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92111 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
kind of're asking Realtors how to list your home by owner? Kind of like trying to get selling advice for nothing!
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Fri May 30, 2014
Donna McClelland answered:
Hi Amy,
I agree with Sheryl. You should start with getting prequalified by a lender so that you know how much you can afford before you start looking. A good lender will take into account HOA and Mello Roos fees when calculating how much you can spend. In CA, Mello Roos fees are in addition to HOA fees and are usually paid semi-annually. Mello Roos fees pay for schools, police, fire, etc in the newer neighborhoods. I work with a lender who can actually get your loan approved in underwriting before you make an offer. This is huge because it makes you a stronger buyer against other offers.
Once you find out how much you are approved for, you need to start researching properties and neighborhoods online. Get to know how much homes sell for in a certain area and do your research on the schools, crime, etc. of the neighborhoods you are interested in. This will save you and your real estate agent tons of time when you actually start physically looking at homes.
Good luck to you! You will love San Diego, especially after the winter you have had!
Donna McClelland
Keller Williams Carlsbad
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Tiffany Cullen answered:
I find it very hard to believe that the "Sunburst" condo community in 92123 On Ruffin Road is not FHA approved. It is a Beautiful community. I lived there for a year before Purchasing my House in the same area. Also the Schools are among the best in SO CAL! ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Chad Basinger answered:
Hello Susan,

While you may wish to work with a property management company or a REALTOR, as they can provide a ton of assistance in what can sometimes be a frustrating and trying experience. Not to be a total downer, but there are plenty of rental scams out there, so be very diligent and if something looks like a rat, smells like a rat, and tastes like a rat, it probably is a rat.

If that didn't scare you altogether, you may wish to look at the following sites for possible rentals: Trulia, Craigslist, Backpage, SignonSanDiego, San Diego Union Tribune.

If you opt to work with a REALTOR, they have access to other rentals through the MLS system. If you have an agent doing the right things for you, they will reach out to their vast sphere and try to track down a rental as well (perhaps one not currently on the market.)

One other tip could be to drive around the area that you would like to rent in. Often times, there will be for rent signs that otherwise you would not know are available.

I hope this helps and best of luck in your search. The good news is that while home prices are up over 14.1 over the past year, rental rates are only up .1%. There are various reasons for this, but I will not get into that here.

Best of luck,

Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You are undoubtedly correct.

However, most Realtors know which Escrow Companies are good and which are great.
No money or gifts can be exchanged.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Chad Basinger answered:
Hello Lori,

When looking at single family detached homes in 92123, here is a breakdown of average days on market for homes sold and the average price/sq. ft. that they sold for.

12 months back-48 days-$276/sq.ft.
6 months back-43 days-$281/sq. ft.
3 months back-42 days-$293/sq. ft.
2 months back-52 days-$289/sq.ft.
1 month back-22 days-$285/sq ft.

As you can see from 6-12 months ago to today, the days on market has nearly been cut in half. There is simply very little inventory out there right now and there are plenty of buyers looking for properties. The supply is not there right now to meet the demand, hence the rise in prices and the reduced time of days on market.

Let me know if there is any other information that you'd like. Keep in mind these are numbers for 92123 in whole and that zip codes have different neighborhoods, so you can get much more hyper localized and get a better feel for what your actual home is worth and the expected time it can take to sell.


Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Janet McCarthy answered:
Comps are only a starting point when trying to find a value for your house. The next step is assessing the upgrades, condition, neighborhood information and motivation for selling.
I can show you how to save thousands of dollars when selling your house, how to sell it for top dollar and how to get it sold fast.
Text, email or call and I will help you.
Janet McCarthy
Professional Realtor
Connect Realty
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Neil Fjellestad answered:
May I suggest you contact Pam Neillo in our office. She can help you with setting the fair market rent after you answer several detailed questions she will have for you. Her direct line is 858-8519. Neil ... more
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Yes if you just graduated and are working in your field of study you only need 1 full paycheck + your diploma and you should be OK.
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