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Home Buying in Del Paso Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Lauren E Jones answered:
It depends on the area in Del Paso Heights. I would stay away from the Grand Avenue area. Stay away from Strawberry Manor also, as well as Nogales. There is alot of gang activity in general, and the likelihood of getting decent renters long term isn't really there. You will probably get alot of people like myself with poor credit. However, there is alot of drug activity as well. I lived in Del Paso Heights for 7 years, and will never go back. The only good part of Del Paso Heights I can think of is near Northwood Elementary, and near Morey Avenue School. It's really just hit and miss in the area. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Aire2362 answered:
where do I get information on getting established with buy a duplex that will house section8
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
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Tue May 5, 2009
Erin answered:
Go to and you'll find all kinds of information including what your unit needs to pass the inspection for qualification for Section 8 housing.

I hope this helps.
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Mon May 4, 2009
Ed Favinger answered:

Listen I run a property management business and have some experience in Section 8 requirements.

You want to screen your applicants as much as you would any other prospective tenant. The County will make most of the payment and you should get a copy of their grant level cert..

Once they are in the tenant pays their small portion and the County pays the rest. The County will inspect your home prior to approving the Section 8 voucher for that tenant. They will also do an "annual inspection" about a month or so before the end of their lease.

I personally don't like Section 8 although for the lower end rental market, they are a great source for income for folks that would not otherwise be able to pay their rent.

The big reason I don't like them is that they (the county) will not do much to help you if you have a problem with the tenant and they will "nit-pick" some items that could be "deferred"... so any defects will be required to be repaired prior to the tenant moving in.. and trust me... the County moves real slow...

I hope this helps...

In the meantime.. Make it a Great Day....
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