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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
I am an expert in the area, I just sent you an email, let me know what your subject property is so I can best assist you.

Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty One Group
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
A termite inspection is very cheap;
around here, it is only $50 and we usually have a coupon in the back of the yellow pages:
Be sure you choose a big-name company, since you are going to challenge them.

Submit the results to the Escrow, your Lender and the Listing Agent, as well as your Agent.
Include the other paperwork relating to the termites, and you may give them a NOTICE to PERFORM, to call their bluff.
You must be ready to walk-away if this does not work for you:
Is this worth walking away?

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue May 22, 2012
Shannon Jones answered:
Hi Steve,
Seal Beach doesn't have too many condos that are by the beach. Nearby Huntington Harbor, Huntington Beach, or Long Beach may be options. I'm posting a link below that will show you what IS available in Seal Beach. You can search others on our website,

Shannon Jones
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hi Isabel

I would be happy to send you the information. Email me at and I will send that over this morning. Bye for now

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
We may be able to do this for you, but there are some conditions that you would have to meet, for example it has to appear that your current income must be expected to continue for at least 3 years. ... more
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Lori Hanson answered:
It may be possible to do this if it is zoned as condo's or if the owner can get it rezoned as a condo. Your best place to start would be to check the title to see how it is currently zoned and then if you need to rezone it you would need to call the building department in your city. It might be that he is thinking of selling you half of the complex for a sum and put you on title as a partner in the property. Better see what the place is worth in this market.

Lori Hanson
OC Homes Realty
714-585-5236 Cell
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Fri May 9, 2014
Sharon Butler answered:
Melanie, normally I will not answer a question unless I know the answer or I am giving the person valuable information. A co-op is different from a condo because of it's legal discription. With a condo you own your condo space with a co-op, you own a PERCENTAGE OF THE entire complex. This is the reason it is sometimes very difficult to get a loan on co-ops, thus, making the less expensive because if you buy it, then you may have a hard time selling it. I purchased a co-op in 1979 and I still have it, but in the 1980's the HOA voted to pay the legal fees and attorneys to have them converted into condos.

Hope this helps.
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Barry Shapiro answered:
Try these links for a variety of properties that may be available seasonally: or
Good luck. Do you plan to visit the Queen Mary?
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Joe Cusumano answered:
It depends on why it has not sold it but if the listing is up and you don't like the plan he put together then go make the move. That is why lisitng agreements have end date. It does happen. ... more
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Karen McEniry answered:
Hi Alli,
While properties for lease or sale do move faster during the spring and summer months, there also tend to be more on the market then, so you should be fine. Rental and lease prices are rising, so I think it is best to act sooner than later. I live and work in Seal Beach, so I'd be happy to help you if you give me a call. My number is 714-343-9470. ... more
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Emily Knell answered:
There's a small handful between $120-210K, then others in the $300's, all are IN Big Bear & Close to the lake & the ski resort, zoned residential.

The ones I pulled up are between a 1/2 acre-2acres but avg. 1.3acres.

You can email me directly if you'd like me to send to you the specific listings.
562-430-3053 cell
Realtor Since 1996
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Fri Nov 19, 2010
Nick White answered:
Let me know what time you want to go. Ill look into the status and let you know. Please call 714-378-0909 to set up a time.

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Fri Sep 23, 2016
John Villaescusa answered:
If any real estate agent is going to be involved in the transaction they will want to be payed a 3% commission to the transaction. No Realtor will want to show your house if you do not pay this fee. You do not have to hire an agent to list your house but if potential buyers come to your house with an agent, their agent will more than likely expect a 3% commission for selling your home. Many home owner that try to go this route of selling the home themselves find themselves in more trouble and headache than what the commission is really worth. There are many complications and legal attributes for selling your home and that is what a Realtor is for. If you would like I could do a free market analysis on your home and explain all the steps involved with trying to sell you home on your own with no obligation to me. To get some more insight please refer to my website here

John & Sarena Villaescusa
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 562-818-2671
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Mon Aug 3, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

If you have debt, this will be lowering your credit score as your credit to debt ratio is one factor in determining the interest rate you could qualify for.

If you qualify you can get the $8,000 tax credit for buying something but at the end of the day if you are not happy with the location then why pull the trigger and buy a home?

It seems like it would be best for you to rent for a little bit more until you can save up some more and clear up some debt.

-Sean Dawes
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Tue Mar 10, 2009
Robert Spinosa answered:

Generally speaking, new inquiries constitute only 10% of your overall credit profile. But there can be no definite way for any of us to tell you with certainty how the use of any program would impact your score without knowing the other 90% of the picture too.

My advice is that if you're serious about getting pre-approved for a mortgage, screen several lenders/brokers and talk with them at length about your goals. Once you're comfortable with one or two of them, you can obtain your credit report through the pre-approval process. We're going to need that info anyway to further the loan process.

Finally, I have never seen a case where a customer has shopped smartly for a loan and has, as a result, had a negative, material impact to his/her credit score. Never.

Good luck and let me know if I can be of service. I am a mortgage banker here in the state of CA, and Mortgage Master offers pre-approvals without cost or obligation.

Best regards,

Rob Spinosa
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Thom Colby answered:
Not really except there is likely an easement for the utility companies to access that pole whenever they need to do maintenance or repairs. At least one homeowner will have an easement on their property if it's in the corner of the yard adjacent to other properties. This will be highlighted in the property profile or Title Report that your Realtor can obtain for you.

Best of luck!

Thom Colby
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Mon Aug 29, 2011
Arnie Kleinsasser answered:
You should be able to go to My Trulia and click on my listings. You should then see right below the picture (update details) and that should take you to the edit page. Good luck
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Joe Homs answered:
A sucessful sale takes a willing buyer and a willing seller to meet at a willing price. I agree with everything that you said and more. I am making offers for my clients to Bank Owned Properties and having the same difficulty. When I did this ten years ago, during the last downturn, the banks were more willing to see reality. I think everyone is still stuck in the "Good Ole Days." Hold on to your guns and get that home you want for the price you want, if not move on to the next one. Its not like its the only game in town. If you need someone who is willing to fight for you, then give me a call or check out my website.

Joe Homs
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Brett Dunne - DayBreak Group answered:

You are going to get lots of answers to this question. I would, among lots of other suggestions, ask your agent to let the broker of record represent you. This is not out of the norm, but also not done a lot.

You see the listing belongs to the broker and the agent is acting on their behalf. Since that broker has both sides (represents the buyer and seller) then you could ask your agent for counsel and representation from their "boss" the broker. Your agent should not lose any monies for this redirect, but I think it would make you feel a lot more at ease. Especially after you run all of your questions by the broker.

Good Luck!
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Tue Dec 13, 2011
. answered:
It would all depend on the piece of mind that you would get in relation to the dollars that you spend. The link below is an article about this insurance.
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