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Marjanimahin, Home Buyer in Sherman Oaks, CA
Tue Apr 19, 2016
Marjanimahin asked:
Maggie Oreck, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Fri May 29, 2015
Maggie Oreck answered:
Pending means that it's in escrow. The seller has accepted an offer. Backup offers are secondary offers in case that the offer t in escrow for some reason does not go through then the back offer will go to escrow and finalize the purchase. ... more
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Rafael Gevor…, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Sun Oct 19, 2014
Rafael Gevorkian answered:
I tried calling Trulia as well and they said my profile looks amazing and all I need to do is blog and offer advise on the site so my profile goes from 90 to 100. Hope this helps a bit. ... more
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
But how many people are going to to an "organic" search of your exact home's address??? Is that realistic? Probably not. I assume you are trying to attract more buyers? I would suggest you find out what your Realtor is doing to expose your home to as many buyers as possible. By having the listing syndicated to all of these websites, is a good start. But you also want it to show beautifully in photos. Did your agent hire a professional photographer? And how is the price? If it's priced well, and looks great, and appears on all the major websites, then you shouldn't have a problem selling it. ... more
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Jim Malmberg, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, AZ
Thu May 29, 2014
Jim Malmberg answered:

I'm in Sherman Oaks, so very close to you. You said that you had multiple offers. Are any of them within $7,000 of the one that you want to accept? If so, it may not be in your best interest to cover them.

It is likely that your buyer doesn't have the funds to cover the costs, so reducing your price may not work. They will still need help.

A couple of things to make sure of. Before you accept the offer, make sure that the buyer has a preapproval... not a prequalification. Second, if you think any of the other offers you have may have a stronger financial position, and their offer number would be acceptable to you, get them to agree to be in a back-up position. Then go back to the offer you like the best and negotiate from there. If the deal falls through, then move on to the next offer.

If you want to talk about this, feel free to call me at 818-728-1100. Alternatively, you can mail me at

Best regards,

Jim Malmberg
CA BRE# 01815608
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Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Sun Aug 21, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
So to find out for sure either you or your agent should ask the listing agent.
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Catherine Be…, Real Estate Pro in Lawndale, CA
Fri Feb 25, 2011
Catherine Bedrossian answered:
Hi Suzanne,

When I do a cost/sq ft analysis, I only compare like properties. A single family home will always have more value per squre feet since a much larger land is part of it. As others have mentioned a strict per sq ft. value is not the best way to compare homes, as so many other factors go into determining value, i.e. amenitites, year built, condition, location, etc.

I hope that helps.
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Tony Medovoy,  in Sherman Oaks, CA
Mon Jan 31, 2011
Tony Medovoy asked:
closed escrow on the 8, sent in a request on the 30th not realizing that there is a time limit to file after COE.
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Joe Matthews,…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Wed Nov 3, 2010
Joe Matthews, MBA answered:
Hi Karla, there are many ways to make an existing home handicapped accessible. I have a son in wheel chair and we did install a ramp. There are websites with lot of information on very simple ways to achive this. Here is one:
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Aaron Cohen, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Wed Aug 25, 2010
Aaron Cohen answered:
I would have to agree with Tommy above. Each bank has it's own guidlines on what it will take in a Trustee sale. If you are looking at a house that is bank owned, it will depend on the particular bank involved, how many lenders there are on the property and what each lender is willing to settle for in return for releasing the property. The reality is that the market drives the price of any particular house, whether it is a standard sale or bank owned. You need to do your due diligence yourself or have a real estate professional run a complete list of comps in that neighborhood.

Aaron Cohen
Rodeo Realty
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Hannah Flieg…, Real Estate Pro in Larkspur, CA
Sat Jul 4, 2009
Hannah Fliegel answered:
Dear C

Sorry about your situation. You might try to call property management companies in your area and briefly let them know your credit was compromised from bad real estate investments. They might make an offer for you to pre-pay a few months rent in advance and that way you they have some comfort and you can have a chance to live in a safe home not a public motel.
once your bk is discharged you might want to consider signing up for credit repair so that you can get all the trade lines removed, with a 50% chance of getting the bk removed. See right now you have all the negative trade lines in addition to the bk. If you sign up for credit repair you will then just have the bk with a good possiblity of removing it.
You can get a new mortgage in 24 months after a bk with FHA lender or 48 months with conventional lenders. Call me I will assist you with your credit repair. Good luck!
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David Hitt, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Wed Jul 1, 2009
David Hitt answered:
I would check back at a later date and try it again. You might want to resize the photo of your home as some websites only allow photos up to a limited size to be uploaded. Best of luck to you.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
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