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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Edwin Escamilla answered:
Hello Niali,

Our Conejo Valley is one of the most desired community, we have a great range of Professionals that call Thousand Oaks their home. We have some great schools, that offer a lot of great academic & sport opportunity for your kids.
I'll be happy to assist you on any information you may like. I am here a your service.

Edwin E.
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Tim Rosinski answered:
Most state list schools and performance. here is California site.
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Mon Jun 9, 2014
The Hanley Team answered:
You should definitely be able to find a rental for you family.

Best place to start looking for both agents and listings is the local Association of Realtor's website at

Since schools are important to you, check the district website at

They have a Street Index search on the right side of the home screen that matches street addresses to schools. This way you can match listings to schools.

You're coming to a great area. And you deserve it since you are moving from one as well!!

All the best -

Pat & Mike
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Thu May 22, 2014
Brian Graver answered:
Like many of the other agents have stated, poor credit can be an issue, but it would truly depend on how bad the score and the reason for the score. Apartments will likely be easier than private homes and private homes leased directly by the owner will likely be easier than a private home leased by a management company.

I have several credit repair professionals that I am happy to put you in touch with if you would like to explore your options there, so please feel free to contact me anytime.

Good luck!

Brian Graver
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Thu May 22, 2014
Brian Graver answered:
Hi Carysguy,

Hope you're well.

Taking a look at the past 6 months (which is the most applicable to current real estate trends), the MLS lists the following statistics for 1978 homes in Westlake Village:

Active homes (those that are currently available) average $393/sq.ft for an average 2,814 sq.ft. home.

Back-Up homes (those that are currently in escrow) average $339/sq.ft. for an average 2,289 sq.ft. home.

The one pending home (pending homes are homes that are currently in escrow where contingencies have been released) averaged $270/sq.ft. for a 7,000 sq.ft. home (clearly lower $/sq.ft. because of the extra large size of the home).

Finally, sold homes averaged $378/sq.ft. for an average 2,639 sq.ft. home.

The total $/sq.ft. of all these homes is $369/sq.ft. for an average 2,813 sq.ft. home.

Now, keep in mind, these are today's statistics as of May 22, 2014.

And, truly, the bottom line is that all of these statistics will vary quite a bit when you look at the actual condition of the home, it's location, updates, etc.

I'd love to talk more about your needs, so please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss Westlake homes or any others.

Thanks so much, have a great day!

Brian Graver
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Tue May 6, 2014
No. It can only affect any changes to title like a refinance or a sale. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Kirk Thompson answered:
USDA is mainly for low income borrowers in designated rural areas.
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Eve Rose answered:
If you are asking about the house on Birdsong, it has been leased.
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Eve Rose answered:
It's a very nice bedroom community with many newer built homes.
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Ali Qureshi answered:
You may want to talk to reputable mortgage brokers to structure your transaction. As a first time home buyer there are many programs that are available to you.
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
NO. Rent to own never benefits you. If you can afford to rent you can afford to purchase.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Tim Soto answered:

You'd have to still have your license to post your listing here. But why would you want to? NAR statistics show that FSBO homes sold for 18% less than those listed buy a Realtor(R), was only 9% of the homes sold last year, and took longer to sell. I understand trying to save on commission, but speaking from experience, FSBO listings usually attract the low-ball offers from investors and home buyers looking for a deal. I hope I was helpful.


Tim Soto
Truth Realty
BRE# 01822648
Direct: 805-794-9433
Fax: 805-512-7251
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Eloy M Rodriguez answered:
My sellers have been forced to complete both sections at the cost of not being funded; period. He who has the gold...
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi N. Robertson,

Notwithstanding an agreement to the contrary with your Landlord, in my personal opinion, your Landlord is the one dropping the ball on notification and He/She bears the consequences of inaction regarding notice to you.

I like Linda's idea; however, I would take a more formal step by sending certified letters to your Landlord and the HOA stating you will not be monetarily responsible for any compliance fines unless notified in writing by your Landlord or the HOA.

In addition, this might come in handy:

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Tue Sep 3, 2013
Jennifer Ricco answered:
Hi Debbie, I hope your home search is going well. I know you're looking for a 3 bedroom, I wanted to share our listing at 892 Calle Fresno. The home is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom one story move in ready Thousand. This property is currently listed for $610,000, no HOA.

I have included the MLS link below for you to look at this listing, here's the virtual tour link:

Let me know if you would like to arrange a private showing.

Jennifer Ricco
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Barry Shapiro answered:
The LINK below reflects the 50 current rentals from our local MLS in the Conejo Valley. The search criteria includes 4 bedrooms or larger, plus 2,000 sf or larger. I hope this helps. (The link expires in 30 days) ... more
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Rudy C'Dealva answered:
Hi Candace, the short answer is that it's probably not a good idea. You'd be putting you and your family into a precarious position. I assume the owners are in a financial bind, so your rent goes in thier pocket and not to pay the mortgage. And since they are not paying mortgage and may loose the home to the bank, the maintainance of the home is probably non-existent. If they haven't paid the mortgage then have they paid the utilities? If not, you could end up in the dark. Last but not least, beware of the request for a big security'd probably never see it again. Look for a better rental home, you'll sleep better at night .

Rudy C'Dealva
Estate Agent
Prudential Realtors
818-469-0800 cell
DRE# 01162943
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Barry Shapiro answered:
The actual rental is across the street, at 1550 Lynn Road... Sorry, it was already rented at the end of December 2012:
Listing #SR12142276
$3,150 (LP)
$2,995 (SP)
Price/SqFt: 1.11
SP % LP: 95.08 1550 Lynn RD, Newbury Park, CA 91320 Leased/Rented (12/27/12) DOM/CDOM: 38/38
Beds: 4 Baths: 3 (2 0 1 0) (FTHQ) Sq Ft: 2701 Lot Sz: 6970sqft
Area: NBPK Yr: 2012
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Joan Roberts answered:
This is a very serious matter and I would not mess around with trying to figure it out yourself. Take the good advice given and hire an attorney to get you though it without mistakes.
Best wishes to you. . .
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