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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:

It is nice to start looking a few months in advance in certain areas, depending on the rental housing inventory and seasonal shortages (if any).

Kind regards,
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Erica Gaines asked:
I clicked to inquire about a property, and a automatic template message was sent. I wanted to let the owner know that I would be the only occupant, and that I am a 57-year-old woman (not…
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Sarah, where did you see it and what are you looking to find out? Each unit has a different number of bedrooms and bathrooms and square footage. You did not include a link or complete address of which unit? Are you looking to buy in Davis?

The purchase in Davis start from 329k for 2bd 2ba condo, 345k for 3bd 3ba condo and the single family homes start from 372k for 2bd 1ba home.

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.

Are you looking for a primary residence or investment?

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 Dec 10, 2016
Rportelas asked:
I am a UC Davis student in computer science, I have been to the snack break you organized on Monday. During this event we were given battery power banks, I just used mine on Tuesday…
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
Notthegirlnextdoor answered:
Just a guess here, but I'd guess they want to park an RV on a residential street in Davis and not get questioned or ticketed?
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Fri May 20, 2016
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Sally Renner and Rolf Renner asked:
Possibly bank owned. I am not finding these on this site. Only by local site
where I keep looking and the lowest cost house on the comparable section
and then again. Until I get to small…
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Plhays asked:
New Faze Development is in the Del Paso Rd. area of Sacramento, not Davis. So is Erickson St. You have the home in the wrong city!
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Go for a 4 bedroom house whenever possible as you receive $100 or more additional rent and pay very little additional for the house. Also great resale value
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Wed Aug 6, 2014
Roberta Stuart answered:
I happen to have just listed a "fixer' in the McKeon complex north Davis. Bus to U.C. stops at the front door of complex. Lots of happy investors here. Contact me for more info at or 530-231-5959 direct. ... more
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Danielle Sweet answered:
You may check the crime rates of any area you're interested in using the tool below.

If I can help you, just let me know. Thank you!

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Realtor(R), Licensed in CA, #01921756
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Sun Jun 1, 2014
Randall Ortiz answered:
Can you be more specific with your question? Is there a certain address that you are asking about?
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Sun Jun 1, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
It could be anywhere from zero or more. Seriously, you did not give enough information to answer your question. It was not linked to any specific property.

Foreclosure homes are not the bargain they appear to be. If you are looking at Foreclosure Radar, Realty Trac or the like, these are sights designed to gather information to sell you a service or sell your information for a gain. Please keep that in mind.

There are Short Sales, Bank Owned, and Foreclosures. A real foreclosure is when the owner has defaulted on their debt and THAT debt is foreclosing. It doesn’t necessarily remove any superior liens over the subordinate lien. What that means if you go to the court house with your required cashier’s check you could be purchasing the foreclosed debt, along with the first, property taxes, contractor liens or any other combination of problems.

So I highly caution all buyers that that route is only designed for those with a lot of knowledge, resources, and are ok with the potential risk to liability, financially solid investors.
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Suzanne Kimmel answered:
Village Homes is a special community located in West Davis considered to be highly desirable and very infrequently do we see homes listed. Depending on the location in the community, size and features you may have a wide price per SF $350-450/SF. If you are thinking of selling we can review the last sales to compare to your home. Call me Suzanne Kimmel ... more
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Bill Cook answered:
cash is king and better than a buyer with a pre-approval letter. Just be sure to give your realtor the most recent proof of funds to close. Fortunately, for people in your position, you can start the loan process to take cash out once you buy using special portfolio lenders. - Congrats ... more
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Cherie Hunt answered:
I would love to assist you with this. I do not show a current listing in the regional MLS. The most recent one that sold was at 3019. If this is the one you are referring to, it closed escrow on 8/2/2013 for 448,000.00. If not, it is possible that the one you are looking at is either for rent or is coming soon. Which website did you find this listing on? Occasionally, there is a listing for an out of area agent that is not marketing the home in the right Multiple Listing Service. Let me know if you need to track it down further- just need the house number - Call Me 916-239-9182 ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hello scottgvd,

Nathan from Trulia here.

We appreciate you providing the correct property details. We keep your feedback in our records and update the "owner information". However, the information reflected on our Public Record listing is something we cannot edit.

We receive all records information from a third party. Home facts and prior sales include information compiled from public records at local assessor, tax, and recorder offices. At this time we cannot manually update this information, only remove it from the listing. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 1-888-466-3501 or

Thank you!
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
Key question -- is your home listed for sale with a Realtor? If it's in the MLS, and your agent entered the incorrect info, then he/she needs to correct it.

But if it's not for sale, and If you're just looking at public records, then you have to take that up with your county assessor's office. But watch out -- if there's an increase in your SF, then it'is going to increase your taxes! So, I would seriously consider how bad this relatively minor issue is affecting you personally before you go to great lengths to get something changed. ... more
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