I would like to buy a condo in LA county, when is it the best time, shall I wait a bit longer?

Asked by Jing Chen, 90240 Thu Mar 13, 2008

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Connie De Gr…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Thu Mar 13, 2008
Hello Jing,

It is quite an unsual time in real estate now, and it is hard to predict what the future will hold. The thing we do know is that, unlike the previous boom years, we are certainly in a Buyer's market. As long as you are qualified, you have the chance to find INCREDIBLE deals in Los Angeles that might not have been there the past few years. Your home is not only an investment- it is your HOME. With a little investigation, you might find that now is the time to get a great deal. Each situation is different, depending on the buyer, the loans available to them, the property and the location- but at least look into the possibility so that a great opportunity doesn't pass you by.
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Morcos Azer, Agent, La Habra, CA
Sun Nov 11, 2012
Did you find the home you were looking for? Would you share your experiance, and how was trulia.com helpful?
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Fri Mar 14, 2008
Truly, no one really knows how long it will take for the market to adjust, but we do know..that right now is a buyers market. Sellers are serious and ready to negotiate in order to sell their properties. I would start looking now.
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Dot Chance, Agent, Burbank, CA
Thu Mar 13, 2008
Hugo, what I am seeing just this week is that most of the properties (REOs) are going at almost to above list price. Most of the homes and townhouses I am showing my clients are being sold in multiples, so we are not able to negotiate much on these. I didn't expect this to happen for a few more months.

Last weekend while showing properties there was a constant flow of anxious buyers in and out of each property - most of the homes had just dropped their prices by $40k-$60k and they seemed to be a hot ticket.
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Hugo Torres, Agent, Arcadia, CA
Thu Mar 13, 2008
First and foremost, I think that you need to be a bit more specific about the area that you're seeking. Los Angeles County is a very big place and therefore there are different real estate market pockets that are experiencing their own ups and downs in this market. What may be a good purchase in one area, may be a less favorable purchase in another. With that being said, I think that right now is the very best time for a buyer. Rates are low, prices are stable and a buyer can come in at a reasonable price and pick up real estate for less. Negotiating is the name of the game and your REALTOR must be able to cope with it on your behalf. Now none of us know the future, but what we do know is that this market will bounce back and a buyer's ability to haggle will shrink. So, if you like a house and you can buy it at a reasonable price, negotiate for it. There is no better time then now.
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Dot Chance, Agent, Burbank, CA
Thu Mar 13, 2008
Hi, Jing:

Here is an interesting article that may help you decide when it is right for you to buy:
Web Reference:  http://www.DotChance.com
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M, , Florida
Thu Mar 13, 2008

You may be about ready! Market conditions are being to settle. I'd start looking and doing your homework, bu don't rush into if you can wait. Sometime in the next 6 months may be the best time. I really like working with Mark Shea. He is a very honest and knowledgeable person. Call him on his cell at: 858-761-5233
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