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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Sue Wylie answered:
If you have job promise of work or sufficient savings to cover a lease - most owners want a one year, then some will forgive the poor credit. NO credit no job is a problem for most. Have you tried going to social services for help? ... more
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
Andrew Jones answered:
Hi Prtcal99,

There's a lot more to buying a home and it's potential resale value. Every home is different and you should get in touch with a good local agent if you're ready to buy.

Slopes can shift depending on their composition and structures can experience all kinds of problems with slippage especially in an area prone to earthquakes. You'll need to talk with the appropriate experts when the time comes, but obvious defects can sometimes be detected by a making simple visual inspection of the property saving you the hassle and expense of dealing with discoverable issues before you commit to a purchase. Your agent can also make inquiries about known defects or issues with a property before you make an offer.

By the way, fires are also a known hazard on dry Southern California hill sides and local fire departments frequently require properties be cleared of brush and dense undergrowth by the owners. Other than that... enjoy the view!
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Sun Oct 24, 2010
Cricket Yee answered:
Hi Shari, looks like you will be looking for a roommate situation in that price range. Try Craig's List, Roommates/Shared.
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Thu Aug 7, 2008
Ray Calnan answered:
Maria,

Assuming you are a first time buyer, there are a number of programs available to you that require little down. In some cases you can get the seller to credit you a portion of the down payment too. I would contact a mortgage professional to talk about what you may qualify for. You should also check out the following websites for more information about first time programs.

http://lahd.lacity.org/HomeBuyers/GeneralInformation/tabid/97/Default.aspx
http://www.yourhome.ca.gov/purchasing.shtml
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

If you are not a first time buyer, meaning you have owned someting within the past 3 years, then it will be much harder to purchase something with so little down.

Feel free to contact me if you need a referral on a mortgage pro or if you have any other questions.

Good Luck,

Ray
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Thu Aug 7, 2008
Judy Graff answered:
I really don't think so. Median price in the county is now over $500,000.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Lenn,

In Highland Park the only Job Training opportunities I can think of are at adjacent schools suchs as Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College Glendale Collge and Occidental College and all of those have a fee.

Best,

Monique Carrabba
Keller Williams Wilshire
The Reavis Group
mcarrabba@kw.com
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