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Tue Oct 31, 2017
Jessyka Boatright answered:
Hi Cory,

Riverside is great for investment properties. Wether you want to be a landlord, flip homes or purchase for long term investments Riverside is the place to be. Riverside is always developing, expanding and improving the infrastructure and community services.

Currently right now there is affordable house and lots of homes qualify for FHA.

I would be more than happy to help you with any other questions about Riverside. Feel free to call me or message me anytime. I can send you a list of properties perfect for investments.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Lostincali26 asked:
I would like to find how many homes have been bought and sold for a specified date range in a specified county within CA. Is there a trulia tool here or resource you know of?
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Tue May 10, 2016
Why rent to own when you may qualify to buy to own? Rent to own usually want 10-15% down that is non refundable and rent that goes up annually.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down. You may consider a 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment program up to 417k from a minimum 620 fico score which does not have to be repaid.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040's, 1099's, W2's and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Ray Wright answered:
I've met with clients before on Brian and did not think it was overly annoying. But I would suggest taking it upon yourself to go door to door to your prospective neighbors. They would obviously be the very best to get the truth from. Just introduce yourself as a possible future neighbor and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to share their thoughts.

Good luck and I wish you contentment in wherever you end up living.

Ray Wright
Keller Williams Realty
Direct: 951-354-1303
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
You can build an addition for 90 dollars a square foot but it doesn't include a two story or the demolition costs. Or costs for building in dense urban areas. Over bridges, etc, hillsides. ... more
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Ray Wright answered:
This question just now popped up in my daily questions alert. Just curious...were you able to get in?

Ray Wright
Realtor and Preforeclosure Specialist
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Thu May 10, 2012
Gary Lupop answered:
Thu May 10, 2012
Gary Lupop answered:
Investors generally need to put down 25% for the purchase of a single family home. This area is close for commuters and Shopping and schools are nearby. Are you buying to resell or using the home for rental purpose? Is this your first rental or ??
I live in the general area on the Riverside side of the two communities. I am Realtor since 1978. call me at 951 788 1777. I am a landlord myself and own 16 homes. I personally prefer single story homes vs 2 story.
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Thu Dec 30, 2010
Tyson Crandell answered:
The wood streets do have historic homes. Not all homes are historic. From what I do know, in Down Town Riverside, and the Wood Streets if the home is at least 100 years old you will qualify for certain grants to renovate the home. There are different programs available through the city its self. However these programs change and most lenders don’t know much about them. The best advice I can give you about the programs is to call city hall. Ask about the historic home programs. I would love to sound like an expert, but the renovation programs in the area change all the time, and has some red tape involved. If I can be of any more assistance, let me know.

Tyson Crandell
Keller Williams Reatly
7065 Indiana Ave. #200
Riverside, CA 92506
DRE # 01513440

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Sat Dec 5, 2009
Jed Lane answered:
Setting the listing price is an art not a science. As we go through aour daily work we see pricing all over the board, too high and too low. Sometimes there is strategy involved but many time it really appears that there is very little market knowledge.
If you are a buyer it is important to work with an agent that follows the market closely or you need to do it yourself. By that I mean looking at what the sale prices are no the asking prices.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Jane Grant answered:
Go to: for answers to your question. This site is great for finding out specific information about any areas that you are interested in. There is a consumer discussion board also.

Here are two more websites that consumers can use to find out informaiton about an area: The first is called and it shows statistical results of crime based on FBI submitted reports.

This one is called the Great Schools website:

.......has detailed information regarding schools and even has a place where consumers can leave comments about their personal experience regarding an individual school.

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Sun Jul 26, 2009
Betina Foreman answered:
Hey David, I am sure Rockinblue will chime in at some point. He is not one to be left out. He is probably having more fun outside at some live music venue. Give him a little time, he will make an appearance.
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Sat Dec 13, 2008
Betina Foreman answered:
The things I love about Cali are the beaches, the beaches and the beaches! My second favorite this is the weather, the cool days and nights, nightlife, theaters, Knottsberry Farm & Disneyland and of course the celebrity watching,
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Sat Dec 13, 2008
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear John,
As Realtors we are not qualified to answer tax or legal questions. I would suggest you contact a CPA or Tax specialist and obtain legal counsel. They are the only ones qualified to answer your questions. I can referr you to an exceptional real estate attorney in Austin if you like. I wish you luck!
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Sat Oct 4, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
Yes, i agree. Contact your lender right away. Sorry to hear of your situation.
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Sun Jun 22, 2008
Shel-lee Davis answered:

Check with the local building department. If you are in county jurisdiction then it is Riverside County Department of Building and Safety at or the Director's office at for direction (951) 955-2025. For the city of Rierside contact the Community Development Department Building and Safety at or 951-826-5697.

Hope you get your questions answered and Dare to Dream.

Shel-lee Davis
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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