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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Risa Liebster answered:
nihaynes, While I know this is an older question, for those who have landed here, simply look at LAPD Crime Maps at for any area in the City of L.A. Fyi, I've lived in Toluca Lake for quite some time and while like many areas of the City, it is for the most part safe but understand, crime can happen anywhere and at anytime. Some of the so-called more "upscale" neighborhood endure certain types of property crime as they act like a carrot on a stick for burglars, etc. Again, crime can happen even in the best neighborhoods. If you're not sure what steps to take to be vigilant, simply stop by your local LAPD station - they will be more than happy to provide safety recommendations.

Risa Liebster, Realtor®
Ramsey-Shilling Associates
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Wed May 9, 2012
Ana Connell answered:

That information does need to be disclosed by the seller if it's within a 3 year period of the sale, however I would recommend calling the Police Department and asking for the senior lead officer for the area to ask about neighborhood crime information.

Hopes this helps, feel free to call me at 818-588-6563 if you have any other questions about this area.
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Sara Mehrpouyan answered:
Hi Zguri,

Which complex are you referring to? We cannot see that information with your question. I can only guess that you are talking about 10639 Woodbridge? If so, these are new units (new construction). The photos are from the model unit which has been staged with furniture. Please feel free to contact me directly at 818-903-2040 or by email if you are interested in viewing these units or any other properties. It is to your benefit to have your own agent representing you. Thank you.

Sara Mehrpouyan
Rodeo Realty
Direct 818-903-2040

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Mon Nov 14, 2011
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
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Fri Sep 30, 2011
Linwood Fullam, III answered:
I live on the Toluca Lake/Burbank town line, and the area you're looking in are highly desireable. Studio City and Toluca lake are near Warner Bros, and Disney, St. Joes hospital, as well as major highways that make it easier to get to downtown, Hollywood, and the Westside.

For easy math lets look at a $500,000 house with 20% down which means $400,000 mortgage. There are many very nice condos and townhomes available for $500,000, and fewer fixer type 2-3 bedroom houses, but at this price range generally need some serious remodel work. Assuming good credit that would provide a 4.5% interest rate your mortgage payment would be $2,026/mo. Taxes would be $5000/year or $417/month. HOAs, and Condo Insurance is extra for a condo/townhome which could be300-400/mo. This totals around 2,800 per month after the 20% down. There are tax benefits to consider which can reduce your payment using the mortgage interest rate tax deduction which is dependant on your tax bracket, but 500-800 per month is rough estimate based ont that $2,026 mortgage. In this scenario your payments if you bought are back to $2,000-$2,300/month. Renting a house, condo, or towhome for $2,000-$2,300 per month does not rent you as nice a condo as buying a $500,000 condo could get you in my professional opinion.

If you buy a condo/townhome you're living with people who generally stay put longer and seem to care more about their neighbors and the place they're living in since they own it.
If you remodel and change decorations you can first of all make the changes without asking your landlord, and when you sell or rent the place in 2-10 years you may recoup some of the costs in updating or painting.

Since we're bouning along the bottom of the housing market and nobody knows when it will turn around its tough to suggest buying with your 2 year timing, but with a 10 year range it makes more financial sense. The housing market will change at some point for sure, and when it changes rents will go up, over long period of time that's for sure. But Taxes due to prop 13 in California, and your mortgage payments on a 30 year fixed will remain the same, then drops in 30 years when it's paid off to just taxes, insurance and HOAs.

Renting is a good idea for a year to get a sense of what areas in LA you like, what your commute is like, and gives you a chance to figure out where you'd eventually like to settle. As a 20/30 year old buying a house is usually a good idea, and gives you a lot of benefits, as well as a lot of responsibilities. There's a lot to consider! I hope this helps!

Please let me knwo if I can help in any way.
Linwood Fullam
Rodeo Realty
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Mon Aug 8, 2011
Dot Chance answered:

This property has been on the market in the past and the listings have expired. I did some research to find the owner of the home. If you have serious interest in the purchase of this very lovely estate please contact me and I will pursue the owner on your behalf.

All my best,
Dot Chance, Realtor®
Certified Distressed Property Expert – CDPE®
DRE License #01494182
Keller Williams Realty World Media Center
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Tue Dec 8, 2009
Risa Liebster answered:
Greg, to compliment Art's answer, the original boundaries of Toluca Lake proper were Cahuenga Blvd., Camarillo St., Clybourn Ave. and the L.A. river. As time went on several Burbank streets out to Pass Ave. (some say Hollywood way) have been included and considered "the Burbank side of Toluca Lake". Additionally, areas such as West Toluca Lake, Toluca Woods and Toluca Terrace have been designated over the years. To learn more about the history of the Village of Toluca Lake, feel free to click on the web reference, below.

Risa Liebster
Keller Williams Realty
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