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Home Buying in La Canada : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
The "home inspections" are for the benefit of the buyer. So, no you cannot "opt out" of allowing a buyer to purchase inspections. IF you are buying you can certainly omit inspections but you might be very sorry that you did and you will be doing this against the advice of your Realtor. You will have to sign a document that states this fact.. ... more
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
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Multiple lenders to get you the best rate. A bank is basically one lender, THEM. You should always shop around for a loan at 3 places and one of them should be a broker. Send me an email if you want a price quote.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
408-352-5147
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Donald Douglas answered:
I would as your local Realtor for a reference. I use the same Home Inspector for my buyers every time because I trust him and he does a top notch job. Nothing can beat a good referral! ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Have an agent come give you a proper value. No website can give you a proper value, the home needs to be seen. There are certain factors that are important and websites don't take those into consideration.

Chris
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Chad Roberts answered:
It would depend on the Realty' company policy. More often than not, a Buyer's Agent will be present for the entire home inspection. On occasion, a Listing Agent will stop in for a portion of the home inspection.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Gale & Ryan Gehling answered:
You may always ask your agent for references as well as testimonials. We would suggest you ask how many homes they have sold in the last year as well as how long they have been in business. You should also determine whether or not they are full time as it is in your best interest to select an agent that not only has experience and comes highly recommended, you also want to confirm they are going to be readily available to show you homes when it is convenient for you, even if that means evenings and weekends. Another good indicator of a quality buyer's agent would be how promptly they respond to your communication whether it be phone calls, emails or texts. ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Gale & Ryan Gehling answered:
It depends on what is most convenient for our clients. Often clients that are new to the area prefer to ride with us as we are also their tour guide of the area. We have many clients prefer to meet us at each property which is perfectly fine too. I always have up to date car seats available in case clients have small children that will be riding along with us. Our clients flying in greatly appreciate this extra service we provide as well. ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
You would make some calls first, after looking over the resumes here....on Trulia. The Realtors should set up meetings with you to discuss your needs. A good "Buyer Agent" will explain all the steps to you so you are informed and comfortable with the home buying process. ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Your Realtor has the most up to date and accurate information.
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
As far as I know the terms are used interchangeably.

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
619-929-0105
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
The Foggs answered:
An equity sale means their loan is lower than the selling price so their is "equity" An equity sale is what most refer to as a Standard sale. If there isn't enough equity to cove the closing and clear title they are required to tell you upfront.

Best wishes in your purchase!
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
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It is a very good school per its ratings.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com

408-352-5147
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
A pre-approval is given to you by a lender which is an approval of your finances which shows that your finances are strong enough to support a certain loan amount. The reason why agents ask for this is because they want to make sure that they are giving their time to a qualified potential buyer. A pre-approval is always one of the first steps you take in the home buying process because of this reason. A pre-approval shows that you are qualified for a loan to buy a house. I suggest you speak with a lender like myself who would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan or pre-approval that you need. If you have any further questions or if you would like a loan, feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 brian.nguyen@nafinc.com ... more
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Hello Vivian,
Yes today is a great day for open houses, I will email you a list of active open houses in the La Canada area and the times that they will be open! If you need any help please let me know and I would love to show you some active properties that work for you. Best of luck!


Best Regards,
Alex Meguerditchian
(661)964-7321
www.AlexLAEstates.com
AlexM@Troop.com
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Middleton And Associates answered:
Hi Mary,
It really does depend on the situation, as every one is different, but truthfully it depends more on how well your home is priced.
The situations where appraisals are coming in low are when sellers have too high of expectations, and buyers are submitting too high of offers JUST to get into escrow right now.
If your home is priced well in comparison with your local comps, it shouldn't be a problem. Remember, banks ARE very conservative right now, and are only looking at things like upgrades to a certain degree.

Beware of anyone that tells you I CAN DO ANY DEAL IN 30 DAYS....and vice versa, of someone who is not optimistic about helping to sell your home.

Remember, anything can happen, so give yourself an advantage by KNOWING how much your home is worth before you list it, or even further putting it into escrow for a few weeks.

Best of Luck,
Justin
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Fri Apr 18, 2008
Phyllis Harb answered:
There is no answer, are you buying part of your neighbor's land? Flat land in La Canada is VERY expensive unless located near high tension lines or on a busy street. I too think you should contact the Realtor that sold you your home, because I suspect you are thinking of purchasing this small parcel from your neighbor. ... more
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