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Home Buying in 92008 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 16, 2015
Dusty Brazil answered:
Hi Tina
I'm experienced w new home sales in North County, particularly Carslabd.
The builder usually cooperates w brokers and pays the agents commission. I'd be happy to be of service and share w u my knowledge of the different new home communities in Carslbad. I've seen just about all new construction and would love to help out. Please email me at or call anytime 760 207 7245 ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Jerry Heard answered:
I can understand your frustration, If you are working with a Realtor who really knows what you want they can guide you in the way to make the best offer quickly. Cash does not always make that big of a difference if the home is in sound shape and your offer is strong. Most of the homes being sold these days are financed.
Living far away is more of a problem than the cash buyers. Since many people are making offers you need to get your offer in right away. If it takes you several days to see the home, it may already be off of the market Your Realtor needs to sell you to the seller and their agent. It is not just a matter of sending the offer in.

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Direct 619-920-9796
Office 619-269-5545
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
No, searching for sale is all. It does not differentiate what type of sale. Looking under land contract or rent to own would deliver darn few if it did list them that way. In the local MLS systems it may be possible, but not here on online. ... more
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Raana Jamshide answered:
HOA is $262 and this unit is already in pending.
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Willie Felton answered:
Vivian mobilehomes and townhouses and condos are considered single family residents
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Michael J. Lambert answered:
Hello. You are wise to be checking financials. Carlsbad has severe budget cuts and classroom sizes are up to 40 students now, even at Pacific Rim and Aviara. Parents are getting involved volunteering as aides and raising funds. But the iron-clad ratings of Carlsbad schools are fraying lately. Safe to say the future could be similar. We have several charter schools in our area that offer great options as well. And there are also plenty of private school options. So lots of variables here. If your son is just born, you might consider buying a home now with good resale potential and postponing your decision as to schools for a few years. Important thing is to buy now. Then in a few years at least you have equity and can trade into a different district depending on what holds true at that time. ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Laura Coffey answered:
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
OB Juncal & Associates answered:
The intent of those homes are for owner occupied buyers. If you buy a home with the intent for it to be your primary home and there may be follow up from Fannie Mae to make sure that you are occupying the home as promised in an affidavit that you will need to sign in escrow. If your situation changes and you can not live in the house as long as the required minimum months, then you need to be ready to answer to them with a good story that proves that your intent was not to be an investor taking advantage of a home program that is intended for an owner occupied buyer. By the way that you are asking the question it sounds like you are not closed and already planning on not living in the property. You will be asked to sign paperwork stating that you are intending to make this your primary residence. It is fraud to knowingly misrepresent yourself. I would be very careful about matching your intentions and story to the paperwork that you will need to sign. ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
I just ran a search - 117 homes (including condos)
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Frank Crowley answered:
It's anyone's guess, but, as all the indicators keep showing, the economy has turned around, people are spending money and empty stores are refilling. Builders are back to work; look at San Elijo Hills. My last sale, not in Carlsbad but in S. Cal, we received top offers with high cash considerations. As high offers become more frequent, more sellers will place their homes on the market.... ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Bill DalyBillD answered:
Yes....if you mean new homes. They start at $190 per sq ft and bike riding distance from the beach!
Call me for more information. Bill 619-977-0600
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Lee Shamblee answered:
Hi Susan,

I have sent several buyers to Veterens United. They are in Ohio. I continue to send my active duty and veteren buyers to them because they are the most professional group of lenders I have ever encountered.

Good luck!

Lee Shamblee
Re/Max By the Sea

Tony Van de Riet
VA Mortgage Specialist
Tel: 800-814-1103 Ext. 388
Fax: 203-413-1581
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Pete Tomaszek answered:
Right now,priced right, 1 day to get multiple offers. 72 hours to respond to all of them. Its become a sellers market in the last 6 months.
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Sparky & Katie Pond answered:
Hi Terese,
There are some new construction homes, as well as, resale homes that have larger lots and floor plans that would accommodate your needs. I would need more information about how many bedrooms, baths, price, etc to put together a list for you. Call or email me your criteria and I would be happy to send you some potential houses.

Thank you,
Katie Pond
Sea Coast Exclusive Properties
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Denise,

The process of investigation for determining the tax bill for an individual property, including whether there's any Mello-Roos, is covered below:

"Estimating Property Taxes in CA"

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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Ron Thomas answered:
You are good with a computer;
why don't you GOOGLE your school districts and see,
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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Kim Sinclair answered:
Hi Amyjo and Norman,

There is one mobile home park in Carlsbad that is not age retricted - Lanikai Lane, right on the beach, just north of Poinsettia. There are several active listings in that development, and I'd be happy to help you view them.

The other mobile home parks, Camino Hills, Rancho Carlsbad, Lakeshore Gardens, Solamar, are age restricted and at least one owner must be 55 or older.

Please call me to set up a time to discuss your needs and go over the available inventory. I'm here to help you.

All the best,

Kim Sinclair
Real Living Lifestyles, CA DRE #01435354
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 224
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Call or text me at: 760-845-4365
eFax: 858-432-5019
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
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Mon May 27, 2013
Lance King answered:
I would need to review the contract to give you a more intelligent opinion and we are not allowed to give legal advice. That said, the contingency removal is not passive - you need to sign it in order for it to be removed, so I see no reason why you should lose your deposit. ... more
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Kim Sinclair answered:
Hi Cisgumbah!

There is an icon below the photo of the home that says "Follow Home." This is the icon you want to click to save the property.

Please let me know if I can be of further help. I specialize in helping buyers and sellers in the North San Diego County area. I'd love to sit down with you for a buyer/seller consultation and chat about how I can help you with your real estate needs.

Kim Sinclair
Real Living Lifestyles, CA DRE #01435354
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 224
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Call or text me at: 760-845-4365
eFax: 858-432-5019
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