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Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Ponceraqueel6 answered:
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I'm looking for an agent who works on forclosures in the la crescenta Ca erea
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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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Thu Sep 3, 2015
Michelle Menna answered:
I will have a 3+2 lease available in about another week in Carthay Square. Price will be $3550/month. Contact me if you're interested.
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
No it sold in June for higher then the first price you saw. For accurate and timely information about this, and other property for sale in Los Angeles, it's best to work with a Local Realtor who has access to professional information. ... more
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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Terry Bell answered:
The best filter, is having a realtor work with you! Why do you want to do all the work, when you will eventually need an agent to submit an offer for you! Let the agent do more of the work on the behalf of you the buyer, plus a realtor can watch for unique properties that may not be on the market yet, may be falling out of escrow and alert you to things that a non-professional will not have access to. If you have anyone looking for vacation homes up here in the wine country of Sonoma county drop me a line! Best, Terry Bell, Realtor ... more
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
ninonaprea answered:
a friend use to live in the upstairs unit I was wondering about the floor plan. I loved it.
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Diana Rosero answered:

The best place where you will be able to find something like this is going to be on Westside Rentals and Craigslist.

From experience, you may have a challenging time finding a 1 bedroom for $900 in mid Wilshire.

Have you thought about looking in the Valley? The commute would be about 30 minutes but you would be able to a get a little more for what you are looking to spend.

Let me know if you would like a list of buildings that may be able to accommodate your budget and needs.

Take Care,

Diana Rosero
Prime Partners @ Keller Williams Realty
818.859.9930 - Direct
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Diana Rosero answered:
Hello and nice to meet you!

Nice and safe is all based on what you consider nice and what you consider safe. As real estate brokers, if you ask us about crime rates, we can provide you with local public information that we receive from the police departments.

The way I assist my clients in determining whether a neighborhood is "nice" is to literally drive around with them and show them the neighborhood they are purchasing or renting in. Visit the areas in the day time, night time and during during the weekends. This will give you a good sense for traffic and evening activities.

If I can help you in any other way, please feel free to contact me directly.

Take care,

Diana Rosero
Prime Partners @ Keller Williams Realty
818.859.9930 - direct
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
There is no property attached to this question.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Stephanie Medellin answered:
This property in the link - 842 S Mullen Ave, Los Angeles, just sold for $1,140,000 in September. Trulia has a rental listing (although no longer active) for $1,000 with an $800 deposit. Please be very careful when looking at rentals that seem to good to be true. Highly unlikely that a million dollar home is going to be rented for $1,000 per month! ... more
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Sun May 12, 2013
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
I say no.

But I got this comment "Sorry, your answer is too short. A minimum of 25 characters is needed."

The value of a property is what a ready, willing and able buyer wants to pay for it. People can advertise and sell for what they want, if you are not the buyer for this one, then someone else may be...

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Susan Bo'ur answered:
If you are referring to Cedars, its under 4 miles away
Please let me know if you have further questions, or would like to schedule a showing.
Susan Bo'ur Realtor
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Jayne Clement answered:
As you've already learned...there is no 373 N. Plymouth listed on the MLS (nor in Public Records), so probably a typo. Hit me back and let me know the correct address, and I'll be happy to set up an appointment to show it to you.

I would suggest that we see 2-3 during the same showing give you a better idea of what is on the market in your price range. Let me know your search criteria and I'll pull listings that fit your "wants and needs" in your target area. Also, let me know if you need a couple lender referrals to get pre-approved.

BTW, you definitely do not want to reach out to the listing agent to buy your home. A Buyer needs their own representation. Remember...every word that you say to the listing agent will be passed on to the Seller...because the Listing Agent's primary responsibility is to the per the contract signed with the Seller. Get your own agent, who is in your corner, not sharing all of your buying/offer strategies with the Seller.

Best of luck with your search!

Jayne Clement
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
Cell) 213/309-5005
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Repro,
Please retain a buyer agent who can assist you. Pick an Agent who works in the Hancock Park area and knows it well. They would be the best source of correct information on your investment.
Just from what I know of the area, it's very strong generally speaking. If you need a referral for an excellent agent in the area just send an email my way.
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Wed Sep 21, 2011
Ann-Marie Villicana answered:
Since I am personally going through construction and renovation projects regularly, I can tell you that most contractors are still charging higher rates and are not so flexible in their prices in Los Angeles. I am in Pasadena, not Hancock Park, but they are less than 20 miles apart, so I doubt that there would be any difference. If you have a beautiful home there, like we have in the Pasadena, you will want to renovate it with the correct materials and services, not a lower level of construction and materials. Ask your friends, drive around and see who is doing construction in the area and compare prices. Just know that even if you get a set price, with renovations, there are always surprises and extras, so be prepared for a higher price down the road. If you oversee it yourself and do your own work as an owner builder, you may be able to get it at $200 per square foot, but some finishes are going to put you into the higher ranges. You have to be very careful with every facet! Good luck! ... more
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
JD Songstad answered:
My advise to you would be to have an appraisal done if you want to find out the value. Appraisers have strict guidlines in the current lending market so you should make sure you deal with an active appraiser - and they will be able to tell you exactly what they would be able to consider as comps for your property. Some appraisers are willing to do a "partial" or "drive-by" appraisal for a fraction of the cost that you would pay for a full written appraisal. ... more
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Corey,
They are not higher, but are about at 2005 levels. This is common in a highly desireable area with such strong demand.
Dorene Slavitz
Coldwell Banker
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Wed Apr 7, 2010
David Solomon answered:
People love views. It's practicably what sells a place. Many people prefer to have hardwood floors as well. I suggest you pick the one that appeals the best to you. Usually, if you have a choice between a condo with a view and a condo without, and the price is almost the same, I would recommend the unit with the view.

Either way, you will be able to sell it as long as you list with an agent that knows what is going on. I recently sold this place at the highest sale price since 2007.

Check it out. It's a great unit with amazing views.

Solomon Team
(310) 979-3798
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Wed Apr 7, 2010
David Solomon answered:
We sold a property in Hancock Park not too long ago in the multi million dollar range. If your home is listed and it is not getting offers, it means it's not priced correctly. It also depends on the photography of the property, the property's person website, and how the broker's open was conducted. Take a look at this property's personalized website:

By the way, Hancock Park is in high demand and the prices are pretty strong. Make sure that you speak with a Realtor to price it right and market it the best way possible.

Thanks. Solomon Team (310) 979-3798 ,
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