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Home Buying in Hollywood : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Susan Bo'ur answered:
I would suggest you speak with your lender to begin with.
If you need a lender I would be happy to recommend one.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
Susan Bo'ur
Realtor/Coldwe Banker
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Dot Chance answered:
Contact me directly and we can talk about details. I would love to help you!

Dot Chance, Realtor®
Certified Distressed Property Expert – CDPE®
DRE License #01494182
Keller Williams Realty World Media Center

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Mon Jan 2, 2012
Marge Bennett answered:
if it's an auction, generally the buyer pays the fees, commission and a buyer's premium which goes to the seller's side. If it is a listed foreclosure, the seller normally pays the commission ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
Do you have yoru own Realtor? The listing Agent / Realtor works for the bank, not you. He is under no obligation to respond to your questions.

You should be represented by your REALTOR. they will ask the questions.

Now the LIST price of most Short sales will be the MINIMUM the bank will take. Not saying the BANK will accept your offer and may come back or counter at a higher amount.

Also banks will keep accepting offers on a house untill they get what they want. and my never counter a low offer or even respond to a low offer. Just the way it is

Some times Realtors who list short sales, list for much less thent the bank will accept, just to get offers in.

banks do need your

- written offer,
- copy of certifed EMD
- your proof of funds, or
- Prequal letter from you bank,
- Arms length Transaction form. - Your not related to seller, your Reltor is not related to seller
- Your verification that you will LIVE in that house is a big plus

Good Luck

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Sun Nov 21, 2010
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Bigtight,

How are you? I would think the Birdstreets is the best location in the Hollywood Hills.

If you need me to send you some options, let me know.


Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
(323) 899-2900
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
Jeff and Cheryl Fox answered:
Check and see what the minimum amount for over bids is. If I am not mistaken I think it is 5% (it's been a while). If you bid too low someone can come in and bid 5% above your bid and then you would have to bid 5% above on and so on... You might want to check with the executor or a probate attorney.

Jeff and Cheryl Fox

Properties Plus
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800-917-8080 Toll Free
818-207-2013 Cell

16133 Ventura Blvd. 7th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
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Thu Oct 23, 2008
Dot Chance answered:
Are you wanting this appraiser because you are buying the land or selling the land? If it is because you are buying it and are financing it your lender will have to approve of the appraiser you use.

Otherwise, I have a couple of names for you for the Hollywood Hills property. They can probably recommend one for Carpinteria. Please contact me via email and I will email the names.
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Mario Pinedo, Ccim answered:
Unless you are in West Hollywood - there is no rent control in Hollywood at this time. Therefore a 30 day notice to the tenants would be appropriate if you cannot be happy with what you and the tenants can agreed to on a rent increase. Sitting tenants are many times unhappy with any rent increase, whereas a new tenant is very happy to pay market rate rents. Since there is no rent control, there is no limit as to what you can raise rent - assuming there is no existing lease. ... more
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