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Home Buying in Dana Point : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 17, 2016
Well as an agent, I could not make it to one of my home inspections. That was a mistake, I will never do that one again. In reality there is no logical reason why the agent needs to be there fore the home inspection. But that is where the whole thing breaks down, that is for sure.

As far as inaccessible areas, all homes have them.

That is so you do not sue the poor home inspector for something he had no way to inspect in some places.
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Wed May 14, 2014
Brittany Leighton answered:
You can find excellent Orange County locations. Lake Forest is a great one for that price range and what you desire. Also, you are selling a home, you can save a ton of money by transferring your taxes over. See this link:

Please feel free to call or email me. I am an experienced Realtor in Orange County.

Thank you so much!

Brittany Leighton


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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Elizabethnstamon answered:
I've had great success with airbnb. All the work is done online, they had a professional photographer take pics of my home (which look fantastic), and take 3%. I now get $575 per week instead of $700 a month. . . ... more
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Rob & Janet The Blackstone Team answered:
Melo Roos are additional amounts for bonds placed by the development of a particular area and tract of homes. Those amounts are paid with your property taxes and the amounts differ depending on the development, price of the home and age. There are no specific guidelines that is used since those amounts are configured directly from the developer and the amount of the original bond is what is used and divided among the tract of homes. Your best bet is to go to OC tax accessor website and you will be able to see the amount of the Melo Roos for a particular address. If your working with an agent they can also assist in getting you the info.

Hope this info helps.

Blackstone Realty Group
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Yes, I can recommend. Kathy Garito
949-235-0359. I have used her and my pat clients have like her work and information
Let her know I referred you
Thank you and talk to you soon

Let me know how else I can assist you
Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Cynthia Fleming answered:
I'm curious, I never heard back from you. Have you found a place for your Mom? Drop me a line with an update, I'm ready to assist you if necessary.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Jason: I have had my two boys all through the Temecula Unified School District and I have been very, very happy. My younger son is a senior this year and attends Great Oak.

You can find out more about our schools here:

I moved to Temecula for the schools also, and am very glad I did.

~~~I just wish we had a Junior College here!!! :)
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Michael Benninger answered:
The question is a great one. If we as agents could follow the action bank take it woud be easier and a year from now it will probably be available.
The great things are we get an answer within 15 days or the banks have a contract great improvement.
This would be a huge program if someone could build the program.
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Thu Oct 1, 2009
The Hartanov Team answered:
Below is a link to view Dana Point Market Trend graphs, plus you can download a comprehensive market report as well as subscribe to and receive weekly updates via email....all by an independent research company:

Or, another source comparing Y-T-Y by current month:

View all Niguel Shores (9 neighborhoods) homes listed for sale here:
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
Kyle O'Kelly answered:
Hello Ryan and Shannon, great question! It all comes down to affordability and borrowing responsibly. I'm a resident of Dana Point and Capistrano Beach (same City's, just different areas) and I'd recommend you consider doing what I did when you buy your home (first or if your getting back into the market)...and that's to buy a 2, 3 or 4 unit property (multi-family). If you are not opposed to being a landlord you can enjoy having someone else help you pay down your mortgage. When buying a multi-family property you will be actually qualifying with a portion of the income from the other units; hence helping you buy more property. The Beach Cities area has several opportunities to b buy multi-family properties close to the beach that provide the feeling of a single family residence (SFR). I'd be happy to share a coffee with you both to let you know my experience with the 2 duplexes I own in Dana Point that have given me hope to people looking for affordability. Thanks again for the question; as this is a great one! ... more
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