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Home Buying in Rancho Bernardo : Real Estate Advice

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Sat May 3, 2014
Neal Akin answered:

HOA dues can be paid in a number of different ways, but that which is most typical is monthly. Should you choose, you can pre pay your dues for the year, or pay quarterly as well. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

I am an a open book and a wealth of knowledge, feel free to email, call or text me with questions.

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Very Respectfully,

Neal I. Akin - Realtor
The Akin Real Estate Team
Coastal Premier Properties
BRE# 01812949
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
No, a quick public record search shows no foreclosure activity since 2007. There are 18 similar homes for sale, in the same price range, in Rancho Bernardo. I'll put a link to them in the web reference below.

J.R. Thrasher
(619) 929-0105
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
JR Thrasher answered:
Like everyone said, no it has not been re-listed. There are 18 homes currently for sale in the same price range, in Rancho Bernardo. I'll put a link to the list of available homes in the web reference below.

J.R. Thrasher
(619) 929-0105
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Marcie Sands answered:

If you are wondering about Caminito Aire Puro in Bernardo Heights, it was not on the market or in default at this time. According the the San Diego MLS and Property Radar, in 2008 it was sold (and was an REO purchase). You may be seeing either an old listing or a fraudulent one.

If you would like current information about Bernardo Heights or Rancho Bernardo please don't hesitate to contact me. I live and work here, so I know the areas well.

Warm Regards,
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estat Co., Inc.
Rancho Bernardo
CA BRE# 01428288
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
How many call have you received?

J.R. Thrasher
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Kari Shea answered:

As part of our business, we do land and property valuations. Many of the vauations involve an analysis of situations like yours that can effect value.

An appraiser cannot take the possibility of future construction that could effect value. They can only evaluate what is currently happening or what has happened in the past.

With instances like yours, we have been able to prepare evidence that have allowed clients to get a price reduction from a lender on bank owned properties. It is your agents job to figure this out. If not, feel free to contact us.

Best of luck,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Grant Fawcett answered:

I'm in the 9th inning in closing a deal for my brother & his family. His ONLY request? Monthly payments under $2,000 a month including taxes & HOA. We found a great three bedroom home in a great school district with nice wide streets on budget. It's a few miles from the Carlsbad Outlets. Lot's of new families in that area and a little more less congested. We're on track to close next week. Smart thinking to get pre-qualified prior to house hunting. I know you have a lot of choices but would love to earn your business as an option - Shop around for loans! Best of luck on your house hunt. Respectfully - Grant Fawcett - Castle & Cooke Mortgage - Cell: (949)212-4578 ... more
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Sat Dec 17, 2011
Jerry Heard answered:
The trolley runs from Downtown San Diego through Misssion Valley past SDSU to El Cajon and La Mesa back through Lemon Grove, Encanto to the downtown area. There is also a southerly route through National City, Chula Vista to the Border. This link shows the routes.
So it all depends on what kind of home you want and the price range you are looking in. All of the areas served by the trolley have nice homes, but it comes down to what you want and need for your home.
Please contact me and we can discuss your needs then I can help you find a home that will meet those needs.

Jerry Heard
Your Broker
The San Diego Property Shop
Direct 619-920-9796
Office 619-269-5545
Fax 619-269-9168
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Fri Dec 9, 2011
Shawn Ryan Rosa answered:
rely on your own estimates. use an online mortgage calculator to figure out monthly principal and interest. add to that monthly home insurance, monthly taxes, and montly mortgage insurance (if applicable). simple as that ... more
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Jeff Smith answered:
Bob -
I show that property last was on the market in June 2010 for a value range pricing of 690-729K. It expired then.
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
Bob asked:
i would like to know the last price for 16295 Via Embeleso, San Diego CA 92128
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Robert T. Boyer, Ph.d. answered:
Sat Sep 25, 2010
Robert T. Boyer, Ph.d. answered:
Yes, you can use a reverse mortgage anywhere as it is primarily age based. You can even _buy_ with a reverse mortgage. This is something I would refer you out to a fellow lender on.
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Chad Basinger answered:
Hi Sanee,

I can certainly relate to not being the most handy of people. We are all good at different things and that is why it is important to have a professional inspector and reputable contractor on your team when it comes to buying an older home. Many of the older homes have more character, larger lots, and no mello-roos, as opposed to many of the new developments that simply wanted to squeeze in as many homes as possible. The are too many variables to answer the question of whether to go older or buy new. Whatever property you are looking at buying, make sure to calculate how much it will cost to get it up to how you'd like it (and get multiple/competing bids.) As far as looking at the cost to remodel, you should check out the cost vs value report (I realize it is from 2008, but it should still be a good indicator.)

Hope this helps!


Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Chad Basinger answered:
Hi Margo,

I hate to beat a dead horse as there have been several answers here, but I have first hand experience with HOA's and parking situations. A client of mine had to cancel escow on a property when they finally received the HOA documents and read that you were not allowed to park a car in your driveway overnight. With 2 cars, and 2 motorcycles, a 2 car garage was not going to work out. Save yourself the time and aggravation by finding out upfront all the parking parameters of the complex you are interested in. As noted by others, simply contact the HOA/property manager and ask them. Make sure to get their name and if possible, have them provide you the written documents as proof. Having grown up in RB and currently living here, I can definitely get you the answers you need to move forward. Best of luck! ... more
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