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Rentals in Costa Mesa : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 18, 2018
Nanoo Helmy asked:
Thu Jun 1, 2017
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
The best thing to do is go on the City websites, and research crime stats.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Hello Kirra, you did not mention the maximum payment you are looking to achieve. The rentals in Huntington Beach start from $750 to $950 for a room and from $1,350 for 1bd 1ba apt, $1,425 for 2bd 1ba apt and the single family homes start from $1,495 for 1bd 1ba cottage.

You should check with the local rental management companies too. Here is a link to consider, call and go directly. Here is a link to everything available 122 in Huntington Beach and 52 in Costa Mesa up to 3k monthly rent.

The purchase in Huntington Beach start from 274k for 2bd 1ba condo and up. You may qualify to buy with minimal out of pocket expenses, less than first, last and security, and pay about the same or less than rent in many local cities.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

If you decide you want to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 424k.

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 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
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BRE# 01140252
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Taadaarentals asked:
I checked hide phone number on the Zillow Contact profile and on that website it is hidden - also on Hotpads - but not on!
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Brittany Leighton answered:
There is not a property address here to reference. I would love to help you. Please let me know what I can answer for you.

Brittany Leighton
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
(949) 480-7178
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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Westbay Apartments answered:
As long as you do not owe any money to prior complexes or have evictions you will be fine. Call me if you are interested in our 2 bedroom/ 1 bath 1495 on a one year lease...

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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Nick White answered:
Hi Nick -
I did a quick search and I only see 1 property that might work for you. 2bed 1 bath washer and dryer hookups and it's 1,800 a month, east side CM
Give me a call for more details and if you want to take a look at it.
Nick White
714-608-1009 cell
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Bud Zeller answered:
Every landlord or property manager will be different. Just keep trying until you find the best option.
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
hi, Teri!
I would be glad to assist you with this! There are some great options for you, depending on your budget.
I specialize in the rental market in Orange County, and have closed about 6 lease in the last few months.

Contact me today to get started!

Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
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Sat Dec 21, 2013
Priscilla Miller answered:

Yes, all of us agents can assist you with apartment information to locate the area and a place you feel at home.

My best

Priscilla Miller, CA.
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Sat Dec 21, 2013
Priscilla Miller answered:
Hi Felipe,

I checked and there is still nothing in your price range for East Costa Mesa. You might want to drive around the surrounding areas of Ensign midle school, there are homes that are leases by owners.

Drop me a note if I can assist you further.

My best regards,

Priscilla Miller
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
I would be happy to assist you! Having grown up in Newport Beach, I am very familiar with the area!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell, Realtors
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Alan Kurpiewski answered:
There are a few properties that are currently listed that meet your criteria. I would love to send them over to you for your review. Please get in touch with me directly, and you can have them in your email within minutes. Also, I will set you up to receive all the newest listings automatically as they are added to the MLS. Again, just reach out to me.

Best regards,
Alan Kurpiewski, REALTOR
CA BRE Lic. 01912043
(619) 35-HOUSE
(619) 354-6873
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hello mayliban

Which ones are you talking about. There is no reference or attachment to help answer your question
You can contact me directly
I do have a couple of questions for you
Do you have any pets ?
How many bedrooms?
What is the max you want to pay per month?

Talk to you soon

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Wed May 15, 2013
Darlene Stinson answered:
Any if you have any questions that haven't been answered by all these experts, feel free to any of us! Glad you escaped that one!

Darlene Stinson, Lic # 01723353
REMAX Fine Homes
714-376-3751 ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
PacWest Properties answered:
go to and search for pet friendly homes for free.... then contact PacWest Properties at 714-771-3800
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Steve Colvin answered:
Hi Mary,

I would start looking in early to mid June. Properties generally lease within the first few weeks.

Steve Colvin
Premier Ca Realty
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
Hi Garrett
Only one place is available right now
When did you want to move? Are you flexible for the location? Let me know

Ingrid Ski Realtor
949-874-0432 ... more
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Sharon Bacchetta answered:

Least expensive I have in eastside is 1750.00. Give me a call and we can discuss further - may have a few other leads for you.

Sharon Bacchetta 949.295.5423
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