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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Gerry Carrillo answered:
In a nutshell, Chula Vista is better than Paradise Hills for a number of reasons. I will start by explaining that Chula Vista is known by East (newer) and West (older) Chula Vista. In general Chula Vista overall is better. Please reach out to me for more detailed information on any of the following. Here are a few reasons why I made the above statement. #1 Schools are better, especially in East Chula Vista (East of 805) Most of the API scores from elementary to High School are 8-9's where Paradise Hills API scores are 4-6's. #2 Less Crime #3 Homes retain higher values (cost more but stay worth more). #4 Overall newer master planned community.

Gerry Carrillo
Chula Vista & San Diego
Real Estate Expert
Big Block Realty
CA BRE LIC# 01423016
2820 Camino Del Rio, South Suite #314
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 368-1992 [cell]
(619) 502-7545 [fax]
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Thu May 16, 2013
floridawebalbums answered:
I would have to see your pot folio of portraits prior to advising you on choice of residence or accomodations.
Perhaps moving out of Ca. altogether and becoming a snowbird would do it all for you.
Canada and Florida ...The group of seven Loved it !
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Hector, please don't paint an entire indusrty with such a broad brush. FYI there are a lot of very sensible manufactured home investments out there right now. If a rent/lease park/community is in the path of progress MH's can realize reasonable appreciation not depreciation.

If the MH is in a resident owned community i.e a condo conversion, subdivision, or planned unit development (PUD) or on a private lot/parcel they also realize fair market value. About the only time they will not hold up their value is when and if the MH is on a 250k private lot/parcel and the nearest comp is in a 50k MH park/community.

To prevent this from happening a buyer of a lot/parcel could choose to purchase a "Modualr" home instead of a "Manufactured" Home whereby they would then be able to use local comps in the same neighborhood instead of having to use comps from the nearest MH park/community.

Where I caution my clients is in purchasing a MH in an old run down park/community with lot's of old PRE HUD "Mobile" Homes/trailers. This is where the bad rap comes from and how folks can get hurt if they're not careful.

There are folks in this marked who don't necessarily want to buy a home or a condo for one reason or another. Maybe they don't want to share a common wall and grounds with others because they want their own privae driveway, yard, storage shed, etc.

Then there are those who don't want to be shackled with a mortgage, taxes and all the other responsibilities of a property mortgage. I work with seniors/Baby Boomers regulary who are downsizing after 40 years of home ownership and love the idea of purchasing a MH in a nice upscal rent/lease community or resident owned development.

As a Manufacture home Dealer & developer and a real estate broker I want what's best for my client. Not what's best for me. I try to educate them on the positive and negatives of both lifestyles and will spend time showing both. But I would never discourage someone from purchasing a MH if that's what they truly want. In fact that's a good way to push a client away from you in a hurry.
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Thu May 21, 2009
Katrina Hamilton answered:
Hi Karina,

The market at this level is very competitive right now. We are seeing alot of investors and first time home buyers competing for the same property and the problem with that is the investors typically have the means to outbid or provide stronger offers which ultimately puts first time homebuyer in the backseat. Your main objective needs to be "pre-pared" which means "pre-approved" and ready to strike when the deal that best suits your needs hits the market.

I work directly with the banks listing foreclosed properties all over the county and would be happy to assist you in finding a suitable home. Please feel free to contact me direct or via my website below and I'd be happy to arrange a search that will contact you immediately when homes that meet your criteria hit the market.

Best of luck in your search.

Katrina Hamilton
Direct: 858-405-4407
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