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Home Buying in 92071 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

The choice would be up to you. You can interview a few agents to see if they specialize in the areas you are interested in.

All the best,

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Thu Sep 10, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
I would really encourage you to invite in a contractor or two and get some real estimates. As for whether you'll get it back when you re-sell, it's hard to say without knowing more information. ... more
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Daniel Lehman answered:
Depends on EXACTLY what the credit issue is, and how low the fico is. 600s? You are OK. 500's? Not so much. But, there is a lot you could do to repair your credit if you have some time, and are willing to put in the effort...

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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Sasha Spiegel answered:
I agree, you should pick 1 Realtor whom you trust. However, I recommend checking into a few realtors before you make a final commitment to the one Realtor you want to work with. Be upfront that you will be interviewing a few Realtors before you make your decision.

A great way to narrow in on the Realtors you will be speaking with is to see how many Trulia Recommendations they have. Are they and active agent with VIP Status? Have they seen many of the homes in the area? Seeing homes is one of the best measures a Realtor has to share market knowledge with you.

Buying a home or a Vacation property is one of the biggest investments most people make over their life time. The Realtor you choose needs to be professional and aware of all the nuances of the neighborhoods and of the market to help you predict if a particular house is a good investment.
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Sun Jun 6, 2010
HappyinSantee answered:
I have to agree with Santee Lover and Cathy. I looked at the area 3 times at different phases of the construction and the prospect of the one road access is unacceptable. I went there on a couple of mornings recently to see what the general morning traffic was like, and it was crowded, as expected. Can't imagine what the builder (or the City of Santee) was thinking when this plan was hatched, because any evacuation would certainly be a joke. ... more
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Diane Wheatley answered:
I took this information directly from the California Association of Realtors Legal Q&A for you. It states the following:

You are not eligible for the tax credit if the taxpayer owned another main home at any time during the three years prior to the date of purchase. For a married couple filing a joint return, this requirement applies to both spouses. For example, if the taxpayer bought a home on Sept. 1, 2009, the taxpayer cannot take the credit for that home if he or she owned, or had an ownership interest in, another main home at any time from Sept. 2, 2006, through Sept. 1, 2009.

In conclusion and in answer to your question, I would take this to mean that you would need to file separate returns in order for you to receive any benefits from the tax credit. But only if you are to purchase a residence and close escrow before the Nov. 30th deadline and prove that you have not held an ownership interest in any home for the three years prior to the purchase.

You will need to calculate the difference between what you stand to gain by filing jointly with no tax credit vs. filing separately and receiving the tax credit. The limit is $4,000 for a married person filing a separate return.

Please confirm all this information with your tax advisor before making any decisions. Good luck to you! Congratulations on your engagement and pending wedding!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Joan Wilson answered:
I know this is a 2 year old question...but right now (2009), everyone wants to buy in Santee.
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Ana,

The property taxes in San Diego County are generally 1% of the value of the home. Sometimes there are some infrastructure taxes for new communities called Mello Roos, they can add an addition 0.25%. So the total with Mello Roos would be 1.25% maxiumom.

Mark grew up in NJ, so we know you are paying considerably more.

Hope this helps.

Best to you,

Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Thu Mar 19, 2009
Tim Strong answered:
Thank you guys for all your help! I appreciate it! I did a little research myself too and I found out that you can ammend your 2008 return and claim it on that even though you purchased the home in 2009 which is nice. I think Im going to do that! Thanks for the responses!

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