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Trung, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA

Costa mesa potential home buyer, for the same price, same home features, should i buy west side or east side of costa mesa, ready to close in 1 month

Asked by Trung, Newport Beach, CA Thu Sep 8, 2011

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Hi Trung, These are two different areas and offer their own unique qualities. Usually the home prices are higher on Eastside compared to Westside. The right area is a very personal choice. My suggestion is to take a tour through homes in both areas and see what feels right to you. If you need assistance, I would be happy to help. Have a great day.
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How is your home search going? Did you hire an agent to work for you full time yet?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 18, 2011
one thing you have to be careful of Trung is the liquifaction in the soil. East side is the more desirable side and does not have the liquifaction zones that westside does.
Westside you have to watch out for this soil condition.
what liquifaction does is when there is a earthquake, the soil tends to become like liquid, so home foundations 'could' crack, and pools seems to need more upkeep.
In escrow you should have received a 'natural hazards report' this report will let you know about the soil. You as a buyer, can also pay for a soils test to be sure of your area...
BE SURE you had a professional home inspection from a inspection company that is licensed and that you can trust.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 10, 2011
If both of these homes are priced the same then one of them is probably priced wrong! You should investigate further. Eastside homes generally sell for more, so at a quick glance, the Eastside might seem like the best buy but:
• Are they both overpriced? (Neither is a good purchase)
• Is the Eastside home priced at Westside pricing (if so, Eastside could be a deal)
• Is Westside overpriced? (If so you should be able to get Westside at below the asking price.)
• Is there something wrong with the Eastside home warrant a below market price? (Eastside could be a nightmare)
This type of information along with strategies to ensure that you are getting the best home for you, are the best provide by your own agent. The sellers have a professional Negotiator/ Real estate agent. Perhaps you should consider having one as well. If you need assistance please contact me.
(714) 206-6616
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 9, 2011
Dear Home Buyer,

Since you are in Newport you probably are familiar with the areas. Eastside has better schools and better resale.

Bonnie Hart
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 9, 2011
Hi there - and thanks for asking this question. I would compare property values over the past few years to see how each area has held it's value. And I would compare which one had the least amount of decline.

Also, consider schools for each area (even if you do not have children) - it is always a re-sale consideration.

Thanks - Sharon
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 8, 2011
Dear Trung:
That depends want you want. As others have said Eastside has its charm but many homes are on busy streets with small yards(depending on your budget). For the money Westside Costa Mesa has larger lots, homes on quieter streets for less money, in general. Do you have children, are schools important? Are you going to move in 5 years, or you looking for a investment property? It is best to determine what your needs and desires are to find the home will make you happiest, located in a neighborhood that serves your family best.
Valerie O'Brien
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Good Afternoon Trung,

There are great homes all over Costa Mesa. The East side has its charm but so does the west side. You should take this oppertunity to find a Realtor who will work with you in finding what home most meets your needs. Don't forget there is also Mesa Verde, College Park and South Coast Metro. I would love an oppertunity to wrk for you in your home buying process.

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Eastside for the same price as Westside? Definitely Eastside
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Same home, same price. Hands down, you want Eastside.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 8, 2011
Hi Trung,
It depends on a lot of factors.

What type of community you want to live in, how long are you going to live there, are you looking for an investment or a home.......Eastside Costa Mesa is by far one of the most desirable and expensive areas in Costa Mesa. Therefore if all things are equal, Eastside would be the better of the two if you are looking at resale alone.

We specialize in the Costa Mesa market and would be happy to discuss in detail your needs to help you determine the best solution for you.

If you would like to know more about us, please go to http://www.TheSoCalLife.com. I am available to assist in any way and you can also reach me direct at 949-246-2087.

Jade Beardsley
First Team Real Estate
Web Reference: http://www.thesocallife.com
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