I cannot speak to all of California. I can tell you however, that in the city of Hawthorne, Inglewood, Long Beach and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles have no rent control.
Ask your Realtor to give you access to their guest MLS site. There you will find a crime report for the area.
Also, you can offer to pay several months rent in advance. Some landlords will consider that good security.
One of the best ways to determine the value of a property, is to contact a local Realtor in the area and ask them to see the property prior to running the comparative sales. Or you can hire a professional appraiser for the best accuracy.
High rise luxury condo living can be heavenly when the conditions are right. If the building is a full service building, that's even better.You will however, need to do quite a bit of due diligence before you buy. First make sure you are working with a seasoned real estate agent who understands what to look for while assisting you to do your due diligence (i.e. the CC&Rs, minutes and other reports). Secondly, pay close attention to how well the property is maintained that can tell you a little about the management. And finally, if possible, visit during times when many of the residence are home. See how noisey or quite it appears to be.These are just a few things. How it gives you some insight
There certainly is a possibility that your bank may grant you either. Currently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have new guideline that should reduce the timeframes for getting modifications and short sales approved.These last few months my partner and I have been extremely successful in getting our short sale deals quickly approved and closed.Good luck to you
I noticed the same when I looked at your listing. It is certainly understandable why you would want the front of you home to be the first impression. But as the other agent mentioned, there are quite a few pictures. What we have realized in this information age, many people spend most of their time researching online first. So, it is more important to have as many pictures of your home as possible. This is more important
Knowledge and Integrity are my picks.
Another option to consider would be a refinance. Depending on whether your mother in law willed you and you husband her interest or named you in a trust; you being on title, you can then refinance the property and there would be no need for a down payment.Good luck
Okay Mike. I saw your website and you do great work. Let's keep each other in our data bases!