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Quality of Life in San Diego County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 17, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
If there is a Home Owner Association (HOA) talk to them. There might not be much you can do about it. Have you thought of talking to the person in a friendly way and letting them know this is bothering you? ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Jay,

There are two things that almost every agent would recommend in this case:

1. Go to the area where you are thinking of living, drive the area and then get out and walk around if you feel safe from your drive.

2. Use the area crime statistics website. You can find them using google, crime statistics for Lemon Grove. You will find everything you need to know.

Best to you,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
John Arendsen asked:
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Linjaynes answered:
somewhere warm, no rain, no snow to shovel . This Oregon Baby boomers looking now!
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Adam Mallory answered:

Rancho Bernardo ("RB" to those of us who live here) is a master planned community with many different subdivisions. Most of these subdivisions have their own CC&Rs. As such, you'd do well to focus on the specific areas of RB you are interested in, then review their CC&Rs for any specific issues you may be concerned about.

Please feel free to contact me directly for additional information.


Adam Mallory, Broker, ABR, e-Pro
DRE #01727909
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Best should be based and defined by personal preferences, finances, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; therefore consider visiting areas/places of interest more than once, then determine the best place for you. For any safety concerns, it's always a good idea to contact the local authorities with questions; whenever possible also chat with neighbors/locals... ... more
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Gina Garcia answered:
Hello Jane,
Lots going on in Chula Vista as they celebrate their Centennial this year. You can learn more about the community by going to the following links:


Gina Garcia, Realtor
Windermere Real Estate SoCal
(619) 818-6982
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Right on Anna - let me know when you have the petition ready and I'll sign!

Jeanne Feenick
....almost a senior ;-)
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Sun Nov 21, 2010
Jeffrey Douglass answered:
I have provided a link below for crime statistics by neighborhood for San Diego. Or here is a link to statistics for San Diego county areas.

Be careful when renting as there are some real scams out there, particularly on Craigs List.
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Don Clark Realtor answered:
At your request I will take your message and post it on the Rancho Santa Fe Village bulliton board at the post office, that's where most owners post their guest house availability also the te Rancho Santa Fe Review classifieds are a good place to post as everyone in the ranch gets delivery to their Post Box.

Best Regards

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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Marcie Sands answered:

Speak to your agent about different crime statistics for that neighborhood. A buyer needs to satisfy themselves as to what they consider "safe". A good resource I use with my clients is

Kind Regards,

Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
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Sat May 16, 2009
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Rocio, a FHA streamline refinance is for current home owners who already have a FHA loan. No appraisal is required to refinance.

See the following site for more information:

Best, Steve
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Tue Mar 10, 2009
Cleve Shirley answered:
What type of law do you practice? Generally San Francisco (finance), LA (entertainment), Silicon Valley (patent), San Diego (class action, immigration), Sacramento (gov lobbying)...
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
David Atherton answered:
George, I do not know anything about your home, but, you should have received endless notifications that you were in trouble including one posted on the door or window to the home. I suggest you contact a local title company, they can tell you if anything has been filed. foreclosure does not happen overnight. Have you made your payments? Are they current? If you are living in this home, it seems strange to me that you do not know the status. IF you are not there, check with whoever pays the billing/mortgage payments on your home. I had mine paid by a real estate management company when I was overseas in the military. They never forwarded the notices to me and it was foreclosed. I was able to fix my credit but by the time I figured out the problem, the house was gone. It was a pain in the neck. Dave Atherton ... more
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Mon Aug 4, 2008
Homa Moaddel answered:
Hi connie,

I have been trying to find rental homes for clients who have no credit or not so good credit history. I have to tell you the rental market is good and the home owner are v. picky. With a bankruptcy in your offer i imagine it is not going to be easy. If you have a good job and income the best thing to do find a local agent and work with them to find homes that give you the option of buying. If you need someone I can refer you. You can reach me through my profile. We have offices everywhere including Oceanside.

Broker Associate
Prudential California Realty
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Sat Aug 2, 2008
Don Reedy answered:

Well, I'm originally from Youngstown, and came to the San Diego area 35 years ago. I now live in Vista. So, I think I can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect, what you'll find, and how to go about getting what you want.

You CAN accomplish what you're looking for, at least as far as the cost of renting, but we need to do lots of chatting and brainstorming about almost everything else you're written about in your post.

I usually just answer questions here, but in your case I think I might really be able to help. Best way to contact me is by email at Write me off-line, and let's see if I can help you out.

All my best,
Don Reedy
Prudential California Realty
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Sandy Shores answered:
That's a tough spot to be in. However, as you stated, it may be difficult to do anything without a signed agreement between you and your roommate. As we cannot provide legal advice here on Trulia your best course of action would be to consult with an attorney. It will be your word against your roommates word. ... more
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Mon May 12, 2008
Tony Cannon answered:
Hi Kathy,

I feel there are good areas and bad areas of Oceanside, and sometimes they can be right next to each other. It's important to use a local knowledgeable Realtor to help you with this kind of information since you will be new to the area.

We have a great website put out by all the police stations in the county which will show you crime activity for any 3 month period. Sometimes the website is a little hard to use, but the information is invaluable:

I like Rancho Del Oro region which is between Oceanside Blvd and Hwy 76, and Rancho Del Oro Rd and N. Santa Fe. The area is generally well maintained, reasonable house prices, good schools in both the Oceanside and Vista school districts, and close to shops and services. Fire Mountain, Jeffries Ranch, and Ocean Hills are also popular for differing reasons.

What kind of home and price range did you have in mind?

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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Maria Weiss answered:
Hi Sharon: As a Realtor who works in both communities, I can tell you that my clients in each of the areas are very happy. Both have great schools and amenities. It is mostly a personal decision. I would suggest that you look at homes in your price range in both areas and see what you can buy. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me...Maria Weiss 858-248-0863. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2009
fredeckert answered:
Wonder Woman,
Please see the information about the Comunity Housing Works affordable housing programs in San Diego.
Here is information about the San Diego Housing Commission with more affordable housing information and programs.
You can find home buying assistance programs at this site.
Our site below has buying information and tips .
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