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Home Buying in Hollywood Hills : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
What is your price range? I sell many properties in the Hollywood Hills and I would be happy to assist you.
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Wed May 22, 2013
Maria C. Gomez answered:
Hi Sevinalee,

What is your price range and have you been Loan approved?


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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
I am all of those, and a good friend of mine is an architect currently building two houses in the Hollywood Hills.

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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Brian Byhower answered:
Will that be Meg Ryan or Ryan O'Neal's home? Good luck there.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Paris and Connor MacIvor answered:
There are very few rental agencies that only Do tenant and owner representation. The web reference says it all. We have a great one!!!
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Jenny Durling Team answered:
It sounds like you meant to post your question for Hollywood,FL but somehow ended up posting in Hollywood Hills, CA. You'll get better answers if you aske your question in the FL section. :-) ... more
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
Lee Wasser answered:
Tough question. The hottest place to live right now is "The Bird Streets" - a lot of Celebrities, amazing views, modern homes with pools over looking all of LA, etc. That's north of Sunset usually of off Sunset Plaza.

Also, the Trousdale area is very hot as well...
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Dena Luciano answered:
Wed Sep 28, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Generally after you've built the home it will be assessed by the County assessor's office at the rate of about 1.2% depending on the County. However, you could be assessed over and above that if there are other "special assessments" that have been imposed in certain counties for various improvements i.e. roads, infrastructure, bridges, curbs, gutters, bridges, etc.

You'd be wise to contact the County assessor in the county you're planning to build in and present them with your plans first. They will determine the vale of the land by comparing it to other like parcels in the same area and they will charge you by the square foot for the home.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
Hi Nikki,
Are you looking to be an investor/landlord or a happy homeowner? If you are capable of showing full docs for a loan, you may qualify for an FHA loan and that would only require 3.5% down and you could get the home you are looking for. Then, based on you income, credit, etc, I know of a lender that can do 25% down on investments. Its late right now, but I would be happy to discuss this further with you over the weekend or early next week. Hope to assist. Thanks. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Kenya Reeves Costa answered:
Hi Zach,
Tons of homes are available in Hollywood Hills East! :) I live off of Beachwood and look at it everyday. Have you grabbed your loan approval yet? What's your range?Condo or house? Feel free to call or email if you have anymore questions. Happy hunting!
Kenya Costa,ABR
Keller Williams Realty
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Gene Hacker answered:
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Jeffrey White answered:
I'm not sure if trulla's payment estimate adds in the hoa dues, but if you manually do the estimate on the calculator page you can see the full details of the estimate including taxes and insurance, etc.

As for putting an offer in, yes you should work with a realtor to find out where the units are actually selling. I have found that developments like these keep their listing prices high but will often accept much lower offers. They don't like making it known that they negotiated so low, but a realtor like myself can find out where theree true bottom line is with a little work.

Give me a call anytime and I would be very happy to assist you in this purchase! Whatever you do, make sure you have your one representation to write the offer and do not use the listing agent or developer to represent you!

Jeffrey White
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Bree Long answered:
Hello Inadjari,

This home last sold in 2006 after 241 days on the market. It sold for 9.6 million. This home was listed for sale again in JUne 2010 for 13.25 million dollars. The price has now been reduced to $11,595,000. I would suspect this home will remain on the market for many months, but if the seller remains motivated by lowering the price, it could sell much sooner.

AREA: (3) Sunset Strip - Hollywood Hills West BR: 4
STYLE: Architectural YB: 1996 BA: 6.00
Square foootage: 9,725
lot size: 17,120

Commanding the top of the most famous bird street, 1654 Blue Jay Way is the height of sophisticated architecture. Every room seems to float over the lights of LA, with spaceship views from Downtown to the Pacific. A mirrored alcove in the billiards room is actually a window into the swimming pool; the glass floor of a catwalk is also the ceiling of the wine cellar. Complete with gym, screening room and fully-equipped nightclub, is a re-imagining of the home of the future.
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to find the previous owner(s), you can check the local public records department, ask a neighbor(s) or any agent may be able to help you--for privacy reasons, not sure an agent will give a name in this public forum. ... more
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Jeffrey White answered:
Nichols canyon is fantastic! Very private area with great access to both east and west side of LA, closer to the 101 freeway and less congested than Laurel Canyon. Very nice pocket that has the best access to Runyon Canon hiking trails as well. ... more
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
Don Linden answered:
Dear Alex - It is a toss-up between Encino and Studio City ......Studio City tends to be a lilttle hipper while Encino has more of a luxury status. South of the boulevard, whether it be Studio City or Sherman Oaks or Encino et al, has a perception of being more prestigious. The reality is that there are pockets that have many expensive, luxury and qualilty homes as well. It is merely know where to look and the historical knowledge of an area. Feel free to contact me I can address any other issues on your behalf.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Mitch Lichterman answered:
Wow. There are lots of great locations throughout Los Angeles. I prefer the Westside but even that is a big statement. That includes Santa Monica all the way to Beverly Hills. Bel Air, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills and Rancho Park are included. I also prefer living on flat ground and not on a hill. Cheviot Hills is a bit of an unknown community but wonderfully located between Century City, Beverly Hills and Westwood. Just north of Culver City. I recently built two luxury homes there. Living in one and renting the other until the market improves and then I plan to sell it. It's a luxury rental and includes a Country Club Membership. Last year it was rented by a NBA basketball player. This year a family has it until June. After that it will be available. ... more
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Andrew Jones answered:
Hi Titi,

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like more information about homes in LA, specifically in the Hollywood Hills. I'd like to know more about your needs, budget, timeframe, etc. Take care. ... more
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Mon Oct 5, 2009
Jeffrey White answered:
I think that there are a few answers to this question. If you are referring to the overall sales prices in the hills, I believe this will be slightly higher (around 3-5%) by this time next year (end of 3rd quarter). My reason for this opinion is the fact that after interest rates begin to rise slightly, as they will inevitably (most likely 1st quarter), the higher priced homes will start to get a higher sales volume, thus raising the prices and general sales volume. Also, I believe the gains will be minimal as some areas of Hollywood Hills were very inflated (more so than others).

Even as the market recovers we cannot expect to be back at 2005-6 values for quite a while. As you examine past low points in the housing market, you will see why we should expect there to be a recovery that takes around twice as long as the length of the downturn. For example, from the highpoint in the recent market, (feb 2006 or so) to the bottom is about 3.5 years. We can expect, comparing to past recoveries, that the time it will take from the bottom to get back to that high market level is approximately 7 years. Any way you slice it, it's a long way to go, but we are already seeing the clear signs of a recovery starting. Buy property now while interest rates are historically low and values have declined heavily!! =)
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