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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Yanni Raz answered:
Fri Oct 17, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
Roxem,

From a practical point of view "trulia" Questions & Answers, offers practical in the trenches perspective of what the current trends are for buyers, sellers, and agents.

There are many more formal real estate resources, but this format is one that should not be overlooked.

Roxem, our recommendation is to consider Trulia a valid resource. There is much to be learned from this forum.....

Thank you for the post.

Bill
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Sun May 17, 2009
Maria Morton answered:
Try the WatchDog.com website and/or your local law enforcement agency. If your local law enforcement does not have their own website, call or go in person.
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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
Jake
sounds like you are looking for investment property? There are many variables to consider (location ,age, condition, etc.) of a property.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
Jessica
Thanks for your question. I would suggest a couple of thoughts:
First, your priorities and values change over time, so when one is younger, no kids, new job, then a priority might be easy freeway access. Once you have children, then safety, quality of schools, etc. come into play.

Second, there are people that live in those condos right by the 134. I have showed them to clients. You cannot really hear the freeway in most of them when you are inside. I remember when I first moved to LA and we lived in Mid Wilshire our thoughts were "This is great, close to all, we're only going to sleep here anyway".

Third, the time of day can make a big difference. Both the time that you are going to be home and what you will be doing when you are not working. For example, there are some people that don't mind the freeway because they say it sounds like a river...you know, white noise.

So the freeway affects home values if:
1. There was not freeway, now there is one, yes, values probably decline. Of course, it's like the rail line, when a new light rail goes in, values go UP because now people don't have to drive as far. Once a freeway is built, values in the area are not affected in most cases.

2. Living next to a church...depends on the area and the church. Some church's are really busy and create traffic, particularly on Sunday mornings. OTOH, if the church is small and lightly attended, it may not make any difference noise-wise. However, it might be a "safer" place to live because of the other types of structures around the church and who lives/works in them.

Hope this helps.

I do work in that area, if you need help give me a call 1-888-284-2056 or contact me via my Trulia Profile
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Keith Sorem answered:
Jessica
Toluca Lake is technically North Hollywood. it is also LA Unified Schools. You do address mail to Toluca Lake, CA although services are provided by the City of Los Angeles. If this is your first home purchase you might want to do a little comparing of Burbank, NoHo, to Toluca Lake, Studio City, etc. ... more
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Sat May 12, 2007
simplenickel answered:
Is it commercial or residential?

I would say that for commercial its extremely important, less so for residential. There is more wiggle room in residential. My guess is because commercial renters are primarily interested in square footage. Hope this helps. ... more
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