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Cody Kownacki, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cody Kownacki answered:
How much is the average closing cost for a 500k home in San Diego?
Mrmrsdho,

As with almost anything in real estate, closing costs are negotiable between buyer and seller. It's not uncommon for the seller to pay the majority.

It's difficult to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 9, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Janet McCart…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Janet McCarthy answered:
considering an investment property appealing to SDSU students, but in a safe area with easy transit options.
Hi,
Think about Mission Valley which is close to SDSU but also keeps you open to other renters who might not be so hard on the unit and stay longer.
With rental properties you want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in North Park
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is Carmel Valley considered part of Del Mar?
No...Carmel Valley is just east of Interestate 5 and Del Mar is just west. It does get confusing though because there is a Carmel Valley developments known as 'Del Mar Heights" and 'Eas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Home Buying in Carmel Valley
Stephen Boli…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Stephen Boling answered:
is there any houses rent to own at all?
Good afternoon Leidi,

What it is typically refered to as seller financing or a contract for deed depending on where you live. It is a common practice in which you want to make sure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in Del Cerro
Derk Simonson, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Derk Simonson answered:
Have $500K cash and would like to invest in Mission Beach area. What would be best for me to buy?
Connect with a Realtor you like an go from there. No one is going to post their nuggets here. Not their "true" nuggets
Derk@derk1.com
619-534-1904
http://derk1.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Buying in Mission Beach
Jim Teak, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Jim Teak answered:
If the bank approves a short sale can the seller decline to sign the approval letter and let it foreclose?
Most Assuredly!~
Your S/S Specialist!~
www.JimTeak.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Jerry Heard, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Jerry Heard answered:
What is a good way to estimate annual maintenance costs for a single family home?
Rob,
I think your numbers are adequate. Obviously it depends on the age of the items you are budgeting to replace. Of the roof is 20 years old it may be at the end of its life and you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
David Dukes, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Dukes answered:
We are trying to decide between buying a condo and a single family home. It seems like the HOA fees on condos are a ripoff. What do you think?
Benefit vs Drawback of HOA:
Benefit -
HOA will help ensure the community remains in nice condition. The other benefit of HOA fees is that they often also include cable, water, and e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Shannon Ande…, Real Estate Pro in El Cajon, CA
Shannon Anderson BRE #01380510 answered:
looking for a good agent with connections to an aggressive FHA financing company that could close quickly.
I work hard for my clients, am a great agent with references and have an awesome lender that rocks FHA loans.....feel free to give me a call. 619-261-1133.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Buying in 92154
Susy Thomas, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Susy Thomas answered:
Lender requests me to refine. my current condo where I am living in into a non-owner occupied mortgage, do I need to do that??
Well you cannot have 2 owner occupied mortgages. Are you planning to rent the condo out? or sell it?
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in 92129
Glenn S. Ben…, Real Estate Pro in 92120
Glenn S. Bennett answered:
are there senior mobile home parks around San Diego area?
Yes there are. My favorite is by Lake Jennings because you own the land as well.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Chandra, Home Buyer in Orange County, CA
Chandra answered:
Real Estate Advice: San Diego Cities within 15 miles of Sorrento Valley with best schools, to live, and raise kids (3,7)
Adding ... Moving from O.C ... Best places to live, buy a single family home
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
House vs. condo in Normal Heights/North Park area of SD.?
Good morning! This is a very common question, and a good one. I wrote a good article on this topic and it is available here: http://1sandiegohomesales.com/thoughts-on-buying-a-condo/.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Chad Basinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Chad Basinger answered:
Upcoming public structure(pedestrian bridge) adjacent to property would drive value down?
Hello Int Buyer,

The fact that you are concerned about this and asking the question should tell you something right there. You will certainly not be the only one who brings up the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Rancho Bernardo
B.C. Altman, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
B.C. Altman answered:
i am looking to retire to san diego. any suggestions about areas. safe, walk friendly, clean etc. thanks
Hello Bonnie,

The big questions is what is your price range. I'm working with some people looking to buy a place to retire to in Dell Mar in Coronado because they can walk to the bea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Diego
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Do buyers usually buy because it's the "perfect" house or because they are ready to buy?
Great question Janet. I would say both. Sometimes people find the perfect house early on but becasue they haven't seen enough homes or are not emotionally ready. Timing definitely plays ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 5, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Buyer wants a property that's not for sale. Any creative ideas?
You might take it one step further and actually write up and offer with a viewing contingency.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
Kelli Miller, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Kelli Miller answered:
We are trying to find an exclusive buyer's agent to help us find a rent to own property. Do you know of websites that could help with this?
I would love to help you with this. My number is 858-784-1674. Please call me at your convenience.

Kelli Miller
Exclusive Properties
DRE Lic# 01840131
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 3, 2012 Home Buying in San Diego
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Average Short Sale time
You will need to include a pre qualification letter along with any offer for a bank owned or short sale, so you might not be able to get one before October. Why focus on train wrecks, f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 9, 2013 Home Buying in San Diego
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