Because our weather is similar, that happens here in CA as well. The way it is properly displayed on our MLS is that the square footage comes listed as per the 'Seller' or 'Estimate' instead of the 'legal' which is indicated by 'Assessor's Data' so the buyer is made aware that there is something extra but they need satisfy themselves as to permits, etc. Maybe you have something similar on your MLS?... more
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When looking for rentals, your best bet is Craigslist. 85% to 95% of all rentals leased in San Diego County are found using Craigslist. It is used to advertise rentals by owners, property management companies and agents alike.
The best way to search is to put the zip code in the search box and then enter the rest of your parameters. Check often and call/e-mail right away as many rentals move quickly!
Lastly, beware of rental scam listings and ads that "look too good to be true”. Make sure you talk to the person managing the property and meet them to see it. Scams usually involve people asking for a deposit prior to seeing the property or filling out a rental application. The "owner" usually states they live out of state or out of the country. Other scams involve people stealing pictures off homes for sale with a low rental rate. That is usually when they ask for the deposit up front.
Best of luck to you,
Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
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Not sure I understand your question - you are a renter and want to buy a house with your section 8 voucher? Or do you own a property rented with section 8 and want to buy another property using that income? Please explain further or better yet, contact a loan officer, explain the situation and see what he/she can do for you.... more
I'm wondering why you didn't just ask the seller where the written disclosure is, if you already knew about the mold from your conversation together. If you knew about it, you could have asked the Seller to repair the damage and the issue that caused it. Read your contract. The answers you're looking for should be spelled out in the contract you agreed to. What is your agent saying? You never mentioned whether escrow already closed, or if you're still in your inspection and reports contingency period. I'd talk to your agent, that's what you hire them for.... more
As a start, you might want to contact Cathy Sabater with Greenpath. She is a veteran and is tops in veteran financing. Her email is Cathy.Sabater@GreenpathFunding.com, or call her at 619.846.2675 and tell her Chris sent ya!... more
Are you the buyer or seller?
If you're the buyer and really want the home, but can't pay the value difference in cash, you can ask the lender for another appraisal, but you'll have to pay for it, and as you know, they're not cheap.
Or, if you think the appraisal was low and you can prove it with a comprehensive set of comparables, taking into consideration ALL of the variables that appraisers have to consider, you can send those to the lender.
If you're the seller, it may not help. Sellers often think their properties are valued higher than what the value actually may be. But, sometimes appraisals come in low, too. If an appraisal came back low, and you want to challenge it, you'll likely be lengthening the loan process and the entire escrow time. If you're prepared to extend escrow, the buyer has to agree with that in writing, but I doubt a buyer would lengthen an escrow so you can try to prove the property is worth more. Or, you can follow your contract to take steps to end the sale and try again - but only if you have that option in your contract.
So, it depends if you're the buyer or seller, and what your contract says. Ask your agent to show you where in the contract to read about the appraisal contingency, contingencies in general, and canceling the sale. And, by the way, where IS your agent??... more
This isn't something I would recommend you do on your own as it takes some experience and the there's a lot at risk. I'd contact an attorney in your area or if your area uses Title and Abstract companies I'd speak with them and ask them to do your title search.
Title search is done by going to the county offices where the Registrar of Deeds is located and physically pulling the records on the property and researching backwards from the current deed. If all your concerned about is liens you may be able to call the Registrar of Deeds office and ask them if there are any liens against the property, depending on how busy (and friendly) they are they may be willing to check and tell you.... more
We have 2 homes in La Mesa for rent. One has 3 bedrooms, the other has 4 and they both have 2 bathrooms. The do allow small pets with an additional deposit. However the water is not included in the rent. You can check out our listings and see if they fit your needs. If you have any questions or would like to view the interior please give us a call. (619)464-6870
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Every problem you posed is a question for either an Attorney or a Tax professional:
Realtors are counsuled not to answer those types of questions;
Mostly because we'd probably be wrong!
One question back at you; If she had the Living Trust; where did it go?... more