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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Dfsfdjosfjo answered:
Thu Jul 21, 2016
James Hagarty answered:
do some research, ask around, and don't be afraid to interview 2 or 3 different agents. buying or selling a home is a complicated process that can be very emotional, stressful, and can take a lot of time. you want to have a good, comfortable, relationship with your real estate agent, so don't be afraid to ask some hard questions and make sure you have a good fit! good luck, and happy hunting! ... more
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello chellerae56, your credit report is a tricky thing to work out if you pay accounts without knowing the outcome. Some accounts that you may pay off may lower your fico score.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The purchase in Valencia start from 220k for 1bd 1ba condo which is as low as $1,100 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score. Financing for a mobile home is harder to qualify unless it is built newer than 1976 and on a foundation.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
I was looking at open houses on a rainy day and one open house was canceled but all the others were busy with people. I don't think there is a hard/fast rule on this in SoCal unless the rain is so torrential it makes driving hazardous.

Of course, if the homes main selling point are its expansive and exquisitely landscaped garden, or the home is fully carpeted it may not be such a good thing.
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
inna ivchenko answered:
Three words for each city? Those cities are very different.
I'll choose Calabasas and Agoura Hills:
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
Traditional wisdom is that you might get a better deal in the winter months..when sellers are usually selling because they have to. That said, I've seen exceptions to every rule under the sun.

As far as auctions go, it's impossible to generalize...if you are going to be in the auction game, you must be a cash buyer and be prepared for competition from investor groups.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Sean Seckar answered:

Currently there are 4 new home communities in Valencia. “Villa Metro” starting in the low to mid $300’s, West Creek starting in the low to mid $500’s, West Hills starting in the mid $500’s and River Village starting in the mid to high $600’s. Sizes range from just over 1000 sq ft to over 4500 sq ft so there is something for everyone.

If you are interested in more information on any new or resale home here in Valencia or anywhere else in the Santa Clarita Valley, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best of luck in your home search

Sean Seckar – Realtor
RE/MAX of Santa Clarita
BRE License # 1336429
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Fri May 2, 2014
Laura Coffey answered:
There is not an exact boundary map but you can input addresses to find out. I would think anything in Tesoro would go to Tesoro Elementary school. Here is a link to the Saugus Union school district.
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Fri May 2, 2014
Laura Coffey answered:
The HOA is $235 a month in the Santa Fe tract
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Brock Lee answered:
Locating HOAs and obtaining resale certificates and ledgers was a very time consuming task for us. We spent hours trying to reach an HOA to get what we needed, while still trying to gather all the other documents for the closing. I was eventually introduced to Association Online and they’ve been a huge help for us! They located all the HOAs and got the docs we needed by our due date. It’s easy! From one location we can get everything we need and our processors and our closers are happy that they can count on getting accurate files and on time. You can check them out at or call them at (970-226-1324). ... more
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Allen Brodetsky answered:
There are times when a lease to buy is a good option. For example, If you feel like the market will appreciate, it may make sense to lock in a sales price with an option to buy. It can be a speculative move but you must do your research to see if this option is advantageous to you.

On the flip side, there is so much new inventory in Saugus, it may not make sense to lock in a specific home because chances are you may find one just like it down the street. Saugus has a lot of tract communities. IT should not be hard to find a model match if you absolutely fall in love with a specific area. Feel free to call or email with any questions or help to find a home.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Cheryl Lichen-Hooper answered:
Yes, you must disclose this information upfront in the mls. Last thing you want to do is to say it only in the disclosures and not say up front then the buyer walks away. You must state this up to 5 years of a death. In most cases, if people know this information up front that it was natural cause of death, you avoid the buyer from walking away from the transaction. Good luck to you. ... more
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
My company Troop Real Estate Inc. has a relocation department that has been superb for years, they offer competitive prices and great connections to any city, state or even country. If you would like more info please feel free to give me a call or email. My info (661)94-7321 or via email at ... more
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Liliana West answered:
Hi Alex,

Not sure why my previous answer shows up wrong - I must have two profiles and I'm working to delete the other one. Anyhow, again I'm not the photography expert, but I do take pretty good listing pictures for Troop agents, if that is what you need it for. I'm also good at post-processing, touching up, etc., especially on faces, if you have some family pictures or individual portraits that you need touched up. I don't know what this is for, so I just wanted to make sure you knew I can definitely help with listing pictures. :)

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