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Home Buying in El Segundo : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Phackett asked:
Preferably El Segundo, CA - Vista Del Mar, CA and Weschester, CA and Hermosa Beach, CA. Where do I go about finding this information?
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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
The form you referenced is not a standard CAR form, so I don't know what it may say. I would speak about your concerns to your Broker, the person your agent is licensed under. If your agent is the Broker, or if you would prefer another way to deal with your situation, and your agent is a Realtor, you can contact California Association of Realtors which provides a service to assist clients with handling concerns with their agents. If you wish the assistance of a C.A.R. Ombudsman, you may call (213) 739-7227 or email the Ombudsman Hotline at You can call their Ombudsman for help at no charge. They handle mostly agent to agent concerns, but they also welcome client to agent concerns as well. ... more
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Danaewilson72 asked:
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Danaewilson72 asked:
I want to purchase a new home, but i am afraid the modification will hurt me. How long do I need to wait before I can purchase a new home?
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Ellis Posner answered:
Many families relocating for work in the El Segundo area from around the country wind up in North Redondo Beach 90278. North Redondo is an easy non freeway commute to El Segundo AND has many great schools. I've worked with a number of families facing the same challenges. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Lisa Mccracken answered:
Trulia does offer homes for rent, There is a section that says for rent, I am here to help . Lisa McCracken , 323-338-0123
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
On the Westside and El Segundo foreclosures are pretty much dried up. But foreclosures are listed just like standards sales. There are additional disclosures for foreclosures. Prospective buyers would precede just like in standard sale with: loan, appraisal, inspection, walk-thru and etc contingencies.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
MLS latest update is July 2013
Information provided MLS:
El Segundo Single Family Home Sales
July 2013
Total Sold Dollar Volume: $ 1,799,000
Average Selling Price: $ 899,500
Average List Price: $ 875,500
Avg Sales Price/Avg. List Price: 102.7%
Median Price: $ 899,500
Average Days on Market: 36
Number of Listings Sold: 2

Sold Listings: 1. 742 EUCALYPTUS DR $ 750,000
2. 649 W MAPLE AVE $ 1,049,000

Today active listings range from $649,000.00-$1,799,000.00
Hope information helpful please call for more information.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Travis Siegel answered:
First, You cannot rely on anything you see online to estimate the value of a piece of property, unless that information is from actual recent sales. Sites like Trulia and Zillow do not take into consideration a number of factors that are very important when pricing a property.

418 has vacant for years. There was a house there but it was destroyed by a fire, I believe. For many years only the facade of the house still stood, until the city discovered that it was a safety issue and demanded that it be completely removed. That was about 10 years ago or so and it has sat vacant since. I personally know several builders that have offered to purchase the property from the owners and they would not sell.

Travis Siegel
RE/MAX Execs - El Segundo
310-597-3672 - Direct
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Endre Barath answered:
Stahl8, good question. My answer is "it depends" what the budget is and that will determine where the professionals live. I suggest before you accept a job transfer come out and spend a week or at least a long weekend to familiarize yourself with the communities. Also I would suggest contact a Relocation Specialist to help you. FYI I am available to help you. Please contact me privately for a free assessment of what your financial situation is and then we can better determine your needs and wants.
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
The bank, most likely, does not want an FHA loan because the bank believes that the FHA appraiser is going to ask for many health and safety issues to be repaired. That being said, a conventional appraiser may ask for glaring health and safery issues to be addressed, as well.
Banks are slooooooooooooooooow!
They do not work weekends, like all the rest of us on Trulia do!!
The bank has no emotional attachment to the transaction. The transaction sits on a desk in a stack and is dealt with when it hits the top of the pile.
I have a current transaction where the offer was accepted on the Feb 25th. The fully executed contract took over 2 weeks to receive back from the bank.
The buyer was not asked to provide earnest money deposit for 3 whole weeks.
I had another where the foreclosing lender could not find the Trustee's Deed for a month. The transaction was delayed closing for 4 weeks. The rate lock had to be extended, etc.
These transactions are not for the faint at heart!
This is why "Traditional" sale properties sell first and sell higher.
Hang in there. On a foreclosure you will close. It will be hurry up and wait, but you will close within 45-60 days from acceptance.
Short sale? Whole 'nother story!! Could be months and months and months.
Your professional agent will know which short selling real estate agents can perform on the short sale close for you.
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Mon Feb 25, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
You need to find a Realtor with whom you can work. This is like walking into an alley blindfolded.

If you would like a referral of a top Realtor in your area, would be honored to help you.

There is a reason there is no contact info. You need to have a REALTOR to help you. It is for your own protection.
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