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In My Neighborhood in Rancho Penasquitos : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Neil Fjellestad answered:
May I suggest our interactive website This website can also be uploaded as a mobile version so you can see what's available on your smartphone including video tours of the houses, condos and apartments in which you have interest. This same interactive site allows you to apply online, assist you with our lease documents and get you moved in to your new home. Later you will have a secure place to pay your rent online and thereby never have a problem with late rent penalties. If you have a maintenance issue you can communicate the same way. We provide personal resident care with technological convenience.As you can imagine selections in the price range you mention get a lot of interest and get rented very quickly.

After you have gained some insight from our website please give FBS a call. Our closest office is our San Diego North County Office. It is minutes from your neighborhood of interest. We have helpful professionals that specialize in your rental customer needs. Phone number is 858-487-4004.
Good luck. Neil
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Jeannie Thompson answered:
Sat Mar 31, 2012
Conrad Hodgson answered:
Hi Lorna,

You may leave your coats and rain attire at home to save on moving costs but you are going to LOVE it here!!!

As a foreigner myself I can attest to the great weather and lifestyle. Be prepared to pay half the price for petrol and a fraction of the price for a car.

As mentioned below there are many mortgage products out there for foreign buyers. I would recommend exploring your mortgage options before purchasing a home outright as the interest rates are at historic lows.

Regarding Neighborhood, Coronado, La Jolla, Point Loma, Old Town, are all good choices. I suggest renting for a period of time before making a purchase because everyone's taste differs. The last thing you want to do is tie yourself to an area and regret your decision.

Good luck.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Cory La Scala answered:
Hi Jason,

Also, be sure your lender routinely closes your type of loan in 30 days. If you're buying with an FHA or VA loan, many lenders can, and a bank will wait two weeks for more money in many cases. More tips: Submit your funds verification with your offer so the bank has no question that you have the money to close (ALL the bank wants is to close the deal). Submit your FICO score from your credit report (white out your SSN). Submit your FULL-DOC pre-approval from the lender you're going to use along with the seller's required lender if they have one. If there are any issues at all regarding the condition of the property that may be a problem with your loan, address it in the offer so the seller/bank knows you have a plan and will be able to close.

Now, get in there, and write your offer!

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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Janet McCarthy answered:
It's a great area - any place in PQ is great. The entire area is families and tots and babies are very welcome. PQ is part of the Poway Unified School District and you want to be in the best school district. I would suggest that you dirve by the neighborhood on different days of the week and at different times of the day. You'll get a good idea of what the neighborhood is really like. You might want to pay attention to the traffic and noise too.
I head the Neighborhood Watch program and I am also connected to the captain in Park Village so I can say that I have a good idea about what is happening in my neighborhood.
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