jun 3, 2014
Michael Brownstead answered:
It really depends on your location, but generally speaking, now until school starts back up is the very best time to list properties for sale or lease.
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GERALDINE CL…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Wed Jan 15, 2014
Contact the California Bureau of Real Estate in Sacramento: (877) 373-4542
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Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Sat Sep 28, 2013
Brad Korb answered:
Go talk to the brokers ,since you are brand new I would suggest you work with a team ( a rainmaker with buyers agents & listing agent) or mentor a top producing agent for a while .Good Luck ! ... more
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat Sep 21, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Dear Patty,

I would ask the mortgage lender these question rules change all the time. To my knowledge:

1. Opening one bank account and closing another does not affect credit score but lenders want to see a trail. In other works. Closing one account with $50,000.00 and opening another bank account transferring $50,000.00 but adding additional $50,000.00 = $100,000.00 lenders will question where addition $50,000.00 can from.
2. Money in bank account has to be seasoned. It maybe 2 months or longer. Verify length of time with direct lender. If there is a gift from parents of $100,000 which is total down payment verify with lender if is acceptable may appear like parents are purchasing property.
3. Again there has to be a money trail if transfer $50,000 from bank A to bank B funds from bank A have to be seasoned.
In all scenario verify with direct lender for valid professional mortgage lending answers.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Yanni Raz, Real Estate Pro in los angeles, CA
Sat Jul 6, 2013
Yanni Raz answered:
I really like Allied Real Estate School. Easy to use, good customer service 888-925-4270.
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Lena Samigou…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jul 6, 2013
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Yes there are apartment for rent in Brentwood. Additionally, check for single family home and condominium rentals. Check for rentals in Trulia, Zillow, Westside Rentals and Craigslist.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
There is no problem financing a duplex FHA buyers primary and renting tenant unit if loan amount is within FHA guides. Attached is general information on FHA financing. Check with direct FHA lender for confirmation of rates and terms. Be sure with an offer you have pre-approval for loan and source of funds from prospective buyer. As back-up I like to check validity of FHA pre-approval before seller accepts offer.
General Guide FHA Financing:

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
I do not know where property is location in L.A. but features enhance value of property. Location is not everything but superior location automatically increase home values. I would contact a local professional Realtor. Have Realtor supply a minimum of 3 recent sales and 3 listing with similar features within .50 mile if urban area or 1 mile if suburban area. Analysis the sales prices on recent sales and listing. Put most weight on the sales. Consider the condition of your property. Is it in original condition or updated. List home with maximum advertisement. Do not overprice home. List and buyers will come.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Private Land…,  in Los Angeles, CA
Sun Jun 9, 2013
Private Landlord answered:
if this is a "family" home, the bathtub would be better. to accommodate children. If there is already a bathtub in the other bathroom, a frameless shower is more sophisticated and would add more value. ... more
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Mon May 27, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

Congrats......and it's great that you undersatnd that obtaining your license is only the beginning to becoming a successful real estate professional.

Our recommendation is to seek a mentoring experience where you will benefit from working under the supervision of experienced agents that can guide you along the way in all respects of the Re world.

Good luck,
The Eckelr Team
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat May 25, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Apartments are listed just like single family homes. Generally, the commission is 5%-6%. The listing agent receives one-half and the buyers agent receives one-half of total commission. The commission is paid by the seller. Example: Sales price $500,000 at 6% commission. Listing broker receives $15,000 and the buyers broker receives $15,000.00. Contact me for Westside apartment search. Need to know price range, down payment and desired ROI on investment. I can give you a daily search of available properties in price and area you desire via email.

Gail Mercedes Cole
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 KWCareers, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Tue Mar 19, 2013
KWCareers answered:
If you are looking to ultimately build your own real estate business versus just looking for a job in real estate, then I would definitely suggest that you explore the Keller Williams Realty model. There is a reason that Keller Williams is now the largest real estate company in the U.S. in only 30 years. Here is their KW Agent Career Training Blog: ... more
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Kawain Payne, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Thu Aug 23, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:

Congrats on completing your college education!!

Now that you are a young professional, buying a home of your own is a great idea.

Here are some things you need to do:

1. Get pre approved for a loan. The process will inform you how much money you qualify for.
You will know how much you need for a down payment, closing cost, and what your monthly mortgage payment will be.

2. Think about what type of home you want, area, size,,schools ect

3. Select for yourself a buyer's agent. One who will be willing to take the time needed to guide you in this very important process.

4. Make sure you are focused and engaged in the process. Ask plenty of questions of your agent and lender. Make sure you are clear on EVERYTHING!!!

* now, the areas you listed are on the high end. Prices are actually on the rise overall. Too bad you are not interested in Orange County, we have some great middle class areas that offer great quality of life, low crime, great schools and entertainment.

Best of Success to You!!!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Fri Apr 29, 2011
Heather Paul answered:
Hello Pablo, I just ran all the latest trulia statistics for Brentwood and posted them on my site for the 90049 zip code, feel free to view them here.

I hope this information helps you.
Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker
(310)586-0364 or (424)625-1037
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