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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi apple.pie_anna-lisa

Trulia has a Crime Maps feature which can help you determine the crime levels of neighborhoods.

To find the Crime Maps feature in the Hollywood Hills, follow this link:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Hollywood_Hills-Los_Angeles/7204/crime/

You can also toggle between the local info tabs to view info on schools, or follow this link:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Hollywood_Hills-Los_Angeles/7204/schools/

If I can help with anything else, just let me know!

Kim
Community Manager, Trulia Voices
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Marilyn Jenne answered:
Ivy, somehow your post is appearing in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. Please repost under Orlando, Florida for any concrete results.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Heather Paul answered:
The standard in California is 1.25%, however many areas, especially new home communities and areas they have additional bonds and special assessments. When you buy the land, the property taxes are calculated on the purchase price, when you develop the land you will need to pull permits while the building process is taking place, once the entire project or property is completed, the county tax assessors will come out and valuate the property or do this from the plans at the building department to properly calculate you new assessed value. The new assessment will reflect the improvements you have done to the property. You might want to contact the Los Angeles Tax Assessors office for more direct questions.

Now is a great time to buy! Feel free to contact me anytime!
Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker
310-586-0364
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
Jase Williams answered:
Find a buyer's agent to represent you. It always helps to have a letter of pre-qualification from a Lender or Bank so no-ones time is being wasted...
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
Buyer answered:
Hi, Thank you for all your answers and I'm sorry for the suspense., I was about to close a rent deal, when I notice a bad review about a foundation, because it was posted at the bottom of the page of the house I plan to rent of course I was very worried, but then upon reviewing the letter, I notice that he mention that the house was "porches" (he meant purchased) for 380K last year, thus it couldn't have been my rental which was worth in the 4 to 5 millions,

for your information, according to me if somebody writes a bad review about a property (eg 4 miles from our property as it is written in very small letters) this review goes unto our page as well thus making it look as if its a bad review about our property,,

Also, although I have signed in my email and details correctly, agents got a completely different email number and phone number, this I know after I contacted agents because I didn't get response for all my inquiries., Its probably a one time glitch, but I think it should be looked at..

but overall Trulia is the most helpful website for buyers..

Cheers! Marina
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Matt answered:
Hi
I am a cert. home inspector with ASHI/CREIA. If you have any question you can visit
WWW.ASKCREIA.com
It is very useful site for realtor and home owners.
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Wed Apr 20, 2011
David Akram answered:
Most definitely. Although the geographical layout of the area might not be kid friendly but families still choose to live there because of the easily accessibility to other facilities not to mention the large lot sizes which is great if you want extensive privacy.

Hope this helps.

David Akram
Realtor, DRE# 01891274
661-505-8550
Century 21 All Moves
Contact: http://contactme.davidnewhome.com
Web: http://www.DavidNewHome.com
Blog: http://blog.davidnewhome.com
FREE Monthly Newsletter: http://newsletter.davidnewhome.com
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
David Chiles answered:
Thank you for your question about a good place to raise your daughter in Hollywood. There are great neighborhoods throughout Hollywood and West Hollywood that are thriving with families and have strong communities.

A lot depends on price. Personally, I recommend Beverly Hills or Westwood for raising a daughter and having a career in Hollywood because they are close enough to commute.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Heather Paul answered:
The average property will be sold approximately every 5 years or so. There are many reasons people move or may want to sell their home, such as job transfer, relocation, etc. I would highly recommend getting a home inspection for any property you are considering buying, it will help let you see if there are any major defects in the home. I commend you on being a knowledgeable buyer, if you like the home, then it is a good fit for you, if you are second guessing it, there are others to choose from.

Good luck!
Heather Paul
Coldwell Banker
(424)625-1037
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Lauren,
No I'm sure the HOA's and or Mello Roos fees are not added to the estimated monthly payment. It's a good idea to work with a loan officer to determine the total monthy payments on a particular property.

Web Reference: http://www.doreneslavitz.com
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Sun Dec 26, 2010
Deborah Bremner answered:
I'm with Monique. Proximity to the sign is not what it's about...it's all about the view. Lake Hollywood is great, and if you want to be down in the flats, check out Hancock Park, Larchmont, and Windsor Square (Areas around Paramount and other studios). These are affordable, walkable areas with dead-on views (a little more distant) of the Hollywood Sign. Great schools and affordable rentals and condos, too.
Deborah Bremner
The Bremner Group at Coldwell Banker
REALTOR, 00588885, ABR, CDPE, eAgent, CSP, SFR, HRC, CRE
(O) 310-571-1364 DIRECT
(D) 818.564.6591
http://www.thebremnergroup.com/news/
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
Hello Pablo,
Building in Los Angeles is not for the faint of heart. There are some incredible deals out there right now on homes, so unless you are looking for something personal, you might want to buy something already built. However, I do sell a lot of land throughout Los Angeles and you are right, there are some good prices for land out there right now. Some architects I have worked with in the past have quoted homes in the hills at around $200 per sq ft. But keep in mind, your taste in materials could make that amount skyrocket if you want all premium tiles, fixtures, etc. Always happy to assist.
Sincerely,
Richard "RJ" Kas (SFR, SRES)
"Representing the finest properties from Los Angeles worldwide"
KAS Properties - Coldwell Banker Previews International - Beverly Hills East
9388 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.859-5334 office - 310.488.9826 mobile - 310-273-0670 fax ATT: RJ
RichardKas@gmail.com - www.RJforLA.com - DRE: 01352771
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
Nichols Canyon is a great area. It is one of my more favorite areas of the Hollywood Hills. Close to everything but kind of a sleeper neighborhood, just under the radar. Always happy to assist.
Sincerely,
Richard "RJ" Kas (SFR, SRES)
"Representing the finest properties from Los Angeles worldwide"
KAS Properties - Coldwell Banker Previews International - Beverly Hills East
9388 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.859-5334 office - 310.488.9826 mobile - 310-273-0670 fax ATT: RJ
RichardKas@gmail.com - www.RJforLA.com - DRE: 01352771
Sellers Buyers Investors Leasing Consulting
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
JD Songstad answered:
You can get a lot of answers about previous owners and the amount a property sold for at:
http://losangeles.blockshopper.com/

This site should give you the answers you are looking for. ... more
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
jo answered:
I have lived in that area for over 32 years...I cant think of 1 time where I've heard any major news coming out of H.Hills. Its all upper class people. Here is some demographics for you:

Hollywood Hills
Median Household Income: $71,717
Single Males: 27.7%
Single Females: 15.2%
Median Age: 41
Homes With Kids: 14.8%
Average Household Size: 1.862
Average Commute Time (Minutes): 29.622

Hope this helps. If you're looking to buy or if you have more questions, please feel free and contact me through my profile page.

Thanks,
Nicholas
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
Inadjari,
The home has been on the market 54 days now and at this price, will probably remain there for some time. Unless the seller is really motivated, and continues to make reductions, there is too much for a buyer in this price range to choose from. However, there seems to be a buyer for everything, and it only takes one person with big pockets to fall in love... value is speculative, so if you are interested and have great terms to back up the price... there is always room for discussion. Happy to assist.
Sincerely,
Richard "RJ" Kas (SFR, SRES)
"Representing the finest properties from Los Angeles worldwide"
KAS Properties - Coldwell Banker Previews International - Beverly Hills East
9388 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.859-5334 office - 310.488.9826 mobile - 310-273-0670 fax ATT: RJ
RichardKas@gmail.com - www.RJforLA.com - DRE: 01352771
Sellers Buyers Investors Leasing Consulting
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Lance Hill answered:
You might also consider Bronson Canyon or Los Feliz which would give you easy access to Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in the country. Please contact me if you would like more info on homes in these areas. ... more
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Andrew Jones answered:
Hi Gaso,

Here are the links to the first two blogs in a series that I'm writing about luxury homes and estates in Los Angeles. These first two articles are an overview of where to find these extraordinary properties in L.A..

http://www.trulia.com/blog/AJonesREALTOR/2010/02/los_angeles_metropolitan_estates_luxury_homes_location_location_location_1st_in_series

http://www.trulia.com/blog/AJonesREALTOR/2010/02/los_angeles_metropolitan_estates_luxury_homes_l_a_s_beach_cities_2nd_in_series

For more specific information on any of these neighborhoods I also post complete listings for all of the properties discussed in these articles on the 'L.A. Estates' page of my website (link below.) Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions about these wonderful homes, or if you would like to receive Sales Comp Reports for a particular property. Best of Luck.
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
Dianne Hicks answered:
Fred
You really are going to need to go the out outskirts of the area. Jeri had some good input for you and worth considering.

Good Luck!
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