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General Area in Palmdale : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 18, 2017
Lzimmerle answered:
Hi, I have land to sell from small parcels to large parcels in Lancaster and Palmdale.

I will do my best to answer all the questions you have. If I don't know, I will find the answer.

Feel free to reach me at:
LZimmerle@AceCapitalGroup.com.

Lou
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Petluv1964 answered:
Lots and lots of black widows in Palmdale. Pretty scary.
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Allison, These links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
http://www.homefair.com/

if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. The rentals in Palmdale start from $482 for 2bd 1ba condo and up.

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. You may qualify to buy FHA with 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. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. 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.

The purchase in Palmdale start from 65k for 2bd 3ba condo which is as low as $375 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score. 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...

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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Johnny James answered:
My summer electric on 2500 sq ft 2 story with 2 units averages $375 a month
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Johnny James answered:
East Palmdale near Avenue R and 35th St East. Solid neighborhood of single family homes.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Littlecharity2007 answered:
Patricia - I moved to Palmdale in 1997. At first, it felt like we lived away from the hustle and buslte, in the middle of nowhere. Now, it feels like a retreat. You have the flexibility to drive to LA and partake in all the many events such as the Greek and LA Forum. You also have the flexiblity to drive to Vegas and Mammouth too. I like to think of Palmdale as a city being situated in the middle of everything now. And when I come home, it is a quiet place that is not soo hectic or congested. It is indeed a bedroom community for the LA area but is much more affordable, a little more quiet (to include night life if you are single), and honestly, I like the dry heat and crisp winters. It even snows in Palmdale on occassion and is a fun time for the kids. One thing that was not mentioned in some of the previous posts - the sun shines nearly every day of the year - no overcast, clouds, and smog. Palmdale is also part of LA county so technically, you would still be living in "LA". ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Johnny James answered:
A good 15 minutes or more. If you are going from Lake LA to the Rancho Vista Area of West Palmdale

it would be more like 40 minutes minimum.

Lake LA is closer to Adelanto than it is to some parts of West Palmdale and West Lancaster. ... more
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Steve Garcia answered:
Hello Nashville,

if your undecided and want to rent before u buy, i have a Property for rent 1 year lease, u can give yourself time to decide wether it makes sense to buy or rent before u buy.


thanks,

steve
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Laurie Dame answered:
I am a broker in Palmdale. the advice given below is good. Renting out houses with pools comes with greater liability. Get legal advise so you can have the right wording in your lease. Make sure it is kept safe, security fenses are good... I was told by our attorney to also purchase an umbrella policy. They are not very expensive and some carriers will lower your premiums on your other insrance policies if you get it with same company. ... more
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Fri Mar 26, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
1. Full Time!!
2. Knows local inventory cold
3. Strong Analytic Skills
4. Skilled Negotiator
5. Organized
6. Determined, focused, hard working
7. Results-oriented
8. Responsive - Responsive - Responsive
9. Listens
9. Personal Qualities - Trustworthy, Ethical, Compassionate, Positive.
10. Tough on problems, caring with people
11. "Unwavering Commitment to Service"

....in NJ, that would be Jeanne Feenick ;-). Think of me if you have referrals my way.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Palmdale Lancaster Homes answered:
Depending on where you live in the A.V., you will have three separate utility bills. Dollar range will depend on time of the year. This is an average cost for an average sized home. This does not include heating a pool, but does include watering the grass for a household of 4-5 people.

1. The Gas Company $25 - 75 (winter)
2. Southern California Edison $50 - $100 (summer)
3. There are several water districts $25 - $100 (summer)

Team Assist-2-Sell
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Thu Aug 28, 2008
Wayne Fields answered:
The best source to get sold comparables is from a realtor, however the assessor will pull their own comparables to assess value.
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