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Lakeside : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 3, 2013
Dana Rosas & Eva Grijalva answered:
NO! There are no issues I know of in Lakeside of Racism. There should be none anywhere here. If you run into this call your congressman. Also call Hud in Fair Housing. They will put a stop to this. If you need a very good Broker call my daughter and I. 626-393-4271 Dana & Eva ... more
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Diane Mcauley answered:
Thank you for your question. Read your contract it will tell you either right away or 3 to 5days You agreed with your agent.She will know also. Good luck. Diane
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Thu May 19, 2016
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Eric,

You will get a lot of good feedback for both avenues you are considering. In our opinion, here are the three you can consider now:

1. Liability - You hire an agent and they assume most of the legal liability. If you sell it yourself, you assume all of the legal liability for the sale. What does that mean? The seller usually get's sued because they do not disclose all of the material facts related to the property.

2. Paperwork - There are usually close to 100 pages of documentation in a real estate transaction. All have a legal meaning. If you sell it yourself and the buyer is represented by an agent, you will need to facilitate all of the paperwork the seller usually provides. You will also have to negotiate the offer on your own behalf. Learn what the documents are and what they mean. You will also have to learn the Title, Escrow, Inspection and Termite aspects to the transaction.

3. Marketing - You can market the home yourself. If you do, it would be in your best interest to market a commission (2.5%) for a buyer with an agent. Make sure you include showing instructions and any disclaimers (dogs, cats, pool safety) in your marketing.

Best of luck to you,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Home Sales Specialists; New and Resale Homes
Property Valuation Specialists
Land Sales, Acquisitions & Consulting
Serving Greater San Diego
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Chris,

There are agents who specialize in the sale of mobile homes. Personally, we would recommend that you find and use one.

I would use Google to find what you need.

Best to you,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Home Sales Specialists; New and Resale Homes
Property Valuation Specialists
Land Sales, Acquisitions & Consulting
Serving Greater San Diego
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Sinead McAllister answered:
Hi KWLoveday,
Feel free to contact me directly and I can email you a list of properties that fit your price range.

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Mike Anderson answered:
I live in the Wintergardens area of Lakeside, and have a pomegranate tree that does quite well! And my parents live in another part of Lakeside; they also have a thriving pomegranate tree. So, I guess the answer is YES! ... more
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Mary Lawler answered:
Hello Dodis79,
The tax records indicate that the home was built in 1903, but it was apparently extensively remodeled in or around 2003, so its effective year built is 2003. It was sold in June 2011 for $252,000, according to Realist tax records. Sometimes even the Realist tax info is incorrect - there may have been insufficient or incorrect record keeping when the deed was originally recorded or sometimes there are typographical errors in the databases.

It is on a large lot in what appears to be an area with mixed zoning. There seems to be a lot of value in the land in the area.

Also, some websites that are called "aggregators" or "syndicators" don't or can't publish all the data on a home on the market. What is relevant to a buyer is that the home is not in 1903 condition, but has been upgraded.
It must be interesting to see information about a home that has been in your family for so long and to see how it and the neighborhood may have changed.
If I can help you with any other questions, please let me know.
Best Regards,
MaryLawler, Realtor
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Chris Sanders answered:
Hi Chris,

Please e-mail me at with details and I will get this sold for you quickly!

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Sun Dec 30, 2012
Akop Balayan answered:
Hi Britiany,

What you're most likely looking for is called a lease purchase or lease to own. You may also want to explore a lease option.

A competent real estate professional in your area should be able to help you with this. Homes that offer those types of creative options for buyers are typically rare, so be patient.

Good luck!
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
Contact a local's free!
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Alex Saavedra answered:
Hi Donald,

From the info you provided, it appears as if you should have no problem securing a loan. That being said, the best thing for you to do is to talk to a lender to prequalify you. If you would like me to connect you with a lender please let me know.

Alex Saavedra
C21 Award
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
Whether your lender is a klarge bank, small bank or individual person, if it is an owner occupied house, they have to follow state and federal banking laws. Where he is just 1 man, he may understand more if you reach out to him with what the problem is, how you can correct it and if he can give you an opportunity to get current and make things right to avoid foreclosure. If he is not willing to talk or work with you, you will need progfessional help in teh form of a lawyer or a non profit organization that assists with home loans.

Good luck in working things out
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:

What bank and where and do you have an agent? Do not be rushed into a decision you may regret.
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Thu May 31, 2012
Habitat Properties answered:
Homesales Inc is a division of JP Morgan Chase. The REO Department phone # is 877-584-3290
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Sat Jan 23, 2010
Nick Ruiz answered:

Are you aware of the condos that are available in El Cajon and Lakeside that are in the same price range?

Banks are more willing to lend on Real property more than mobile homes.

Id like to show you these properties if you are not working with an agent at the moment.

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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Ask your Realtor if their company is sending the data to Trulia. Your agent can also add them in manually.
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Jules,

A bank owne home is one that has gone through he foreclosure process. To read how this process works, see the link below that was provided to us by another responder here at Trulia.

Hope this helps,

Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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Sat May 10, 2008
Michael Barron answered:
That is the million dollar question. Nobody really knows. But logic would tell you now is a great time to buy with low interest rates, lots of inventory, motivated sellers. It is better time to buy when less people are buying as the sellers will be more motivated than when everyone is out looking

If you need more information on this area please let me know. I hanlde residential, land and business transactions
Kind Regards
Michael Barron
First Team Estates
(714) 552-6817
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Wed Apr 2, 2008
Laarni G. Omingo answered:
Hi Emma,

In your contact i.e. if you are using the CAR Residential Purcahse Agreement, there is an appraisal contingency. If the property did not appraise with the agreed upon price, you can renegotiate or you can just chuck off the deal. The first thing that your agent should tell you are those contingency dates so you are aware when can you get off the deal if you think it is different from your expectations. And I agree with you, you should only pay for what the property is worth. This is one of the most serious problems we had why we are having this debacle and no client should agree to pay for a house more than it's worth.

I believe We, Real Estate Agents, whould make the whole transaction process smoother, not harder. Stick to your principles because by the end of this transaction, your agent will move on while you'll be stuck with regret the fact that you paid more than you should. And please, do not take this experience against ALL agents, because whether you believe it or not, my priority for putting a deal together is what will make my client happy.
All the best,
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Thu Mar 20, 2008
Rebecca Chambliss answered:
Hi Ann. Try contacting the banks first and see if they will work with you. I would also suggest contacting your Realtor to find out today's value of your home so you can make decisions with as much information as possible. ... more
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