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Mon Sep 17, 2007
#1 answered:
Alameda, California and Fortuna, California
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Deborah Engel, GRI, ABR, e-PRO answered:
I just sold a home in that area and I have a client currently looking there. I like the area because it is central to so many things. Freeways 52, 5 and 15 are easy to get to; Tecolote Canyon is right there, which has some nice walking trails; you can easily get to La Jolla and the UCSD area; hospitals are close by; different shopping areas are also nearby. Because the homes are older (50's to 80's), there are some homes that haven't been kept up all that well. But there are some homes that you can find there that have been well-maintained and have some land with it. The communities are well-established there. ... more
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Sat Sep 1, 2007
Patti Phillips answered:
Pam, That's a tough question to answer generally, because it would depend on your particular buyers. Some families like to be very close to the school, others HATE to be to near to a school. Some like certain amenities- gated, pool, whatever, others dislike a gate. HOA, Mello Roos fees, etc. are all a different story in every development, so that is a factor also. Sorry to be so vague- but in general, I think you will do well for your money in any of those developments in Carmel Valley, as they are all well respected.

Patti Phillips
2007 President, North San Diego County Women's Council of Realtor's
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Wed May 19, 2010
Deborah Engel, GRI, ABR, e-PRO answered:
A lot of the controversy has died down quite a bit. Here's the SDGE power line website to get all the latest updates and community news. http://www.sdge.com/sunrisepowerlink/index.shtml. Right now, nothing is set in stone so can't really say how property areas will be affected. I do know that I had a client who went into esrow on a property. I found out the proposed line was supposed to be 60 feet from her backyard line. She cancelled escrow and bought another home not so close to the proposed area.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007
The Hagley Group answered:
I have only my SRES and I am working on my CRS. They have been great for networking and referrals. My clients seldom ask what the designation means.
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Jeff Dowler answered:
Interesting question, and a very personal one. It depends on what you want.

If the answer is to be close to the beach and the downtown, then Montgomery is one possibility. You will get a range of ocean views, including whitewater, from different streets, so depending on what is important in terms of view, you can select from a variety of streets offering different views. It can vary from the east side of a street to the west as well as from house to house. If the "best street" in your mind is the most expensive, that will be another street or two. Ultimately the best street is the one that meets your needs at the price you are willing to pay. ... more
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
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Wed Sep 26, 2007
Roberta Murphy answered:
John: Widely published statistics for San Diego home sales are available for the prior month. To see those stats, just go to the site below and hit "SD Market Stats" on the left column. Hope this helps! ... more
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Tue May 22, 2007
Roberta Murphy answered:
I think much changed in our society when family social activities were moved to the back yard. In earlier days, people socialized on front porches and watched the world around them. "Neighborhood Watch" really meant something in those days! This article honoring the front porch swing might be of interest: ... more
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Fri Nov 11, 2011
Roberta Murphy answered:
With the weakening dollar and softening real estate market, the United States has become a real bargain for international investors. For more reading on this subject, follow the link below: ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2007
Javier Varon answered:
We're reducing it so much we're running out of industry because of it...
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Tue Nov 27, 2007
Roberta Murphy answered:
April: You might be surprised at the building that is going in sleepy old San Marcos outside San Diego. With a major university (CSUSM) and Palomar College, it also has some interesting investment potential. ... more
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Sun May 13, 2007
Roberta Murphy answered:
Gena: LuxuryHomeDigest.com originates in Carlsbad, CA and has a good grasp of local real estate trends and market conditions. A search of all listed Carlsbad real estate and current market conditions can be done via this link: ... more
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Sat Dec 20, 2008
Kaye Thomas answered:
Manhattan Beach and all South Bay Beach City Beach City Real Estate Info is a great site
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
California Mortgage Broker answered:
This is a difficult question to answer because home values have stagnated in San Diego; values may not be there to secure a good fixed rate loan. ARM rates are determined by adding the index and the margin. Rates should be lower in 12 months so an ARM may be a good solution, still, IF the margin is low. I'll think of some more advice for this question but advise you look at this article for starters to better understand ARM rates: ... more
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Fri Mar 28, 2008
Jaime & Alexandra answered:
The Horizons towers located in the Marina District have a 24 hour guarded gated entrance to the building.
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