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Home Buying in Monrovia : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
I am sure it can be, I think they have to argue that it is in the best interest of the estate and get a court order.
I think they could just do it, the problem is there could be a family member who could bring a legal action so it is best to do it right.
But yes it is a question for a lawyer. If you need a good one give me a call, I have worked with a couple of probate lawyers over the years that are very good.

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Mon Feb 29, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
What is the property address?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Hi Virtuosity57,

I am very familiar with the area that you are seeking out. There are numerous areas that are safe and reasonably priced. Please email me directly at or call me at (909)816-4766 and i can email you listings right away.

Have a great day!
Jamie Hennessey
Re/Max Champions
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Thu Mar 26, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Kelly, These links may assist you with crime statistics:

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The purchase in Monrovia start from 334k for 2bd 1.5ba condo which is as low as $1,660 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score. 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 you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You may qualify to buy FHA with 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. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will need to be pre-approved 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, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Julie Bencosme answered:
I hope you are still not looking, but if you are e-mail me. I can help.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Julie Bencosme answered:
I can walk you through step by step. I have a lender that will give you the details on what you will need. I also can make it a concurrent closing so that you can move directly for La Puente to Monrovia. I have been doing this for a very long time and my clients are my family. I focus on your needs and get them met! Email me for step by step help. ... more
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Julie Bencosme answered:
I focus on my clients needs. How can I help?
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Thu May 23, 2013
Hank Chou answered:
Hi ameng,

I can put you in contact with my lender who has helped clients get loans with FICO scores in the 590-640 range. The only way to know is to make the call and discuss your options with a professional. If you would like my lender's information or need any assistance with your real estate needs, give me a call.

Hank Chou
Realtor ® | NRDS ID# 214008685
PH: 626-319-6137 | DRE# 01931710
Real Estate Heaven
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
carlos parrague answered:
I strongly encourage you to get into a house rather than build ground up. Land values are higher than you think and building a home on it will cost more than you think too. Even if you can and are allowed to build a modular home, City restrictions and code requirements will make it more costly. ... more
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Vijayb.vaghela answered:
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Erick T asked:
I bought a my first home and current residence (two units) in 2010 while I was single. I now married and planning of raise kids. We would like to buy a second home that is bigger.

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Sat Dec 8, 2012
W.b. answered:
WOW ! I posted this question in 2008 ! Thanks but I purchased a home 2 years ago.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Bebe Le answered:
Hi Hoa,
The previous answer is correct. The Notice of Trustee Sale has been cancelled, based on my information.
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Fri May 7, 2010
Dante Underwood answered:
All of the answers you recieved from the Realtors here are right on the money. Depending on what home you make the offer on it will be available when you close on the transaction. We have alot of foreclosures in our office as there are 2 bank REO agents that have numerous listings come up for sale in the monrovia and other areas. If you would like to get more information on them please give me a call. Make sure you have your pre approval letter ready because alot of the foreclosures go very quick and you could be up against cash buyers. But our office has been able to work with the bank and make sure our properties have been rehabed and that makes it alot more interesting for buyers because they dont have to go in and do all the work to get the home in move in condition. I would love to help you if you are looking in this area. Please contact me with any other questions or concerns!

Best of Luck!

Dante Underwood - C 21 Adams & Barnes
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Tue Apr 27, 2010
Dante Underwood answered:
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
John Villaescusa answered:
There is a lot of information that REO Agents are requiring with your offer like FICO Scores, Earnest Money Deposit, Pre-Approval/ Proof Of Funds. Another is having the best offer on the table. I can greatly hepl you through this process by refering to my website at where you will get started on buying your home. Any answers you may have can be easily found on my website as well.

John & Sarena Villaescusa
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 562-818-2671
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Fri Oct 16, 2009
Joe Nernberg answered:
Most homes are already discounted. If you cancel this transaction, you will find a newer/better house for MORE money. You didn't know there was a "old wood shingled roof" when you made the offer? If this is your first purchase and you are not mecanicaaly-inclined - please consider buying a condo. ... more
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Wed Oct 14, 2009
Liz Steele answered:
Every thing that has been stated thus far has merit. But every case is different.
As stated by the other answers this seems to be a difficult decision.
If you’re really want the property then stick it out other wise just move on.
I have also not represented that you follow this advice; this is just a suggestion in a public forum for review and not a professional consulted opinion in the matter

Liz Steele
Financial Specialist
Hawthorne Capital Corp.
Phone: (212) 231-0062 Ext. 5183
Cell: (347) 819-5682
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Sat Jun 27, 2009
GARY RICCO answered:
For anyone else who may have this question, here is food for thought.

Unfortunately most Realtors don't have the education or training to answer this question. But to sum it up quickly, You need a Realtor that can analyze your financial situation, show solutions to minimize your financial loss and limit the damage to your credit history. This will shorten the time it will take to recover from the hardship and repair you credit history.

I offer anyone in the North Los Angeles area free consultations. By doing alittle homework you can verify the information I provide and you won't have pay attorney fees or loan modification fees. Go to my website at and click on the Short Sale FAQ's link. You can also read some of my blogs here on trulia
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