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Property Q&A in Azusa : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Shannon Chang answered:
If you look at the bottom of the listing there is a name and phone number. Call her
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
carlos parrague answered:
Are you working with a Agent? You should be. They would be able to help answer this question and many others that you need to consider before purchasing any property.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Susan Bo'ur answered:
This is three levels, garage being the first.
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Wed Jan 11, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
In my own experience, the only reference to "deposits" on a purchase contract is when you're dealing with a tenant & you're buying the property subject to a tenant's lease & their security deposit is transferred to you at closing. ... more
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Wed Jan 4, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
You need to find out if it's a rent/lease park or a Condo conversion where you own the land. If it's a rent/lease then you will have to pay a monthly space rent plus utilities as a rule. If it's a condo conversion you will still in all probability be paying an HOA fees, taxes, insurance, utilities and maintenance.

But I'd be more concerned about the condition of that old a "Mobile Home" (built before June 15, 1976) as opposed to a "Manufacture Home" (HUD compliant), built after June 15, 1976. I'd definitely hire an experienced manufactured home inspector to check the understructure (pads, piers, insulation, vapor barrier, etc) and make sure the pier support systems are in acceptable condition, the home is level and there are no drainage issues.

Additionally, I'd be wary of caustic and carcinogenic chemicals in the flooring, countertops, etc and asbestos in the insulation. Lot's of things to consider about homes this old. Also if you need financing you may find that due to the age of the home it will be quite difficult to find any good deals on terms and interest rates.
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Fri Dec 2, 2011
Steven Ornellas answered:

"I bougth property with HOA. We were provided hard copy of CC&Rs when we bought property. When I requested for electronic copy of CC&R, I was told they have to charge $100. Is this legal? "

I understand your frustration.

I'm not a lawyer and what I’m about to provide as far as my feedback certainly is not legal advice; however, we can approach your primary question logically and come to a reasonable conclusion.

If we look at this logically it sounds like they can charge to create the electronic file the first time; however, as you commented, "It does not cost $100 to send an email attachment", for the second person who asks, right?

In my blog post "New CA Law Halts Excessive HOA-related Document Fees (AB 771)" I quote a CAR Press Release that states:

"Current law requires that this information come from the HOA and prohibits it from charging fees in excess of what is “reasonable,” not to exceed the actual cost of processing and producing these documents."

So, the HOA may be following "the rules" as written assuming this is the first time they are having to scan the CC&Rs. Scanning the CC&Rs the first time just might take $100 of time. Conversely, if they are simply charging $100 to email the CC&Rs, well, that sure does not sound like a reasonable charge to me.

Here are few more related thoughts:

1) CC&Rs have to be recorded; hence, a Title Company could probably provide you with an electronic version much cheaper.

2) If you are still in contact with the Realtor® who represented you ask her/him to call in a favor with the Title Company and request an electronic version

3) Assumedly you still have the hardcopy of the CC&Rs you received when you bought the home, so consider:
a. Scanning them yourself
b. Asking your Realtor® to do so.

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Tue Jun 28, 2011
Melissa Krchnak answered:
The Listing Agent doesn't give a specific rather "approximately" $840. While that isn't the lowest I've seen, it's not the highest either. Let me know if you're interested in taking a look at this property. ... more
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Irma Ochoa answered:
I will be down loading more pictures today.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Irma Ochoa answered:
This property is a short sale. It has a good size back yard and patio
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Mon May 3, 2010
John Juarez answered:
I hope that you do not think that you are going to buy this property for the amount that you see posted in the link.

What you have seen on Trulia is a notice of default or foreclosure posted by Realty Trac which is a reporting service. Realty Trac takes information from public records and provides it by subscription to its members who have registered and agreed to pay a fee for the information. What you see on Trulia is an abbreviated report from Realty Trac in order to entice you to sign up for their service.

It is unlikely that you will be able to buy this house for the price posted on Trulia. That is the amount of a default and has no relationship to the value of the property. The house may be offered for sale at a later date but it will most likely be listed with a Realtor and priced at a price that reflects the market price for the area.

If you are serious about buying a house, you need to align yourself with a full-time, experienced local Realtor who can help you to find the house that meets your needs. Your Realtor can help you to learn about the current market conditions, realistic house prices, loan qualifications, negotiating strategy, escrow management, inspections and everything else that goes into the purchase of a home.

I know some great Realtors in the Azusa area. If you would like a referral to one or two of them, drop me a note.

John Juarez, REALTOR
The Medford Team
DRE# 01223788
Windermere Welcome Home
Direct: 510-673-0686
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Beth Walsh answered:
First Franklin Trust bought the property at the foreclosure auction. At some point in the future the home will be listed with an agent for sale. The list price may be higher or lower than what the property was purchased for. I live in Claremont. If you need any further help with this property please contact me at ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Kiet Truong answered:
I dont knwo which one you are asking (there are serveral listings in that apt for sales) but now only unit #44, and #29 are still accepting back up offer. you can contack me if you need further info. my email @ ... more
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Sun Apr 5, 2009
Sam asked:
This question is about this property:
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Wed Mar 18, 2009
Donna Baker answered:
I think if you look at your own pending property in the same complex, which is priced at $349,900, your answer is probably that this is priced too high.
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