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Home Buying in 90265 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Maricris A answered:
Hi,

We are definitely aware of the influx of scam listings that have recently been appearing on our site. Please know we are actively working to filter out fraudulent listings from our site as we take this issue very seriously, and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we continually refine our process. If there is a specific listing you are reporting, please provide the full property address by replying to this email and I will investigate it immediately.

Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care advocate
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
Check out this guide published by the California Bureau of Real Estate:

"Surviving the Real Estate Escrow
Process in California: Important Things
and Tips You Should Know,
and Mistakes to Avoid"

Click the link in the web reference. http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/Escrow_Info_Consumers.pdf
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
Check out this guide published by the California Bureau of Real Estate:

"Surviving the Real Estate Escrow
Process in California: Important Things
and Tips You Should Know,
and Mistakes to Avoid"

Click the link in the web reference. http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/Escrow_Info_Consumers.pdf
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Jacqui Rum answered:
Yes, very very rare though.
If you need help, call or email me 818-856-0727
jacqui.rum@gmail.com

#TheFitRealtor
#RentalQueen
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Not necessarily, these are just an assessment based on the last sales price. If the home was undervalued and someone paid less than market value (or vice versa) it won't be a good indicator. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Until the actual Trustee sale the property belongs to the current owner. You may try to purchase it from the owner before the sale via a short sale transaction. This may in fact delay or stop the Trustee sale.
Good luck,
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Gail Lowe answered:
Absolutely !! A quick easy and comfortable stroll to the beach. Surrounding area of lush landscaping, private roadways. Some of the steets offer ocean views, but not all. Individuality is important in your decision wherever you decide to look in Malibu. Every distinct area offers positives depending on your own personal requirements. ... more
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Sat Mar 9, 2013
James Wiebe answered:
When buying property it is always highly advisable to hire your own agent to represent your interests. There are many pitfalls and ways to lose money and time during the purchase of a home. Your agent has a fiduciary duty to see that your needs and desires are represented. It is a good idea to find an agent that will put your needs in front of their own. Always use your own agent, not the sellers! Many states it is illegal for an agent to even try to represent both sides of a contract.

Lawsuits are not the answer. You can sue. It could be very expensive and you could loose all you spend.

Jim Wiebe
direct (310) 589-8469
WeBeCool@WorldPeaceRealty.org
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Sat Mar 9, 2013
James Wiebe answered:
In America, anyone can sue anyone else for just about anything they can think of. I think a better question is; How can I find a solution to a problem with floors that were advertised as hardwood but were actually carpet?

If you have ever been involved with a law suit, I think you will agree that attorneys make out pretty well and everyone else suffers pretty bad.

I think there's a better way to solve problems. A good negotiation can come up with a creative solution that can be an acceptable compromise that is quicker and much more satisfying.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Brian Goldberg answered:
Brian Goldberg, CDPE
Broker Associate, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Malibu Colony
23676 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265
P: (310) 403-4623
F: (310) 356-4901
www.luxurymalibuproperty.com
www.brokermalibu.com
CA DRE #01900604
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
inna ivchenko answered:
I'm afraid, you have no chance to walk away with EMD money in this situation....
Is the short sale approved or not? Where are you with the bank?( my guess, the price and terms are already approved, am i right?)
You probably still have time to cancel your agreement with these buyers ( since they are not able to proceed) and accept another offer, send it to the bank, close and collect your relocation fee.
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Thu Apr 14, 2011
James Trapasso answered:
In this situation it becomes a legal battle. Most obvious choice is to counter sue. Ask a lawer who specializes in real estate contracts.
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
Heather Paul answered:
Did the Realtor give you a copy of the purchase agreement signed by the seller? This is a fully executed offer, it should state who the escrow and title company is, I would contact the escrow company and ask to speak with their manager. You do not usually earn interest on your money when it is in escrow, an escrow company is just a neutral third party that handles all of the monies in the transaction until the property closes or the transaction is cancelled. This is normal in California. It sounds as if you are having some communication issues with your Realtor, try to work it out, if you can't, then ask to speak with their broker. Did your son give the agent actual cold hard cash? Whether it was or was a check, your Realtor should have given you a receipt. One other thing to consider, even though your son is buying cash and it can close in 7-9 days, you are working on the bank's time of the foreclosed home, sometimes they do take longer. The best bet is to try to have your realtor find out what is going on from the listing agent and ask them to provide copies of all of the things I listed above!

Good luck!
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker
(310)586-0364 or (424)625-1037
"Your Local Real Estate Expert"
heatherprealtor@gmail.com
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Not at all. There are several MH specialists. Try Foremost Insurance. They're the biggest. Then there's State Farm and Allstate depending on where you're located. Here's my blog if you ever need more comprehensive about MH's: http://activerain.com/action/agents_secure/my_home ... more
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