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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Yvonne.taylor611 asked:
Thu Jul 16, 2015
Lbcc_rodriguez asked:
Well long story short i saw a condo back in the market for 208,000 i made an offer for 210,000 me paying the closing cost this condo is being sold as is and needs alot of repairs and to…
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Sat Jun 6, 2015
Monika Shaikh answered:
No area is safe. Prowlers, bad neighbors, peddlers, perhaps homeless and drug users. The best thing to do is just mind your own business nowadays. If you don't bother anyone chances are they won't bother you. As a new neighbor, your neighbors will bump into you and you can determine who you would like to communicate with. La county to Orange County is not getting any safer. The main focus is do your own thing and mind your own business and you should be fine. Unless of course you live in a lock down community, but think of all the snobs and HOA expenses. ... more
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Sat Aug 2, 2014
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
Its more complicated than just telling her to leave. If she can show tenancy or occupancy, she has rights. You would have to either come to an agreement or evict her. It doesn't matter if she is on the original lease or not. She can legally prove that she lives there. Without going into too much detail. You should work with her to reach an agreement that is suitable to you and your husband as well as her.

Best of Luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Darral Williams answered:
This unit shows to be a 3/2, 1100 sqft, built in 1979, may presently be bank repo, may still be owned by a Leslie Noriega which tax rolls show her to live in unit 2 of same complex. ( not positive) Noriega purchased on 4/13/12 for $118,000. Property had been bank owned. Are you interesting in buying or selling a unit in that complex? ... more
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Jacob Davila answered:
Hi there,
Comparing to Rural PA, Los angeles area is a bit more expensive. It'll be difficult to find that size of a lot for that price. Check out www.homeseakers.com and enter your specific criteria. that will give you an idea to start with.
hope this helps
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Amy asked:
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hello Jorge,

Here is another site you can reference. However you must be registered wih the site and pay a fee. http://www.clarusfhaapproval.com/ Gpd luck!

Matt
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Cecilia,

The best place to begin the process is by arranging for financing and getting pre-approved for a loan. With this done, you will have a clear understanding of your price limits.

We recommend that before meeting with loan specialists, that you examine your monthly budget accounting for hoe your money is being spent.

Armed with this information and the information you recieve from the loan agent, you will be able to see your options more clearly.

Good luck
The Eckler Team
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Shel-lee Davis answered:
Bre:

Sorry to hear about your challenges in finding a real estate agent who will help you find your new home. Part of the problem may be limited inventory in Paramount in your price range.

Specializing with 1st time homebuyers, I work with many buyers in the highly competitive price range of $125,000 to $275,000. This takes special attention, strong communication and the use of technology to expedite making offers (sometimes it takes multiple offers to land a home). These are the items that your real estate professional should be bringing to the table. Also, finding a professional that "thinks outside the box" could benefit you in your search.

First, your professional should help you understand the competition in your market so you have reasonable expectations. Second, with FHA financing, you might want to focus more on Single Family Homes, as many condo complexes are not FHA approved. And possibly expanding into adjacent towns and looking for homes that meet your other criteria could help you find a home. For example, in Paramount, there are 2 single family homes in your price range. If you expand to Lawndale or Long Beach, you increase the number of possible homes to well over 30 homes.

These are just a few ways to make your home buying dreams a reality. If you would like to explore other ideas and methods used to achieve home ownership, please contact me through my profile or give me a call. Your home is out there waiting for you to find it. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
http://shel-lee.listingbook.com
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Thu Jun 9, 2011
Karen Miller answered:
Hi Yowillyo,

I'm with Victoria. I would skip the up front appraisal. Your first step is to list the home with a realtor. I would interview 3. You may want to find someone who has already sold manufactured homes in your area, but this is not necessary. You should ask your friend for recommendations of realtors they have used.

Best of luck,

Karen Miller
(562756-4144
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Sat Sep 20, 2008
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Hi,

A 2/1 buy down is a loan (generally a 30 year fixed) where an extra fee is paid to "buy" the rate down for the first 2 years of the mortgage. For example, if the going market rate is 6%, with a 2/1 buy down you get 4% year 1 and 5% year 2 and 6% for the remaining 28 years of the loan. It can be good for borrowers such as Doctors right out of school, who need to ease into a larger payment and know they will be getting regular raises. But you definately need to make sure from day 1 you can handle the 6% rate in year 3 to 28. This is NOT an ARM, not negative amortization and not interest-only.

2/1 buy downs are only worth while if you are getting the SELLER to pay for the buy down. Generally a 2/1 buy down will cost 2 points. The broker origination fee would have to be on top of those 2 points for the buy down. If your seller is willing to pay for it all, why not? Or better yet you can buy the rate down for the life of the loan.
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