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Home Selling in Los Angeles County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 9, 2017
inna ivchenko answered:
The terms of the offer or counter offer, etc. can be negotiated verbally and as soon as both principals agree, it should be documented and signed.
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Jonathan.dowling asked:
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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Shashablake95 answered:
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
Paula Montgomery answered:
We have a 2 on 1 property: main house and granny flat rental. We claim 35% of expenses towards rental. We have lived in the home for over 20 years. My question is can we take the cap gain exemption and do a partial 1031 since we have had the other unit getting in com? ... more
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Sat Nov 11, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Amy,

If it is a single family detached house, would the lot allow for future expansion?

Kind regards,

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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Mary Barson answered:
I know this is an old question but I was in the same situation. I had an apartment complex that I was set to move into as soon as my house was sold and we had a closing date. The apt complex would not let us see the apartment as it was being remodeled. The pictures of the complex were beautiful, and the pics of the newly renovated apartments were fabulous. Still, I asked property manager twice to see it, and she said I could not because workers were in there. The apartment was an hour away near my elderly mother. It was the only apartment that would allow 4 small dogs in a 100 mile radius, and I searched!
Well, 5 days before closing, we had the big moving truck come out from Knoxville, load up my 3 bedroom house and drive the stuff back out to Knoxville. I arrived an hour later than the truck, but my roommate was there. I walked in and was hit in the face with the most awful smell. It smelled like human urine with chemicals mixed in. As I looked around the apartment, it looked nothing like the pictures on the website. There was green and black mold in corners and around the tub. The outdoor wood balcony was full of green mold, and it went all the way up the side of the building. It wasn't remodeled. It was disgusting, and to make matters worse, they had sprayed some chemical on the vanity to look like granite and it wasn't dry and it was toxic fumes I was smelling. I started going into respiratory failure and pee'd my pants. My friend got me and the dogs, who were also sick by this time, out and we went to get a room. The apt. complex gave us some of our money back, but we had nowhere to live. My realtor was PO'd to say the least. I begged her to talk to buyers and see if we could postpone closing for 1-2 weeks or if we could lease it from them for 1-2 weeks till we found something else. She said they wouldn't, and we had to pay buyers $1000.00 to get out of the contract. We had to have moving company bring all of our stuff back to the house. The movers cost $2600.00 round trip, motel 2 rooms at $250.00 each for 2 nights, and all the new stuff I bought for our new apartment, AND all the stuff I gave away to friends and family like lawn and garden stuff, ladders, etc because we would no longer need them. Plus, $1000.00 to the buyer. I haven't gotten out of bed since this happened. It has been 2 and a half months and I am devastated. My realtor was so mad, she came over 3 days later and grabbed all the signs off of the property and quit as my realtor. So, my advice is to see if you can offer them some money for there trouble. If not, and you really want to sell your home, stay with family or friends till you can find something and put your stuff in storage. I didn't have that option, as all of my friends and family are back in MI, and my mother can't have 4 dogs and 2 adults living at her place. I lost big time, but I wasn't sued.
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Sun Nov 5, 2017
Marmonk88 asked:
I can hear her walking (floor squeaks), flushing toilet and shower/bath sounds like Niagara Falls, also can hear cabinets, drawers, doors.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is this a For Sale By Owner listing or listed with a brokerage? The difference is if the home is listed with a brokerage, the seller doesn't need to be there because realtors have a lockbox with a key to let their buyer in for a final walk thru.
However, on a For Sale By Owner listing, the seller must be home to let the buyers in. In this situation, the seller will need to adjust their schedule to accommodate the buyers. Sellers need to know that the buyer can delay or hold up the closing of escrow if the buyers are not allowed to do a final walk thru. Trust me, no seller wants to delay the closing of escrow, so I'm positive a scheduling arrangement will be worked out.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017
Toddpilantis asked:
We bought the house in 2015 without a garage. Now as we are trying to sell, long beach is telling us there is a garage. We are being told to rebuild.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you read your contract again. If there's an agreement to sell and it is signed by both then it's binding. I would suggest that you hire an attorney at this point and have the attorney explain what your legal rights are and how to take care of this situation. ... more
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Sat Oct 21, 2017
A2bfb answered:
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Sat Oct 21, 2017
Frank S. answered:
Hello Michael, if the 5% is in regards to selling the property it would be split between the two agents. I am not sure you would have to use the agent whom leased the property without looking at the contract.

The tenant would have to be pre-approved to be able to know if the tenant qualifies to purchase. There are a variety of loan programs depending on fico scores and down payment.

The tenant may consider 3.5% down FHA with minimum 580 fico score and 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. There is also down payment and closing cost assistance programs if the tenant does not have down payment and closing costs. The tenant would need a minimum 640 fico score to consider that program.

Have the tenant check out the web reference link below.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017
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Tue Oct 3, 2017
Alex Hirsch asked:
My phone is constantly being called several times a day by people looking for apartments and I finally asked where are they finding my number and Trulia is one of those sources they've…
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
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Sat Sep 23, 2017
Alreadytakenny asked:
The buyer is an investor and won't live here. My ex wife won't sign a doc releasing all interests. There was a quitclaim deed filed years ago and the ex wants nothing to do with the house…
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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