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Serra Mesa : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Homebody answered:
We have lived on the southwest side of 805 in Serra Mesa since 1999 and there seem to be two types of crimes. An example of rare but high profile type of crime would be the time some deranged person pulled off the 805 freeway and stabbed an occupant of their car. I believe this is more the nature of having a freeway off-ramp nearby. As I can only remember two crimes of this type during the time we've lived here, it would seem the benefit of a central location would outweigh the risk of experiencing this type of crime.

The other type of crime is also be rare, but the circumstances of the crimes are more under the control of the homeowner. These are thefts and burglary. In every case I have been made aware of there was indications of either an insider knowing of a valuable in the home or the home or vehicle was not properly secured. The most recent thefts on our street came when a new homeowner left valuables unattended in plain view from the street (garage or bed of pickup).

In our local neighborhood two factors make it a less likely target for crime. (1) There are a good number of retirees at home during the day, (2) everyone tends to look out for one another as much is as possible.
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
Jenny Talasazan Realtor answered:
YES you are RIGHT ON! Everyone has the right too know what they are getting in too. I think the Realtor will know this and either repair, disclose , and adjust the price to the right place so someone will take on the home and benefit from the situation. If you need help please call, email, or go too my site! I also would say an attorney is the best option for this question as well. A Realtor should always know to disclose, disclose, and disclose!!! ... more
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Sun Mar 8, 2009
Dawn Lewis answered:
Hi Sharon,

This home is and REO or bank owned foreclosure. It has already been reduced in price once. The $299,000 is the price the asset manager has come up with as fair market value after consulting with the REO listing agent, BPO agent and appraiser. This is like a suggested price but is always negotiable. The home has been on the market for over 2 months and I'm sure the bank is ready for an offer. You don't have to buy it for cash - very few home buyers do. You would get financing through a bank or lender to buy the home with on a 15 year or 30 year note. When writing an offer a $1,000 deposit will do but it is preferred to put 1% of the purchase price. If I was writing an offer for you I would ask the bank to pay all of your closing costs so you would not have to incur this expense. There is also an $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers. Contact me I would live to help.

Dawn Lewis
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