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Home Buying in 91344 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 29, 2016
Ron Thomas answered:
1. They have too many LISTINGS and they ran out.
2. The have a "service" that is responsible for putting up and taking down, and they service a lot of Brokers, and they are busy.
3. Your realtor has the usualy "dependable" wireless service that I have.
4. There was an eathquake and the earth separated between you and him.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Liliana Alfonso answered:
Hi Bud,
First of all, congratulations on getting approved. That's the firs step when you are ready to purchase a home. I will be delighted to assist you in finding a home. As you probably know, it's a great time to buy, prices and interest rates are amazing. In order to help you, I will need more information from you, so feel free to email or call me to discuss further.
Best regards,

Liliana Alfonso
Rodeo Realty
818-414-0396 cell
818-761-7277 fax
DRE # 01759367
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Tue May 29, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
If you're not defaulting on loan with Chase, they're a fine bank, same as BofA, Wells Fargo, etc. If you love them by making payments on time, they'll be your best friend. It's only when you're in trouble & need a loan modification that they don't care & they're not your buddy anymore.

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 Realtors
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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Rashad Winston answered:
Although you can't be 100% certain. The Feds are expecting the interest rates to remain the same through 2014. Prices are more unpredictable. We don't expect to see a huge bump in prices. However, there have been reports modest increases compared to the last calendar year. It is my opinion that you should be fine in 4 months from now. ... more
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Fri Jun 10, 2011
Berkefeldsa asked:
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Nybaby0126,

The Cash offer will typically be preferred by the bank (no loan/ appraisal contingency to worry about).

Best, Steve
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Sat Sep 5, 2009
Paul Aragon answered:
Simple value. Talk to your agent as to what the market value is for the property.
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Aoibheann,

This really depends on you, and you have to be the judge. An extremely important topic many Buyers are not aware of is Dual agency. While DA is not illegal, you do give up one important benefit by entering into such an agreement - advantageous advice. Read more here:

Best, Steve
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Shel-lee Davis answered:

Not sure exactly what you are asking, so if you can be more specific, that might help with the answers you receive. And, if you are really asking a legal question, an attorney would be the proper source, not a website populated by buyers, seller, and real estate professionals.

That being said, if you are talking about several investment companies in the LA area that pick up multiple properties from the banks, rehab them and then re-sell them, then to the best of my knowledge, no there is not a law against this. Do you believe there should be? What are they doing that you believe is illegal?

This is how it looks to me. The bank or asset management company sells a group of 10 - 100 properties to a single buyer. These properties usually would not qualify for FHA loans and therefore are not available to most of today's homebuyers. The investor gets some pretty bad stuff mixed in with some stuff that maybe only needs cosmetic fixing. The bank gets rid of a big batch of inventory. The investors puts their crew of rehabbers on the job and in 7 - 10 days they turn a dirty, damaged, scuzzy home into one of the nicest looking homes on the block, with fresh paint, double paned windows, new landscaping and, don't forget, granite countertops in the kitchen. Yes, they often just clean it up and give it curb appeal, but aren't they doing a service to the community? Now, the neighbors have a nice house in their neighborhood, a first time homebuyer can just "move in" without having to do a bunch of repairs, painting, carpeting, etc., property values are propped up, and some local handymen and craftmen just got paid for 7 to 10 days of work. If that sounds like it should be illegal, maybe I am not understanding your question. This sounds like a win-win-win-win scenario to me. Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Dot Chance answered:
Shawn, checking the MLS with the info you have provided, I did not see any homes on Lithuania Drive in Granada Hills that are $83, 618. Do you have an exact address so that I can do more research for you?

All my best,
Dot Chance
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Melissa Zavala answered:
The title insurance that you purchase should insure that you have a clear title at close of escrow. I would recommend that you speak with a title representative from the company that is providing the title insurance and discuss your specific situation. Ask your real estate agent to put you in contact with the local title representative. ... more
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Tue Apr 7, 2009
Wallace Hagstrom answered:
Good morning Max. The listing on Valjean in Granada Hills is:
11453 Valjean, Granada Hills. This is listed as a short sale offered at $399,000.
If you are not currently working with a real estate agent I would like to offer my services as a Buyers Agent. I work with Amerimac Real Estate Services and we give buyers up to 50% of the commission we earn on the sale of the property. In this case the Rebate to you could be as much as $5,985.00
If you have any interest please contact me at:
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
If you got what you want and you can afford it! :-)
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
David answered:
You know you have a good deal when you can afford the mortgage payments and you look forward to going home.
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