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Thu May 14, 2015
Stacey Redgrave answered:
Hi Shelley!
t is never to early to start exploring your new city. I can certainly set you up for a search of rentals in the neighborhood to give you an idea of the average rental fees. Feel free to email or call. Good luck on your move. Don't miss the San Diego Zoo. It has to be one of the best in the country.
Stacey Redgrave
Coldwell Banker HPW
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Jessica Tracy answered:
There are USDA 100% financing loans and FHA loans where you can finance your down payment. You would need to talk to your bank or a mortgage broker to see what programs you can quailify for.

Just remember, even if you obtain 100% financing you still need to consider your closing costs, home inspection fees, appraisal, home owners insurance, and taxes into your budget so that you are able to purchase.

Good luck!
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Chris Melingonis answered:
Hi Cindy,

Yes it is but it all depends on what TYPE of loan you qualify for. That is the most important thing to find out BEFORE begining your home search. It will dictate what kind of properties you can target. If you'd like more info, please contact me and I can point you in the right direction.
Getting all your ducks in a row before your home search will allow you to be competative in a market that typically sees multiple offers on desirable properties within the first couple days they are active. Hope this helps...

Chris Melingonis
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Dusty Brazil answered:
Sign up on

You can also register to see deals on

I can tell you one thing.. or a few things. You may see a really low price on something but that has nothing to do with the value........ in most cases. 1) You are either looking at stupid short sale listings priced ridiculously low just to get guinnee pig offers, or 2) It's a repo placed 5-10% below market value and everyone will bid up on it to appraisal value.

You will need to make many a' offers in todays market, so don't be too picky if you want something in a certain area. Make sure you are approved AHEAD of time before getting your hopes up or before suckering a Realtor into wasting their gas money and wearing tires out.

Put it this way, to answer your question is simple: You WON'T get a deal.. ontop of another deal, prices are going to be pretty firm these days, and 50% of the time sell for more than asking price, especially below $350K . You need to work with a REALTOR closely and then they can show you the best deals to persue based on your needs and affordability.

Dusty Brazil
Keller Williams Realty
760 207 7245
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Ute Ferdig answered:
Hello Hellie. All the foreclosure property info that you'll get on Trulia derives from Realtytrac and you have to go to Realtytrac to get more detailed info, which requires that you subscribe. I think they have a free 1 month trial. You can also sign up for a service offered through They also have a free trial. I hope this helps. If you don't want to subsribe to a service, you can ask a real estate agent in your are to provide you with current lists of foreclosure listings since most foreclosure properties will be offered through the MLS once they are bank owned. If you are interested in pre-foreclosure properties that are not on the market, you won't be able to avoid subscribing to a service, but buying at trustee sales and/or post foreclosure auctions is not necessarily something that I would recommend unless you are a very seasoned and experienced investor who knows how to avoid the pitfalls of buying foreclosure properties. Good luck to you. ... more
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Mon May 26, 2008
Jed Lane answered:
I think you'll find it to be in the 2 to 3 hundred dollar range unless you are going up which will be closer to 5 hundred.
It might be cheaper now since many construction workers area out of work. ... more
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