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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
You should work with a Realtor with negotiating skills, such as a Certified Negotiation Expert. Merely presenting a low-ball offer is likely to fail. Putting together an offer that is an acceptable total package takes skill and expertise. ... more
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Blanca Dover answered:
Just over $500k based on the last sales in the Briarwood-457 community. Are you looking to list your home? Please call me and we can go over the Comparative Market Analysis a bit further.

Blanca Dover, REALTOR

Century21 Hometown Realty
Cell: 805-427-5646
Fax: 805-421-5378
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Bonnie Sterling answered:
I am sorry that things did not work out for you on your home purchase. You were super lucky to be the buyer on a property purchase. There are so few homes for sale in our area. I am sure your seller might even get a better offer. It's been happening all month. So, just to add a note, make sure it's not just cold feet. Good luck to you ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
J R answered:
Without further information it is difficult to comment on your post. What were you misled about? That you were a short sale candidate?
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Ted Mackel answered:

Saugus is off the 14 north of the 14 & 5 Junctions. Los Angeles County has no plans to stop massive expansion of home development in the Magic Mountain area and even out north of Saugus off the 14. THIS MEANS FUTURE OUT OF CONTROLTRAFFIC that the two highways cannot handle. these two highways cannot handle the flow they have currently and there was a recent expansion that is just finishing up. The traffic sucks all day long on the 5 already, can you imagine in 10-15 years when there are 10s of thousands of new homes added to the area?

Sure I live in Simi and I have a bias, but it is very simple, Simi is on the way to no where. Simi and every city in Ventura county is limited to expansion inside their own city limits. Each city in Ventura County has serious slow growth measures and low density attitudes toward future development. The open space in the county is protected by a law called SOAR Save Our Agricultural Resources. So if I was a betting man on which area is going to be over developed 1st, hands down Santa Clarita-Valencia-Saugus-Newhall area is the winner.

You have to decide if spending more time in traffic and saving a little on a house in Sagus over Simi is something you can live with.

Santa Clarita and the surrounding area is gorgeous. When I get past the traffic and get out there I like the place, but you will never see the city of Simi approve the densities you see in areas like Town Center & McBean or even down By Newhall Ranch Road. The point is all those people travel down the 5 and collide with the Palmdale commuters coming off the 14, who mix with those in Saugus....nightmare nightmare nightmare is all I can think of.
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Tue May 12, 2009
Ted Mackel answered:

I have not made a Trulia Video answer in a while but your situation takes too much typing. I posed the video on YouTube here:

The one think I forgot to mention in the video is that the the expenses to rent your other home will be hard to collect as damages. Renting your other home may not be considered as a related risk.

Let us know if you get your earnest money back or if there is a problem with it.
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Mon May 4, 2009
Aj Zaki answered:
I think you did the right thing but since this may take some time,you can also get an attorney or a legal counsel to call him on your behalf and most likely this broker will get back to you and address your issue much sooner and quicker.
Good Luck
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Mon May 4, 2009
Ted Mackel answered:

HOAs and short sales are a problem. They (the bank) can refuse to pay those fees. Usually the Agents reduce their commissions to offset what the bank will not pa for. The agents do not have to agree, but the smart agents that want to truly help the Seller and the Buyer will agree to the reduction. Client should come first.

You need to go the the Broker, there are a number of irregularities here that will be a huge problem for the broker and the broker's E&O insurance might refuse to cover the brokerage.

Your Inspection, Appraisal and Escrow penalty is questionable as to recovery. You might try a small claims action to recover those fees, but there is no guarantee. You need to put together a good paper trail showing that the listing agent was a problem.

Even if you signed the short sale addendum that would not have protected your inspection fees or escrow cancellation costs.

There are some very serious ethics issues with this transaction, you need to go to the broker asap.
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Thu Apr 30, 2009
Barry Shapiro answered:
I can refer a good Real Estate attorney. However, I feel you can still resolve this issue by speaking with the Broker. I would recommend you write a letter to the Broker of record and await a response. ... more
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Fri Jun 6, 2008
Ted Mackel answered:

I recorded an answer for you on Youtube.
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