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Moving in San Diego : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Santacruz111111111 asked:
Who can recommend me the best restaurant in San Diego. We came there for a couple of days ago with my movers and have no imagination where to have even…
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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Maricris A answered:

We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the 'Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Select your preferred property type, square footage, allowed pets, etc.
5. Click the orange 'Done' button.

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Sun Jun 26, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Sun Jun 5, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Ask the property management company and communicate with them that you just got hired.

Good luck!
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Wed May 11, 2016
Moniel answered:
San Diego has a lot of great neighborhoods, but your price is likely to limit you more than the neighborhood! You might need to start considering primarily only inland neighorhoods. Most beach properties and neighborhoods sell for 1mil+ unless you're looking for a very small place.

Not a local agent, just giving advice. ;)
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Sun Apr 24, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hi Richard, Are you looking to rent or buy? Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools, good luck:

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. There are 492 rentals in San Diego under 2k.There are lots of purchase choices as well.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

If you decide to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to submit offers on homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040's, 1099's, W2's and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down. You may consider a 3%-5% Sapphire Grant down payment program up to 417k from a minimum 620 fico score which does not have to be repaid.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and consider. Here are some links to study about me as well as web reference links to many loan programs...

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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Cindyl77027 answered:
Hello All, First, I am completely overwhelmed living across the United States and not being able to see neighborhoods and schools now. SO, am researching the very best now, and then planning our trip coming up. I have two boys, going into 3rd and 6th in the fall. My "fantasy," would be to find schools that are not overwhelmingly large, as "sweet" and good friends as students as possible, with strong science/math departments, as they are both STEM children, and not too far from the beach. I want a community, neighborhood feel, yet also myself need to be not far from the symphony, and the performing arts/galleries are since this is my industry. I do not want to live in an area where there are ONLY the "top, wealthiest" people in SD, but my cost range for a home is above the medium price.
If anyone can recommended, and limit my search, I would be SO very grateful!
Thank you so very much-
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
JR Thrasher answered:
My team and I will be happy to help you find a home to rent. Check out our reviews and website, give me a call or send an email. I have a few questions, then we can begin the search for your rental home.

I conducted a search for homes in 92114 and I did find a house available for rent on a cul-de-sac. You can check it out at this link:

J.R. Thrasher
BRE Lic: 01888955
Keller Williams Realty

619-929-0105 Cell
888-959-7089 Fax
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Sun Sep 28, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
You're describing the Pacific, Mission and Ocean Beach part of town. Or if you want to be in the greater downtown area there's lIttle Italy, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Gaslamp and several other burroughs that are all walkable to just about every entertainment venuel. ... more
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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Dustin Shepard answered:
If you are still interested in finding a rental in San Diego I would be happy to provide you with a rental hotsheet. Go ahead and contact me and I will forward this to you. Also, you can search craigslist or other areas of the internet however make sure to do your research to avoid any scams that may be out there.

Thank you,
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Lisamonet30 answered:
What Hospital will you be working at? That's the man question. San Diego is big and that would be your starting point .
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
David Indermill answered:
A great source is either or

I hope that helps you..
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
David Indermill answered:
Hi Vera,
I will keep it simple and sweet.

For school and area info

Great School look up link

As far as not to hot stay near the coast and you will be fine.

I hope that helps. Call/ Text / Email with any other questions.

David R. Indermill
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
AllureTM answered:
Hi Chris,

You don't necessarily need a real estate agent who will specialize in this type of situation; there are plenty of property management companies (mine included) that will work with people who do not have the best credit.

Most landlords and management companies understand that many people nowadays do not have perfect credit, but also understand that this does not mean that their bills won't be paid.

Are you currently looking for a residence at this time? Do you know what your credit score is? It is always best to have a firm grasp of what you are working with rather than just a general idea so that you can speak with your possible future landlord and provide as accurate of information as possible.

I hope this helps!
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Julie Beach answered:
If you are not evicted or asked to move out... and you pay the taxes... and openly (not secretly) occupy the property for a certain number of years, you may acquire squatter's rights.
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Wajiha Rehman answered:
well, you can find some useful information at
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Thu May 24, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
I will email this to you but in case you check this thread before you check your email here's the link to our Encinitas (North San Diego County) beach casita. I left some other information in the email for you and your friend. Please check it out and if you are still interested I would be happy to move the ball a little more down the field.
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Sat May 19, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
That's a tough one...Carmel Valley would be my suggestion. The schools there are excellent and home values have fared better during the housing bust. It is very popular with young families.

La Jolla is one of our premier neighborhoods, also with good schools but pricier. As one who has lived in Carlifornia for a long time, I wouldn't let the earthquake fault deter you from La Jolla if you really prefer to be there.

It offers a fabulous lifestyle and thousands of homeowners live there. Earthquakes are something we get accustomed to here...we are bless in that we rarely have devastating ones here in San Diego.
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