Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Local Info in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

  • All334
  • Local Info10
  • Home Buying183
  • Home Selling26
  • Market Conditions5

Activity 261
Thu Jun 8, 2017
1colleenwalton answered:
Thu Jun 8, 2017
houman shabani asked:
I need to correct information about my property
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 1, 2017
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
The best thing to do is drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day, and observe the activity
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Apr 20, 2017
Maricris A answered:

My name is Maricris and I am with Trulia Consumer Care.

I apologize we have an incorrect photo for your home on Trulia and I am happy to provide some insight on this. When a property is off market, the default image is provided to us from Google images of which we do not have the ability to edit or remove. Off market homes do not appear in general search results, so anyone browsing for listings in your area will not come across your property page. The only way to find your home on our site right now is if someone were to enter your exact property address.

Please be assured if you are intending to sell your home in the future, you (or your agent if you choose to use one), will have the ability to create a new listing with new photos, and submit the listing to Trulia.

The new listing will override the off market property page with the incorrect Google image photo.

However, if you are wanting to pursue this incorrect image further, my best recommendation is to contact Google directly to request they blur out the incorrect home. This change will translate to your page on Trulia. I understand this is not exactly the resolution you were looking for, and I do apologize for that. Here would be the steps if you choose to go this route:

From your Trulia property page, click 'View Map' on the bottom right of the Google image.
Click Street View.
Click Report a problem.
Fill out the form and click Submit.

I hope this information is helpful.


Consumer Care Advocate
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Apr 20, 2017
Rachelpeters561 asked:
The location/picture needs to be corrected. The house shown on your website is not 2208 E. Alden Avenue. It is actually 2202 E. Alden Avenue. Very misleading.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Tue Dec 13, 2016
Doris Mullins asked:
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
This property sold for $825,000 on July 26, 2016
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Ag621 answered:
The United States Flag Code says, in part, "The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed, or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard."

As the flag should not be displayed at night, whoever places it at a curb should take it down at sunset.

Also, whoever places these flags should go through the neighborhoods where they placed them, removing any that they find in the street or gutter and dispose of them properly. According to the Flag Code, any American flag that is worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair should be retired in a respectful and dignified manner. The preferred method is burning. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, the military and other organizations regularly conduct dignified flag-burning ceremonies.

Almost all homes in my neighborhood get flags placed curbside by a local real estate company (btw, there are several RE companies more local than this one). Although I'd prefer not to receive one, I'm puzzled as to why, for the past several years, no flags are placed at homes on the block where I live. I'm told another RE agent lives here, but I don't think that is correct. I also fail to see why that should matter.
... more
0 votes 27 answers Share Flag
Tue Jun 7, 2016
psca469 answered:
I know this is an old post but I would like to add that Tulia's crime map is very off. I know a business owner in Santa Ana... S Main Street to be exact, and there has been a drive by shooting that shot out her windows, armed robbery, and prostitution in the area that doesn't show up on the crime map. ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 2, 2016
Jason Borras answered:
Hello Bern:

I would say that there is an even distribution of ages all throughout Laguna Woods. In my experience, my grandmother (65) was searching for a similar situation. She bought a cordoba model condo inside gate 5 off Via Mariposa East. Her neighbors vary in age greatly but, she has had no difficulty making friends with them all. There are many clubhouses with activities and classes going on everyday and this seems to be a popular place for resident's meet. Also, my grandmother has enjoyed living close to the golf course. The course is beautifully maintained and the clubhouse has a popular restaurant that has great food. I hope this is helpful. I am also a real estate agent in the area. I have held open houses in the community and there has been a large distribution of ages that have visited the open houses. I would advise your mother to research the financial requirements for purchasing a condo and a coop in the community of Laguna Woods. Currently minimum income requirements for purchasing in Laguna Woods is $36,0000/year for COOPs, and $42,0000/year for Condominiums. Buyers are required to also have a minimum of $125,000 in assets above the purchase price of the home. I can help to further explain these requirements as well as the difference between COOPs and Condominiums in person if you like. Please visit my website for more info as well as my contact information. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Mar 15, 2016
Jenlee442 asked:
Where do you get your facts and statistics from to constitute certain areas as "less safe," "very unsafe," etc?
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 12, 2015
Rachel McLain asked:
October 16-30, 2015. Please contact
me if you will have anything available.
Rachel M. McLain
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Aug 26, 2015
Nicholas answered:
Seal Beach Things To Do
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Aug 20, 2015
Annromano asked:
It shows a total number of crime reports and ranks them 1-4. What time period does this cover? A day? Or something else? Also, I notice there are parts of our town that consistently show…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 7, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Kathy, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to study and compare. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The rentals in Irvine start from $1,900 for 2bd 2ba condo and up. The purchase in Irvine start from 339k for 2bd 1.5ba condo which is as low as $1,700 down payment with a minimum 640 fico score @339k.

These links may assist you with crime statistics:

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:

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 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...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7 or

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice