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Home Buying in 91604 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Hello Jgtechpro, your price point parameters may be to low for the cities you are inquiring so it may just add neighboring cities to compare? For instance the purchase in 91604 zip code of Studio City start from 419k for 1bd 1ba 877sf condo and the single family homes start from 899k for 3bd 2ba 1,292sf home. The inventory is quite low in Studio City currently.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your interest. Do you have down payment and closing cost or do you need down payment and closing cost assistance programs?

Once you are pre-approved and connect with an agent you can be set up to receive daily automatic emails to fit your search criteria as they come available daily.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

There are a lot of mortgage programs avialable.

In the area you are looking to buy in you can expect to put down a minimum of 3%. You are even allowed to roll some closing costs in using a "seller concession". I can explain the sellers concession a bit more if you need me to.

The programs I'm describing allow you to buy a multifamily home and allow cosignors if needed.

I can help you get a pre approval if you would like to see what you can qualify for.

I'm avialable almost 24/7.

You are welcome to contact me with any questions or if you would like help with this.
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Jgtechpro asked:
Perhaps I simply cannot find it, but there does not seem to be a search parameter for number of floors. If it is there and I am missing it, please let me know where the option is. If not,…
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Sat Apr 16, 2016
Robert Spinosa answered:
I just wanted to update the thread below as of April, 2016. When it comes to 10% down financing, here is an indication of what we're able to offer:

80/10/10: Available up to a purchase price of almost $1.7MM. First mortgage can be fixed rate or ARM (7/1 or 10/1, most commonly) and the second mortgage is usually a home equity line of credit (HELOC).

Single loan, no PMI: We have a 30-year fixed rate loan that will go to a purchase price of just over $2.2MM with a 10% down payment. The loan has no PMI.

REX Homebuyer: REX works a bit differently and is not a loan. Instead, the REX Homebuyer funds will match your 10% down payment. When you end the agreement by way of refinance or sale you pay REX back with a percentage of the value change of the home. REX has the greatest reach with just 10% down, allowing a buyer to get to a purchase price of $3.125MM.

Income, asset and credit requirements vary for all of the options above, so it's important to weigh each to determine the best fit for your scenario. If I can answer any questions I am happy to help.
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Tue May 26, 2015
Fri Sep 19, 2014
Mike Dronge answered:
Walkaway or ask for a nice hefty credit before releasing your contingencies.
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Your lender will request the appraisal. They have a list they pull from and order it for you.
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Mon May 5, 2014
Nick Khachian answered:
According to the tax records, this was a foreclosure that was purchased by a 3rd party. It did not go back to the bank as an RE
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You can only get a USDA loan in a designated rural area. USDA is better if you have a choice between the two. USDA is zero down 100% financing and does not have monthly mortgage insurance. FHA is min 3.5% down and has monthly mortgage insurance. So your payment will likely be lower with a USDA loan. ... more
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
James Sanchez answered:
I think an other reason to add is the time of year... Yes interest rates are low for buyers, which adds buyers..... But, on the sellers side, any one that has been in the market longer than a year knows that this time of the market slows down. No one sells houses during this time of year, compared to spring and summer time. Banks are slowing down on REO's for now. Short sales still, no matter what banks say take at least 3 months. People doing short sales most likely are buying time for the holidays and trying to post pone listing their home for sale as long as possible. Regular sellers are starting to see some profit being made but it is still a small margin, considering when you ask them they always compare todays prices with the artificial prices of 2006. ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
You're looking only for brand new building?
I know some that were build last year, thats good enough for you?
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Sun Jun 14, 2009
Yana Galuz answered:
It is important to work with an agent you are comfortable with and one that is well versed in the REO market. If you are interested I do work with with an REO team and can possibly assist you, but would need to know more as to your needs. Please contact me at your convenience.

Yana Galuz
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Crescent Realty

12345 Ventura Blvd. Ste M
Studio City, CA 91604
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Sun Feb 22, 2009
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Collapsing - out of control!"
("Player Hater's" -This is from a site I visited today . . .so dont shoot the delivery man!

Went looking for a house in LA this past week and sellers are starting to panic. Two years ago when I started looking it was the buyers were in a panic. You were told to make an offer within a day of seeing a house, and to send a letter to the owner about how privileged you would be if they would sell you their home. Of course you should offer 10% more than the asking price–you don’t want to be rude!

When we looked last week three of the eight houses were “flips” by real estate brokers. That is, houses they bought, remodeled and were no reselling. Those three “flips” were on the market for 30-120 days and had all been recently reduced 10-15% from their original asking price. Within 10 minutes of walking in each of the brokers said they had room to work, and that they could make changes to the home (i.e. we could put a room here or a pool–whatever you want).

The most telling part for me was that the brokers themselves are looking to get out. They want out so bad that they are willing to reduce the price by 10-15% not once, but twice, over ~60 days. Of course, after three years of 20% increases in Los Angeles a 20-30% discount bring you back to 2005–which I guess will be known as the peak.

Also, there was very little traffic at the open houses we drove by this weekend.
Anyone else looking for a home right now? What are you seeing?

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Sat Jan 26, 2008
Dot Chance answered:
Hi, again, Abhijay. I answered your other similar question but just want to remind you to keep in mind the size of the lot as well as the size of the house.

Happy House Hunting!
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Wed Nov 7, 2007
Dot Chance answered:
Abhijay, Blayne and David are excellent agents and had great answers for you. Let me add that you cannot go strictly by how much per square foot when purchasing a home. You need to keep in mind the lot size because you don't want to pay the same price for a home on a smaller lot than on a larger lot if everything else is the same...

If you need further assistance, you may reach me at 818.432.1671 - I will be happy to help!
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