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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Pranitabroad asked:
I'm not US citizen but still I'm interested in purchasing a property in USA,
Is it possible ?
if yes then how ?
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Swidan Alive asked:
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Jwy,
It is very common for agents to hold open houses for the listing agent. The agent holding the open house will create flyers with their contact information in hopes of meeting buyers. If you like her, I would use her.
Good luck,
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Permits are hard to verify as you need not only the permits, but also the blue prints.

For example I had a property where the permit may said "New Kitchen sink." That is actually pointing at a blueprint for a complete remodel a flight of stairs and three bedrooms added up stairs.

I had listed the house and the buyer's agent announced all the work was not permitted, accept of course for the kitchen sink. The city will not release the blue prints saying that it is intellectual property of the Architect. Luckily I found the blueprints upstairs in the attic, or that deal would have fallen apart.

Code violations are different. If there are code violations, you know that the city did not inspect, and so they probably did not pull permits.

If you buy a home, and the seller did not tell you that the room was permitted you have two years to back to him and get him / her to fix that. But no, no one pulls permits it is an exercise in futility. The termite inspector and home inspector will usually notice many items that are not to code which is the red flag t hat permits may not be on file.

If the room needs to be removed you can sue the seller for not telling you, for the cost of the removal or room and the decrease in the value due to less square footage. Or you can go to the city and get the inspection and bring it up to code. The city may refuse and force you to remove the room at that point.
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Guy Azar answered:
Hello Dick,

San Fernando Valley has more houses to offer in that size and price range than the Bellflower/Downey/Lakewood area that usually go for more, you can find REO`S and short sale listings that are coming on the market in the price range you are looking for but they will end up selling for more than the original listing price so I would suggest for you to look in the SF Valley area and see how you like it.

Let me know if you need any help!
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Sun Jul 27, 2014
Bryan Horn answered:
VA loans are hands-down the best out there. No down payment and no mortgage insurance so we do a lot of those!
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Marrysmith asked:
I am Marry Smith. I want to buy a luxury apartment or villa in foster with pools and tennis court facility. But, I am confuse how to find it. Could you guys please help me to find the best…
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Sat Aug 20, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Wed Jun 8, 2011
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Hi Ccsigler

What is your goal for this property? Do you want top-dollar, max profit based on it's current condition or just looking to sell and move-on.

I have a few all cash investors that are looking for properties in poor condition, keep in mind the offer will be priced accordingly.

Contact me if you would like to discuss,

Good Luck
Monica Hernandez
Bankers Realty Exclusive, Inc
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Sat Feb 6, 2010
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
I am curious, how did your offer get accepted without being pre-approved??
I don't know any seller who would accept an offer without proof of funds these days.
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