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Home Selling in Laguna Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Hi, Ken, your Realtor and you know exactly what your specific purchase agreement says, we don't. Your Realtor should be the one advising you on how to handle your situation, which will probably include advice to seek legal counsel. If there is a dispute, a judge or arbitrator may decide the issue, and no one can ever guarantee how any particular case will be decided. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Sun Dec 14, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
It doesn't sound right. Go to Laguna Beach City Planning Department and speak with them about the problem. Perhaps the city can move that out of your yard.
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Sat Nov 22, 2014
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Hi- This question was posted in a Southern California zip code. I would be happy to assist you if you are looking for an agent in Southern California!

Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
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Thu Oct 16, 2014
Lisa Foster answered:
Sorry, no customer services reps on this forum, however, I pulled up the address you provided and this property does show for sale. You must have fixed the error!!
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Mon May 6, 2013
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:

I tend to agree with Alexander that it's most likely crawl space access. Many of the older homes and cottages are not built on a slab but a raised floor. This is actually a good thing as it allows you access to pipes and vents which you might not. I always walk through the disclosures with my sellers and we do talk about these kinds of things. I think that it's important for buyers to be aware of all openings either to the crawl space or attic so that they can investigate that area as well....I sleep better when I've tried to disclose everything we possibly can.

Do remember that sellers can only disclose what they are aware of....they are not required to do investigations of their own to find things out. In this case, if the opening was not visible say by carpet, and the sellers bought the home that way, they might not know about it either.

Hope this helps. Welcome to Laguna.....such a great place to live!

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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Cynthia Fleming answered:
This is an old post that resurfaced. I just checked and there are currently only 3 bank owned homes on the market in Laguna. One is a condo for $649,900, one is a single family fixer/tear down for $974,900 and the other is an 18,000sq' home on almost 13 acres for $17,900,000.

Other than that, there are only two properties in either Notice of Default/In Foreclosure or Short Sales, one in S Laguna for $575,000 and one in N Laguna for $2,975,000.

Bank Owned Properties appear to have significantly dried up. It seems the wholesale market deals are few and far between. I've also noticed the prices of real estate are starting to climb as well. If the financial crisis in Cyprus continues, it is likely that our interest rates will rise. So now would be the most affordable time to buy if you were thinking about it! If you have any questions about real estate in Laguna Beach of the South Orange County area, feel free to contact me at:
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Wed Oct 8, 2008
Sandra Carlisle Ayers answered:
You may have a hard time getting a refi because you are listed now, even if you take your home off the market, the appraiser will look into it when you get the refi. If the bank allows the refi knowing that you had your property listed, you will probably be looking at a pre-payment penalty should you sell in a year or two which can be pretty hefty. (Some prepays go as long as 3 years.)

You should talk to my lender, Nate Lindsey with Bankers Funding at (714) 394-0506. He is based outside Fashion Island. Let him know you are currently listed but considered taking it off the market to refi so he can get you the correct information.

Are you priced high according to comps because of the 2nd and what you need to get out of the property? Or is it just that you are not super motivated, but have room in the price?

I think you will know what you want to do when you have the facts in front of you.

When you no longer have an agent (contract), I would love to give you the market trends for your current condo and the type of home you want to move up into. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Sun Jul 27, 2008
Sandra Carlisle Ayers answered:
Probably. Especially if there are similar properties without the sewer manhole available at the same time of the sale. How much it decreases the value will depend on the location of the beastie and the buyer.

It is down a slope where any overflow would run away from the home? Is it something you walk by everyday going in and out of the house? Or, did you have to search to find it?. Do you mind city workers being in your yard once in a while using the access point? Will the workers occasionally be blocking access to the home?

While you probably wouldn't notice it after a time, it will appear to have neon lights pointing to it when any buyer first sees the home.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007
Ruthless answered:
From such a limited question you have received some good advice. I was being trite but it works. You have to start somewhere. My very first month as an Agent (Broker and Realtor) back in 1995, I was top listing agent in the entire state of North and South Carolina combined. I did that by simply starting with that question. Every morning at 9:00 a.m. I would get on the phone and make cold calls asking that question. You get lots of practice!!! But when the first person says yes, suddenly you start stuttering and don't know what you are going to say next.

I've done a lot of sales training in my days for a variety of industries. The purpose of a script is to be prepared and provide confidence. Set up your script as a flow chart at first. Anticipate all the possible answers (objections). If you ask this and they answer that, you say this. Roll play and learn to be natural. Don't follow it word for word but say the concept.

Good luck,
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