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Christian Ga…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Christian Gallego answered:
Commission for agent from buyer
Hi,

Typically a buyer does not pay commission to the buyer's agent; the seller, through an agreement with the listing agent, decides on a commission rate of the sales price, say 6%. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in 92127
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
How is the Real Estate Market in your farm today?
Arpad, that doesn't surprise me in the least given that Santa Clara is so close to or even perhaps a part of Silicon Valley if I'm not mistaking.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
What's your opinion of the San Diego Market?
Yep Nancy, I've always said San Diego is an island unto itself. The beautiful blue Pacific to the West,. A vast and enchanting desert and majestic Mountain ranges to the East. A foreig ... more
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John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
San Diego or Temecula? where should i move?
Rahim Ali, Agent, 32828, Not sure about the Florida comparison. I lived in Florida twice for a year and could care less if I ever return. Too flat. The only hilltops are on the top of b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
are there any mobile home parks in san diego where you own the land and not age restricted?
It depends where in San Diego you want to live. There are a few family resident owned MH park communities in the North County area from Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, San Marcos and Vista ... more
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John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Would you live in San Diego if you could?
Chad, you're a man after my own heart and my son's name sake. http://www.chadofalltrades, in case you ever need a good contractor. Your right about the cost of housing. But let's throw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
What if the VA appraises that property at a lower amount? Is it still under the sellers desgression to provide the selling price of the property?
The seller is not obligated to accept a lower appraisal price for the property, In some cases the seller may require the buyer to pay the difference from the contract price to the appra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in 92114
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Similar question to the one on Trulia under "Home Buying in San Diego" on Mon Apr 9, 2012 by "Bonnie"
Hi Robin,
As a fellow Arizonian, I can help you. I work with lots of people moving.
Yes, it is pricey here but if you have an open mind and willing not to be on top of the beach, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Nancy Bergman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Nancy Bergman answered:
Are new homes available in the $500,000 price range in the San Diego suburbs?
Hi Lenn,
Like what the others said, we are one of the most expensive cities in the county for real estate. However, there are some really nice townhouses, twinhomes, condos which here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
June Pecchia, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
June Pecchia answered:
Hi, I am Australian looking for some advise on whether or not I should buy property in Pacific Beach, specifically Student Accommodation?
I think it's a great idea. Pacific Beach properties have been trending up for decades, sometimes in big leaps. I know of a home that would be perfect for 3 students. It has 3 BR and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in Pacific Beach
Dara Chantar…, Real Estate Pro in Del Mar, CA
Dara Chantarit answered:
How much per square feet to build in carmel valley- more specifically Alta del mar or del mar mesa area?
The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 92130 in San Diego from Apr 14 to Jul 14 was $870,000 based on 221 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in 92130
Zannclan, Home Buyer in Granite Bay, CA
Zannclan answered:
What is the typical CA escrow fee for the buyer?? Our 1/2 of the escrow fee is almost 2% of the sales price.
Is splitting the escrow fee and title insurance fee 50/50 buyer /seller somewhat standard?
If the purchase price is $450,000 with 10% down....what would the costs approximate to?
Than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Carmel Valley
Megan Schenck, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Megan Schenck answered:
First time home buyer from MO. Moving to San Diego area in Feb 2015. When should I start looking for homes and get pre-qualifed for a loan?
Hello Grace,

I think it's a great idea that you're proactive in your relocating process. It is a huge life changing event and you can never be too prepared.

As others have mention ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
amelia.gilli…, Other/Just Looking in Tulsa, OK
amelia.gillian11 answered:
are there any mobile home parks in san diego county where you can own the land instead of renting the land?
My husband and I purchased a mobile home last year, and we took it road tripping everywhere. We gutted out the inside, and refurbished it the way we wanted. It was a lot of hard work, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am a small business owner but I don't have actual "income" on paper because I do not take a paycheck. I would like to be a first time home buyer.
Hello Jackie, it only takes a few dozen questions to qualify and go over your options. You may qualify as self employed with 12 month bank statements showing cash flow through your bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I purchased a condo in CA. Home inspector stated AC worked properly however, it has not blown cold air since I've moved in. I learned from previous te
I would call the "home inspector" who gave the AC a clean bill of health. You made your purchase based upon their expertise. Realtors are not contractors, so we do have to rely upon ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Buying in 92110
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
What's your opinion about the direction of North Park prices? What about the rental market?
North Park prices are definitely high right now. I've learned however never to predict the market. Clearly, North Park and the entire metro area remains popular as ever. People love the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in North Park
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I WANT TO BPO WORKS (experians in bpo data entry)..... plaese sent the orders this email:- chrk207@gmail.com
First to be honest if any bank sees your request with words spelled wrong, they may overlook you in a hurry. The best way to get bpo work is to start by joining the companies that bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
s.ilanit, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
s.ilanit answered:
I am trying to do a loan modification with Residential Credit Solutions and it seems like its taking forever. Anyone ever deal with them?
Hi Jackie,
can you please call me at 818-523-8928
im having same experience and ill be happy to hear what was your results.
please call me asap.
thank you
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
how I can pay an agent on properties they don't really do anything on. if i have properties i want to sell, but i'm not in the area....
So exactly what is it you want your RE Professional to do? What do you mean "they don't really do anything on"? Not sure I'm understanding where you're going with this.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
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