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Rentals in El Cajon : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Rayya answered:
I am sorry if this is too late, but no everything is soo expensive I used to live close to L.A and i loved it the people there were so fun and over here barely anybody knows how to speak English DONT MOVE TO EL CAJON ... more
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
Sign up for a service such as credit karma or credit sesame. They update fairly frequently and they will show you when your credit is run.
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Chelsea, no there are not currently as the inventory is quite low. There are only studio and one bedrooms available under $1,250 and the 3 bd start from $1,895 in 92021 El Cajon that accept animals.

The purchase in El Cajon 92021 zip code start from 134k for 1bd 1ba condo, 152k for 2bd 1ba condo which is as low as $755 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score @152k.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

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.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy and to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. 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.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program up to 417k. 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 417k.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Valli Lopez answered:
I have a house for rent for $2500 in El cajon with a pool, private neighborhood 4 bedrooms, a nice large entertaining deck, 2 car attached garage. Available now.

Email me for pics

Valli Lopez
BRE 01810641
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Maryanne Jackson answered:
My friends are renting there 5 bedroom home in Spring Valley for 2850 per month..2 car garage.
I referred them to my friend who does rentals and he was able to screen the tenant and get the home rented in a few weeks, contact me if you need my rental agents phone number.. ... more
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Quit renting and buy. Thanksgiving through the first of the year is the best time of the year for for buyers to get the lowest price on a home.

J.R. Thrasher
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Bianca,

Close to 60% of all rentals today have some kind of distressed situation (short sale, foreclosure, etc). Call the manager/owner/rental agent and be direct about your situation including what happened that you were evicted. They will most likely require a higher deposit.

Best of luck,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
CA BRE License 0171350
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
The only house I see for rent on a "Taft St." is in La Jolla, is this the home you are looking for? If so, email me and I'll send you the details.

I currently have 6 homes available for rent in El Cajon. Everything ranging from a 2 bedroom condo for $995 to a 4 bedroom on half an acre with a 3 car garage for $2595 and everything in between. I'll put a link to the list of rentals currently available in the web reference below.

J.R. Thrasher
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Maureen Byers answered:
Hello Electra,
I will gladly represent you as your local, knowledgeable tenant agent with 40 years experience.
I can send you a list of homes for rent in your price range and area.
Our residential inventory is accurate and current online data for you to choose from.
..we can get started on your San Diego home search whenever you are ready.
I will work from the criteria that you provide when you contact me, and prepare you to proceed as I inquire as to the current statuses as our rental market moves really quickly..
Also, I am knowledgeable on lease options or lease purchases, -[rent to own] and we can discuss and see if that option is best for you and your family. can set up our tour date[s] with advanced notice to occupants for access to view those homes of interest.
For an appt. and additional info, please call me at 760 622 6855 or
Thank You,
760 622 6855
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
You should probably look for a home that has 4 bedrooms. A good rule to use is two people per bedroom and one for the house.

J.R. Thrasher
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
thao99_tk answered:
I have a 3bd/2bath single family house available to move-in by 1st Sep. if you interesting call 714-855-6326 Tuan
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Of course there are - craigslist is indeed the best source for rentals. There are scams on craigslist too...however.

You can always go go a property management company in El Cajon, but generally this will inflate rental prices.

Best of luck.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Sinead McAllister answered:
How can I help you?

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Have you checked the rental section in Craigslist - an excellent source of up to date rental information.
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Neil Fjellestad answered:
May I suggest our interactive website This website can also be uploaded as a mobile version so you can see what's available on your smartphone including video tours of the houses, condos and apartments in which you have interest. This same interactive site allows you to apply online, assist you with our lease documents and get you moved in to your new home. Later you will have a secure place to pay your rent online and thereby never have a problem with late rent penalties. If you have a maintenance issue you can communicate the same way. We provide personal resident care with technological convenience. Good luck. Neil ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Lori Good answered:
I have a newly remodeled SFR that is a 3/3 in the Rancho San Diego, not too far from the Hillsdale School. Price is $2600.00. Please give me a call if you are interested. Thank you! 619-328-2760. ... more
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
ROY Mason answered:
Beware of the ads that advertise RENT TO OWN with a beautiful house and website that brings you to a link to run your credit report
Call a rEALTOR , I can do a search if you like, call me anytime ... more
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Melvina Selfani - Top 1% answered:

Go to search and compare rentals.


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