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Sun Dec 28, 2008
Jeffrey White answered:
It would help to have some info on what you are comparing to. Please let me know what the subject property is or if you are looking for just general price/sqft info in that zip code.
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Thu Mar 10, 2016
Elayne Ceder answered:
Kellie - There are tons of listings- But you did not say your price range or what kind of house/condo you want? Contact me at elayne@elayne
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Ute Ferdig answered:
I would start with the district attorney's office because the DA's office can prosecute violators. The DRE might also be interested in this, but will not have prosecution powers. If it's someone who once had a license, the DRE should probably be notified so that they can take disciplinary actions to the extent they are available. ... more
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Wed Sep 10, 2008
Maria Morton answered:
When you say "cover it up", what do you mean?
What exactly did the insurance company direct you to fix?
I'm wondering if the insurance company has requested you to fill the pool and you are reluctant to comply because the pool is defective and unable to contain water. Is that it? And you don't want to have it repaired due to the expense?
I think what the insurance company may be concerned about is the possibility of someone falling into the empty pool and injuring themselves. Falling into a pool of water from ground level will not usually result in broken bones.
Usually what the insurance company wants is for the pool to be in good working order and full of water to avoid injury. Some insurance companies, as well as some city ordinances, also require a 4 or 6 foot fence around the pool area to protect unnattended children from falling in and drowning.
Placing a cover, such as a tarp, over the empty pool does not really solve the problem as a person could go right through the tarp into the giant hole.
To completely remove the pool, you may be required to have all of the cement removed which is expensive.
In your area, I would think that a pool would be more of an asset than a liability in resale (You can verify that with your agent)
1. How much will it cost to have the pool repaired?
2. How much will it cost to have the pool completely removed?
3. Do you prefer to have a pool, or not?
4. What else would you do with the space if the pool were not there?
5. Is there a difference in value between a home with a pool and one without a pool? If so, how much?
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Thu Aug 28, 2008
Jeffrey White answered:
Hi there Phillip. I'm guessing you are talking about the one on Vine? I think $1200 is do-able, but pretty high for sharing a condo. $1100 would be easier i think.....most of my friends are still renting and you can get your own place for $1200, so thats a main thing to consider.

I'd be glad to give you more info on current rents and also help you with the purchase of a condo. I live and work in Hollywood can give you expert insight into what you will need to do. Check out the buyer's guide on my website as well!
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Have you tried to register with HUD or some of the other organizations that specialize in assistance in low income housing? I have also worked with habitat for humanity and they might be able to assist you also. I assure you that housing is available, even in the MOST expensive areas, new developments must include low income ( such as Playa Vista Project etc.) There is section 8 housing in the Tara Hills Condo Development in Culver City, and in the Fox Hills area of Culver City.
Check with the Advocacy groups first, they should be able to direct you. Decent and affordable housing is the goal of Habitat for Humanity.
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Maggie, your REALTOR® answered:
Call an excellent seismologist and geologist who can give you the answers to your questions. His name is Ali Ekbatani of Diamond Realty Group. Tel: 818-710-0832
Cell: 818-486-9666

He has built dams, bridges all over the world...he certainly can give you expert advice on your question!

Good luck!

Maggie in Long Beach, CA

22111 Erwin St R123
Woodland Hills. Ca 91367
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Fri Aug 29, 2008
Jeffrey White answered:
Hi there Richard, thanks for your question.

i'm confused as to what "downtown" refers to as you mentioned North Hollywood and West Hollywood as well. If you are going to work in Pasadena, living there as well would be delightful! It's a wonderful town, has a great downtown district that is active and lively, the prices for renting are not bad either.

If you are referring to downtown LA as in where the 110 and 101 and 5 freeways meet, you could look into some of the new construction lofts that are renting. Anything in downtown would be a fairly easy commute up to Pasadena as it's the other way that the traffic is going. Hope that helps!
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
Jeffrey White answered:
Hi there Sarah! There are a few nice areas with great schools and family atmosphere. Right off the top of my head, Santa Monica above Wilshire Blvd is a great school district, Brentwood is excellent, Beverly Hills has excellent schools although you have to be inside city limits, otherwise you are in Los Angeles. Also there is the Wonderland school district in the Hollywood Hills.

There are numerous websites where you can check the local schools for a particular address. is one i believe.

Let me know if I can be of service to you in your home search and the areas I mentioned are my expertise!
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Wed Jun 11, 2008
Jimmy Hutchinson answered:
Hello Luis,

There are so many really good Realtors out there that will work hard for you, I would suggest getting a new agent. There could be a communication gap between your current agent following up with the listing agent. If you would like my help, feel free to contact me

Jimmy Hutchinson
Atmosphere Realty
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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Jeffrey White answered:
Hi there Bill, thanks for your question. Congrats on your new job! This is my area of expertise and there are quite a few areas around Beverly Hills that will fall within your price range. Specfically, I am thinking Culver City, Beverlywood, Beverly Center/Miracle Mile, and possibly some parts of Hollywood Hills.

I specialize in not only sales but also do many rentals in this range so I could send you some prospective properties if you like, or give you more advice as to the best commute. Contact me anytime!

- Jeffrey White -
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Jodie Francisco answered:
Hi Paul,

You don't say what your price range is, or what is important to you besides the schools. Burbank has a great school system, it's not part of the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Glendale also has it's own school district that is highly acclaimed. There are also some very highly acclaimed schools within the Los Angeles Unified School district, so without knowing how large of a home, what price range, how long of a commute you could live with etc, it's hard to know where to point you! Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Hancock Park...are all good places that aren't too far from Burbank. Feel free to search on my website to get a better idea of prices and amenities. I am happy to discuss with you in more detail if you would like...

Best regards,

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Wed May 28, 2008
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Why not try one of my favorite areas..Culver City. We have lovely neighborhoods and many parks. The school districts are excellent and all of Culver City is family friendly!
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Deborah London answered:
I'd like to help answer your question, but I need more info. Is this a home you own and wish to sell, or are you thinking of purchasing in this area? Are you talking about a condo, a townhome, or a single family residence? How large is the home, what is the condition, and the year it was built? I have other questions as well. If you call me at 310-808-3739 or email me I can better help you. ... more
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Access REO Solutions answered:
Santa Monica (Westside) is generally expensive and considered hip and young. Great schools, great breeze, cool watering holes and a wonderful nightlife. If Jimmy Buffett was a yuppy, he'd live here. If you can afford it, one of the most popular areas of LA County. HOWEVER, traffic on the 10 freeway will cut your life short. If you work Downtown, be prepared to pull your hair. Hopefully, your work is also in the Westside.

Hancock Park is a little oasis in the middle of Korea Town. Beautiful old mansions from the 1930s, large sidewalks, and then you turn the corner and you are in the middle of congestion and crowded sidewalks. Love the houses, hate the location - too much of a hassle fighting in town traffic. If you have children, stay away.

If you do not have children, personally I prefer Downtown L.A. The choice of condos/lofts are unmatched anywhere in L.A. County. Prices are more competitive than Westside. New lofts recently built or renovated include Luma, Elleven, Roosevelt, Eastern Columbia (beautiful art deco building) Sky and 1100 Wilshire. I love Downtown. Although nothing like NYC or DC, we are trying very hard to be the next destination metropolis.

If you are interested in living in downtown, please visit my website for more info.

Quinn Kiet
The L.A. Condo Store
Your Urban Living Specialists
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Sun May 27, 2012
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
If your moving to the USC area I recommend Silverlake or Echo Park. You can probably get a 1 bedroom or single in the 1200 range. Other areas worth considering are Culver City and the Miracle Mile. Not close to campus but great places to live. Check out Craigslist or another place that has a TON of rentals is


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Sat Jan 26, 2008
Kaye Thomas answered:
Now is not the best time to be flipping a home.. but it might not be a bad time to buy and hold for a bit. The guys that make the most money flipping are not necessarily flipping something they bought last week. Often these guys buy at a good price with a cheap loan.. hold for bit and then fix the property up to move as the market begins to move upward.

Real estate is a long term investment. However the guy that controls the real estate will do well when the market begins to move upward.. and it will. Check out rates next week after the FED lowering of the discount rate has an opportunity to take hold... a 1% decreasse in the interest rate makes a big difference.
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Wed Oct 31, 2007
minicity asked:
Your insight would be much appreciated ! My business has operated in a 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse for the past decade and we presently lease a third of the building. We want to now OWN o...
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Thu Nov 1, 2007
Ron Deutsch answered:
It sounds like you might be interested in a TIC with exclusive usage rights. Check out Andy Sirkin's website, and in any case, his firm might be able to steer you in the right direction. Good luck! ... more
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Wed May 2, 2012
Infinity Realty Network answered:
Are you looking to purchase or lease? Good luck with this, i have had this dream also for awhile but too busy with work to accomplish it. Im not from LA but, i have friends in the area that are full time artists. There was a art district before downtown LA that i went to, it seemed like a natural area to further this idea. ... more
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