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Cory La Scala

Agent

REALTOR (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Advice

  • (555 Contributions,
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HOA changing management company while I am in the middle of a Refinance. Should I be worried?

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Besides notifying your lender, ask them what's been sent and what information they still need. Then, call your HOA and get a contact person to talk to. Find out who will be handling lender documents during the transition, and follow up with the process.  I know when I'm in escrow with clients buying a property with an HOA, I sometimes have to be very hands on to get things done by their deadlines, and that's without management changing.

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Seller remedy for buyer dropping out after contingencies are removed?

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This is one more HUGE reason why dual agency should be illegal. It's a direct conflict of interest. How can you protect the seller AND the buyer at the same time? Read your contract in full ASAP, sentence by sentence, and pay for an attorney consultation. Your contract will tell you what your recourse is for the seller and agent.

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When is it worth it to update a home before selling?

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Cleaning and new paint go a long way. Buyers want to see clean and neat, even in the closets. I've seen many flips where cabinets were merely painted and new counter tops added, and they sold at the higher end of the value range for the neighborhood. Hire a listing agent that can help you maximize any work you do. There are a lot of inexpensive fixes that can add to positive buyer perception that can add value. 

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Home Auction

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Hi there,A home in pre-foreclosure is in the process of being foreclosed upon, the final step being the auction. These auctions are a matter of public record, and are attended by seasoned investors with deep pockets and a research staff. There are several risks involved, so be sure to do your research. The county courthouse should have the property's auction information, and there are also online pay services. You can contact the trustee as well. Auction dates are often postponed or canceled, so you 'Il have to research and stay updated on the property.Warm Regards,Cory La Scala, REALTORIndependence RealtyCalBRE Lic # 01443391

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I would like to know why you dropped the Zestimate that you had on my home from over $633,000 a few

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Hi There,Please don't worry so much about your home's value here on Zillow. Whatever shows up here, or on any other consumer real estate web site, is not used by banks, appraisers or real estate agents for real estate transactions or refinances, so it'll have no impact on your home's actual value. If you are using a real estate professional who looks for a home's estimated value on a consumer real estate site, time to switch professionals.When you want your home's actual estimated value, establish a relationship with a real estate agent. We're happy to provide comprehensive market analyses of our clients' homes, taking all of the variables into consideration.Warm Regards,Cory La Scala, REALTORIndependence RealtyBRELic # 01443391

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contact info

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This sounds like it could be a scammer. No legitimate owner or property manager would post a fake phone number. Why would they if they wanted to get the property legitimately rented? If the listing looks wonderful but has a below average rental rate for that type of property, that's the first red flag.Be careful!Warm Regards,Cory La Scala, REALTORIndependence RealtyCalBRE Lic # 01443391

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Where to go to get an estimate of the value of my home?

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Hi Isabel,Any Realtor should be happy to give you a value estimate of your home  (a CMA, Competitive Market Analysis). You'll see similar homes in your area that sold, plus homes on the market now and in escrow. If you're thinking of selling, you'll have a good idea of a sales price. If you're thinking of refinancing, you'll have a better idea of feasibility.I would be more than happy to help you out, this weekend if you'd like.  Just click on my name and contact me directly. Or maybe a friend or family member can refer you to a trusted Realtor they've use in the past.Warm Regards,Cory La Scala, REALTORIndependence RealtyCalBRE Lic # 01443391

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Is this legit or a Scam?

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Hi Mike,All you have to do is a little fact checking. The area code 502 is in Kentucky; the Harlingen, TX area code is 956.The owner's name for this property is not George. Notice there's no last name. l know the owner's real name.Look at the grammar. This person is supposed to be a doctor, and the grammar is way off. And, what landlord says,"at the expiration of your stay, the $500 security deposit will be refunded to you during check out?"Then there's the price. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.You were smart for asking.Warm Regards,Cory La Scala, REALTORIndependence RealtyCalBRE Lic # 01443391

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