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Market Conditions in San Marcos : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 17, 2015
Nathan Plount answered:
I would go to the following webpage for answers on USDA loans:
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Peter Whittet answered:
Sure Kathryn some lenders are financing homes like this. Will repost after I can look at this property.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Purchasing a home there is no problem with a less than 600 score. Getting a loan to purchase to purchase a home a home with a less than 640 score now there is the rub. There are a few lenders in my area that will go to a 580 but require additional overlays on the loan. ... more
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Jerry Heard answered:
The sort answer is yes. However "decent" is an arbitrary term. If you would like I can send you some listings or you can use the search feature on my website to see what is currently on the market in those zip codes.
I would be glad to work with you to find a home that meets your needs,

I am never too busy for your referrals

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Wed Jan 25, 2012
Del Hickman answered:

Prices in San Elijo Hills probably will go up with the market in San Diego North County overall. The challenge with pricing in San Elijo Hills remains to be the Mello-Roos charges. Often running $300-$500 per month in addition to any HOA fees in a Condo complex. The other thing I believe is keeping San Elijo Hills values down is the amount of vacant homes due to the majority of homes being sold right at the peek of the San Diego boom pricing. Lots of short sales and generally buyers who need housing and fall in love with one particular house don't want to wait for months to find out whether or not they even get the house. These are strickly my opinions based upon being focused in San Diego North County. There are plenty of good buying opportunities in North County that don't have the burden of Mello-Roos. Pick an area inland like Rancho Bernardo or even South Escondido near Lake Hodges and you might find good values without that overhead. One piece of good news regarding Mello-Roos is that it normally ends in 10-15 years and then it drops off. ... more
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Fri Feb 18, 2011
Janice Davidson answered:
We are agents in Lake San Marcos and have several homes, vacation rentals and condos for lease. 2b2b will usually start around 1600.00 per month. 2 b 2 b home on the golf course around 1700 sq. feet will be $2000.00 a month. To answer your question more specifically, are you looking for a family home, schools a priority, which will be different specs they say a professional couple with different needs. San Marcos has many diverse neighborhoods. Happy to provide stat's with more of what you are looking for.

Janice Davidson 760-815-2744
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Fri May 18, 2007
Alan Shafran answered:
The real estate in the market is holding firm and staying steady. It does not appear to either be rising or falling. The misconception of falling prices is a result of many sellers overpricing their homes and then adjusting to real market prices over time. Homes are on the market between 90 and 180 days. ... more
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