Sadie,Just wondering how the house shopping worked out? Did you find your dream home yet?
You have many options. You can have the roof fixed prior to escrow closing, have an escrow hold back for the repairs or go FHA203.
I just moved back to Chino Hills after living in Rancho Cucamonga for 9 years! I love living and working in Chino Hills. Its centrally located to both Orange and LA counties. You don't have the strong winds that Rancho Cucamonga has or the smog that seems to linger at the foothills either. Chino Hills has amazing schools all rated 9 or higher and over all a safer, cleaner, much more beautiful city to live in. The only downside is it more expensive than Rancho Cucamonga but if price is the issue you might as well buy in Fontana.
This home has already closed escrow, however if you are still looking I specialize in Chino Hills. I live and work here and love it!
I believe it hit the market on 01/12/2010Not sure if it has any offers yet but if your interested I can find out for you.