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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
I would try checking out www.westsiderentals.com they pretty much dominate the online rental advertising for lower priced properties (under $5K)...

Beware of advertisings that claim something is too low to be true... there are a lot of scams where people from outside the US, notice a property is for sale and they advertise it for a very low rent... just to get deposit money and defraud others.

Ron
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
carlos parrague answered:
Did you contact the Property direct? I recommend working with an Agent. Find someone local that you can trust.
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Lola Sells Homes answered:
Hello,
I would be happy to help you with your search, give me a call and I will find the perfect place for you.

Lola Joyner
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams
818.813.4254
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Jeffrey Sandorf answered:
If you are looking to purchase within a community or condominium in which there is a homeowners association there may be rules in place which limit on the number of dogs and/or a weight limit. ... more
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Reid Kaplan answered:
Hello,
Maybe not newer condos, but there are still a few 2+2 properties in that price range in Westwood. There is much less inventory than there has been in a while as demand has reached a 6 year high and many of the distress sales in the better areas have already worked themselves through the system.

You may have a better chance at a newer condo in that range in West LA than Westwood. Please contact me if you would like a list of properties or if you would like to see anything.
Thanks, Reid


Reid Kaplan
Broker Associate/Realtor®
License # 01711288
Keller Williams Realty
(C) (310)883-8921
(O) (310)376-4600 X 1173
(F) (310)943-3146
www.LAHomesExpert.com
Reid@LAHomesExpert.com
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Alyssa Fry answered:
I would love to help you. Although I am an agent from Sherman Oaks I have also had clients in the L.A. area. When are you moving to L.A? Do you have a temporary place to stay until you find a place or do you need to be able to move in immediately upon arrival? If you are interested in using my services, please feel free to email me at alyssa.realtor@ymail.com or call me at (818) 268-8099. ... more
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Ron Escobar - Local Expert answered:
There probably are no agents that can help tou with this. It does not exist. What you mentioned would run you around 1800 and about 20 minute commute from ucla.

I would contact student housing and they can help you find a place... ... more
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Gk,
Location is the most important factor in determining demand. Properties can be updated but not moved. As long as the rest of the complex is well maintained you should be good to go.
Good luck,
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Tue May 22, 2012
Deborah Bremner answered:
Yes, but need more info please!
Deborah Bremner
The Bremner Group at Coldwell Banker
REALTOR, 00588885, ABR, CDPE, eAgent, CSP, SFR, HRC, CRE
(O) 310-571-1364 DIRECT
(D) (310) 800-2954
http://www.thebremnergroup.com
Accredited Buyer Representative|Certified Distressed Property Expert |Pre-Foreclosure Specialist Certified
I want you to know that I appreciate any referrals from friends and associates who may be in the market to buy or sell real estate. You can count on me giving them the same high-quality service I provide to all of my clients.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Deborah Bremner answered:
Hi Yvonne;
The best answer is "usually, but it depends".
Most single family homes in Westwood have garages, due to city regulations. Unless the owner is reserving use of all or part of the garage for his own personal storage (which is RARE), parking off street will be included.
Newer apartments also must provide parking, which is generally included in the rental price. What you may find, in older apartments, or unusual rentals, such as guest houses, cottages, etc. is that no garage or off street parking is include. This is also often the case on rooms for rent or shared rentals.
There is no law that says the landlord must provide parking, but the availability and inclusion of parking must be specified in the lease in order to protect your parking rights.
Best,
Deborah Bremner
The Bremner Group at Coldwell Banker
REALTOR, 00588885, ABR, CDPE, eAgent, CSP, SFR, HRC, CRE
(O) 310-571-1364 DIRECT
(D) 818.564.6591
http://www.thebremnergroup.com
Accredited Buyer Representative|Certified Distressed Property Expert |Pre-Foreclosure Specialist Certified
I want you to know that I appreciate any referrals from friends and associates who may be in the market to buy or sell real estate. You can count on me giving them the same high-quality service I provide to all of my clients.
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Jeffrey White answered:
This is a great building in a much sought after downtown Westwood location. An investment in Westwood near Ucla is not going to get you the most for your money right away, as this is a very expensive part of LA proper, but is a sound investment as it is nearby a large university and is also a business/political center for LA.

With regards to the state of the HOA, I'm not aware of any issues in this building myself, but approval of the HOA and all of it's supporting documents, assesments, rules and regulations, etc. is a contingency of purchase. This will be par of the thurough investigation you will do after entering escrow and prior to closing a purchase in the building.

I hope this helps and please let me know if You would like to talk more about squiring a property in LA.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Jesse Sierra answered:
Hi Serhan,

Talk to a tax consultant in regards of purchasing and selling a property in the future.


Bank owned: properties that a lender (bank) has foreclosed and took back or bought at a trustee auction and assigned to to an agent and listed in the MLS.

Notice of Default: (Home owners owe more than the home is worth and cannot make the mortgage payments) Short Sale, sale not official until authorized by lender and jr loan(s).

Auction: Home has been foreclosed by lender, beneficiary (bank) Private home action www.auction.com or trustee auction (at County foot steps)

Feel free to email me through my Trulia profile if you have anymore questions.


Best Regards,

Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Realtor®
Century 21 Beachside Realtors®
Chino Hills, California
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello JRThome,

Beverly Glen is pretty busy South of Wilshire. It's mostly residential. If you are considering a condo in that area many of them don't face Beverly Glen and even if they do, many have double pane windows. The higher up you are on the condo also keeps the noise level down. It is a nice street. Not bumper to bumper busy but busy at times.

Best,

Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
mcarrabba@kw.com
(323) 899-2900
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Rudy Bachraty answered:
Hi Katerin!

Or, you can just look on Trulia:

http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/7187_nh/foreclosure_lt/

Good Luck,

Rudy
Social Media Guru at Trulia
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Kaye Thomas answered:
Jay- At the moment the market is very stable in the "high rent" areas and the beach cities along the coast. You will see problems in marginal areas where there were a lot of subprime loans but not in the higher priced neighborhoods. There were not a lot of investors who bought hoping to flip... most buyers are and were owner occupants which makes a big difference. Sales volume has slowed but no big price dips.

Expensive homes in prime locations are selling very well often at premium prices and with multiple offers.
I think the market will remain fairly normal to a bit flat with no big ups or downs in prices. Now if we have a major recession and a lot of unemployment as we saw in the 90's the picture could change.
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