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Mon Apr 30, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
We'd love to help you find a home in San Diego.

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Or should you desire to purchase a manufactured home as licensed manufactured home dealers we would be happy to lead you through the entire process be it a new purchase, resale or new build. Be it a family owned or senior park/community/development or private property we can take you through the entire process.

Please take a few moments to peruse our websites, experience and qualifications.

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Or feel free to email me at onthelevelcontractors.com or call me at 760 815-6977.

We look forward to working with you.
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
Mack, always nice to recieve kudu's from you ole cold blooded PNW'nrs. BTW, I'll be in your neck of the woods from April 19-24th. Any chance we could toss one back.? At least start with one and if we still like each other maybe a couple? I'll be meeting with some Active Rainers as well. Love Seattle!! ... more
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
I have a one acre estate in a great school district that would fit your buying criteria that I would love to share with you.
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Wed Mar 14, 2012
Gregorio Denny answered:
As stated, you will need to take it off the market. You will also need to make sure it'snot listed other places online as well. I'm also curious why you wish to refinance with an FHA loan, do you have one now? If you have a current FHA mortgage there may be streamline options available to you. Contact me for more info. ... more
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate answer check with your caseworker...
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Wed Jul 27, 2011
345345 asked:
Well. The new landlord that wants to rent to me, doesn't want any rent for the first month he just focusing more on the inspection needed for me to move in. I'm also transferring…
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Wed Jun 22, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
We're expanding in the Temecula Valley area now. In fact I'll be on a foreclosure tour there this Saturday. Call me at 760 815-6977 or email me at john@arendsengroup.com and I'll be glad to discuss it with you. ... more
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Wed Jun 22, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
I am a Father of five beautiful children who have blessed me with almost a dozen gorgeous grandchildren. 6 of my Grandchildren have and continue to populate the Encinitas, Solona Beach school sphere of influence. Enough cannot be said about these school districts. Probably the best in San Diego.

My five children grew up in Vista and we still own our family home of thirty years there. When our kids grew up it was the best school district in San Diego. But soon after they moved on to college the whole district fell apart.

OMG! Whatever heppened?

It surely couldn't have been the quality of students or the parental leadership could it? Or maybe it was the quality of the faculty or the administration? My point is your schools are only as good as the parents, teachers and administration that lead them.

You as parents are the leaders. Take responsibility! Don't rely on the teachers to take on your role as a parent as you drop them off in the morning and expect miracles when you pick them up or see them at dinner when you get home from work that evening.

Our school, Monte Vista Elementary, had the reputation of being the most private public school in the Vista Unified School District in the 80's and 90's where we boasted of 96% parental involvement and participation.

It's time that parents quit worrying about where the best schools are and start focusing on making where your kids go to school the best.

Sorry about the rant but it's time that parents start stepping up and taking responsibility instead of relegating it to the teachers who are only part time babysitters.
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Thu Jun 9, 2011
Dorene Slavitz answered:
If you are a Commercial Agent, Look at Costar for good demographics, but there are many others that Commercial Brokers have access to.
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Wed May 18, 2011
Jason Lopez answered:
Where do you live now? Are you looking for something similar or are you "upgrading?" What types of activities and amenities do you want to be able to tap into? Do you want urban or beach? That said...Downtown or Pacific/Ocean Beach. ... more
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
HI Darin:

I have an IT background, so when I started my real estate business 6+ years ago, my first thing to do is to build my online presence because I believe that's the way things are going.

I was one of the first agents on Trulia when it was first launched - Since Trulia's home base is in San Francisco, and my company is the #1 company in Marin county, Trulia approached our company to have top agents help with the site. Well, as a new agent, I ended up devote much more time on the site and have enjoyed meeting many agents that are on the frontier of social media.

So, yes, a big part of marketing that I do is on social media. Not something that I have to suddenly devote time to do, but it is just a very natural part of my marketing plan. It is embedded in my real estate career.

Best,
Sylvia Barry
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
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Sun Dec 26, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Trulia is a real estate forum for these types of questions.

Contact the school direct who are the professional(s) answer all your questions.

Recommend a Google search read website for their program(s) offer to students

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jillian Lopez answered:
There seems to be a lot of great information here. What a great place to start! You may also want to check with your existing lender.
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Lisa Thorik Team answered:
We are very familiar with the area and even though a rental property may not meet the criteria for "mini dorm" that doesn't mean the noise, parking, and other issues are restricted to large numbers of occupants. A 3b/2b can have the same problems. If you like the college area I would suggest Rolando Village area between College and Rolando Blvd , El Cajon and University. Same with El Cerrito, between College and Collwood also between El Cajon and University. Prices are reasonable but since it's a bit out of walking range there are more families, higher owner occupancy so less of the problems. ... more
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Thu Nov 25, 2010
BXT AXT answered:
With the information you provided I'm assuming you would rather have roommates in their 20's and you work in either Sorrento Valley or Rancho Bernardo. I'm also going to assume you want to live close to work. To get the roommates I mentioned above you will want a place near the single scene, which are Pacific Beach, downtown, Mission Valley, and University Town Center. With your price range I would suggest looking in Clairemont and Tierrasanta. If you don't mind a fixer there might be an ideal house in Bay Park. ... more
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Mary Ellen Wilson answered:
Village Woods is very close. Some of the units have one bedroom and a bonus room. If someone doesn't mind a small room, you could double up and reduce the rent. The rent will likely be a one bedroom rent. ... more
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Patrick Hale answered:
Yes, most likely all condos are controlled by an HOA which typically pay for maintenance fees of the exterior.

If you mean interior maintenance fees, then the answer is typically no.

MY TEAM HAS OVER 100 PRE-LISTED FORECLOSURES AND WE ARE THE LISTING AGENT! - Please Email Me If you Are Looking For A Foreclosure In San Diego. Over 30 of them are FHA/VA Approved and Fully Renovated!

Hope this helps!

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
Short Sale & REO Listing Agent
Associate Broker

"The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It"
Keller Williams Realty
Toll Free: (866) 538-6057 I San Diego: (619) 309-7883
Mobile/Text: (858) 539-6803 I DRE License # 01777558
Office: 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92122

SHORT SALE EXPERTS WITH A MISSION TO:
"Help Over 360 Distressed Home Owners Avoid Foreclosure"
If You or Someone You Know is in Financial Distress Visit: http://www.SDRealEstate360.com
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Sun Jul 11, 2010
Patrick Hale answered:
Carmel Valley would be ideal in my opinion. Homes are a bit more expensive for sale and rent. Sale=$700-2M

New homes in eastlake chula vista $300-$400k.

MY TEAM HAS OVER 100 PRE-LISTED FORECLOSURES AND WE ARE THE LISTING AGENT! - Please Email Me If you Are Looking For A Foreclosure In San Diego. Over 30 of them are FHA/VA Approved and Fully Renovated!

Hope this helps!

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
Short Sale & REO Listing Agent
Associate Broker

"The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It"
Keller Williams Realty
Toll Free: (866) 538-6057 I San Diego: (619) 309-7883
Mobile/Text: (858) 539-6803 I DRE License # 01777558
Office: 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92122

SHORT SALE EXPERTS WITH A MISSION TO:
"Help Over 360 Distressed Home Owners Avoid Foreclosure"
If You or Someone You Know is in Financial Distress Visit: http://www.SDRealEstate360.com
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Shirley Fenile answered:
I live in South Park. It's next to North Park. It's the best. for walking, feeling that you're safe, sharing in a community vibe and knowing your neighbors.

We have a few good eateries. The Station makes yummy carnivor burgers and an outstanding vegetarian one. It's dog friendly and kids can come and run around a wooden protected/fenced trolley replica. Many take yoga at Ginseng. They offer yoga for kids. Enjoy pottery studios and a terrific bookstore called The Grove. Grape Street is home to the largest acre dog park in San Diego. Grants Market sells organic coffee and Bread and Cie bakery goods on a consistent basis.

What's not to love? Buildings are well built from the 20's, and not as pricey as other areas i.e. Mission Hills. Come visit South Park ! Come to the Old House Fair on June 19.
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Sat Mar 27, 2010
Maria Weiss answered:
I love all the beach communities. Each one has a unique flavor and great amenities. Much is dependent upon your price range and type of home you want. Getting to know the communties and what they each offer is a first step. Shopping is nearby or in each community. As beach communities run from one to the next, there is not much physical separation. I would guess that from the south beach areas to Oceanside, the northern most, is about a 45 minute drive with no traffic.

Carmel Valley is considered a beach community and is located just east of Del Mar. A family oriented community. Great schools, shopping, movie theatres, restaurants, Medical facilities, minutes to the beach and freeways.

Again, they are all great communities with unique personalities....Good luck

Maria Weiss, Coldwell Banker
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