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Home Selling in Los Angeles County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Lance King answered:
It's a little hard to comment definitively without reading your contract or knowing the details. That said, if you want repairs done (or credits for repairs) and the seller doesn't want to do do them, your basic choices are to back out of the deal or pay yourself and close the deal. In many circumstances sellers prefer to do credits so they don't have any liability for repairs, so if they don't want to do the work you could try that approach ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Old Republic, First American and Chicago are all very solid title insurance companies you can use.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
SERGEY FEDNOV *** 424-777-9377 answered:
Dear Rick!

Everything is negotiable, however typically seller will pay city and county transfer fees and taxes.

Each city have their own transfer fee for example city of Los Angeles charges: $4.50 per $1,000.00

Los Angeles county transfer Tax is $1.10 per $1,0000

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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
The person that isn't their friend. I say this only because in my experience, doing business with friends is a bad idea. In my first yearor two of real estate, i did business with 2 friends who are no longer my friends today. It's just cleaner when you work with someone you don't have a personal connction to! ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Dick Gaylord answered:
I'd be hapy to talk with you in detail regarding your questions> Richard Gaylord, RE/MAX Real Estate Specialists (562) 618-2113
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
Richard not sure what your question is. please come back and add some detail
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
This is really a question for your CPA, not an agent who knows nothing about your personal financial situation.
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Sun May 17, 2015
Jennifer Prestwich answered:
This is an interesting question. Usually in a short sale, the bank will request that a signed "arm's length affidavit" be submitted so that the seller is not selling to a relative.
However, it may just depend on the individual bank as to whether they will accept this. If you have an experienced short sale negotiator or real estate attorney, I'd ask what they think. Also, an experienced lender may be a good one to confer with.
I'll be looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Good luck!
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Your only real recourse is to pull the property off the market and wait until prices improve further. The housing market in southern California has been recovering sharply this year and it's unfortunate that you live in an area with so many short sales and bank owned properties as comps. There's no way around that with the new lending regulations. Or, you can provide seller financing and avoid the appraisal all together. ... more
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Jenny Durling Team answered:
It could be deal killer if street parking is difficult. Explain to prospective buyers where you currently park your own car. You might find out if any adjacent properties have additional spots that could be rented by the new owner. if you are near public transportation, market to those who use it. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Cody Anderson answered:
I would suspect the city has an required city inspection they preform before the sale can go through? In that report they might list a Repair Required. The buyer can accept the home as is, but will be required to pull the proper permits when bringing the home up to code. Inspections by the city to follow the completed work.

Hope it goes well!!
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
I highly suggest that you pose this question to an attorney who handles domestic relations matters. I believe this is something you should should address soon.
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
If your property is listed, it depends what your contract states. if you inclided a statement in your listing agreement that in the event the property is purchase by one of the owners there is no commission than none. If you dod not, the sellers together would have to pay the listing commission unless you can negotiate with the listing agent ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Jane Peters answered:
Not quite sure what the question is. Are you the buyer? If so, hopefully you are working with an agent. Have you released all the buyer contingencies? Are you ready to fund? The seller cannot arbitrarily decide not to sell, illness or not. But your question is too vague to answer. ... more
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Alex Nesic answered:
Hi, I believe the most important is personal knowledge of the neighborhood followed closely by how you relate personally to the agent -- after all, you will have to be in close communication throughout the listing process, open houses, showings and escrow and it is really important to have confidence as well as comfort with your agent. I also feel that it is beneficial to work with an agent who does not have too many listings at once so that you get a lot of personal attention and are not dealing with assistants.

I work out of the Beverly Hills North office of Coldwell Banker because I feel it gives me greatest access to all of LA but I have owned my home in Beachwood Canyon for 7 years and have lived in the Hollywood Hills for 14 years and am intimately familiar with the neighborhood and its history.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to meet in person.


Alex Nesic
Coldwell Banker | Beverly Hills North
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
Douglas Perez answered:
It's not valid until original purchase contract is initialed and signed by seller and buyer along with counter offers.

Good luck.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
You need to ask a CPA or tax preparer to be absolutely certain but I think there is an exemption for the first $500,000 of capital gain on the sale of your primary residence. But, like I said, double check that with an accountant, CPA or tax preparer. ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Eric H. Wong answered:
They would only be responsible if you could prove the seller knew about the defects, and purposely tried to hide them from you.
I know it sounds hard, but if they gave you the time to inspect the property, and the seller did not know about the problem, then the cost to repair is on the buyer.

Talk to your agent, and see if they can guide you in this.
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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Jonroven answered:
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