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Sam Fakih

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Agent

7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

REALTOR/Broker Associate, Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate (11 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Advice

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Looking for summer rentals...Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, CA

Answer

There are many vacation rental sites to choose from, VRBO.com being one of the most common. You have the option of perusing any one of them and researching what's out there or you can contact a local real estate pro to help you out. Enjoy your stay here and Best of Luck!

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should I buy a house (townhome/duplex) with a cracked slab?

Answer

It sounds like you're on the right track as far as conducting the proper inspections but be sure to consult a reliable structural engineer with slab experience. Then the decision to purchase the property is yours, just remember that you'll have to disclosure all material facts when you sell it. 

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As Q4 arrives, the Encinitas Housing Market stays Strong

According to recent numbers by Zillow, although the Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes in Encinitas dropped 0.5% Month-over-Month, that number increased 6.4% Quarter-over-Quarter and shot Up 13.2% from last year. http://www.zillow.com/local-info/CA-Encinitas-home-value/r_45164/#metric=mt%3D34%26dt%3D2%26tp%3D4%26rt%3D7%26r%3D45164%252C96593%252C96580%252C96592%26el%3D0

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Does my lender have to call the listing agent?

Answer

It's fairly common practice in today's real estate market for the Listing Agent to request they speak with the Buyer's Lender to verify information. The Buyer is not required to give permission to the Lender to speak with the Listing Agent but in most cases will do so to provide better communication to all parties involved and possibly increase the Buyer's chances of getting a deal done with the Seller. 

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Recommendations for selling a newer manufactured home in Encinitas, CA

Response

I agree with Helen. Price has a lot to do with the number of showings a home receives while it's on the market (especially if it's "overpriced") but more important than Price, is Promotion! Marketing your home properly and Exposing the listing to the most Qualified Buyers and their Agents is extremely beneficial to the amount of Online traffic your listing will receive and in-turn the amount of actual showings as well. Then of course, more showings lead to more offers and put the Seller in a stronger negotiating position. 

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