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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Ken Evans answered:
Cedars,

Your commute should be between 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. If traffic is particularly bad, it could be more. Depending on your budget, i might suggest Santa Clarita for locating your home. It would cut the commute significantly. I would enjoy consulting with you.

Ken Evans
Keller Williams
EvansTeam@kw.com
EvansTeam.kwrealty.com
661.317.3224
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Sun Aug 30, 2015
Arcnspark013 answered:
No fleas or ticks. Not humid enough. Rats ... yes. Mice ... yes. Coyotes ... definitely but looking for water not a pet snack. My shitzu was makin a new buddy while trottin along with her separated by a 5 ft. Chain link fence. She has a den with pups within 50 yards of here. Not any problem .... keeps the jackrabbit population balanced. Dumping trash in the desert is not establishing a wildlife habitat. If the land managers see you try it ... a dump ... they have wrist rockets and plenty of hard rocks or worse. LOL ... more
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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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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Melissa Wiggans answered:
Contact the local police department and check the various websites listed by others.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
tgifts answered:
If you are still interested, I got a piece of land in Lancaster that I would like to sell. It is about 1.15 AC and located between Eastside Elementary and Rancho Sierra Golf course, which are less than 2 miles away. There is suppose to be a duplex next to the lot.

Just email me at tgifts@pacbell.net
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Lidia Montoya answered:
Yes, bus stops are within 5 to 10 min away from this house.
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Thu May 1, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that many scams do exist and you may have stumbled upon one. If you choose not to work with an agent of your own always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information--make certain they are who they claim to be. Never wire any money, if it sounds to good to be true, it is. For scam related information see links.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
http://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/scams-fraud/family-home-c…
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20482759
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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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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Edwin Momeny answered:
Hi Cynthia:

There are a couple spots in Palmdale where you will find a predominance of larger lots that have the capabilities of being used for various light agricultural uses.

The first location is on the west side of Palmdale between Rancho Vista Blvd and Avenue M, and between the 14 freeway and 30th Street West. This area is called White Fence Farms, and many of these homes have lots that are 2 plus acres. The area extends beyond this area to points west and north, but this is the main part of it. Water is a little more expensive here than in other suburban parts of West Palmdale, but it is the place to be if you want horses etc. and want to live on the westside.

On the east side of Palmdale, uphill from Pearblossom Hwy, between Sierra Hwy and 55th Street East, is what is known as Palmdale Hills. These lots are generally at least 1 acre and carry the light agricultural designation. The views from most of this area are pretty nice.

Should you wish to receive further information on homes in either of these areas, or if you wish to explore other agricultural locations in the Antelope Valley (Littlerock, Pearblossom, Antelope Acres), please feel free to give me a call or email.

Good luck and thanks for your time.

Eddie Momeny
Littlerock, CA
Realty Executives
661-860-1408
emomeny@gmail.com
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Michelle Pendergast answered:
I always like to check out the local media for current events and updates on frequency and types of crime. Whenever I am considering a relocation. Information is so easily accessible now days. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Johnny James answered:
Cannon Court 93552 is a nice area.
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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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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Tamara Stoebe answered:
Hello Cindy,

Thank you for your question ~ from Lake LA I would recommend either the WalMart on 47th St. East and Ave. S which is about 11 miles from your location, and the Ave. J and 20th East location, that's about 13 miles from your location.

The easiest drive from my perspective is actually the Lancaster location at Ave J & 20th St. East.

I hope that this helps, and wish you the best of luck in your search, if I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

Tamara Stoebe, REALTOR/Notary
GRI, e-PRO, CHS, QSC
DRE License #01827461
Prudential Troth REALTORS
1801 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 466-6849
Fax (661) 422-3006
www.TamaraStoebe.com
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Tamara Stoebe answered:
Hello lovechild005

It looks like you are asking from the Lake LA area. . .the closest to you is Logix formerly Lockheed Federal Credit Union . . .it is located at 8th St East and Rancho Vista Blvd East. . .
There is also First City Credit Union on 10th St West and W Ave K in Target S/C.

Hope this helps
Tamara Stoebe, Realtir
661-466-6849
www.TamaraStoebe.com
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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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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Martin Magana answered:
Well, I live in this area which is called Anaverde . They are building a brand new school that is strictly for the kids that live in this area. You get a nice view if you purchase a home on Queen Anne if its on the westside of this street. The one thing that you should know is that this area requires HOA and you have to pay Mello Roos which is an additional tax. Overall is good but you should also call the Sherrif Department for crime rates and such. Good luck and feel free to call me if you have other questions. Martin 818-235-7400 ... 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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