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Fri Dec 2, 2016
UpNest answered:
Typically the renter pays the commission on a rental apartment. There are certain circumstances where the building or landlord will pay the realtor's commission, especially it it's an off season like in the winter when things are slow. UpNest.com can help you find a realtor with a low commission fee for rentals in your local area. ... more
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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Hi Audrey, are you working with a Realtor? Your Realtor should be able to advise you about your situation. It is likely that you and the buyer have cancellation rights and cancellation and EMD refund are the usual outcomes for a delayed escrow closing. The seller does not have to grant extensions. Sometimes, extensions are granted with a release from the buyer to the seller of all or part of the EMD. Your Realtor should be able to explain the risks and benefits. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Melvynk0615 asked:
I'd like to remove the following list:
https://www.trulia.com/rental/4002040713-1427-Amherst-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90025

I've never listed this place on Trulia, and in the past…
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

You can check the County Record using the address of the property.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Wed Nov 30, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

The photos have been removed from our display as you requested.

https://www.trulia.com/homes/California/Los_Angeles/sold/4035981-6302-Tipton-Way-Los-Angeles-CA-90042

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Wed Nov 30, 2016
joseg answered:
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Colin, there are many types of loans available in which you can buy with minimum out of pocket expenses that cover your down payment and or closing costs. You should look at your credit reports to see if there is any work that needs to be done prior to shopping for a home.

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.

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 417k. 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 417k.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 417k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to submit offers on homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040s, 1099s, W2s and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

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 you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The purchase in 90026 zip code of Los Angeles currently start from 535k for 3bd 2ba single family home and which the inventory is quite low in that zip code. There is a townhome that is a 2bd 2ba listed for 599k.

The purchase in Santa Monica currently start from 329k for 1bd 1ba condo and up. You will need to be pre-approved to be able to know what your purchasing power is and how much of a payment you want.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Writethemom, you should consult with the Inland Mediation Board in Los Angeles which is a free tenant and landlord advice service. They can advise you but it sounds like you would have to start the eviction process to be legal. Give them a call and keep us posted as to what they say and the outcome. Here is a copy of their brochure in the link below. Good luck.

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Documents/Inland%20Fair%20Housing%20and%20Mediation%20Board%20tri-fold%20brochure.pdf

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
You have a couple of risks, I had a customer buy a house with a converted garage about 6 years ago. The city came by and made him take it out. The thing is on a purchase the city really does not interfere, the Termite inspector or property inspector can really only say what is to code.
Permits are hard to understand, the description the city will give you of the upgrades are very vague, to know what is permitted or not you must look at the the blue prints, though the city has a copy of the blue prints they will not show them to anyone, because the architects are quick to sue the cities for copyright infringements if you do. You can just bet t hat someone has been down to the city asking about this, and if you buy the house, the city will show up and demand you pay the cost to put it back to permit condition.
If they lender catches wind of any of this, you will be declined.
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Edwin,
I would advise you to go to Westwood and see if you find a location that would suit you. Leasing commercial locations would be the arena of a Commercial Realtor (not residential). ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Kevin answered:
Here's everything you always wanted to know about 90004 Real Estate numbers and trends that you never dared to ask (kidding.... you actually asked for it :) ):
http://www.zillow.com/los-angeles-ca-90004/home-values/

When after years of cold market, a market starts growing and goes high, we may think it's time to sell. Unless it's only the beginning. I think it's going to grow 5-10% per year for several years ahead.

I double date this here so that we can come and check within a few years. It would be fun to check back :)

Kevin - 11/18/2016
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Michael Ward answered:
If your looking for a good Property Preservation company try http://www.northsight.com/

They always took good care of me and even though their clients were pretty picky when it came to pictures they have a lot good honest work. They also pay weekly for most jobs so that was extremely helpful when I was starting my company up. I no longer work for them since I got a big enough customer base over time and could not take meet certain deadlines for them. But I would recommend them to anyone trying to find an honest PP company. ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Gissel answered:
Hi Serena, you will need the assistance of a local realtor to help you find out which areas you will be targetting and referr you to a loan expert who can have you approved in no time in order to search for the homes that best fit your approval amount.
If you happen to be looking in the Southern California area, feel free to have your agent contact me or you personally at any time for any questions you may have.
The best of luck to you.
Gissel Heranandez
Sonnocco Real Estate
3626 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
310.997.7730
gissel@sonnocco.com
CA BRE#02007787
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
Sharitha Davis answered:
Yes I'm looking for 3bed room South city st.louis mo thanks can you help me please
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,
There are several considerations on where or IF to buy a home after selling one. It depends on if you wish to stay in the area, and if yes, for how long.

All the best,

Arpad
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Sat Nov 12, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

I am not in that area, but at the very least I would be happy to have a conversation with the new agent and give them some tips and ideas.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Fri Nov 11, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
- Verify you tennats carefully. Screening rentersĀ is a really big deal, so, in order to avoid some serious mistakes in this area, read the article, the link of which I included below. It describes all tools of tenant screening process.
- Market your rental property effectively. Use online resources for advertising your property.
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