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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Lily answered:
So far in that area it's not safe cause lots of things had happened their you can check it out it is near half of the page on trulia and it tells u the comparables and then go to crimes and it will tell you what had happened there so far, i think that it is not a safe place because lots of burgarys in that area. ... more
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Sun May 17, 2015
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
It is the norm that the tenant pay for all utilities. Items like lawn or pool maintanence are often paid by the landlord.
Good luck,
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Aaron Zapata answered:
The is an unincorporated part of LA County. You can check the county records office for building permits. Typically when homeowner makes an extension modification to a home, they have to file for permits. If the city finds unpermitted changes, they can ask a homeowner to restore a home to its original permitted state or file for permits for the additions or modifications (with penalty fees of course).

Rowland Heights does not have any city required inspections during the buying process.

You should check with the county and get all the permits. Many buyers will purchase homes with modifications even if they are not permitted, but it's up to the buyers to decide if they are comfortable with doing so.

Good luck!
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Jonathan Chi answered:
Hi,

Rowland Heights is not incorporated city so there is no city hall. Everything has to go through LA County. There is no City Inspection during the purchasing process. If you need financing for the property, the appraiser might call out the difference in sq'ft during appraisal and it will be depending on the lender if they want the permits for the additions. You might want to double check with your loan representative on this issue. ... more
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Sat May 28, 2011
Brett Ehart answered:
Hi Lacy,

If you are talking about foreclosure auctions (Trustee's Sales), you need to bring cashier's checks in varying denominations to cover the price you bid for the property. These sales are held at county courthouses. ... more
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Sat May 28, 2011
Steven Ornellas answered:
Lacywhite:

Where's your Agent?!

In order for the Seller to cancel the contract a Notice to Perform must be submitted to the Buyer first.

Assuming you are using the CAR Residential Purchase Contract, Paragraph 14C indicates the seller has the right to give the buyer a notice to perform (CAR Form NBP) which gives the buyer an additional 2 days to remove the contingency in writing. If the buyer doesn't remove the contingency, then the seller may cancel the contract in writing and not be in breach of contract. My opinion would be that the Seller could then accept another offer of their choice.

Call your agent!

Best, Steve
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Brett Ehart answered:
Yes, a you can buy property in California even if you are not a US citizen. Property tax in Los Angeles County is 1.25% of the purchase price per year, so on a $300k home you would pay $3750/yr, or $312.50/mo. ... more
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
Example:

Home Price $100,000 Divided by Home Sq Ft 2,000 = $50 sq ft
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Fair Housing Laws prevent an agent from answering--Visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached. ... more
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Tue May 11, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
B,

The reality is....this is your competition. It's important to accept it and deal with it as best you can!!!

Selling is all about 3 important factors:

PRICE

CURB APPEAL

VISIBILITY

A well thought out comprehensive marketing plan is important in any market......we recommend asking for one in writing.

Good luck

Bill
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Jesse Sierra answered:
Cati,
A preapproval is just a letter that the lender gives home buyer's to show the sellers that you are prequalified (not qualified, yet). An underwritten approval takes between a week or two max, but it puts you in a better position because you are approved for a mortgage and not preapproved (If that makes any sense?). =)
By filling out the loan application they can start the approval process and get an underwritten approval.
Although, after you get the approval, do not buy a new or used car, use your credit cards for want's (luxuries you don't need), the underwritter will check again near the end of the process.
Your Realtor® or real estate agent should be able to guide you further.

Good luck and happy house hunting,

Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Realtor®
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Fri Dec 5, 2008
Jonathan Chi answered:
Hi Chai,

Where did you see the information? Do you have the actual address of the property?

Regards,
Jonathan
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Sat Nov 8, 2008
Jack asked:
i have 2 million cash want to buy bank bold sale 40% below bpo price. how can i get more info and how can i get in touch with banks
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
STEVE answered:
YOU BUY WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD, IT IS A GOOD TIME BECAUSE OF INTEREST RATES AND GOOD BUYS ON REAL ESTATE PRESENTLY/
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