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Marina Del Ray : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 5, 2016
Dorene Slavitz answered:
.Before you purchase in any neighborhood, I recommend you visit the area at different times of the day to see the activity there.You may want to check with the local police department to find out about the safety of the area. As far as appreciation goes,those statistics would not be hard to get for you so that you can make an informed decision about locations. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Rinde Philippe answered:
Lycee Francais est 15 minute avec la voiture. Ce n'est pas tres loin. Si vous avez besoin d'aide appelez moi.

Rinde Philippe
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Mon Nov 10, 2014
Lori Grannis answered:
I lived in Marina del Rey from 1994 to 2000, and miss it all the time. I loved it. I always saw Playa del Rey as a bit junkier, but then again, lots of time has passed and I truly think that it's become a lot more developed and many of the dated 70s and 80s ramshackle beach properties have been remodeled or knocked down. I will say I always find getting into Playa del Rey much more of a challenge. They should built a bridge across the channels, but I'm assuming they won't do that. ... more
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
In case you weren't aware Google searches and Google Maps for directions/distance are a wonderful thing, as is Mapquest ... more
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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Giovanni Ferdinand answered:
The MLS has foreclosure properties, however the amount of foreclosures in this area have dwindled.
Giovanni Ferdinand
CalBRE#: 01942485
Office: (424) 280-7400
Direct: (213) 986-6960
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
carlos parrague answered:
Somewhere in your thoughts there is a question, just can't guess what it is!
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Your Realtor can inquire for you with the HOA board or get a copy of the CC&R's for you.
Normally they are used for such things as:
. Outdoor landscaping and maintenance
. Fire Insurance
. Pool maintenance
. exterior Paint and repairs
. Security
. Any and all common area maintenance including, walkways, gates, elevators,stairs,tennis courts,
Sometimes basic internet, cable or other utilities are covered
membership in the community Health Club and activities (as with Playa Vista)
Some communities are very active with special events for the residents the HOA covers some of these expenses as well.
HOA when all things considered, is probably close to what you would have to pay yourself over time for maintenance on a house with the same features.
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
You have the Villa Marina East Condominiums 125 units approximate living space 1880 to 2200 square feet. Lush complex built in 1981. Cape Code architecture with attention to details. Two bedrooms, two bedrooms + loft and two bathrooms. 24 hour guard security, pool, spa, sauna, 4 tennis courts, cabana, beautiful landscaping and subterranean parking. Upscale complex near 90 freeway, renovated Marina Place Shopping Center, dog park and close to ocean. June 2013 the prices have fared very well.

Marina del Rey Real Estate Expert
Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Fri May 10, 2013
Mark Mintz answered:
A seller's agent has a duty and a responsibility to do what is in the best interest of their client. They do not owe any buyer or buyer's agent anything beyond fair and ethical treatment. A good listing agent will price the home slightly under market value to increase the listing's visibility and generate a multiple offer situation. If you feel that your offers have been cast aside or disregarded, the reason is simple. Your offer has not been the best offer. If you are not receiving counter offers, then your offers are not even close to being the best offer.

It's frustrating when you don't get what you want, but the truth is that for every house a buyer looses, there was someone else who either wanted it more or had more money or better terms to offer.

Good luck on the next one.

Mark Mintz
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Pathmasiri answered:
@ Guy, thanks for your honest feedback. I also think that this is the on going "game" here in Los Angeles. To me, this is very sickening like others have pointed out. I have worked with Agents in Canada, New Jersey, Orange County, CA and now LA. I have never ever seen this kind of unethical deals whenever I try to buy a home. The most unethical thing in this "game" is taking my offer after a counter offer then take my offer back to another buyer and get up their offer. Someone is right that the Seller probably doesn't even know this game so Agent can give the offer to his client who is also represented by the same Agent for a lower price because he get doubled the commission. ... more
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is unusual for any condo to rent out a common area to a business. This could make it a commercial use. I would think you should contact the agents of units that previously sold and ask them who they got mortgages through. ... more
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