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Atwater Village : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 27, 2015
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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 and you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

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.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. 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.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program 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.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014
Ben Vorspan answered:
As with any location, the more accurately it's priced, the quicker it will sell.

These days, homes that are priced at or above market value are starting to sit a little longer, versus last year at this time, when everything was receiving multiple offers.

The best advice is not to overprice it. Price it a little below where the comps tell you it should be, and hopefully you'll receive multiple offers and end up above where you had expected.
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Tue Jun 17, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Average days on the market does vary by exact location, pricing, condition, size, upgrades, etc.; if looking to sell, consider inviting a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis, see what the data suggests, ask for their opinion and go from there.... ... more
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Mon Nov 28, 2011
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hello Justin,

Azusa simply does not compare well with Glendora in any way. Glendora Unified is the best school district in the area. Infact, they are one of the best in the country. They are also a district of choice. The community itself is very well established and just celebrated it's 100 year anniversary. I have lived in Glendora for over 20 years now and my Real Estate business is also based in Glendora. If you're looking for that old town feel, then Glendora is the place to be. It's also great that Glendora is centrally located close to all of the major attactions such as the Beaches, Anaheim Stadium, The Honda Center, Disneyland, Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Pasadena, and many more. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to let me know.

Warmest Regards,

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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
You can find the information you want on-line at the local County Assessor's/Auditor's web site. It is public information.
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Thu Nov 5, 2009
Stephen May answered:
Sharon, I'm the Broker of Atwater Village Houses. My home/office is at 3301 Garden Ave. in Atwater Village. My phone number is 323-666-3875. I'll email you a list of houses currently published for sale on the MLS in Atwater Village that are approximately the size you're looking for. If there are any you'd like to see, I can arrange a showing any day of the week, as I live in Atwater Village (since 1991). By the way, I'm also the Broker/Owner of Downtown Residential Real Estate. Stephen May, Broker, Atwater Village Houses ... more
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Wed Jan 9, 2008
DebinCA answered:
Carefully weigh the value of the property vs. your sanity. I was in second position in a short sale and it's been nothing but frustration in dealing with the less than stellar listing agent. The lack of communication we (me and my agent) received is staggering. I know with deals like this you are at the mercy of the bank, but this particular listing agent was horrible! We had to beg for updates and the escrow of the first party was supposed to close on Jan 3 and we just heard back today (Jan 9) that it looks like it will close today. I sent an email off to the agent's broker and GM stating my frustration of dealing with an unresponsive agent and the GM wrote back a glowing review of how wonderful and professional this particular agent is (not that I expected anything different). However, it took all that just to get a very short, one sentence email from the listing agent that all contingencies were removed today and escrow should close.

So, is this unusual? I don't know, but tend to think not. Dealing with REO and short sales are a pain for everyone involved and one needs the patience of a saint to go through the process.

I got the feeling that this listing agent felt it was beneath her to deal with a short sale. Again, could be that I just had a really bad experience - but I'd really think it over before going 'there' again.

Good luck!
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