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Thu Apr 2, 2015
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Hello Joseph, are you getting ready to retire yet? I am also a Veteran and love assisting Veterans. You should consider the CalVet construction loan which you can buy the lot and build on it including a brand new manufactured home as well.

Although VA or CalVet are not fico score driven loan programs as we have banks that go down to 500 fico score but there are issues that can become problems. Your credit can be repaired within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Poofwerefree answered:
I heard that you usually cannot get financing for purchase of mobile home that does not include purchase of lot (e.g. you will own the mobile home but rent the lot). Financing is probably the same for purchase of mobile home including lot. ... more
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Mon Aug 4, 2014
Vicki Blaser answered:
In addition to Craigslist, you can also try Zillow.com, which allows for Sale/rent by owner posts. You can filter to only see rentals on Zillow.

Best of Luck!

Vicki Blaser & Nicole van Winden
Two Tucson Natives
Tierra Antigua Realty
www.TwoTucsonNatives.com

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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Melody Miller answered:
I'm really sorry. Guess you've moved and made your decision. Everyone has "nice' things to say. I, too, was born and raised my own kids in West LA/Santa Monica. I was at my sons in SLO, on the computer, searching for LA places that I could afford, under $1200 (on Disability/Medicare) which would be a single or bachelor (after coming from a couple-ship where we shared a 2500 home over Puget Sound)........>
My son was getting tired of his Mom quietly staying with him (I made myself "small" :-) and said "when I get home later, please get someplace. So, I did. What popped up and was available. It is in SLO (I've only been here a month and It's July 2014. Now, my God, I see that I'm on a little farm which surely used chemicals (which I am deathly sensitive to), dirt everywhere - no asphalt or landscaping. And I have not met one friend. I'm very bright, communicative, (maybe sound disillusioned here) but absolutely STARVING for LA and all the cultural and ethnic diversity it has to offer. I find really nothing to do here (I don't drink) except for ride my bike and climb hills. I used to go to Opera and Ballet, even in Seattle.
I'm 57, and grown sons. Very very very frustrated. Will continue looking in LA.
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Fri May 23, 2014
anaclaudiacubas15 answered:
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3155741611-Apartment-San-Luis-Obispo-CA-93405
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
dubess2525 asked:
Looking for a smaller home (1 or 2 bdrms, 1 to 1.5 baths), something with no stairs, laundry in the home (doesn't have to have the appliances - just the spot for them), preferrably a garage.…
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
You are right that that is the scenario of most scams. Flagging it and posting it here is a good start, You can also scrolll to the bottom and lick on help center to contact customer service ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
David Norwood answered:
I will send via email directly to you also.

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate David@DNorwood.com

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Fri Feb 21, 2014
David Norwood answered:
Yes, if the family has a lease (lease-Hold), they can sub-lease. However, you should ask for a copy of their lease to make sure that the home can be sub-leased. You can also contact the owner to confirm that he is okay with sub-lease.

If you can convince all of your parents to buy a home, it will cost a lot less then rent and there are lots of homes to buy today. A split 4 ways will cost very little. Just a thought.

You can view all of the available homes in real time in SLO on my web site at http://www.dnorwood.com/SLO.aspx

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate - david@DNorwood.com

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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Sonsie Conroy answered:
I've used www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner) very successfully to find short-term rentals. As David says, this is not a great source of rental information. Also, check out our local Craigslist. There are many rentals listed there. Good luck. ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
David Norwood answered:
This is not a good forum for vacation rentals. Try vacationrentals.com -

If you decide you want to live on the Central Coast of CA, let me know. You can view available home in Real Time in SLO at http://www.dnorwood.com/SLO.aspx or give me a call.

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate David@DNorwood.com 805-471-0828

Http://DNorwood.com
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
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..

We are a California licensed and experienced manufactured home and general contractor and manufactured home dealer, developer and real estate brokerage with decades of experience in the MH industry.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at 800 909-1110; cell: 760 815-6977. Or email us at onthelevel@cox.net.

Please feel free to log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
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..

We are a California licensed and experienced manufactured home and general contractor and manufactured home dealer, developer and real estate brokerage with decades of experience in the MH industry.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at 800 909-1110; cell: 760 815-6977. Or email us at onthelevel@cox.net.

Please feel free to log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
http://www.mh-processing.com http://www.tagrealestatesales.com http://www.chadofalltrades.com http://www.intimatelivinginteriors.com
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Jane Faber answered:
I am not absolutely sure about the exact space rent for this home. It is not in our "Multiple Listing Service" and therefore realtors don't have access to the information. I am pretty certain that this home is listed by the park itself.
I can tell you that park rents vary from the high $300's to around $900 a month. When a new owner takes possession, the rent goes up 10%.

Please let me know if you want any additional information about homes in this park, or another park.
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Vicki Neider answered:
Hello, I'm from New York as well and would love to show you around the Central Coast of California, Give me a call ... Vicki Neider, 805-434-8011, Keller Williams Realty, Paso Robles, CA ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Kerry Sansone answered:
Hello Tiffany, thank you for your inquiry. Congratulations on your pending relocation. Our community is wonderful and you're sure to love it. The only downside is the elevated cost of living. San Luis Obispo rentals are in high demand and the current inventory is low, even on craigslist. Your biggest challenge will be "dog friendly". I empathize as I have been there. It is possible to find a one bedroom in SLO for the value you seek that may be dog-friendly but you will pay a premium and a hefty pet deposit. I encourage you to look into neighboring communities like Grover Beach to the south, or Los Osos/Morro Bay to the north, as well as Atascadero just over the grade.

I recommend you locate a Property Management Company to facilitate your search. My brokerage, Patterson Realty, has an in house rental company that I'd be happy to connect you with and I also have a list of every agency in the area that I can forward to you. I'm sure you have relocation assistance through the ARMY so be sure to take advantage of those benefits. They may even have a program to enable you to purchase - often that is more affordable than renting and worth investigating. I'd be proud to assist.

Please be in touch with any further questions.
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
David Norwood answered:
I am not sure what it area you are referring to, but there are several areas to live on the Central Coast from Cambria to Nipomo. I have never heard of an area that is a unfriendly pet area, so you have me at an advantage. If you are looking for a home on the Central Coast, I would think that living near the beach might be great for a dog, a cat on a leach or bird in a cage. - :) -<

Give me a call and we can discuss all of the areas on the coast that will fit your lifestyle. If you want to see what homes are available on the coast in REAL TIME, go to my web site at http://www.dnorwood.com/Pages/Home_Search_Mulipal_Listings_MLS.aspx

Warmly,

David

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate - David@DNorwood.com 805-471-0828

http://DNorwood.com
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Antoinette Payne answered:
The town is currently being sewer by the county. The residents are being assessed the cost of the sewer project since 2012/2013. The most common $24K per property sewer assessment is tied to the property taxes. We are paying approx $1100. per year more on our property taxes to pay for the sewer project. The assessment generally rides with the property. The other expense each property owner is facing upon completing of the sewer pipes being installed in the streets is each individual lateral from the street to the existing site of their septic tank. The expense for this part of the sewering varies from property to property depending on if one needs more of less trenching and pipes to get to the individual site of connection. Once the sewer project is installed, the residents will have a normal sewer bill like other sewered communities. The property values in Los Osos have typically been less than other San Luis Obispo coastal communities so even though we have the additional expense of the sewer project, buying a coastal property in Los Osos has more bang for the buck than Morro Bay, Cayucos or Cambria, the other North coast communities. This town is well worth a look for an opportunity to buy coastal and realize the appreciation expected with the sewered community.
Web reference: www.PacificCoastBrokers.com
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