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Home Buying in 90266 : Real Estate Advice

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Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Thu Aug 6, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
As you can see there sure are some homes under $1 mil.. And they can get in with just 10% down on our 90% jumbo financing up to $1.5 Million program (without mortgage insurance too : )). ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Thu Jul 9, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
if you're referencing capital gains taxes........the person (s) on the deed (the owner) would have had to live in the home for 2 out of the past 5 years to qualify for the individual deduction of 250,000...

If the home has only been in your name for 1 year - is capital gains even an issue?

Speak to an accountant for accurate advice.
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Fri Sep 26, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Greatly, especially if you haven't even secured a buyer on your home yet. The state of the market you are looking in will also determine your probability of getting an home sell contingency considered. If there is a large buyer pool don't count on this happening.

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Lauren Perre…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mon Jul 7, 2014
Lauren Perreault answered:
I've used all the big companies -- Zillow,, and Trulia. I have the most luck with Trulia and find their customer service very helpful. Sounds like a misunderstanding to me! ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Fri May 30, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why are YOU doing this?
(and by "this" I assume you mean answering questions like this silly one?)

It's an absurd premise.......why does spending time on a real estate site mean one isn't focusing on their clients?

Silly me, but my clients aren't looking at, or listing homes at night when I spend most of my time here......and, oh, yes......the several million dollars in real estate I have sold to buyers who found me through my presence on Trulia - has made doing "this", I enjoy it!
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Jo Ann Rodda…, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Tue May 27, 2014
Jo Ann Rodda "The Old Pro" answered:
When the economy is bad, the lower income people are effected more than the upper income people who have a surplus of income.

Reputation of good schools and a safe community. Close to the beach. Executives and sport figures flocking to the area. There is simply not enough property to meet the demand.

Jo Ann Rodda, "The Old Pro"
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Deborahjoe, Renter in
Tue Oct 16, 2012
Deborahjoe answered:
There is a horse property with a home on 7.5 acres near American River College with two arenas ( one covered) 40 stalls with turnouts and much more. House is 3200 sq ft with a pool. For sale by owner at 1.200,000. ... more
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Melissa R La…,  in Oceanside, CA
Fri May 14, 2010
Melissa R Landreth answered:
If you are looking for horse property with access to riding trails in the north county area then I would say Bonsall, with Fallbrook being a very close second. It is absolutly beautiful, defenitly has the small town country feel yet you are close to all! ... more
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Gloria Commi…, Real Estate Pro in Hermosa Beach, CA
Tue Sep 1, 2009
Gloria Commiso answered:
Hi Evan,

The next time you have an agent write an offer request a formal rejection by asking that the seller intial the last page of the purchase agreement indicating that the offer was rejected by the seller. (See page 8 final paragraph of the residential purchase agreement) As mentioned by the other agents you can pursue ethic violations against an agent but the request for a formal rejection might prevent your next offer from being ignored. If I were you, i would submit offers on REO and standard sales due to the success/acceptance rate being higher. Everyone thinks short sales are the way to go but there is a hassle factor, multiple offer situation, and ethical issues as well as a long drawn out process that might end in inevitably end foreclosure. Good luck! ... more
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Rob Kelly,  in 80027
Mon Nov 10, 2008
Rob Kelly answered:
Hi Kaye,
Your relo folks should have a great selection of inventory in the sub $300k range. Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn are 3 suburbs that will keep your clients commute around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

If they are looking into new homes, there are deals to be had in the Thornton area. If they are looking for a deal, bank owned, REO, HUD and foreclosed homes can be had. We are sponsoring a tour of foreclosed homes this Saturday, November 15 9-2pm. Check out
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Brandon Sitc…,  in Roseville, CA
Thu Oct 11, 2007
Brandon Sitcler answered:
There are a bevy of homes for under $500k in the surrounding area of Sacramento currently. The tricky part is selecting the best area to buy one of these homes. Many of the areas that hold the inventory are not extremely desirable places to live as there is not much infrastructure in place. I would suggest staying away from Natomas, Rancho Cordova, and Elk Grove as these areas are leading the downward trend in values.

If your buyers do not mind a commute to Sacramento, look in the new West Park development in Roseville, Or, near-by, Rocklin has a new community called Whitney Ranch.
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Kristal Kraft, Real Estate Pro in Greenwood Village, CO
Sat May 12, 2007
Kristal Kraft answered:
Coloradoans love their golf! We have nearly 100 golf course in and around the Denver metro area. Depending upon price range there will be a golf course home for must any golfer.
I'm including a link to our wonderful golf courses... ... more
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Gena Riede, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
Sat May 12, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
I would love to help them. If they happen to want an Adult Community w/Golf...can do. For other Sacramento Homebuyers there are currently 33 homes for sale in a golf course community in Sacramento County with 2-3 Bedrooms ranging in price from $494K-$875K and some condo's in the $300K range. And in Placer county there are 382-3 Bedroom homes in a golf course community currently for sale from $399K-$925K. Let me know if you need any further info. Here to help the Golfer and putter anyway I can. ... more
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Roberta Murp…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Sat May 12, 2007
Roberta Murphy answered:
Kaye: There are several possibilities. Both La Costa and Aviara in Carlbad, CA have championship golf courses and good selections of luxury golf homes. Encinitas Ranch is another newer possibility--and it is a public course. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club cannot be ignored, but membership here requires you to own property inside the Covenant boundaries. Other courses would include The Crosby, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe Farms, Del Mar Country Club, Santaluz, Morgan Run, Torrey Pines, Lomas Santa Fe, The Grand and La Jolla Country Club. There is no shortage of luxury golf homes! ... more
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