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Tue Mar 2, 2010
It us unfortunate that this has happened. In some instances, if the bank is not ready to put the property on the market they would prefer that someone be in the house "supposedly" taking care of it, rather than having a vacant home that is not being taken care of and open to vandalism. We have seen this play out the exact same way time and time again! Rest assured if it was foreclosed on it won't be long till they are gone. Good Luck!

Jimmy Spathos
Prudential 24 Hour Real Estate
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Krista Wach answered:
Of course it is possible, as long as you hold a valid real estate broker's license, or a valid real estate salesperson license and work under a licensed broker, you can be any kind of agent you want. The only difference between a Listing agent and an Investor's agent is you'll be working with sellers instead of buyers (investors) ... more
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Sat Aug 29, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
In order resolve all you need to contact their broker resolve any and all of your concerns.

Sorry hear about your experience.

At times people overlook that Realtors are professionals with other obligations many home buyers treat agents as if we are short order cooks, believe we can drop dead be on property in a moments notice, matter education of clients understand appointsments are required.

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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Daniel Gershburg answered:
your RE agent should be able to access decent comps from their software and give you a good picture
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Matt McClain answered:
The real estate market right now is extremely volatile. Without knowing what type of properties you are submitting offers on and what type of offers you are submitting, it is hard to say why you have not had any offers accepted.

I would guess that the majority of homes you are placing offers on are short sale/REO type and those take time depending on the individual property. A good agent will follow up every few days with the listing agent to see where things are at with the offer and the property.

The only other piece of advice i can offer is that if you really like a property, submit the best offer you can. If you can submit an offer of full asking price, then do it. If you can get away with not asking for any additional concessions from the bank, even better.

Good luck to you!
If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me!


Matt McClain
Axiom Real Estate
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Dyanna answered:
You don't know, as we don't know either. But as long as you can afford the home you purchase, there should be no problem. History has shown us that even in depressions, on average, homes prices rise about 8% a year for the last 20 years. ... more
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Dyanna answered:
No there isn't. Downey is a hot market and is in high demand. And I am going to be really honest with you; having 100% financing is not going to help. Banks know that a VA loan is very difficult to close due to all of the lender requirements and if there is another offer that has the same terms as your, chances are they will take the other offer. What does your agent say about this? ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Rick Manzanares answered:
There are ways to stop foreclosure but I would suggest to
speak to a Attorney (Not those companies that promise the world and never deliver)
If you like call me and I know a Attorney that might help you.

Ricardo Manzanares
Coldwell Banker Dynasty
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Thu Apr 30, 2009
Sj209 answered:
Yep, that's how it goes. You should insist the seller pays for all closing costs including those mentioned. Good luck.
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Christian Y answered:
Mey, your question is not clear. Are you asking a question or replying to somebody? thank you. I will try to help you.
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Charita King - Short Sale Specialist answered:
Hi Rosie,

Do you want to be close to your work or school for your children? Anywhere in Southern CA is a nice, family oriented neighborhood.

Charita King
Century 21 My Real Estate Co.
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Thu Oct 9, 2008
David answered:
i dont believe what your neigborhor does at his house is material to your disclosures.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Michael Barron answered:
Hi there Erma. It all depends on the actual property. Can you e mail me the address and I can get all this information to you. My direct e mail is :

Kind Regards
Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
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Sat Feb 18, 2012
Sj209 answered:
Yes, it is more than likely possible. Permits are required for the work you describe.
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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Dyanna answered:
It would be ideal if you were working with an agent that knows about foreclosures and short sales. I have extensive knowledge in this area and would like to help. I can send you a copy of an article I wrote for a reputable newspaper and it gives you some information on how to proceed with a purcahse of a foreclosure. Make sure you have someone with experience or you will end up with a really bad deal. I have an office close to you, in South Gate, I would be more than happy to meet with you or send you a list of homes in your price range.

Good Luck!
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Michael Barron answered:
Hi Louie, This is probably not the best forum for this. Please can you drop me an e-mail or call me to discuss

Kind Regards
Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Michael Barron answered:
Hi there Louie, What are you looking for in a home. How far do you want to be from Downey Regional Hospital? What size home do you need. There are some very nice neighborhoods not far from Downey. To checkout homesand maps , go tomy site.
(714) 552-6817
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
M answered:

You may be about ready! Market conditions are being to settle. I'd start looking and doing your homework, bu don't rush into if you can wait. Sometime in the next 6 months may be the best time. I really like working with Mark Shea. He is a very honest and knowledgeable person. Call him on his cell at: 858-761-5233
Please let Mark know we referred you. You can truly trust Mark.
Visit our site and if you are ever interested in investment property in the southeast, let us know.
Best of luck!
Marian Schaffer
The Schaffer Realty Group
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Sat Oct 25, 2014
Dot Chance answered:
Hi, Marie. This must have been posted twice. My team would love to help you! I work with my husband and daughter - The Chance Team.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Dot Chance answered:
Marie, I will be glad to help you OR I can refer you to someone who is a specialist in that area.

What are you looking for? House? Condo?

Let me know and we will begin the search for you!

All my best,
Dot Chance
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