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Old 09-09-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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Hi Folks, need some advice. Where is the safest area of S.D. with good schools to raise a family and still have views of the ocean with out breaking the bank...

Thank all in advance!
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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Renting or buying? House or apartment? Budget? Type of neighborhood? Provide us with more information, you didn't give us any.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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Default Family of 4 moving to San Diego

We're looking at buying a one story single family residence...

Thanks again!
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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Views of the ocean and not braking the bank are the key factors that will be in tension with each other for you. How much can you afford to pay for a house? Where are you moving from?
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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Default Moving Family of 4

Ideally we would like to stay within $2 to $300,000 all cash, maybe a foreclosure, REO or short sale. We’re moving back from Puerto Vallarta Mexico, we moved here 4 years ago before the US economy started to collapse and now we are ready to come back…

Thank you!

Last edited by Ric B.; 09-09-2010 at 11:30 PM.. Reason: Some mistakes
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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safest and nicest would be the Northern San Diego area.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Ideally we would like to stay within $2 to $300,000 all cash, maybe a foreclosure, REO or short sale. We’re moving back from Puerto Vallarta Mexico, we moved here 4 years ago before the US economy started to collapse and now we are ready to come back…

Thank you!
A 200-300K house with ocean views in San Diego? That can barely get you a 1-2 bedroom condo in any coastal city and it wont have any views.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Yeah, if you are lucky $200-$300K could make a nice down payment on a small house with a postage stamp sized view of the ocean from an upstairs window.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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You might find a modest house in Poway where the schools are great. No ocean views. Nice family area. If you can luck out on an older forclosure home near the Poway Road area maybe you can find something for $300,000, but it woudn't be easily found. That is pretty low amount of money to spend on a single family home. Good luck.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Really, I know of two people, one couple paid $250,000 for an REO that had a previous value of $500,000, another couple I met paid $275,000 for a $600,000 home. I guess I should look for an agent that specializes in REOs right? Thanks
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