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Sat Oct 3, 2015
Stephenie Raso answered:
Good afternoon William,

HOA docs., which include: CC&R's, Bylaws, budget reports and minutes of meetings, are reviewed during an escrow period. The packaging of this material is billed to either the Buyer or the Seller (per the purchase contract) through escrow. This documentation/package can run up to $500 and is not ordered until an offer has been accepted and an escrow opened due to the amount of paperwork, time and money spent on putting it together. As a Buyer, you essentially have a 17 day window to review all continguencies, which include all HOA docs/package, without risk of losing your good faith deposit. Once you've had time to review the paperwork you can then decide to move forward with the purchase or decline it and cancel the agreement.

Hope this information helps. If you have any other questions feel free to contact me directly.
Stephenie Raso
Keller Williams Coastal Properties
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Michael Magaw answered:
Every home is different. Some are ready now. Some may not be ready for several weeks.
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Tue May 29, 2012
Michele "K" Kreinheder answered:
Hi Vahid,

Try Oakwood apartments on PCH in Seal Beach

also try Residence on Willow Street

Both are just a few miles from the VA Hospital.

Good luck!
Michele K
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
"A quitclaim deed is a document prepared by an attorney by which a person can transfer his interest in a house, mobile home that has been permanently placed or any other form the real estate may take to another person.

By giving such a deed, the person is simply transferring his interest in the property and is making no claim as to the interest another person may have in property. A quitclaim deed does not guarantee that the property is free of debt."

Read more: What Is a Quit Claim Deed? |
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Thu May 31, 2012
Peter Werrenrath answered:
You can check They give a fairly accurate view of market rents.

Good luck!

Peter Werrenrath
(562) 208-9818
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Louri Groves 767-8158 answered:
Hi Min, will give you up to date accounts of crime in various areas. Just type in the specific address and it will give you everything from burglaries and assaults to registered offenders.

I suggest you drive by nearby neighborhoods at different times of days, during the week and on weekends. Write down what you like and don't like about the area taking into account crime and safety information you learn from .

Also you should speak to your REALTOR or agent about your concerns.

Hope this has been helpful!

Louri Groves
Prudential California Realty
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
This is really very simple............

Based on my experience..............

An agent volunteers (we can ask for any interested agents via group voice or email) to sit at an open house for the opportunity to either find a buyer (less likely) for that house.......or (more likely) pick up new buyers to work with in the future.

They work the OH and keep any leads they cultivate.

As the listing agent, I would ask them to call me following the OH to report in as to the amount of traffic they had, and to share any feedback.

There have been rare occasions when, in a bind, I have paid an agent a nominal amount upfront to sit at an open house.............that's if I have trouble finding a free volunteer!
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Sun May 20, 2012
Bob Foust answered:
It's only true if that is how the offer contract was written up.

Its not really your responsibility anymore than it is a sellers responsibility if a buyers loan gets delayed and doesn't fund on the date scheduled. This kind of detail should always be hashed out at time of offer.

If you are a cash buyer, you can probably get away with possession to be immediately after close of escrow, but to play devils advocate, if a buyer requested my seller client to be out of their house immediately at close I'd have no problem asking that buyer to pay a per diem late penalty if their loan or funds don't come through in time. They better feel darn comfortable in their lender because it will cost them if there are delays and there often are. Most of the time, the transaction is waiting on the buyers loan to fund, not the seller to get their affairs in order.

To protect yourself, if you feel like a seller may not move out, you can request a portion of the proceeds to be held in escrow until they do. This again, however, needs to be hashed out at the beginning not in the middle or last minute. Hope this helps.
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Fri May 11, 2012
Paul Armstrong answered:
Hello, I would love to possibily help you with the sale of your home. I specialize in helping homeowners. Please call me at 562-225-6602. You can also see lots of recommendations on my website: Thank you, Paul Armstrong ... more
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Fri May 11, 2012
Michael Magaw answered:
You need a new lender. Call me and I will refer you to my lender in California. Your parents should not need to come to California to get approved.

Michael Magaw
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
There are many great areas of Long Beach. That is what makes it such a great place to live. If you want to live near the beach, you have, Naples, the Peninsula, Belmont Shore,Belmont Heights and Belmont Park. If you want to live within 5-10 minutes to the beach you have Park Estates, the Los Altos area near CSULB. If you want a home with large yards you can go out to Bixby Knolls and California Heights which also have historical homes.

Hope this information was helpful, you can't go wrong in Long Beach. I love it!\

Barbara Robbins-Olexa, Broker,e-Pro(R), SRES(R)
L B Broekrage
DRE Lic#797560
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
Yes & domestic partnership doesn't matter.

With FHA you can receive gift funds for down payment from ANYONE, friend, family member, domestic partner, maybe even your cat if he or she has a bank account, I'm not exactly sure if it's limited to human donation.

It's OK if the donor of the funds is not on title or on the loan in the end.

Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk to me some more. I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtor
Short Sale Expert & I can PROVE IT !
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Hipower187

El Dorado is one of the nicest areas in Long Beach.

The homes are generally well maintained, and the schools are great . El Dorado park has a nature center and nature trail for nice little hikes.

If you have small children El Dorado Park is great inexpensive place for a play date.

I believe you will be very happy living in El Dorado!!!

If you need buyer representation or just want more information emailed to you, please contact me. I would be hapy to assist you.

Best of luck to you!!!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Peter Werrenrath answered:
Hi Richard:

There are several rentals in the Belmont Shore/Naples/Peninsula area that you described. I've lived in The Shore for over 12 years, and absolutely love it.

I found about 12 properties including a variety of rental options that may meet your needs. A few of them look like they allow month-to-month, so a 6-month term would be acceptable, I'm sure. Some indicate a 12 month lease, but that may be negotiable. They include a range of prices. Please let me know if I can send you the list directly.

I recently helped a wonderful couple relocate from the Portland area to Seal Beach. They bought a unit in Leisure World and are extremely happy. Don't know if you're ready for a retirement community. You may rather live totally independently. I'd be happy to help you find what you're looking for, either way.

Looking forward to serving you. Thanks.

(562) 208-9818
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Laura Coffey answered:
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Lesley Harris answered:
Hello Lb100,

Why do you need an attorney? I can help you with the co-ops and condo's and OYO (own your own) Richard Williams is an attorney who works in the Long Beach area. Tell me what excatly you need and why you are asking?

Lesley Harris, Realtor
(562) 673-0943
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Endre Barath answered:
Maria, Pending means the Buyer and Seller agreed to the Price and all the other terms and now they are either done with their due dilligence and waiting for funding... generally an indication that you missed out on this property. ... more
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Brent James answered:
if you are lien holder second in line and the first is foreclosing you can buy the note and foreclose yourself if they are not paying you either.
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