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Danielle Swe…, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Danielle Sweet answered:
el dorado hills village information
Those looking for information regarding villages in Serrano may contact the Serrano HOA located at 4525 Serrano Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. (http://www.serranohoa.org/ | 916-9 ... more
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Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
Will homebuilder give any incentives to "Quick Move" homes?
How much they will offer you depends on badly they want that sale. Usually once the upgrades are on place the builder will not make more.

I would really causation you on the comment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
Want to buy newhome at Blackstone , El dorado, CAbut the lot we like will open in 6 months. Is it worth waiting till Aug2013.Will prices raise a lot?
I believe that the market will command a higher price. If paying more does not bother you, then I would wait for what you really have your heart set on. For me I would buy a resale pro ... more
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Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
Is there value in building a custom home in Serrano? Let's say about 3,000sq ft?
If you build wisely there surely is value in building a 3,000 sq ft in custom Serrano.

Beware of the little extra upgrades that you may be tempted to indulge in as they usually don' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
i want to invest in real estate and i know that now is a good time to buy. my credit isn't that great and i don't have much in terms of a
Call Dean Williams Senior Loan Officer for Guild Mortgage company 916.812.4407.
Best of luck,
Kari McCoy,
El Dorado Hills, CA
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in 95762
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
I need a good lender for a cash out refi, or standard refi depending on what rate is best. Any recommendations?
Give Dean Williams a Senior Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage company 916.812.4404. You won't be sorry.
Best of luck,
Kari McCoy,
El Dorado Hills, CA
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in 95762
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
How does Serrano work?
I agree with Christine and I also live in Serrano. I personally have found living in several different villages that some are more strict than others, even through they are all in Serra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Kari McCoy, Real Estate Pro in 95762
Kari McCoy answered:
I need a good fixit person for all around work. Must be have a license.
Greg is my go to licensed contractor, he can do everything from the new roof, paint, and even a small job of adding a small piece of base board. He always shows up when he says he will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Stephani & D…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Stephani & Donna Menser answered:
How does it work buying a home in the guarded side of serrano? I'm new to the entire gated community idea and just want to know how it works.
I live behind the guard gates and have never had any issues with my guests coming to visit. There are two guard gates, one closer to the country club and one closer to Bass Lake. There ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Christin Bal…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Christin Balzer answered:
Can you still get an FHA construction to permanent loan? This is not to be confused with the 203k program.
Hi Shane,
Land Homes Financial is offering FHA, VA and Conventional Construction-to-Perm loans. By now they may even have a loan type for >1 mil, which was in the making when I talked ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Should I go with a Realtor to buya new home construction in Blackstone, El Dorado Hills?
Hi,

Yes, it is a good idea to get an extra set of eyes and real estate agents perspective on locations of different units, things that may have a bearing on value for future resale, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Kathleen, Home Owner in El Dorado Hills, CA
Kathleen answered:
Information about Serrano?
Why would anybody want to live in Serrano unless you lived in the Upper Golf Course neighborhood? Serrano is full of ticky tacky track homes! They all look the same and you can pass you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 16, 2013 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Does anyone know what Mello Roos are at Montecito (Promontory) in El Dorado Hills? Thanks!
Thanks Michele, Realist was down just now. The assessor link shows:Total Direct Charges of $2316.68. Of the direct charges the Promontory CFD is $1970.56, the EDH Landscape and Lighti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Serrano resi…, Home Owner in El Dorado Hills, CA
Serrano resident answered:
Serrano vs Folsom communities. Need your perspective
My experience: My PG&E bill is 500% more on average, yes I said 500%. HOA definitely more expensive, add on Melaroos, just be prepared that while you might be saving on the mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in 95762
O, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
O answered:
What is the average price per square foot to BUILD a custom home in EDH/Serrano?
Anyone quoting $500 a square fr is either drunk or somehow still stuck in 2008! No bank will cover that loan without half down, especially with Chicago comps averaging 150psf! Shark rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
DeeDee Riley, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
DeeDee Riley answered:
DOSE ANYONE KNOW IF MARINA WOODS VILLAGE IN EL DORADO HILLS ALLOWS RV'S BEHIND FINCE?GATE? TKS JAMES
Hi James,

You can find CC&Rs by neighborhood on the El Dorado Hills CSD website under the "Services" tab.
Here is a direct link as well: http://www.edhcsd.org/ccrs_per_village.html ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Some time ago I read about the soil in the EDH containing cancerous agents and was not very safe to live there. What is the status of the issue?
The asbestos in serpentine rocks can be released into the air by driving over them. they should not be used for driveways, walkways or any new landscaping. If they are already in the di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Kentinsac, Home Buyer in El Dorado Hills, CA
Kentinsac answered:
Could you give me some pointers on short sale success rates for buyers in El Dorado Hills? I see a lot of Active SS posted but hardly any Sold as SS.
Hi Z Team, I am the one that asked the question.
Your recent blog article "Re-entry buyers", you said EDH Dec sales were about 200 and half were destressed. Do you have a br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 14, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Gary, Home Buyer in El Dorado Hills, CA
Gary answered:
In California, I made an offer through an agent on an REO that was rejected. Can I make another offer on this property through a different broker?
The reason for the additional $15,000 down is that we are already at the maximum FHA loan amount ($580k). Sounds like I need another avenue for the funds or look for another house. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Anna Boyd Re…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Anna Boyd Re/Max answered:
I made offer on short sale 3 months ago.Prices have dropped since,Realtor thinks that our offer will be accepted,Can we renegotiate our offer?
Appraisals? Was absolutely burned on one a month ago and it was a regular sale in Serrano! The FHA appriaiser chosen by the lender used as a comparable a home bought at the courthouse ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 26, 2011 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
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