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Home Buying in Baldwin Park : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 10, 2011
Melissa Krchnak answered:
If you've opened escrow with an agent, you can't change (unless you cancel the contract).
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Mon May 2, 2011
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
I would ask the lender this question. They should be able to tell you their policies.
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Sat Nov 20, 2010
Julie Starbuck answered:
Foreign buyers can buy a property. The difficulty comes when the foreign buyer needs to obtain financing. Many lenders have stopped lending to foreign buyers. If the foreign buyer wants to pay cash it is much easier.

There are restrictions when a foreign buyer wants to sell a property and they should consult with their local real estate professional about those restrictions.
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Fri Nov 19, 2010
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
Hello Melinda,

For a home to be occupied it must have all facilities to provide sanitary and safe living conditions. If you heat your water with gas then you would not be able to have sanitary conditions as hot water is not available. Additionally a gas system without a meter is unpresurrized and untested by the gas company. The gas company can not validated that the gas piping and systems connected to it are safe. So to answer your question an occupancy certificate can not be properly issued.

Having said that though the best one to answer the question is the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) which is generally the Building and Codes department for the city the home is in. If you call the local city hall they can direct you to those offices. The local AHJ can provide a Certificate Of Occupancy (COO) under less than the conditions you described. It would depend on their rules and procedures.

Was the home inspected? Were all utilities on for the inspection?

Emmanuel J. Scanlan
PS Inspection & Property Services LLC
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Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!!
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Tue May 19, 2009
John Barry answered:
Hi Hairess,

I looked up this property for you on the MLS, and unfortunately, it is not currently available. The only properties currently showing active on that street are 3362 Millbury (listed at $275,000.00) & 3535 Millbury (listed at $269,000.00). Hope this helps... Please email me with any questions..

Thanks, have a good night.

John Barry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
15490 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Cell: 323-810-7976
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Thu Feb 5, 2009
Myke answered:
when you're dealing with REOs - do not expect any kind of standard anything.
You may end up waiting a couple weeks for answers - you may end up waiting months for an answer.
Banks work at thier own pace, under thier own guidelines.

You really should have an agent who is experienced specifically in REO property to handle these types of things for you. It sounds like if you have an agent working for you - they either do not know, or did not bother to explain the process to you.
If you do not have an agent working for you on this - get one, asap. This is not something that even an educated and intelligent person can do easily - and honestly most agents even have a hard time doing it right.
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