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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Alex Vargas answered:
Hello Steve,

It could take approximently 17 minutes depending on traffic.

Let me knowing there is anything else I can help you with.


Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors
DRE # 01332235

(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Jeff Hale answered:
That's a bit of a challenge. You would need to look in the Del Obispo area of San Juan, anywhere in Dana Point, and coastal San Clemente. I just checked and there's one condo for lease in Marblehead (San Clemente) near the 5 freeway about 3/4 mile from the ocean for $1,675/mo. 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage. I also found 5 others in San Clemente and Dana Point but they only have a 1 car garage and 4 of them are priced between $1,600 and $1,700/mo. There are 5 others with 2 car garages within 1 mile of the ocean priced between $1,700 and $1,800/mo. If you are willing to deal with some heat (maybe 10 really hot days a year), you could check Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. You'll probably get more condo for the money.
- Jeff Hale, Century 21 Beachside
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Alex Vargas answered:
Denise, I came across your question regarding market trend in the next 90-120 days.
We are coming to Summer which is traditionally busy with home sales and people jocking in to position to get their kids signed up for school. Plus with the home inventory being low we are seeing multiple offers on homes listed for sale.
My office is in Ladera Ranch and close to San Juan.
If you need any more free no hassle information, don't hesitate to ask.
If you forward your email I'll be able to send you some great information on the market and Weichert Realtors Internet dominance.


Alex Vargas
Weichert Realtors
(714) 269-8775 Mobile
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Joseph Finnerty answered:
Unfortunately, it is possible that the sellers got fed up with the complete process and walked. Another possibility is that as part of the counter offer the sellers were being required to bring money to the closing or sign a promissory note and they won't do it.

Sometimes the counter offer also includes fees that may be required for you, the buyer, to pay. It is essential that you get the details of exactly what was in that counter-offer. If your agent feels that the sellers agent is not responding correctly he/she can always reach out to the agent's broker.

Hope this is of some help.


Joe Finnerty
Prudential Patt White Real Estate
Lehigh Valley, PA
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
A good place to live should be defined and based on personal preferences, does the area suit your wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; if so, go from there....
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Tue May 3, 2011
Bonnie Hart answered:
Hi renter,

What you need to do is drive the neighborhood in the daytime and at nighttime and make a judgement call. Then if you are still interested please give me a call so that I can schedule you an appt. to look at the inside.

Bonnie Hart
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Connie Bramble answered:
Hi John,
Almost all our cities in the area have country clubs without freeway noice. some of the cities that have newer homes on the golf course are Placentia and Yorba Linda. yorba Linda has 2 great Country clubs. One is a very new area in the hills. Placentias golf course homes are about 4 years old now. Let me know if I can show you around one day.
Connie Bramble
Prudential CA Realty
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Thom Colby answered:
Meme -

It really depends on how tough parking really is at the community. It all comes down to Supply and Demand.


Thom Colby
Broker & REALTOR
Orange County, CA
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not contact any realty office(s) and ask for comps--recently sold similar closed properties in the immediate area, review the data and make a determination--it's a free service most agents do offer--the added value can also depend on the complex and or nearby complexes--do they all have garages, if not how valuable is a parking space to the potential buyer, etc. ... more
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Jane,

San Juan Capistrano is an interesting city. There are all kinds of people living there. Near the mission area are some nice detached condos for young families, older more "old town" adobes which attract young and singles. There are some lovely big homes in the Hunt Club and other gated homes which have families and horse people. There are condos which tend to have rentals....the areas are varied.

This is a link to the City of San Juan Capistrano. There is some information there you might find helpful. Let me know if I can help you further....I'd be happy to email you some sample listings of the various types of homes there.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Patrick Thies answered:
There are some great deals out there with short sales. You have to be patient though they can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete. You also have to be aggressive with your offers. CA deals seem to be getting into multiple offers with short sales. ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Syd,
Try using my web site. You can search like an agent. Good luck,
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Bob Phillips answered:
Hello Emily,

The correct answer is: "It depends". MOST mobile home parks charge you a monthly "space" rental for the ground your coach sits upon. A select few parks bought their land and each owner owns the land they sit on.
( Kind of like a condominium ownership of common grounds.)

Your best bet is to talk to the people ( hopefully an agent.) selling you the coach, or to other "owners" in that park. Good luck in your new home.
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Fri May 29, 2009
Deborah Madey answered:

Why do you think the agent did not send in your offer? It is common for banks to be slow to respond to submitted offers. It is highly uncommon for a bank to sign off on an offer as "rejected" for your verification. Knowing that agents often become frustrated with banks who do not respond timely, or at all.........I would guess the odds are higher that the agent did submit the offer.

However, I am only referencing the odds and do not know any details about your offer.

Since it is improbable to get any verification from the bank, my suggestion would be to ask the agent to provide you a written verification of when and how your offer was submitted. You might want that via an email correspondence, or on company letterhead. I would have not objection to providing that to a buyer.

Alternatively, if you remain distrustful of the agent, I suggest you contact the broker and explain why and see what verification the broker may be able to provide. If the agent submitted via private fax or personal email, the broker can only provide you what he/she obtains from the agent.

I suggest that you first simply ask the agent for confirmation.

Best of luck
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group - New Jersey
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Bill Godwin answered:
has anyone discussed FHA loans with you. They only require 3 1/2% down. Is that something you could do?
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Mon May 18, 2009
Jeremy Lehman answered:
There are not any homes in that price range in Orange County or San Fransisco. That might be the outstanding loan balance due, but the homes will sell at or near market value in both of these areas. A foreclosure is the process a leinholder (usually a lender or bank) uses to acquire the property securing the loan due to the borrower not making their payments on their home.

Jeremy Lehman
Century 21 Beachside
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Sun Sep 14, 2008
Cynthia Fleming answered:
I just checked MLS and there are no Active REO's showing on Marbella Vista right now. Where did you hear about it?
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Thu May 29, 2014
Vicki Lloyd answered:
That zip is Dana Point, California. I have access to those sales - in the last 90 days, prices ranged from $353,000 to $3,000,000. What type of property do want the sales for?

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Mon Mar 10, 2008
Joe Homs answered:
You can head over to my website at: and find everything you wanted to know about San Juan Capistrano. Click on "Community Info" then click on "San Juan Capistrano" and enjoy. While your there you can also search for homes in the area. If you need any help, please give me a call or send an email.

Joe Homs
Realty Partners
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Kurt answered:
Hi Nelda!

Since you are using the Trulia Voices forum....I think it is safe to assume your question is: "How much money for HOUSING does it cost to relocate to SJC??"...that I can work with.

San Juan Capistrano is located in the beautiful County of Orange California.

The average home price in Orange County is now just a dip below $500k....many homes in SJC are north of that figure...way north!......

As you may be aware....Since March of 2007 the credit market has been very tight...freezing out many potential homebuyers...that is only now beginning to change...with new, innovative loan packages available to buyers...some with as little as 3% down for qualified applicants.

As you move forward with buying in is important to understand that digging for the motivation of the seller is KEY to getting one of the MANY fantastic deals available here in Orange County.

As a tough negotiator I have asked sellers for big price reductions and the following concessions:

1) prepay association dues 1-2 years for you.

2) Buy down the interest rate on your loan...saving you TONS OF MONEY and LOWERING your payments.

3) Ask the owner to carry back some of their own financing ..easing the way for you to purchase.

Finding a home is just the beginning.....

Getting a great deal...with payment you can afford.... on your dream home is my job.

Hearing the specifics of your personal situation would help me greatly fill in some of the financial blanks for you!

Kurt Steinhebel ** Century 21 Specialist ** Orange County ** California


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