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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Wilford.fender answered:
Timely suggestions ! Coincidentally , people want a CA Interspousal Transfer Grant Deed , my colleagues discovered a blank document here
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Sun Nov 20, 2016
Neelpharma86 asked:
I am paying almost $215 more than current market price for apartment next to me which is vacant now. I applied for apartment next to me online in the same rental community got approval for…
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
If you are referring to crime in the area then I would suggest that you contact the local police department. They will have the most accurate info.
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Sat Jun 11, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Glad you were able to get a loan modification. Your property had a "Notice of Default" filed against it with the County. It is a matter of public record. This site, and anybody, really, can access that information. The party foreclosing your property needs to file a "Rescission of Notice of Default."
On another subject, I'm wondering, why have you listed another agent's license number in your profile, 00805386, instead of your own license number, 01168594?
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Sun Oct 18, 2015
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
89jackmoore answered:
Personally, I think that would depend heavily on you personally. If you plan on using that specific storage facility, then that would definitely be a pro. If you aren't, then I'd look at expected traffic, noise, and other things that will affect your experience there. If those cons don't outweigh the other pros you like about the house, I'd say go for it! ... more
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Thu Sep 10, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a lender or two. A good lender will be able to analyze your situation and give you options. Then you can select the best loan that is suitable for you.

I hope this helps!
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Sun Aug 30, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
New grad,

Ask whether you can talk to the appraiser. After all, as a buyer you paid for their fees.

Regardless whether the appraiser is trying to come up with reasons to come close enough to the offer price or not, every appraiser has to be able to stand in front of the court to defend their numbers if there's a lawsuit.

I hope this helps!
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Charo Bhatt answered:
Hello Rajendran,

You may have an answer to your question by now... if not let me ask you where/which site are you looking at the transfer value of the property? We have county record we can search it for you more quickly and easily. But you may not be able to own the property at that value. Property price analysis are done based on the recent market activity of a neighborhood not the the transfer data/value. Is the property currently in MLS as an active listing?

Feel free to contact me if your question is not answered and you have yet not been able to own that property. Your question is a bit unclear to me, but I'll be happy to assist you should you need any further help.

Good luck to you,

Charo Bhatt
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Brian Rowland answered:
Here is a link to the Yelp page of Paragon Apartments. The address and phone number for the complex is listed there.
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Galia Taneva answered:
If the owner is out of country for a few years and he does't have anybody managing the place for him that is a clear indicator for me that it is a scam. There are a lot of scams all over the internet - not only on Trulia so make sure you are very careful about renting.
Good luck!
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
The cost of pavers is as high as carpet. You need to learn about quality, design. The labor cost varies. You need to inspect hopefully the contractors recent work and contact his past clients for proof. ... more
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
1-An "AS-IS" property means that you are agreeing to buy the property in its given condition. However, you are free to still get inspections done on the property for your satisfaction but the seller will probably NOT perform any repairs or re-consider the price based on the outcome.

2- It is usually the case with Auction properties that you are not allowed access to view the property from inside. However, you can still do your due diligence by driving around the property, checking the neighborhood and maybe speaking with some of the cooperating neighbors.

3- I find Cash-For-keys to be the most efficient method of negotiating with the tenant to vacate the property. Depending on the location of the property, legal options may take a lot more time and money to resolve.
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
What did you end up doing? The same property now is in the high 300's
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Thu May 23, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
An application for updating square footage with the county means that the amount of square footage shown in the country records is different than the actual square footage of the property and that the owner has applied to have the county record updated to match reality. It in no way means that any of the upgrades or additions were done with permits. The fact that the owner has applied but does not yet have the finalized square footage from the county raises red flags for me.

If county records do not reflect the actual square footage, it is CRITICAL to discover why not. Appraisers usually cannot count square footage that does not match county records and in some cases, insurance companies will not insure square footage that is not permitted.

County records are usually updated when a project receives its final approval from a city building department, so it’s important to always check the city records for permits. If there is no building permit on file at the city for the addition, then the work has NOT been permitted. In some cases, the project may have gone through planning and then to approved permits for building, but, if the project has never been finalled*, then, in essence, it was not completed with permits.

Evangeline’s makes a statement below, “The main thing your friend needs to know is whether the work done on the property is to code standards for that city.” I totally disagree. Since I’m a Realtor AND a licensed general contractor, I know that even if the work meets local building codes, if it was NOT permitted, then it’s illegal. Any unpermitted structure as such, even if it meets current building codes, can have extensive liability for the current owner and any subsequent buyer. Anyone buying an unpermitted structure is assuming all the potential liability. Buyer beware.

I have a few other concerns as well: not only does a property need permits for additional square footage that has been added, permits also need to be pulled for adding bedrooms, bathrooms, remodeling kitchens and baths, installing light fixtures, upgrading plumbing and electrical and so on. Since this specific property has been extensively upgraded, if a search of city permit records reveals that there are no permits for any of these upgrades, then we can assume it was all done without permits as well.

The only way to get unapproved structures to approved status is to get the city building department involved. This will mean obtaining permits, having the structure inspected by city building department officials and then doing whatever they say needs to be done to bring the building into compliance. This could be a VERY costly process and, as stated below, they could actually insist that any unpermitted structure, regardless of whether or not it was built to code, be removed.

Here are a couple of posts that may be helpful:

You TOO Can Purchase A Ticking Time Bomb! One Easy Step!

What Might Your Next Home Purchase Have In Common With The Titanic? 7 Key Recommendations

*“Finalled” means that the building has gone through the proper planning and permit process, has had all of the various phases of work inspected by city building officials and signed off as completed, has had the final inspection approved and has received its occupancy certificate.
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Nancy,

You can research ALL public commute options using the "Public Transit Trip Planner" here:

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