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Christine Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 92592
Christine Kankowski answered:
I need to break a lease and am unable to get the property manager to answer my call. We have a mold issue, who do I call? I need help.
I would put everything relating to mold issues in writing right away. Sned and email and mail a letter certified mail. This will indicate to the property manager that you are serious ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Rental Basics in 92131
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
I like your drive time heat maps - I'm looking at generating heat maps up to 4 hours. Does your site allow this or could you advise ...?
Unfortunately not. If you are savvy with google maps you can do it through their traffic feature.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Tech Tips in 92131
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
My property is listed as a rental but it is not for rent. How can I remove this rental listing?
Contact Trulia Service right away so they can correct the issue ..
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 Home Selling in 92131
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
My daughter just moved out of rental where sewage was coming out of shower. Landlord said he wasn't going to fix it and if she didn't like
I think it would be a good idea for her to get in touch with an attorney. That is definitely a health issue and there needs to be some work done to resolve that sewage problem. If the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 2, 2015 Rental Basics in 92131
Ernest Pierce, Real Estate Pro in 91941
Ernest Pierce answered:
I am relocating to San Diego (Scripps Ranch, Poway, Escondido). What delta can I expect (generally) between list & actual prices? For short sales?
Hello Michael,

There was a lot of great answers here by the local agents in San Diego. It has been some time, and I wanted to follow up with you on your relocation. Have you made the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in 92131
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
How do I list my home for sale on Trulia?
In order to list your home on Trulia it must be represented/listed by a license real estate agent.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Selling in 92131
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
Matthew Amos, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Matthew Amos answered:
In California can I break a rental lease to purchase a home?
Yes, if you have an option to exercise your right to purchase the home in your agreement and the home must be the home you are currently renting. The landlord may also take into conside ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Rental Basics in 92131
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Is home located at 10830 Red Fern Cir, San Diego, CA 92131 available for rent as soon as March 1th? Any 6 months contract?
Upon checking my database I do not nee 10830 Red Fern as currently "for rent". There are 7 homes for rent in 92131 right now. Everything from a two bedroom condo all the way up to a six ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 18, 2014 Rentals in 92131
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Your landlord has a period of time, by law, to either return your deposit to you or give you an itemized list of repairs, with receipts for any deductions from the deposit.

J.R. Thr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Rental Basics in 92131
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
If I am the only person on the lease directly with the landlord, can I then have a separate rental agreement with a housemate?
Yes, and you always should. While your lease with your landlord may or may not allow you to sublet you need to protect yourself. Just be aware that you may be breaking the terms of your ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 18, 2013 Rental Basics in 92131
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
can i break a lease agreement on a home prior to moving in?
You "can", BUT

Be prepared for some penalty.

If you have to break the lease due to a hardship, for example you or the other primary income earnerr just received a lay off notice a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Rental Basics in 92131
opondomusa, Other/Just Looking in 10020
opondomusa answered:
Older homes, the risks? What specific risks should I be concerned about when buying an older (1950-1980s) home? Electrical comes to mind.
One of the biggest advantages of buying an existing home is that you can determine the long-term value of the home more easily than you can with a new home.

Also, you can know more a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in 92131
Alexander Ca…, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
Alexander Calzadilla answered:
Has anyone heard of first step financial online and are they a scam about doing rent to own properties?
I would be very careful with financial companies no one has herd about and would go with an established bank. Maybe your rate is higher but you know what they say.. If its sounds to goo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in 92131
Wesley Guest, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Wesley Guest answered:
If I put an offer an a house, plus deposit to secure it, can I stil back out and get all my money back? thank!
The only way to answer this question is to refer to your specific purchase agreement you signed. Ask your agent, they should be able to answer this question very quickly.

Most lik ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in 92131
Sarah Wilkey, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Sarah Wilkey answered:
Which home improvements will add the most value to your home?
The obvious answers are kitchens and baths, but a more subtle, less expensive and highly desirable change is taking out carpeting in common living areas (OK to leave in the bedrooms) an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 92131
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Cost of appraisal for a new home.
Good answers. For the record, I haven't see a $300 appraisal in years!

I think the subject of the title insurance is pretty well addressed already. However, the charge for the appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Financing in 92131
Paul Rinde, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Paul Rinde answered:
what do you do when you can,y afford a downpayment how do youqualify for a loan?
You can see if you qulify for a down payment assistance program like CHDAP. With this program your down payment is 1/2%. If you need a referral to a great Loan Officer go to my profile ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 20, 2011 Rent vs Buy in 92131
Bobby Martins, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Bobby Martins answered:
Made an offer on a house in Tracy, CA for $284,000. Had appra done w$275,000. Realtor trying to sue now plus 3% for backing out on offer. What to do?
If you didn't release your contingencies in writing, instruct escrow to prepare a cancellation with you getting your entire deposit back. Sign it and forward to escrow asap. If the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in 92131
Khrystyna Ch…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Khrystyna Chorna answered:
Hi I am from Australia and visit San DIego a couple of times a year. Is it possible for me to buy there?
Hi, Lauren,
As other agents have answered before, it is absolutely possible if you can qualify.
You do have to be aware though that for foreign nationals requirements are at least 30- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 23, 2010 Foreclosure in 92131
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