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#16 Suburban Pool Service

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE(Darthvader @ Nov 24 2008, 11:07 AM) View Post
Search for the highest #'s of forclosures/zip code and you'll see Rancho right up there at the top, consider this before you buy there.



Not getting on you but I don't see how this info is relevant to anything? There are Foreclosures everywhere? In every city in California. So why not live in Arden Park or off American River drive or La Riviera? You will likely not see any Bank Owned homes because those are more or less older retired residents. I'm currently working on four Bank Owned properties in Folsom, with two coming on line in a week and another two in Serrano right now, I will tell you first hand the reason these homes are not in the media as much are because Folsom/EDH is still highly desirable and as soon as one goes Bank Owned or Short Sale it gets gobbled up fast. The last three bank owned cleanups we've done sold within a week or two in Folsom. In contrast I still have bank owned properties I've been maintaining in Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove for eight to twelve months and some of those homes are bigger and sit on more land and need less work in some cases.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Suburban Pool Service @ Nov 24 2008, 11:25 AM) View Post
Not getting on you but I don't see how this info is relevant to anything? There are Foreclosures everywhere? In every city in California. So why not live in Arden Park or off American River drive or La Riviera? You will likely not see any Bank Owned homes because those are more or less older retired residents. I'm currently working on four Bank Owned properties in Folsom, with two coming on line in a week and another two in Serrano right now, I will tell you first hand the reason these homes are not in the media as much are because Folsom/EDH is still highly desirable and as soon as one goes Bank Owned or Short Sale it gets gobbled up fast. The last three bank owned cleanups we've done sold within a week or two in Folsom. In contrast I still have bank owned properties I've been maintaining in Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove for eight to twelve months and some of those homes are bigger and sit on more land and need less work in some cases.

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I think Rancho is the "sleeper area" of the region...

The reason they became a city was to better manage the "code enforcement" for many of the "rentals" in the area...

They got absolutely fed up with the decay and lack of maintenance.. which then would bring in the busted windows...the junked cars sitting on jacks in the driveway or parked on the front yard grass...

They were fed up with the lack of law enforcement.. the run down roads etc... and now...?

Take a drive down Folsom Blvd from Mather Field and you'll see that they are fixing up that street that will eventually have a nice tree canopy.. they working to clean up some of the run down business centers... and they are going after "absentee" landlords that don't maintain their properties...

Are there some "sh*tty" areas... yea... but there's enough area left that they won't impact you... at least not anymore than if you lived in Folsom and have your car broken into because you left it parked at night in the driveway...

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 11:12 PM



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We bought a beautiful brand new home here in sunridge park. i weighed all the things mentioned here looked up future planning for the area..looked at pollutant maps and chose. It's very quiet. We still have equity. It's all new so everyone loves their homes and it shows. Most of sunridge was bought after the bad loans so there aren't many forclosures. I commute to edh and folsom daily but we are close to sac area too. I love it.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 11:17 PM

[quote name='EDF' date='Dec 6 2008, 09:41 AM' post='292594']
I think Rancho is the "sleeper area" of the region...

I agree here' Rancho was wise in it's future planning' it has a budget surplus, the same schools in mather as Folsom. anatolias school is nice.It's super convenient to go up the hill or down. I think in 10 years this area will boom..though I secretly hope not.I like the cows. I want to see them grow 2 heads...lol

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:36 PM

What's so nice about a home near the most toxic superfund in CA? Aerojet water; no thanks! Not to mention Mather Field and one of the worst ghettos in Sacto in the background....Nothing nice about that...
I rather have a piece of crap house in the oldest part of Folsom, than a 4,000 sq. ft Mc Mansion in Rancho Cordova...No matter how you slice it, it's Ranch Cordova, not Folsom...It doesn't have the same feel or even clean water IMHO...
Folsom and EDH are more desirable and you don't fear for your life at the grocery store after dusk....
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (asbestoshills @ Dec 28 2008, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's so nice about a home near the most toxic superfund in CA? Aerojet water; no thanks! Not to mention Mather Field and one of the worst ghettos in Sacto in the background....Nothing nice about that...
I rather have a piece of crap house in the oldest part of Folsom, than a 4,000 sq. ft Mc Mansion in Rancho Cordova...No matter how you slice it, it's Ranch Cordova, not Folsom...It doesn't have the same feel or even clean water IMHO...
Folsom and EDH are more desirable and you don't fear for your life at the grocery store after dusk....


You are entitled to your opinion and your Folsom/ EDH "elitist" smug. But IMO it's comments like stated in your response that has taken the "down home" feel of Folsom away from the way it was in the 1980's & 1990's when I grew up there. I'm 30 years old today, and when I married my wife two years ago we needed a place, I needed to store various equipment that can't be stored at an apartment complex per se and the most affordable home in Folsom that we could find at the time (circa 2007) was a 1200 sq/ft 3br, 3ba home built in the 50's off wales listed at $425K way out of our "first time buying budget". Nothing wrong with that area, it's just the home prices were astronomical for what you got. Needless to say we settled on a a brand new 2K sq/ft Elliott home in the Stone Creek development with a warranty for more than $100K less than the cheapest home in Folsom in 2007. My point is not to start an argument, but to remind you some people like the OP and my self could have been and still doing the best we can or could at the time. My wife and I feel blessed that we actually have a roof over our heads in this day and age. Call it the ghetto, undesirable, bad water etc...if you will but we love our home to pieces have and no problems with any of the issues you mentioned.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

I sat on a board with charitable organization in Rancho Cordova the past couple of years. I got to know quite a few community members. Some were born there, raised families there, and would never leave. They love their home town.

It's not all ghetto and hazardous waste.


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

I disagree...You can build a mansion on sand and it doesn't change the fact that it's built on sand....Do I have to remind u that some of the companies in Rancho changed to bottled water when a statistically high rates of rare cancers were found...No thanks...I don't want to wait 30 years when the EPA proves there was a cancer cluster from the perchlorate in the water...I knew enough young people that got cancer when working there....It was crazy..One friend got tongue cancer and died a year later; she worked in that building for 14 years and drank the water there everyday....And at least 10 people I know got rare cancers in the three buildings that I worked in....This was a span over 5 years...Drink bottled water....

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (asbestoshills @ Feb 11 2009, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I disagree...You can build a mansion on sand and it doesn't change the fact that it's built on sand....Do I have to remind u that some of the companies in Rancho changed to bottled water when a statistically high rates of rare cancers were found...No thanks...I don't want to wait 30 years when the EPA proves there was a cancer cluster from the perchlorate in the water...I knew enough young people that got cancer when working there....It was crazy..One friend got tongue cancer and died a year later; she worked in that building for 14 years and drank the water there everyday....And at least 10 people I know got rare cancers in the three buildings that I worked in....This was a span over 5 years...Drink bottled water....

Yet you aren't concerned about the asbestos in asbestoshills?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:50 PM

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Yet you aren't concerned about the asbestos in asbestoshills?


Brilliant Steve! I have been sitting here reading Asbestos Hills snarky replies and thinking the exact same thing myself!!!

As she said:
"I don't want to wait 30 years when the EPA proves there was a cancer cluster from the perchlorate in the water..."

How about replacing that with.....

asbestos particles in the rocks...

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (EAH @ Feb 11 2009, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brilliant Steve! I have been sitting here reading Asbestos Hills snarky replies and thinking the exact same thing myself!!!

As she said:
"I don't want to wait 30 years when the EPA proves there was a cancer cluster from the perchlorate in the water..."

How about replacing that with.....

asbestos particles in the rocks...


I'm not one to throw punches but it just seemed like asbestoshills was just taking an opportunity to be little anyone less fortunate than themselves. It's the same smug that one whom feels high and mighty in their BMW (Folsom) as they look down on the guy in the Hyundai (Rancho Cordova). I will be the first one to admit there are things I don't like about my neighborhood & community. Example unlike my neighborhood in Lexington Hills where I grew up, neighbors would come over, have a beer with you in the garage, have you over for dinner, wave as you drive down the street etc... never hesitate to come over and ask to borrow some ketchup, milk or four, you never worried who your kids were playing with etc.. In my Stone Creek neighborhood nobody knows any of their neighbors, when people come home they don't wave and they shut their garage door before their car barely clears the door. We accidentally received a neighbors mail and my wife went down the street to return it, she said the guy that answered the door was rude, un appreciative that she brought his mail to him and was very quick to shut the door.

Believe me I get why people love Folsom & EDH. My folks bought their home in Folsom when it was **cough** cheap, I don't know how most young families like myself can afford affluent communities like Folsom, EDH, Granite bay in today's times. Everyone has to start somewhere and that's why I get offended when people make comments like the ones mentioned in this thread. I personally could never tell someone in person, or on any forum that where they live, reside and raise their family is inferior to another, "undesirable" or a "Ghetto". I would hate to think asbestoshills would turn down a nice dinner at a friend or family members home in Rancho Cordova being that it is A) Out of her Folsom "Safe Haven" B) Could get some sort of cancer from radioactive Aerojet ground water C) In the Ghetto.


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:34 PM

Good point Steve, and remember all of my posts about the threat of NOC asbestos? There is ALWAYS a problem when you see the EPA...By the time the EPA comes in you can pretty much guarantee that whatever they found is bad, very bad.....
Folsom and EDH have this kind of asbestos with most of it being in the newer Empire Ranch area and the new Parkway ...The new Vista h. school had issues I believe and also many areas of EDHs....It will be years before you see the effects of it...

NOW for Suburban...sorry you are so emotional about one of the most toxic sites called Rancho Cordova. I can't believe how many people I knew who worked for years in Rancho Cordova and some lived there who got cancer....It was crazy....Now, this was ten years ago when they were sending warning letters of the perchlorate and which wells had to be put off line. You can put your head in the sand all you like but it doesn't change the toxic effects of a supefund site. It will take hundreds of more years for perchlorate to go through Rancho, then Fair Oaks on it's way thru Carmichael and down South poisoning all who drink it....There are plumes of the stuff and I'm sorry you live in a SUPERFUND site, but it's true. Now, the ghetto part is true to for the most part...There are new areas that don't have as much crime and it has more of an Elk Grove feel to it, but if you build in a bad area, don't be surprised if the crime rate is higher...That's a fact. I'm not sure what BMWs you are talking about, but most of my friends drive older cars that are paid for and many spend a higher percentage on housing to live in the area..I know people who live in less costly areas such as Rancho and they have more disposable income. It's a choice...Some people choose to buy clothes from Walmart , some choose Versace and some chose something in between...It's your life...If you don't like where you live, move.
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:43 PM

How's Rancho Cordova neighborhood & communities these days?

 

Elliot Homes Trentino at Stone Creek vs. Lennar Cypress Point at Kavala Ranch



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 07:41 PM

How's Rancho Cordova neighborhood & communities these days?

 

Elliot Homes Trentino at Stone Creek vs. Lennar Cypress Point at Kavala Ranch

What do you mean?


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