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Home Buying in 92651 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 18, 2015
Amir Vahdat 949-682-9090 answered:
You are absolutely correct. I was digging into the property profile and most of the additions hasn't been updated into the computer :(
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Sophia Maksymchak Allen answered:
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
Current tax is 1.1 %Feel free to give me any address and I will send you current amount on tax bill... I have 25 years in business in Laguna beach and would love to help you if you need anything! ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Danielle Purcell answered:
Check city records. Google name of city and words city records and you should get your answers!
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Caroline Gerardo Barbeau answered:
Add on top the Obama 3.8% tax, if it is not repealed to cover Obamacare. If you have “unearned income” in excess of $200,000 adjusted gross income for single taxpayers or $250,000 for married couples.

I wrote about it here:

This tax is being fought, but no idea if it will be changed. This is not tax advice. Others gave some great direction above.
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Dave Gubler answered:
I suggest you have a home inspector out and determine what functional issues may be lurking (in the same vein as Edward's answer). After you have fixed/updated all items that impact functionality I would have to say that removing "popcorn" ceiling (if applicable) is a must and then I would go right to the kitchen and kitchen appliances. ... more
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Brad Davidson answered:
Buyers are nervous. Prices are down 9% in OC from last summer after getting a phony bump from the Obama tax credits. Once the Fed stopped giving away tax money to home-buyers the market went into the tank. Low interest rates are keeping things afloat for now.

Flippers can't get rid of their inventory and are lowering their prices, often taking losses on homes bought at the trustee sale. REO's are sitting longer and the banks are dropping their prices too. These two factors plus all the short sales leave equity seller hanging hoping for a recovery in the spring.

Other than interest rates there are few reasons for buyer to get off the fence. Sure there are some good deals out there but it's not like prices will rise for another two years.
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Grettalulu answered:
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
Hello Jem,

Yes there has been an increase in LB in short sales due to Jumbo Loans being due. And unfortunately we will continue to see more of this in the next 3-5 more years. I hope we don't see anymore in LB but then again who knows. People just live way beyond there means.
As for your second question, my experience has been some banks do not care if you have cash or not, so whatever the bank is asking and it is listed with the realtor, you have to offer nothing less than that...but get ready to possibily over bid.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Gilda Duhs answered:
1243 Ocean Front is an apartment renting weekly but 1249 I don't see as an active listing? Let me know what you are looking for as we have many homes on the market in Laguna now.

Thank You. Gilda Duhs, 949-683-7232,
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Mack McCoy answered:
Yeah, no.
Lookit - you want fantastic service? Be a fantastic buyer or seller.
I'm serious.Otherwise, you'll sound like a guy who looks like me complaining that he can't make it with supermodels.
You want the best,. be the best.
If you're the rest, well - you've got to put up with the rest.
Knowing full well that nobody has ever lost debating points by flattering their audience . . .

Generally speaking, you're not that smart and savvy.

If you're a buyer, and you insist that your agent not preview while you surf the web, you need to get out of your own way.

If you're a seller, and you insist on "testing the market" price-wise, or you insist that your listing agent doesn't understand how "charming" your "collections" are, and how important it is to arrange showings around your home-office or children's schedules, you need to get out of your own way.

Good agents know what they're doing, but if you put them in the position of (a) offending you by telling you the truth and risk losing you as a client, or (b) placating you and underserving you by acceding to your whims - you both wind up the loser.

Certainly, if your agent isn't doing a good job, then you have cause for complaint - but first, be certain that you're giving them the space to do a good job.

Always - every single time - hire an agent who brings something to the party that you don't already possess.

To quote Celine Dion, Yat's the yay it yiz.
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Cynthia Fleming answered:
Ok, what property are you talking about? Whats the cartoon house?
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Mr. Blue answered:
Cynthia, I'm all for the truth, positive or negative and that is what i was asking for.......
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Thu Jun 11, 2009
Bob Phillips answered:
Mr. Blue? The consensus answer to your original question is a resounding NO.
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Tue May 19, 2009
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
Hi again Chris,
Home equity lines were frozen a long time ago. The reason for this....nobody has any equity to borrow on!! Sound familiar? Speak to a local real estate pro abouot the TRUE value of your condo. It makes no sense to overprice in this market. It will be a waste of your time and energy and the home will just not sell. Nobody is overpaying for homes right now. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Nov 5, 2008
Harrison K. Long answered:
Chris ... interesting situation. Cynthia is correct that you first should hire a Realtor agent to help with this situation involving proposed trade. That Realtor would also advise you to get the best title insurance available ... and to retain counsel. If you have questions or want to speak with us about serving as your Realtors, please let me know.

Harrison K. Long
Realtor & broker
Explore Group Properties, Coldwell Banker Previews
Irvine, California
949-854-7747 (The Best Web Site For Property Searching)
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