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Victoria, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA

Where is the front door? How noisy is the fire station across the street? Where is the mail box?

Asked by Victoria, San Diego, CA Sun Oct 28, 2012

This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3089541905-5404-Olive-St-A-Sa…

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Some things are best experienced in person. The best first step is to have a good Realtor working on your behalf who has knowledge of the area. The second is to view the property along with your Realtor who can point out factors that you should consider when deciding which property will best fit your needs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 3, 2013
Hi Victoria,
You have encountered one of the pitfalls of house shopping online. It is the same problem I have with clothes shopping online, but on a much bigger scale. That's why it is best to "try a house on", you should definitely hook up with a Realtor that can show you a variety of homes, so you can see what "fits" you the best! If you need a Realtor to assist, I would be happy to help!

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
Hi Victoria,

One thing my buyers will do is drive by the property they're interested in at different times. After work hours, on weekends and weekend nights. When inventory is low, like it is now, you might want to drive by that day during lunch, for example, to get an offer in quickly. They also drive the neighborhood, because that's where they'll be shopping, dining and running errands.

But first, definitely ask an agent, if you don't have one already, about listings you see online, because not all are for sale, and you don't want to drive out of your way for nothing. Some are just listed there, some have had some activity that's shown up in the public records, some are just way out of date.

Let us know if you have other questions, we're here to help!

Warm Regards,

Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Independence Realty
Lic # 01443391
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
Hi Victoria,
The condo at 5404 Olive St. #A is no longer available. It is contingent awaiting bank approval of the short sale. They just accepted the offer on 10/28. It was available for only conventional and cash buyers.
There aren't many properties for under $200,000 and the few that are available go very fast. I strongly recommend that you work with a Realtor who will help you find something before everyone else does.
Janet McCarthy
Professional Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
We call this; Taking Mental Posession of the House:
And we cannot do it for you.
The little things, the smells, the details.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
Sounds like you'll benefit a lot from a drive by of the property! Once you do, if you like it and want to see the inside, contact me! Yoni@858property.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 28, 2012
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