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Escondido : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Suzanne answered:
GOOD LUCK. I have lived in North SD County since retiring from the military, and I am STILL looking for what you describe. It was not great then, but out of the question now; rent has SKYROCKETED here. The only areas you may find with what you seek will be FALLBROOK or HEMET, quite a ways if you're looking for Greater San Diego Your two main issues will be: FEW places will take a pet or will only take it if you pay a large deposit AND a monthly pet rent fee; Your PRIMARY ISSUE: NO WHERE HERE will you find a 2 BED FOR 850-1100, NOT EVEN IN THE HIGH CRIME AREAS. Hated to be a bearer of bad news. As I said before, POSSIBLY Hemet, or Fallbrook, but be prepared: greedy landlords have begun to ask for a deposit that WELL EXCEEDS the monthly rent. So if you find somewhere that's asking, say, 1100, make sure you ask before even bothering to look at the place what the deposit is..will likely be in the area of 17-1800, BUT will hardly be justified by the looks of it. Again, sorry ... more
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Suzanne asked:
This place has NEVER NOT been up for rent. They change the rent and deposit the moment you inquire. Info on posting NEVER matches what they will say
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Tue Oct 11, 2016
sammy_lanning answered:
rent your property out fast and wait till area is developed.Then sale your property.
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
If you do not have much money coming in, how would you expect to make the mortgage payments, taxes, insurance and the like? A lender will not loan out money - no matter how much equity you have - if you cannot make the payments.

Perhaps you should purchase a home with a sales price of $300,000 (or less) and then once you are finished with school and have jobs, you can turn your $300,000 into a rental or sell it for a profit and invest in your $700,000 home.
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Thu Dec 10, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Is your name still on the loan? Just because you're not on title, doesn't mean you're not still on the mortgage.

Check your eligibilty for another VA loan:

Don't rely on us randomly answering your question on a public forum - go to the source and find out before you start dreaming of a new house and another VA loan.
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Eeeric asked:
Hello, I purchased a home in Southern California a little over 2 years ago. I purchased the home for a listing price of 2700 sq feet at $99 per sq foot. Recently, I was approached by city…
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Eeeric answered:
Hello, I purchased a home in Southern California a little over 2 years ago. I purchased the home for a listing price of 2700 sq feet at $99 per sq foot. Recently, I was approached by city officials that an addition (which was never known to be an addition - never disclosed by any involved parties) was never permitted. They are hitting me with fees, inspection costs, permit costs etc. to bring the dwelling into code compliance. Which I am gladly doing, it is just misleading to what was purchased.

My question is; if the property was listed as the 2700 sq ft of livable space, and at 5 beds and 3 baths on MLS site, do I have any room to pursue a lawsuit against any of the involved parties whom handled the transaction and failed to disclose? i.e. Selling Party/Agent Buying Agent? for the square footage that was unpermitted? Also any punitive damages or heartache endured during the experience?

So turns out the City has records of this being a 3 bed / 2 bath / with office (which was the 4th bedroom but does not contain a closet of any kind) and the addition (listed as 5th bed) is labeled by the city as "Sun Room" - and unpermitted. My concern is in the complete misrepresentation and nondisclosure of the selling party and agent.

Is there any room I have for compensation to what I paid for that ended up not being there? Shouldn't there be laws in this fair state I live in to ensure that this doesn't happen?

I really appreciate any advice or help, or even directional push that a professional with some inside wisdom could offer me. It has been a long and draining process and has me exhausted between the stressors of life and this on piled on top.
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Ricki Lynn Miller answered:
HI JesseJames,
Hopefully since you've posted this question, you and your Girlfriend have had the ability to pull up your Credit Score up; congrats on getting that debt paid.
If your still working on your Loan qualification, good for you for sticking with it. Rates are Super, and buying a home is the single biggest financial decision you can make.
If you need any help, please feel free to call or email me. No pressure or Obligation.
Happy New Year, and Thanks for Using Trulia.
Realtor Ricki
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Good for you Andrew for paying off your debts. Generally, it can take 30-60 days to see this reflected in your credit score. Most lenders however, have access to a system called 'rapid re-score.' Get together with a reputable lender in your city and ask to have that done for will cost a few dollars, but will allow you to use your credit sooner. ... more
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
While many things are possible, I think you will have a very difficult time finding a lender to allow it.
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Sat Nov 21, 2015
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Terry Chan answered:
Hey Shari,

There's a couple in Escondido where you also own the land. Some are 55+ communities. Please reach out if you would like me to send you any of these properties from the MLS.

BRE 01982388
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
So looking at it, it appears that it is pending at that price and that Zillow felt that it was worth $387,000. Trulia is reflecting the $350, 000 price.

Remember Zillow bases it on past sales and Trulia tries to project the price base on the trend. (Or so that is what it appears to me.)

But neither Trulia or Zillow actually looks at the property and the actual value can swing by $100,000 or more base on condition.

I would say that cutting the price by $10.000 would be enough to sell a home that has had a death in it. The value seems to be more than $30,000 less.

So that is too much of a cut for there being a death in property. It may be reasonable it you take into account the condition.

Of course it is hard to say having not seen the property.
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