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Home Buying in Encinitas : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Kevin Sanderlin answered:
This guy can is a specialist in what you need:
Marco Calderon Cell 619-596-5447
He is a specialist in finding, removing moisture, mold, and even smells.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Reatly
Cell 858-212-4702
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Sorry, do not know the place. Unless you are paying cash, you should check with your lender and see if they will loan on the complex.
Good luck,
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
if you specify which unit you are referring to - I'd be glad to look it up for you!
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Bill, Has the appraisal been done? Is there a "community" heater? I would think you are going to run into issues with financing unless there is some sort of heating mechanism providing service to the unit. Could be considered a health and safety issue, or the lender could just deny financing. Certainly a negotiable item...curious that it was not disclosed in the listing or the sellers disclosures. It seems pretty incongruous that seller or LA did not know there is no heater in the unit.

Best of luck!
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Marcin Talaga answered:
If it has been on the market since 06, offer as low as you want. The worst thing they can do is reject it. I would think that at this point, they would want to get rid of it so any offer coming in is worth looking at for them. Take the chance. Why not?

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Tue Oct 29, 2013
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Jaryd Ruffner answered:
My advice would be to ask for referrals from other investors who have had good experiences with agents in your marketplace. Another option would be to interview a couple agents and try to find one with experience in handling investment properties. Many agents are also investors themselves. Find an agent who owns multiple properties. ... more
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Sun Oct 17, 2010
Marcie Sands answered:

I suggest you work directly with your Agent/REALTOR to find a rental through the MLS. They might be able to locate either a mo to mo lease or 6 month. Craig's List is another option however a bit more risky. Most of the home rentals in the OPE area however are going to me higher than $2500 per month and may require a 12 month lease. You can also try contacting property management companies. Many of the Trulia agents would be happy to help if you do not have an agent yet.

Kind Regards,
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Daniel Di Matteo answered:
That's a great question Aclemens,
Here's a blog I wrote last week regarding the wave of foreclosures coming and the effect it will have on values:

These are the kinds of topics I cover on a regular basis.
Please check us out.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
CCC answered:
Some or all of those foreclosures could be from Realty Trac , so it will be better to hire a realtor for accurate information.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Melissa Zavala answered:
In Encinitas, the market for higher priced homes is fairly stagnant because there are not as many loans available right now for buyers of higher priced homes. The homes priced under $750,000 seem to move very, very quickly and get multiple offers. ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Marcie Sands answered:

If you are not already working with an agent, please send your email address to I would be happy to and at least give you some direction.

Kind Regards,
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Company, Inc.
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Dee Marie Fisher answered:
Hi Heidi,

Yes, the properties West of Interstate 5 retain their value and appreciate at a higher rate normally than other properties. If you are able to find something in your price range that you like and will like in the future, it would be beneficial for you to purchase. You didn't mention your time frame for purchasing or if you are a first time home buyer. The interest rates are low at this time and if a first time homebuyer, there is the $8000 tax credit until November 2009.

Dee Marie Fisher
619 742-0046
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Fri Jan 2, 2009
Dusty Brazil answered:
Hi Kelly,
Most Banks will not make any repairs and are sold " as-is", however, it is negotiable though. Most banks realize that it would have to be fixed, regardless. Also, it is a good thing to know what type of loan you will be using because some loans will not be approved with items that need serious repairs, such as a major problem like termites, ie, FHA or VA loans.

It seems like you do not have an agent. Need an Encinitas Local Realtor? Well, I can help or you wil soon have a bunch of other Realtors chiming in on the comments here giving you their " pitch " and suggestions.

If you need help finding bargains in Encinitas, I'd love to help.

760 207 7245
Century 21 United Brokers
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Sat May 12, 2007
Alan Shafran answered:
Make sure that you have looked at the most recent comparable sales list surrounding the home you are considering purchasing. List prices vary across the board, so pay attention to the market value, not the list price. One should use the same concept on a home vs. condo. Except with a home, one must pay more attention the comparable lot locations, sizes, shapes, and usability. ... more
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Alan Shafran answered:
The first step is to interview the most highly qualified realtors you can find in the city. Once you choose the one to work with, they should have an established relationship with a lender both they and you trust. It is critical that this lender is accountable to both you and the real estate company for future business. The lender will then be able to help provide you with the best information regarding what you can afford and feel most comfortable with. ... more
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