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Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Ken, the 1bd 1ba apt start from $1,825 month rent in 90803 zip, from $2,200 for 1bd 1ba condo with 7th floor ocean view and up. The purchase start from 348k for a large 737 sf studio condo on the marina.

You may qualify to buy with less than first, last and security deposit with down payment and closing cost assistance programs and pay about the same payment as rent. You should study RENT vs BUY listings to compare and decide.

How much do you pay in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to achieve? Are there any other cities you are considering?

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Fri May 5, 2017
Acd4jc answered:
What is a normal closing cost for a townhouse that is 160,000?
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Fri May 5, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

Let me know if you have additional questions by replying to email I sent you and I will be happy to assist.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu May 4, 2017
Emmettle1 answered:
THERE IS A JUDGEMENT AGAIST ME.OF PASS RENT I PAID OFF.HOW CAN I MOVE TO ANOTHER PLACE WITH THIS ON MY BACK.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Donald D. Hensel answered:
We are California hard money lenders with over 35 years of experience.

We are able to do a variety of different hard money loans including bridge loans, fix and flips, cash out refinance loans, estate and trust loans, rental property loans and many other types of hard money loans secured by real estate.

Give us a call 760-722-2991
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Donald D. Hensel answered:
Many banks do not want to lend to foreign nationals but many hard money lenders will.
http://www.northcoastfinancialinc.com/hard-money-lenders-california/long-beach-hard-money-lenders-loans/

Hard money lenders are also able to look past other issues such as lack of or poor credit as long as the borrower is able to provide a sizable down payment (30%+).
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Sad Meeks, each apartment or rental management company has their own requirements but I would think so. Why do you think you need a co-signor? Is it your credit profile, income, etc. that you think you are in need of a co-signor?

The rentals in Long Beach start from $1,195 for 2bd 1ba apt with Beach Cities Management and the single family homes start from $1,995 for 2bd 1ba home.

The purchase in Long Beach start from 159k for 1bd 1ba condo, from 220k for 2bd 2ba condo and the single family homes start from 299k for 2bd 2ba home.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with less than first, last and security deposit of any rental with down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
Credit Repair Advice At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Thriler77 answered:
My zip code is 33756. Can you please tell me why you can't give me an answer?
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Daniel Sitan asked:
I'm working with an organization that helps veterans with housing after discharge from the military. Veterans of America. I was wondering if you accepted money orders on their behalf…
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Delatorre.birgit answered:
I am NOT a RE agent looking for you business, but a parent who has raised two kids in the Bixby Knolls/Cal. Heights area. This area is very safe. Cal. Heights is more of a starter area with lots of family with smaller kids. The elementary and middle schools are great. ... more
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Msimani721 answered:
Home are my real estate taxes zip is 90807
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Felicia Jones answered:
Hello there. Looking for a rental may appear to be a daunting task, but having an expert Realtor to help you, you'll be on your way to finding a great place to rent that will accommodate your needs.
If you are still looking for a rental, give me a call or send me an email, and I would love to be able to help you.

Felicia Jones, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty LA-Harbor
Phone: 424.278.9426
Email: homesbyfelicia@kwrealty.com
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Greathealthstyle, These links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
http://www.homefair.com/

Are you curious or looking to rent or buy?

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Courtney, here is a link to 66 in Long Beach and 2 in Belmont Heights rentals to call and go direct. There are two rentals in Belmont Heights under $1,200 monthly rent. Good luck.

http://www.realtor.com/apartments/Long-Beach_CA/price-na-1200/affordable

http://www.realtor.com/apartments/Belmont-Heights_Long-Beach_CA/price-na-1200/affordable

The purchase in Long Beach start from 115k for a 412sf studio apartment in a 12 unit bldg. and up. You may qualify to buy with less than first, last and security with down payment and closing costs assistance and pay less than rent.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

If you decide you want to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 424k.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Eleanor Devoe answered:
No yet. I am interested in investing in properties, currently single family and later commericial, and I need to know where I can find a list of properties for sale in the Los Angeles and Orange County, California areas.

Sincerely,

Eleanor Devoe
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