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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Andres Morales answered:
Hi, best of luck on your endeavor. If you are upside down you would have to know what type of loan you currently have is it an FHA? If it is FHA one can refinance the current loan no problem. Is your loan a conventional loan? look into the harp or the harp 2.0 programs. These programs are initiatives started by the federal gov to help underwater home owners. Your loan would have to be a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan, you may look for them via google under Fannie Mae loan look up or Freddie Mac loan look up. If you do refinance the property and plan to purchase another the lender for the new loan will most likely require that the property you currently have has at least 30% equity. If it does not the new lender may not like to make the loan. Again best of luck. ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Thomas Jandt answered:
I have experience in foreclosures throughout California and I'd be happy to assist you with market valuations or locating cost effective investment properties that can provide the best cash on cash return, or distressed acquisitions at below market prices in certain territories.

Best regards,

Thomas Jandt

Hilton Thomas & Associates, Inc.
A Real Estate Investment Company
Toll Free 866-766-1112

DRE License #01869845
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Allan S Glass answered:
Dear Kaiclausschmidt,

First two things... Congratulations on the new job and I must note that I'm answering this question without reviewing your lease agreement. You may wish to consult an attorney with your lease in hand to get the most accurate answer to your question.

Having said that, I'd pose the reverse question to you. If your landlord were to find a new tenant he wanted to move in to your apartment one month earlier than your agreement stipulated, would it be fair for him to ask you to leave?

My guess is we'd both agree the answer is no. However if he found you a better apartment to move into a month earlier (at say lower rent, in a better part of town) you may be happy to oblige.

It seems your landlord has offered you a fair compromise to your situation. It may not be ideal for you, but perhaps with some additional effort on your part finding a replacement tenant, or a temporary subtenant (friend) who'd like to stay in your place for a month over the summer, you may achieve your goal.

Best of luck!
Allan S. Glass
ASG Real Estate Inc. ®
149 S. Barrington Ave, Suite #660
Los Angeles . CA 90049
Mobile: 213.952.9052
Direct: 213.973.8637 (213.97.FUNDS)
Fax: 213.947.4461
CA License: 01154002


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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Billy,

Each part of Los Angeles is very very different. If there is a specific area in Los Angeles you are referring to, I would suggest you contact the local police department and ask about that zip code or just do a google search about crime in that zip code.

Please let me know if you have any other real estate related needs or questions!


Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
DRE #01920120
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
brewinboston answered:
On top of everything we have cancelled our utilities in order for the transfer to take place this week. I don't know if the buyers have transfered things into their name. The original contract for this was Nov 15th it is now going on 90 days to close. I'll just keep the place and rent it should take about 24 hours to do that in the Honolulu market. ... more
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
You need to sign off on the contingency after 17 days usually from what your contract states. Getting approval does not automatically remove your contingency. Gabriella Godde 661-713-3460
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Agnes Rosiak answered:

It would be highly unethical not to show you the house and ask for the deposit. I believe that first you need to see if you are interested in a property itself before you invest the money. I have never seen an agent asking for a deposit upfront.
You might want to check out if the person who is trying to collect the deposit is the agent listing that property. There has been some shady business going on with rentals lately.

I hope that helps.

Agnes Rosiak.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Caroline Harabedian answered:
You have to have the app on your phone.
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Tue May 20, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
How about giving him a NOTICE TO PERFORM
do not take anything for granted
bend over backwards to accomodate
cover your deriere.
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
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Tue May 27, 2014
Caroline Harabedian answered:
As long as you don't have lender provisions instructing you to occupy the unit, it's a good idea. Any specific questions, please let me know.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
Tarzana is prime real estate, the last thing we need is more government to get involved. Whoever posted this question must have randomly picked a place without knowing anything about Tarzana. There are parts of the San Fernando valley that can use local boosts, not here. ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Caroline Harabedian answered:
Absolutely yes!

It is something that will play a role in our economy and real estate market as well as in our business, but it doesn't usually happen right away. By the time clients hear about these programs or new regulations, they are either coming due or have past.

I like to do my part in keeping my neighborhood up to date on all the latest from the news influencing their real estate market so that they can have the chance to act on it.

Caroline Harabedian
RE-Search Concept
8700 Reseda Blvd., Suite 213-B
Northridge, California 91324
(818) 967-9626 mobile
(818) 979-0226 fax
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
I am all of those, and a good friend of mine is an architect currently building two houses in the Hollywood Hills.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Lola Joyner answered:
I would be happy to help you with your search, give me a call and I will find the perfect place for you.

Lola Joyner
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
Hi Lauren,
Depends on where in Long Beach you're considering and the size. It's good to invest in real estate, best to invest in 2+2 units and with as little deferred maintenance as possible. Is that likely to happen for 100k or less? No. Why hold for 7 years specifically? ... more
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Mon Sep 28, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
There is no reasonable way for anyone here to answer a question like this, there is no set cost because it could be easy or it could be hard. You need to get a contractor to visit the site and give an estimate. I would contact several since some will probably not be able to do it. ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
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