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Tue Mar 8, 2016
Ken May answered:
I have a new Mills Act Funded home listed on the MLS. 566 B Ave in Coronado. Fantastic old home that the current owners pay $3,567 per year in taxes. It is my understanding that the taxes will transfer to new owners, but you need to verify that info Call me to see it. ... more
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
First place to start is to talk to a local lender to get pre-approved, and a great local REALTOR who can show you homes for sale. You can try searching for people here, or it might be better to talk to friends, family or co-workers and see if they can refer you to some people. Good luck!

Sally

Sally Grenier
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Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
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303.475.4508 Cell
http://www.searchwithsally.com
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http://www.metrobrokersonline.com/agents/Sally.Grenier
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Fri Feb 19, 2016
Ricomail14 answered:
The response from the previous person is not true. San Diego has GREAT walkable neighborhoods with coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, schools etc. One that comes to mind, perhaps the best in my opinion, is North Park, South Park, Kensington, Normal Heights, University Heights areas. These neighborhoods are close to each other and are EXTREMELY walkable (these areas are within 3 miles of the zoo and 4-5 miles from downtown). Unfortunately, you cannot find a 400K house in those neighborhoods with what you are looking for. Houses in these neighborhoods tend to be smaller 800 - 1700 sq. ft on average (old houses originally built in the 20s, craftsmen etc.) and currently cost between 500K for a really small house to over a million for a 2000 sq. ft. house. In the price range you are looking for, perhaps Clairemont might be a bit less expensive although $400K is still on the low side and those houses won't have the character or walkability you are looking for. I live in Vegas and want to move back to my hometown of San Diego but i want to move back into a walkable neighborhood as well and its really expensive -- even for a super small house, but they do exist. Don't listen to the last responder from San Jose, San Francisco is NOT the only place in California with walkable neighborhoods. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Nancy Bergman answered:
Contact the builder for the Mello - Roos question. Some areas are higher than other.
Regarding the shopping center I would contact the PQ Town Council to get the details of the shopping center.
Nancy Bergman

Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Cal BRE #01893550
Windermere Homes and Estates
14677 Via Bettona #120
San Diego, CA 92127
Cell (858) 617-9449
Email - nbergman1@live.com
www.comehometopq.com
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Nancy Bergman answered:
I work with investors and I am investor myself. I would recommend Santee, La Mesa, PQ, Carmel Valley, UTC, Poway, etc. Areas that can get you at least a 5% ROI is the best but it is getting harder and harder since prices are rising. You want a location that has good schools and close to the larger businesses that are looking to hire professional.
Give me a call - have some ideas.
Nancy


Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Cal BRE #01893550
Windermere Homes and Estates
14677 Via Bettona #120
San Diego, CA 92127
Cell (858) 617-9449
Email - nbergman1@live.com
www.comehometopq.com
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Homes answered:
Trying looking at the www.shortsales.com
They have foreclosures, short sales and preforeclosures--which can be a very good deal.
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Thu Feb 11, 2016
Forsandiegohomes answered:
Best places to live near by San Diego are Chula Vista, North Park and La Jolla
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Thu Feb 11, 2016
Mzielinski629 answered:
Moving from Ohio to Poway area for work. Concerned with the price of housing in California versus Ohio. Salary will be commesurate with the cost of living so that is not of concern. Looking for property between 1/2 acre on up. Can anyone suggest areas/cities to look at for this type of living.

Thank you,

Melissa
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Dangelo Caywood asked:
I am a Real Estate Investor looking for rehab properties in the San Diego County area. 1-8 Family Homes (vacant or not) in Any Condition. Price depends on location and size of property.…
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
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Yes. It is a nice area.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Ali8500 answered:
You can buy a lot of houses through out the American Mid west and rust belt areas for under $5,000

Californians don't actually know how overvalued their properties are currently compared to the rest of America.

All through out Ohio you can find houses under $5,000 also in certain areas of Indiana, Buffalo NY and Chicago and Rockford Illinois but those areas have high crime rates. Lots also available in Memphis TN, and Detroit, MI and Cleveland Ohio also a lot of small towns through out the mid west and south you can buy a great house for under $3,000. If you had $100,000 invested in Chevron paying around 6% you would get $6,000 a year and if you budget wisely you can live a great life in a house purchased for under $5,000.
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
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Thu Dec 24, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Yes you need permits to do an extensive electric re-wire on a property. You want permits too, because they will protect you and make sure the work meets the minimum standards for safety. ... more
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Wed Dec 23, 2015
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Sat Dec 19, 2015
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
June Green answered:
It depends, to which "owner occupant" rule you are referring? If you are referring to Fannie or Freddie's bidding rules for investors vs. owner occupants, then yes it matters. The type of financing doesn't change the occupancy. If you are paying cash and are an owner occupant, you have to opportunity to submit an offer earlier than if you are an investor paying cash. Hope that helps. ... more
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Eat-more-kale answered:
Typical Real estate sales person behavior = TRB.
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Tue Dec 1, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
call the escrow company - conference call with your agent would be ideal - and get a copy of your final settlement statement to see the exact amount due.
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
John Reeves - YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED answered:
Please try to contact our team , we can help you find a good place.
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