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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Douglas Perez answered:
It would be up to you if you want to wait until April 30th. Do you know what's the lawsuit about?

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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Lance King answered:
Fri Apr 13, 2012
Tim Jarnot answered:
I would be glad to provide a free Market Analysis of your property.

Please contact me tomorrow, Monday April 9th, so I can get some information regarding the specific condition of your property.

I can have a detailed analysis for you within 24 hours or less.

Tim Jarnot - Broker
Westline Properties
Direct: (310) 795-7807
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Wed Apr 4, 2012
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Antonio,
You are asking if it's worth it to build in Beverly Hills, but what is the purpose of the building? If it is a single family home you are going to live in, yes it's worth it. If you are thinking about some kind of flip type's still one of the best zip codes out there, but making a profit in this type of market won't be easy. Quite a bit will depend upon the builder's knowledge of the area and the market. ... more
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should be asking the department of buildings and safety the question, especially about any potential penalties involved....
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Susan Bo'ur answered:
Good morning,
There are many great neighborhoods within a 30 minute commute or less to Beverly Hills within your price point.
Westwood has many beautiful homes as well as Trousdale area near Mar Vista.
If you would like to give me your email address I can send you some property info sheets for you to look at.
Or feel free to call me at (310) 600-4240
I'd be more than happy to help you.
Susan Bo'ur Realtor
Coldwell Banker
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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Maureen Megowan answered:
The Palos Verdes Peninsula is my favorite place to live in the South Bay. Here is why:

1. Quality of Local School System :The Palos Verdes Unified School System is one of the best in the State, and our schools consistently rank among the top in standardized test scores. These can be verified at the following link on my seb site : PV School Info . People recognize the value of having strong local public schools and the cost savings that can be achieved when they don't have to send their kids to private schools.

2. Rural Atmosphere : The foresight of the city planners of the 4 cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula to insure the preservation of open space has made the Palos Verdes Peninsula an island of tranquility in the urban jungle that is Los Angeles County. In additon, the maintenance of equestrian oiented trails and rights of way have preserved this rural way of life for all of us.

3. Larger Lot Sizes and Set back Requirements: Compared to most of the local beach communities, our city governments on the hill have maintained building standards to limit the "mansionation" of homes here. Most of our cities have limitations on the size of the foundation of a home as well as strict neighborhood compatability regulations to make sure that new homes do not sit on top of each other and give all of us breathing room.

4. Our Beautiful Views and Proximity to the Ocean: We are so fortunate to enjoy the spectacular views along our coastline, as well as the magnificent city views that we also have. People who are looking to relocate here are absolutely blown away by the beauty and spectacular views that many of the homes here have. Even if you do not have a view from your home, we all enjoy the spectacular setting that we live in just when we are driving around the Peninsula. I have lived here for 24 years, and have never taken the beauty of this area for granted.

5. The Weather: Because of the moderating influence of the ocean, our weather varies very little from month to month compared to most areas of the Los Angeles basin. The cool ocean breezes cool us during the summer, and the ocean also tends to moderate cold temperatures in the winter. I live in Lunada Bay and I don't think that our high tempertures vary by more than about 10 degrees for most of the year. Most of the older homes on the Peninsula that are near the ocean do not even have air conditioning.

6. Our Sense of Community: My husband and I have raised 3 boys in the Lunada Bay area of Palos Verdes Estates, and we have made so many friends over the years through other parents participation with their children in their school programs and sports programs. Our boys played for many years in the baseball leagues, basketball leagues, and soccer programs on the Hill, and we have found most of the people that we have met to be friendly and non-pretentious. We have had some relocation clients comment to us that in the well off areas that they are moving from that people tend to treat their homes as status symbols, but I believe that most of the residents on the Hill see their houses as truly their homes.

Please call me at 310-259-7124 if you would like help in finding the perfect home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula or in one of the other beautiful South Bay beach communities. Visit my website at
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
Try Beautiful Landscaping, they've been working in the area for eons.
google for their #

I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Teresa Barton answered:
Never there are to many established families. Small community no multi unit homes and schools
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
It can be more difficult. A Realtor familiar with Palmdale would have to address your specific issue. However, it's often more difficult because families with younger children tend to be afraid that their kids will fall into the pool and drown. And if they have pets, they're worried that Fluffy or Rover will fall in.

On the other hand, if most of the other houses in the community have pools, and the climate is hot enough to make pools desirable for an extended period of time, renters may expect a rental to come with a pool.

I'm not aware of any legal guidelines to follow--but I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. However, the landlord in any case (pool or no pool) should have an umbrella liability policy on top of his/her regular homeowner's policy. They don't cost much--often a few hundred dollars for each $1 million of liability insurance coverage. And there's a concept called "attractive nuisance"--something like a pool, for example. A lawyer can give you the details. But it means that you should take certain steps to make sure that others can't get injured or killed accidentally. That might, for instance, mean that you'd be better protected if you fenced in the pool area.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Joanne Sterling answered:
Great question.....
The rental market is still quite active in Palmdale, despite low prices and interest rates.
In particular, the market under $1,500 is very brisk. On average, it takes no longer than
about two weeks to find a tenant. My opinion is based on recent experience with three
rentals which generated a number of calls as soon as a sign went up, and I had suitable tenants very quickly. How long they stay is very hard to answer. If you have an inexpensive property, the
tenant most likely stays at least thru the lease period. I just heard of a home today, in east
Palmdale, rented for $1,700 with a tenant who has been there two years. I think that's a reasonable time period to anticipate, more if it's a nice place at fair rent.

I hope this helps. If you would like a list of good buys, please contact me. If you need
someone to rent and supervise a property for you, I have over 20 years experience and
can provide you with a number of current references.

Joanne Sterling
Keller Williams Av
1401 W. Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale , Ca 93551

cellular: 323-377-7056
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Laura Coffey answered:
Looks like you are in Newhall. I would recommend Ask for John Everett.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Tamara Stoebe answered:

I've lived in the Antelope Valley for 14 years - here is some info:

Coyotes - you will see them periodically in the desert areas, but they stay away from inhabited areas for the most part

Mountain Lions & Racoons - I'm not aware of any local sightings of these types of animals

Rats - Mice -- whenever we have new building the local area does tend to see an increase in field mice - rats not so much.

Bears - we don't get those, but on the morning news today there was a bear in the neighborhood of La Crescenta, which will occur in the Acton, Leona Valley and other mountain areas.

We are a great community - rural without the animal issues. As to bugs, we have the normal mosquitoes and flies, but not much else. If you are looking to rent or buy in Palmdale, I'll be happy to help you with your search.

Tamara Stoebe, REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, CHS, QSC
DRE License #01827461
Prudential Troth REALTORS
1801 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93534
Cell: (661) 466-6849
Fax: (661) 422-3006
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Sun Sep 11, 2016
Gina King answered:
Either can be wonderful! What ages are your children?> That may "Tip the Scales", after you research the schools they may attend.

Anything we can do to assist you, just ask!?

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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Jessica Acker answered:
Hi Taylor,

I read this article a few weeks ago on Curbed LA titled, "The Top 5 LA Zip Codes Angelenos Want To Move To" which you might find interesting. It listed zip codes such as:

-- 91436, Encino
-- 90036, Fairfax/Mid-Wilshire/Hancock Park
-- 90066, Mar Vista
-- 90064, West LA/Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park
-- 91604, Studio City

I included the link to the article in the web references section below.

Take care,

Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
1415 Stanford St., Suite #4
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Direct (310) 828-3132
DRE License # 01894323
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Fri Jan 1, 2016
Clint Lohr answered:
Generally, yes. Under Trulia, you can search Crime + 90027 and get an idea of what happens. Bear in mind that Los Feliz is considered part of Los Angeles City. I would be happy to help you search for a home there. Please call me at 818-730-8635. ... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
That is a very general question and difficult to answer... what do you mean by replacement cost? How much does it cost to build an apartment building? It depends on the geography and the city and zoning laws... a ball park figure is $150 to $350 per square foot for building from the ground up... again, it depends on may things... maybe you can refine your question and I could offer a better answer...

Ron Escobar, MBA
Broker & General Contractor
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
I'm not in San Fernando valley, but I would imagine any real estate agent would be willing to work with investors, since all home and property buyers are investors, whether you live in the home or not.

How did you come to identify San Fernando valley as an investment target area from Florida? Purely by the rental yields?
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Margaret Hassani answered:
This is not a real estate question, but try Gymboree or a playground at a mall.
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