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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Kb48726 answered:
Some townships will just fine you double the cost of the permit. Others may attempt to force compliance and levy hefty fines. either way, why deal with the issue? move on.
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Sat Dec 12, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
In my opinion, most properties that are marketed as "rent to own" are trying to take advantage of unsophisticated buyers/tenants and sellers/landlords. RTO is hyped to would be real estate investors as a type of "get rich quick" scheme and to potential homeowners as a way to overcome credit problems. Rent to own transactions done by a legitimate Realtor are leases with an option to purchase and are three contracts: the lease, the option, and the purchase agreement. You should look for a Realtor familiar with leases with option to purchase transactions. If both parties are represented by Realtors then it is probably legit, otherwise I would advise extreme caution and due diligence! ... more
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Thu Jul 4, 2013
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Mon May 27, 2013
Gus Jacinto answered:
Hello Lee,

Well although I agree with my colleagues about having some kind of furnishings to show the home, in our community of Whittier, CA homes are selling in Less than 2 weeks.. And the reason homes move here is because they are priced well. So my answer to your question would be that it is more important to Price your home correctly than it would be to stage your property.

Also, I do not recommend paying for any services before you know you will be able to recover the fee's, Appraisals can run you up to $700 plus depending on the property and if it has multiple units.

The best way to sell a home is by hiring a licensed Realtor® to Market the property, Make a FREE Market analysis (giving you comparables) and ultimately negotiate the Contract with you and get you the most for your property.

Need anymore information. I am a Realtor® in the Uptown Whittier Area. I would be happy to take a look at your home and give you an idea about how much you can probably get for your home.

Gus Jacinto
Coldwell Banker Alliance Realty
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Lena Samigoullina answered:
I can help to find either a rental property or property to purchase. Contact me directly at or (310)625-9005
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Mark Velasco answered:
This is a serious question with many legal ramifications. I am NOT a lawyer. You NEVER want to conceal information from any potential party. Always disclose information from every potential party involved. Make sure that your Buyer's intentions are legal and ethical. Your licence is not worth the potential commission in any transaction. ... more
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Mark Velasco answered:
You should ALWAYS shop around for the best rates and loan costs. Here is a list of questions that might help you out:

Here are some questions to ask your loan processor:

1. What would be my fixed rate today?
2. How long would my rate be locked in?
3. What are your up front (out of pocket) loan fees?
4. How many loans have you closed in the past year?
5. Could you give me a list of references/recommendations?
6. What is the best part of your service?
7. What could you improve on?
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Hyn,

If you are in escrow have the city inspector come out and inspect the property. If any additions were done with out permits, you can address these issues with the seller prior to closing escrow.

Some cities even require a pre sale inspection by the city inspector, because of high cases of unpermitted work being done.

The main point is find out before you finanlize the purchase. Once you close escrow you will be on the hook for any unpermitted work.

Best of luck to you!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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