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Sun Aug 6, 2017
Kim Serna asked:
Sat May 28, 2016
E.ramirezmejia asked:
I am looking to using my VA loan. It will be the first time I use it. Houses seem to be getting higher and higher and probably wont stop so I want to get a house before I can't afford…
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Mon May 23, 2016
Breezeyourevent asked:
We received notice on our doors stating that our homes are up for Auction in 3 weeks There are 8 units where i live. We have tried contacting the owner about the situation and of course…
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Wed Jan 6, 2016
Janet Johnson answered:
I was a property manager for years & have been a licensed real estate agent since 1983. You probably won't be able to rent from a management co. - they have guidelines & a multitude of rules as they represent owners & have to answer to them.
I would suggest that you find an individual homeowner who will trust that you'll pay the rent every month on time based on your past history with other rentals that you can prove with your cancelled checks & verification from your previous landlord. If necessary, you can suggest to them that you can pay an additional deposit (assuming you can). Also, get your ducks in a row: get reference letters from your employers (past & present) & friends or perhaps someone who has lent you money & you've paid them back - anyone who will vouch for the fact that you are dependable & responsible. I hope this helps you, but in the future, there are ways to buy a home as a first time buyer (many counties have various programs to get you into your own home) & you won't have to deal with these problems - you'll be the owner!
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Fri May 8, 2015
Brandon Dotson answered:
I forgot to mention that Mr. Downey at Northridge is probably one of the best educators in the city. If you can get your kids in his class then they will love it. I believe he teaches 5th grade if he still is there. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Since this was first posted in 2011, I wonder if "Itsjelly" would mind updating us all on the outcome?
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Tue May 6, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:
I would be VERY careful allowing someone i do not know and have a business relationship hold my listing open. You client has trusted t YOU to sale their home, not sub contract the work out to anyone you do not know.

When we take a listing we should be willing and able to service it.

Kawain Payne, Realtor/Notary
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Seal Beach Ca
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Call me, Yanni Raz, If you wan't to see your options in regards to financing with an ITIN. We can do it but through private financing, which can be a better option for you, possibly. 310-619-5557. ... more
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
James Nundahl answered:
I would search online with,, or even Craig's List would be a good resource. I have worked in Property Management for over 8 years and I know you will find something. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Ray Wright answered:
As said before, always do your own research and don't just depend on the info here or on any other site. Employing a Realtor will help protect your interests. There are a lot of scammers out there and Trulia does their best to police the activity on their site, however they can't catch everything. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Good afternoon Icnota,

I’m no real estate agent, just a humble Mortgage Banker, but I can give you some guidance on your search for the right rental apartment.

In my experience in the real estate trade, I’ve discovered that the consumer is best served by adopting some simple strategies, whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or renting an apartment.

First: remember that real estate agents work on commission. The better quality agents---and those with the most experience---will be testing you from the initial contact to determine if you’re serious and will commit to using their services. Why? Because real estate is like any other business; you don’t sit at a table in a restaurant to read the menu without actually buying food at some point. It’s the same concept: the experienced real estate professional has to earn a living by renting apartments to serious and qualified prospective renters.

Therefore, the smart consumer should be well-prepared and committed to respecting the real estate professional’s time. Prepare yourself with three fundamentals: amenities, location, and price.

Know your requirements for the apartment you wish to rent in terms of amenities (one bedroom versus three bedrooms; elevator building or private house), location (proximity to public transportation or need for parking), and price. If you present yourself as well-prepared you’ll have a better chance of working with an experienced agent who will work hard to find you the right apartment.

Second, start with the internet---especially stay “local.” Here on you can easily find a local professional by clicking on “FIND an AGENT” at the top of this page. There you can hone in on a seasoned professional in exactly the area where you wish to rent your apartment.

TRULIA provides exceptional tools to help you as a consumer understand the quality of the professional you’re working with. Read the agent’s profile; check out the recommendations from previous clients; get to know the level of experience of the agent and the areas that agent covers.

Third, real estate agents are prevented by Federal regulations from answering certain types of questions. They cannot discuss schools or school districts, crime statistics, and a variety of other issues prohibited by Fair Housing regulations. If your agent is vague when you ask certain types of questions, now you know why.

Finally, demonstrate your level of seriousness to your real estate agent. Show up on time for your appointments to view apartments. If you’re required to submit documents for the Landlord to review with your rental application, get them into your agent’s hands pronto. Not only does this help you potentially get one step ahead of a competing renter, but you’ll be viewed by the Landlord as a responsible renter. Landlords prefer responsible renters, don’t they?

I hope that helps you improve the results of your search for an apartment, and helps you with a better quality experience.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Thu Mar 28, 2013
dianefrnc answered:
Here's a nice one I just saw on there website:
4bd / 3ba house
13344 Hickory Way, Moreno Valley, CA's very close to a elementary school..
For Rent
$1,450 /mo
Contact this property
Karen Bai
(562) 282-9901

Ck out Website's like also ck out There located on Sunnymead in Moreno Valley they have lots in the Moreno Valley area, & at low prices.
Waypoint Homes
(951) 249-3008

Charles Chacon
(951) 739-4000

Kenneth Kellermann
Sales Advantage Group
268 N. Lincoln Ave Ste. 12, corona, CA, 92882
(951) 284-7960

JEFF VAN ES He rents homes in the Moreno Valley area..
(909) 433-3897

I hope this helps you out!
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Michelle Beeson answered:
Did you get what you are looking for? If you are trying to get the value of your home reassessed, I have a couple friends over there at the assessors office that might be able to help you with that. Shoot me your info... I'd be glad to help. -Cory ... more
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
Anthony asked:
Mon Nov 15, 2010
Lisa LeQuire answered:
Good evening Idezynit:

I may be able to help you. The county tax assessor's office has a form that can be filled out and submitted to reset the value of a property to the current market level. It is completed by a real estate agent. I do this service for my clients free of charge and would be happy to assist you in the hopes this will help.

Please email me at or call my cell phone 951-660-1824. I work with Re/Max Results in Moreno Valley (23580 Sunnymead Blvd 92553).

Best of luck and I hope I have the opportunity to be of assistance.

Lisa LeQuire
Inland Empire Specialist
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Doug Zeller answered:
If the sale does occur on that date, the buyer or their agent will contact you. That may be in a few days or weeks. Seek professional advice before responding to any demands or offers they make. ... more
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Jesse Madison answered:
Its a great idea right now. Interest rates are low, prices are low and values have decreased alot in these areas so in the long run you are looking at a very good investment. I would get a house preferably with no HOA fees. Also look at low tax areas to keep you monthly costs at a minimum. This should make for a sound investment.
Let me know if you need any help! I can get you in touch with lenders that can give you an idea of what your payments will be.

Jesse Madison
Madison Realty
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
x answered:
Hi Ana,

I don't have one myself but I am sure I can find you one. If you will give me a call and let me know the details of what you are looking for I will get started on it. My Phone number is 951-756-4051.

Linda Christopher, Realtor
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
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