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Home Buying in West Los Angeles : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Dorit & Joel Cooper answered:
It is highly recommended to speak with a licensed mortgage broker and thereafter have a conversation with your accountant. It is important to speak with your accountant as you may be able to write off property taxes and interest on your loan and should have preliminary conversation about pros and cons relating to your financial house. ... more
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Jean,
I would look for a "single level" home for you, or a single level condo (they do exist).
. I would also put you in touch with my contractor who specializes in accommodations. He installs grab bars and hand rails and other conveniences that make life with a disability easier. You will most likely have to add these to any older home you find. The newer Condo developments will have some features, but rarely will you find the grab bars pre installed. ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Antonio,

I don't know what the problem is, you have enough to find a home in the West Los Angeles area. FHA can be a block for some sales, but not necessarily. There are not as many short-sales available, with you may not need to go that route. I just looked at a home for one of my buyers yesterday, in a very nice area that was in the $600,000 range.
The only thing I can think of is that some agents do not work with buyers, but prefer to work with listings only. Others have taken the time to sharpen their skills and become accredited "Buyer Representatives". They work a lot with buyers, including first-time buyers and they love it!
That's what you need, a really excellent, pro-active, and hard working "Buyer Agent" to help you.
IF you are still looking feel free to email me or call directly. I would be happy to discuss your needs.
www.doreneslavitz.com
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Tue May 3, 2011
Anthony Vu answered:
You'll need to check the CC&R ( covenants, conditions and restrictions) of each HOA (home owners association) to see if they allow for an inside laundry unit. If the HOA doesn't allow, you may still be able to install an inside laundry unit by getting an approval by the HOA board. I'd have your agent look into which condos would possibly allow, and maybe go from there. ... more
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
JD Songstad answered:
I would assume that the contract would be expired by now so you should no longer be obligated to use them. Look over a copy of it just to make sure and tell the agent that it's just not working out. Even if you are still under contract with them they should be willing to terminate the contract if you are not happy but make sure you get a signed cancellation (if the contract is still active). ... more
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Fri Sep 3, 2010
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Necia,
The best thing you can do is to retain an excellent buyer agent to work with you in the purchase of your property. An excellen buyer agent will search ALL available properties for you that meet the criteria you have given to them. Those of us who are full time agents spend hours looking and previewing property for our clients.If you only want foreclosure property, just let your Agent know this as well.
Best of Luck to you!
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