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Property Q&A in Imperial Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Gary Trieschman Dre#00886268 answered:
Hi Linda,

Imperial Beach has always been the outcast of San Diego beach communities for a few reasons. I am born and raised here, My family entered into the Real Estate biz in the 70's so I feel I have a good grip on it.

Let's start with the 60's and 70's yes it goes back that far. Fun place to grow up but it was like the wild west. Lot's of unrest, bikers, drugs and general misconduct. Almost out of control.

We were a big Navy town, that's what brought my parents here in 1956. Picture a good portion of the Navy owners retiring, going back to their hometowns in Kansas etc in the 70's and renting their homes out with some property manager's not really caring how their homes were kept, just pay the rent mentality.

So we had a high % of rental homes with many tenants not caring of condition, this was the 80's.

Now in the mid to late 90's alot of these retired out of state owners are getting up there in age and the appreciation of their homes make it worth it to sell.

with that buyers from the area and others started seeing the value and began to buy. The scales is tipped with more owner occupants, remodeling, fixing up and caring, yeah!

Our biggest problem has been the lack of eateries, retail and the like. Not much to do until present day. New eateries, name brand at that. a new hotel that has the Marriott tag.

People never forgot. Now, we have a great commnity. It's like Mayberry,RFD. Mellow with family values, best kept secret on the coast.

Hope this gives a picture for you.
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
I'm a caregiver for Miss Noreen, She is disabled
we are need of a affordable housing. We are long term
and dependable tenets. Thank You!!
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Cory La Scala answered:
Hi Sebastian,

This condo isn't for sale yet. The number you're seeing next to the status of the property, is the approximate amount the loan was in default by, and what the lender took it back for after fees. If a listing is available for offers, the status next to the price will say "For Sale."

Keep your eyes open though, this will be listed soon enough. The last two units that sold in this complex went for $105K and $109K, and they had 2 bedrooms, so this will certainly be affordable.

Call me if you're interested in knowing when it comes on the market.

Warm Regards,

Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Independence Realty
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
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Wed May 30, 2012
Cory La Scala answered:
Hi Carolyn, you'll have to check with RealtyTrac on this one. There's a link in the property page.
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Queennor asked:
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
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Tue Jul 5, 2011
Cory La Scala answered:
Hi there,

This unit is in escrow, but it does face the ocean. It is bank owned, and while the Zillow listing shows a market value of $314.9K, it was actually listed at $410K on the MLS.

There are currently seven other active listings in the MLS, and only two are short sales, so five are ready to buy now. Five of those have at least two bedrooms, have between 574 and 1169 square feet, and are priced between $150K and $410K.

One unit faces the ocean, a 3/2 with 1,169 sq.feet, priced at $399K.

There are also three short sale units with offers in to the bank. Short sales often don't close for several reasons, so one may open up for more offers. One of those faces the ocean, a 2/1, 909 sq. foot unit, priced with a $200K - $250K value range.

Let me know via email, text or phone if you'd like to see the listings.

Warm Regards,
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Cory La Scala answered:
Hi Scott,

This is currently a bank-owned property, so give it time. It'll eventually be sold to an investor who'll be looking for tenants. I can keep an eye on it for you, and let you know when it's on the market, when it goes into escrow and when it sells. Just click my profile and email me, and I'll send you updates. This has been on the banks books for several months now, so there may be an issue with the property.

Let me know if you'd like me to keep an eye on this for you.

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Mon May 3, 2010
John Juarez answered:

Do you really think that you will be able to buy this house for the amount posted in the link?

What you have seen on Trulia is a notice of default or foreclosure posted by Realty Trac which is a reporting service. Realty Trac takes information from public records and provides it by subscription to its members who have registered and agreed to pay a fee for the information. What you see on Trulia is an abbreviated report from Realty Trac in order to entice you to sign up for their service.

It is unlikely that you will be able to buy this house for the price posted on Trulia. That is the amount of a default and has no relationship to the value of the property. The house may be offered for sale at a later date but it will most likely be listed with a Realtor and priced at a price that reflects the market price for the area.

If you are serious about buying a house, you need to align yourself with a full-time, experienced local Realtor who can help you to find the house that meets your needs. Your Realtor can help you to learn about the current market conditions, realistic house prices, loan qualifications, negotiating strategy, escrow management, inspections and everything else that goes into the purchase of a home.

I know some great Realtors in the Imperial Beach area. If you would like a referral to one or two of them, drop me a note.

John Juarez, REALTOR
The Medford Team
DRE# 01223788
Windermere Welcome Home
Direct: 510-673-0686
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Fri Feb 5, 2010
Terry L Bursky answered:
Hi Richard,

The latest sale for the property had a close of escrow on 11/21/08. Listing agent was Bobby Martins, RE/MAX Associates and the selling or buyer's agent was Kristi L. Nugent, Coldwell Banker. Sale price $630,000, conventional loan and no closing costs paid by seller. 52 days AMT (actual market time)

I hope this helps,
Terry Bursky
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Sun Aug 30, 2009
Leinani asked:
After my divorce I've worked hard to improve my financial situation and just finished paying off my last credit card. I need more time to save for a down payment, but I also don't want…
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Debby asked:
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Tue May 12, 2009
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Christina,

This unit is not for sale. I am sorry to say that much of the listing info on Trulia is inaccurate.

There is one in escrow that was listed for $109,000, on the market for 148 days and is 825 SF

There is one for sale at 927 12th. It is listed for $208,000, on the market for 237 days and is 900 SF. It is a SFR and is a short sale as well. The listing says the short sale is approved at $208,000 with $1,800 back to the buyer towards closing costs.

By the way, I have been through Newark many times. Went to OSU.

Hope this helps,

Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Tue May 5, 2009
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Bill,

Multi-family means two or more separate units in the same structure. It is distinct from an apratment building in that an owner can occupy one of the units and rent the other(s) and most apartment buildings have more than one structure. It also has to do with zoning regulations.

This property has two units, one is 1,012 SF, gound floor with a garage and the other is 1,016 SF, second floor with assigned parking.

By the way, I grew up in Cranford.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Cassandra Uphaus answered:
Hi Barbara,

What area's are you interested in? I've sold homes all over San Diego county however, I'm an expert in the east Chula Vista area. There are several townhomes with small yards/patios attached to them in the area. If that's important to you, let me help! You can reach me at 858-717-2211 or email me at I have availability over the weekend if you would like to get together to see some properties.

Have a great night,
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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Joe Mendoza answered:
Hi Sean,
Yes, you are correct! The bank took over on 9/3/2008 at a sale price of $301,750. Looks like the last agent with Prudential tried to do a "short-sale" , but unfortunately was unsuccessful. There are many, many, great deals out there that are (REO) bank owned.

Feel free to browse through my website and/or put your information to get on my "V.I.P. Listings" for available properties. Also, feel free to let me know if there is anything else you may need.

Joe Mendoza, Broker
Top 1% Nationwide
"Who's Who In Real Estate"
(619) 567-3471 Direct
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Wed Jan 14, 2009
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