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Garcia Kinca…, Real Estate Pro in 92706
Garcia Kincaid Group answered:
Is there a sales tax for selling a property CA if the seller is currently CA resident but moved to another state before closing?
Hi There,
There is an exclusion to taxes as long as this home was your primary residence for at least two years. The amount for single/unmarried is 250,000 and married is 500,000. I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 92688
Kathy Kennedy, Real Estate Pro in 92688
Kathy Kennedy answered:
Whats happens to a property and tenants that has been sold by two different companies, ie The HOA, and the Trustee company and then listed for Auction
The HOA is still the second lien holder but their foreclosure usually forces the first lien holder (the Bank that owns the loan) to foreclose so the bank auction buyer will own the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Foreclosure in Rancho Santa Margarita
Kathy Kennedy, Real Estate Pro in 92688
Kathy Kennedy answered:
Dove Canyon properties worth it ?
where are you commuting to? Dove canyon does have the gate fees, it is farther to the freeway but its a beautiful community and very safe. I just moved a family into Dove and they cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in Rancho Santa Margarita
Kathy Kennedy, Real Estate Pro in 92688
Kathy Kennedy answered:
How can estiamted values vary so much. Trulia has my house estimated at $1,404,000 and Zillwo has it at $772,000. Quite a difference.
Yep Zestimates are interesting they are supposed to be based on surrounding area recent sales but some how it gets homes in the same tract completely different pricing. I have had sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Market Conditions in Rancho Santa Margarita
Karen Champ, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Karen Champ answered:
Has anybody else had a Poor Experience with the Keller Williams Mission Viejo Office?
I would like you to direct your concerns to Rino Caturano and Portia Ryan, 949-282-1476. They need to successfully address your complaints. Unfortunately complaints about the office ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Home Buying in Rancho Santa Margarita
Anna Mendez,…, Real Estate Pro in 92629
Anna Mendez, SFR/BPOR answered:
I'm planning to buy a house after 3 years of short sale. Is it true that there's no way for me to buy a 750 - 850K without 20% dp?
What you have been quoted is the standard FNMA underwriting requirement. And there are exceptions to even that for extenuating circumstances. But you could possibly qualify under FHA. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Rancho Santa Margarita
Nancy Callih…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
Nancy Callihan answered:
Looking for houses from 600k-700k to show this Saturday. Any suggestions? Please advice.
I live in the north part of Rancho Santa Margarita. Melinda Heights is one of the best schools in the state of California! Close and convenient to the 241 which is just minutes to the ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Agent2Agent in Rancho Santa Margarita
Calvin Mackey, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Calvin Mackey answered:
I'm looking for a house to rent with 4 other friends of mine. How do most realtors feel about renting to multiple adults?
It's all dependent upon the owner and who they are willing to rent their home to. Roomates are not a problem if all or the majority of them are working and have decent credit. I use an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita
Calvin Mackey, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Calvin Mackey answered:
The rent is high in RSM and were hoping to find a 2 bedroom plus loft or a 3 bedroom under 2k. By August is this possible?
Yes you will, there are plenty of 2 bed condos in rancho for lease in the $1800-1900 range. Check out this link to view currently active homes for lease in rancho santa margarita http:/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita
Renee Marrot…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Ana, CA
Renee Marrotte answered:
When is this condo available? Mrsfiggy24@yahoo.com
This is a Single Family Resident located in residential area not far from the Shopping Center where you will find Lowes, Target and many restaurants on Ave. de las Flores
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita
Lisa Hynson, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
Lisa Hynson answered:
I need to get a listing of homes that have sold in my area around Jan of 2013 (to present) to use at the tax board. Zip 97206.
Hi Loresoong,
Did you get the sold comparison? If not,
Please provide me more detail such as sqft, # of beds/baths, year built, # of garages. Any community name if possible to narrow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Market Conditions in 92688
Matt Allsopp, Real Estate Pro in Tustin, CA
Matt Allsopp answered:
looking for a rent to own home in south oc, or to rent a home.1 or 2 bed, 2 bath.am unemployed never purchased a home and wife is disabled, need help?
This could go in a few directions.

If your wife is disabled, does she get permanent disability payments? Depending on the amount she receives and your debt ratio, you may be able to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 General Area in 92688
Matt Allsopp, Real Estate Pro in Tustin, CA
Matt Allsopp answered:
We are looking to buy a second home in Rancho Santa Margarita of about 1160 sqft. How easy it is to put in on rent and what is the average rent? Sam
Hi Sam,

I live in RSM and believe me renting will not be an issue. As eluded to in a previous answer, this would have to e structured as an Investment property, not a second home, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in 92688
Matt Allsopp, Real Estate Pro in Tustin, CA
Matt Allsopp answered:
We are purchasing a home a home is Southern California. We currently live out of state and are returning after a 9 year absence.
Jeff,

I was out at some open houses today in Rancho Santa Margarita and did note that ether is a bit more inventory in certain areas, and therefore a bit more competition.

Althoug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in 92688
Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
Is the price listed correctly for this property?
Not sure about the price I need more information for the property
It will depend what site you found it on and how long the information has been out on the Internet
There are some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Foreclosure in Rancho Santa Margarita
Cheryl Fowlk…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Cheryl Fowlkes answered:
Can anyone recommend a good home warranty company and steer me away from those that aren't good?
Fidelity home warranty is great..
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Insurance in Rancho Santa Margarita
Kathleen and…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
Kathleen and Ryan answered:
I own a 1800 sq ft DSF in RSM CA 92688. Should I sell my home as I have more space then I need, what price would I get for it. ? it is equity sale.
Hi Dave!

Great question! Actually the market in the area has been moving higher especially for an entry level home like yours appears to be. These types of homes in RSM have histor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Market Conditions in 92688
Tamara McDan…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
Tamara McDaniel answered:
castano, rancho santa margarita CA
Hello Ian,

I live and work in RSM, so I know the area well. If you need any real estate help, please contact me.

Thanks!

Tamara McDaniel
Realty One Group
949-303-6404
Tamara ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Market Conditions in Rancho Santa Margarita
Jaime Morrell, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Jaime Morrell answered:
How do you go about renting out a 3bed/2.5bath house in RSM? How much should I charge?
Hello, my initial response was sent to you below. I wanted to answer your specific question. the best way to go about starting the leasing process is to list your home with a realtor. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 For Rent in Rancho Santa Margarita
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