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Tue Jan 28, 2014
DJ Bonner answered:
There is no condo attached to you question. Please feel free to email me directly if you have a questions about a condo or would like to view one.
DJ Bonner
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
John Barry answered:
Hi Trish,

You might want to try the Monterey Hills area adjacent to South Pasadena. There are quite a few nice condo complexes in the area and it would not be that far of a commute to Bell. Otherwise, you might want to look for some available rentals in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Alhambra - South Pasadena would generally be the most expensive of all of them (& arguably the nicest area), but you might be able to find something with monthly payments you feel comfortable with.

To find out which areas are safest, it is best to check with the local police departments of each area for crime statistics & information.

Good luck, congratulations on your new job!

John Barry
DRE #01856079
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 323-810-7976
Twitter: @RealtorJB
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Phil Rotondo answered:
Good Morning Gary;
I would try; but I would suggest that you advise your agent to contact the buyers agent and see what can be done.
I've been in this position before; but I stipulated on the contract that a Good Faith Estimate of the buyers closing costs be presented with the contract prior to its execution. Then my client (the seller) would know what they were paying for prior to signing the contract. ... more
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
London Knight answered:
I believe there is still a first time home buyer program for bellflower. I have left a message the administrator who runs the program to check availability for you.Listed below are two links that may be of some assistance. I'd love to help you with your journey to get in the home of your DREAMS! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I also know a great lender who can check your eligibility to get pre-qualified a.s.a.p

Thanks and the best of luck!
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Mon Aug 30, 2010
Vickie Say-Nye answered:
Do you mean $100,000, instead of $1,000?
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Wed Nov 4, 2009
Glenn Gaspar answered:
Hi Trina...Look and see if this program can work for you, here is the link:

What it comes down to is the loan product is a conventional loan, but you as the buyer will only have to come in with 20% down "of the 20% down payment needed," the city covers the difference for you. It may sound confusing but it is not and very simple. I believe they still have funds available. ... more
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Thu May 7, 2009
Germansilva asked:
have been since then. I went to the city building because I suspected the building have 6 clandestine units. I found the following: It is a two storys with 12 units families. No permits...
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Mission Viejo Real Estate by Valorie Stover answered:
Your agent should be in touch with her asking where it is. You have to sign the counter or they had to send you back a signed offer. There are dates and time limits on offers. If they didn't send it and they didn't sign it then it is a dead deal. If the property is still available you can submit a new offer which is the best bet. ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
unfortanately it happens, a buyer really needs to have a pre approval letter on file and include it with all offers, you need to go the extra step from from just being prequalified which isnt worth the paper its written on to get the pre approval, submit an application, turn in your pay stubs and banks statements so next time you are ready when its time to put in an offer. as well you should have a buyer broker that can assist you with purchasing so you dont get pushed around. ... more
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Sun Sep 7, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
You should have received some sort of documentation/notification after the auction. You can always call your lender directly and ask for documentation.
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Buyers are asking for help with closing costs (usually 3% of teh selling price) along with items that need to be repaired. They do this by either asking for your to do the repairs or money so they can do the repairs such as replace carpets, heating system, fix broken windows or siding, leaking pipes etc. They are also asking for you to include things in addition to the normal appliances. washer, dryer, lawn mower, tractor, hot tub, tools, entertainment center (i had this one recently) or blinds/curtains. ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Maggie, your REALTOR® answered:
Hi Mot,

No, banks are not in the "swapping" business. Your best bet is to put your home up for sale at or below the market value to get it SOLD once and for all. Then, you can negotiate and incredible deal with the banks on one of their foreclosures!

I hope you purchased your home prior to 2000 so you should have enough equity.

My market includes Bellflower, I would be happy to provide you with an evaluation of your home's current value, let me know if you're interested.

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Tue Jan 28, 2014
M.D.J answered:
Yes, there are both cities and loan programs that can help with the downpayment and are lenient with credit scores. Bellflower as I remember does have a program the question will be the qualifying and then will it fit your needs.

Feel free to contact me to pre-apply for any of these programs and best of luck to you in your home buying venture.
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Wed Dec 31, 2008
Alan May answered:

If you already have the buyer, you don't need to pay any commission to a Realtor. Contact a good local real estate attorney and have him/her write up the offer, assist you through the negotiations, supply and review all necessary documents. Make sure your buyer has a pre-approval and has his/her financing lined up (your attorney can help here too).

That's all you need if you've already found a willing and able buyer.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Carl Johnson answered:
I have always been a proponent of working in an area that I know very well.
I feel that the agent should be very knowledgeable about the local area so that they can properly promote a property. That being said, just because an agents office may be located a long distance away does not necessarily mean that they do not work and have solid knowledge in your area.

I recommend that you ask the prospective agent how many properties they have sold in your area, how accessible will they be to you should you need to meet or they need to show the home and how familiar they are with your town. Although I am not comfortable working outside of my core area I know some agents who can work effectively outside of the town where their office is located . I think that asking the agent a few questions about their experience in your town may help you decide if they are the right agent to market your property.

I hope this helps
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Karen Miller answered:
Hi Mot,

I'm not familiar with the Bellflower realtors. What I would do if I were you is talk to people in the community that have bought or sold property in the last 5 years. Find out what they liked & what they didn't like about the experience. Based on this info, I would interview 3 & pick the individual you feel most comfortable with. Warning: the busiest realtor, isn't always the best realtor.

Karen Miller
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Fred Dawson answered:
I would like to interview for the job to represent you and market your property. Please give me a call if you're still interested in selling your home.

Fred Dawson, Realtor
First Team Real Estate
3900 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 240
Business: 310-678-3247
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Ruthless answered:
Contact your local housing authority for help with tenant rights. Did you rent the house and garage? Is the garage attached? How is he harassing you? Even if he sells the house, if you have an annual lease the new owner has to abide by that lease (at least that is my understanding but I am not an attorney). Did you sign a lease? What does it say? Read it over closely and contact your local legal assistance agency.
Good luck,
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