Come see this turnkey 3 bedroom/2 full bathroom condo Saturday, 2/17 during the open house from 12 to 4 with its own private patio/yard. This is the largest floor plan in the complex with stainless appliances, laminate flooring, central air conditioning, wood burning fireplace, 1 carport space (w/storage) & 1 permanent guest space. Patio leads to a quiet open field. This complex has everything you need: pool, spa, tennis courts, grassy park and BBQ's! Minutes to the 94 freeway, Rancho San Diego Towne Center, Cuyamaca College and so much more!
2914 Anawood Way is listed by Rachel Zazzera. For more information, Rachel Zazzera can be contacted by phone 510.409.3489 or email email@example.com. DRE # 01925193
There are many ideas of what makes up the perfect home and perfect neighborhood. There is no right or wrong answer but there are definitely tradeoffs that need to be made based on your desired living situation.
62% of millennials and 55% of the silent generation (those born 1925 - 1945) would rather live in an area that is walkable and an area that offers a shorter commute to work. This means they are willing to give up living in a detached single-family home or maybe even continue to rent. They essentially pay more for the location versus the size of the home.
55% of gen x-ers and baby boomers have more desire to live in a larger home, take a longer commute and do not mind driving to amenities. These neighborhoods tend to be quieter and lined with predominantly homes rather than businesses.
Having children makes the biggest difference as to whether or not a family chooses to live in a walkable community versus a more suburban living. 60% of people with school-age children prefer a large home (most likely detached single-family) with a yard. In general, 53% of people would prefer to live in areas where the homes have smaller yards but are in walkable areas.
Overall, if you choose to live in a walkable neighborhood, plan on having little to no yard, and a smaller home. If you choose to live away from businesses and a neighborhood that is not walkable, you can choose to have a larger home and yard.
No real estate transaction is perfect and no matter how smoothly you think the process may go, there is usually some kind of hick-up along the way. Many of the problems will be out of your control, but almost always, there is a way to make everything right.
Here is a list of the top 5 common problems when it comes to closing the deal:
1. Financing- It is always important to get pre-approved when getting ready to shop for a home. This is important to for many reasons but mainly to see what you can afford and to show sellers that you are a serious/ready buyer. With a pre-approval, the lender collects a lot of information about you to obtain the amount you can afford. Some of these items include W-2's or any other income for the past 2 years, copy of bank statements, etc. Even after collecting all of this information, once you get into an escrow, there are other things that come up that the lender asks for. The lender receives a copy of the contract that you submit to the seller, and based off of the contract, the lender may need additional information or have issues with what is written in the contract. Most of the time, the issues related to financing occur at a point while you are in escrow and not during the initial pre-approval process.
2. Appraisal- Another part of the financing issue specifically deals with the appraisal value. When taking a loan on a home, the lender will always require an appraiser to inspect the home and give their opinion on the value. In a market like we are experiencing today, buyers are continually placing bids on homes that are extremely over the asking price and in some cases, over the homes value. When appraisals come in lower than what the agreed purchase price is on the home, lenders will not lend the full purchase price. The lender will only lend up to the appraised value. It will be up to the buyers to come up with the difference in appraisal value and offered purchase price. This is normally very difficult to do, because this amount is on top of the amount of money the buyer is already putting down (i.e. 20%, 10%, etc).
3. Home Inspection- A home inspector checks the entirety of a home at the surface level and gives a general idea of any issues that they may find. This meaning, a home inspector is not an expert on all things that a home is made of. Example, if the home inspector thinks the roof of a home is slightly aged, he/she will state in the report that a roof contractor will need to give their own opinion. Once the home is checked out and the buyers are ready to submit their "request for repairs", it is difficult to come to an agreement between buyer and seller as to what the sellers will fix and/or give credit for.
4. Title- In California, a title report is always requested and should be investigated by all parties to the transaction. The title report shows if there are any liens on a home, who actually has ownership of the home, any easements on a property, etc, etc. A buyer will want to make sure the title report comes out clean (all liens paid off, the actual owner signing off on the purchase agreement) prior to taking ownership of the home.
5. Contingencies- There is a count down of days for buyers to perform their due diligence to see if they actually want to proceed with purchasing a home. Contingencies include but are not limited to: inspection, appraisal and loan. All contingencies need to be removed prior to closing escrow. If buyers fail to remove any one contingency, it can hold up the close. Buyers would normally remove contingencies after certain expectations are met (i.e. the buyer performs all inspections, the appraisal comes back at the purchase price, and the loan clears with no conditions).
10 Fun Things to Do in San Diego in February 2018
1. 2018 Cardiff Kook Run
The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and costume contest.
Date/Time: Feb 4, 2018/7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: 5K - $46 | 10K - $56
Location: 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 For info. visit Cardiff Kook Run
2. XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run
The XTERRA Trail Run Series at Mission Trails Regional Park 15k course.
Date/Time: Feb 4, 2018/8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mission Trails Regional Park - Equestrian Cir., Santee, CA 92071 For info. visit Mission Gorge Trail Run
3. Stone Super Sunday CELLARbration
Oldest, rarest and last kegs to KICKOFF a day of epic verticals
Date/Time: Feb 4, 2018/10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $30 DD | $55 General Admission
Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106 For info. visit CELLARbration
4. Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego
Women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon
Date/Time: Feb 10, 2018/6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: South Shores Park - 1775 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 For info. visit Mermaid Half Marathon
5. Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Date/Time: Feb 10 - Feb 25, 2018/10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: Included with park admission
Location: SeaWorld San Diego - 500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 For info. call 619-222-4732 or visit Lunar New Year @ SeaWorld
6. Escondido Chocolate Festival
“For The Love of Chocolate” festival.
Date/Time: Feb 10, 2018 / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $35 until 2/9/18; $45 At will call.
Location: Historic Downtown Escondido - 198 Maple St Plaza, Escondido, CA 92025 For info. visit Chocolate Festival Escondido
7. Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras
Date/Time: Feb 13, 2018 / 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: E St & Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 For info. visit Mardi Gras Gaslamp
8. San Diego Pet Expo
Date/Time: Feb 17 - Feb 18, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 For info. visit San Diego Pet Exop
9. Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair
Date/Time: Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: refer to website
Location: S.D. Chinese Historical Society & Museum - 404 3rd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 For info. call 619-338-9888 or visit Chinese New Year Fair
10. San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Date/Time: Feb 24, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park - 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 For info. visit San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Photo by Jason Blackeye
If you have been shopping for a new home, chances are, the only time you are free to look at homes is outside of regular business hours. Check-out the tips below to avoid buying a home that you will regret.
1. Nighttime Atmosphere:
- How is the parking situation?
- Are their street lights present?
- Do you feel comfortable walking in front of your home alone?
2. The Commute:
- Are you driving in the direction of traffic?
- What is your travel time to and from work?
3. Homeowners Association Rules:
- Are you allowed to have short term rentals?
- Can you have a BBQ on your patio?
- Where can you park your car?
- What hours is your fitness center open?
- Is water included in your HOA fees?
- Many, many more questions to review in your HOA documents
4. Specialty Inspections:
Home inspectors give you a general/surface level inspection of the home. If the inspector note's something that is not correct, they will have you see a specialist for more information. Some common specialty inspections include:
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Septic Tank
- Solar Panels
- and many, many more!
Make sure to do all of your homework prior to buying your new home. Wouldn't it be nice if potential buyers were able to spend a night in their future home before actually purchasing it? This is how much research you really need to do prior to signing off all of your contingencies. Make sure you observe a potential new home in the morning, at night, on the weekend and if possible, on a holiday.