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Thu May 18, 2017
Christierawson asked:
125 acacia ave carlsbad ca 92008
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Shawnanicole21 answered:
Wed Oct 19, 2016
I am assuming you are asking because you are getting a owner occupied mortgage. If that is the case only the person that is on the mortgage has to live in the property. If both people are on the mortgage then only one has to live in the property.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Dennis Smith answered:
That is a common scam on Craigslist. Call the police. I always tell future tenants that they should never send their deposit to anyone.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Eliot Rachman, GRI answered:
the county clerk posts the foreclosure listings and schedules for sale on their web site. Other people will charge you for the same info.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Eliot Rachman, GRI answered:
I tell people to use a local Property Management Co, in addition to Zillow, and Rental Leads provided by Realtor off of the MLS system. There is no one good source for all rentals in any area. ... more
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Mthielbahr answered:
Call Mary 1-208-610-2265 I know of a manufactured home that will be for rent and purchase two blocks from the beach as Jan.1, 2015.
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Sat Jun 28, 2014
Kathleen Moyer answered:
I had the same issue. I was informed that the issue has been fixed. They told me that if I had anymore issues to call them directly.
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
Anthony Jackson answered:
i suggest you look for a mortgage broker and see what they can do for you... i have a couple i work hand and hand with that can be a good help for you...

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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Tony Cannon answered:
I like Kim's answer and would add seller pays for appraisal if it is lower than the purchase price and transaction does not close due to the appraisal.
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
EVOILCO answered:
I am considering buying a Fannie Mae house being sold "AS-IS"... I have seen it with my realtor & the house NEEDS some work to be brought UP TO CODE. They have disclosed that the house does NOT have a TITLE V & has NO PLANS for one. It also has asbestos wrapped pipes & a few other issues. HOW WOULD IT BE EVEN POSSIBLE/feasible to "OCCUPY" this house within 60 days when it is clearly NOT "livable" in it's current condition. I DO plan to make it my primary residence but KNOW FOR SURE it will take a MINIMUM of 60 days (more like 120 days) BEFORE the property is in any kind of livable condition. How can they KNOWINGLY sell an "as-is" house with KNOWN problems/deficiencies and expect someone to LIVE in it within 60 days. We are not talking just "cosmetic" changes here. I don't think it's fair to charge another $10k if it's not occupied within that time especially with ALL of the work that needs to be done to it. ... more
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Pete Tomaszek answered:
Olde Carlsbad is doing very well. Lots of owners are doing tons of work to their homes. Its becoming quite the cute neighborhood.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
The INDRA Group answered:
Your earnest money deposit is always at risk - that you should know first off. Ask your agent if the contingency period is automatically removed at said date or not. Your agent should walk you through this. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Sarah Dupree answered:
I never show properties till clients have a prequa or preapproval letter in hand done by a reputable loan person. I have a loan agent named Barbara Tammen at Wells Fargo in Carmel Valley who is simply amazing. I always have the clients submit their financials first to her (if they don't have their own loan person) and won't start showing till we have the letter. It's a waste of everyone's time if the buyer is not ready and qualified to pull the trigger if we find the right property.

I think its fine to put the client on a gateway so they get daily updates of houses, but until the preapproval letter is done, don't show properties.

The houses themselves will educate the client when they are fully aware what they can afford.
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Tue May 1, 2012
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi Alexandra,

I'm Andrew Wilkinson, a community manager here in Trulia Voices and a member of the Consumer Marketing team. How can I help you?

Follow up with me at my email address below, and I'll be able to help you out asap.


Community Manager, Trulia Voices
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
Aij, We are a manufactured home dealer, mfg contractor, general contractor, developer & Real Estate Broker with offices in Encinitas and Vista. We've been in the manufactured home business in this area since 1980 and are very familiar with all the manufactured home parks, condo conversions and Planned Unit Developments (PUDS) in the North County as well as all of San Diego.

We understand all the nuance of this industry and the difference between a rent/lease, Condo conversion, Co op and PUD. There's a lot of information you need to know before you purchase a MH. While Lakeshore Gardens is a beautiful MP with a very close proximity to the ocean many if not most of those home are getting very old.

They may look good on the outside but when you have an inspection, and you most definitely should, you will find that there are a lot of "Pre HUD" homes (built before June 15, 1976). This is not good for many reasons. If you call me I will be happy to share those details with you. My cell is 760 815-6977

Additionally, a Pre HUD home is quite often extremely difficult to finance if you choose to do so. If you can obtain financing you will find that you will be paying a premium for interest, will have to come in with a pretty hefty down and will only get a 15 to 20 year term as a rule. That coupled with the monthly rent can really start to add up. You may just be better off buying in a resident owned community.

Additionally, there is no rent control in the city of Carlsbad and since the former owner, Charles Bronson, passed away about 20 years ago the rents have almost tripled. Now what some folks have done in the past few years is to purchase a Pre Hud home, pull it out and put a new one in. I can tell you as a dealer and a contractor that that will cost a bundle. However, there are those folks who are happy to pay the price in order to live so close to the beach and for the quality of life.

I could share a whole lot more with you but I think it might be more suitable in an eyeball to eyeball meeting. Now I'm not suggesting in anyway that Lakeshore Gardens is blighted. In fact as others have stated it's truly one of the nicest parks in Carlsbad. But as is the case with most older manufactured home parks it does have some issues. However, these issues can be dealt with and remedied quite successfully if addressed from the onset and will make your manufactured home buying experience a truly pleasurable one.

Ranco Carlsbad is another great manufactured home development. It used to be a rental park but was converted to a Condo conversion several years ago. It has had some rather significant issues as well and I would gladly be happy to discuss those with you as well.

Also if you should ever wish to seek an FHA guaranteed forward or reverse mortgage you will need to have a 433a California Housing and Community Development (HCD) required documentation and an engineered certification attesting to the existence of a State approved foundation system in order to secure the loan. If the home is in fact in a flood plain this can be a tremendous challenge if not a down right deal breaker.

In addition to the two parks mentioned above there is also, Camino Hills, El Camino Estates, Solamar and Lanakai. Solamar and Lanakai are on Coast Highway right across from the beach while the other two are on El Camino Real. All these parks and developments have certain issues and attributes but are all very nice parks and/or developments overall. You just need to be educated as to what to look for and what remedies and options are available to you.

We'd be very happy to discuss these parks or any other parks in San Diego for that matter with no obligation. One thing you will get from us, however, is total honest disclosure, a thorough inspection from bottom to top inside and out and a hands on dedicated service with almost 3 decades of experience be it purchasing a home, removing one and putting a new one in or remodeling your existing home you can depend on us.

We offer a family owned and operated turn-key, one stop solution from beginning to end during the entire process of your MANUFACTURED HOME experience. We look forward to working with you.
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