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La Crescenta : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Rich Reed answered:
Hi, Terrisol, currently there are 17 active residential leases listed (on the MLS) for the La Crescenta/Glendale Montrose area starting at $2,450 for a 2BR/2BA condo. Contact me through my profile if you would like help. Thanks! ... more
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Sun Jan 25, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
you can look up information on this website: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Stephen Lee answered:
There are no set a rules but there are some they go by. However I saw rate went up after so long in DOM. What do you say about this? There are lot of different factors per case.
Rate negotiation is available at any time but usually longer DOM makes better chance.
Your good buyer agent will help you do that.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
What property exactly are you talking about? In my opinion you should call a contractor, specifically one who is experienced in landscaping and pools, that's going to be your best bet! Best of luck!

Best Regards,
Alex Meguerditchian
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
kapitl420 answered:
Good luck bringing your kids to La Crescenta, its a terrible decision. As a person born and raised in La Crescenta, I can personally say its not worth it. Let me guess, you want to send your kids to the Blue Ribbon schools, right? The only reason the schools in the area are "so good' is because there are a large number of Korean immigrants (I am Korean as well, however my parents were born in the Bay Area). This large number of immigrants PUSH their kids to do well. I am not saying you won't push them, but you have to understand, these parents OWN these kid's lives. They have nothing but to come home and study all night or get beaten (I used to tutor these kids). Simple as that. These are the kids that set these exceptionally high test scores that everyone raves about.. If possible, look up the demographic info on those test scores. For everybody else in La Crescenta, the town has nothing to offer, which is why ALL the kids do drugs at an extreme rate. TRUST ME, I know. Tujunga is to the west, and meth heads are very convincing. La Canada is just east, and those rich kids just blow all their parent's money on more drugs. Again, TRUST ME. the whole town shuts down at 8 o'clock and the kids here have nothing to do but drugs. I don't know how to say this any more clearly. Sure the area may not be festered with violent crime or other things like that, but delinquent kids break into cars, smash mailboxes, do drugs and just wreak general havoc. If you are the parent that will push your kids like an immigrant parent, then the area may work for you. But, if you are that parent, then your tactics will work at ANY school. Another point to keep in mind, which I'm sure you are considering, is that you think these "good schools" will better your kids chances of going to college. WRONG. Don't forget, the inflated test scores set a higher standard for college apps from this area. Again, TRUST ME. You would be better off keeping them in an OK school or bad school where they can blow away the competition and get into any university (and you would pay less rent money). Did you know the UCs offer special scholarships to students that come from poor or underachieving schools? For me personally, I dropped out of high school here. This doesn't necessarily mean I was a bad student, actually quite the opposite. I attended CVHS and Clark Magnet with a combined GPA of 3.8, but i dropped out at the beginning of my senior year when I only needed 10 credits to graduate (5 credits for Govt and 5 credits for American History, which are only offered to senior students). I was enrolled in both classes at the start of senior year, but the sheltered lifestyle made me love drugs too much and I didn't care for school or authority anymore. Plus the police will profile and harass people for being dark skinned (which I am). DId you know CVHS' most famous alumni is Lawrence Powell, the culprit in the Rodney King beating? Needless to say, I still managed to graduate from a great 4 year university (UCSD), I have a terrific job making more than 60k, and I'm only 24 about to buy my first home. NONE of what I have achieved was due to going to these "good" schools, but my personal hardwork and dedication in the face of intense adversity.

In conclusion, don't move to La Crescenta. You just may regret it.

Signed,

Soon-to-be-ex-La-Crescenta-resident
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Shel-lee Davis answered:
George:

This is how I am understanding your situation.
1. Short sale approval was given 30 days ago and has expired (hopefully not) or will expire before lender can fund the loan.

2. You will be able to close right away, ie. there is nothing on your side holding up the documents and/or the funding.
3. The date of the trustee sale is irrelevant, as you will be able to close long before 9/20/2010.

If I understand this correctly, then this is what needs to happen.
1. The listing agent / short sale negotiator for the seller has to contact their counterpart at B of A and tell them the three items above. Hopefully, they have been in continuous communication with the B of A negotiator and updated them along the way on the status of your loan.
2. You may need to get a letter from your lender stating the same thing.
3. B of A, once they are told about the situation and provided any and all documentation they are requesting will take 24 - 48 hours to produce the updated short sale approval. (They often say it will take longer. The listing agent has to press the issue that they can have their money right away if they get this out right away, but may lose the buyer if they dawdle.)
4. B of A will want a date certain that they can expect their money. They may charge something for this extension, however, they usually grant the first extension, especially if it is just for a week or 10 days without penalty. They will threaten a penalty, so hopefully the listing agent knows how to call their bluff.
5. Then be ready to close right away and celebrate your new home ownership.

Hope this helps. You can contact me directly if you need further clarification or guidance. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis, QSC®
Certified Distressed Property Expert – CDPE®
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource – SFR®
Certified HAFA Specialist – CHS®
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RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
http://shel-lee.listingbook.com
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Sat Sep 12, 2009
Robert Spinosa answered:
Liana,

If you would like some help with the pre-approval on your financing, please feel free to get in touch with any questions. As stated below, the fact that you may purchase a home in foreclosure is largely irrelevant to the initial steps you would take.

rspinosa@rpm-mtg.com
877-270-5959

Thank you,

Rob Spinosa
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Fri Apr 18, 2008
Phyllis Harb answered:
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