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Home Buying in Rancho Bernardo : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Chad Basinger answered:
Hello Int Buyer,

The fact that you are concerned about this and asking the question should tell you something right there. You will certainly not be the only one who brings up the fact that the bridge will limit the privacy for this particular property. I always believe that properties are priced the way they are for a reason and quite frankly, this may very well be the reason you were able to get this property at the price you are under contract for in the first place. Of course, I do not know if that is the case, but it way have kept other would be buyers away. Having grown up and working that area, I'd be curious to hear what part of town this is taking place in. I'd have your agent (or yourself if you have no representation) bring this up with the appraiser. That is nice that the bank will even entertain the idea of lowering the price is the appraiser recommends it.

Either way, I'd take a hard look at the true ramifications of this bridge (how actively used will it be, will it pose any safety concerns, what kind of crowd will it attract, what hours will there be traffic, how long is the project expected to last?).......Best of luck!

Chad Basinger, REALTOR®, CPA, CFP®
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Derek Rotzinger answered:
San Diego in general has great schools. Obviously La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, and most of (Western) North County have the top rated schools. These areas might not offer homes with payments in your price range though.

I would suggest looking east towards areas like La Mesa, Santee and even Escondido. Feel free to message me to talk more. I would be happy to help.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011
Erik Priedkalns answered:
Hi Veronica, are you looking in the San Diego area, or some other location?
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Fri Dec 9, 2011
Kaye Hopkins answered:
Hi Julie ...

I assume that your question is about 12122 Caminito Campana, which has an accepted offer as of November 14th, subject to short sale approval by the lender. Per the MLS, Homeowner fees are $280/month and "Other Fees" are $31/month.

If you'd like further information on this property or any other, I'd be happy to send you the listings directly from the MLS, which show all associated fees to a property and always gives you up-to-date status information.

Kind regards,


Kaye L. Hopkins, Realtor DRE# 01397372
 Accredited Home-Staging Specialist [AHS]
 Certified Negotiation Expert [CNE]
Prudential CA Realty
2365 Northside Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108

 858-220-3110 [cellular]
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Daniel Di Matteo answered:
Hi Diane,
Reverse mortgages are FHA insued loans which can in fact be used in a property in Oaks North as long as it is in good condition.
Let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Daniel Di Matteo
CENTURY 21 Award
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Catherine Barden answered:
Hello Margo,
Usually the best way to get parking information for a condo is in the preliminary title report given by the title company. The legal description should list how many spaces you get with the individual unit.

If you know it's only one, than I usually recommend to my clients to go to the home at three different times durring the day to get an idea of the neighborhood. This would also help with the parking. By seeing if there is open spots in the morning, afternoon or after work.

Hope this helps....If you need any other help I am a realtor in San Diego
Catherine Barden (760)815-3866
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Raana Jamshide answered:

If you are not in to repairs get a home that is either well maintained or remodeled. Do the through inspection of the house when buying. It all really depends how well the seller has taken care of their home. Some time home built in 1990's may look older than a house built in 1980's. As far as time and money to repair it all depends what kind of repairs your looking at.
Good luck with your purchase.
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