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Mon Sep 26, 2016
2margo406 asked:
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Wed Jul 27, 2016
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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
To edit Trulia listings, scroll up to your name, click there and a drop down menu of listings should be seen, click on the listing and click edit
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Sat Apr 16, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
Before I was a agent, between the years 1985-1990 I had a mobile home for sale. (that is five years of not selling it.)

The problems that agents have are:

1. Many are lazy. They got into the business thinking that it was a lazy persons job. It is the lowest paid easy work there is. It is also the highest paid hard work there is. Do not get a lazy agent whether it be your relative or not.

2. You need an agent that will tell you like it is. You as a buyer or a seller can come up with the stupidest things. I know because if there is anything stupid you think as buyer or seller I thought it.
You need an agent that is not afraid to hurt your feelings, will tell you like it is, because many smart people come up with bad ideas when it comes to buying or selling a house.
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
I assume you mean a mortgage. Remember the cheapest loan is not the cheapest loan. It is the cheapest loan you qualify for. If a lender as a 2% rate and wont give it to you, it might as well not exist. So a loan broker is the place to find the cheapest loan. They will be able to find the cheapest loan you qualify for.
You have a 2nd problem, though brokers can give you the cheapest loan does not mean they will. Many are more about charging as much as the can get away with.
My philosophy is to cut my costs as much as possible and pass on the savings to my customers. Most of my business over the years has been referrals as a result.

If you would like to see what I can do for you feel free to call my cell at 714-421-1037 as I am out in the field about half the time.

NMLS 287206 Equal housing lender
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Sat Dec 12, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
here is a days on market chart for the last 12 months in Encino: http://crmls.stats.10kresearch.com/infoserv/s-v1/mBQu-jmv
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
Murphy Team answered:
Here is where you would refer to the Declaration of the condominium. Some associations do require that all unit owners have insurance. Also, lenders are requiring some mortgagees to carry homeowners insurance. ... more
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hello Dancelara,

There is no formula that would tell you exactly how much the escrow will cost you. There are some very good calculators out there that can give you an "estimate". I have a good one that I use from BankOne. Google it and I hope it helps you

Thank you

Alex Khalilifard | Realtor - General Contractor
BRE License #: 01937591
Listing and Selling Agent
RE/MAX
Alex@TopHomesLA.com
Direct: 818.925.8088
http://www.TopHomesLA.com
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Fri May 29, 2015
Maggie Oreck answered:
It is difficult to say because pretty much depends on the location and the condition of the property. Also for some people the schools ratings are a must.
Please give me more information and I would be able to provide some comparables

Best,
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Fri May 29, 2015
Maggie Oreck answered:
Things online are constantly changing but most of the sites are updated within 24 to 48 hours
Our site is updated for sure every 24 hours to reflect the status of our listings

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions ... more
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Sat Mar 21, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello isw123, you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. If you have credit issues, your credit scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hello Angl,

With your pricing you can not buy any condos in Encino. You MAY find something in Reseda north of Rosco and etc... Market has picked up and those numbers aren't easy to find. Back in 2011 you could have found something. :/

Alex Khalilifard | Realtor - General Contractor
BRE License #: 01937591
Listing and Selling Agent
RE/MAX
Alex@TopHomesLA.com
Direct: 818.925.8088
http://www.TopHomesLA.com
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hello Lee,

I used the one from SRAR, check out my site and click on the listings for you to see. www.Met411.com

Email me if you need help with setting up your IDX.

Alex Khalilifard | Realtor - General Contractor
BRE License #: 01937591
Listing and Selling Agent
RE/MAX
Alex@TopHomesLA.com
Direct: 818.925.8088
http://www.TopHomesLA.com
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hello Javed,

I am working with a few investors and we can work together. Please contact me

Alex Khalilifard | Realtor - General Contractor
BRE License #: 01937591
Listing and Selling Agent
RE/MAX
Alex@TopHomesLA.com
Direct: 818.925.8088
http://www.TopHomesLA.com
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Alex Khalilifard answered:
Hello Amelia,

Every situation si different, can you briefly explain what has happened? If the home is a short sale or foreclosure, it can take weeks, even months!


Please let me know if you have any other real estate-related questions!

Alex Khalilifard | Realtor - General Contractor
BRE License #: 01937591
Listing and Selling Agent
RE/MAX
Alex@TopHomesLA.com
Direct: 818.925.8088
http://www.TopHomesLA.com
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Let me start off saying I'm sorry for the experience you're having, there's no reason for it other than the lenders sheer incompetence. That said, this is a legal question and you should consult an attorney.

I would suggesting raising holy hell with the lender every day. I would be relentless, I'd tell them if they don't get it closed on time they can expect to be sued, that you will mount a social media campaign trashing them, and that you're already preparing a formal complaint with the California State Banking Commission. Let them know that unless their prepared to suffer the consequences, they have absolutely nothing that takes precedence over getting your loan closed. That they need to get their supervisor and their supervisors involved and get the loan closed and that they will wish they were working as greeters at WalMart if they fail to do so. Call them hourly, be relentless, it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. I don't even have to ask, I'm 99.99% certain you're dealing with a "big bank" and the outcome was a foregone conclusion, they couldn't close a loan on time if their lives depended on it. You should be certain to let everyone know who you dealt with and your experience, honestly it's inexcusable.

If your buyer agent recommended this lender to you as a "preferred lender" then they too share responsibility, and I'd be pressuring them to do everything in their power to get the lender to do the job they were hired to do. If they did recommend this lender tell them to expect you to be posting strong negative reviews of their services online if they don't make certain the lender performs as you went to them on their advice.
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
inna ivchenko answered:
If you deal with REO or Short Sale property, do be patient. It can take longer than 3 days for them to get back to you.
Since it was awhile ago, let us know if you got it.

Best in all, Inna. ... more
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
inna ivchenko answered:
It is not up to the lender but.....mostly up to you: how much you have, how much you make, your credit health, what kind of loan you are approved for( VA allows 0% down, FHA starts with 3.5% which can be a gift, Conventional starts with 3% and up), what kind of real estate you want to buy, etc. Do talk to a good loan officer, or maybe even few( initial consultation should be free). If you need a recommendation of local lenders, let me know. I have a trusted lender for any situation and they do perform.
Good luck!
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
inna ivchenko answered:
I believe, it is NTP( Notice to Perform). In your situations it is NBP: Notice to Buyer to Perform that states that in accordance with the terms and conditions of RPA( or another agreement you want to refer to), Buyer should < take a specified contractual action> or cancel. The form can be served any time if the buyer does not perform according to CA RPA and its ADMs. Do read all forms. Everything is there(all terms are very specific!) and all is signed by both principals and your agent.
Good luck.
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
inna ivchenko answered:
I don't know if it is legal, but it is definitely unethical. Unfortunately, I heard such complains too:( That's why it is important to read your contract while you sign it.
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