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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Eric Iantorno asked:
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Wed Sep 3, 2014
Melinda Kruse DiPerna answered:
Are you selling by owner or are you an agent? I'm an agent and if I enter a listing I can choose to enter it and syndicate from the MLS, from my own Brokerage listing service KWLS, or by hand typing it into Trulia. The latter requires address verification so it should map.

Sometimes it can take several days (I've heard up to a week) for changes to appear in Trulia, and I would presume that the software that feeds the typed in address is different from that which feeds the map. So patience is probably the best answer. If your listing has been live for more than a week, I would reach out to customer service at Trulia. Good luck selling your home!
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
David Indermill answered:

To answer that question the right way, it all depends on if you want privacy or ocean views and close to the ocean.

Best Wishes,

David R. Indermill

Re/Max Hall Of Fame, CDPE | Since 1998 | Luxury Real Estate Advisor
International Referrals | Bank Owned Assets | Off Market Properties
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Jamie Koonce answered:
The real estate market in San Diego is now steadily growing, with selling prices increasing throughout most areas (especially in Coastal San Diego). This is a great time for sellers and investors alike. ... more
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guideline toward the SELLING PRICE.

Some Sellers believe that by setting the LISTING PRICE high, they can always come down, and people will make an offer anyway: WRONG! Buyers will just bypass the property and look at houses that are within their price range. And six months from now, the Seller will slowly start lowering the PRICE, (this is called “chasing the curve”) and Buyers will be asking the question; “What’s wrong with that house?” and “Why has it been on the Market so long?”

Other Sellers set the LISTING PRICE low, to attract multiple offers. (The correct strategy.) We are asked; “Aren’t you obligated to sell at this price if someone offers it?” The answer is probably not; for that to happen, you would first have to have only one offer, and secondly, the offer would have be exactly the same, down to the smallest detail, (please discuss this with your Realtor).

Another thought; Buyer will search for potential properties by groups; for example, $400,000 to $450,000, and $250,000 to $300,000. If your house is priced at $460,000 or $310,000, the Buyers will never see it. (something else to discuss with your Agent.)

Different Banks have different philosophies about pricing their properties: You cannot draw any conclusions without a good analysis.

Have your Realtor do a CMA, (Comparative Market Analysis) to help you determine your Offering Price. It is the surest way to determine the Market Value of the property.
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Jay Becker Sotheby's answered:
Never hurts to look at more options, best to have a realtor lead the search because much or the information that is found on the web can be inaccurate and outdated.
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
Homertsimpson answered:
Hello Megs07 it does sound possible but until we have a pre-approval from a qualified lender were just wasting time. It doesn't sound like you have a lender you're working with right now or you'd already know how much you qualify for.

I'd be happy to refer you to a very qualified lender, of over 17 years here in San Diego, who'll be able to quickly pre-qualify you right over the phone and tell you how much home you can afford based on your income and assets if you'd like; just email me back for his contact information.

Also you can search our website by clicking on "Home Search" and see for yourself what homes are available in any area of San Diego you'd like. You'll be able to see colored photo's and virtual tours of the homes, and get school and community information very quickly.

Thanks and have a great day!
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Sun Aug 29, 2010
Rudi Hofmann answered:
Mapleton, like in Temecula Valley? Just so folks know where you are inquiring about. ..... Happy funding, Rudi
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Mon Sep 7, 2009
Conrad Hodgson answered:
Hi CT,

I think Seth said it well. Some agents post bogus prices just to get you to visit their websites. So lame!!
If you want to visit my website to search the SANDICOR MLS for free, you can visit my website at ... more
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Mon Nov 17, 2008
Jeff Dowler answered:
An excellent question and it should not be based on what the bank says you are qualified to borrow.

I would sit down and make a detailed budget so you know what you bring in each month and what your costs area. This should include lifestyle expenses as well. Generally this will lead you to realize that what you are qualified to borrow and what you are comfortable living (in order to pay the bills but also live the lifestyle you enjoy and hopefully put money into savings or an IRA each month) on are very different.

You also need to consider all the expenses one incurs with a home purchase, which go well beyond the mortgage, interest, insurance, taxes and possible HOA fees or Mello Roos.
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Sat Nov 15, 2008
Seth Chalnick answered:
Well, they say "it ain't braggin' if you can back it up" LOL... If you'd like to kick some tires, review my website for testimonials, qualifications, and transactions executed. Thanks for your consideration :) ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Scott Messier answered:
I agree with Mr. Brady and somewhat agree with Mr. Shafron as long standing relationships with accountability matter but that doesn't necessarily mean you will get the best deal. The word deal is subjective. You may work with an amateur who may give you a great rate and charge you a small fee, but will he get your loan funded? Will he communicate with you and put you in the proper loan program? Will he take the time to work with you to give you the best financial advice? Working with a professional that charges you what he/she is worth and gives you a sound Mortgage Planning solution in addition to putting you into the best loan program that fit's your needs is worth it's weight in gold. Some people believe the best deal is paying more by getting the best advice and long term plan for their family. Others just want the lowest rate possible with discounted fees in the hopes that someone will eventually close their loan. Always ask questions regarding background, experience and mortgage planning. Check to see if they are licensed, have a professional website that includes information about their company etc. So how do you find the best deal on a mortgage? Work with a professional that's going to be upfront and honest about a long term plan for you! ... more
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