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Moving in 92116 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Jill Miranda answered:
Hi Victoria,

San Diego is made up of a group of communities, many of which are actually part of the City of San Diego. Many of the suburbs are still in the city limits. Depending on where you might end up working there are a number of communities which would meet your needs. The primary question is what your price range is since all these areas vary greatly in homes prices. Have you been pre-qualified for a loan amount? Do you need some referrals to lenders? I've lived and worked all over the San Diego area and would be happy to help you find the right location. I can also refer you to lenders so you can narrow down your price range. My contact information is below.

Jill Miranda
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
DRE # 01413799
cell: 619-248-1431
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Martin Correia answered:

Great question and one I get from a lot of clients as I specialize in those that are re-locating. What's great about San Diego is that the crime rate for the overall city is pretty low and I suggest you using one of the free websites like this one to help you get acclimated.

Depending on your budget and of course where you will need to commute for work (unless you are working from home) are all factors before directing you specific parts of town. I am a born and raised San Diegan so if you would like further information feel free to contact me at

All the best,

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Thu May 24, 2012
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Dennis,

Yes, use Craigslist as 85% to 90% of the properties leased in San Diego are found there. Contact people, ask to see the property and explain your situation.

Hope this helps,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Adam Mallory answered:

You're right, there's no #19 at 1050 Island. I do see that #109 is for sale. Perhaps that's the one you're looking for?

Adam Mallory, Broker, ABR, e-Pro
DRE #01727909
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Julie Anne Young answered:
we curently purchased a "franchise" for property managment in Spokane, WA. The only property franchise in this large area. This is the largest franchise available and I do know there is one now in San Diego. RPM, for Real Property Management. We know that sometimes bad things happen to good people, especially in this market of short sales and foreclosures. So we don't just look at credit, we look at work history and how long you have been in the area along with rental history if any. Credit is the huge item we look at but if it is not top notch we dig deeper to see where there is good validation to rent to a person who may not have the best credit. Hope this helps. ... more
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Jill Wheeler answered:
Hi Mim,

If by "low income" apartments you mean assisted programs that you may be eligible for given your lower income level, you will want to contact the San Diego Housing Commission. The direct link to their page about how and where to obtain this type of housing can be found here:
This other link is a break down from the City of San Diego specifying the Housing Commission programs so you can be informed of what's offered as well as contact phone numbers.

If by low income you mean less expensive, than I can suggest areas in which you may find a lower price point for rentals but I have a feeling the Housing Commission will be the way to go but if you need further assistance, feel free to email me and I will see what information I can provide for you.

Best of luck with your custody and living situation, I hope it all works out for you in the near future. Keep your chin up.


Jill Wheeler
Willis Allen Real Estate
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Wed Mar 3, 2010
Kari Shea answered:

There are many, many, many safe areas in Temecula. The very best thing to do is Google "crime statistics in Temecula, CA" and read the information you get. You can then locate the schools that fit the age of your children and put the two pieces of information together.

Know that Temecula is a highly competitive market, so best to get a local agent. If you want an agent referal, let us know and we will be glad to help.

Best to you,

Mark and Kari Shea
Real Estate Experts Serving San Diego County
Specialists in Investment Properties, Foreclosures, Short Sales,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Katie Holmes answered:
Hi Michelle,

It sounds like you're looking for a rental. I have a Property Management company I can align you with. Contact me at the below information and I'd be happy to help you out.

Katie Holmes
Specializing in the fine art of Real Estate
Prudential California Realty
16969 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
cell: 858-335-5417
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
John Anthony Alcantar answered:
Balboa Rental Properties is good down that way.
4238 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 273-4431

As for your home. My team and I help hundreds of people a year, all over the nation, to avoid foreclosure with a pre-foreclosure sale (short sale).
This information is free, our services assisting you throughout the short sale process is free, and in a time when everything has a price tag, we like to give back.
If you have any questions, your confidentiality will always be respected.
Good luck with your move, I look forward to hearing from you.
Either way, best wishes on your journey to a new place.
John Anthony
Team Leader, 24/7 Real Estate
#1 in Sales Volume, 2006-2007,2008
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Sat May 19, 2012
Catherine Barden answered:
Hi Home Buyer from Tulsa,

I don't think it is worth buying under what you can buy. It is important as you have always heard, location, location, location. A good example of location is Del Mar, an area where it has not been hit that hard in this market of declining home value because of the location. You go east of the beach like Lakeside, San Marcos, Escondido, Ramona and these areas are seeing a big loss in value. Other areas that haven't been hit that hard are Cardiff and Encinitas where homes are located next to the ocean.

I would recommend your first step to be pre-approved for a purchase amount by a lender . Than your next step is to get a real estate agent who will explain the different areas you can afford, and want to live. I live and sale real estate in San Diego and would be happy to familiarize you with the areas. Please visit my website at
or give me a call at (760)815-3866 or my toll free number (877)500-1099
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Sun Aug 20, 2017
Vicki Moore answered:
Yes. It's called squatting.
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