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Wed May 7, 2008
Joe Homs answered:

County records should have the information your seeking. Any agent has access to that pay-for service website. If you need assistance with a particular lot, send me the address, APN, or owner information and I can do the research for you.

Joe Homs
Realty Partners
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Thu Apr 2, 2009
Joe Homs answered:

There is really no way to put a premium price on homes located near schools or a park. Actually if your located across the street or on the same street as a school it would be somewhat of a negative. Too much traffic and noise.
To answer your question, if this is what you like, then you would personally pay more for it and i'm sure the buyer would agree. If you need any additional assistance you can call me or email me directly at anytime.

Joe Homs
Realty Partners
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Tami,
It is true property is more expensive in Irvine. If you buy in the Tustin Ranch area you get the best of both. Both of my children bought property in Tustin Ranch just over Jamboree near the Market Places at lower prices than similar properties in Irvine. I am not sure if you have children that would like to attend a certain school, which would be a factor in your decision. If you are looking for 'bang for the buck', I would recommend Tustin Ranch. Walter ... more
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Robert van der Goes answered:
Hello Tami,

You do not need a Realtor to represent you on the purchase of a new development home, although it costs you nothing nor will it add to the price of your purchase if you do have representation. In the 2007 year, I was able to successfully negociate down the sales price of homes for 4 different clients I represented. The largest adjustment/reduction was $130,000 in upgrades and incentives.

If you decide to go it alone, I would suggest you obtain local "Sold" comparables in and around the Columbus Grove area to help substantiate your price reduction request. Another avenue you can go down is to ask for a upgrades, but have the builder buy them down for you with incentives (there is a large price mark-up on these features). The last incentive I would suggest you request is mortgage fees & interest rate buy downs from the lender the builder is working with.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck. If you'd like to view any current listings in that area, simply click on my website.

Best regards,

Robert M. van der Goes
Star Real Estate - Realtor
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