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Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls/Los Cerritos : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
Even people, who have low credit score manage to find pretty good properties.
First option for renter with a low credit is to find a co-signer on your lease.
The second is to pay a larger deposit.
You can also include letters of recommendation from previous landlords, especially those who have rented to you most recently.
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
Realtors do not discuss areas in terms of safety, crime, danger, etc. because it could be in violation of fair housing laws. You'll have to do your own research on this.
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Trina Rufo answered:
Hi Naeem- If you want to view that property in person, or obtain all of the stats on it, just let me know. It is located in the area that I work very frequently.

Trina Rufo
Nationwide Real Estate Executives
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Unfortunately there are a ton of people taking advantage of others in this way. Your best bet is to always work with a Realtor. We are your best line of defense in cases like this. This practice of preying on potential renters has been going on for a long time and it will probably continue for years to come. Trust your intuitions. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Best of luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Trulia or any other website that allows the public to upload their own listings have no control over what is posted. There are plenty of scammers out there trying to rip you off. Be careful. Your best bet is to work with a local Realtor. It should cost you nothing but it could make your life a lot easier, that's for sure. What areas are you looking in? I'd be glad to see what's available. Just let me know.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Daniel Modin answered:
Properties are going quick nowadays, for rent or for sale. Whenever I post a property for rent, my phone gets flooded with calls and texts. In a few days I screen enough candidates to choose the most suitable ones. To save time on calls, make sure the first thing you ask if that specific property is still available. ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Samantha Baksic answered:
Hi Tony,

Based on that address, I would use this crime map as a starting point:,CA,90807/

You can also use a website like this one to help you learn about the schools in the area:

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,
Samantha Baksic
Precision Realty
714.330.2021 (cell)
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
That depends on what you desire.

Do you want to be close to the water ? Do you want urban high rise living? Do you want a family friendly area? Do you want to be in a leave it to Beaver neighborhood? Do you want to be close to night life? Do you like to golf? Do you like small vintage homes? Do you want modern homes with all the bells and whistles? Are you single? Do you have children? Do you like yard work? Do you own large pets?

You see, Long Beach truly has a full range of housing options. It is VERY hard pick one area as top RATED since the desires of people can be as different as night and day. What I feel is top rated may be at the bottom of your list.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Todd Foust answered:
As others have said, if you didn't agree to a per diem penalty in the initial contract then its very simple. No they won't be able to collect that.

They could however give you a notice to perform, let you try to close in XYZ hours, and cancel escrow (maybe taking your deposit) if you can't. This would all imply the fault is yours, your lenders, or somehow your agents. If the delay is sellers fault, they won't get far with this.

Agree with Gene, you probably need to read the contract again for clarification. Best wishes
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