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Home Buying in 90504 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
I have seen many escrow documents where buyer and seller sign their own distinct copy...why do you ask?
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Bruce Blumberg answered:
Hi Lilly,

You may want to consider taking a loan on your 401K. Your employer may allow for this. Another option might be to explore other financing options. Maybe an FHA 3.5% loan program instead of the higher down payment program you may have been choosing at first. Talk to your agent and loan person to determine what options may be available to you.

If you don't have an agent/broker representing you yet I would be happy to help you with your home search. Feel free to contact me via my website.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Bruce Blumberg answered:
Hi Jon,

The information I have been able to find supports the 85% rule of thumb you mentioned with 15% to cover for vacancies.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance in helping you in your buying search.

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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Diana Ritz answered:
The Elite Group Home Inspections 800-494-8998 Just let them know your special requests.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Katherine Muller answered:
Torrance schools have an excellent reputation. South and West Torrance tend to have the highest scores. For specific schools, check out as a guide.
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Ron Thomas answered:
I have seen the Appraisal and Credit Report fees paid by the Lender;
This is a competitive business.

However, most Lenders would be to see their clients "invested" and committed in the deal;
If the Client has nothing invested, there is nothing keeping them from walking away.
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Thu May 9, 2013
Jennette Toderick answered:
Thats a great question! Yes you can!! There are many people looking for vacation properties they can rent out. Everyone loves being by the beach! I just rented one out for a client in Redondo for a week. I have some great things i can run by you. Please message me an lets chat! ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Since a mobile home is looked at as private property, as opposed to real estate, you can swap it, sell it, give it away, or trade it much as you would a car.
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Michael Magaw answered:
You have a lot of good options regarding good schools and good neighborhoods. Before I would worry about property tax, it would help to know what price range you are in and whether you want to be near the coast or you want to be inland.

Feel free to call me if you want to discuss.

Michael Magaw
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
I believe it's fear, buying a home or an investment especially for the first time. For a buyer it's like trying to ride a bike when you were eight years old, it was scary but once you got the hang of it, nobody could keep up with you, its the same for real estate its that first investment that makes the way for the rest.... ... more
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Wed May 23, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Kevin,
I have received some quality buyer leads from this site but very few inquiries about my listings. I'm currently working with 4 different buyers who contacted me by viewing my profile on Trulia.

It's my belief that in order to attract prospects that you need to participate on the site by answering questions or posting blogs to show your knowledge about your market and your community rather than just have your listings viewed.

And yes, you are correct that you need to input your Open house times here as it does not feed from the MLS.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Deborah London answered:
I have met many buyers who prefer their home to not be on a corner because corner homes have traffic on 2 sides. In fact, I have seen many corner homes on a narrow lot so there is a street directly behind them so that those residents then have traffic on 3 sides of their home. The first home I ever owned on a corner and I personally won't buy another one. ... more
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
simply put If there are 2 owners names on the deed, then both owners need to sign the listing agreement unless you have a court order or power of attorney. if you are getting a divorce i would ask your divorce attorney, good luck working things out ... more
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Oliver Thompson answered:
Submit a letter in writing that you wish to cancel your listing agreement to agent and agents broker. That's it. If you have any questions, contact Oliver at 949-436-8418.

Best of luck. ... more
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Patrick Thies answered:
A mortgage on a house doesn't effect the taxes. The taxes are based off the assessed value of the home set by the county assessors office. Paying off the mortgage is just a matter of preference. ... more
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Sat Apr 9, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:

Escrow can vary based on executed sales agreement, if cash purchase, or lender involved HOWEVER the standard is approx. 30 -60 days.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor &; Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I would suggest you speak to the agent, to that agent's broker and to an attorney. I would also read all the paperwork carefully to see whether it was ever put in writing. Did you get a mortgage? I would expect the mortgage company to insist the termite infestation be taken care of prior to closing. I would think they would insist on receiving a certificate stating that had been done. What is the cost of the fumigation? Perhaps you can work something out.

Speak to an attorney and follow their advice.
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
CJ Brasiel answered:
Cloud -

If you are unhappy with your agent, first talk to him and let him know you no longer want to work with him. If there is any issue with the process, ask to meet with his broker and discuss why you are not satisfied with services and why you want to be released from buyer/broker agreement (if you signed one.).

Good luck,
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Sat Nov 13, 2010
David Poulsen answered:
It is very important to have the loan all ready to go with REOs or else you can run into these troubles.
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Pam Crawford answered:
If both buyer and seller agree to terminate the contract, and both agree on the release of deposit back to the buyer, then the escrow agent should release the deposit as instructed by both parties. ... more
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