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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Peggy asked: posted our listing. I can't figure out how to claim it so we can make some changes. Thanks for the instructions.
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
David Norwood answered:
Sorry, no, it is very difficult borrow on a mobile home that is over 10 years old and 100% impossible to borrow and a coach that is 43 years old. You may be able to sell the coach and buy a new coach, which will allow you to have a loan in the same location.

However, I would recommend selling the real estate and coach and buying a single family home or condo while prices and interest rates are still very low. You will need to sell to a cash buyer, but with that cash you can put all of it down and it may be possible your deductible loan will be lower than what you are paying now, if you have park fee, which are not tax deductible.

You can view all of the homes available on the Central Coast on my web site at

Or, give me a call at 805-270-5860

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Melody Miller answered:
I'm really sorry. Guess you've moved and made your decision. Everyone has "nice' things to say. I, too, was born and raised my own kids in West LA/Santa Monica. I was at my sons in SLO, on the computer, searching for LA places that I could afford, under $1200 (on Disability/Medicare) which would be a single or bachelor (after coming from a couple-ship where we shared a 2500 home over Puget Sound)........>
My son was getting tired of his Mom quietly staying with him (I made myself "small" :-) and said "when I get home later, please get someplace. So, I did. What popped up and was available. It is in SLO (I've only been here a month and It's July 2014. Now, my God, I see that I'm on a little farm which surely used chemicals (which I am deathly sensitive to), dirt everywhere - no asphalt or landscaping. And I have not met one friend. I'm very bright, communicative, (maybe sound disillusioned here) but absolutely STARVING for LA and all the cultural and ethnic diversity it has to offer. I find really nothing to do here (I don't drink) except for ride my bike and climb hills. I used to go to Opera and Ballet, even in Seattle.
I'm 57, and grown sons. Very very very frustrated. Will continue looking in LA.
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Vicki Neider answered:
Hello, I'm from New York as well and would love to show you around the Central Coast of California, Give me a call ... Vicki Neider, 805-434-8011, Keller Williams Realty, Paso Robles, CA ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Violet Skylark answered:
If you are coming from a large city, i.e.: San Diego or Los Angeles, unfortunately you'll find it sorely lacking. The exception being orthopedic specialists which seem to proliferate here in San Luis Obispo County. And, while there are quite a few good orthopedists, many of the other needed specialists are nominal at best. In fact, this is one of the largest drawbacks to this region. Doctors are reimbursed at rural rates, which are less then non-rural areas. Get it? Carefully way out your required (and expected) health care needs before moving here. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
David Norwood answered:
Your best source for rentals will be craigslist SLO. Alex has a very good post as well.

If you have some cash to put down (3.5%) on a home, you may be better off buying a home instead of renting. There are homes available and prices and interest rates are still historically low. Your loan payment could be as low as $1000.00 per month, compared to rentals that average $1,600.00 a month.

Please contact me if you would like help finding a home or go to my web site to view homes in real time.

David Norwood - Central Coast Real Estate - 805-471-0828
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Doug Brown answered:
You'll love it, assuming you don't need to work. Consider a rental before you buy as there are huge variations in climate depending on the area.
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Wed May 9, 2012
Michael Byrd answered:
To update my previous answer, most everyone agrees that all markets are local and we can all say with certainty what has happened to prices but not what will happen in the future. By way of example, the residential market in our community, Arroyo Grande, showed a continuing decline during the past two years. Median sold price in April, 2010 was $477,500. In April, 2012 it was $328,755, a decline of 31%.

Is this indicative of what the future holds in store? Possible not. During the same two-year period the supply of homes for sale was reduced 45% yet the demand for those home was down just 4%. As you may know from Economics 101, when supply can't keep up with demand, prices begin to rise.

All of that said, it is still true that nobody can predict the future. All we can do is look at the indicators and make informed guesses.
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hello Mike,

Yes, you need to initial and sign the SBSA as well. Even thou the terms listed in the SBSA are also listed in the standard California Residential Purchase Agreement. You need to complete the SBSA. I hope this answers your question. Good luck!

Warmest regards,

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Wed Jun 23, 2010
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Sat Oct 24, 2009
Fred Romano answered:

Getting your home on is simple. If you list with a service like ours, your home will be posted FREE on Trulia and several other major real estate websites.
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Richardson Properties,

Trulia displays the number of views that each active listing receives on our site. If you access the link below you'll find the total views for the listing in question under the 'Home Facts' section.

As Benito did mention, you can also send your clients a listing report via Trulia with this information for free. You've already successfully setup an account with us, which is also free, and now you simply need to add your listings to your account in order to send this report. Please access to do so and let us know if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Tue Feb 3, 2009
Holly Campuzano, Broker answered:
Look on the school district linc on this site and I hope it helps. We have great schools in this county. My family has attended schools in SLO county for 5 generations...I mostly loved going to the local colleges...Take Care...WWW.PropertySearchTV.COM ... more
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