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Quality of Life in San Diego County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 24, 2017
Planbee33 asked:
If the value of my property declines due to the loss of view, do I have any legal right to fight this ?
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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Kimberlyaluna asked:
what's the air quality like and how far away is the beach?
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Sat Jan 17, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
If there is a Home Owner Association (HOA) talk to them. There might not be much you can do about it. Have you thought of talking to the person in a friendly way and letting them know this is bothering you? ... more
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Fri Oct 24, 2014
Brian Jensen answered:
Hello Chris,

What area of San Diego are looking at?

Craigslist is probably your best bet.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Andrew Gavin answered:
small claims court is probably your best bet if you have paperwork to back up your side
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Barbara answered:
Oh boy people with rose colored glasses. I grew up and lived in Lemon Grove for 40 years. There are no violent crime reports because if someone gets shot the cops try real hard not to show up. We had someone get shot in front of our home and 30 people had to flood the sheriff with calls before they would show up. There is a HUGE drug problem, I'd watch the house you live in or buy because there are tons of "cook houses" all over.

Watch out for the homeless that sleep inside the doorways up and down broadway they will attack you. Lemon Grove is little TJ. There is a lot of stuff that goes on that NEVER gets on tv or that you hear about. I suggest plenty of trips to the neighborhood you want to buy in at all different times of day and on weekends. Just drive around, park and walk the area when you are looking at a home and above all LISTEN to what's going on because it can be quiet on a Tuesday night but Friday/Saturday you could be faced with all night ragers or neighbors who throw fireworks over your fence trying to set you on fire.
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Trevor Pike answered:
Daniel: There is a lot of good information from everyone below, and would also agree, with most, that Pacific Beach is one of the best beach cities to live in San Diego. I am a born and raised San Diegan, and PB has so much to offer, especially North PB, and your quality of life will continue to grow living an active beach lifestyle, never driving on the weekends and plenty of great people in PB. Like any town, there are some bad apples here and there, and HOT crime (theft, windows a jar, cars unlocked, etc) has been prevalent in all areas of San Diego over the last year. 92109 is a great area, and why buyers/tourists keep investing and coming back year after year. Let me know if you have any other questions. ... more
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
Go away, we have enough Realtors in San Diego. 300+ days of sun shine and a sub tropical climate that allows you to surf and snowboard in the same day, it's horrible, you don't want it.... :-)

J.R. Thrasher
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
MTS answered:
Just be smart, have security lights, locks on the windows, deadbolt on the door, etc.

There is a sex shop by there, but other than that, North Park has all kinds of people, good restaurants, cafes, breweries, etc.. and is close to Hillcrest and Balboa Park. It's a great place to live. (I'm single and live just a few blocks from there. ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
JR Thrasher answered:
I like what a lot of you are saying on here.

J.R. Thrasher
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Tony Cannon answered:
Yes, The Boulevard Apartments are at 1904 College Blvd and can be reached 760-945-0444. Google maps gives a pretty good street view if you wanted a closer look.
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Amanda Joy Barba answered:
I'm from the Midwest and so for me...all of Southern California is keeping up with the Joneses. So it depends on your perspective.

La Costa: Is more spread out between neighbors. It has mostly families, retirees, and golfers. Cooler because of ocean breeze. Ave. $700's
Carmel Valley: Closer to San Deigo. Alot of Engineers and Doctors live there because it's closer to QualComm and Scripps Hospital. Ave. $8-900's.
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Mon May 27, 2013
Hector Gastelum answered:
1.Central to San Diego
2. Lowest prices in the area without having to go east
3. Diversity

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
efax 619-270-2516
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
Have you been making your payments? If it was in foreclusre you would receive tons of mail and notices. Best thing to do is call your lender and ask them what is going on with your home. ... more
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
John Arendsen asked:
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
Linjaynes, If you're truly serious about somewhere wam stay in touch. I've got some interesting and affordable things happening in the San Diego area.
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Rod Sandy answered:

The main thing to keep in mind about RB is they have age-restricted areas. In other words, you have to be of senior age to live in that development .. IE 55, 65, etc. This is where a real estate agent can be of help.

The CC&R have never been a problem per-say, albeit they do have certain restrictions. It is my personal belief that these restriction help keep the neighborhood values up ... They mostly include things like the color of paint you can put on your house, restrictions on RVs etc. These are not always bad things ...

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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Greg Von Herzen, GRI,MCNE answered:
Chula Vista is a large city geographically. There are good areas and there are bad areas just like any big city. You'd need to visit a specific subdivision to see if it is safe enough for your needs. Also pull the crime records for the zip code to get a feel for the amount of crime and what kinds of crime are being committed. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Bill, I wasn't aware that I had to tie it in to RE albeit I actually selected "quality of life" as the catagory if you really need to know. But just or the record and not because I feel the need to explain or justify my contributions to you.

I've engaged in several non RE related topics on this forum. Some funny, some rediculous, some political, etc. and have created some pretty good relationships from several Trulia members and contributors. Obviously you're not one of them.

You can choose to indulge me or just hit the delete key and move along to something more suitable to your liking. But if you really need to know I am going somewhere with this so please stay tuned for the next exciting episode if you wish. Have a good day.
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