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Home Buying in Huntington Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Bob Mellema answered:
Pleased to. Send me your email address to:í
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
Have call into Park Manager to find out what the park rent is for you. But no one was in so I left a message. I also called the agent since the park rent was not noted in the listing in our MLS.

As soon as I hear back I will provide that answer for you.

Barbara Robbinns-Olexa, Broker
L B Brokerage
DRE Lic#797560
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Kevin Sanderlin answered:
First step.... Talk to a lender!
Can't buy a home if you don't have the money.
You will probably get several references today from your question.
My preferred lender is Jon Shrum and can be reached on his cell at 714-614-3707
He can help you get pre qualified for a loan and get you on your way to buying a home.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Realty
Cell 714-588-7881
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I think you forgot to ask a question!
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Emily Knell answered:
It is possible to buy a home in these areas without having all cash.

You should get pre-approved for financing or talk to a lender now about your income & assets to see if you could qualify in the $400K price range. I would suggest selling your home & trying to get a 90 day rent back period so you can go & buy the next house WITHOUT having to make an offer Contingent upon selling your Ontario home.

Please shoot me an email directly, I can check on your area sales, supply & demand, maybe you can get more than $290K today. I don't look back on this same Trulia posting for answers after mine.

Emily S. Knell
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
Short Sale Listing Agent w/ 99% success rate
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Hi Rebecca,

Good luck with your out of state sale. Here's a list of the homes currently on the market in HB:

I'd be happy to show you some properties when you're ready to buy.
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
That is a tall order. Finding a home under $300,000 with seller financing is tough enough in those areas. Your range is quite large and it'll be hard to find one which also happens to appeal to you. Can you give some specifics about what you're looking for? ... more
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Shannon Jones answered:
A listing agent is obligated to present all offers to the seller -- even after an offer has been accepted. If there are no other backup offers, you may want to ask your agent to see if the seller will accept your offer as the official backup offer. That way, if the first offer falls through, the seller would move to your offer rather than putting the property back on the market. Some agents will just keep backup offers on file and then notify those buyers if the first buyer backs out. Regardless of which way that goes, you are certainly free to look at other homes in the meantime. And if you find a home, make an offer and have it accepted, your agent would then notify the listing agent of the first home that you are no longer interested.

Ideally, these are questions your Realtor should be able to answer for you. If you don't have a Realtor and need assistance, I'm happy to answer any additional questions.

Warm regards,

Shannon Jones
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Reiko,
This is a bank owned property. I doubt you will be able purchase for that amount.
Good luck,
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Tim Kunze answered:

My strong suggestion would be to look at non-leased land condos. Rents in mobile home parks are really high and only destined to go higher. Also, a mobile home depreciates whereas a condo will appreciate (in the long run). The savings on the price of most leased land condos are, quite often, more than lost in the monthly land lease payments. Not to mention the fact that lenders really frown on leased land AND mobile homes.

At 25K per year, you're going to be hard pressed to afford to buy much of anything in Huntington Beach. There are, currently, nine condos at or under $200,000. Only two of these are not on leased land and are both 1 bedroom, 1 bath units of 593 and 650 square feet. Also, both are in a 55 and over community so, if you aren't 55 or over, you can't live there anyway.

Of the 7 on leased land, one (on Delaware) doesn't show the lease cost but is listed at $54,900 and is a 55+ community. Two show leases of $2,520 and are in the Huntington Harbor area. They are listed at $144,900 and $150,000. Lastly, the other four show leases of from $7,403 to $7,880 and are listed from $95,000 to $174,900.

Give me a call (714-552-2335 or email and we can crunch some numbers. It would also behoove you to get together with a lender - I can recommend several - and find out just what you can afford. If you can find an FHA approved condo, you can get in with as little as 3% down.
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Louri Groves 767-8158 answered:
Hi Smartfox,

Commuting from HB to El Segundo is much shorter than commuting from Lagunal Niguel to El Segundo.

The commute is almost an hour one way if it the traffic is light. HB to El Segundo clocks at about 40 miles. Seal Beach is another coastal community in Orange County. It's closer to El Segundo and you might be able to shave off 15 to 20 minutes off the commute. Redondo Beach is a nice coastal communty close to El Segundo if you want to consider living in L.A. County. You may already have considered all this, but just in case I thought I should bring to your attention for consideration.

With that said, there are 22 detached SFR (Single Family Residences) in Huntington Beach priced at $550,000 or under-- a few are quite nice in fact. Please feel free to email or call me if you would like me to send you information on the listings or have any additional questions.

Best of luck,
Louri Groves
Prudential California Realty
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Demitra Mroncz answered:
Hi drpaddack2000, unfortunately, I cannot see the link to the park in which you are inquiring on. Can you please clarify? Thanks!

Demitra Mroncz
Coldwell Banker, Campbell Realtors

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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Mary Connally answered:
I have a listing, not yet on the MLS as we are doing paint and carpet, in beautiful Huntington Harbour. This park is unique in that it is not leased land. It is a condo community. The listing I'm preparing is $285K for the land and $75K for the mobile home. Check out If you have any clients interested in the park, give me a call. I can help you with lots as well, and guide you through the offer process.

Mary Connally
(714) 334-0505
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Lori Hanson answered:
18 is the legal age to own property in California. If they are buying it for her, then they might be able to put her on the contract with the parents but I would have to check with my title rep. If you are working with an agent they can check with their title rep to see if that would fly or not.

Lori Hanson
OC Homes Realty
714-585-5236 Cell
DRE 01405146
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Jovan Simon answered:
Hey Eduardo,

I may be able to help you out in this situation, I work for a direct lender therefore i can pre approve you for financing. I would like for you to give me a call so we can discuss further.

Jovan Simon
Account Manager
In House Lender

We have an A+ with the Better Business Bureau
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
Brian Kamenca answered:

B. of A. is moving very fast on these now. The last couple of Short sales I have completed with B of A took about 5 weeks to get an answer. On my last SS deal the BPO was done within 2 weeks. Approval came about 3 weeks after and we closed 30 days after that. Let me know if I can help in anyway. ... more
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Daniel Hatmaker answered:
I don't see any details regarding this mobile home. Might be why no one has taken the time to answer your question yet.
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Wed May 2, 2012
Vidi Barker answered:
Hi Ashley,
It really all depends on the home you are considering. Send me the address and I will pull up the recent sold, pending, and actives in the area so that I can give you a better idea as to how much you can offer. Normally with cash you can offer 4-6% less than the asking price. However, if the property in in an area where homes are selling quickly then you want to come in at 2-3% less. Other factors also come into place such as the condition of the property, which is why it depends on each home. Also, what ever your offer is you should make sure you have a good agent on your side that can negotiate on your behalf. You can call, email, or text me, I'm always available.

Vidi Barker
First Team Estates
DRE # 01896093
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