Speak to your agent about different crime statistics for that neighborhood. A buyer needs to satisfy themselves as to what they consider "safe". A good resource I use with my clients is http://mapping.arjis.org/
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
Mira Mesa is centrally located and one of the most affordable neighborhoods in San Diego. Sandwiched between highways 805 and I15, it is easy assessable and close to many of San Diego's jobs.
If you want a home in the $400-450K price range...you can find one here. First time buyers wanting a condo under $300K...can also find one here. Close to shops, restaurants, libraries and parks...it is a great stepping ground for those wanting centrality and affordability!... more
Rancho Bernardo ("RB" to those of us who live here) is a master planned community with many different subdivisions. Most of these subdivisions have their own CC&Rs. As such, you'd do well to focus on the specific areas of RB you are interested in, then review their CC&Rs for any specific issues you may be concerned about.
Please feel free to contact me directly for additional information.
Adam Mallory, Broker, ABR, e-Pro
DRE #01727909... more
Lots going on in Chula Vista as they celebrate their Centennial this year. You can learn more about the community by going to the following links:
Gina Garcia, Realtor
Windermere Real Estate SoCal
Best should be based and defined by personal preferences, finances, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; therefore consider visiting areas/places of interest more than once, then determine the best place for you. For any safety concerns, it's always a good idea to contact the local authorities with questions; whenever possible also chat with neighbors/locals...... more
Here is some information about senior housing in the Rancho Bernardo area. http://www.senioroutlook.com/results.asp?newsearch=true&quicksearch=true&type_1=false&type_2=false&type_3=false&type_4=false&type_5=false&type_6=false&type_7=false&action=Search&searchtype=city&city=rancho+bernardo&state=CA&nearby=1&Submit=Search... more
I have provided a link below for crime statistics by neighborhood for San Diego. Or here is a link to statistics for San Diego county areas.
Be careful when renting as there are some real scams out there, particularly on Craigs List.
We feel the best thing you can do is take the map link we send you and draw a 15 mile radius around it and start looking at rents that fit your budget. When we did a radius that fit your budget we came up with:
Get out and drive some of these areas, each should be able to provide what you are seeking. The further north, the more of a suburban feel, the further south, more of an urban feel. North Park has areas that border Balboa Park, which can also meet some of your requirements.
Mark and Kari Shea
Real Estate Experts Serving San Diego County
Specialists in Investment Properties, Foreclosures, Short Sales,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate... more
Please see the information about the Comunity Housing Works affordable housing programs in San Diego.
Here is information about the San Diego Housing Commission with more affordable housing information and programs.
You can find home buying assistance programs at this site.
Our site below has buying information and tips .... more
Well, I'm originally from Youngstown, and came to the San Diego area 35 years ago. I now live in Vista. So, I think I can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect, what you'll find, and how to go about getting what you want.
You CAN accomplish what you're looking for, at least as far as the cost of renting, but we need to do lots of chatting and brainstorming about almost everything else you're written about in your post.
I usually just answer questions here, but in your case I think I might really be able to help. Best way to contact me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write me off-line, and let's see if I can help you out.
All my best,
Prudential California Realty
Some great areas that may fit your needs would be the Hillcrest & North Park areas
If you would like available homes in these areas please contact me I would be happy to help.... more
Jim- Was this a question? You seemed to have answered it perfectly! We could definately absorb the fire victims into inventory that is already on the market. Many, of course will want to rebuild where they lived originally.
In the fires 4 years ago, I saw many people buy a less expensive home to live in while they were rebuilding, then keep it as a rental investment once they moved into their new home. Of course, the market then was not what it is now. The home they bought for investment had gone up quite a bit in value in the time it took to rebuild their original homes.
It will be interesting to see what exactly happens with our inventory and the relocation of the fire victims.... more
Hi, I raised 5 children in Coronado. Located between San Diego Bay and the ocean. Pricey, but great schools and walking distance to the bay, schools and the ocean. Small town atmosphere with summer concerts, parades,bands and it is superb for biking and walking. Minutes from all the big city attractions of downtown via the Coronado Bay Bridge. There are many types and prices for homes but they are above $800,000, all the way to multi millions of $$. If you go to www.sandicor.com/statistics and look at the type of property you want...detached or attached, you can see the median and average list/sale prices for every zip code in the county. I have school information on my site www.fredeckertgroup.com Good Luck.... more
According to the City of San Diego website, www.sandiego.gov , the Serra Mesa undergrounding project (Residential Project Block 6-Z), is in construction. It shows that the electrical panel and trenching work is complete and that SDG&E is starting cabling in November of 2007. To get more information about a specific street, you can call the Utilities Undergrounding Program Information Line at (619) 533-3872. The City also has a Serra Mesa Facilities Financing Plan, which has a plan for different transportation, park & recreation, library and fire projects. You can view the plan if you go to http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/facilitiesfinancing/plans/serramesa.shtml.... more
San Diego beaches are open year round, which is one of the features that makes San Diego such a wonderful place to live. In fact, locals enjoy the beaches even more after the summer months have passed because they are not so crowded.... more