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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Hi Marie,

The HOA on this is $337/mo now.


Joe Van Fossen
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Audra M. Smith answered:
In short, I hate the new system....for several reasons. The layouts are difficult to read, it would make sense that property info would be grouped accordingly, like it used to be, but now it's all over the place. It's really embarrassing even for us veteran realtors when trying to find simple info on the print out when showing a client properties. When I look at bedroom and bathroom count, I want to see garage info as well (where it used to be), rather than having to look halfway down the page. Or, even worse, tract info/name NEEDS to by up top like it used to be. It's that little "at a glance" stuff that makes all the difference. I hated MATRIX when I was running listings on it's here in S.O.C. :o/ ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Sherry Sims answered:
Hi Shannon: No this zip code 92672 is located in Orange County. However this zip code is located in San Clemente which is the most southern city in Orange County. As you travel further south down the 5 Fwy., once you exit San Clemente and Orange County you enter into San Diego County. ... more
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Doug Echelberger answered:
That sounds very strange and not accurate. This should have been finalized before the close of escrow. I would recommend having three way discussion with the broker and the escrow company. Feel free to call me if you have any other questions. 949-373-8601 ... more
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Antonio Fiorello answered:

The one benefit to section 8 for landlords is the rent is guaranteed. We've helped many in your situation. We are based locally here in San Clemente. If you feel that we can be of service to you, contact me direct at (949) 842-3631 or

Tony-Forté Realty Group
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Ed Mixon answered:
Check the OC Register. John Lansner usually does this. Otherwise, It is necessary to do it through the Multiple LIsting Service...
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Libardo Quintero answered:
Please allow me to help you!!!
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Joe Van Fossen answered:
Follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page. Then click the link to the "affordable housing list" and it will download a word document with a list of properties in Orange County that accepts Section 8 vouchers. It's not comprehensive, but it's a start. There are two in Aliso Viejo and about eight in San Clemente. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Nancy Harrower answered:
My husband works in the industry. He spoke to another contractor too and they indicate that a basic good number to start with is $250 to $300 per sq ft to build the addition.

Nancy Harrower
110 Ave Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92673
Lic #01412984
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Vicki Lloyd answered:
It depends on your age, interests, and budget. There are many nice neighborhoods in Orange County. Some people really love the senior-restricted communities, others don't like them because you can't take your grandkids to the pools there. ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Bud Zeller answered:
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Jeff Boyd answered:
Depending on where in Laguna Niguel, the commute itselt might not be that different. I live in Irvine and commute to one of my listings in Talega for open houses and showings. Takes about 25 minutes without trafiic. Traffic is pretty heavy starting on the 5 near Laguna Niguel, and clears around 9:00 am. Laguna Niguel is a little cooler (temperature wise) then Talega, but you have a nice Ocean view commute when leaving Talega and heading to the freeway. I have lived in all three cities, know them well, let me know if you want to chat about your options.

Have a blessed day,

Jeffrey J. Boyd,

Realtor, Certified Negotiation Expert
Harcourts Prime Properties
C: 949-680-0249


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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Scott Bingham answered:
See everything for sale in San Clemente at the website!


Scott - Beach Cities Real Estate
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
hate2stress answered:
sorry, i forgot the rent would be $1600.00 for a 2 bedroom w/garage in san juan capistrano or surrounding areas. thank you.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I am not aware of a VA home buyer tax credit. VA offers no money down loans. But the home buyer tax credit I think you are speaking of expired in 2010.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Brian Wilson answered:
Since you have an offer in I will assume you are working with a Realtor. That person should be able to get you the property tax information via the OC Tax Assessor's office web site which will also provide you the Mello Roos amounts. There should also be phone numbers for the law offices that handle each Mello Roos assessment so you can call if you have questions about the fees' ability to rise.

For these condos I believe the total tax rate plus Mello Roos is above 1.5%.

Basically Mello Roos varies by builder tract so that is why you received such a wide range in the estimate you were given.

Please consult your Realtor for the information you require. If you are not using a Realtor for your purchase please consult one to make sure you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Brian Wilson, Realtor
DRE# 01321478
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Mon Jan 4, 2016
John Arendsen answered:
Have you purchased this condo yet? First of all structural insurance on a conjoined (multi-unit) structure is very difficult if not impossible to find let alone EQ ins. You need to do some homework. Where is this condo located? Is it in a Zone 4 EQ area? When was it built? There's a lot of variables.

But to answer your question I find it highly unlikely that you would be able to find any ligitimate insurance company that would be bold enough to sell you an earthquake insurance policy in a condo complex.
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Sat Mar 26, 2011
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:

I live in Mission Viejo and I'm not worried. I know these things are scary! I have a dear friend who is a nuclear engineer at San Onofre. For one thing, the movement during one of our earthquakes is different from that of Japan, so the intensity would not affect our reactor in the same manner. Also he says that San Onofre is built differently and has a better system of layers.

I don't understand it all...but this is someone I respect and trust. I think the good that nuclear energy provides is worth the risks. Even with the disaster that Japan is dealing with, it appears there will be very little permanent damage...I hope this is in fact the case.

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Tue Dec 14, 2010
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Eric Israel answered:
You have to call the Mello Roos district and give them an address or APN#
MELLO-ROOS Q3 (949)955-1500
MELLO-ROOS R5 (949)955-1500

You can view a short video on how to find the mello Roos of a property as well right here: , scroll down and watch the short video.

Let me know if you need anything else?
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