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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Vivian Moon asked:
I want to edit or remove but those options do not show up.
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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 :) ):

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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Sat Dec 26, 2015
Dianemes52 answered:
i live in california in a deplex for 16 years, pay my rent on time, and so on, we have a wood burning stove, and my husband smokes,what i would like to know how many years is it before the owner should paint my place i have cleaned the walls over the years with TSP , and i'm on the 3rd new owner and no one wants to paint my home, i painted it once 14 years ago, now i'm disable and can't really do it, is there a law out there that either he does it or i will but it has to be done,i don't want to move or can't. thank you. ... more
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Melchor Perez answered:
Hello Nabila,

First and foremost, thank you for posting a question here at trulia. There are many Spanish style homes in Los Angeles. Have you thought about what cities are of interest to you? Please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or text. I am here to help you.


Melchor Perez
BRE# 01842907
Star Real Estate South County
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
Brian Kurtz answered:
I've just searched through my area on the Truila Mobile site and using the Trulia app (not the agent app) and did not see any banner ads

As to that ads that show on the right side of the page, here is a tip to increase your click-through rate. It takes a little work though:

1) Create a Video Tour of one of your listings - this takes the most time. Make sure it's a REAL video tour too...not some canned one from some virtual tour company either. Create something high quality with your own iPhone or Android talking about what you love about the house. You can do this by yourself with you out of the frame but if you can get someone in your family to take clips of you talking about the various rooms, that's better because it gets you in front of the viewer to breed familiarity.

Create a page on your website or blog and embed the video. You should have some type of email opt-in box or some way for them to respond on this page.

2) Create a free account at

3) Using the "Blueprint" theme, upload a bunch of INTERIOR photos of the listing you just made the video of.

4) Produce and Play - Produce the video with StupeFlix and when it's done cooking hit the play button.

5) Screencap - the video using a tool like Snagit. Hold down the SHIFT button when you go to snap the image and it will lock it so that whatever you select comes out as a square. Pause the video where you think the BEST interior shot produced by Stupeflix shows up. Edit the picture with Snagit so that it is 300x250

Here is an example of what the initial picture should look like:

6) Edit the Image - you want to apply a video play button overlay to the image. This is really easy to do. Just google, "how to add a video play button to an image" and you'll get tons of tutorials.

Here is an example of what the ad picture should look like when done:

7) Contact Your Ad Rep - get them the image and tell them you want it to be linked to the page on your site where you embeded the video and it can be played.

Here's what happens:

Truila visitor starts looking at homes in their area. They see the INTERIOR photo with a little play button on the right instead of just some branding ad of your face. They click on the ad trying to get the video to play. They are taken to your site and can play the video of YOUR listing. It wasn't of the home that they were looking at on Trulia, but if YOU are in the video it gives you a quick chance to communicate your message. If you're good, you can get them to op-in to your email list so you can communicate with them in the future.
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Hi Deborah,

I would need the unit number. MLS has properties listed by realtors. It does not have for Sale by Owners. If this condo was listed by Realtor it was in MLS based on status (active, pending or sold).

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
I do not know if you are looking to rent, purchase, current tenant or current homeowner. It is no one fault if the home is old. But if tenant repairs would be the landlords responsibility. If you are the owner repairs are your responsibility.If you are a prospective tenant or home buyer consider these flawless if deciding to purchase or lease.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
There are many laws on the books for Tenants as well as landlords. They are online and I recommend you take the time to read them, and know your rights. You can find this at
Just to let you know, many (if not most) laws are there to protect YOU the tenant.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Brad Korb answered:
That house just closed escrow on 6/28/2013 for $3,450,000.00 according to public records You could always knock on the door to see if they would sell it to you or contact a real estate agent to do it for you ! Good Luck ! ... more
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
The seller must disclose "all known material facts". It is possible the previous owner was not aware of the situation.
Many of the documents that are signed during purchase do advise the "buyer" to satisfy themselves as to many issues that might effect the property.
This type of information will be uncovered regardless, when it comes time to try to get a loan. As you found out, you cannot get a loan when a property has too many units owned by the same person.
Perhaps this could change in time? If not, when you sell you can indicate that it must be a cash sale due to the loan restrictions you have discovered.
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Harold Sharpe answered:
Hi JD,
it is on public record.
You can usually find out in around 10 -14 days after the transaction.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Deborah Bremner answered:
As you can see from the answers you've received, the estimates vary WIDELY! Hugh (and his family) builds pprojects for a living, and his estimate is for a good quality of work. Jane's estimate is unrealistically low, and should not direct you. Please contact 3 (or more) general contractors and/ or architects whose work you like (ask for references) and get your direction from them.
Deborah Bremner
REALTOR, 00588885
Certified Short Sale Professional
Certified Home Retention Specialist
(D) 818.564.6591
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Mon Mar 9, 2009
Dp2 answered:
Actually, you legally can--and I do (with the blessing of my attorney)--make multiple offers, and I'd strongly recommend that you get your realtor to incorporate the following into your offers: 1) a kill date, and 2) a contingency clause that explicitly states you're making multiple offers and going with the first accepted and best offer. ... more
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