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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Best,
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Michael J. Lambert answered:
Please find a real agent to help you. Navigating this market by yourself makes as much sense as a halibut swimming in the Mojave Desert. Your asking this question painfully shows you are no where near able to make an offer on a property. Get educated with a real agent first, and let him or her work to find you a home to buy. You might want to start by contacting a real lender to see if you even qualify. ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Cory La Scala answered:
I've seen both $221 and $270. Your agent will call the HOA for you, so you have the correct HOA fee for the unit you're planning to buy. In fact, he/she should be able to give you a complete monthly paymeny scenario before submitting an offer. If you're not working with an agent yet, remember that your loan type is also a major factor when buying into a condo complex.

Warm Regards,

Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Independence Realty
619-825-6421
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Thu May 3, 2012
Amanda Mitchell answered:
Might be surprising but pools alone dont do much for adding value to a home. If it is paired with a wonderfully landscaped backyard with an amazing outdoor living area, that may add some value, but in my opinion, buyers are better off buying a home with an existing pool rather than adding one after purchased! ... more
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Thu Sep 29, 2011
Ryan Smith answered:
Hi Linder,

Most appraisers rely heavily on square footage to compare with other properties not the bedroom count. It is hard to say if more value should have been given as I'm not an appraiser but in this crazy market lenders and appraiser are very cautious about giving extra value for anything, definitely not 10k for a bedroom. Pools cost upwards of 40K to build in my area and the appraisers are giving them 10K in value. t is a crazy market we are stuck in right now.

Good Luck!
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Sinead McAllister answered:
HI Nicholas,
I can't find anything that states that this home is in foreclosure. No recent recorded notices or sales.

Thanks!
Sinead McAllister
858-205-5215
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
53buick asked:
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Amanda Mitchell answered:
Good Afternoon! The space rent for this one is $645/month! Anyone other questions pop up, let me know!
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Elisa Peskin answered:
You really need to refer to your agent/broker and ask them when the provisions are for the property being vacant rather than by this message board
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Cindy Vedder answered:
Hi Kelly, Many tax assessor offices no longer offer this service on line. You may request owner information for a specific property by visiting the local office. Be sure to provide the Assessment Number and/or complete address of the property you are inquiring if it is not available on line in your county. Good Luck.Cindy Vedder ... more
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Thu Nov 11, 2010
Adelina Rotar answered:
Hi Andrea. You can try www.craigslist.org, then go to California, San Diego. Go under Real Estate for Sale, then type in Alpine in the search box. I came up with 66 properties (homes & land).

Also, you may just want to drive around the area and find FSBO yourself. Once you find one, hire a REALTOR to represent you in negotiations with the FSBO. A REALTOR will be able to advise you on comparable sales so that you pay a fair market price for the property.

You may also want to check the local newspaper. Better yet, contact an experienced REALTOR and tell them what you are looking for. Just because it's not listed in the MLS doesn't mean it's not for sale. Being a full time REALTOR, I know of properties that are coming up for sale but aren't listed yet and properties where the owners are getting divorced and will need to sell, as well as properties that the owners have said, "if someone gives me x amount, I'll sell."

I hope that helps.
Adelina Rotar
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