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Home Buying in La Canada Flintridge : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 20, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

Your area would have an average days on market figure. If the property was priced correctly, it should have activity in the Average Days on Market time-frame. Also, keep in mind that we are in the Winter market that is slower than the Spring and Summer markets.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Tue Jan 20, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

Most often the owner is not at the open house. Sometimes real buyers may criticize a house, but they are actually interested in making an offer, and this can be a friction point between the owner and potential buyers.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Ricardo Rodriguez answered:
I was curious about this also. From my understanding (please correct me if I'm wrong), a central sewer line was installed sometime after the construction of the homes in that area. Therefore, many of the homes have a septic tank system. The homeowner now has the opportunity to run a sewer line from their home to the main sewer line, at their expense (buyer assumes sewer bond). From the many stories I've heard about septic tank issues, it almost seems like a no brainer to convert the septic system to the sewer system. The only negatives to this are the upfront cost to empty, fill and seal the septic tank and the installation of the sewer line from your home to the central sewer line. ... more
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Brock Lee answered:
A few months ago my husband and I sold our home in LA and it was a bit difficult getting the HOA documents needed for our buyer. A family friend referred us to www.associationonline.com. They were a huge help in making sure we had all the right documents and the information met the state disclosure requirements. I was able to get the whole package together easily by the contract deadline. I don’t think the process could get much easier than the software and service provided by Association Online. You should visit their website or call (970)-226-1324. They’re a great help for homeowners nationwide. ... more
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Thierry Abel answered:
Any appraiser will do...If they are doing exterior only, should be quick and cheap!
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Alexander Greer answered:
Because it must be a third party.

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

408-352-5147
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Contact a Realtor® - the best resource available.
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Nero answered:
Dont see why not. Even a slide show with music would work.
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Robert Spinosa answered:
Several good answers below, but I just wanted to add that often you will pay an appraisal management company (AMC) for the appraisal, and not the lender. They will then insulate the buyer and lender from the appraiser and insure compliance with the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) and other appraisal regulations. It is not uncommon to pay an AMC a certain fee ($500, for example), and then see the appraisal report with a charge of $350 (for ex.). AMC's do have administrative overhead that you're also paying, but lenders are required to use them if they wish to have loans that are compliant with industry guidelines.

Any questions, just let me know.

Rob Spinosa
rspinosa@rpm-mtg.com
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Fri Dec 20, 2013
Lance King answered:
As indicate below, a chandelier would be considered a fixture and the seller would need to exclude it. We routinely add language that states all appliances included in our contracts and your agent could add some regarding the chandelier just to make everything clear but it's unnecessary. ... more
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
In Australia and England it means a TRAILER. LOL!
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian asked:
Distressed property, fixer, rehab any property that needs work or development...If you have any pockets listings please contact me. All cash buyers! Email me at AlexM@Troop.com Thank you!
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Jeero Habeshian answered:
Alex:

Contact John Muir at 213.999.4405. He is very good!
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Johnny James answered:
Maybe that is a for a piece of the grass in front of the house.
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Thu Feb 26, 2009
Jeero Habeshian answered:
Ken:

The first substantial difference in building versus buying an existing dwelling is the additional time and cost of planning, design, and permits costs. You are also likely to face more scrutiny from neighbors and the local government building/zoning department if you build new versus a remodel or addition. Many of my contractor friends tell me that remodeling and adding to an existing house with good bones is a great alternative to building new. Another benefit to a remodel is you will have a better selection of fixer properties to choose from versus finding developable raw land.

Second, the cost per square foot to build a home varies based on several factors. One, building materials are available in varying grades and prices. Two, the type of home you build is a major factor. A two story home will have a smaller footing, thus it will cost less per square foot. The cost per square foot can range between $150 to over $200 or more to build new.

If you wish to speak with a contractor and get more specific answers, send me an e-mail and I will gladly forward it to some contractors for more detailed answers. Jeero@GlencrestTeam.com.
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