Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Investing,CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/CA/home-buying-investing/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Advice on buying an investment property in San Diego http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-buying-an-investment-property-in-San-Diego/564057/ I am looking to buy an investment property in San Diego. Budget- 250K<br/>Currently, what would be good areas for future potential growth and good rental returns. I am looking for an annual return of 8-10%.<br/>I am also open to suggestions for other areas&nbsp;outside San Diego.<br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Advice-on-buying-an-investment-property-in-San-Diego/564057/ 2014-10-23T22:38:00Z How to get closed Comps in a specific area in Ontario http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-closed-Comps-in-a-specific-area-in-Ontario/563882/ All, Can someone advise how to get access to&nbsp;closed Comps in a specific area in Ontario<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-closed-Comps-in-a-specific-area-in-Ontario/563882/ 2014-10-22T15:32:00Z Need first time investment advice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-first-time-investment-advice/548675/ I currently am serving some time in the army, jumping out of planes and all that soldier stuff. Recently I have come to terms with an interest in investing into my future. It would help secure myself and help me support my dad who is about to retire, as well as give him a second job during his retirement. I am deployed at the moment and my starting point is lots of reading about positively geared property. I would like my first property to bring in a steady cash flow. I really need help organizing the steps I need to take to get this goal accomplished. The limit I have put on spending is 200K and the areas would be Costa Mesa, Anahiem, Grand Terrace or any other nicer Orange county area.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-first-time-investment-advice/548675/ 2014-07-07T05:01:00Z How can I find the highest grossing real estate agents in Orange County, CA? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-highest-grossing-real-estate-agents-in-Orange-County-CA/272486/ I am an active&nbsp;investor and need a good agent that is knowledgeable regarding 1031 exchanges and puchasing homes for investment purposes. Any recommendations or is there a way to query the highest grossing <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">real estate agents</a> in Orange County, California?<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-highest-grossing-real-estate-agents-in-Orange-County-CA/272486/ 2009-08-26T18:08:00Z Buying home in Garanda hills or Tarzana? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-home-in-Garanda-hills-or-Tarzana/554679/ We are planning to buy a home about 500-600k, but we are not sure whether to buy our first home in Granada hills or Tarzana! Any advice (i.e. crime, community, value, and future appreciation) would be appreciated.<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-home-in-Garanda-hills-or-Tarzana/554679/ 2014-08-13T21:32:00Z is it a good idea to buy a condo in MDR? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-a-good-idea-to-buy-a-condo-in-MDR/557401/ I'm moving to the west side, and considering Marina Del Rey as my neighborhood for the foreseeable future. &nbsp;I can afford to buy a condo for the same (monthly) rate that I would be renting. &nbsp;My question is this: is MDR a good place to buy a condo? &nbsp;Are there any drawbacks? Am I not thinking this through?<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-a-good-idea-to-buy-a-condo-in-MDR/557401/ 2014-09-01T02:07:00Z past home value http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/past-home-value/385373/ 6 replies Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/past-home-value/385373/ 2011-02-10T19:04:00Z Should I buy a condo as an investment not and delay my plane of buying SFH for myself? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-buy-a-condo-as-an-investment-not-and-delay-my-plane-of-buying-SFH-for-myself/558627/ Hi,<br/><br/>I want to buy a SFH(single family home) but I'm not in rush.<br/>I was thinking, to buy a condo first and do not move in, instead rent it out. If I move in, I'll be relaxed and I'll not buy SFH for years. I was thinking to buy condo, put it on rent and in 1-2 years by a SFH for myself.<br/><br/>In this way, with a payment of say 70K-80K, I can start building equity, put that condo on rent and payoff the mortgage. In parallel start saving for SFH and buy it in 1-2 years.<br/><br/>Can anyone comment on my plan please? Please let me know pros and cons of doing this.&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-buy-a-condo-as-an-investment-not-and-delay-my-plane-of-buying-SFH-for-myself/558627/ 2014-09-09T20:56:00Z is it a good investment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-a-good-investment/556694/ Hello Experts<br/>So I have an investment opportunity infront of me, and seeking guidance from you all to see if it seems like a viable one. <br/>The price I am able to get the property is 850k, of which I would be taking around 600k loan and putting 250k cash as down payment. <br/><br/>Now I did the math, and my monthly cost would be around ~4200 (2950- P&amp;I, 850-Prop Tax, 400-HOA and Insurance). The property is already rented out and claiming around 5200 rent per month. That would leave me being $1000 cash flow positive as well. <br/><br/>The price-to-rent ratio is coming to 13.6. In the investment world is this considered as a good investment? What else should I consider? Should I consider doing a different type of loan instead of 30 yr fixed. Keep in mind I generally like to make an investment and keep it, unless there is a strong reason to sell. <br/><br/>Thoughts?<br/>R<br/><br/><br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-a-good-investment/556694/ 2014-08-27T00:49:00Z We were interested in purchasing a used mobile home to put on our property. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-were-interested-in-purchasing-a-used-mobile-home-to-put-on-our-property/552549/ Are mobile homes sold and moved out of mobile home parks?<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-were-interested-in-purchasing-a-used-mobile-home-to-put-on-our-property/552549/ 2014-08-01T04:28:00Z Realtors with real estate investing experience in Greater Los Angeles, CA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtors-with-real-estate-investing-experience-in-Greater-Los-Angeles-CA/552449/ Hi <br/><br/>My husband and I have started to get into real estate investment and are still relatively new. We gotten some education and training, researched and studied on our own as well. We want to focus on the area of Monrovia, Los Angeles (Glassell Park, Mt. Washington, and Eagle Rock), and other up and coming areas, so is hoping to find local realtor with investing experience and knowledge of the area to work with. <br/>We are looking to build a long term relationship with a realtor who is patient in working with and educating new/novice investors.<br/><br/>If this is something in your area that interests you, please let me know.<br/><br/>Thanks!<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtors-with-real-estate-investing-experience-in-Greater-Los-Angeles-CA/552449/ 2014-07-31T17:55:00Z how do I look up duplex property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-look-up-duplex-property/551350/ 3 replies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-look-up-duplex-property/551350/ 2014-07-25T18:12:00Z how do i search for income properties? thanks geoff http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-search-for-income-properties-thanks-geoff/550276/ 1 reply Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-search-for-income-properties-thanks-geoff/550276/ 2014-07-19T03:39:00Z what is the COMPS for 60 Iron Horse Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-COMPS-for-60-Iron-Horse-Ln-Walnut-Creek-CA-94597/550641/ 2 replies Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-COMPS-for-60-Iron-Horse-Ln-Walnut-Creek-CA-94597/550641/ 2014-07-21T21:33:00Z want to buy home that i can sell in 5-10 yrs for profit. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/want-to-buy-home-that-i-can-sell-in-5-10-yrs-for-profit/549225/ im looking to purchase my first home very soon, im looking for something thats nice for me and my wife but that will appreciate in about 5-10yrs to sell for profit so we can buy dream home.&nbsp;<br/><br/>my questions is - is it better to buy home with more sqft inside house or is it better to buy a house with more sqft in total land.&nbsp;<br/><br/>for example im looking at home that has 1300 sqft on a 6000sqft lot vs a home that is 1000sqft on a 8000 sqft lot.&nbsp;<br/><br/>what can help the home appreciate in value for sale in future?<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/want-to-buy-home-that-i-can-sell-in-5-10-yrs-for-profit/549225/ 2014-07-10T22:49:00Z Lots for sale in Mountain Center, CA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lots-for-sale-in-Mountain-Center-CA/542949/ We are interested in purchasing a lot to put our travel trailer on for only about 3-4 months out of the year. Is this allowed on lots in Mountain Center?<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 28 May 2014 17:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lots-for-sale-in-Mountain-Center-CA/542949/ 2014-05-28T17:59:00Z Need to find a loan, A WIN-WIN for ALL. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-find-a-loan-A-WIN-WIN-for-ALL/542863/ I am looking for a loan of approx. 80K. This is to purchase a home appraised at 410K.I have a poor credit score but it's on the rise. The bank is foreclosing on it but I have the chance to purchase it from the owner for a little over what is owed the bank(59K).The owner is willing to carry a second for the balance while I increase my credit score to get a better interest rate for the loan. Any takers? It's a 4b/3ba, 2457sq ft, formal living,formal dining,kitchen opens to great room w/rock fireplace, solar heated pool, jacuzzi, 2 car garage.. Nice Place.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 28 May 2014 07:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-to-find-a-loan-A-WIN-WIN-for-ALL/542863/ 2014-05-28T07:49:00Z Is there any programs to help buy a house ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-programs-to-help-buy-a-house/542775/ I also would want to make an appointment to see some houses.<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 27 May 2014 20:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-programs-to-help-buy-a-house/542775/ 2014-05-27T20:52:00Z Spain real estate, still a good investment opportunity? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Spain-real-estate-still-a-good-investment-opportunity/537955/ <p class="MsoNormal">During last year 2013 &nbsp;I have been working with investors targeting the Spain market. They were taking advantage of the low prices due to the economic crisis there, sometimes 50% discounted. Mostly sea front properties, historical buildings and premium properties in the cities.</p><p class="MsoNormal">After some Chinese investments late last year and Goldman Sachs investments in Madrid we are seeing price reach bottom and to start to increase.</p><p class="MsoNormal">I am a real state consultant and I would like to know the opinion of the realtors dealing with international real state investors and consumers buying in those markets.</p><p class="MsoNormal">What do you see in the market? Still strong interest in overseas investment and places like Spain?</p><p class="MsoNormal">I appreciate your comments.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Xavier</p><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Spain-real-estate-still-a-good-investment-opportunity/537955/ 2014-04-25T16:32:00Z How do I find a duplex ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-duplex/540575/ 2 replies Tue, 13 May 2014 18:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-duplex/540575/ 2014-05-13T18:23:00Z