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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Check out the local crime maps here on Trulia:

Go Aggies!

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Carol Coder answered:
I have lived in Davis since 1968 and raised my family here. I've never felt unsafe in any area of town, and I never worried about my kids walking or biking to school. I don't worry about going to the market or downtown in the evening. I take reasonable precautions as you should no matter where you live. I'm sure if you call the Davis Police Department business line at (530) 747-5400 they may be able to point you in the direction of some statistics. I doubt you will find enough variation in the crime in the areas of Davis to make that a factor in your buying decision. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help your family find the right home. Knowing your concern about safety we can check the specific neighborhood you are most interested in to know what is going on there. Congratulations on your job at UCDavis. I graduated from UCD and stayed on here to raise my family. It's a great place to raise kids because of the good schools and many recreation opportunities. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
No one can predict how much housing prices will increase. I suggest that you meet with a Buyer's Agent to discuss the current housing market in the city or cities your are interested in and ask for numbers of homes sold last month and a year ago from this time and the price the homes sold for last month and a year ago from this time. ... more
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Edwin answered:
Rosemary, I can refer you to someone who did my kitchen. He works for a granite company, but does his own work on the side for less money, but his quality is very good. E-mail me at

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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Catherine Hawe answered:
There is lots of easy ways to access the UC Davis campus from Davis. Unitrans runs bus lines all over the city geared towards student schedules. Check out their website at for more information. ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Lori Prizmich answered:
Hi Sandy - I guess it depends on what you consider affordable. Expect to pay about $$400 to 500 per bedroom (ie: $1500 for a 3 bedroom, $2000 for a 4 bedroom). If a property is remodelled or beat up, the price goes up or down a bit from what I stated. Davis is an open market, so prices are influenced by demand which is normally pretty strong all the time. There is a new development which is for low income families. If you are interested, let me know and I will send you more info. ... more
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
There might be some first time buyer down payment assistance programs in your area. Check with the city and county. They can be a lot of paperwork and hurdles though. You can always try a 3% down conventional or 3.5% down FHA loan. The condo will have to fit certain criteria though. ... more
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Sat Oct 15, 2011
Marie Souza Team answered:
Lou - Are you looking for the original plumber? If so, you most likely will not be able to locate them. It may be best to call a plumber now & have them repair the leak so there is no further damage.
Good luck! The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Emily Yang asked:
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Kim Eichorn answered:
Historically the La Buena Vida condos have always been the cheapest piece of real estate in Davis. They are approximately 800 square feet each and share a garage with one other unit. They have no private outdoor patio or yard space. ... more
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Michael Brenner answered:
Hi Steven,

Winter Haven FL, we are considered the #1 worst place to buy real estate in all of America according to Forbes magazine Oct 8 2010

Why is that good?

Because we have a lot of exciting things happening in our area. If we are the worst now, then in 10 years we will have made great recoveries. 2 Giant factors play a role for investing now in Winter Haven FL.

The exciting Legoland theme park. will be ready in Fall of 2011

Also the amazing CSX Rail depot. CSX is building a train depot that will become the main depot in the State of Florida. National companies will have to invest and build an industrial park for shipping dispatch right here in Winter Haven FL.

If you ar going to invest, please consider this awesome area that is becoming more than just a citrus giant.

Michael Brenner
Keller Williams Realty
863 557 3300
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu answered:
Hi, often there are things reported that were not really sales at all - Davis has experienced some foreclosures but not nearly 15 properties in one day - more like 3-4 per month. Public records that I can access through MLS shows that this was a transfer made by the redevelopment agency of Davis - so this may have been part of a bulk transfer from a developer to the city. Trulia can get confusing - sometimes properties that are labled foreclosure are listed as a sale when it is just the payment amount that the owner is behind on. There have been some sales of homes in Davis this year between $200,000 and $300,000 - however the average home price here still ranges from the upper $400,000 to mid $500,000. ... more
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Thu Jun 24, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Elsy, here are some Yolo County distressed property numbers comparing May 2009 to May 2010:

Notice of Defaults: 116 to 69
Notice of Trustee Sales: 158 to 90
REOs Sold to 3rd Party: 7 to 14
Foreclosure Inventory: 76 to 50

It would appear your County’s "distressed property" metrics are decreasing, indicating the area is getting more stable; however, you should really contact and work with a local Davis Realtor to look specifically at the type of property you are interested in as generalizing about Real Estate is a risky practice when buying or selling. With 2/3rds+ of US GDP coming from consumer spending and double-digit unemployment stubbornly hovering, a housing recovery certainly may take years. You need to know whether Davis ahead of this timeline or not.

Best, Steve

Assuming a static liquidation rate of 4,336 unit per month (this is the highest count since 12/08 - the average over this same period is 2,786) it will take 20+ months to liquidate CURRENT inventory. You can appreciate why I skeptically read the following report: With 2/3rds+ of US GDP coming from consumer spending and double-digit unemployment stubbornly hovering, a housing recovery certainly might take years.
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Fri Apr 23, 2010
Cathi Walter answered:
Right now, you have the upper hand if you're witholding the close pending their completion of repairs and return of items included in the sale; but ultimately, if you're thinking about walking away - It will be a battle and likely take legal action to get your earnest deposit monies back.......and that will be a long process. ... more
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Sun Apr 4, 2010
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Mark Risting answered:

The short answer is yes. However, there are a number of other tax breaks you both will be giving up.
You should consult with your tax attorney to determine if filing seperately is the way to go.

Mark Risting
Prudential Starck Realtors
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Margaret Amador answered:
The NOD listing is the first public record of nonpayment. It signals the commencement of the legal foreclosure process. All during this time the homeowners still have options. They can either try for a loan mod if they have income and or want to stay in the house or they can do a short sale.

You may not see many foreclosures on the market right now but that does not mean that banks don't have foreclosed inventory. They often have their own internal reasons for choosing a certain time to market them.
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