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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Gina King answered:
I would look at Whittier CA =) Search set up for you below ...

Lemme know if you would like an intro to an Agent in that office, I do a lot of training for them, and know them well. they are also #1 in that city for ever!

The RECoach

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Sun Jan 24, 2016
Lance King answered:

I wrote a blog on why it matters so much who you choose to represent you. Unfortunately we are not in your area, but I hope this helps:

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Nick answered:
Hi Joy C

The market may see another small droop of 2%-4% but guaranteeing mortgage rates to stay this low will be very difficult. So my suggestion is to buy at this time while you can take advantage of this great rates.

Please advise if I could assist you or answere any other questions.

Nick Binesh
Broker/ REO Bank Owned CFR
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Evelyn Tee answered:
Call me at 949.292.4127 and I will show you a couple of condos in that price range.
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Alex Vargas answered:
Hi Cookie,

There is only one that I found on Oxford, however it's more than $200K.

If you would like more information please contact me below.


Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Sat May 26, 2012
Cynthia Fleming answered:
There are a lot of condos available in the Michelson area. Are you looking for a condo or a single family home? Irvine is a great place to live and their school district has received the Distinguished Blue Ribbon designation. I'd be happy to send you what's available if you provide me with your price range (for rental and for purchasing) and search criteria i.e. minimum # of bedrooms, etc. My email is: ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Lori Hanson answered:
This is a determination that you will have to make on your own since legally as a Realtor we can not give you an answer. I can tell you to research it out on the internet, and you may even call the local police department and talk to them. The other thing you could do is talk to some of the neighbors in the area to see what they say. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Katie,
The best thing to do in addition to saving some money and keeping your fico scores up, is to talk to a lender about your plans. The lender will be able to tell you how much of a home you can afford and what you will need in terms of downpayment and closing costs. There is no charge for this service. If you need some lender referrals, just me an email through my profile.
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Gina King answered:
What's Your "Motivation"? It could be great! It could be unnecessary =)

Love to help out, give us a call 562.888.0404
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Scott Bingham answered:

See everything for rent and sale in that area at our website If you see a property you like click on the request showing button.


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Thu Nov 3, 2011
Bob Phillips answered:
OCbuyer22, you can also find prices and values in older sections of Lake Forest or Mission Viejo, which don't have Mello/Roos taxes, just like older sections of Laguna Hills, with a similar commute.

Irvine offers a better rated school district than all the others, but part of that equation is that in Irvine, you will usually get a smaller house, on a smaller lot, for prices comparable to L.H., L.F., or M.V..

If schools are your priority, then Irvine will probably be your choice. If kids aren't an issue, then go for any of the other communities.

As for long-term investment thinking, the same differences will likely be in place 5, 10, or 25 years from now.
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Alisha Chen answered:
Hi Bravo:

There are some loans that you may be able to qualify, depending on the extend of your credit report. There are also credit repairing companies that can help you. There are constant changes in the lender and real estate field. The most important is to see where you are now and how to prepare you to get you where you want to be. Sometimes the progress will take some time, but the main thing is, knowing what you need to do in the shortest amount of time to get there. Feel free to contact me & I'll be happy to go over your situation with you.

Alisha Chen
(949) 385-1588
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Joe Homs answered:
Please call me directly.

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Sat Dec 31, 2011
JoJo Harmon answered:
There are alot of areas in Newport that are walking distance to shop/restaurants, whether the main Newport Beach area, Newport Heights, East Bluffs, etc. It will depend on your budget & size you are looking for. If you'd like to share more of what you're looking for, just email me directly & I'll start searching.


JoJo Harmon | Realty ONE Group | Broker Associate
23811 Aliso Creek Road #181, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Mobile: (949) 244-0719 | EMail:
Serving Newport Beach to San Clemente
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Kate(owner), Stacey(manager) answered:
HI, I'm kelly, writer above.
in addition, Our plan is buying condo in downtown L.A and live for 5 years and then put them for rent.
and we buy another single house I always want and live for long.

or we're just buying for single house or condo in Anaheim. and just live for long.

this one is up to potential investment. what I don't know is which one will it be having more future investment.

I know we can only buy one for us. but this one is our long plan.

I always want to have single house with greenery backyard and have stairways inside home. I found some in orange county through this. and it was sold by $ 600k but now it sells $ 400k. By checking sold record, I just guess if I buy that home, price will be go up to more than $ 600k.
I feel this way, in downtown L.a is not like new york city.. but In the unitied states, second biggest city is L.A.
That means some future. so city may be bigger in the future. even if l.a is still dirty, city is city. that's why it's pricy.

and like orange county, it is know for rich area too. and price depends on schools community.

I don't know which one is better. our price range is up to 400k.
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Mon Jan 3, 2011
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
Dear Commenter,

I have to be honest with you. I live in Irvine and have lived in Orange County for 21 years. But if you do not want to spend more than $250K in Irvine and less than $1000K in house payment, then Good Luck. Because it will not be in Irvine. Unless you are in Santa Ana, and it's a dump, or you have to put allot of money down and your credit better be good. There is nothing in Irvine for that. You can't even get a rental here in Irvine for that. Not sure where you are coming from...but this is not the place for purchasing a $250K home under $1000 a month. If so, I would be a millionair selling homes like crazy. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Connie Bramble answered:
Hi Fred,
What is the verbal agreement the seller has? Is there a tennant in the property? I believe you need to have your seller cantact an attorney on this. Especially with the estoppel. I don't know how the deed in lieu will change the situation with that. Your seller could have responsibility to that tennant. You need an attorney, try the CAR attorney hot line or just have your seller call for a phone consult.
Good Luck,
Connie Bramble
Prudential CA Realty
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Thom Colby answered:

There are lots of buyers for proeprties in Irvine. They will pay fair market price and many are Cash Buyers. It's all about price. Discuss yoru pricing strategy with your REALTOR, if you DO NOT have a REALTOR working for you, call me. YOu can also send me the address via e-mail (below) and I'll give you my opinion on price.

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner & Certified HAFA Specialist
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
Moving Lives Forward (TM)
We NEVER DOUBLE-END a Transaction in our Brokerage. It is never beneficial to the Seller or to the Buyer and it is only beneficial to the Agent.
888-391-5245 Direct Cell
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
Dusty Brazil answered:
Carmel Valley is my top suggestion. The homes are new, it's the best location in San Diego, not too far north, or south, schools are great, etc etc. Carmel Valley is located along the new " 56 Freeway" that connects the inland communities, like Poway, to the coastal ones, like Del Mar, where Carmel Valley is considered to be located. The UTC shopping mall in La Jolla is a 10 minute drive from Carmel Valley. Check out my site for listings in Carmel Valley

I'd pretty much recommend from Carlsbad to La Jolla, based on the info you gave. These coastal areas have the most high end properties with middle end ones, too, unless of course you'd consider Rancho Santa Fe, which is a true luxury market, which is very secluded, though.Anyhow, Best of luck. I'm here when you need me.
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Fri Sep 17, 2010
Loan Do answered:
Rancho Santa Margarita: has a lot of newer homes in the area, build in 2000 and up and sell hot. Some communities with about $60 for the second HOA gets you these extra amenities,

Irvine: has great schools and known for plenty of parks. HOA fees can last 40years and high, the rules can be very strict in exchange for a clean and upscale environment. Lots of great mid-high end restaurants. Very urbanized. Your shopping paradise include the upscale South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.

In SD county, you best bet are along the coast from Oceanside to La Jolla. For more food and upscale shopping, stay closer towards La Jolla, particularly La Jolla Village. SD is becoming the new gastronomy with its annual food and wind festival and two other food festival weeks. Further north, Encinitas and Carlsbad have an array of great food and boutiques, Carlsbad has the Carlsbad Village. Oceanside, less upscale but the Arrowood community is in the great school district, with homes on the hill peaked between high $800k-$1m are now selling for $550k, 4200sqft, golf course community, great ocean breeze, you probably don't even need an air conditioner. There's no traffic issue (which is common in the southern part of SD county and Orange county) to get to the Carlsbad Village.

There are so many great cities in Orange and San Diego counties with the local pros and cons too large to list down. If you are interested, give me a call or email me, I certainly can help you narrow down.
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