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Home Buying in San Juan Capistrano : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Joseph Finnerty answered:
Unfortunately, it is possible that the sellers got fed up with the complete process and walked. Another possibility is that as part of the counter offer the sellers were being required to bring money to the closing or sign a promissory note and they won't do it.

Sometimes the counter offer also includes fees that may be required for you, the buyer, to pay. It is essential that you get the details of exactly what was in that counter-offer. If your agent feels that the sellers agent is not responding correctly he/she can always reach out to the agent's broker.

Hope this is of some help.


Joe Finnerty
Prudential Patt White Real Estate
Lehigh Valley, PA
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
A good place to live should be defined and based on personal preferences, does the area suit your wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; if so, go from there....
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Tue May 3, 2011
Bonnie Hart answered:
Hi renter,

What you need to do is drive the neighborhood in the daytime and at nighttime and make a judgement call. Then if you are still interested please give me a call so that I can schedule you an appt. to look at the inside.

Bonnie Hart
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Connie Bramble answered:
Hi John,
Almost all our cities in the area have country clubs without freeway noice. some of the cities that have newer homes on the golf course are Placentia and Yorba Linda. yorba Linda has 2 great Country clubs. One is a very new area in the hills. Placentias golf course homes are about 4 years old now. Let me know if I can show you around one day.
Connie Bramble
Prudential CA Realty
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Jane,

San Juan Capistrano is an interesting city. There are all kinds of people living there. Near the mission area are some nice detached condos for young families, older more "old town" adobes which attract young and singles. There are some lovely big homes in the Hunt Club and other gated homes which have families and horse people. There are condos which tend to have rentals....the areas are varied.

This is a link to the City of San Juan Capistrano. There is some information there you might find helpful. Let me know if I can help you further....I'd be happy to email you some sample listings of the various types of homes there.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Patrick Thies answered:
There are some great deals out there with short sales. You have to be patient though they can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete. You also have to be aggressive with your offers. CA deals seem to be getting into multiple offers with short sales. ... more
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Sun Dec 3, 2017
Bob Phillips answered:
Hello Emily,

The correct answer is: "It depends". MOST mobile home parks charge you a monthly "space" rental for the ground your coach sits upon. A select few parks bought their land and each owner owns the land they sit on.
( Kind of like a condominium ownership of common grounds.)

Your best bet is to talk to the people ( hopefully an agent.) selling you the coach, or to other "owners" in that park. Good luck in your new home.
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Fri May 29, 2009
Deborah Madey answered:

Why do you think the agent did not send in your offer? It is common for banks to be slow to respond to submitted offers. It is highly uncommon for a bank to sign off on an offer as "rejected" for your verification. Knowing that agents often become frustrated with banks who do not respond timely, or at all.........I would guess the odds are higher that the agent did submit the offer.

However, I am only referencing the odds and do not know any details about your offer.

Since it is improbable to get any verification from the bank, my suggestion would be to ask the agent to provide you a written verification of when and how your offer was submitted. You might want that via an email correspondence, or on company letterhead. I would have not objection to providing that to a buyer.

Alternatively, if you remain distrustful of the agent, I suggest you contact the broker and explain why and see what verification the broker may be able to provide. If the agent submitted via private fax or personal email, the broker can only provide you what he/she obtains from the agent.

I suggest that you first simply ask the agent for confirmation.

Best of luck
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group - New Jersey
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Bill Godwin answered:
has anyone discussed FHA loans with you. They only require 3 1/2% down. Is that something you could do?
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Thu May 29, 2014
Vicki Lloyd answered:
That zip is Dana Point, California. I have access to those sales - in the last 90 days, prices ranged from $353,000 to $3,000,000. What type of property do want the sales for?

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