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Fri Jul 28, 2017
Mary answered:

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Tue Jul 4, 2017
Shirly.hart53 answered:
I have lived here my entire life. I do know. Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Poway. San Dieguito school district for high school is great Canyon Crest high school or Torrey Pines high are the best high schools. Solana Beach school district for elementary school or Poway. Poway is inland and gets very hot. That is my take on it. ... more
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Steven Kilgore asked:
Someone is getting free leads, and this will be reported to the local Board if it is not corrected asap.
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Thu Dec 24, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Yes you need permits to do an extensive electric re-wire on a property. You want permits too, because they will protect you and make sure the work meets the minimum standards for safety. ... more
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
JR Thrasher answered:
My team and I will be happy to help you find a home to rent. Check out our reviews and website, give me a call or send an email. I have a few questions, then we can begin the search for your rental home.

I conducted a search for homes in 92114 and I did find a house available for rent on a cul-de-sac. You can check it out at this link:

J.R. Thrasher
BRE Lic: 01888955
Keller Williams Realty

619-929-0105 Cell
888-959-7089 Fax
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Sat Aug 9, 2014
Maryanne Jackson answered:
The seller is not obligated to accept a lower appraisal price for the property, In some cases the seller may require the buyer to pay the difference from the contract price to the appraised value.
Or, the seller may negotiate in the middle.
The seller may also opt to take the lower appraised price just to get the deal closed.
THE VA may not allow the vet to pay the difference and the deal may fall apart.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Lisamonet30 answered:
What Hospital will you be working at? That's the man question. San Diego is big and that would be your starting point .
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Stef Seper answered:
Good Morning Ann,
That's a great question, considering a single story home is a must for some people. I am able to create a filter for you from the broker information that I receive daily. Just curious what areas are you searching?
Best Wishes, Steve Seper
Broker / Owner, Balboa Park Realty
Lic #01730524
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Chris Francis answered:
Wow! It sounds like the listing agent could be guilty of a number of ethical violations. But as my mother in law used to say, you point a finger and you point three back at yourself.

Aside from whatever the other agent did, you are making rookie mistakes that can land you in hot water. I recommend you team up with a mentor and familiarize yourself with NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. You should start with ARTICLE 1, it talks about pledging yourself to promote and protect the interests of your client. Move on to ARTICLE 9, it says in plain english, words to the affect of, Realtors will get it in writing. ARTICLE 11 discusses a Realtor's reasonable expected competence. If I were a cash buyer dropping a half million bucks, I'd expect nothing less. Please take this a constructive criticism moving forward. Good luck.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
chrissyandaj28 answered:
Rewired houses need permits? I am looking to purchase a brand new remodeled home where the wiring has been rewired through out but the seller is lagging on if the permits were pulled and the city approved them up to code. Is there something fishy going on? ... more
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Thu Mar 18, 2010
Melissa Zavala answered:
I think you get the picture. The answer is yes. Make sure to use a qualified and competent lender to represent you. Loans are trickier than every right now!
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Dean,

The best resource for rental prices is Craigslist. While there are other sites that give more info, 85% to 90% of all property rentals are found through Craigslist.

Best to you,

Mark and Kari Shea
Real Estate Experts Serving San Diego County
Specialists in Investment Properties, Foreclosures, Short Sales,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
David T. Leonti answered:
All the answers below are accurate. Unfortunately, with the foreclosure process there are so many steps and people or companies involved that information may not always be accurate or the most recent available to the public. This is why the foreclosure process is so timely and frustrating for so many people including buyers, sellers, banks and agents. With state, city and county law differing from area to area, there is usually not an answer available quickly nor accurately till you go through a few chains of command. ... more
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
Kari Shea answered:

We can see that you are asking many questions related to foreclosures and how they work. Here is one of the better links we have found that outlines the process.

We hope it helps,

Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure & Investment & Short Sale Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Alex Lisnevsky answered:
Jay, I'm tracking a lot of land listings in San Diego that'd been sitting on the market for over a year without any movement and without any price changes, because they were listed by residential brokers with no experience in selling land, so you are right about looking for somebody experienced with land sales. That being said, here are some other points:

- Before putting the land for sale, make a trip to the city or the county, find out everything you can about wht you can or can't build on the land, zoning, set-backs, height restrictions, use restrictions. Find out if any zoning changes happend to any other parcels surrounding your parcel. Have the entire package of information ready for the buyer, it saves them time on due diligence, and makes your land more valuable.

- Analyze the best and highest use of the property based on the neighborhood. If the property is surrounded by commercial properties and you have residential zoning, then may be building residential SFR is not the best idea.

- Once you know what is best for the property, spend some time and money doing some conceptual designs or renderings that you can use in your advertising. It helps buyers visualize the future of the parcel, otherwise all they are looking at is dirt. Most people are not visionaries.

- PRICE IT RIGHT! This is the biggest mistake sellers of land are making, as if they are hoping for the next idiot to buy dirt for some incredible amount of money that doesn't make sense. San Diego MLS is full of year-old listings that start from "Potential to build ..... " You can't price the land as if "potential" is "approved state of entitlements", two different things!

- Whatever is the project for this parcel, figure cost to build the finished product, entitlements, all other soft and hard costs, don't forget about 10-15% profit/contingency for the buyer because no buyer is stupid enough to get into construction project just to end up with the finished product at market value, and then by the way of subtraction figure the cost of land.

- Be creative - most land sellers don't want to carry financing. It's Wrong! Seller financing for land is one of the best ways to sell the land, and it's one of the best ways for the land sellers to increase value. Most sellers don't do it because they either don't understand it, or have complete misconception about the seller-financing, or are ill-advised by the selling broker.
- Finally - DON'T SELL NOW, if you can help it! That's right. Market bottom is the worst time to sell land. There are no lenders financing land, the buyers are hesitant to start construction because they can buy a better bargain by buying discounted existing homes, you will end up selling land at a discount anywhere from 50 to 75%. If you can hold on to it, do it, or if you have money to build, it's an option too, because with so many builders sitting unemployed you can build for about 20% less than just a year ago.

If you need to talk about it, contact me, will be happy to help.

Good Luck!
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Wed Jun 11, 2008
Lee Lovitt answered:
Do you want to know the price of rentals in Encanto?

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Thu Jun 5, 2008
David answered:

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Gold is such a good investment still! We can show you how to protect your wealth and leverage what you have to get what you want.

Dont dump all your cash in the house!!!

We do things a little different from the typical realtor, and help you preserve your money, not help you spend it.
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