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Alexander Gr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tue Mar 29, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Yes. The amount of the equity gifted is the same as cash in your hand for a downpayment.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2016
Dorene Slavitz answered:
For a FHA loan, the down is 3.5% of the purchase price. For more detailed loan information I could send you a referral if you send an email my way.
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Lanah, Home Buyer in Culver City, CA
Tue Feb 2, 2016
Lanah answered:
what school district is 524 North 725 East Road, Herrick, IL 62431
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mon Nov 16, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You are you can ask the appraiser for his/her reason. That doesn't mean he/she will adjust it. Remember, an appraisal is an opinion of value and one person's opinion can be different than the other. You can always get another appraisal if you want. ... more
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Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Wed Mar 25, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
Downtown area from Overland and Washington east towards Duquesne
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Wed Feb 4, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
The best way to get accurate and timely information on this, or any other property is to begin working with a "Buyer Agent". It's in your best interest to start working with a Pro who can help you and guide you in the home buying process. ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Fri Oct 31, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I don't see it done often, but I don't see anything wrong with the idea in general. An excellent Buyer Agent will help the transaction go smoother.
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Niradia Demm…, Real Estate Pro in Ontario, CA
Wed Oct 15, 2014
Niradia Demmings 3232097677 answered:
Paul,
You have a goal that must be met to sell you home. Well, who will get you your profit? Does the agent have a record of success with previous clients? Maybe you should look at their reviews. Technology is so great these days you can now search a person name and everything good or bad will come up. I recommend you review their reviews and their responses to those reviews. I also recommend you choose one that seems they will get the job done without just telling you what you want to hear!!!!

My Honest Reviews---> www.ziprealty.com/agent/ndemmings

Nira
Presidents Club ( Coldwell Banker)
323 209 7677
ndemmings@cbzhomes.com
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Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Mon Sep 1, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
A condo the appraiser wanted to take a photo of building water heater(common) to validate it is secured. I thought it was odd for a conventional mortgage for California.


Sam Shueh

Keller Wms Realty
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Playa Vista is a "lifestyle community" with many green features, wetland and beach access, recreation and community activities. It's a fairly new development with more retail and commercial building being done to complete it. I worked in the development for several years and never had a resident who did not love living in Playa Vista. You should take a Saturday and visit, that's when they host the "farmer's market". Stay for lunch and enjoy it, and see if it's right for you. ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Tue Jan 28, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
It's hard with tenants, but you should screen as much as possible before you lease to anyone.
Insist upon references from prior landlords and check everything including credit carefully.

I would also do a background check even though this might be time consuming and cost, it's worth it. IF you can rent to a person that a friend recommends to you, that would be the best tenant.
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Wed Sep 4, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
P.G.

Great question a few months age I learn that there have been fracking approvals in Baldwin Hills, Culver City and Inglewood. I hear about it on the Bill Maher Show. I was shocked. Obvious, oil exploration alternatives are not considered. My understanding is that Halliburton will have a major interest in the fracking projects. Homeowners should question impact of fracking on neighborhood values, humans and the environment. Attached are articles about fracking. Do your own thorough research and draw own conclusions on pros and cons of fracking.

Attached are articles:

- http://baldwinhillsoilwatch.org/
- http://culvercity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/residents-remain-concerned-about-oil-field-agreement
- http://www.ogj.com/articles/2012/10/fracing-safe-for-californias-inglewood-oil-field-study-says.html

Gail Mercedes Cole
Your Westside Homes
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
310.853.9933
- http://baldwinhillsoilwatch.org/fracking-in-baldwin-hills/baldwin-hills-fracking-study/

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
http://yourwestsidehomes.com/Home_Page.html
310.853.9933
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Danny Castiel, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Mon Aug 12, 2013
Danny Castiel answered:
Ive always felt safe when walking around downtown and residential areas.
You just have to be safety conscious wherever you are , especially late at night.
And I referring to any neighborhood in LA.

Daniel Castiel
Santa Monica Real Estate Agent
310-584-7721
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Danny Castiel, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Mon Aug 12, 2013
Danny Castiel answered:
Winter is a good time to buy, especially if the weather is lousy in LA. Buyers tend to not be as active then.

Daniel Castiel
Santa Monica Real Estate Agent
310-584-7721
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Curly Sue,  in Texas
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Curly Sue answered:
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Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
There are many options:
- Craigslist
- Backpage
- Adszoom
- Classified Ads
- Westside Rentals
- Listing property with an Realtor.

Listing yourself. Request credit report and verification of employment. Your security deposit can be no more than 2 months. Generally owners will asking for 1 month equal to one month rent (security deposit) and the 1st months lease amounts. Hope this helps.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
310.853.9933
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
Sat Mar 23, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Favour is at it again. Let's blow her off ASAP before she has a chance to cast her evil web. LOL!!
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Wed Nov 21, 2012
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Tcelise,

You have a contract that everyone has signed so you should be able to "negotiate" the sellers requests.
Have you considered a "lease back" for the time the seller nedds needs to move? We do this often when sellers need a week or two after escrow closes. She will pay you as she would a landlord to remain in the property.
It's all about negotiations in this business and it benefits everyone to work out these "details" to everyone's satisfaction.
Don't negate the sale if you have your contract and love the property. Im sure you can work out something with the seller .

Best!!
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Fri Oct 26, 2012
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Joichim,
We do have several condo developments in Culver City.The newest is on Culver Blvd and Dusquesne.(smaller and very modern)
Three bedroom homes average at around 700,000 but go higher depending upon the location, condition, amenities etc.
Culver is a very nice area with numerous parks and many family activities. We have some of the best public schools in the City, and that is one of the many reasons the prices have gotten higher here.
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Michael Kayem, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Fri Oct 26, 2012
Michael Kayem answered:
Hi Burcu, Your price range will allow for a 1 bedroom condo in Culver City. Keep in mind hOA which should run you around $340.00 per month.
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