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Home Buying in 91006 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
As you've heard about bubbles, people always say "it's different this time." So, while we could be at the beginning stages of a bubble, here's what different about this time:

Buyers are paying cash for properties.

Without financing, this means the market won't pop due to distressed owners. However, as soon as these cash investors find a more preferable investment, which seems unlikely, then the market could pop.

As for how soon, it's impossible to tell. From what I've been seeing, we could be in the midst of a 3-5 year cycle.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Jawad Fawaz answered:

There are specific properties of what you are looking for in the city of Arcadia. You would need to start looking and getting educated about your first time buy.

Please contact me directly if you would like to be assisted in this matter.

Jawad Fawaz
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
William Tong answered:
Generally when I'm looking for something, I just use Yelp.

Here's a list of the Yoga studios in and around Arcadia:

If your husband wants a great place to workout, there's a 24 Hour Fitness on First Avenue just north of Huntington Drive. There's also an LA Fitness on Baldwin and Naomi. If you want a less "corporate" gym, there's also an Arcadia Fitness on First Avenue and Duarte Road.

If he's an outdoor-sy guy, there's an REI on Santa Anita Avenue, north of Huntington Drive. From there, it's up to the San Gabriel Mountains and hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, outdoor-sy galore!

Arcadia is also so calm and beautiful that you can just run on the streets. There are also plenty of tennis courts around. There's even a "secret" dirt horse trail. If you want more info, let me know ;D

Golden Land Investments & Financial, Inc.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
carlos parrague answered:
A $300,000 house with $10% down is a $270,000 mortgage.
$270,000 mortgage at 3.75% payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance will equate to about $1,700 per month.
Assuming you not only have great credit but a monthly income that can support this mortgage and any other debts you may have, then there are homes "close by"
I suggest you meet with a Loan Officer and get a pre-approval letter to find out exactly what you can buy. Then call an Agent in your area. I strongly recommend Shannon Chang 626-319-8545. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and reliable.
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Jolanta Jonutyte answered:
I have few listings, but not sure is that your area... Please email me
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Unfortunately, this is very common. It is a common practice for the seller to want to select choice of services. In this case, it's easy to see why they want you to use this escrow company, they have a vested interest in that escrow company. It's irritating at times because the buyers agent in most case has a couple favorite escrow companies they like to work with, but seldom get to because the seller always wants to be in control of the process. There are laws on the books prohibiting a seller from requiring a buyer to use specific companies for escrow services, but it's a slippery slope. If you insist on services, they just might be compelled to accept some other persons offer. Hang in there, it'll all be over with in few short weeks. I am not sure you want to add any more stress to an already stressful process.

Best of Luck!
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Wed May 26, 2010
Dp2 answered:
I'm not sure what you want, but I'm certain that you should run the tax-related questions by a CPA.

The stuff you're talking about with escrow could be handled better by structuring the transactions another way. ... more
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Gene Glasco answered:
Hello Davy-

I am a certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Realtor. If you are interested in knowing more about any pre-foreclosure (short pay) opportunities in the Arcadia, Temple City, or surrounding San Gabriel Valley area, I would be more than happy to discuss them with you. My website home page contains various definitions of these processes should you care to read about them. Go to:

Best Regards,
Gene Glasco
Realtor, SRES, e-Pro, SFR, Notary-NSA
Century 21 Ludecke, Inc.
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
No one can render an opinion UNLESS entire executed sales contract is reviewed. All is goverened by those terms and conditions

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Wed Jan 27, 2010
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Khimji,
How are you? I would be happy to find you a home in the Baldwin Stocker Elementary area. 3 bath might be tough but a 2.5 might be doable depending on your price range. Please shoot me an email or give me a call and I will send you some options.


Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Sunset
(323) 899-2900
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Since it's commonly known that we are in the midst of a "buyers market" why would you expect otherwise. Today's buyers are intelligent, informed, cautious, worried, and to the person seeking value..........

If you have a serious buyer that is "low balling" our recommendation is to make them aware of the current local RE market not only from the perspective of current homes and prices now on the market but those that have sold recently.

Set some paremeters.....if this is determined to be a lost cause you might consider cutting them loose and using your time more productively.

Good luck
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Fri May 8, 2009
Valencia Bradley answered:
In Most cases the home is under contract when an agents has a sign on the listing that states sale is pending. However the safest option in making the determination of putting in an offer however would included contacting your local agent to verify the status that should be listed on your local mulituple listing services or to give the selling agent a call for verification. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Hugo Torres answered:
Arcadia is a very interesting area. Homes tend to sell very quickly because of the renowned school district. If this is somewhere you're looking to purchase I really don't recommend waiting for futher price drops.

Our office has done several transactions in Arcadia and we have seen that the city is well insulated from this challenging market.

If you need any further information and/or assistance, feel free to let us know at
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
David answered:
call her back and ask "What is not available" mean?
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Sun Nov 23, 2008
Michael Barron answered:
Hi Clare, What is the location in arcadia you are asking about

Kind Regards
Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
(714) 552-6817
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Sun May 10, 2009
Steve K. answered:
Your best bet without any insider information is to talk to local banks or go down to the local court and ask for the information.
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Mon Sep 8, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact a local real estate agent. Realtor can place you on an automatic email list moment a foreclosures hits MLS, with our specifications. MLS is the most accurate resource site used by realtors, appraisers, banks and etc.
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Diane Glander answered:
You need to repost the question and provide the area you are looking to lease in as part of your question. This is a national site.
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