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Ernest Pierce, Real Estate Pro in La Mesa, CA
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
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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
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
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
Marilyn Harr…, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, MI
Marilyn Harrell answered:
Hello, How do people paid for foreclosure properties? Thank you very much.
Many buyers are paying cash. Some of the properties can be financed while others cannot - this is due to the condition of the home. It can be difficult to get a Rural Development loan o ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2009 Foreclosure in 92131
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in Newcastle, CA
Ute Ferdig - Atty. Negotiator answered:
joint tenancy vs community property
Hello Vivek. You may want to talk to someone who specializes in asset preservation. There are ways to protect your family's assets and it goes well beyond making a decision between ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2008 Home Buying in 92131
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