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Yes,there are certain neighborhoods and locations in El Monte that I recommend to clients, higher than other areas. North El Monte for example. Every home and specific location is of course case-by-case. I will be happy to learn what you are looking for in buying a home and discuss the specifics with you.
cell #: 626-808-8430
Best of luck,
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
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