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Home Buying in Van Nuys : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 27, 2017
Nancy Harradine asked:
Thu Feb 16, 2017
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Gissel answered:
Hi Lincolli7,
The best way to find out about mortgage payments, is to visit a lender and see if you qualify for that amount. If you don't happen to have a lender you could go to, I will gladly send you referrals to some really good mortgage lenders in SOCAL close to your area.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns involving real estate or if you would like the referral list to lenders like I mentioned before.
The best of luck to you!

Gissel Hernandez
Sonnocco Real Estate Group
3626 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90744
CA BRE#02007787
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Fri Aug 5, 2016
Jacqui Rum answered:
Hi Inna,

You just need to go to the website:
That is where you check if a condo is FHA approved.
I also have a list that I have pain stakingly put together.
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
I would be more than happy to help you. Email me if you need anything further.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Ben Vorspan answered:
This question was asked a while back, and now we see that demand remained high for quite some time -- well into the summer.

We're finding that prices have stabilized and demand is starting to level off, as supply begins to increase.

The expectation is that prices will remain roughly where they are, hopefully interest rates will also remain low, and as we get into spring of 2014, prices will once again rise.

If you're thinking about buying, do it this winter! Prices will only rise once we get into 2014.
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
s.billingsley answered:
Yes, it is a common practice to barter, trade, or swap your home for another.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Jhon Cordova answered:

It's a great time to get a loan right now, low interests rate and low home prices. Couldn't ask for anything else.

Regarding the short sale, the listing agent should be able to get your agent more information about it. or the selling agent can look at the preliminary title report, and find out there.

Let me know if you need help with anything.

Thank you

Jhon Cordova Realtor®, Acredited REO Agent™
CA DRE Lic #: 01817265
Tel: (818) 968-1691| Fax: (818) 923-5201
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Peter Wassileff answered:
I experience this issue with ever offer made.
There is a strategy that works very well
Contact me for more info
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Angela.alonzoh asked:

My name is Angela. My family is a family of 3 and a dog. We are looking for a house with a yard. We would prefer 2 bedrooms or more. We can afford up to about $1000 a month but cannot…
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Hass asked:
I am a Green Card holder who worked in LA for 2 years, started a job in New Zealand 3 month ago. Can I get a mortgage in USA to buy a house?
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Donne Knudsen answered:
Sophiaolga - Without a verifiable source of income, you are not really a good candidate for a mortgage loan. In order to pay your mortgage, you will need to prove to the lender that you can make the payment every month. Do you have some sort of trust where you are receiving a monthly allowance that can be used as an income source. Simply having a down payment is no guarantee of loan approval. If you have the cash, you should just purchase the property with your cash. ... more
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Shop around first. You have some cash and that resonates well with lenders. Find the one that will give you the best deal. It's all about leverage and your ability to handle the monthly payments, maintenance, insurance, taxes, etc. But the less you have to put down and the more you can keep in cash the more you have to work with for other investments be they RE, stock, gold, etc. ... more
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
If you're not a seasoned RE investor or a licensed RE professional please do yourself a big favor and heed the advice you've received so far. The few bucks you spend on the commission will save you hours, if not days, of pain and aggravation. ... more
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Sat Jul 9, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Roselyn, Could use a little feedback.
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Wed May 18, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
You need to consider the source. There are certain zip codes doing much worse than others. I'm certain the Van Nuys ares is much more viable than Vegas right now.
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent advising--you may also wish to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate before closing and see exactly what options you may have--protect yourself.
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Dear Shigeo,

The minimum for a single family residence is 3.5% down going FHA; for a 10% down conventional you need really good credit scores. Financing/underwriting for condos is getting strict and most lenders would like to see 15% down. So for your answer; you can buy "A" property but not "ANY" there may be some limitations. Everybody is different so you need to speak to a lender and see what is best for you.

Good Luck!
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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Craig Price answered:
Hi Parveen,

I have a team of agents that specialize in Multifamily units and when you decide that your serious we can help you find an appropriate property. We will ask you a few questions about your goals, experience and of course financing to better direct you into an appropriate building for you.


Craig Price
818-380-5224 office
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
There are so many agents in the san fernando valley and van nuys.
You need an agent that will know the area(van nuys) and know the inventory so you will not spend your money for the wrong property.

If you're looking for house, Let me give you the source that all real estate agents use to look at properties that are on the market.
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Good Luck.
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