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Lakewood : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Annie Nguyen answered:
Propsition 8 that passed in 1978, amended the Propsition 13 to reflect the decline in value of your property.When and if the market value of the previous reduced assement (Prop. 8) increases above its Prop. 13 factored base year value, the Assessor will once again enroll its Prop. 13 that factored bas year value. Prop. 8 can change from year to year and its reductions are temporarily to recognize the fact that the current market vae for the current market value of a property fell below its current the base value of the Propesition 13. Every county has different dateline for filling the request for "Decline in Market Value"This form can be download online from assessor office website of the county you are residing. I hope my answer is adequate enough for your question. Check your county assessor office for more details. Every homewoners can apply for this request if you believe that your property is being assessed with a higher value than the market value ... more
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Sat Nov 22, 2008
Susan Wesely answered:
You could ask a realtor in your area to do a comparative market analysis - including recently sold homes - and use that as a basis for negotiating a sale price with your siblings. If you need a recommendation for a realtor, let me know - su@suwesely.com - and I will finds one for you. You will have to pay whatever you can negotiate. I'm not sure what you mean by "deduct the fees" - perhaps you should speak with an accountant about that. ... more
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Wed Jun 25, 2008
Lourdrie McNamee, MRP answered:
Darwin,

Hi, that area would be considered north Long Beach. There are some very nice neighborhoods in north Long Beach that offer great prices. If you like go to my website and you can search for that particular area or I can send you the active listings for the area you have mentioned.

Good luck!
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
It depends on several things.....is this a conforming loan? A jumbo? Also...what is an excellent FICO score? 700? 720? 750 or higher? How much money will you be putting down? These are all determining factors. Your best bet is to contact a mortgage broker or lender and get qualified. ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2007
J Lo answered:
I actually lived in Lakewood for a short stint and if I recall it was in the 60's. Mainly because of governance issues. They do however fall under the Long Beach Unified School District and have quite an extensive busing program.

Back in the day - Lakewood was extremely exclusive, and although it has retained a high Situs; it is quickly losing ground in the "exclusivity" department. The High School is really lacking in lustre as well.
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Fri Dec 31, 2010
Joseph Bridges answered:
Lakewood has named all of their parks after war veterans and heros. The city was founded just after WWII as the first master planned community in California. The parks are well maintained and have running trails and walking trails for all age levels. The city was named as one of the best sports towns by Sports Illustrated and has a fantastic park system for playing baseball and basketball. ... more
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Thu May 27, 2010
Joseph Bridges answered:
This city is home to a variety of age groups and is truly open to all. Many generations live within this city. Some are the original residents from when the city was founded 50 years ago. This town has fantastic 4th of July parties and is one of the only cities within all of Los Angeles county that allows legal fireworks on the 4th of July. This is a big hit with those whom enjoy fireworks. ... more
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