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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
San Fernando Valley Realtor, Lupe Soto loves and knows San Fernando Valley Real Estate very wellIf you're relocating to San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County, CA) and want to know the best areas to own a home or condo, the list below will guide you, feel free to CONTACT LUPE, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY REALTOR, Bilingual Realtor Spanish/English for all your relocation needs, whether you are buying, sellling, leasing or thinking about short sale, your answers are just a call or click away! FIND your next Chic Condo, Divine Townhouse or Stunning Home, easily & quickly,VISIT VIDEO BLOGhttp://www.YouTube.com/LupeSotoRealtor  It is easy to CONTACT LUPE, click here or CALL LUPE for faster service (818)276-6882or visit www.HomesWithLupe.com source: ValleyofthestarsThe best areas in the San Fernando...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
I am surprised that so many Buyers and Sellers allow their Agents to recommend "In-House" service providers like Mortgage Brokers and Escrow Companies. Despite the disclosures that Brokerages provide to inform clients that the Real Estate Brokerage has a financial interest in the service provider, I believe that clients would be better served using truly independent service providers. I prefer using service providers who stick to one business, and one business only. Referrals and working relationships are key to success in our industry, but there should never be an actual or even perceived conflict of interest. I'm interested as to what fellow Agents, Brokers & Buyers and Sellers have to say about this.
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
Lupe Soto, Burbank Realtor, Burbank Real Estate, Burbank Homes for Sale, San Fernnado Valley Real Estate (818)968-3718 For centuries farmers have known to plant their crops by the cycles of the Moon.  The Moon moves rapidly through the constellations of the zodiac, and aligns with the Sun (conjoins) once approximately every twenty-nine and a half days.  This is called the New Moon, and is that period of time where we cannot see the Moon in the night sky.  The New Moon is the time that promotes all forms of growth .  Anything initiated on those days will be met with rapid growth : a business venture, a relationship, a creative project. The New Moon is fruitful for strong new beginnings.  Each month we will have a New Moon and the opportunity to benefit from its power!   NEW MOON REMINDER...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
Davis-Stirling Act - As a Director on a Board of a Homeowner Association I am frequently asked about "delinquent assessments" and what the Board can do on behalf of the HOA to encourage prompt payment by its members. If an assessment is delinquent, the Association may recover all of the following: 1.  A late charge not exceeding 10 percent of the delinquent assessment or $10.00, whichever is greater, unless the declaration specifies a late charge in a smaller amount. 2.  Interest on all sums imposed in accordance with this section, including the delinquent assessments, 3.  Reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred in collecting the delinquent assessment. As provided for in the California Civil Code (and Davis-Stirling Act), regular and special assessments are delinquent 15 days afte...
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By Lupe Soto - North Hollywood Casas en Venta
(Lupe Soto Agente de Casas Burbank CA)
ITIN loans, ITIN Prestamos SIN SEGURO SOCIAL en Burbank, North Hollywood, Valle de San fernando, Antelope Valley con Lupe Soto, Miembro de NAHREP National Association Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. *****LAMENTO INFORMARLES QUE PRESTAMOS CON ITIN ESTAN SUSPENDIDOS HASTA PROXIMO AVISO****Lamentamos cualquier inconveniente, Agosto 2009 Si desea aplicar para un prestamo con ITIN# Loan with ITIN # en:  Arleta, Burbank, Canoga Park, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Lake Balboa, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, North Hills, Northridge, Panorama City, Pacoima, Porter Ranch, San Fernando, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sylmar, Sun Valley, Sunland, Shadow Hills, Toluca Lake, Topanga Canyon, Tujunga, Valley Village, Valley Glen, Van N...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
As a Los Angeles Condo Specialist I'm always interested in the highest priced condos for sale in different cities across the country. As at today's date, I've found a few eye-popping Listings in Los Angeles that boggles the mind but definately makes for interesting conversation. $27,000,000 - A two story Penthouse in Century City. It's advertised as a 5 Bed 7 Bath unit measuring over 8700 sq ft. $15,250, 000 - Another Penthouse in Century City. This condo is advertised as a 3 Bed 4.5 Bath unit measuring over 6000 sq ft. $11,500,000 - A palatial looking 3 Bed 5 bath Penthouse on the prestigious Wilshire Corridor in Westwood. $6,800,000 - This luxurious beachfront Penthouse is situated in Marina del Rey and features 4 Beds and 4.5 Baths measuring over 4500 sq ft. $5,900,000 - Is the Listi...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
California Earthquake Authority Admitted Carriers: An "admitted carrier" is an insurance company that has submitted its insurance rates to California's Department of Insurance for approval. Once approved, the carriers are required to use those rates with all customers equally. The Department also review the carrier's investments and reserves to make sure they are adequate. Admitted carriers are backed by California's Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA). In the event the carrier goes bankrupt, the CIGA covers claims up to the insured's policy limit or $500,000, whichever is lower. Non-Admitted Carriers: Non-admitted carriers, also called "surplus lines," are licensed to do business in California. They are required to go through an approval process with California's Department of Insu...
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By COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate
(COMPASS)
Davis-Stirling Act - Agents and Buyers are urged to read and make enquiries about an HOA's CC&R's (Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions), Bylaws and Rules & Regulations before removing contingencies in transactions. The HOA Documents - which are governed by The Davis-Stirling Act, part of the California  Civil Code - control how the HOA operates and all information should be discovered BEFORE finalizing the transaction (Examples include restrictions on Pets, Remodeling, Moving-in and Moving-out deposits).
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
2017 SHORT SALES DO CLOSE in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Palmdale Lancaster in Southern CA   (Hablo Espanol)    Lupe Soto, Short Sale Negotiator, Short Sale Specialist license DRE# 01380599(818)276-6882 SHORT SALES DO CLOSE with Lupe Soto Short Sale Negotiator serving Burbank & San Fernando ValleyNO COMMISSION FROM SELLER. Seller lender will pay all closing costs.  Embargo vs Venta Corta? permitame explicarle, learn how a SHORT SALE can help you avoid foreclosure. Let me explain YOU the process, the effects it can have on you and your family and to help you determine if you qualify for a SHORT SALE. FREE Loan Modification Help in Los Angeles, CA before you consider short sale, Short Sale Alternatives to Foreclosure call Lupe today serving Los Angeles, San Fernando V...
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By Chris Griffin
(Sewerline Check Professionals)
I AM QUOTED IN THIS ARTICLE WHICH WAS RECENTLY  PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY NEWS.  Getting ready to purchase a home? Ready to re-model or add on to your existing home? If you live in the City of Los Angeles and answered, "yes" to any of these questions then this may come as a big surprise for you! The Los Angeles City Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering has adopted policy requiring the homeowner to pay for and provide a video inspection of the main lateral sewer line when an application for a building permit is made on any structure built prior to 1965. The lateral is the portion of the property's main sewer line that connects the property to the city sewer pipe. The homeowner must provide video documentation of the sewer line for the city inspector to review so the city inspect...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
Burbank Real Estate, San Fernando Valley Real Estate, Palmdale & Lancaster Real Estate by Lupe Soto, Realtor (818)968-3718. Se habla espanol.For those homeowners that have not paid property taxes before 04/10/08 in Los Angeles County. Please give the Tax Assessor a call regarding a 5-year repayment plan and how to qualify. I encourage everyone to contact them monday to friday and do not hesitate to call and ask about this option.  1-888-807-2111, please read more below. LOS ANGELES COUNTY TREASURER & TAX ASSESSOR WEBSITEINFORMACION EN ESPANOL. Si tiene alguna duda, llame a Lupe, Agente de Casas al 818-968-3718 y con gusto le dare mas orientacion.Para aquellos duenos de propiedades que no pagaron su taxes de propiedad el pasado 04/10/08. Por favor consideren llamar a la oficina del Tax A...
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WebTV Realtor - Padre Island - Corpus Christi REALTOR's  JUST Listed!April 23, 2008WebTV Realtor: Corpus Christi - Padre Island, TexasMr. C. KIM McGuire Lists a Parade of Homes CUSTOM Home (Built by Mr. J and Sons) and a Lot on Padre Island for Sale: Cozumel Drive, 78418Please visit:  www.CorpusTV.com for the New Listings as well as other fine Homes and Lots. Search for ALL homes in the Coastal Bend are via www.CorpusTV.com.KIM can sell any homes and lots listed by any realty agency. Ask KIM for Buyer Representation. NO cost to buyers! KIM also can help with rentals.Note: Contents of this article are the sole opinion of the REALTOR. Just like anything else in life, individuals MUST use their own research, analytical, decision, and prediction skills!    Padre Island Weather: Gorgeous! Pe...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
     http://www.homenloan.com/files/790726/los-angeles3.jpg Picture courtesy of homeloans.comGreat Article in the Los Angeles Times about the Luxury Multiple Homeowners that want Luxury and location convient to Downtown....fantastic spectacular Los Angeles developments This is a few highlights of Jennifer Lisle article in the LA Times, March 30,2008.. High-rises, high prices With luxury penthouses in Los Angeles, developers pursue the ultra-wealthy buyer. By Jennifer Lisle, Special to The Times March 30, 2008  IF you want a killer condo in L.A., the stakes are getting higher. Several über-luxe penthouses are defying the gravitational pull of the housing market and redefining the meaning of luxury.Mostly new, they are set atop buildings awash in every service and amenity imaginable and t...
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By Hassan Nicholas
(Community Financial Resource Center)
Take a stroll through one of LA's most well-kept, exclusive neighborhoods. An island unto itself, Hancock Park is home to stately mansions and plush greenery throughout - providing its residents a serene oasis in the middle of the urban jungle that is Los Angeles. Wedged in between Korea Town and the Miracle Mile, bordered by Larchmont and Wilshire, HP offers a Beverly Hills appeal in the midst of an urban landscape. Enjoy.Click here for the link to the video made by yours truly.Some sample pics:      
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By Heather Black
(Keller Williams )
Last night my boyfriend and I went to a going away party for our girlfriend, Elenor, at Medusa Bar on Beverly in L.A. Located about 12 mins no-traf* from North Hollywood, 8 mins no-traf from Downtown, and pretty darn close to Silverlake, Medusa Bar and lounge is an architectual must-see. A mix of class and style make this place a modern and detailed establishment.Enter the bar through a large door guarded by two lions and you will see many chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.  My favorite chandelier encompasses the majority of the main bar, while others hang around - complete with antlers. As you walk through the lounge prepare to be "floored" by the high cathedral ceilings. Unusual in the L.A. area, to stand under these is worth the trip alone.  Conversation and enjoyable music  - spu...
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By Hassan Nicholas
(Community Financial Resource Center)
The mortgage crisis is steadily running its course through the economy and arguably has left not one sector or industry unscathed or at least threatened. And from where there is weakness, there is opportunity. Potential home buyers across the nation have realized a true "buyer's market" - defined by lowering interest rates, falling home prices, and motivated sellers. Finally, it seemed, that there was hope for the low and moderate income families to get a taste of good ol' American pie. Government-backed subsidy programs aimed at first-timers increased in popularity. We've even seen their funds being depleted due to a rise in loan reservation requests. For some time I have questioned the mortality of these types of assistance programs and recently posed the question on Zillow.com. Are t...
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By Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes
(eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay )
Why?45% of the nations cargo goes through the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.Therefore the roads out of the port lead to the rest of the world across our local streets. The local mayors met the agents of the South Bay Thursday 3/27/08 in Torrance. It was a great meeting Transportation was the key issue and sewer systems under the roads were next in orcer of biggest problemsfollowing Mayors.Gardena(freeway city)Lomita (the mayor is funny)Lawndale( they have money)Torrance (the biggest city)Redondo Beach(55+ drivers are biggest complainers on traffic)Hermosa Beach(the mayor is serious and says we don't know really bad traffic yet)Carson (talk about brown fields later)They have problems. mandated state items without the funds to follow the rule.got to www.teamatthebeach.com for...
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By Joe Zapata, Your Burbank Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Media World)
 LAPD Foothill DivisionApartment Owners & Managers Rental Property Forum(A learning series on how to run, a safer & more profitable apartment building)  March 27, 2008 / Thursday6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by:The City of Los Angeles in conjunction with The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles Topics will include:    1. WORKING WITH LAPD(Meet your Senior Lead Officer) 2.  FOOTHILL GANG UNIT(LA City Attorney's Office) 3.  HOW TO CONTROL CRIME & NUISANCE AROUND YOUR PROPERTY(Crime prevention through environmental design - CPTED & documentation for evicting nuisance tenants)  4.  EVICTION ATTORNEY - LESLIE BORN / QUESTIONS / ANSWERS Meeting Location:7747 Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga CA 91042(Sunland Tujunga Municipal Bldg. - Councilmember Wendy Greuel Field Office)    For more inform...
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By The Real Estate Group Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa And Counsel Member Eric Garcetti announced on Wed a plan to streamline the process for getting building permits approved, the current process is incredibly time consuming anti growth. The new process will reduce the number of agencies involved from 12 to 2 and put the majority of the responsibility on The Department of Building safety and Public Works. The move is an effort to stimulate economic growth and the creation of Jobs. Several Local news sources have reported on this action and additional information is available from the mayor's office.This will be a time consuming process to get this initiative approved although the mayor wants to fast track this plan. There will be opposition but I believe that this is a plus for local homeowners and co...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
Multi-Family Income Properties 2-4 Units, Residential Income Properties in Burbank & San Fernando Valley (Duplex for sale, Triplex, Fourplex, 2-4 units, 5+ units) serving Los Angeles County .  Lupe Soto is your Exclusive Buyer's Agent & Exclusive Real Estate Investor Agent . Lupe is committed to building wealth for you!  SE HABLA ESPANOL LUPE SOTO REALTOR & INCOME PROPERTY SPECIALIST, REO AGENT serving Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Valley & Northern Los Angeles County including Santa Clarita Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, CACALL FOR FASTER SERVICE (818)276-6882 Lupe Soto Realtor Income Property Specialist Principals only Multi-Family For Sale - MultiFamily For Sale - Duplex For Sale -Triplex For Sale - Fourplex For Sale VIDEO BLOG with duplex triplex fourplex for sale, call Lupe for mor...
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