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Market Conditions in Bakersfield : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 12, 2015
it appears you are in Bakersfield, so that is a tough question as the Bakersfield economy depends so much on oil. In general when ever the stock market goes down, people start shifting the money into real estate. If you are in Bakersfield or Texas there is a question about that though. ... more
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
Paul Stroud answered:
Golden Valley High School.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Lizzie Comery answered:
Hi Misty, there are websites where you can research by area for local school ratings. I suggest checking out for more information.
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Mon May 19, 2014
Sarahpollard345 asked:
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Sat May 3, 2014
Elizabeth Roehl asked:
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
gailscorza answered:
Yes. And these units are so nice. You have to see them. Text me with a day and time, so you can view. Thank you for your interest!

Gail (323) 253-9146
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Jason Thoele answered:
Market conditions in Bakersfield have greatly improved in the past 6 months. Having sold over 700 homes in the past 8 years I have a bit of knowledge when it comes to selling real estate. For a complete market summary on your home please feel free to contact me via my trulia profile. ... more
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
John Reeves Your Home Sold Guaranteed answered:
Nearby schools are:

St John Lutheran School, St Francis School, Golden State Baptist School
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Simon Campbell answered:
Working with an experienced and qualified real estate agent in Lovelock is in your best interest for several reasons:

(1) They have a license to market real estate in that area.
(2) They know the market and will be better able to set a market price for the property.
(3) They know who will be the typical buyer and thus who to market the property to.
(4) They have a network of other realtors that will also help to sell your property.
(5) Local agents are there to make sure that the property remains in marketable condition.
(6) They are present to conduct showings on the property.
(7) They have a network of title agents, attorneys, home inspectors to help smooth the closing process.

Additionally, hiring a local real estate agent dramatically reduces your personal liability in case anything goes wrong.
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Kay Lovelace answered:
Did the Government Shut-down affect the housing market?

Yes, of course it did.

Is it recovering? Yes, buying a home is a good lifetime investment, it gives your family a sense of well being, security and comfort. Additionally, even when the stock market drops the value will eventually come back, as it did a few years ago, everyone felt the extreme drop, but those who kept their homes, found it recovered as well as went up.

The smart market thinking will be to manage your resources by updating and maintenance. Deferred maintenance is lost profits.

At the end of the day, you have more than a non-tax deductible RENT check; and you have returns on your investment.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Cameron Miller answered:
Per the MLS the HOA dues are $260 per month. The listing is currently available to show, so if you are interested in viewing this home I would be happy to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.

Cameron Miller
Success Real Estate
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Valerie Ulrey answered:
No. The agent who gave that answer I believe thought you were asking about Realtor fees.
The H O A for the home you previously inquired about is $260.

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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Michael McCracken answered:
I own a property Management company would you be interested in following up with a pricing quote?
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Kevin Oliver answered:
Hello Michael, Yes there are opportunity's for investments in the housing market. In the last 6 months I have purchased 20+ investment property's as a real estate investor. Some of these purchases have been flips (in and out of state) and some buy and holds. I also purchased a group home here recently. Depending on what you are looking to do there are plenty of investment opportunity's in the housing market. Give me a call or email if you want to chat further. 661 808-3444 or ... more
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
I'm sure you are. Would you like to know more about this home?

J.R. Thrasher
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Mark R. Barrett answered:
I am a lender and only seen this when I worked for lenders that require all their appraisals to be reviewed by another appraiser (usually out of the area). They do this so they can sell their loan after they close with less risk. They taught me to sell it as protecting the borrower, lol. The investors they are trying to sell too can be strict and they want to cover their bank account. Part of the reason I left lenders who do this practice was it was costing me loans and agents because the review appraiser disagreed with the actual appraiser who looked at the house. We would order a time consuming second appraisal and often got the value but at a cost. I use lenders that sell direct to Fannie and Ginnie Mae and don't have investors overlays or risk of selling the loan due to investors overlays. I'm 95-99% certain that is what happened. ... more
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Cameron Miller answered:
Hello Brent,
Lots and land are listed in the Bakersfield Multiple Listing Service, which most, if not all agents have access to. I would certainly be happy to help you search for land. I would just need specifics from you of what exactly you are looking for and your price range.

Let me know if I can help.

Cameron Miller
Success Real Estate
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Dee Oliver answered:
The monthly condo fees for unit #20 is shown to be $170. Property is already contingent.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
darleneb1942 answered:
Thank you all for the answers. They are very helpful.
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