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Rental Basics in San Diego County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jerry Heard answered:
Try this site
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
David Heller answered:
Hi Adrea,
I suggest you find a Realtor that you feel comfortable working with now to listen to your specific needs and send you what is available now. This will help you better understand the rental market here and direct the Broker to fine tune your search approx 45 days prior to your arrival in California. I have been listing and managing rental properties in La Jolla since 1989 and continue to maintain my Mass. Broker's license where I worked for many years prior to moving to La Jolla.
David Heller, 858-349-8494
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Robert Boerner answered:
Your investment property ownership experience is going to largely be determined by the management method used. Are you planning on using a management company to handle the tenant screening, maintenance and turn-overs? Finding a capable manger who works well with your goals (while not allowing you to become a slumb-lord) is just as important as finding the correct property.

Just FYI - I do not offer property management services but own a few rentals and assist my family member with the management of 5 others.

If you are going to manage them yourself, I suggest becoming a member of the California Apartment Owner's Association. The landlord learning curve can be rather steep and they are a worthwhile resource.

In our experience, upper-end properties do not cash-flow as well as low-end units. But, low end units typically require more attention and have higher turn-over rates.

If you are going to be financing your investment properties, I would suggest talking to a mortgage broker before you start your property search. There are limits on the number of financed properties you may own. If you already own a house or two and want to finance half a dozen small condo rentals, you may run into problems. Some lenders only allow a borrower to own four financed properties.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I enjoy working in real estate and am happy to share what I have learned through our investment property experiences - both good and bad.

Robert Boerner
Gecko Realty
(619) 977-2262
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Hector Gastelum answered:
dear Info,

First of all, I would suggest you buy a property. Secondly, talk to the owner or Realtor and ask them directly about your contract and status, it is that simple.

Best of luck, btw, its official, I am running for State Senate.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Tiffany Boyd, Realtor answered:
I would happy to help you with your search!
Please call or email with your contact info, and I will happy to send you the list of the rentals in that range, and give you access to search the rentals yourself.
I will be happy to give you a tour of the rentals you are interested in as well.

Tiffany Boyd, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
760 533-2244

CA Dre#01899986
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
Valli Lopez answered:
Hi John,
My close friend Susan Holmes runs a property management company. I told her about you and she said she would love to talk to you and explain the rules and tax laws that come with it. Here's her info:

Susan Holmes
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Sergio Reyes answered:
Hello John,
Please check out our website and let me know if you would like to contract services with us. We are an experienced Property Management Company. Thank You. ... more
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Review your lease agreement as the answers can be found in the document; for any necessary legal sdvice, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate....
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Hector Gastelum answered:

Send me an email, so I can send you the list of available properties as well as the Rental Application form,

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
efax 619-270-2516
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Mary,

Trulia can help you in the way that we provide resources to educate yourself on your next living situation and that we can connect you to professionals who specialize in this type of work.

I did run a quick search or rentals already listed on Trulia. Take a look at the results here:,CA/

I suggest that you try and contact a realtor that specialized in your location for additional help finding a place. Start with these pros:

Hope that helps get you started!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 answered:
Just my personal observation, but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I've actually emailed one or two here and on craigslist. The minute they tell you they are out of the country at the moment, it's time to bail. Never ever send money! We actually went to look at one house and the Realtor happened to be there. The house was for sale, not for rent. ... more
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Tiffany Boyd, Realtor answered:
Unfortunately it would be very difficult to find a 3bed in Oceanside in that price range. At least I have never seen one that low, except maybe a mobilehome in a senior community. Rental prices are up right now and there is high demand for affordable units. I wish I could give you more optimistic news. Good luck.
Tiffany Boyd,
KW Realtor
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Sinead McAllister answered:
How does your lease read? Are you month to month?

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Esate
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Rod Sandy answered:
I would check with the San Diego Apartment Assoc. ( ...

Sometimes I find that our local lender can come up with that info as well.
If you'd like his contact info, contact me via email and I'll send it back to you ...

-- Rod --
The Powers HomeSelling Team
Serving San Diego Families for 30 Years!
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Adam Mallory answered:
Hi Julie,

I'd like to offer you a word of caution; some HOA's (via the CC&Rs) don't allow short term rentals. I know of one that specifically doesn't allow rentals of less than 30 days. Please research your condo's CC&R's (as well as the Rules and Regulations if they have them) to be sure you won't be restricted from certain types of rentals.

Good luck!

Adam Mallory, Broker
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Tiffany Boyd, Realtor answered:
Send me an email at and I will set you up with a link to the rentals on MLS.
Each landlord may consider a renter based on their own criteria. Many other factors could influence their decision - so it's best to get started by telling me your preferences (Beds/Baths and which cities you are interested in).
Hope that helps?
Tiffany Boyd, Realtor
North County Area
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Ryan Jellison answered:
If you are looking for cities as a whole here is an article that might help
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
David Indermill answered:
Typically, the best months are June,July and August as they are the summer vacation months and the other 9 months from September to May are considered Student or Executive Housing. There are other factors that renters take in consideration where your property is located in Pacific Beach as far as proximity to the beach or bay. I hope this helps and good luck with your decision.


David R. Indermill
Re/Max Associates La Jolla
Cell 858-414-5478
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