This is a great plan. Click on the Find an Agent tab above and type in the location you are interested in moving to. Then interview the top Trulia agents in that area. Once you have chosen an agent to work with game plan with them the question above.... more
Hi California buyer:
What you are experiencing is not unique to this community. Currently inventories are at an all time low. In most areas we are seeing the inventory level hover around one month. In a healthy market that number would be about six months.
So what we have is a situation where we have more buyers than homes for sale. Prices going up because of the lack of supply, and multiple offers forcing buyers to bid aggressively in order to compete.
I would tell you that in a market like this you have to expand your search criteria, have an agent who is willing to think outside the box in finding your next home, and most importantly be willing to pull the trigger when that home presents itself.
I wish you well in your home search.
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This is a question that I am surprised does not come up more often here. It is a difficult one to answer and not offend someone because it requires a broad stroke of the pen and not everyone needing a sec 8 is the same. Some are good people and will take extraordinary care of the landlords property, but sometimes, when the govt subsidizes a renters rent, the renters have little money out of their own pocket invested so they don't take as good of care of the property and it goes down in value, sometimes by a lot and quickly.... more
This area in general is very accepting of other cultures... Racism and religious persecution are almost unheard of. Our city does not have a huge night life in town, but with Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo as close as they are, those who want that, have it. But for someone who wants to live in a beautiful area, with incredible weather and affordable housing, this is it.... more
I would try craigslist or a MLS site where you can find rentals. For example, www.ihousesandiego.com.
In CA, 1 year leases are standard, but lots of portfolio investors like a long term tenant. If a landlord is in default on their mortgage this should be public record. I have a way of looking this up on Realist tax records. I don't know if you would have any access, but you can look it up. http://www.sandicor.com/support/realist-tax/... more
Sherman Oaks/Studio city schools are part of Los angeles unified school district or LAUSD. Depending on the property address, there are different schools. If you go to http://rsi.lausd.net/ResidentSchoolIdentifier/ and enter the property address, you may see the schools including junior and high schools. For information on the schools and reviews, you may want to visit: http://www.greatschools.org/.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I am familiar with the area (san fernando valley).
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Definitely 53rd St just north of T St. It gets CRAZY over there! Lights across the streets, music, Santa is there. Just a great vibe in a cute little neighborhood.
The Fab Forties is always a great place to see lights in Sacramento as well.
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Well SLO is a beautiful place to live. I would be happy to discuss your possible move. You can email me directly at email@example.com or call me at 805-748-9402.
Kelly Sans, Realtor
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Congratulations on your husband's new job.
Your choices will depend on your financial capabilities in a big way. You're really best to talk in person with an agent as soon as you can, and then to look into financing options quickly, too.
I live in Mountain View, so I'll be happy to help you work through it, if you wish - with no obligation, of course.
I'm interested in this as well. It surprises me that so many people would be ok with their children spending so much time in a toxic zone. It also surprises me that no one appears to have answered your question. Are people just unaware of this hazard or unconcerned? We're thinking of moving to Mill Valley, but if this is true, that whole zone is off-limits in our search... more
The area between Central Expressway and El Camino Real just off Shoreline Blvd could be a possibility. The home styles are mixed but Shoreline Blvd heads straight to the Google area and isn't overwhelmed with long distance commuters. You could walk to downtown Mountain View which is very enjoyable. California St in Mountain View has a lot of high density housing but there are single family homes behind many of the Apartments/Condominiums that are on California St.
Towards the north, the shopping center near San Antonio and California is going through a major re-build. Many/most of the homes on the "Palo Alto" side of San Antonio Rd (towards the SF Bay from Alma/Central) are Eichler homes, generally 3 or 4 bedrooms. Their rent would probably be out of your specified range but if you found a 2 bedroom it might be a very good match. San Antonio Rd would be an easy commute.
There are some small single story condominiums near the corner of Charleston and Middlefield Rd in Palo Alto which you could find appealing but they are seldom available.
Most of south Palo Alto has many Eichlers. There are a few 2 bedroom homes scattered throughout which might be in your rental range.
Downtown Mountain View near Castro St has quite a few newer townhomes and generally mixed older homes. Competition for rental housing near Google is getting quite intense.
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It is true that LA is becoming more Bike friendly by the day. More accomadations are being made on mass transit for bikes to be brought along. Many more miles of Bike lanes are being installed throughout the city including downtown. Dedicated bike baths have been put in alongside the LA River route. There is a new service in the works which will allow short term rentals of bicycles at 100's of locations thruout the city to get from one point to another.
And there are events being planned to promote the usage of bicycles several times during the year. Check out my Blog posting about CicLAvia at http://blairthompson.com/blog/?p=287
With the amazing weather we have it would be a waste to not take adavantage of the 2 wheeled form of eco transportation... more