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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Anne, my first account and nswer was deleted. We are not allowed to give that kind of information because of steering laws. Here are some links to study crime and schools.

These links may assist you with crime statistics:

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:

Are you looking to rent or buy in the near future? You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You may qualify to BUY with minimum out of pocket expenses such as less than first, last and security deposit of a rental. If you don't qualify VA you may qualify for the 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment assistance program from a minimum 620 fico score.

If you decide to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to submit offers on homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040's, 1099's, W2's and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. VA or CalVet are not fico score driven loan programs. FHA requires a minimum 500 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down. You may consider a 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment program up to 417k from a minimum 620 fico score which does not have to be repaid.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

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Mon Aug 3, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
This question seems to have no bearing on real estate.
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Greg Murakami asked:
My wife and I are looking for the best elementary schools for our kids and a safe neighborhood (walk able community-HOA)
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Mon May 5, 2014
Traci Turansky answered:
Hello Kaitlyn,

This home is no longer on the market. If you are still looking for a home take a look at the listings for Apple Valley at
Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Traci Turansky
Turansky Realty
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Kaitlyn Torres asked:
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Karen Sanchez answered:
Hi John, the victor valley has a bus system. The metro that you enjoy doesn't have trains in our area. My family does use the metro. We drive "down the hill" and use the rancho cucamunga station. You can connect with amtrak. It's a little complicated but do-able. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Ginger Williams answered:
Julia - I understand your concerns and would also suggest you look at the Megans Law website. Additionally, you can check the website for for crime statistics in the area. ... more
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
wislerbob asked:
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Call the listing agent and they will be able to give you that information.
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
sarah oswald answered:
Apple Valley has a lot of jobs in the medical field or retails. Otherwise, I would recommend that you drive down the hill to the Rancho Cucamonga.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Natividad Salcido answered:
Apple Valley has only one catholic church Our Lady Of The Desert.
Feel Free to Call for more information 760-912-6710
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rent/lease park/community.

Be wary of any manufactured home built before June 15, 1976 as they are "PRE HUD" homes and will be very difficult if not impossible to finance. Additionally many if not most PRE HUD homes were built using caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldehyde and asbestos.

But before you purchase any manufactured home you should have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape.

Be sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped, torn or lying on the ground. Have the inspector look for drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, expansive (clay soil), rusted and deteriorating piers and dry rotted or decomposing wood pads supporting the piers.

Most importantly make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing (ERBS) installed under it as much of California is in a Zone 4 seismic area:


Feel free to contact us should have any more questions: 800 909-1110, Cell: 760 815-6877. Email: Or log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Karen Sanchez answered:
Hi, we are guessing at what info you are looking for. If you want to expand your questions we can give you better answers. Sheryl told you where the post office is. If you need to figure out if you can get there, see below for the bus info.

Victor Valley Transit Authority
Provides public transit for Victorville, Apple Valley, and surrounding communities. - Cached

Karen@real living Hamilton Landon
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Ryan Johnson answered:
Hi Gwen, sounds lovely! Do you have a specific question we can help you with?

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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Darrell A. Caraway Architect answered:
to the estate or a trust for the future owners while it is in probate
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Hi Scott

Did you ever find a home that you were looking for?? Just wanted to check in and see if you still need help looking for a home? You can email me privately at if you need any help at all. ... more
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Beth answered:
Im pretty sure cpsfu is child protective services follow up, apsfu is Animal protection follow up.1460 is Possession with intent to sell, and sale, of obscene matter, some kinda of mailing crime probably mailing porn ... more
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Hi David

Just checking in with you ... did you ever find out the information you were looking for? If not, please feel free to contact me via email at I would be happy to help you any way that I can. ... more
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Hello there... you can also utilize Please let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help you find a home. I am very well versed in the High Desert as I have spent 8 years there. You can email me at ... more
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
James Foy answered:
There shouldn't be any business there as it's a residential area. However it could be a home based business. The address does show up as a section 8 housing rental on some of my searching. ... more
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