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Home Buying in Ramona : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Your current real estate agent and loan officer will be able to give you the anwser to this question rather then us using guesses and averages that will most likely mislead you. These are the kind of questions you are paying both of them to anwser for you. If they are not helping you with these questions fire them.

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Fri Oct 14, 2016
jerry asked:
how much it cost to build per sq ft in ramona ca
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Thu May 28, 2015
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Sun May 11, 2014
Sinead McAllister answered:
Hi Chad,
It's hard to say without knowing the specifics of your transaction. From your question, it doesn't sound like you have an agent representing you. If you can't work something out with the seller, and cancel, I would seriously consider getting representation before you enter into a contract on another home. If the seller agrees to $10K in closing costs, that shouldn't be too big of an issue. Your closing costs really shouldn't be too much more than 3%. The $5K in flooring is tricky. They're just going to give you $5K in your pocket. Lenders will rarely allow that. Is it new construction? In new build situations, you can sometimes finance flooring. Another option is trying to work out an escrow hold back on the flooring. Some lenders will allow that. If none of those options are available, I agree with Dan. Ask the seller to reduce the price, so that you are still getting what the seller agreed to (their bottom line doesn't change, if anything, all expenses based on purchase price i.e. commission, title/escrow fees, will go down a little), and save for the new flooring OR get a credit card (AFTER closing, don't ruin your loan approval!) and put the flooring in yourself.

Feel free to call me if you have any other questions.

?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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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Jon Erro answered:
The area went up about 20% in value last year. This year values will remain steady, but some sellers will see the gains from last year and project even higher values in their asking price. Rather than making a broad generalization about prices I think its best to ask your agent to compile comparable sales that have recently closed to measure the sellers sale price that is being offered. In some cases offering 10% less might make sense, other times offering 10% could make sense. It really depends on the property and the way the seller has priced it. ... more
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
Marci Morgan answered:
Hi Takiya ~ My client's have horse property for sale on the West end of Ramona complete with a 3 stall Barnmaster Barn, pony stall and wash rack. The home is beautiful and the views from this 2.08 acre parcel are unobstructed of the Ramona Valley below. There is a fully fenced pasture with sprinklers, RV parking and 2 car detached garage. it is very private and close to trails.

Take a look at the link below. Let me know if you would like to view it, I am happy to show you anytime!

or visit my website at where you can look for daily NEW listings in Ramona.

Thank you for your interest in our beautiful community! Much success to you in your search.


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Mon Jan 13, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
Of the 14 mobile homes for sale in Ramona today, fees range from $554 to $899 with $760 being the most common amount. I'll put a link to the of homes for sale and there details in the web reference below. Space fees are listed under "HOA Dues"

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Thu Dec 12, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Sugar Plum in Romona has four sales that I can find.

26312 Sugar Plum Sold for $390,000 in 2009
26300 Sugar Plum Sold for $300,000 in 2012
26311 Sugar Plum might be the original owner, it was built in 1989 and I see a transfer in 1991
26325 Sugar Plum Sold for $292,000 in 2003

I have copies of the documents, call me to arrange delivery.

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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Michela Griffin answered:
I am a local lender. Please e-mail me the address and let me see what I can pull.
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Albert Soufi answered:
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Cecilia Taylor answered:
Marty, I have a few homes that have not hit the market yet. Shoot me an email so I can get an idea of what you are looking for, and I will see if any of them match your needs. Thanks for your time.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
Wed Oct 30, 2013
Cecilia Taylor answered:

I noticed you received a ton of right information in this thread. So yes you do have some real nice golf courses in Ramona. Have you found a home yet? I would love to help you. Shoot me an email, or give me a call. Thanks!

Cecilia Taylor
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Keri Cook answered:
Hi Chantelle,

There is no set time, because it will depend on many factors. For one, if it is a short sale, the timeline is entirely dependent upon the bank, how busy they are, where they are in the short sale process, and how many offers they are reviewing.

If it is not a short sale, there may still be numerous offers, which will have to be reviewed by the agent, as well as the sellers. Then, you have to factor in the possibility of the sellers being out of town, or unable to review them for other reasons.

Generally, you will ask for a three day response, which you may or may not get, especially in today's market! It is hard to wait, but it's kind of inevitable!

Best of luck to you, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you!

Keri Cook
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Tue May 14, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Yes Justin, they do. In fact, we've seen a flurry of (fsbo) activity. When the selling market is hot, the number of for sale by owners always goes up!
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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Tonya Hardesty answered:
Yes. All the previous responses are correct. If the minimum reserve price isn't met, then it won't sell... but will most likely make an appearance later. If you loved a specific house, then call a Realtor and get them to contact the bank who owns the house and see what's up. The tricks with the banks right now has to do more with getting government kick-backs to be able to show a loss on their books, then it does with unloading property.

I'd be happy to help!

Tonya Hardesty
(858) 240-2119
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Patricia Aponte answered:
The current $8,000 stimulus tax credit is available on home purchases that _close_on or before November 30,2009. So as the deadline draws near....Buyer beware if you are looking at short sales. These take notoriously longer to close, and multiple offers are accepted. In this scenario, your window of opportunity could run out on you. ... more
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