where is the bestp lace to look for a home in socal?

Asked by Jae Park, 92833 Tue Nov 10, 2009

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David Alex W…, Agent, Newport Beach, CA
Tue Feb 16, 2010
You should always start with neighborhoods where you would like to shop, like to go to the movies and where there is pride of ownership. Owning is a home especially for a first time buyer is a major accomplishment. Be clear on how far you are from work and commute times because those are keys to being happy in your new home. You should spend the night in a hotel in the city you are thinking about buying and see how long your commute to work is the next day. Just ask anyone who drives the 91 FWY from Riverside to Orange County how they feel about location.
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Temple Strat…, Agent, Brea, CA
Wed Oct 8, 2014
It Pays to work with a Realtor! Have someone on your side as a guide through the entire process. Plan your goals for today and tomorrow. Give me a call I love to talk about my favorite subject Real Estate!
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Jess Mendoza, Agent, Anaheim, CA
Mon Jan 11, 2010
Web Reference:  http://theOCmls.com
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Middleton And…, Agent, La Jolla, CA
Sun Jan 3, 2010
Hi Jae,
I think that anywhere is Southern California would work great for anybody, but there are so many options that you might want to think about what it is you are looking for.
Do you like the beach, the desert, or the mountains?
Are you looking for something in a big city, or maybe something a little more rural (yes there are SOME areas like that here.)
And what industry you work in could be great deciding factors. From there...even just by searching around the internet you could narrow it down to a great location.

Best of Luck!
Web Reference:  http://www.sdhomeguy.com
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Karen Parsons…, Agent, Laguna Beach, CA
Sun Jan 3, 2010
HI Jae,

I live in Mission Viejo....and work all over Orange County. I also work up in the local mountains (I have a home in Lake Arrowhead too). I have looked at many, many homes....best place to live for ME? Ocean Front in Laguna Beach.

So.....that's my dream home. My real home is near good schools, parks, shopping, freeways...allows me to work easily and spend time with my family and friends. Home is very subjective....I would probably feel somewhat lonely on that beach in Laguna if my neighbors didn't buy the home next door.

One thing you might consider....is going out and looking around. We can do that...see some homes in different cities and price ranges. Get a feel for what's out there...then you can narrow it down based on your specific needs.

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Mission Viejo…, , Mission Viejo, CA
Sat Dec 5, 2009
Jae Park, Everyone here gave you some things to think over and not much can be added. there are sites you can go to to get an idea of what is available in each city.


Good luck with your search!
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Dot Chance, Agent, Burbank, CA
Wed Nov 11, 2009
Hi, Jae Park. What are you looking for? Are you looking for something urban and close to a metro line? Close to night life? Or, are you looking for a nice quiet suburban neighborhood with parks, local schools, etc? Or, are you looking for a condo with amenities?

If you would narrow it down a bit we can all focus on which place would be fabulous for you!

Web Reference:  http://www.DotChance.com
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Aaron Zapata, Agent, Placentia, CA
Tue Nov 10, 2009
That depends. Are you buying your own house to live in or to invest?
http://www.NorthOCHomeSearch.com is a great place to look.
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Emily Knell, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Tue Nov 10, 2009
Wow that's a broad question. Many people have different opinions on what constitutes THE best place.

My favorite place is my hometown neighborhood of Rossmoor which is on the border of Seal Beach. We have the best of it all here, 5min. to the ocean, larger lot sizes than the actual beach neighborhood, great mixture of homes from 1500sqft to over 5,000sqft, lots of mature trees, close to freeway access to get to South OC or up to L.A.. It's a highly sought after neighborhood with excellent schools.

For you, it depends on your price range and how close to the beach you'd like to be or how far of a commute from work you can handle.

Let me know if you'd like some more insight or help finding YOUR best place!

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Dave Singery, Agent, Whittier, CA
Tue Nov 10, 2009
That depends on a number of things. Quality of life is excellent here in North Orange county. You have all the amenities of Orange County and still close enough to Los Angeles for excellent museums, restaurant and sporting venues. The Fullerton area also offers excellent schools such as Sunnyhills High School. The area is also a mix of older more stately homes and newer homes in gated communities. If I can be of assistance just email me or call 562-943-2432 office or 714-585-7323 cell. I am also an expert and resident of the Hawks Pointe community and would love to assist you your search. thanks Dave
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Bonnie Scrib…, , Fullerton, CA
Tue Nov 10, 2009
The best place is where you want to live and what you want to achieve by your investment in real estate. If you need to be near work, that's something that must be considered. Schools? Family? Price? There are great homes in almost every area - you just need to work with a person who understands and knows those areas and will direct you. You also need to do some investigation on your own by driving by the area and assessing it on your own. If you need help, please call and I'll be happy to help. Bonnie Scribner, Century 21 Discovery, 714.296.0513, Bonnie@BonnieTheRealtor.com
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