Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in 91426 : Real Estate Advice

  • All0
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying0
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 16
Mon Mar 11, 2013
Lena Samigoullina answered:
You need to work with an agent who will be able to tell you if the property can be purchased with an FHA loan or not. I'd be happy to help you. I work with a lot of first time buyers. I have great lenders who can help you to get preapproved, Contact me directly either at my email: or call me at (310)625-9005.

Lena Samigoullina
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 11, 2015
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Hi Dancelara,

Escrow fees can vary with each different escrow company. In Orange County, California I have seen a range of $1.75 to $2.50 per thousand of the purchase price. Additionally, there is a commensurate base fee of $175 to $250. If you are trying to determine how much you will need to close your cash transaction, have your agent or escrow officer run a "net sheet" to show all the costs involved in your purchase.

Best of luck!

Barbara Grandolfo
... more
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 21, 2011
Michael Abram answered:

The lenders I work with will require at least 20% down on a purchase this large. If I can be of assistance, please let me know.

Michael Abram
First Capital Mortgage
NMLS #235060
Direct: (310) 434-1718
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 21, 2010
Beatrice M. Stambulski answered:
Hello Angiestoneceo,

Yes, there are a few FHA approved townhomes/condos in Encino.
If you're working with an agent he/she should be able to confirm the FHA approval and inform you if those properties are within your price range.

If you have not selected an agent to work with yet, I am available to assist you.
I work with Coldwell Banker Sherman Oaks Office and I service many of the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods including Encino.

If you've been pre approved for a mortgage and are ready to find your "home", hopefully before the Tax Credit expires on 4-30-2010, please give me a call.

Looking forward to hear from you,

Beatrice Stambulski
Certified Negotiation Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Relocation Specialist

Coldwell Banker
Sherman Oaks

Cell (818)480-0776

DRE Lic # 1335053
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 21, 2015
Richard Schulman answered:
Call Eli Weinberger at Bank of America, 310-927-2467 - Tell him I sent you. He has worked with a lot of my first-time home buyers, including those getting FHA loans. He can help see if he can get you pre-approved for a loan.

Contact me too about the opportunities in the San Fernando Valley market - I am very experienced in that area and can help you find a great property and navigate the buying process. Give me a call at 310-482-0173 or email (and remember, using a buyers agent doesn't cost you a penny - the fees are paid for by the seller)

Look forward to speaking with you,

Richard Schulman
#1 Buyers Agent Keller Williams Los Angeles Region
... more
0 votes 13 answers Share Flag
Tue Dec 22, 2009
Jodie Francisco answered:
It always slows down this time of year...there is still quite a bit of activity in the lower price of luck and happy holidays to you!

0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 21, 2009
Richard Schulman answered:
Try for a complete picture of the permitted areas of the house.

Richard Schulman
Keller Williams
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sun Sep 13, 2009
Liliana Alfonso answered:
You are right, there are many short sales in the market. But there are REOs too. Maybe you can expand your search to Tarzana and/or Woodland Hills. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Liliana Alfonso
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Jul 12, 2013
Jodie Francisco answered:
Hi Ebe,

If you are south of the blvd in the hills you should absolutely do a geological survey, if you are in the flats, then you might want to see what your general inspector recommends. The inspector may see signs of structural or geological issues, or may not. I live in the area, in the flats, and haven't seen many issues, aside from mostly chimney's having problems after the 1994 earthquake. But your inspector will be able to guide you much better, as well as your realtor. Best of luck to you.

... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 1, 2010
Joe Nernberg answered:
18307 Burbank Blvd. is a pretty safe area. Mostly security buildings and a lot of traffic.
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Sat Jun 20, 2009
Richard Schulman answered:
You can find 2 bedroom condos in Tarzana for under $200,000. There are none currently available that aren't short sales or "cash-only," but they pop up once a week. The most recent escrows were at Lorena Villas (18307 Burbank) were a 2 bedroom upstairs with freeway noise sold "in the high $170,000s." If you would like to see properties, let me know, I sell as many condos in Tarzana as any other agent.

Richard Schulman
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Mar 27, 2012
inna ivchenko answered:
if you want to check foreclosures, auctions and pre auction properties check my website: free of charge. Any area, any state.
When you find something you like, i'll send you full report about that property in minutes. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Fri May 29, 2009
John Barry answered:
Hi Guita,

I checked the MLS for you, and I do not see any properties currently available for sale in Encino on Hayvenhurst and in that price range. Please provide me with an address of the property you are interested in & I would be glad to look into it further for you. My contact info is below.

Thanks, have a good day...

John Barry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
15490 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Cell: 323-810-7976
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Jul 20, 2009
Yona Bello answered:
Hi Boobicat,

I may be able to help you. Please contact me directly to my email.

Thank you.
Yona Bello
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Fri Mar 20, 2015
Richard Schulman answered:
There aren't a lot of 2 bedrooms at that price (lowest closed sale in Encino in the past 5 years $168,900), but there are 1 bedrooms in that price range.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Jan 26, 2009
Marty S answered:
This is another one of the terrible RealtyTrac listings. Who knows what the story is behind this property, or what the address even is!

You're better off finding a trusted realtor and mortgage broker, and finding a house youself.

I am a mortgage broker. If I can be of service, please let me know!

Martin Smith

Precision Funding
877-238-6324 Ext 704
877-238-6324 FAX
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Search Advice