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Tue May 12, 2009
Barbara Dow answered:
Inventory is getting low in this price range. However, you can still find homes between 50K to 150K in zipcodes, 10815, Arden-Arcade Creek area, 10820,& 10824 , Elder Creek-Fruitridge area, 10822, South Land Park/Greenhaven, 10823 Franklin-Freeport area, to name a few. If you like, you can email at and I can set you up to receive automatic email updates of properties that may interest you. ... more
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Wed May 6, 2009
Paul_loefler asked:
I work on behalf of Trulia and I'm interested to know if anyone who is retired has been especially effected by the housing crisis. How has gone/about to go into foreclosure? Difficulti...
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Wed Mar 25, 2009
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You can get a traditional home equity line of credit with bad credit. They are very difficult to get even with good credit these days. Lenders are only making them for people with good credit, full income documentation and 20-30% equity in their house.

If you want to unlock some equity in your house, a cash-out FHA loan is probably the best way to go. It is an expensive way to go though. So make sure you have exhausted all other alternatives to getting the money you need.
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Mon Nov 3, 2008
Fred Glick answered:
call me at 215-8520-4469 and I will tell you how you can get it for free.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
I have done that for clients, but I guess it depends on your circumstances. If you have a hardship situation then it's possible to renegotiate your loan or complete a short sale. BUT if you have more than one lender, or , or, or.....please explain your circumstances to see if you could qualify with your lender, or with the new economic recovery programs for some help. ... more
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Thu Nov 6, 2008
Homa Moaddel answered:
Hi Sophia,

I think the number of bankowned homes in an area will influence the prices. Here are the number of bankown homes in the three cities you mentioned above;

Laguna Niguel 19 bankown 7 of them Single family residence
Laguna Hills 18 bankown 5 of them single family residence
Laguna Beach 3 bankown all are single family residence

As you see Laguna Beach has the lowest number of bankowned and the prices have been holding a lot better than in some areas of Laguna Niguel and Laguna Hills. Also the number of existing shortsale homes are very important. The number will tell you how the market will be in the next few months.

If you are not working with any agent I can set you up to receive listing of shortsale/bankown and other normal sale within your specification. I think you need to decide what size and type of home you like to purchase. Some areas have newer homes. Other things you need to think about are Mello Roos taxes and HOA fees. These questions and more will help me to narrow down the neighborhoods for you. If you like me to help you please contact me at (949)637-3845 or email me at I know the market in these areas very well.


Broker Associate,
Prudential California Realty,
Mission Viejo
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Sun Sep 24, 2017
Elias Anguiano answered:
Hello, I am sure that Sacramento can accomdate you with a fixer in this price range now days. Ican sen d you a list if you send me more detaild of what you are looking for?

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Fri May 30, 2008
Alex Amaro answered:
Good Afternoon Mr. Dhillon,
There are many oppurtunities here in the Sacramento area. Not knowing where you will be working (commute) or what your monthly living allowance is hard to point you in the right direction. There are many nice areas here in the Sacramento area.
Can you give more feedback or contact me directly?
I relocated to the Sacramento area myself over 10 years ago so I know what it's like. In the past 10 years I have really learned the in and outs of the city. I definately have some favorites that I'd love to share with you.
Please feel free to contact me directly. I have knowledge of the options you are looking into.

Have a great day.

Alex Amaro
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Erin Stumpf (Attardi) answered:
Hi Ana,

A good place to look for rentals in the East Sac area is Craigslist...not sure if you have ever visited that website before? They have a huge for rent section...just beware of rental scams (examples of which are outlined there). Good luck to you!

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Tue Mar 24, 2009
Erin Stumpf (Attardi) answered:
Good call Elizabeth. I won't touch that one either...
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Wed Jan 23, 2008
Alex Amaro answered:
Hi David,
To add on to Elizabeth's answer....
there is also the Placer County Assoc of Realtors in our area at:
4750 Grove Street Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone (916) 624-8271 Fax (916) 624-8023

But remember, "Realtor" is just a trade name and might not cover all real estate agents. So just by chance if you're looking for the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).... the DRE governs all the laws, agents, discipline, and licensing of all real estate and mortgage brokers/agents in California.
2201 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818-2500

Good luck on your search!
I hope I was able to help.
Have a great day,
Alex Amaro
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
Ute Ferdig answered:
Hello Audrey. A relo property is one that the relocation company purchased from an employee. Employers contract with relocation companies when they hire or transfer an employee. The relocation company usually first tries to sell the property, but when they can't do so within a specified time, they purchase the property from the employee for a predetermined price. This is usually a good thing for the employee as they can then purchase a new house at the new destination. I hope this helps. ... more
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Sat May 6, 2017
Sarah Campbell answered:
A great property management company in Sacramento that I referred clients to several times is River City Management 916.443.7307. I have worked with Debbie Hart several times and she's done a great job.

Also, a few great websites to find and list properties for rent are and SacRentals.Com. I have been successful in renting out properties of my own through these two websites.
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Thu Jun 21, 2007
Jeff and Cheryl Fox answered:
I cannot exactly answer your question but I do agree that news media never seem to report what we want to see. Remember, you can always contact the editor or these papers or local television stations. I do and sometimes it works.
Jeff Fox, Broker
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Sat May 16, 2009
Rick Jonhson answered:
Generally speaking, no. However, when Campbell Soup is making tomatoe soup and when the harvest is in full swing (a lot of tomatoes are spilled on the road) you can definitely smell the tomatoes. ... more
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Wed May 23, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
Great question. I certainly do. I tried to think of some way to help those Home Buyers relocating to the Sacramento area. Since we have so many diverse areas, a map was the solution where the home buyer moving to our area can see where the Cities and communities as well as the County's are and click on each one to read about that area including subdivisions. Home buyers love the map and the information that gain by reading about each of the cities surrounding Sacramento, CA. ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
Great question...there are actually several. Cameron Park in El Dorado Hills is an area where you can actually pull your plane up into your own garage at your house.

And Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County has it's own airport for ease in flying in and out. Take a spin with my tour of Rancho Murieta, below. ... more
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Sat May 19, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
Great question for a great area. Yes, as a matter of fact there are several in the upscale community of Granite Bay with well appointment homes. Take a tour below of the Gated Communities and if I can be of further assistance, I would love to help you! ... more
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Sat May 19, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
Oh Curtis Park is still just as lovely as ever. In fact, they had a tour of many homes in the Curtis Park area just a few weeks ago. Below, is an article and photos of Curtis Park that I am sure you will enjoy. ... more
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Sun Dec 16, 2007
Gena Riede answered:
Roseville is just a mere 15 miles away from Downtown Sacramento and just recently celebrated the Placer County Strawberry Festival in Roseville. I have included a link to Roseville so that you can become familiar the houses, subdivisions and Adult Communities in Roseville. ... more
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