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Property Q&A in San Dimas : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Kim Hunter asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3165918919-567-Vermilion-Creek-Rd-San-Dimas-CA-91773#affordability
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Mon May 5, 2014
jpeters asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/San_Dimas/sold/4464895-816-S-San-Carlos-Ct-San-Dimas-CA-91773
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park


Be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced MH inspector and not just any home inspector as there are several nuances with MHs that you don't have in a conventional site-built home and most home inspectors not familiar with these nuances will not even know what to look for.

Make sure the inspector crawls under the home and thoroughly inspects each and every pier and pad assembly for rust, deterioration and decomposition if steel and for decomposition if concrete as homes close to the ocean can be severely impacted by salt.

They should also make sure the home is level by checking all the doors and windows to make sure that they are not swinging or sticking and that all the strike plates on the doors are properly aligned and the doors close soundly.

The inspector should also inspect the steel mainframe for rust and decomposition as well. I can't tell you how many mainframes we've had to repair that were suffering and in some cases even failing from rust and deterioration related issues.

Be sure and have the inspector check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier under the floor. If there are openings in this membrane it could allow the insulation under the floor to become compromised and even fall on the ground.

Openings in the vapor barrier are also a great place for rodents and cats to habitate and reproduce. We've eradicated countless critters from these cavities over the years and it's not a very pleasant experience.

Finally and very importantly make sure the home has a California State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) certified earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS) as most areas in California are classified as a Zone 4 earthquake area which holds a high probability of risk for a seismic event..

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Wed Apr 9, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
Looks like a HUD Manufactured Home circa '80's+. But you really need to check with the listing agent.
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Trevolyn Haines answered:
This is definitely a scam- the tip off being that it could easily rent for more than twice the amount shown. To make sure that Trulia has a comprehensive list of homes that are available for sale or lease, they also show listings available on other sites but Postlets.com is like Craigslist where anyone may post a listing so sometimes fraudulant litsing get picked up. To help combat bad info, Trulia has a 'Flag' button on every listing so users may report anything suspicious.

Please read my blog: http://www.trulia.com/blog/Trevolyn/2013/11/could_it_be_a_rental_scam for more tips and interesting info.

Good luck
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
dkdk asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/San_Dimas/sold/4468610-759-N-Northcape-Ave-San-Dimas-CA-91773
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rent/lease park/community.

But before you purchase any manufactured home you should have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape.

Be sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped, torn or lying on the ground. Have the inspector look for drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, expansive (clay soil), rusted and deteriorating piers and dry rotted or decomposing wood pads supporting the piers.

Most importantly make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing (ERBS) installed under it as much of California is in a Zone 4 seismic area:

(http://www.google.com/search?q=seismic+zone+3+map+for+califo…)

Feel free to contact us should have any more questions: 800 909-1110, Cell: 760 815-6877. Email: onthelevel@cox.net. Or log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Gina,

You should work directly with an agent who can help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Best,
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Sonia,

That's such a great question, I am sure there are lots of agents who would be happy to assist you, probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area. Email them directly:

http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/San_Dimas-agent--33057

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Ila.patel asked:
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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/San_Dimas/sold/395919-2317-Calle-Agata-San-Dimas-CA-91773
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Michelle Bonillas asked:
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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3051521772-236-W-3rd-St-San-Dimas-CA-91773?ecampaign=con_rlt_sharepropfriend_fr
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Ivone asked:
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This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/1040741883-2002-Calle-Leandro-San-Dimas-CA-91773
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Reginald Thomas answered:
If a home goes into foreclosure typically what the bank will do is to hire 1 to 2 real estate agents and have them complete a BPO (Brokers Price Opinion) an abbreviate appraisal then the bank will decided what price to place on the home. Condition will also play a major factor. ... more
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Tue May 18, 2010
Melissa Krchnak answered:
$265. This particular property is Pending (which means they've Accepted a Buyer and are in Escrow) but there is a 2 bedroom home around the corner that is still for sale in a similar price range and it's HOA is $220 but I'm not sure if you're interested in a 2 bedroom or not. ... more
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Fri Jul 17, 2009
Melissa Krchnak answered:
I don't see that it is but there are 4 other homes with at least 5 bedrooms in San Dimas under that price. Let me know if you're interested in seeing any of them.
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Tue May 26, 2009
Pam Woods answered:
This home was recently listed for sale. Please contact me if you are interested in seeing it.
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