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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Jeff Johnson answered:
Please feel free to contact me...there are several areas that might meet your needs
Jeff Johnson
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Jimmy Williams answered:

This particular part of Long Beach is a nice area. If you would like, you can research statistics for the area, and view a variety of properties in the process. You can do so by way of our website listed below. As you view the properties, you can request detailed information through the site, and we will provide you with statistical data that will place you in a more informed position.

If you're planning on relocating into this area, our website will prove to be an invaluable resource for you, as you will have access to up to date inventory in the area of your specificity. I hope this is a help to you, and I look forward to your visit and registration on our site. Until then, I remain

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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Louri Groves 767-8158 answered:
Hi Min, will give you up to date accounts of crime in various areas. Just type in the specific address and it will give you everything from burglaries and assaults to registered offenders.

I suggest you drive by nearby neighborhoods at different times of days, during the week and on weekends. Write down what you like and don't like about the area taking into account crime and safety information you learn from .

Also you should speak to your REALTOR or agent about your concerns.

Hope this has been helpful!

Louri Groves
Prudential California Realty
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
The basic difference is who owns them:
A "regular" traditional sale is between you and the Owner of the house. They have equity in it, and are not "distressed". They can set the selling price and call the shots.
A "Shortsale" is similar, but the Seller is distressed; they owe more on the house than it is worth. So they have to turn to the Bank for help: They ask the Bank to accept their "Hardship" and if the Bank agrees, you will need to get the Bank's approval. The Bank will be accepting less that the people owe on it. It probably will take a long time to get the approval and do the paperwork. Sometimes this is a "deal breaker". If you be patient, this could be a good way to get a house cheaply. But you cannot change your mind in the middle of the stream.
An "REO" is Real Estate Owned; this is property that has been through Foreclosure and now is owned by the Bank. You will deal with the Bank. The Bank sells the property As-IS, with no repairs. Usually, to get the bank to accept your closing costs, you will need to inflate the offer to cover them.

To buy a Shortsale or REO you will need a Realtor to help and guide you.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Sep 12, 2011
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Kelly Tap answered:
Hi Christina!

Long Beach is change from block to block I'm sure you've noticed.
90803,90802,90808,90807 are a few good zip codes but the MLS listings are separated by areas so it can be a little confusing but you want to look in bixby knolls, california height, lakewood village (which is technically still lb), naples, belmont shores, south of conant, el dorado park and park estates are the better areas.

Furthermore aside from looking for the area. Have you been pre-approved yet? A lot of clients have better luck looking for property at your max price and then canceling out the higher end areas like naples or park estates.

If you have more questions pls feel free to contact me I can help you. I was born and raised in Long Beach and I'm a full time Realtor.

Kelly Tap
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Properties
6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 150
Long Beach CA 90803
Cell: 562 279 4979
Office: 562 961 1400
Fax: 562 961 1401
DRE License: 01806412
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
If you can give me the address I can figure out what happened.

Sometimes the tax record will show as a "sale price" what the bank may have taken a property back for (probably the amount of roughly the 1st lien) & it appears that there was actually a Real Market Sale, when there really wasn't. Sites like Zillow may show it as a market sale for May 2009.

Is this property back on the market as a bank owned sale for $305k?

The public records system occasionally reports incorrect information.
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