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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Sean Tanya asked:
What types of buyers buy in the Carmel Highlands area (specifically in the San Remo and Mentone areas) and what are they seeking (amenities, price range, etc.)?
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Wed Aug 2, 2017
P.gooris asked:
Tue May 9, 2017
Hello rharrell, when you put in the city and state in the search bar and hit enter you will see the choices to the right to narrow down a search on this Trulia site.

Are you in the market to purchase anytime soon? You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on homes of your choice.

Do you know what your fico scores are and do you have down payment and closing costs or do you need down payment and closing cost assistance programs? You can buy with minimal out of pocket expenses with DAP up to 600k sales price in high balance areas like Carmel. You may go up to $636,150 loan amount with FHA 3.5% down.

Otherwise you may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 3 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 3 million.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Realitybytez answered:
nothing. i do all of the ads for my rental properties on craigslist for free. first one took three days to find a qualified tenant. second one took a couple weeks. third one took three weeks. ... more
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Chris Alessio asked:
I did fix the map location on zillow, but i cannot figure out how to do so on Trulia??
Please advise.
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Sun Feb 14, 2016
Nick Tortorelli answered:
they will lift the moratorium once the water tables begin to rise again, also chances are when the de-sal plant is finished in Marina, it could be lifted. I have heard some estimate that it will be in 2019. ... more
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I wish this site had a 'like' button but it doesn't. And unfortunately, I don't know what can be done about your situation. Merely owning a home does not equal permission to invade our privacy. ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Terrell Bruce answered:
A local real estate agent can help you out! Or you can go to staples or office max they always have them. Most importantly. Be sure to have your renters license if you are a landlord
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
Tina Lam answered:
Are you looking to rent, renovate, buy, or sell? Those give you very different costs.
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
mypassionispilates asked:
What percentage of the residents live there full time? Are some of the units owned as timeshares (it is discussed in the documents, and I can't recall ever seeing this in any other retirement…
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Sat Jun 14, 2014
Lore Lingner answered:
No they do not - there are a few carports.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Merritt Ringer answered:

The Carmel area, much to some folks' surprise, has largely tracked the national averages during, and following, the financial crisis. Our market, on average, fell about a third from 2005 to mid-2012; then, it turned, and is up about 12-15% since. Because our homes have such variety, we have plenty that fall on both sides of these averages.

If you'd like to receive a monthly e-magazine I create about our market or wish to drill more deeply, please let me know at Are you considering buying or selling?
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Becky Jones answered:
The best source - speak to a local Realtor in the area you are considering.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Randall Ortiz answered:
You should speak with a loan officer as everyone's situation is unique. Depending on your credit score, interest rate and other factors, your payment will be unique to your situation. Let me know if you want me to refer you to a lender. ... more
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Miri Kornitz answered:
30-Year Fixed 4.5 % $4,555/mo.
15-Year Fixed 3.5% $6,427/mo.
5/1 ARM 3.25% $3,913/mo.

These are just general numbers. Please feel free to contact ERIC TSENG mortgage advisor for a free consultation


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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
Try calling a local roofer. Most of them would be happy to give you a free estimate.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
Hi Nancy, check out these websites. You can't search for a specific complex but you can for a general area.

i hope that answers your question but feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Laurel Jaques answered:
This lovely neighborhood is located in the hills of Carmel, on the east side of Highway 1. Though not really considered walking distance (it is pretty hilly), you are within 5 minutes of Carmel-by-the-Sea's shops and restaurants, grocery shopping at Carmel Valley Rd (mouth of the valley) and 10 minutes to all kinds of shopping in Monterey. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Scott Comstock answered:
Hi Cynthiaedelberg, There are most always condos available with ocean views. Even if there may seem like there is nothing available on the market, properties may fall out of escrow and come back on the market, or there may be a seller looking to sell. And a great agent will ask owners and take a proactive stance looking for their clients best interests. I hope this helps!! Scott Comstock RE/MAX Gold Fresno, CA. 559-681-9500 ... more
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