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Home Buying in La Crescenta : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 27, 2010
CJ Brasiel answered:
George -

Unfortunately, no way to predict the time line on the extension. However, it sounds like from what you have said you are very close to making this all happen. Work with your agent and be diligent with the loan officer to see if there are ways to work around the extension.

Good luck,
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Sat Sep 12, 2009
John Barry answered:
Hi Liana,

The process for buying a home in foreclosure from the standpoint of the buyer is really not much different than buying a home from a regular seller, although there are certain seller disclosures in a property sold in foreclosure which the seller (lender) will not be required to provide, as they would have no knowledge of.

Basically, your first step would be to get pre-approved by a lender up front so you know exactly what your purchasing power is and what you qualify for. You should work with a good buyers agent who can research available foreclosed properties for you and provide you with the information on them, help you in viewing in person the properties that you are interested in, and ultimately helping you make an offer on a property and guiding you through the closing process.

If you are not currently working with an agent, I would be more than happy to help you. I am quite familiar with the La Crescenta area, having lived here in Northeast LA (specifically Eagle Rock) for nearly 20 years. If you would like some help locating some available properties, please eamil me at .

You can also visit my website at and sign up for a free Listingbook account, which is a service which will notify you of all new listings and price reductions for properties on the market, based on a search criteria that you can modify yourself. It is pretty neat and most of my buyers love it. Let me know, I would be happy to set it up for you.

Hope this info helps.. Thanks, have a good day!

John Barry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Sherman Oaks, CA
Cell: 323-810-7976
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Thu Jan 29, 2009
Eric H. Wong answered:
Hi Emma;
At this point you are not even really in contract yet. Just contact your agent, tell them what you want to do, and your agent will tell the other side.

It should not be that difficult.

Good Luck
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Fri Apr 18, 2008
Hi answered:
trust sale and trustee sale are different.
google them
live and learn.
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