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Maureen Mart…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Maureen Martin answered:
What are agents doing out there to make their offer stand out from the rest of the competition during this shortage of inventory?
I've been encouraging my agents to offer a shorter escrow term. What might be just as good, if not better, than a higher offer/more money, (that may not even appraise, and cause major ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Jennifer M H…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Jennifer M Hess answered:
I saw a posting for 1620 Torrance St 92103 and inquired. The person said he was overseas in the Phillipines for a company for 2 yrs and wanted a good
Do not send this person ANY money. This certainly sounds like a classic scam, and unless if you want to go into researching it to the core, I would drop this place and move on. Don't wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 For Rent in 92103
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Shortsale in orangevale, ca.; newer home, seller is asking 350, trulia has its value in the high 200s, eappraisal has it at 429K, might offer 325 max
You are very thurough in your research;
Why don't you take one more step and have a Realtor do a CMA?
It is important?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Douglas Lagos, Real Estate Pro in Pacific Palisades, CA
Douglas Lagos answered:
Older homes, the risks? What specific risks should I be concerned about when buying an older (1950-1980s) home? Electrical comes to mind.
Hi Michael,

Older homes may have electrical, plumbing, and appliances issues. I would recommend to get a general home inspector when you find the fit home, and depending on their res ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in 92131
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Pending listings? Does it make any sense to consider contingent or pending listings, or only active listings? If 'yes', how do you pursue
Hi Lone, Its OK to consider listings that have a contract on them. Its not sold until its sold. It is less likely that you will secure a home that is under contract than one that is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92131
Daniel Lehman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Daniel Lehman answered:
How does a foreclosure affect ones future home ownership chances?
There is no specific answer, because it depends on what type of financing you would be doing...

If you were planning on going conventional, you would have to wait 7 years before bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Foreclosure in Mira Mesa
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Are there any trailer park communities in San Diego that are good for a family of 4 and are less than $85,000?
It depends on where in San Diego you want to live and whether or not you want a rent/lease community or a resident owned. Please feel free to contact us anytime. We've been in the Manuf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Shannon Ande…, Real Estate Pro in El Cajon, CA
Shannon Anderson BRE #01380510 answered:
I am relocating to San Diego (Scripps Ranch, Poway, Escondido). What delta can I expect (generally) between list & actual prices? For short sales?
There is a shortage of inventory right now Michael and so we are seeing homes getting multiple, over list price offers at this point. As for pre-approved short sales, most agents tell y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in 92131
Trudi Geniale, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Trudi Geniale answered:
What are Baby Boomers looking for in housing today?
If you want to enjoy your life to the fullest I would do as I did and move to Downtown San Diego. Its a
great area with a variety of price ranges and there is always something going o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Thierry Abel, Real Estate Pro in California
Thierry Abel answered:
Can you negotiate with your lender?
Negotiating with us is "Accepted"
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Financing in San Diego
Robert L. Bo…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert L. Boerner answered:
What Makes The Best Rental Investment?
Your investment property ownership experience is going to largely be determined by the management method used. Are you planning on using a management company to handle the tenant scree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Rental Basics in San Diego
Dan and Laura…, Real Estate Pro in 92103
Dan and Laura Dennison answered:
How far is this property from the bus stop and also train station?
Hi Maria-- I went to the transit site and here is what I see-- There is a bus stop right on Del Sol Blvd. I entered the address 3340 Del Sol without the unit number. The transit routing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Otay Mesa West
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Can a seller back out of a contract once it's in escrow. San Diego, CA
I'm not sure why a Realtor would get involved with the GFE, as that's usually handled by the mortgage originator. But in this case, the term is self-explanatory as you pointed out your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Selling in San Diego
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
How would you describe San Diego's development in the last 20-30 years?
I was thinking of describing San Diego's development in a song or video, but now you've got me thinking.

Yeah, there's going to be lots of surprises, unless somebody already knows th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 General Area in San Diego
Michael  J L…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Michael J Lambert answered:
need help with VA Loan and home purchasing
Hi Anthony. You should be able to squeak by, and mortgage will likely be less than rent. Are you at Mira Mar or Coronado? Have you identified area? Michael J. Lambert 858 774 6040, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
How will removal of pine trees affect value of condominium?
Hi Alana,
Hmmm, this is a hard one. While the pine trees might be nice to look at and provide a buffer from the street noise and view, pine trees roots are notoriously troublesome. We ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
asirois, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
asirois answered:
Moving PQ/RB area for 4 yrs. I do not intend to stay , should I rent or buy? 1st time buyer VA Loan 250k range.
Frank,

The first question is what type of home could you be approved to buy, and you could determine this by obtaining a pre-qualification through a VA lender. As a direct VA lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Hector Gaste…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Hector Gastelum answered:
Do contingency offers make it more difficult to buy a home?
Making a fair offer, having the right REALTOR, relationships and having the best terms helps you buy a home.

Hector R. Gastelum
Candidate for California State Senate District 40
& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 Home Buying in La Jolla
Fred Eckert-…, Real Estate Pro in 92118
Fred Eckert-Chicago Title answered:
can I get title insurance on a mobile home purchase?
Smario,
In California, If you were buying a moblie home, affixed to the lot and a the lot it sits on, you should be able to get title insurance. If you are just buying the mobile home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Buying in Carmel Valley
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
We're looking to buy a home in the $900,000 to $1M here in San Diego. Is anyone doing 80-10-10 loans for this price range?
Hi Susan,

There aren't as many loan options as there used to be...but there are indeed some 10% down options. I can refer you to several reputable lenders in the area. If you would l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
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