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Fri Oct 17, 2008
Dot Chance answered:
Our team works in your area. Short sales and REOs are mostly what we do now!

Let us know if we can answer any specific questions for you.

All my best,
Dot Chance
The Chance Team
Keller Williams Realty
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Sun May 18, 2008
Joan Patterson answered:
Wow, Betty, I would check with the city and their planning/building division. I know here, we are only allowed to build 5 feet from any wall. I would get a map of the property to tell you where the property lines are as well. You can get that from the city too. They have detailed maps at their office of each lot in the city. I would ask your local building department what your options are. They are there to help you as well. He may have built the shed without a permit and the city may require one for that. Some cities do, some do not. But, you are best to start there. Are you working with an agent? They certainly should be able to help you as well. If you have any more concerns or questions, feel free to let me know!
Good luck!

Joan Patterson
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Karen Miller answered:

The Nehemiah is a great program.

Why do you want to buy an REO or Short Sale??? Short Sales are extremely difficult & as a buyer you have even less negotiating power than an REO, which is much less than you have with a traditional sale. You're right that a bank or an upside down seller will not help with your financing.

It is true that the number of REOs on the market have pulled down pricing. Traditional sellers have to compete with REOs so there price is often the same as REOs - sometimes less, sometimes more. The old belief that you were always getting a deal when purchasing an REO just isn't true anymore.

Why don't you find a reputable Realtor in your area?

Karen Mlller
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Fri Apr 4, 2008
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Jason,

I'd say 80% of homes (not including condos) have termites just from my experience having them inspected buy termite companies. I don't know of any exact #s.


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Fri Sep 12, 2008
Irina Netchaev answered:
Hi Noreen, it is not one of the best areas of Pasadena. The price per square foot in 91103 is at $385 per sq. ft. (12 sales) based on the December stats issued by In November, the price per sq. ft. for the same zip was $456 (based on 10 sales). Now might be a good opportunity to find deals in the area.

Good luck!
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Wed Oct 1, 2008
Karen Miller answered:
Home Buyer, What does your local Realtor advise? Your Realtor should talk with the agents who have the listings to learn how motivated the seller's are. He/She can also find out what the seller's owe on their property. As they say, "All Real Estate is Local". You truly need a local Buyer's Agent to advise you.

Karen Miller
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Thu May 31, 2012
Irina Netchaev answered:
Hello First time Home Buyer,

You can try going to LA Times - DQNews site. It lists zip code by zip code the number of homes sold and price per sq. ft. You can also go to Pasadena Foothill Association and pull up all listings - You'll need to log in as a consumer, of course.

I would ask your agent to just print all Sold, Active and Pending sales within the last 4 months around the 1/4 mile radius of the home address that you are considering purchasing. You can then look at the data itself vs. a CMA that someone else has prepared for you.

Is the agent representing you or the seller? If the seller, please consider protecting yourself by hiring a buyer's agent to represent you.

Hope this helps,
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