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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
Got an accepted offer on an REO property for my buyers.....with a pleasant surprise.... We wrote a good, strategic offer for my buyers on a bank-owned REO property.  We got a counter which was do-able, and signed off. And then, as customary, we received the bank addendum.  We read that with a fine tooth comb, and nothing that is out of the ordinary for a bank addendum.  (VERY important to read the bank addendum carefully, multiple times) However, there was an additional addendum entitled "Notice Regarding Buyer's Right to Select Escrow Agent and/or Title Insurer" About a year ago, the laws changed in the state of California, specifically CA AB 957 - Buyer's Choice Act -  that mandate the buyers to have the right to choose escrow and title.  I wrote a blog about this a while ago. I was p...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Premier Realty Assoc)
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By Adrienne Kessler
(Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills)
Economists were expecting a month-over-month increase of 5.5. The National Association of Realtors reported yesterday that sales of previously owned homes rose an unexpected 7.6%. That continued a yearlong rise in housing activity and marked the highest number of sales recorded since November of last year. It also follows economic news signaling the possibility that the United States may be on the economic mend. Government spending has helped spur factory production. A rising stock market and an improving job market have led to greater consumer optimism, which has stimulated spending. Further reports on housing and durable goods orders, due out later this week, will likely give consumers even more reason to feel confident that a recovery is at hand. Zillow noted last week, U.S. homeowne...
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By Adrienne Kessler
(Rodeo Realty - Beverly Hills)
Some people say we're now entering a bad real estate market. I disagree. I think we're entering a great market. A bad one is when amateur investors become real estate experts and they bid up prices. They make housing expensive for homeowners, often adding little to no value to the property. They simply muddy the waters and make a valuable investment, a home, expensive. It's the amateurs who come late to the party -- and who eventually donate their money back to the professionals. What I'm saying is: Now is the time to turn pro. Now is not the time to be an amateur. It's the amateurs who jump in when the market is hot. It's the professional who comes in when it's cooling down. Get the message? When the red-hot bull market of real estate was beginning to overheat, you didn't have time to ...
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Can it be possible? Despite the housing bust and high foreclosure rates, in some areas real estate agents are complaining that they don't have enough homes to sell. In some areas, supplies are even bidding-war tight. In California, almost all cities have a short supply of single-family homes. That's especially true in the lower-priced categories, according to Leslie Appleton-Young, chief economist for the California Association of Realtors. In the higher price ranges, sales are slower than they would be because of continued problems in obtaining financing. Right now, most jumbo-mortgage lenders require down payments of 30% to 35%, but as that eases, sales of higher end homes should rise and supplies fall. Zillow surveys indicate there's a big pool of homeowners who have wanted to sell ...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
Interest Rate Update 04/17/10 Interest rates improved this week for the most part, in spite of mixed economic news. The 30-Year Fixed Conforming Rate is under 5% again, so that is great. Below are some rates for the weekend. These rates are typical for the PURCHASE borrower will excellent credit and a sizable down payment, exclusive of FHA for the down payment. Take a look at FHA 5/1 ARM rates below, as those rates are at 3.5% for all loans up to $729,750-this is amazing! This can be a very attractive alternative for FHA buyers.   Conventional Loans: 30 Year Fixed Conforming---$417,000 and Below: 4.875% with 1 Point 30 Year Fixed High Balance Conforming---$417,001 to $729,750: 5.125% with 1 Point 30 Year Fixed Jumbo---$729,751 to $1,000,000: 5.5% with 1 Point 5/1 ARM Jumbo---5.0% with 1...
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By Richard Johnston
(San Fernando Valley - RE/MAX Grand Central)
If your considering buying a condos for sale in the San Fernando Valley, you'll be surprised just how few communities are FHA approved.  Searching online won't give you the knowledge you need to avoid those condos which won't qualify for an FHA loan.  It's a tedious task most real estate agent hate.  Having to check the FHA website for approval.  Now, you can purchase a condo or townhouse for only 5% down.  That's any condo or townhouse because you will have applied for a conventional loan and everybody loves a conventional loan. Here is a loan officer I can recommend for Los Angeles home-buyers: Please call Tom Cortesi with Home Services Lending at 818-817-4261 office or 323-791-8145 mobile.Here is Tom's website: http://www.homeloans.com/tom-cortesi .  Tom is great at what he does. The...
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By Richard Johnston
(San Fernando Valley - RE/MAX Grand Central)
Here in the San Fernando Valley, it's be known that if you live South of Ventura Blvd, you're living in a wealthy community and you have money.  There is an association attached to it and most people with money, prefer to live South of Ventura Blvd.  These are the words often heard: I'm looking for a:Studio City home South of the Blvd.Sherman Oaks home South of the Blvd.Encino home South of the Blvd.Tarzana home South of the Blvd.Woodland Hills home South of the Blvd. I can't tell you how many times wealthy home-buyers have told me that they are not interested to live in a home north of Ventura Blvd.  It's surprising, especially when there are beautiful neighborhoods a block or two north of Ventura Blvd. Ventura Blvd is a well known street in the San Fernando Valley.  This street stretc...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
Aroma Cafe - Studio City, California - One of the best "hang out" cafes in Los Angeles I love going to Aroma Cafe - It is where many film and television people hang out for lunch and dinner. It's in a prime area of Studio City called Tujunga Village. The food is GREAT.  Always fresh and eclectic. They have a turkey hummus sandwich that is outstanding. I get the wild rice and tofu salad often.  Their wraps are very popular too. It was originally a residential home many years ago, and it was converted to a beautiful patio cafe.  The patio setting is unbelievably charming and has plenty of outdoor heaters when necessary (which isn't very often in LA) It started mostly as a coffe and tea house, and then over the years their food menu grew to what it is today. I see many celebs there - I onc...
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By Richard Johnston
(San Fernando Valley - RE/MAX Grand Central)
Are you looking for Studio City bank owned homes for sale? We have real estate owned (REO's) and foreclosure homes below market value. Studio City is a very popular area of the San Fernando Valley.  Here is a list of available Studio City homes for sale that are in foreclosure.  [This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them.] You can also search Burbank bank owned homes and Sherman Oaks bank owned homes.
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By Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
(Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro)
What many people don't know is that Professional Home Stagers also make GREAT Interior Designers....or in this case, Patio Designers.  This morning my company did this installation in Studio City, CA for a high priced office complex, but their Valet Patio and Roof Top Deck was far from attractive to fetch new Clients to fill any vacancies.  Valet Patio - Before      Valet Patio - After : Newly upholstered cushions, new tables, new accessories, the drapes were actually there before but we added the red stripe to pull it all together.         This is certainly a case of "You get what you pay for".  There needs to be more than just form and function taken into consideration when purchasing outdoor furniture.  The furniture was initially purchased by another "designer" at the lowest cost.  ...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Studio City is a neighboring city to Universal City, where Universal Studios are located  New Listings: 74Average Listing Price: $ 1,025,751Listings Under Contract: 2Average Listing Price: $ 662,000 Listings Sold: 49Average Selling Price: $ 866,724 % Difence Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 93.36 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 88.23 %Average Days on The Market: 86 http://www.losangelescountyrealestate.blogspot.com   Real Estate News ,Statistics, Mortgage Loans, Foreclosures  
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
New Listings: 72Average Listing Price: $ 1,069,451Listings Under Contract: 5Average Listing Price: $ 537,600 Listings Sold: 45Average Selling Price: $ 829,544 % Difence Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 94.96 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 86.65 %Average Days on The Market: 67 http://www.stoppayingrentinla.com   Chatsworth Real Estate ,Statistics, Mortgage Loans, Foreclosures  
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
New Listings: 68Average Listing Price: $ 1,016,416Listings Under Contract: 3Average Listing Price: $ 577,666 Listings Sold: 39Average Selling Price: $ 754,730 % Difence Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 95.70 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 91.44 %Average Days on The Market: 66 http://www.sfvalleyhotproperties.com   North Hollywood Real Estate ,Statistics, Mortgage Loans, Foreclosures  
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
OK, OK. So I'm not being wordless.  I just thought this was a cool photo that my sister sent me. It is a true representation of how to be non partisan in order to save lives!! Republicans and Democrats please take notice and learn a little something. Have a great day, and if it's not, then do whatever it takes to MAKE IT a great day....
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By Mike Leznik, Los Angeles Bank Owned Homes
(Whole Sale Supplies)
Studio City Open House Tues July 21st 11 - 2pm A Tremendous value & not a Short Sale or Bank owned home! Country Style living in Prime Studio City location. Situated on a gated, private 23,282 sq. ft. 1/2 acre plus lot at the end of a not through street. Original details enhance this single story 4-bedroom 3-bath 2745 sq. ft. open floor plan Traditional with beamed ceilings, wainscotting, french doors & windows and hardwood floors under carpeting. Spacious Family Room/Dining area & separate Formal Living Room provide for a flexible floor plan. Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen Suite with stainless steel appliances, large pantry & built-in recipe/computer work center, huge separate laundry room & adjoining 1/2 bath plus a mud room/gym or…Peaceful Master bedroom with dressing area and adjoining b...
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By The Real Estate Group Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty)
OPEN SUNDAY 2-5pm JULY 25th 2010 and AUG 1st, 201012707 Landale St Studio City CA 91604   Michael Leznik | Keller Williams Realty | (310) 497-3033 12707 Landale St, Studio City, CA Amazing Half Acre Estate Size Property in Heart of Studio City 3BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $1,100,000 Year Built 1942 Sq Footage 2,329 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 23,500 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A very special 1/2 Acre property in prime Studio City, Beeman Park Location. Ideal for a remodel to suit your needs or build your dream home. This gated property is very private. The current farmhouse style home has many custom features throughout. Vaulted ceiling in the living room. There are two custom brick fireplaces, one in the l...
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