Vista, CA Real Estate News

By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Co-Signing Can Get You Into Trouble With Your Own Credit   I recently had a client who thought they had gold plated credit. They said they had  an 800+ credit rating and  had never been late or missed any payments on anything in their entire life. So I thought all was good and decided to move forward with them without an actual pre qual for the time being.   When we got to the offer stage on a property they wanted to purchase I told them that before we made an offer we should move forward with the pre qual. They seemed a little irritated and thought I didn't trust them but I told them that it would be bad for all parties should they make the offer, have it accepted and then find out they had a problem.   So they reluctantly filled out the credit app, submitted it to their lender who sai...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
 Factory Built & Panelized Construction Has Never Looked Better.             Let there be no doubt that the Factory Built Housing Industry has grown gradually but consistantly over the years. From Trailers to Mobile homes to Manufactured Homes, to Modular Homes to Prefabridated & Kit Homes the Factory Built Home segment is accounting for more than 10% of the total housing market in the US.          Prefabricated homes are gaining more advantage over site built homes for many of today's home buyers such as young folks trying to enter the housing market, newly married couples who wish to purchase their first hoe and particularly 77+- Baby Boomers who are starting to down size or choose a much more affordable and managable life style.     In recent post Great Recession years it appears tha...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
 Factory Built Kit Homes Can Be Minimized To fit Small   Spanish Eclectic       The beauty of Factory Built Kit Homes is there overall versatility of size, style and detail. Whether you want to max out your parcel with a large estate or perhaps just add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka "Granny Flat" on a property with a like yet miniaturized version of the architectural theme of the primary residence you can do it with ease with Factory Built Kits. At American Building Innovations (ABI) there is a complete staff of architects, engineers and technicians that can see your project through from beginning to end.    On site Chad of all Trades INC and On The Level General Contractors INC and their team of trained and experience field technicians can prep the site, build the infrastructure...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
An Exciting World Exists Within  The Walls of Panelized Construction     As a newly adopted partner of  American Building Innovation  my mission is to inform my sphere of influence in the Real Estate and Construction World of this unfolding and unprecedented paradigm of scientifically engineered and constructed building technology.   For those of you who are looking for fast, efficient, creative and cost effective ways to compete in today's World of construction and housing challenges be you a Real Estate Professional, Construction specialist, Developer or, ever more importantly a buyer and future property owner looking for the best bang for your buck, this series is a must read.     EXPERIENCE YOUR HOME IN 3D   We provide unprecedented visual insight into your future home. Beyond simpl...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Baby Boomers Wealth Transfer Paradigm Shift Into Family Trusts Booming       There's no doubt about it. We're an aging Nation much like the rest of the World. As of 2014 the US population has grown to 323,444,162. Baby Boomers represent 76.4 million of that total or roughly 26% of the US total population.   While it doesn't look like most Boomers will outlive their retirements. There is a growing movement towards establishing Family Trusts in order to protect what estates they have managed to accumulate and are attempting to pass on if they're lucky.   I often post on this subject as I for one at 69 definitely fit that profile. But more importantly I think it's important for the Real Estate World to know what the future trends seem to be heading to. It's safe to assume that many if not ...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
  The Many Benefits of Building   Kits vs. Site Built Contruction    If you've been following my posts on "FACTORY BUILT HOUSING" these past couple of weeks you've received a pretty thorough overview of everything from Travel Trailers to Park Models to Mobilehomes to HUD Manufactured Homes to Modular Homes and finally to the wide open World of  Pre Fabricated Construction be it residential, multi-family and even commercial.   As a newly adopted partner of  American Building Innovation  my mission is to inform my sphere of influence in the Real Estate and Construction World of this unfolding and unprecedented paradigm of scientifically engineered and constructed building technology.   For those of you who are looking for fast, efficient, creative and cost effective ways to compete in tod...
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By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Newly Remodeled 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Vista OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $399,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,598 sqft Location 1869 Watson WayVista, CA 92083USA Melissa Zavala Broadpoint Properties(760) 839-3838mrzavala@gmail.comhttp://www.servingsandiegocounty.com          Listed by: Broadpoint Properties Our recent listings Newly Remodeled 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in VistaHome for Sale in Fallbrook - 3 Bedrooms and a View2 Bedroom Mira Mesa Condo for SaleBeautiful 4+ Bedroom in CarlsbadDowntown Escondido Historic District Home for Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
New Homes for sale in Vista - Vista New Homes for sale There's only 2 new homes for sale in Vista Ridge. These homes have 2196 sq.ft. and feature 3 bedrooms and a loft and 4 bedrooms. Each home has solid granite countertops and a beautiful covered patio area in your quaint backyard. Homes are in Vista, CA on the north side of the 78. Access to freeway, shopping, restaurants and the beaches are within minutes of your home.            Give me a call if you've been searching for Vista new homes for sale. These 2 won't last long and it only takes $2500 to take it off the market. My direct line is 760-618-1490 Chris Whittaker         CA BRE# 01895376 www.NCSanDiego.com 760.618.1490 New England in my veins, San Diego in my soul.
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Vista CA Homes for Sale - Homes for Sale in Vista CA Whenever I have met a pilot on any airline, he has said he has or will retire in Vista, California. The tempratures here are the most temperate in the nation.   Even though Vista is located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, one of the main attractions is The Wave Water Park.   AND if it is cutlute you're seeking, check out the amazing professional productions at Moonlight Stage Productions.   And here is an example of just one of the homes for sale in Vista, CA.   Ready? Vista, CA has it all. And you could be one of the truly luck people to live here in Vista! If you're interested in homes in Vista California, give me a call.  I specialize in Vista. I've been an Realtor for 16 years and know I can help you get your dream home.  ...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
  1054 Woodcrest Lane Vista, CA 92081  $559,900 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,443 Sqr Ft, Vista Price Reduction You're going to love this immaculate home that looks like a model. Entertain all your friends and family in your large, private yard with beautiful hard-scape and landscaping. The bright and open floorplan features beautiful wood floors, upgraded kitchen counters and cabinets, plantation shutters, gorgeous built-in media cabinet, neutral custom paint, large bedrooms, and an awesome loft. Great location close to the 78, shopping, & restaurants. Located in San Marcos School District. No Mello Roos!   For more information on this home or the local Vista Market please call me at 619-822-5772 Click here for all the results  Search entire San Diego MLS for FREE at ...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
The Next Residential Housing Boom? Might Be In Your Own Back Yard!   "PRACTICAL HOUSING" FOR THE FUTURE?      With an excess of 77 million “Graying Baby Boomers” (1946 – 1965) in the final stretch, over 100 million X’rs (1966 – 1982) and the Y’rs (1983 to date) in the field of play “PRACTICAL HOUSING” just may be the Buzz Word for the foreseeable future.     Boomers are down-sizing for more practical and accessible single story homes that they can comfortably and safely navigate. Or they're vying for more modest "Multiple Seasonal Options" i.e. a 2nd or vacation home/s if they can afford them.   Xr’s are trying to figure out how to Xhale their “underwater mortgages” and still have enough left to Inhale a more modest and humble lifestyle.   While Yr’s are Y-ning because they can't affor...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Does Peaceful, Tranquil, Charming,   Rich, Safe & Diverse Appeal To You?     Are you looking for a great place to live and raise your family, take long walks or bike rides, be at your favorite surf break in less than 30 minutes, see the beautiful blue Pacific from your sun deck, become friends with nice neighbors and become a vital part of a great community?   We actually know our neighbors quite well as we've lived in the same home for the past 34 years. I can't count on one hand the number of folks who have moved out since we moved in and most have been here even before we moved in. Some since the 20's. The only way folks in my neighborhood seem to leave is boots up.        I also can't count on one hand the amount of folks that have divorced. Seems like the families who move into or ...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
  Information Regarding Mold   and Water Damage     As General and Manufactured Home Contractors, a Manufactured Home Dealer & Developer, Real Estate Broker and Expert Witness we have dealt with some pretty ugly Mold related issues over the years. We hope you find the following information useful and hope you never have to suffer the ravages of mold damage and its many ill effects, costs, inconveniences and even displacement.     The following FAQ's are from the  California Housing & Community Development's TITLE 25 Mobilehome Parks Act, Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL).   This is being presented in its unedited and    unabridged format with minor enhancements for   easier reading.   Skip to Main Content Contact HCD | Feedback/Comment | Subscribe to Email Lists Statewide search: Search th...
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By Kelly Swinney, Focused on What Matters to You
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/A California Home, Inc.)
Don't settle for less!  This beautiful home has 2,693 sf, 2 years young, nice upgrades, hardwood floors, granite, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, fireplace, large lot, view fencing with big views, in Vista, San Marcos school district, just 7 miles from the beach. The weather here is nearly perfect. Open the windows almost everyday. Breezes everyday. Go to the beach everyday... Orange tree, grapefruit tree, lemon tree, lime tree and apple tree. Heated spa, stamped concrete pad and fully landscaped yard. Perfect for entertaining. No mello roos!!! Developed by Watt Companies, with its tree-lined streets and pedestrian-friendly pathways, this is a community of 44 single family homes, located in North San Diego. Amber Woods neighbors shopping, schools, and entertainment. The homes featured three flo...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Always be respectful inside a homeowner's personal residence.  Do not touch things, do not sit on their furniture, do not open their refrigerator, and do not peek inside drawers, cupboards, or medicine chests.  Hopefully, you did not bring your children with you, but if you did, make sure they do not touch ANYTHING.  It is nearly impossible for children to keep their hands to themselves.  They just get so excited when they see new things, and cannot resist playing with them!If the residents have cats or dogs, be aware of the family’s wishes and be mindful not to let the pets go out of the house.  Otherwise, you may be chasing that dog down the street and trying to corral him back into the house.  Use the restroom before you leave the office to view houses, so you won’t have to use the r...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
  Guajome Park Academy Guajome Park Academy is now a K-12 school. Starting classes August 12th! GPA is a project based school pushing culture, hands on learning and the arts into the average school day.  Even though a public school, GPA has a small class setting with only 1500 students throughout the k-12 program. GPA also offers an Independent Study program for grades K-12. Guajome Park Academy facilities are new and clean, spread out with multiple class rooms, amphitheater, lunch area, and two-story GYM.   Since 1994 GPA has been welcoming students from diverse backgrounds, different personalities and wide ranged ethnicities to share the learning experience together. From exchange students, Cinco De Mayo days, and German, Spanish and International house your child will get a full unde...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Don't Go To Sleep & Never Wake Up Because You're Stupid!!   Did you know that more people have died in PRE HUD (Built before June 15, 1976) "Mobile Homes" & "Trailers? because they didn't take heed to the message below?   These old homes are like MATCH BOXES  waiting for someone to lite a match and throw it in the box.   Don't Go To Sleep & Never Wake Up Because You're Stupid!!     Call On Us Anytime To BE Your Go To Guys For   Information & Knowledge About   MANUFACTURED  HOMES          800 909-1110 JOHN ARENDSEN 760 815-6977 onthelevel@cox.net   Scott Arendsen 760 415-1923   scottarendsen@mac.com JANIS ARENDSEN 760 415-1982
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Just Love Them Dishes In The Tub!   Another very important repost by Donald Hester.  Rub a dub dub... about them dishes in the tub!    BY DONALD HESTER Home Inspector with NCW Home Inspections, LLC EMAIL  SHORT URL              Share: June 26, 2014 06:24 AM Rub a dub dub... about them dishes in the tub! Douglas County Home Inspections   Okay here another thought for all of us out in Home Inspection land and Real Estate professional.   With the new version of the Electrical Code the outlet for the dishwasher will have to be GFCI protected, this does not mean just a receptacle, and outlet from Article 100 is, "A point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment." Which means receptacle outlet, lighting outlet, or hardwired. Per NEC 210.8 Ground-Fault Ci...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Home > Blogs > Debbie Laity > Debbie Laity's Blog What is the Difference Between a Manufactured Home and a Modular Home    This is a repost by Debbie Laity. As a Manufactured Home Dealer, Contractor and installer and as a Real Estate Broker specializing in the Factory Built Housing Industry I was very impressed with Debbie's overall knowledge of this very complex and controversial industry. This post will definitely clear up any mis understandings about this industry.   BY DEBBIE LAITY Real Estate Agent with Cedaredge Land Company EMAIL  SHORT URL              Share: March 10, 2013 10:00 AM What is the Difference Between a Manufactured Home and a Modular Home? Both types of construction can be found in Colorado. As a real estate agent, I hear people using the terms interchangeably all ...
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