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Home Buying in Trabuco Canyon : Real Estate Advice

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Aaron Green, Just Looking in
Wed Jun 24, 2015
Aaron Green answered:
Did anyone else notice a subtle change to their tax bill this year? My mello roos dropped off (house is now 22-23 years old), but it was replaced by something else. So now it looks as if I'm paying to my school district twice (it's also in the basic tax levy rate of 1%).

This is from last year --
2013-2014 Assessment -
R9 MELLO-ROOS R9 (866)807-6864 1,432.84

And now this year's bill has mello roos replaced with CFD 89-1 --
2014-2015 Assessment -
SADDLEBACK VALLEY USD CFD 89-1 (866)807-6864 1,438.78

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Kelly Turbev…, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Tue May 13, 2014
Kelly Turbeville answered:
If you haven't checked out Portola Hills you might want to consider. Part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District with Portola Hills Elementary a rated vary high. Concourse Park is centrally located and backs Whiting Ranch.

It's a unique place that benefits from being on the foothill of Trabuco Canyon yet also tied to Lake Forest so their are lot's of community activities.

There are a variety of homes to choose from ranging from about 2100 sq.ft up to 3900 with, and some with amazing views of either the Saddleback Mountains or even the Ocean.

If you would like more information, check out my website or feel free to give me a call.

Best of luck!
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Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Sun Aug 9, 2009
Thom Colby answered:
Dory -

You've received some terrific feedback from many professionals here. I have a hypothetical question for you to ask and answer for yourself:

Assuming they have priced that house at market value for $1 Million - you want the seller to accept $800,000 - a 20% decrease. Similarly, if you listed your house at market value, would you accept a 20% lower offer along with a contingency from the buyer that they sell their house first in order to buy yours - - - - in this market?

There are always methods to get the home you want, but since you would have to sell first, you should apply the same theory to your sale as to the new purchase to bring it into perspective.

Best of luck and, always use a REALTOR,

Thom Colby
Broker & REALTOR
Orange County, CA
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Cathy Haney, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Tue Jun 16, 2009
Cathy Haney answered:
The answer is it depends on which mortgage assistance program you are using. I'd be happy to determine which areas fit your program if you would like to contact me. There are also several programs available that cover most areas in Orange County but which do have income restrictions.

If I can be of further help, feel free to email or call me.

Cathy Haney
Home Buyer Resource Group
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