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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
in a refinance - when do escrow start
The lender should open escrow one of the first things after approval. But it is when the lender opens it, is the answer.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Raleigh Homer, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Homer answered:
How to Find out if there are Liens on a Property?
You can download a free property report at www.searchq.com
If you see the lien indicator on the report turning green, you would have a lien on the property. If you want to have a detai ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Mark Lee, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Mark Lee answered:
We are buying a house and found out that the seller owes back property taxes. Will we have to pay them if we want to purchase the house?
When you open Escrow on the house, the Escrow officer will give you the right answer, depending on legal condition and sale term of the property. You will also have Title Insurance to c ... more
3 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
What taxes if seller is a foreigner in CA?
Of course the seller needs to pay it. If they taxes are not owed they need to file and get them back.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 8, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Saady Garcia, Home Buyer in Tomball, TX
Saady Garcia asked:
Can I buy a house in Texas if I live in California ? I live in California and I want to buy a house in Houston tx. Can I buy using the benefits of a first time buyer livin in a diferent state ?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Jareandaleja…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jareandalejandra answered:
How can people afford $700k HOUSES in Los Angeles in 2013?
Posts like these are entertaining to read, in which they always reassure that our position in life is much appreciated.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 27, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Looking houses ourself via online and went to open-houses. No broker/buyer agreement with any agents.
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 27, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Pinkjelly1234, Home Owner in Long Beach, CA
Pinkjelly1234 asked:
Buying a small unit is always bad? My first home was 14 units and we had an Hoa fraud issue. Hoa didn't take care. Neighborhood seems watch all when anyone takes out a trash.
Sold already. But I still don't feel good about…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 26, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
We are interested in purchasing a small parcel of land & building a small home on it within the next 5-10 years. Is this a crazy idea in Los Angeles?
No, it's not crazy but it might be difficult to find depending upon where you want to build. Look for R-1 residential lots that already have homes built in the neighborhood. Those would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Dose anyone know about GOOD Expired listing Services
Hi,

Would you be looking for a service that compiles a list of expired listings? What services do you need on this?

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 16, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I had a death bed confession about the property I bought leaving a mess for me. What rights do I have?
You need a lawyer now, not a Realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
How much can he afford in carrying costs$?
If you did a FHA loan, it would get you about $200,000 for a loan give or take. Not a lot out there for that, You can get a condo in a good area of Long Beach.


If you want me to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 10, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Kristina.ste…, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Kristina.stegniy answered:
I need to find a new spatious house for me and my wife (I met her online! on the Ukrainian Diamonds dating site). Can anyone advise good agents in LA?
Hmm, you may look at the Internet as you found your wife online, there are a lot of real estate websites
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 8, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
SoCal Prefer…, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
SoCal Preferred Builders answered:
i am trying to find a home i am preapproved
It depends on what area you looking for. At the price range as you indicated, most likely its not going to be a clean neighborhood. How much down do you plan on putting?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 7, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi, I am planning to buy a triplex in Los Feliz, and the unit delivered vacant, rent control. I have some questions:
Landlords are required to provide a 60-day advance notice to a resident if the landlord elects to terminate a tenancy. If the tenant has resided in the unit less than 1 year, the landlo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Sale Leaseback and Inspection?
May want to check with you lender's requirements for seller lease back. See what lease-back time is allowed for owner occupancy loan. Additionally, on the lease back have to require a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2016 Home Buying in 90034
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gail Mercedes Cole answered:
Should we hire a buying agent who is showing the house for the selling agent?
There a agents that are only buyer or seller agents. Evidently, listing agent has any other agent from her office to represents buyers. This is not a Red Flag. It is just another agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2016 Home Buying in 90066
Jordan Jones, Both Buyer and Seller in Prescott Valley, AZ
Jordan Jones answered:
Is it a brief of duty for a listing agent to refuse to provide basic information on a property to a self-represented buyer?
"When representing a ... seller ... as an agent, REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client."

Providing basic information on a property to any ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 2, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Sommeretzel, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Sommeretzel answered:
California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions Form
Fantastic writing , Speaking of which , if your company has been searching for a CAR RIPA , my assistant edited a blank version here http://goo.gl/kXJr4v
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Diana213mo, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Diana213mo asked:
Backing up from buying the house I have signed papers and I am waiting for the appraisal of the house, but the house price went up which means the monthly rent when up? I will not be able to pay the monthly rent.Can I…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 19, 2016 Home Buying in Los Angeles
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