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Home Buying in Arroyo Grande : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 6, 2016
Crissy Cox asked:
I am inquiring on what it's like living in Arroyo Grande? We're considering a rather sizable purchase & will be relocating from Orange County, CA. There are a couple of things that matter…
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Lily Ramirez asked:
I was told about this by a lender and I did some research online but can't seem to fully understand. I was told I would probably be getting a $3,600 tax rebate from the mortgage interest,…
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Sun Nov 2, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
With all due respect, this content belongs in your blog. This is where Realtors answer questions from consumers.
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Fri May 23, 2014
Robert D Hughes answered:
Good advice from Cindy. 0% down money. However, like Cindy stated not all sellers pick up all the buyers settlement costs. Also a VA Funding fee is included usually financed in as well. Make sure you only deal with knowledgeable and reputable Mortgage and Real Estate Reps.

Best of luck and Thank you for your service,

Rob Hughes-Long and Foster RE Inc.
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Wed Jan 8, 2014
John Goodell answered:
Without knowing more about the property it is hard to say.

As a broker with many years experience in buying and selling rural property in Arroyo Grande, I would be happy to help you with your rural real estate needs.

Feel free to email me at or call me at 805-441-4242.

To view the most recent real estate properties for sale in Arroyo Grande, CA please visit
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
John Goodell answered:
You may search for properties on our website at

There is no registration required to access all properties and photos.

You may also sign up for a market snapshot which gives you an idea of what the central coast (Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, etc.) market is doing, what properties have sold, which are for sale, trends, etd. We send the Market Snapshot to you by email. ... more
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
John Goodell answered:
Unlike Phoenix, we have very moderate summers here, which result in almost no use of air conditioning. Winters are mild as well, so heating is usually not a big concern either.

Please feel free to contact me with any other questions at 805-441-4242

or visit my website for more community information and to search for properties.

John Goodell
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Lois answered:
Renting for 3 to 5 years is quite an extensive time. Could you explain a bit more about that time frame, and perhaps add more about your needs/wants? I would be happy to assist. ... more
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Julie,
If you contract to work with a excellent and qualified "Buyer Agent" you will not waste your time on any property that does not meet your criteria. Just let your Realtor know that you are not interested in "FIxer Uppers" and you will only be shown suitable property.
Your Buyer Agent will be paid by the seller of the why do without?
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear James,
Changing permitted uses is a difficult and time consuming process, but it can be done and is done often. It is easier to persuade the city for the zoning change if it benefits their "plan" for land use. It seems that since the property has been used this way for so many years, that you should get a favorable response just for that fact alone. You might also discuss this with your neighbors. If they do not object, that will help you in your quest. ... more
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Sat Nov 5, 2011
Julie W Llilly answered:
The focus of the U.S. real-estate market lately has been the number of foreclosures and people trying to purchase cheap housing. But Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors, says that if Americans don’t start focusing on building new houses, the market will have a much bigger problem on its hands. ... more
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
Judy Sharma answered:
Hi Bridget,
Property tax is approximately 1.12% but mortgage payments will depend on amount of down payment and the duration of the loan. If you want to know details, please, give me a call and I will be able to help you. I moved from Visalia and love living here. I am sure you would like this area too. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me. ... more
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Thu Jul 22, 2010
David Norwood answered:
Because the real estate market has been slow, very few builders are buying land to build. Therefore, most of the land and lots have come down in price significantly. It is true you can find foreclosed property sometimes for less, but you will find that all of the land and lots for sale are very low.

I offer on my web site all stress sale properties at

However, you may want to check out all of the available land that is available in all of the Central Coast in a real time format at

Also, I can send you a list of available lots or land in your price range. Just email me the areas you are interested in or call me. 805-471-0828 or Toll Free 877-471-0828

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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Gena Isaacson answered:
Dear Rhonda,
We look forward to your family moving to the area. Sometimes when sellers list at last year's pricing, they sit for awhile...difficult to adjust to the market's downturn sometimes. The Highlands area is nice because it is located in a very desirable school district and it gets a good amount of sun. (2 qualities that I appreciate in a neighborhood!) It is on a hilltop which offers fantastic views! Thus, the streets can be hilly. Usually properties have nice usable back yards for your family's enjoyment.
I recently sold 2 homes in the neighborhood. One to a family and one to a professional couple. The family that bought there has a day care facility in their home and has many clients from the neighborhood, which were an overflow from the existing day care...lots of kids around. The park near the entrance to the neighborhood is very large and we have had group picnics there. The builder is Castle Rock and they have a fine reputation. If you are purchasing there, the property may be under the SB-800 bill which requires builders to repair any defects in construction (with conditions). Please let me know if you have any other questions, as I have lived in the area for many years and really appreciate the different communities and what they have to offer. Feel free to call or email any time as I would be happy to help you find a great home!
Best regards,
Gena Isaacson, Lic #01475903
C-21 Hometown, Arroyo Grande
(805) 440-4323
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Bob Ross answered:
its very quiet in corbett canyon your neighbors could be a distance away.

further information e-mail me at
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Christy Best answered:
These home were very high in price, and they went all the way up to and over 800K, then the market fell, and there are lot of people wanting to get out, because they can't afford the house anymore. Also, I know this,
because this happened to me, I bought in 2005, and the house sold in 2008 for 200,K less.

My Interest rate went from 6.375 to 9.5% pricing me right out of the property. Could not refinance, or sell.

I understand this better than anyone, I used to live very close to there.....
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