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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
I updated my home facts weeks ago because more bathrooms in home than tax records indicated....but it hasn't been reflected on the trulia
Most information from Trulia is uploaded from the MLS and the MLS uploads from tax records. If there are home improvements done without permits, then it doesn't reach the tax records. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 92109
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
What in your opinion is the most important skill an investor needs to invest in single family residences?
Comp rents, and school information greatschools.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
I live in Oregon and looking to buy a place in the area, can I get anything at the beach around 200K?
Check Crime stats at city-data.com and School Stats at greatschools.org because in many cases in coastal SD you get what you pay for and the condos are priced accordingly.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
What is the average cost for homeowners insurance for a condo in the Pacific Beach community of San Diego?
Best to secure coverage as most HOA's only offer 'limited' insurance, if any with their HOA fee.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
Need advice about buying a short-term vacation rental condo in Pacific Beach area.
$7,500 per month positive cash flow 4 months out of the year, $1200 positive cash flow the remaining 12 months, NET after all expenses, on a $2200 mortgage pmt with 20% down...

4 mon ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Investment Properties in 92109
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Is it a bad idea to buy a second unit in a condo we currently live in?
I think you answered that, because all of the agencies FNMA, Freddie and FHA will stop lending on the association if the the number of rentals goes too high. This will then destroy your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Michele Kole, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Michele Kole answered:
New law for short sales
John,
Your realtor has a better chance of negotiating with the 2nd to be satisfied with the $8,500. Where is the incentive for the seller to contribute - even if he could - and walk wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Michele Kole, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Michele Kole answered:
Our mortgage lender requires 70% occupancy for an investment property/vacation rental condo. is this typical?
Typical is 51%; however, many lenders are stricter based on the buyer's file. It may be a simple matter to make some adjustments in your file that would allow you a much better loan; or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in 92109
Cliff Amasol…, Home Owner in San Antonio, TX
Cliff Amasol Lopez answered:
Military retiree need an agent for cash purchase by Sep 1 2012.
I will be available to see the property on Sat, 11 Aug 2012 in afternoon before placing a bid. Thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Home Buying in 92109
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
I wil be inMurphy next summer is there any camp sights or R.V parks near by flapper271 @ embarqmail.com thanks
Check out:
http://missionbayrvresort.com/
http://www.family-vacation-getaways-at-los-angeles-theme-parks.com/San-Diego-Beach-Camping.html and/or
http://www.ehow.com/list_6027147_rv- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 27, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
Dawn Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 92130
Dawn Lewis answered:
I live in Oregon and looking to buy a place in the area, can I get anything at the beach around 200K?
Hi,

This link will show you condos in 92109. There are some under 200k. This is a great beach community of San Diego and I live 5 minutes away from most of these condos. If you are s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 8, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
Ryan Michael…, Real Estate Pro in 92123
Ryan Michael Romero answered:
Why is it that when a buyer is ready to buy, some of his friends and relatives suddenly become experts on all matters real estate, in a NEGATIVE way?
Everyone seems to be an expert on anything that is in the subject matter. With rates in the mid 4%'s and property going for the prices 10 years ago if not cheaper in some cases. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 17, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
Robert T. Bo…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert T. Boyer, Ph.d. answered:
Which city would you invest in and what type of property when your strategy was positive cashflow buy and hold?
I would absolutely _avoid_ condos. Everytime I run the numbers, on nearly every condo, the HOA dues kill the deal. Yes, there may be some that work, but all in all, the single family ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
Lucia Islas-…,  in San Diego, CA
Lucia Islas-Villanueva answered:
Do you think that it is a good time to buy a 2 bdrm condo in San Diego or has it not reached the bottom yet?
It is subject to the area, I recommend you watch the market in that particular zip code. Some areas in south bay San Diego are decreasing. As demand decreases (and it has per the San D ... more
3 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 12, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
Matt Pickett,…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Matt Pickett, REALTOR® answered:
In escrow purchasing an AS-IS trust sale with cracks in the foundation. How can I get the seller to pay for the repairs to satisfy my FHA loan?
That is going to be too hard. Seller will have to take care of the items....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Home Buying in 92109
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
Is someone from Canada able to purchase a few different properties in the US and other countries without a license or joining a club of anykind??
I suggest you pick 2-3 areas that appeal to you - cities in the U.S. you have an interest in, destination points, areas friends/family recommend. Do a bit of research to identify a good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 10, 2010 Home Buying in 92109
Lori Roberts…, Real Estate Pro in 03033
Lori Robertson-Stoudt answered:
Anyone provide consulting services or transactional help for buying at trustee sales?
A title company and/or attorney should be able to assist you with obtaining "clean title." If you are concerned about the property being clean, whether or not the properties ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 30, 2010 Foreclosure in 92109
Andy, Other/Just Looking in California
Andy answered:
Is NOW really the time to buy?
Maybe real estate is one of the safest investments but are the investors can get it by the safest helpers?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Home Buying in 92109
Constantine…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Constantine K. answered:
Are San Diego Properties High Priced?
San Diego is quite expensive compared to other cities in the US, but statistics show that it is not over priced. Actually, San Diego is one of the first cities in the US to start climb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2008 Home Buying in 92109
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