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Mark Marley, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Mark Marley answered:
Three days before COE a seller submitted $40K contractor bill to escrow HUD now buyer lender will not fund loan any suggestions is seller liable
I spoke with my lender and he said that it's a Seller expense and would not affect the deal as long as the Seller is receiving enough money in the sale proceeds to pay the contractor bi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in 92009
Donna McClel…, Real Estate Pro in 92069
Donna McClelland answered:
Is the market going to take another dive in the next 6 months?
LOL, I just realized this question was asked in 2008! FYI, my answer pertains to 2014.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in 92009
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
If I purchased my home just under a year ago and I need to sell it before living in it for two years, what will the tax penalty be for selling before
If you make money on the sale. then then that profit is taxed as earned income. IN other words at whatever tax bracket rate you are in. It's highly unlikely you're going to net a lot of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Selling in 92009
Leigh-Jo Anz…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Leigh-Jo Anzures answered:
Can you offer less than what a bank is asking for a foreclosed home?
Generally, yes, but if there are multiple offers on the home, you could lose out on it. Or, if you come in low and leave it out there too long while each party negotiates, someone else ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in 92009
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Has anyone created a customized web site front end using Trulia as the backbone and adding their tools and widgets along with IDX feed/Market Leader?
Hmmmm, I have not, but I like this question and where it could go. Do you have any examples of what you are talking about?

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 How To... in 92009
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Own outright in Carlsbad; want a new home, but don't want to do the apartment move between, Do any of the local builders do buy-outs anymore?
I have not heard of any builders doing buyouts, do you want a brand new home or are you open to what is available?

You may wish to avoid the new homes as they may have more taxes. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in 92009
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
What are the 10 best qualities of a buyers agent? In the eyes of the buyer
I was a buyers agent for years, a heck of a lot of work really. But a buyers agent really needs to preview properties and know the market. Most get lazy and see the properties for the f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Buying in 92009
Chris Lovato, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Chris Lovato answered:
What are the best school districits for elementary schools in the North Costal area? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you!
The schools in Carlsbad are wonderful. Carlsbad itself is a great community. Very involved in the schools and the children. My son is a senior this year at Carlsbad H.S. and we've en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Moving in 92009
Amanda Joy B…, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
Amanda Joy Barba answered:
La Costa or Carmel Valley?
I'm from the Midwest and so for me...all of Southern California is keeping up with the Joneses. So it depends on your perspective.


La Costa: Is more spread out between neighbors. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Quality of Life in 92009
Don Maclary -…, Real Estate Pro in 23451
Don Maclary - Realtor* ABR* answered:
Anyone have great luck with home inspectors in Carlsbad? I need a really smart and thorough inspector. Must really know his/her stuff.
Look for someone with a good history in the industry, With a strong working knowledge of Structure / Electric / Plumbing & HVAC.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Agent2Agent in 92009
Tony Cannon, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Tony Cannon answered:
What school district is my home in?
La Costa Meadows Elementary, San Elijo Middle, and San Marcos High.
1 vote Share Flag Sat Nov 3, 2012 Home Buying in 92009
Verena Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Verena Robinson answered:
I'd like to buy an investment property in North County. Where is the best bet?
Peter,

The La Costa Resort is probably your best investment property in the North County area. These condos are in high demand during the summer months and will generate very good r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in 92009
Jay Becker -…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jay Becker - Sotheby's Int'l answered:
I am interested in renting a house, townhome, or condo - no apartment complexes. What is a good website? Thank you!
OWN-SD.com all listed rental properties in San Diego, accurate and updated daily
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 13, 2012 Moving in 92009
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
how do i check my property i listed for rent.?
Hi legacy2,

In order to post a rental listing on Trulia, your account must indicate that you area a landlord. It looks as though you changed that once you posted your listing. In ord ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Using Trulia in 92009
Greg Von Her…, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Greg Von Herzen answered:
If a neighborhood suffers from numerous defects due to construction do they have to disclose to potential homebuyers?
I would advise my client to disclose anything known to him or her about the condition of the property. Now, whether or not the entire neighborhood has construction defects is an entirel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 26, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 92009
Dennis Smith, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Dennis Smith answered:
I would like to list my home for sale on trulia.com. Where to start?
Shahir,

You asked:
I would like to list my home for sale on Trulia.com. Where to start?

The section that takes you to "list homes on Trulia" states the following at the ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2011 Using Trulia in 92009
Daniela Mars…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Daniela Marshall answered:
How much does it cost to belong to LaCosta Resort without golf?
This is the phone number for La Costa Resort Membership 760.930.7055. I am sure they will gladly answer your question.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Parks & Recreation in 92009
Daniel Lehman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Daniel Lehman answered:
We're interested in a $1,300,000 house in San Diego. We have high credit scores & can make the monthly payments. Is there a 10% jumbo loan?
If you have a large amount of assets, there is a better option.

We can do cross collateralizatiin, pledging, and other specialty type lending that will get you there...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 9, 2011 Financing in 92009
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Back in the business! Are agents still allowed to talk to the appraiser to give them pertinent info and comp data?
Of course you can talk to the appraiser. The problem with appraisals, the market, and this whole mess we call real estate is that MARKET VALUE is so different than REPLACEMENT VALUE and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 15, 2011 Agent2Agent in 92009
Oliver Indra, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Oliver Indra answered:
Can anyone recommend a reliable and cheap maid service to clean my house? Thanks!
A friend of mine said that Molly Maid did a good job, I think they send in a crew of cleaning women in together, and the price per hour is not too expensive. 760 736 0007...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2009 Shopping & Local Amenities in 92009
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