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Home Buying in Canyon Country : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 15, 2015
I would be more than happy to help you. Send me an email or give me a call.

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Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Thu Jun 25, 2015
Laura Coffey answered:
Rental laws in different states are different. By taking rent for a room she established a tenant / landlord relationship. I would seek legal council but normal protocol is 60 day notice.
Good luck.
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Timothy Burns answered:
Tbeary, I would be more than happy to help you find what your looking for if you like. Feel free to contact me if you like.

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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Timothy Burns asked:
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Thank you

Timothy Burns
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Kane Crawford answered:
Isn't THAT the truth!!! I didn't even think about that! What a waste of time and energy! I'm hoping that Jerod can at least shed some light on the property! And thank you for brightening my day! I'm pretty long in the tooth too! ... more
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Also please understand that if the home was built after June 15, 1976 it is not a "Mobile Home". It's a "Manufactured Home".
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really need to check with the Park/community manager on that. Rents are usually adjusted upward whence a tenant moves out. RE professionals or MH salespersons/dealers have no control over rental rates.

Addittionally and most importantly you will have to fill out an application and be approved before you can move into any park/community. So don't put up any deposits or make any financial or contractual commitments until you've been approved.
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Scott Manzo answered:
Sure, heading down Soledad toward Sand Canyon Road gets you into a nicer area. It is also more expensive. It is clearly prudent to check statistics in all areas to be sure the purchase you are considering meets all of your criteria. Price, safety, schools, shopping etc. Providing this information to my buyers, is simply part of my job.

Scott Manzo
DRE# 01898467
Dilbeck Real Estate
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Jacquie Palmatier answered:
I currently have a listing in the Cordova Estates where the space rent is only $704/month. I also have a lender who has been doing this type of loan for over 20years and has a program that requires only 5% down. This house was built in 2007 (4 bedrooms/2.FULL baths/1620 sq. ft), and has many upgrades such as duo paned windows, wider,longer driveway, ceramic tile flooring + very large kitchen/dining area with lots of cabinets, corian counters, wood flooring. The master is huge with a walkin closet and extra large bathroom. This house has an indoor laundry room with sink and also has large storage shed and 2 nice size grassy areas as well as a beautiful, durable porch/deck with white picket fence. The amenities include pool/spa/playground and clubhouse that can be rented out for those special occasions.
Let me know if any other questions regarding financing or regarding this listing.
Jacquie Palmatier
Realty World Legends
27413 Tourney Rd., #150,
Valencia, Ca., 91355
DRE lic#01363084
DIRECT: 661-251-1550
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Short sale. I recommend using a Realtor well-versed in the process as there are many "hoops" to jump through along the way. Expect to pay fair market value for the property.
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Fri May 25, 2012
Jimmi Lewis answered:
Hi Pilates, Ron is correct. Property taxes mainly go towards schools, but all utilities and services for your home are billed separately. Here's a link to the local utility companies in the Santa Clarita/Canyon Country area:

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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Alberto Pacheco answered:
property taxes in Los Angeles County is 1.25% of the purchase price.
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Alberto Pacheco answered:
there is no need for the seller or listing agent to ask for your credit report. You can provide your fico scores, that tells a lot about your credit.
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
jeff12345 answered:
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Look at Randy Roberts profile he has 100s of spam comments left on blogs. This company uses companies overseas to create fake profiles to leave comments all over the internet to promote their company. There a mortgage lead company that wants to sale your information to mortgage lenders and brokers. ... more
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Jeff K answered:
Hi Pearl,

I'm a landlord here in PA. I can't say that I'm following 100% of exactly what your situation is. But ... here's my read on it, and you probably should have a quick chat with a lawyer. I would in your shoes!

>> Also online it says the house was sold 6/15/11. We signed the lease before it was sold.

The contract (lease) that you signed may well be null and void. The "landlord" apparently didn't own the property at the time the lease was signed. However, there COULD be something in there about a contingency for purchase and closing of the house. If there is NOT such a contingency then you should be under no obligation at all.

Not sure what's happening with the IRS and it sound like you aren't really being told the deal. Perhaps there was an IRS lien on the property? And perhaps now he can't get a Certificate of Occupancy (legally rent it out) until he's gotten this.

They seem to be in clear Breach of Contract - as they didn't provide you with the keys on the start date of the lease. This usually means that you can do whatever you want and walk away from it BUT you need to cover your butt and put things in writing.

Please please tell me that they have NONE OF YOUR MONEY? I hope that they don't. I would immediately start on the following:
1. looking for a place to live (I prefer Craigslist for this, Figure out if you can get your stuff into storage and who you might be able to stay with ...

2. Talk to a real estate lawyer so that you know YOUR RIGHTS. Bring your LEASE with you, proof of the "sold date, as well as ANY EMAILs and text messages. Usually the CONTRACT is the contract. No conversations with the leasing agent etc really matter at all.

Talking to the leasing agent - that time is past. Put them behind you. You need to have a DIRECT conversation with your landlord, TODAY. If he wants to keep you then I would make it very clear - and then in writing via email (read receipt) - that the ball is in his court to arrange and provide for short-term housing AND any additional moving expenses and storage fees - all at his expense. All this should be in writing and he would need to get it done asap.

You say that you have been offered "free Aug rent" and "waiving of the security deposit". Has this been put in writing to you? No? Gosh I'm shocked! See where I'm going with this?

The time for phone conversations and other niceties and assorted pleasantries is now behind you. I truly wish you the best of luck!
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Thu Jul 7, 2011
Laura Coffey answered:
The appraisal is completely separate than a home inspection. If an appraisal is optional and you choose to get one it's yours you don't have to show it to anyone. If you have a Realtor they should have run the comps for you before you ever submitted your offer. If you are comfortable with the price you offered and the value than I may think twice about the appraisal because that's all that does. If you are not, don't order it through the lender, go independent. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2011

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Mon Apr 25, 2011
John Walin answered:
Ethics require we as agents to not screen written offers just because an offer has already been accepted. The seller should still know of the existence of another offfer. In Illinois, only written contracts are enforceable, probably same in your state. And if a another agent feels out the listing agent in a verbal offer way that does not qualify as a bonefide offer. The bank is a 3rd party approval to the contract and so the seller should only sign one contract at a time and use contract provisions for modifying or cancelling the contract. ... more
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