if i wanted to buy the house could you lower the price just a bit

Asked by Abigail Oakley, England, AR Tue Apr 7, 2009

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BOB Khalsa, Agent, Newhall, CA
Tue Apr 7, 2009

This property was bought by the owners on 8/1/06 for $2,850,000 with a loan of $2,280,000 which comes to 80% of the purchase price. It was recently listed for sale at $3,395,000 and was on the market for 4 months when the listing expired on 4/1/09.

Based on the price trend, sales and availability of similar properties in the area, my estimate is that this property should appraise in the $2.7 to $2.9 M price range. Whether the Seller would be willing to sell at a price close to or slightly lower than what they bought it for is questionable. Incidentally, lending criteria for properties in this price range are very restrictive with most lenders asking between 30 and 40% down payment. Only very few direct lenders will give you a special deal with 25% down payment if you have a special banking relationship with them. There may be exceptions to this but I have not come across any recently.

If you are still interested in the property, let me know.

Bob Khalsa
Broker Owner
United America Realty
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John Barry, Agent, Eagle Rock, VA
Tue Apr 7, 2009
Hi Abigail,

I am an agent with Coldwell Banker here in Los Angeles. According to the information on the MLS for this property, the listing for this house recently expired without a sale and the property is now listed as an "Expired Listing". If you are interested in this property, please send me an email at john.barry@coldwellbanker.com, or call me at 323-810-7976. I would be more than happy to contact the listing agent on the property and find out what the deal is, and if the seller would be possibly willing to let the property sell for a lower price. I would also be happy to check and se what other properties are available in the area.

Thanks, have a good day!

John Barry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
15490 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Cell: 323-810-7976
Email: john.barry@coldwellbanker.com
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