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Tue May 24, 2016
vadalk59 asked:
Fri Aug 7, 2015
Eddie & Tina Bernard answered:
Hi John,
Your sister is allowed to sign the listing, but you would both need to sign the purchase agreement, so she cannot sign the purchase agreement by herself if you are on title. Yes, E-sign is an acceptable and widely used form of signing. If you do not wish to sell, you can tell her that you will not sign the purchase agreement. It sounds as though you both want to sell but cannot agree on the agent. Perhaps you can select the agent together.

Tina Bernard
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Rent to own never works. There were some homes like that in the desert several years ago. They built them brand new at the time when the market was falling quickly. They had to get creative with the financing real fast. They created a rent to own situation. It worked for some people. Ultimately, that is not a popular way to buy a home. Usually it is associated with a gimmick or false advertising, sometimes a scam. It is not a common practice here in California and you will have a hard time finding an agent to help you find that kind of scenario.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
I would agree it depends upon the property and the duties. On site would be a good bit of work as you are "available" 24, 7 unless your contract states otherwise. In my area where the majority of properties are condos and second homes, property managers are a dime a dozen. They typically charge $35 - $45 per door within a complex. If there are additional responsibilities outside basic book keeping, managing contractors, and overseeing maintenance I would think the rate would be higher. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
I am not sure how to become an REO agent.... BUT I do know that the bank owned inventory is at an all time low. There simply isn't enough around to hire any new agents. Agents are being let go every day. That market is gone for now. Hang in there, work hard and become your own boss. Take charge of your destiny. Treat your business as a real business. Dedicate 40 hours per week to work only. Do not get side tracked with unproductive things. You'll be fine.

Best of Luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic #01456982
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Just like any city, there are pockets of good and bad areas. Here is a link that may help you find your answer.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/compton/crime/

All the best,
Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic#014569825
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
It is true, crime can happen at any time. Here is a link that may help you to understand the crime statistics of Compton, Ca.

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Compton-California.html

Best of luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic #01456982
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
As Cindy said, you can do it yourself. There are plenty of online examples of letters to write and actions to take. Good luck!
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Shaun Anderson answered:
Hello Maggie, fellow Realtor,

www.Spotcrime.com is a great easy tool to find out about crime in a particular area. Good luck.


Shaun Anderson
Keller Williams
310-675-0077
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Shaun Anderson answered:
Hello Priscilla Wilson,

Yes this property is less than mile away from 868 West?

Are you in the marketing looking for a home currently?


Shaun Anderson
Keller Williams
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
Crime free Neighborhoods

I've been seeing an inordinate amount of these questions popping up on Trulia in recent weeks. As I've said on the other threads I've commented on there's absolutely no way of guaranteeing that any neighborhood will have little or especially NO CRIME.

We're living in a very different time and place today. Unlike anytime since possibly the Great Depression we are living in very volatile socio economic times everywhere in America as well as most places in the World.

What with dynamics like poverty, homelessness, unemployment, illegal immigration and shear desperation it's clearly obvious why crime is on the rise everywhere. What were once considered very safe and secure upscale neighborhoods are now viable high value targets for those who wish to prey on them.

I've livee in a very laid back, low key semi rural North San Diego country neighborhood for the past 33 years. During that time we've never locked the doors on our cars or homes and we've always left our bicycles out unlocked.

In the past several months we've had an influx of multi-family or multi-tenant renters moving into several of the single family residents that have come up for rent throughout our neighborhood. Sometimes there are as many as a dozen old cars and trucks parked in the driveways and on the streets.

Common sense has to tell you that these folks aren't the most financially privileged or steadily employeed. Hence, lot's of folks are hungry and desperate to pay the rent so voila our once very safe and quiet neighborhoods become not so safe and secure.

As a result we've seen a dramatic increase in break-ins and burglaries. Fortunetley there has been no violent crime. Just folks stealing bicycles, lawn mowers & myriad garden tools or anything of value that's not secured. We even have a neighbor who's had 4 chickens stolen in the past month. Duh........ya think they might be hungry?

So we took measures into our own hands and with the help of local law enforcement we've facilitated a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. Since the signs have gone up and we've installed or activated existing security systems and video cameras and our buddies at the Sheriff's Dept have been making their presence known and we've all been keeping in touch with one another and notifying one another when we'll be out of town things have really calmed down. In fact there have been no incidents in the past couple of months.

So the long and short of it is that there is no totally safe and secure way of keeping your neighborhood free of crime. The best thing you can do is become involved in your community and stay aware of the folks who live around you.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
E J Hawkins answered:
Good Afternoon Priscilla, I have sold on Kemp Ct before and this area is ok for the most part, you have your issues at time. This is an area, that you as a person have to be able to tolerate. I would suggest driving the area at night on a Friday and again during the week. This will give you a good indication on how this area is, crime statistics in the overall area will not be good and wont give you a real good indication if this is an area YOU are comfortable with. ... more
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
Contact the L.A. County Sheriff's department.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Darrell Hess answered:
It would depend on the contract, property taxes, escrows needed, etc. Way too many variables for someone to answer on this forum. You should seek advice from your agent, lender (if you have one) and attorney who can get you these figures. ... more
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Sat May 25, 2013
Anna Kitras answered:
It is a great time to buy! Especially with interest rates so low! Prices are up 24% this year in Compton, from the same time last year...the market has had huge upward shift.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
No need to be afraid about buying a home of your own!!!!!


You must make sure you have a diligent buyer's agent working on your behalf.

You will need to be pre- approved by a DIRECT lender.

Once you hire the right agent and get your loan pre approved, you will be ok.
Your agent should be the one making sure you have nothing to be afraid of.

Buying a home is a big step, but look at it this way.If you pay rent you have already been paying a mortgage, it is just that you have been paying the mortgage of your landlord!

Much Success to You, I hope you are in your new home soon!

Best Regards,
Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Timothy Delaney answered:
Hi
Which property are you asking about.

Thanks,
Tim Delaney, Broker
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Katie,

This home was sold at a Trustee Sale on 5/22/12 for $168,175


The current owner of record (according to Tax rolls) is Bank Of New York.

The property is not showing as a current listing on the MLS.

Once a home is sold at a trustee sale it can take a while for the new owner ( in this case a bank) to get it prepared for sale and assigned to their assesset management company who in turn will assign it to a broker/agent to list for sale.

If you would like to buy a home in Compton, and need agent representation ,I would be happy to assist you.

Properties come up often, so do not get too hung up on any one property, especially if you want it as an investment.

Best of Success to YOU!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
"The Buyer' Agent"
Prudential California Realty
714-293-1151
KawaindPayne@gmail.com
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