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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Yanni Raz answered:
You need to find a real estate agent to help you with that.
You live in sherman oaks?

I can help you and if I cant I will find you someone who can help you.

Thank you.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Cynthia Fleming answered:
An REO is a bank owned property. It stands for Real Estate Owned. Most of my business right now is buyers looking for REO's and they are moving very quickly. Where are you looking to buy? ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

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Sat Oct 16, 2010
Homa Moaddel answered:
Hi Abhijay,

As a former geologist I have to tell you that in some areas where a home is built on the side of the hill during a heavy rain flooding and landslide may be possible. You would want to know if the hills above and around you home have good drainage and history of landslide/mud slide in that area. You need good ground cover(plants) so they can hold the soil in place. Check with the city or the county and see if they have a copy of any geological report. Make sure you get flood insurance if they cover landslide/mudslide. I recommend a geoloical inspection if you can not find any recent report.


Broker Associate
Prodential California Realty
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
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Thu Aug 28, 2008
DaShunda Morris asked:
I am looking for the name of the management company and if anyone has any info on the HOA? Specifically I need the current financial status.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Lesley,
The Mammoth property is listed at $1,299,000. The Matilija property does not show as active. The Ranchito property is listed at $849,000.
Good luck, Walter
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Michael Barron answered:
There are many ways you can spuce up a pool, addiign a spa, Re tiel, cope, plaster, pebble tech. Hard lansacaping, waterfalls etc. There are many Pool landscape companies out there that can transform this for you to your showpiece in your back yard.
Filling in can be expensive to do

Kind Regards
Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Brent Bester answered:

You are in great shape! I would get with a local reputable lender to have them do a Debt to Income ratio for you. I don't think you will have any problem getting financing whatsoever. I can help you figure out how much house you qualify for. Feel Free to contact me.

Brent Bester
Mortgage Professional
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Mon May 12, 2008
Tara Steinke answered:
Hi Jeannie,

I know of a company that offers assistance to buyers in purchasing at Trustee Sales. A trustee sale is an auction that occurs on the courthouse steps by a bank before it forecloses on a property where they have served a notice of default. The issue with trustee sales is that they require a 100% cash purchase at the auction, which rules out 99% of the buyers out there (who has a few $100k laying around?). The company that I know of can purchase the property on your behalf and sell it back to you for basically a 10% mark-up fee plus slightly increased closing costs associated with their contract. But they provide information and services only on properties that make sense to purchase... those properties that have the potential to sell at the auction for $0.60-$0.70 on the dollar.

Shoot me an email and I would be delighted to put you in direct contact with an agent at that company.

Best of luck!!
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Sun Apr 13, 2008
Vicki Moore answered:
That's a question you should ask your Realtor. Without having the opportunity to read your contract, it's not possible to answer. If you don't have an agent, you can consider getting an attorney's opinion. ... more
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Mon Apr 14, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
I don't know that anyone can tell you "surely" what will happen in the future.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
jl answered:
Hi Jeff - you're right, it's crazy out there! I'm a Realtor up in the Bay Area and I've had many first time home buyers have really good experiences using ACORN loan programs. You can find them at and then look for your local branch. It can take a little while longer to get through their program, but they offer reduced rates and great support. Up here, I have specific contacts I work with who manage the ACORN program through Bank of America and it can make things go faster. If you like, I could do a little research and try to find you a contact down there - just drop me a line. You sound like you're in great shape - great credit scores, good down-payment - and in this market, if you work with a good Realtor, you might even find some more affordable homes - especially in a softening condo market. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Keith Sorem answered:
May I ask why you need that information? It's sort of like asking for the ingredients for a cake..thinking of baking?
I am sure that if you asked (nicely, of course!) that a Realtor in your area (ahem...could be me!) would be able to help you.
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Cranky answered:
Gee whiz, an agent telling you its a great time to buy. Whodathunk it?
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Sat Dec 8, 2007
Kaye Thomas answered:
Leslie.. I don't believe you will find what your are looking for with only 10% down anywhere in Los Angeles County at this time. If you are planning to live in one of the units it might make more sense.. You may want to discuss this with a professinal in your area who knows the small income unit market. ... more
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Sat Dec 8, 2007
Michael Fisher answered:
Simple, just contact a local Real Estate office in Sherman Oaks and ask if they can look up fourplexes in that area on the local MLS. Also ask the agent to set you up with auto e-mails notifications when anything new comes on the market. Tell them other areas you may be considering to give you more choices. ... more
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