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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Neil Fjellestad answered:
May I suggest our interactive website http://www.fbs-pm.com/renter-services/rental-search/ This website can also be uploaded as a mobile version so you can see what's available on your smartphone including video tours of the houses, condos and apartments in which you have interest. This same interactive site allows you to apply online, assist you with our lease documents and get you moved in to your new home. Later you will have a secure place to pay your rent online and thereby never have a problem with late rent penalties. If you have a maintenance issue you can communicate the same way. We provide personal resident care with technological convenience.As you can imagine selections in the price range you mention get a lot of interest and get rented very quickly.

After you have gained some insight from our website please give FBS a call. Our closest office is our San Diego North County Office. It is minutes from your neighborhood of interest. We have helpful professionals that specialize in your rental customer needs. Phone number is 858-487-4004.
Good luck. Neil
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Danato Andriacco answered:
It's ALWAYS the kitchen and bath (especially master) remodels that add the most value. However, make sure you don't over do it. If you put a $50k kitchen in a $75k house you'll never see the return on your investment. ... more
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Baruch Rosenberg answered:
Hi Roger,

Best place to check are sites like crimemapping.com, you can get other stats such as schools, sales and pricing on my website

Baruch Rosenberg
Keller Williams Realty
619-436-9500

www.socalhomestore.com
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Rashard Scott answered:
Normal heights is roughly 20 minutes tops from beaches. You could drive from normal heights to La Jolla shores in less than 20 min, even during rush hour traffic. Pacific beach is just a little farther, but Mission beach is also within about 20 minutes as well. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact me.

Rashard Scott
Keller Williams Realty SD Central Coastal
7050 Friars Rd, San Diego,Ca 92108
619-565-3604
Rashardscott@kwrealty.com
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Bill Hays answered:
That would depend on who or what you are wanting to exclude. Can you elaborate?
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Maria Rosino-Miracco answered:
Hi Joan -
I would be more than happy to help you.
Please give me a call at 877-490-5697.

Thanks,
Maria Rosino-Miracco
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Randy Wilson answered:
If you are not planning to move here for 5 years or longer you could buy in a 55 and older community and rent it out until you are ready to relocate? Some allow this and some don't.
San Diego area is the best for retirement, I think. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Chad Basinger answered:
Hello Lornaharkins,

Scary? Yes, I agree that buying a place in a different country can cause some uneasiness and a little concern. However, if you work with a professional who understands everything it is that you are trying to accomplish, along with being able to walk you through the process in an easy to understand manner, then you should be in good hands. 92103 is Mission Hills and is quite a neat neighborhood with a lot of craftsman style homes. Generally speaking, most places in San Diego would be no further than 30 minutes from 92103, so it's a question of how close you want to be to the relatives, what kind of home you can afford and any other parameters you may have. As far as buying a place outright, while it may be nice to not have any debt, it really becomes a question of whether you want your cash tied up into a home or have that money working for you elsewhere. Getting the interest deduction on a mortgage is one of, if not the, biggest tax benefit, so assuming you are in a 25% tax bracket and a 4% interest rate (can probably get lower, but I'm being conservative), then the effective cost of borrowing is really 3%. So, can you earn more than 3% elsewhere with your money? Of course, if for whatever reason you are not able to obtain financing, then cash may be your only option.

At any rate, you should be ecstatic to be moving to America's Finest City. As a San Diego native and someone who has traveled rather extensively, there are few better places to be in the world than here.

Sincerely,

Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
858-997-3704
chad@chadbasinger.com
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Janet McCarthy answered:
Why are you focusing on short sales and foreclosures? In many, many cases they are not the best deals on the market. Consider the fact that you have to wait for the bank to respond to your offer, which could be 4 or 4 months and then they tell you what they will or will not pay. On a foreclosure many banks will not pay for termite, pay for a home warranty and the do not pay for repairs, so a physical inspection is for your information only.
Although some Realtors who have REO accounts know that a property will become available they don't accept the first offer - in fact they usually take offers for a 5 days before they select. There are other ways to win the deal and you need to know how to write a clean offer and what the bank is looking for - this will benefit you more.
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Talk to a local lender. But, why would you want to take over a mortgage if the person is about to lose their home? You would first need to bring the mortgage current, in other words, pay all the past due payments and penalties. Is there any equity in the home? If not, then you would be agreeing to pay the bank more than the house is worth. I would suggest your friend talk to a local realtor who is an expert in short sales and foreclosures before doing anything else. Sometimes it makes more sense to walk away from the home than to stay. ... more
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Festus - Contact a local agent directly for this information. I'm sure they will be happy to help.
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Jim Fishinger answered:
I'm not sure for certain what you are wanting to know. Redondo Ct. is a street in Pacific Beach near the Mission Beach border that had small condos selling in the 400,000 plus range a few years back and homes for as much as nearly $1,000,000. There are no active listings currently on the street. It is on the strand between Mission Bay and the Pacific making it a rather prime area. Give me a call to clarify what you wish to know and perhaps I can help.
Jim Fishinger
Broker Associate
760-518-3994
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Khrystyna Chorna answered:
Hi, Tiger7d,

One of the best places for a easy to use and interactive crime maps is actually Trulia!
http://www.trulia.com/crime/San_Diego,CA/
Just go to this link and fill in the zipcode you are interested in and it will give you the statistics,

Hope it helps! :)
Real Estate Supergirl
Khrystyna Chorna
Allison James Estates and Homes
7 Horton Plaza,
San Diego, CA, 92101
tel: 619-808-7064
resupergirl@me.com
http://www.realestatesupergirl.com
http://www.youtube.com/chornarealestate
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Jerry Heard answered:
Jack
Ocean Crest area has convenient shopping, WalMart and Vons are close by. Freeway access to the 805 is very easy as well.
So far as crime, here is a link to local crime reports that you can review.
http://mapping.arjis.org
If you need help finding a home in the area I would be glad to help you.

Jerry Heard
Your Broker
The San Diego Property Shop
www.TheSanDiegoPropertyShop.com
jerry.sdps@cox.net
Direct 619-920-9796
Office 619-269-5545
Fax 619-269-9168
CA DRE # 00648687
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Tiffany Trost answered:
Hi Santiago, which house are you referring to? I'd be happy to check the status for you however the only thing that shows in your question above is "is this house still for sale - santiago?"
I look forward to helping,
Tiffany Trost
tiffany@ascentrealestate.net
619.504.8264
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Brigitte Johnson answered:
Yes, Miramar Ranch North students attend Scripps Ranch High School. Here is a link identifying schools in the area. http://www.zillow.com/local-info/CA-San-Diego/Miramar-Ranch-North-schools/r_268304/

If you need listings in the area, please let me know. I'd be happy to help you with your search or answer any other questions you might have about the area.
Brigitte Johnson
Keller Williams Realty
760-580-1593
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Mike Shenkman, ABR, SFR answered:
Kensington is a great area. There is close shopping and central transportation. I have had many clients fall in love with the area for its style and culture.

Mike Shenkman
Broker Associate
Century 21 Award
(619) 250-3931

DRE# 01460198
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Baruch Rosenberg answered:
Hi, best bet is to check out Trulia's crime map tool at

http://www.trulia.com/crime/#

You can look into a specific area, neighborhood, intersection or zip code.


Thanks,

Baruch Rosenberg
Keller Williams Realty
619-436-9500
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