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John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
This is our first time buying or even looking at homes, I'm not sure what we are suppose to be looking for it anything
Agents of Realty Estate can help you regarding this problem .. Agents can best give you advice and help as well to do steps in looking homes ..
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Rodrigo Ruiz, Real Estate Pro in 91932
Rodrigo Ruiz answered:
Would like to buy condo or or apartment from Carlsbad, CA. Any suggestions about costs like HOA, if any. I am planning price range $100k. Any sense?
Hello "Finninusa,"

Unfortunately, $100k doesn't really exist anymore in San Diego.
I mean there might a few here and there but more then likely they are major fixer uppers. I'm tal ... more
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Rodrigo Ruiz, Real Estate Pro in 91932
Rodrigo Ruiz answered:
Can I get a home loan with my credit score in the 400s I make good income and I am working on my credit?
Hello Kokogreen2015,
Not only being a Realtor but also a licensed Loan Officer for a Mortgage Brokerage, I can tell you first hand that there are programs available that will take a 40 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
I updated my home facts weeks ago because more bathrooms in home than tax records indicated....but it hasn't been reflected on the trulia
Most information from Trulia is uploaded from the MLS and the MLS uploads from tax records. If there are home improvements done without permits, then it doesn't reach the tax records. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 92109
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
which adds more value in a smaller home. 3 smaller bedrooms with small closets or 2 larger bedrooms with large closets in a larger city or beach area?
Many small homes are sold to investors as rentals, and the more bedrooms, the higher the rent, and the better loan application for the investor! If someone is thinking of remodeling, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
What do you think about searching homes on craigslist?
Sometimes Craigslist is irritating .. there's a lot of Properties for sale but when you ask for some info they will not respond worst it ended a scam!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 92101
David Rudd, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Rudd answered:
Where may I get a list of FHA-approved condo buildings in 92101 downtown San Diego?
Best place is working with a good agent. This is part of their jobs and most good agents would be happy to provide for you.

Best of luck,

David Rudd
Kindred Real Estate / KW
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 92101
David Rudd, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Rudd answered:
list of local housing price ranking
Huh? Are you looking at market appreciation, number of sales, demand ......?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
muhammed_khan, Home Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
muhammed_khan answered:
Do physician loans still exist wtih little down/No PMI.?
My name is Dr. Muhammed Khan and I am a General Surgeon in California. I am very busy in my job and needed a loan that was not going to take a lot of my time. I submitted my W2s, curr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in 92130
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
How will removal of pine trees affect value of condominium?
It actually might open up the scene of the condo, which might majorly help the curb appeal and the value of the unit! If it doesn't increase the value of the unit, it will most definite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
Michele Sald…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Michele Saldana answered:
looking for a house by the beach
Dear Susan,

I work with investors or home buyers to find and acquire property below market value.

Contact me should you still need to purchase a home and I have also assist ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in La Jolla
Michele Sald…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Michele Saldana answered:
Do you think the housing prices in San Carlos area will go up in the next few years?
Dear "heather007h",

As a Realtor who has helped many home owners with regard to Short Sales, the process of a Short Sale and Foreclosure - I would first determine what your plan ... more
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Michele Sald…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Michele Saldana answered:
I'm looking for an investment/second home condo in San Diego. What are the neighborhoods I should be looking at? My price range is $200-280k for
Dear Jasmyne,

The neighborhoods you should be looking at are the neighborhoods which will accommodate your desired lifestyle and or your rental unit/property. The matter of pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
jfaulk, Home Buyer in Santa Cruz, CA
jfaulk answered:
Are there exceptions to the Fannie Mae owner occupied rule if you are buying the house for your elderly parents who have little to no income?
As of 04/15/2014 ("a date that will live forever in infamy"), the answer to this question may be found in The Fannie Mae Single Family Selling Guide Section B2-1-01: Occupancy Types (04 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
Kelly Pessis, Real Estate Pro in 90265
Kelly Pessis answered:
A home with a swimming pool
In California a pool is covered in the RPA (Residential Purchase Agreement) in paragraph 14b (buyers inspection clause and timeframes). Once in escrow, be sure to set up a pool inspect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
Requirements to buy a second home.
Helpful to buy a second home http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/how-to-buy-a-second-home-1.aspx
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
William Brow…, Real Estate Pro in 91901
William Browne answered:
Do you show houses to buyers who are not pre-approved? if so, how many?
How true. It's part of doing business. I will use this as an opportunity to create an appointment for a buyer consultation. I'll tell them we want to make your search as easy as possibl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Moving to San Diego- need help choosing a neighborhood!
Hi Eric,
Welcome to San Diego.
There are lots of choices to choose from...
Are you looking to be close to work, beach, land, downtown, or do you need to be a good location for scho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Home Buying in San Diego
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