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Mira Mesa : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Mswtucker answered:
Hi. I have a 2 bd condo, completely remodeled, within walking distance to two elementary schools.

I'm showing it Friday from 4:30-6 and am available Saturday and Sunday as well.

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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Nelly asked:
29 y.o./33 y.o. looking for a townhouse in Mira Mesa. Easy commute to work would be great but the neighborhood, and what's around the home is important.
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Sun Jun 4, 2017
Jen018 answered:
If you still have that list of those homes that need repairs, do you mind sharing it? I may be interested in investing those fixers if it's worthwhile.
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Fri May 12, 2017
Nabel747d asked:
Family of 5 (all 18 , me, mom dad, uncle aunt) looking for a 3-4 bedroom house to rent. Credit is not good enough but all members are employed with stable income. Able to place 2x the deposit…
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Thu Oct 20, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
Sadly I don't know any particular real estate broker, but I suspect other people can cover that. I always rent a property by myself. I should said that it's not a difficult task. There are many rental platforms that cover all process of renting. I can apply for property, pay rent and even sign the lease online. So I don't spent much time on finding a property and save money. Maybe, you should also try to search a rental in such way. ... more
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Tue May 19, 2015
John Reeves - YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED answered:
Mon Apr 13, 2015
Tracee Denby answered:
Hi Vicki,

You can get a "Choice In Application" from the school district. Or, talk to Tamera a Challenger and she can point you in the right direction to get the school of your choice.
It is a great school. Both of my girls have attended their. The office staff and the teachers that I know are wonderful. Let me know if you have any other questions. Tracee Denby 858-220-5566
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Harold Lear answered:
There is a real shortage of Rental Real Estate in Mira Mesa and San Diego I live in Mira Mesa.
Something that Might help. We offer a Lease purchase program. The program allows you 6 years to exercise your option to buy. Here is how it works, 5% of the purchase price goes into an Escrow account That's your money, 3% for closing cost. We buy the home all cash. The purchase price goes up 1% per year for six years. You can exercise your option to buy at any time and you can use the 5% as your down payment. You can walk away if you don't decide to purchase the property.
When we buy the home its an ALL Cash OFFER guarantee to closed. In this market that's Huge!
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Sinead McAllister answered:
Yes, with a credit score like that (I don't know if I have seen one higher!), you should definitely explore your buying options. You could most likely qualify for a great rate that may make a lot more sense than renting....

To answer your question though, your best bet is Craiglist, although if you have more specifics about what you are looking for, message me and I would be happy to pull what's on the MLS for you.

Sinead McAllister-Clifford
Real Estate Broker/ RealtorĀ®

McAllister Homes Real Estate
Residential Sales & Property Management
License 01366009
858-205-5215 CELL EMAIL
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Nancy Bergman answered:
I just saw a for rent by owner condo in Mira Mesa off of Mercy in those cute townhouses near the canyon. I think those are 2 bed 2 bath places.
I would drive by and get the number before its gone. Heard that rentals are going fast these days.
Nancy Bergman

Realtor - Cal BRE #01893550
Keller Williams- Carmel Valley/ Del Mar
12780 High Bluff Dr #130
San Diego, CA 92130
Cell (858) 617-9449
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Sat May 10, 2014
Sinead McAllister answered:
Hey Michelle,
These apartments are about 0.6 miles from the college. How can we assist?

?Sinead McAllister-Clifford
Real Estate Broker/ RealtorĀ®

McAllister Homes Real Estate
Residential Sales & Property Management
License 01366009
858-205-5215 CELL EMAIL
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Neil Fjellestad answered:
Let's see..."rent is almost too good to be true"'re communicating through email only....actual owner is on the other side of the world...Yep. If you've heard about scams then you know this has all the elements to be on that scam list so you can be pretty sure this is a scam. There is no way that Trulia, Zillow, Craigslist or any advertising source can guarantee against scams. The good news is scams are very consistent in their elements so there are fairly easy to spot and avoid. The bad news is that even when spotted and labelled some people will bite on the most obvious bait. Then again, lottery tickets still sell even when the odds are printed on the ticket.

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Thu Nov 21, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park

Be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced MH inspector and not just any home inspector as there are several nuances with MHs that you don't have in a conventional site-built home and most home inspectors not familiar with these nuances will not even know what to look for.

Make sure the inspector crawls under the home and thoroughly inspects each and every pier and pad assembly for rust, deterioration and decomposition if steel and for decomposition if concrete as homes close to the ocean can be severely impacted by salt.

They should also make sure the home is level by checking all the doors and windows to make sure that they are not swinging or sticking and that all the strike plates on the doors are properly aligned and the doors close soundly.

The inspector should also inspect the steel mainframe for rust and decomposition as well. I can't tell you how many mainframes we've had to repair that were suffering and in some cases even failing from rust and deterioration related issues.

Be sure and have the inspector check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier under the floor. If there are openings in this membrane it could allow the insulation under the floor to become compromised and even fall on the ground.

Openings in the vapor barrier are also a great place for rodents and cats to habitate and reproduce. We've eradicated countless critters from these cavities over the years and it's not a very pleasant experience.

Finally and very importantly make sure the home has a California State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) certified earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS) as most areas in California are classified as a Zone 4 earthquake area which holds a high probability of risk for a seismic event..

We are a California licensed and experienced manufactured home and general contractor and manufactured home dealer, developer and real estate brokerage with decades of experience in the MH industry.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at 800 909-1110; cell: 760 815-6977. Or email us at

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Also be aware that the MH is a PRE HUD, built before June 15, 1976. Mobile Homes built up to 1979 are known to have caustic (formaldehyde) and carcinogenic (asbestos) chemicals in the insulation, popcorn ceilings, acoustical tile, particle board sub floors and perhaps even countertops.
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park. But you should also make sure you have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Shane Pliskin answered:
Good afternoon!
I would specifically with those buying or selling homes.
If you would like to speak directly, please call me at 619-208-0535, email at, or search ALL Homes for sale at:

Thank You!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Shane Pliskin
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Joseph Lyons answered:
Jose, you can try the below POC but I'm not sure if it's valid or not. Good Luck. If you are looking for rentals, I can try to help you by going through contacts; otherwise, Craigslist or any other online rental site may be the next step for you. Try contacting property management companies as well. Joe

Utopia Management
Call: (877) 368-0380
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Yoann Baral Baron answered:
San Diego is not cheap.

Rents are high, buying a single family house could cost you about $500K, with property taxes being at 1%.

If you want to live in San Diego comfortably, your household income should be close to $60K a year.

Good luck
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
John Reeves - YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED answered:

Here are the Top 3 projects that can bring parts of the home up-to-date or add living space:

Replacing exterior siding with upscale fiber cement. The most cost-effective thing you can do to your home this year is to replace old siding with new, higher-end fiber cement.

Replacing an entry door with a mid-level 20-gauge steel door is an inexpensive upgrade at $1,238 on average, but it pays back handsomely and greatly improves curb appeal.

An attic remodel is the cheapest way to add space and a bathroom within the house. A basement remodel is the next most cost-efficient way to add living space, although code requirements for headroom and exterior doors make that project more complicated and more expensive.

Feel free to get in touch with me anytime if you have questions at all.

J. Reeves
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Pawrificpetcare answered:
Yes, my 2 bed 2.5 bath condo in Canyon Park Villas (Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley/San Diego area) allows small to medium size dogs and no matter size cats. It is a ground floor, corner unit with a small outside patio they could hang it. You can look it up by the address which is 7305 calle cristobal to read more about it. My condo is located near the canyons where there is great mountain biking, hiking and dog trails. I used to there myself before I moved. The canyons was one of the main reasons why I bought it. ... more
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Mon May 27, 2013
Hector Gastelum answered:
1.Central to San Diego
2. Lowest prices in the area without having to go east
3. Diversity

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
efax 619-270-2516
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Heather Evans answered:
Hi Che'vonee, my husband has orders to Twentynine Palms, and we are renting out our 2/2 bath house two miles from Miramar. Take a look and give me a call if you would like a tour.

8364 Summerdale Rd. Unit B
San Diego, Ca. 92126
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