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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Would you live in San Diego if you could?
Chad, you're a man after my own heart and my son's name sake. http://www.chadofalltrades, in case you ever need a good contractor. Your right about the cost of housing. But let's throw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92020
Maryanne Jackson Broker CNE answered:
What if the VA appraises that property at a lower amount? Is it still under the sellers desgression to provide the selling price of the property?
The seller is not obligated to accept a lower appraisal price for the property, In some cases the seller may require the buyer to pay the difference from the contract price to the appra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in 92114
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Similar question to the one on Trulia under "Home Buying in San Diego" on Mon Apr 9, 2012 by "Bonnie"
Hi Robin,
As a fellow Arizonian, I can help you. I work with lots of people moving.
Yes, it is pricey here but if you have an open mind and willing not to be on top of the beach, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Are new homes available in the $500,000 price range in the San Diego suburbs?
Hi Lenn,
Like what the others said, we are one of the most expensive cities in the county for real estate. However, there are some really nice townhouses, twinhomes, condos which here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
June Pecchia, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
June Pecchia answered:
Hi, I am Australian looking for some advise on whether or not I should buy property in Pacific Beach, specifically Student Accommodation?
I think it's a great idea. Pacific Beach properties have been trending up for decades, sometimes in big leaps. I know of a home that would be perfect for 3 students. It has 3 BR and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in Pacific Beach
Dara Chantar…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Dara Chantarit answered:
How much per square feet to build in carmel valley- more specifically Alta del mar or del mar mesa area?
The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 92130 in San Diego from Apr 14 to Jul 14 was $870,000 based on 221 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in 92130
Zannclan, Home Buyer in Granite Bay, CA
Zannclan answered:
What is the typical CA escrow fee for the buyer?? Our 1/2 of the escrow fee is almost 2% of the sales price.
Is splitting the escrow fee and title insurance fee 50/50 buyer /seller somewhat standard?
If the purchase price is $450,000 with 10% down....what would the costs approximate to?
Than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Carmel Valley
Megan Schenck, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Megan Schenck answered:
First time home buyer from MO. Moving to San Diego area in Feb 2015. When should I start looking for homes and get pre-qualifed for a loan?
Hello Grace,

I think it's a great idea that you're proactive in your relocating process. It is a huge life changing event and you can never be too prepared.

As others have mention ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
amelia.gilli…, Other/Just Looking in Tulsa, OK
amelia.gillian11 answered:
are there any mobile home parks in san diego county where you can own the land instead of renting the land?
My husband and I purchased a mobile home last year, and we took it road tripping everywhere. We gutted out the inside, and refurbished it the way we wanted. It was a lot of hard work, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
I am a small business owner but I don't have actual "income" on paper because I do not take a paycheck. I would like to be a first time home buyer.
Hi Jackie

there are many ways to qualify for home base on 1040 filing, bank statement and or any alternative source as long income can be continue 3 years or more.

Omar Khamisa
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I purchased a condo in CA. Home inspector stated AC worked properly however, it has not blown cold air since I've moved in. I learned from previous te
I would call the "home inspector" who gave the AC a clean bill of health. You made your purchase based upon their expertise. Realtors are not contractors, so we do have to rely upon ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in 92110
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
What's your opinion about the direction of North Park prices? What about the rental market?
North Park prices are definitely high right now. I've learned however never to predict the market. Clearly, North Park and the entire metro area remains popular as ever. People love the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in North Park
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I WANT TO BPO WORKS (experians in bpo data entry)..... plaese sent the orders this email:- chrk207@gmail.com
First to be honest if any bank sees your request with words spelled wrong, they may overlook you in a hurry. The best way to get bpo work is to start by joining the companies that bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
s.ilanit, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
s.ilanit answered:
I am trying to do a loan modification with Residential Credit Solutions and it seems like its taking forever. Anyone ever deal with them?
Hi Jackie,
can you please call me at 818-523-8928
im having same experience and ill be happy to hear what was your results.
please call me asap.
thank you
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
how I can pay an agent on properties they don't really do anything on. if i have properties i want to sell, but i'm not in the area....
So exactly what is it you want your RE Professional to do? What do you mean "they don't really do anything on"? Not sure I'm understanding where you're going with this.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
A. Kay McMah…, Real Estate Pro in 48173
A. Kay McMahon answered:
Why are the foreclosure homes at much lower prices than properties for sale?
Many times you find that they have been bid up to a price as high as a private owned. In my opinion they are not for the faint of heart oftentimes needing much more repair than meets t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in Jamacha Lomita
Chad Basinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Chad Basinger answered:
are single family homes in sabre springsover priced?
Hello K,

That is a very thought provoking question. On the one hand, one might think that given a 20% rise in prices year over year that home prices would be "over priced". However ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Chad Basinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Chad Basinger answered:
Pending listings? Does it make any sense to consider contingent or pending listings, or only active listings? If 'yes', how do you pursue
Hello Michael,

If you are interested in a specific neighborhood/zip code, then I don't think it hurts to look through the pendings/contingents. If you like any of them, I'd have you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92131
Chad Basinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Chad Basinger answered:
is it a wise to buy homes in affordable housing community.?
Hello Nehab,

There are a lot of restrictions on who can buy in affordable housing communities, as well as what the sales price can be. Most affordable housing communities have a for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92127
Chad Basinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Chad Basinger answered:
Does everyone have to be 55 to live in the oaks area If we decide to buy?
Hello Tina,

I know this may not be your exact question, but it is interesting to note that one does not have to be over 55 to OWN in these 55+ communities. For example, I have a cli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92128
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