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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Robert and Yumi Voorhees asked:
Wed Aug 17, 2016
Ginny asked:
We are closing on an older home (1975, 2300sqft, 2-story) which thick heavy textured walls throughout. We had been thinking about skim-coating the walls and re-texture, but also wanting…
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Shelley Linde answered:
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Fri Jul 10, 2015
Don Clark Realtor answered:
I'm sorry to say that your price range will not buy you what your asking for. I've been in the Encinitas area for the past 20 years. It is an awesome place to live.
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Dennis Smith answered:
A Real Estate agent can not pay a referral fee to a person who does not have a real estate license except if the property is commercial or over 4 units.
A life insurance agent would have to check in their licensing board and Code of Ethics to find out if they can pay a referral to a person who does not have an insurance license. I have heard that it is not legal either. ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Melinda Kruse DiPerna answered:
Have you found something yet? Unfortunately, as you know the rental market is very tight in San Diego County right now. I'd be happy to search the MLS and post your rental need within our office, and as the first responder here mentioned, Craigslist is the go to place here. Most rentals never make the MLS, and in the "hottest" neighborhoods, they never go past a sign in the yard or word of mouth. Let me know if I can still help you. ... more
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Michael Ford answered:
update to my answer dated aug 2013...

a friend had a daughter renting there who had her unit AND ALL OTHERS IN THE SAME STRUCTURE rained in on when the contractor pulled the roof covering as part of the rehab. the rehab continues so anyone buying is advised to hire a few extra inspectors to include mold, and to carefully review all documentation to assure that the property is on track financially.

all bldg's will pay for the repairs on all others as this is the essence of a condo ownership style...everybody bleeds from every cut. doesn't matter which bldg is yours...you own an undivided interest in ALL common assets.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
John Hall answered:
Kathryn, I found a few what you are looking for however a few more questions are necessary

What is your price range?
When do you want to move in?


The closer west you go in the area the more expensive the rent will be. There are some really nice areas all over where you are looking for. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Yes, your Broker can pay you a referral fee. You pay the taxes on all monies you earn.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Mike Stone answered:
There are many risks involved in purchasing at the court steps. You can hire anyone to make the purchase for you. You simply have to send someone you trust, to the court steps, with cashiers checks, in an envelope. You can communicate with them on the phone, while the bidding is taking place. Once you've made the purchase, the property is yours. Sometimes you will come out ahead, and at other times, it may cost you more than a non-foreclosure property, by the time you fix it up. What if the owner of the property, that is being foreclosed on, comes over and turns on a faucet or two, in the house, the night before the auction? I've personally seen some homes that have been trashed inside. As a Realtor with a builder back ground, I considered helping an investor acquire homes this way. I did a few dry runs. I would drive all over San Diego, to see the properties, estimate repairs, and stand on the court steps to learn, and observe. More often than not, the property of interest didn't come up for sale the day they said it would. The sale date is often postponed. I also found that properties under $500,000 were of interest to too many bidders. The price would be driven up to near retail. There are deals to be had, but not without risk. ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Mike Stone answered:
Generally agents don't want to take on the liability. There are many risks involved in purchasing at the court steps. You can hire anyone to make the purchase for you. You simply have to send someone you trust, to the court steps, with cashiers checks, in an envelope. You can communicate with them on the phone, while the bidding is taking place. Once you've made the purchase, the property is yours. Sometimes you will come out ahead, and at other times, it may cost you more than a non-foreclosure property, by the time you fix it up. What if the owner of the property, that is being foreclosed on, comes over and turns on a faucet or two, in the house, the night before the auction? I've personally seen some homes that have been torn apart inside. As a Realtor with a builder back ground, I considered helping an investor acquire homes this way. I did a few dry runs. I would drive all over San Diego, to see the properties, estimate repairs, and stand on the court steps to learn, and observe. More often than not, the property of interest didn't come up for sale, the day they said it would. The sale date is often postponed. I also found that properties under $500,000 were of interest to too many bidders. The price would be driven up to near retail. There are deals to be had, but not without risk. ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
fredeckert answered:
tburroughs69,
Not sure what SAT stands for and can't really find any reference to it for affordable housing, however, this information from HUD might help you...
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/about/fact_sheet ... more
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Kevin Sanderlin answered:
This guy can is a specialist in what you need:
Marco Calderon Cell 619-596-5447
He is a specialist in finding, removing moisture, mold, and even smells.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Reatly
Cell 858-212-4702
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Suzy Morris answered:
Not a fun answer. Check with the coastal commission, the city, and setup a Google alert.

The bottom line is your going to need a good attorney and keep an eye on what insurance company are doing in the area.

I walk a lot on the beach and I have seen several bluff collapse.

JD Morris
Real Estate Agent
TheMorrisTeam@KW.com
http://www.themorristeam.com/
858-869-9483 Mobile
760-487-8399 Office
12780 High Bluff Drive, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92130
CA DRE: 01903355
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
I've seen homes sell without a heater. The ultimate decision about whether it will fly are the requirements of your lender.

If you are going with a VA or FHA loan - it will need to be fixed.

If the home is sold as is - or your lender does not require a repair, it may legally be sold.

The bigger question is 'Do you WANT to Buy a Home Without a Heater?'
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Michael Ford answered:
unless your agent checked the box to prevent syndication...you will be. patience
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Greg Von Herzen, GRI,MCNE answered:
defintely! the highest values and best resale are always west of the 5. I say if you can afford it then do it.
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Michael Friedman answered:
Hi Chris,

It is difficlut to find decent deals in coastal San Diego County. Prices for 2-4 units are still too high for me to recommend, especially with the deferred maintenance issue that most of these older properties have. As you go inland the prices seem to moderate and the number get a little better, but you have to consider what kind of area and tenants you are comfortable with.

One strategy that you might consider is cherry picking condos. Those prices seem to be softening quite a bit. In additional inventory at the low end of the market has significantly expanded and will probably continue to expand creating some downward price pressure.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Dominick,

Thank you for alerting us about this listing. I haven't been able to locate it on our site. If you encounter it again, please send the listing URL to our Customer Service team via the link below or please use the 'Report an error' link on the listing page to alert us about the problem.

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Emily Gibson
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Sat Jan 12, 2008
Roberta Murphy answered:
Though the overall number of qualified buyers has declined since 2006, Encinitas still has strong buyer appeal. We recommend to our clients that in times of market turmoil, it is best to put money into blue chip investments.

Is Encinitas in blue chip territory?

Absolutely!

The schools are excellent, the beaches are nearby and there is a wide choice in neighborhoods.

For additional information about Encinitas, visit http://www.SanDiegoPreviews.com/encinitas and for real time market reports about Encinitas, click the link below:
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