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Home Buying in 91362 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 8, 2008
Karen Gleeman answered:
Sat Oct 11, 2008
Barry Shapiro answered:
Sabine,
I recommend you go (yourself) to the city where the property is located and speak to the Planning and Permits Department. Ask them if their city does an inspection as part of the escrow process, and ask the Qs you sited above. You will certainly have even more questions while you are at City Hall, so you can save a trip by writing them all down first. Also, ask this question specifically to your lender. Good luck in doinf your up-front due diligence. ... more
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Sat Jul 19, 2008
Barry Shapiro answered:
Sabine,

We are not really sure what your question is here, specifically. In the case of a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) the seller is hoping to SAVE money by representing themselves and not paying a listing side commission. Sometimes, the FSBO seller will "cooperate", that is, pay a Buyer's Agent a commission to bring them a ready, willing and able buyer (terms negotiable).

Your question is asking if a listing agent will "allow" a buyer to represent themselves in the transaction? The seller has already agreed to pay the listing brokerage -- so you would not receive all the benefits of agency relationships, plus you will not necessarily save any money on the purchase. I recommend you find a competent real estate agent to guide you through the most important invetment in your life. I don't know of any REALTORs that would not concur. I have posted Home Buying information on my website to assist you, and others in their journey. Good luck in your home search.
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Sat Oct 11, 2008
Michael Barron answered:
Hi Sabine, Realty trac shows NOD'S notice of Defaults. Not all of the homes on Realty trac turn into homes that you can buy right away. They have to go through a process and if at that time the seller and lender cannot agree to save the home then it can become a foreclosure.

If you are looking for foreclosures or are wondering how this process words, then drop me a line
Kind Regards
Michael Barron
Realtor/MBA
First Team Real Estate
michael-barron@sbcglobal.net
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Fri Jul 4, 2008
Bonnie Sterling answered:
Looking at all 15 for sale in the "agent remarks" for the local MLS this statement was probably the most helpful in my opinion "Units in Casa de Oaks are to be owner-occupied per City of Thousand Oaks, Housing Division. There are some exceptions for leasing, but no investors." I also located a web site for City of TO Housing division. It does have an area that talks about the exemptions. I hope this is helpful. With 15 units for sale, most being preforeclosures and REO's try not to get your heart set on just one and try to get the very best deal you can. Seems that these may be poised for more "price adjustments" surely some Seller is going to have to start to give in on the prices if they hope to make their property more likely to sell than the others. Good luck! ... more
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Sat May 3, 2008
Bonnie Sterling answered:
Hi Connie, City of Thousand Oaks has a wonderful planning, building and safety division. Have you tried asking in those offices?
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Fri May 1, 2009
Michael Barron answered:
Hi there B&G There is a REO avaialable. If you e mail me your criteria I can send you what is avaialable

Regards
Michael Barron
Realtor
First Team Real Estate
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Wed Apr 23, 2008
Dot Chance answered:
Hi, Sabine. That just means that it is technically still on the market but the seller probably doesn't want anyone else coming to see the house.

I forgot to ask you if you have been pre approved for a loan? That would be your first step.

All my best,
Dot
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Thu Apr 3, 2008
Phil Fowler answered:
Hello Robert,

You are asking questions that have many variables. The taxes are dependent on the size of the property.
Go on to the local county tax site and put in an address to give you the tax estimate.

H.O. Insurance varies depending on e.g. age, size, etc. Call a local insurance agent for that info. The price you are prepared to offer for the home will determine how much you should put down.

Remember, if you were to back out of the contract you could lose your down payment, depending on the circumstances.
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Thu Apr 24, 2008
Sheryl Lynn Johnson answered:
Simone,
The entire city of Thousand Oaks is located in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. It's an excellent school district. How old are your children or child? I can send you information on the various schools in the area, or you can go onto my website and click on school information. My website is www.ConnectingHeartsToHomes.com. There are also some excellent private schools in the area as well, including Oaks Christian School, which is 6th grade through 12th grade. Let me know if I can answer any further questions for you. Blessings to your day ~ Sheryl Lynn Johnson ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2008
Rebecca Tiger Harrison answered:
Hi Yvette,

Although I don’t have any properties in the Thousand Oaks area, I do have one in Pleasanton. I will attach the link for you to view. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me!

Thank you,

Rebecca 'Tiger' Harrison
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Tue Jul 1, 2008
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Thu May 1, 2008
Jaira (Ventura County Realtor) answered:
Home prices in the Thousand Oaks area are at an all time low. Affordable homes are between $500,000 and $700,000. This is a big change from previous years. It is a buyers market in Thousand Oaks, you can make offers on homes in Ventura County 50k below the asking price and in most cases get your offers accepted. ... more
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