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Home Buying in Davis : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 30, 2017
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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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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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
William 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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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
What is the address of the property? Contact me if you need help with this.

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Tue Jul 30, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
The requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units "ADU's" aka, granny flats, casitas, etc. Secondary suite (or accessory suite) is an urban planning term for an additional separate dwelling unit on a property that would normally accommodate only one dwelling unit. A secondary suite is considered "secondary" or "accessory" to the primary residence on the parcel. It normally has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and living area.

There are many nicknames and variations of secondary dewlling units but the bottom line is you really need to check with your local building department for exact clarification and zoning requriements for your particular area as they can change dramatically from one jurisdiction to another.
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Carol Coder answered:
It varies a little by unit, but the copy of the bill I have show for 189 Full Circle it is $545 per month plus some small charges for the water and electricity used in the common facilities. Let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you, or if you would like to set an appointment to see this property. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Sue Enos answered:
Yes, multiple bus lines throughout the city - within walking distance of GreeneTerrace you will find a bus stop.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Hi Smitht1,

You can get an FHA loan up to $580,000 in Yolo County with a 3.5% down payment or a convectional loan up to $474,950 with 10% down.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
There is such a thing as CALFHA - This is an excellent program fro 1st time buyers with moderate income. You usually do need some 3.5% downpayment but in certain instances you can get some of your costs paid.

I recommend going to my blog on this:
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Darren Soares answered:
No. Davis does not have rent control but you will want to make sure your property is in good condition as renters are a little more demanding these days. Also be sure to pull all permits if doing any remodeling. You will have to check with the Davis Building Department but my advise is to asume everything needs a permit. Other than that read below from Jeremy. ... more
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Our area! Seriously, wherever we are, we either think it will turn out well, or we'd leave for greener pastures.

Along those lines, Steven . . . what's a good place to invest in Australia? ... more
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Kim Eichorn answered:
Historically the La Buena Vida condos have always been the cheapest piece of real estate in Davis. They are approximately 800 square feet each and share a garage with one other unit. They have no private outdoor patio or yard space. ... more
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