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Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
I am interested in purchasing a foreclosure condo in West LA, but being an amateur, how do I proceed, what are the pitfalls?
Hi Susan,

pre approval is number 1

I would be happy to work you. Please feel free to contact me anytime
if you have questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2016 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
Buying a house on a busy street on the westside.
Hi,

prices will go up slowly, maybe not ?
both of your concerns are valid,

I would be happy to work you. Please feel free to contact me anytime
if you have questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2016 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
Advice on buying a old home
Hi,

Plumbing issues should be a major concern,

I would be happy to work you. Please feel free to contact me anytime
if you have questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2016 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
When you buy a condo, how do you find out the monthly maintenance fees.?
Hi Geena,



I would be happy to work you. Please feel free to contact me anytime
if you have questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2016 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
West Los Angeles Boundaries?
I always thought West Los Angeles was from Beverly Hills to the beach.;)
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I am interested in purchasing a property that is recently in Notice of Default status. Can you please walk me through the process that I need to do?
Notice of Default means that the current owner is "late" on their mortgage payments. It does not mean the house will end up going to foreclosure because the owner has time to "cure the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Daniel Casti…, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Daniel Castiel answered:
I have a pre-approved VA loan and need a realtor with lots of VA loan experience.
Hi,



I would be happy to work you. Please feel free to contact me anytime
if you have questions.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Gabino_Barre…,  in Lawndale, CA
Gabino_Barrera answered:
Are there real estate companies in LA that specialize in home identification,loans, and remodels? ( similiar to what the Property Brothers do on HGTV)
There is also a loan called Homepath renovation. These loans are much easier than the fha renovation. For this type of loan the property needs to be qualify by Fannie mac. The link to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Katrina Demi…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Katrina Demidova answered:
What is a CAR form?
CAR forms are real estate transaction documents created by the California Association of Realtors and their legal department. They are constantly updated to reflect all the recent legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Michelle Gon…, Real Estate Pro in Los Alamitos, CA
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
Have home values gone down in the 90064 zip code area in the past 3 months or are they pretty stable? Thanks for your help..
All you have to do is click on any particular month to see the sales.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 14, 2011 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
We are looking to buy a single-home in West Adam, close to Culver City, what is the outlook for this area with the future metro line?
Dear Yalun,
For area crime research I would recommend you take a look at.www.lapdcrimemaps.org
I do think the Metro is a contributing factor to the rising property values in the area, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Anthony Perez, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Anthony Perez answered:
Researching a builder for a new construction?
Sorry, I did not answer the statement concerning the expired license, a contractor working on an expired license is the same as being unlicensed. He must be working under another licens ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2010 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Anthony Perez, Real Estate Pro in Northridge, CA
Anthony Perez answered:
What does a bond mean when in regards to a builder?
A contractors bond is required by the CSLB in case a contractor defaults on his contractual obligations by violating contractors law a "homeowner" is able to file a claim up t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Andrew Jones, Real Estate Pro in Venice Beach, CA
Andrew Jones answered:
Is there such a thing as an "up and coming" neighborhood in West LA or are they pretty much all fully developed already?
Hi LABuyer'

Monique mentions a number of neighborhoods that are worth considering. I wrote a blog about these and other areas in the L.A. basin where good deals can be gotten fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2009 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
With $500K in savings and a steady $200K/yr job, what kind of house am I looking at in the West L.A area?
I work extensively in the West Los Angeles area and am a long time business owner and resident here.
Prices vary, as others have told you and much depends upon where you want to live. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2009 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Lmw, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles County, CA
Lmw answered:
Walk through Problem #2.
Kevin & Jovana Keyser -- No, that is not "the way the law is written".. it is the way that nasty escrow documents are written and which a smart RE agent (or even better, attorney) will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2009 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Looking to buy a foreclosure in West LA; what has the average price been for a min 3-bedroom home?
In West Los Angeles, you will need to come in to the market with at least 700,000 even for a foreclosure.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is finding a 250K condo in West LA even possible?
Hi Mike,
I specialize in the area, and believe me..I have pounded the pavements for property and seen most condo developments here. Even If you are looking for a 1 bedroom 1 bath 750 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I'm trying to figure out the total cost of owning a condo.
The answers below cover just about everything. Just one or two items that can result in "gotchas."

You want to make sure that the condo has adequate reserves for major repairs. Other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Problem found during "walk through".
Bryan,

Our recommendation is to place more concern on an effective repair and not on disclosing it. In condos, as previously stated, water leaks are quite common.

If the repair is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2008 Home Buying in West Los Angeles
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