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Oak Park : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 3, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should contact customer service, this is voices or the q and a section and they may not see it. Scroll down to the bottom and click on help center on bottom right. You can contact them there. ... more
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Barry Shapiro answered:
There are 17 rentals currently available that fit your criteria. They range from $2,500-$10,000./month. When you are ready, we can set you up on your own personalized web-based portal, so you will be notified as soon as a new listing comes on the market. ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Barry Shapiro answered:
There are 3 current MLS listings, 4 bedroom SFR with private in-ground pools. Price range is $3200-4500/month. Let me know if this is something that works for your family.
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Barry Shapiro answered:
It certainly depends on the day of the week, weather and time of day -- along with 'not-so-predictable' accidents and road construction. Here is an excellent tool to study the traffic patterns over the time periods of your planned commute: The traffic information comes from many different sources. In California, freeway speeds are primarily collected by Caltrans from sensors embedded in the roads. SigAlert downloads the raw speed data from them and displays it on their site in a (hopefully) easy to use format.
Los Angeles speed data comes courtesy of the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS) which is sponsored the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:

Going by the number of homeowners behind on their mortgage currently, it is hard to say that the market has a positive aspect to it in the future. It's hard for a Realtor to suggest sell or wait, but ask for MLS data and you can make the decision for yourself. It's difficult to determine what is expected because we are trained to base things off of what is active and sold, not what is coming.

I hope this helps, it's a tough situation.
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Mark Forman answered:
Sutton Valley has traditionally held its value and well and the construction is better and you receive a larger lot.
For informal purposes ask your realtor to show you sales in both areas for the previous 24 months and compare the stability.
Agoura Appraiser
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Barry Shapiro answered:
This is an excellent question to be asking. I have included several links to government websites and reports to enable and empower you to obtain the answer(s) directly from the experts:

Radon is discussed in length here:

Good luck in your quest for answers. We can also refer you to companies that test radon and to devices that diminish the levels found in local homes.
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Barry Shapiro answered:

A testing facility is located in the Santa Susana Mountains between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. The U.S. Department of Energy has indicated that radioactive materials and industrial solvents are present on this site, which is in the process of cleanup. A 1997 study report indicates that workers exposed to radiation at the Rocketdyne facility might be at an increased health risk and a lawsuit has been filed alleging that the Rocketdyne facility has caused environmental contamination beyond the site. For further information, contact the U.S. Department of Energy, San Francisco, CA or your appropriate State or Federal legislator.

Also, please Google search: Boeing Rocketdyne Santa Susana Facility.

If I were representing a "mom of 3" I would steer clear of the area, if it was determined that "Oak Park" is, in fact, affected by the potential contamination.
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Thu Sep 22, 2011
Barry Shapiro answered:
Definitely! If you do not NEED to buy immediately (due to a long commute, tax reasons, etc.), you should wait. The market will stabilize once home prices realign will household incomes. The correction will continue until home prices are affordable. We still have a mininmum 10% and up to 20-25% correction. The money you save today by paying less tomarrow will enable you to enjoy your retirement years with greater equity. ... more
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