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Tue Dec 26, 2017
Angelica P answered:

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Tue Nov 14, 2017
Lasweet77 asked:
Seller accepted 2nd offer instead of 15 day escrow extension request from buyer
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Farzi Manizani answered:
Hi there, Chatsworth is a tricky city, it has really expensive parts and not so good parts. You are more than welcome to contact me and I will try to give you the best advice I can. Or you can just post a bit more about the property and then I can try to tell you if I think it's worth the venture or not. ... more
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Sat May 18, 2013
Kathryn Alesandrini answered:
You'll need to read the fine print of the agreement you signed with the home inspector. Most inspection agreements severely limit the responsibility of the inspector. Also inspections often recommend further investigation by a specialist such as a roofer, electrician, plumber, pool contractor and so forth. The typical inspection lasts a few hours and costs a couple hundred dollars. It would be virtually impossible to detect all defects in that timeframe. I've had buyers pay for multiple inspections during escrow including an on-site mold analysis. Armed with a mountain of evidence, these buyers know exactly what they're getting and often can renegotiate the purchase price prior to the close of escrow. ... more
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
Yup, it can take a while. even if a buyer is paying cash, it doesn't matter.
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Farzi Manizani answered:
There are some two bedroom 1 bath for $1,600. I can try to widen your search in surrounding cities to get something closer to your specs. Like adding Northridge, and Winnetka?
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Wed Jan 27, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:

I think you are focusing on the wrong things by trying to make generalized comparisons and assigning a "spread" discount range. Do you have a Buyer's Agent? I ask this because your valuation question is so basic to the transaction it has me wondering.

Rather than relying on the opinions of this forum regarding an unidentified property, you really need to be using the "gold standard" of determining pricing trends -- a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). After all, this is an important financial transaction for you, correct? A CMA always provides the best representation of market price/activity/trend direction - for the specific property details you search on.

While your Realtor can provide the CMA for you, when you visit the property have a very good contractor go with you to "guesstimate" what it will take to make the property "marketable." Your Realtor can also help in this regard. This way, if you use "$0.70 on the dollar" estimate you won't be faced with an extra $0.20 on the dollar expense.

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Thu Oct 15, 2009
Ingrid answered:
Most lenders will tell you that you can't do a loan mod if you;re not behind on your payments. This is not the case and they are just stalling you and will give you the run around. If they think you can make your current payment they will not want to do the loan mod. The federal government is putting pressure on lenders to help homeowners do the loan mods and they require that you have at least one hardship from a list of about 20 and it sounds to me like you may have more than one. Yes you could qualify for a loan mod and substantially lower your monthly payment and possibly get a lower fixed rate without paying high attorney fees. Contact me and let me show you your options.

Ingrid Smith
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Fri May 15, 2009
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
To be honnest I started seeing a lot of this since the stimulous program came out in march. The lenders seem to keep changing their minds and requesting information over and over again. The cases I have seen attorney's involved have been no better than other cases. If you get a attorney involved get an attorney involved that understand foreclosures in your state. Do not use an out of state mod company. If the foreclosure has not started yet, you are in a better position to deal with the lender. However, I would go down multiple paths at the same time; i.e.; modification and short sale.

Find out who the investor is which will help you understand if it meets the stimulous program. If it does meet the stimulous program they should deal with you. If it is not part of the stimulous program they do not have to do anything but it is wise for them to work it out. Try to escalate it as high as you can.

Keith Manson
First Weber Group
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Greenfield, Wiscosnin
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Sun Aug 17, 2008
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Timothy,

I would be interested in your service. Please feel free to send me a link to your site.


Monique Carrabba
Keler Williams The Reavis Group
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