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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
we need to remove a tree because it is against the house . Will the tree removal cause issues if we plan to add on in a few years.?
Hi,

I would ask a local inspector to look at it and ask the city as well.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2016 Remodel & Renovate in 94022
Buyer Los Al…, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Buyer Los Altos asked:
Which Bay Area markets do you recommend for flipping single family homes under future (next 12 month) market conditions? Wondering if there are any suitable markets in the peninsula or south bay. Many perceive risk at the higher price points. Also, there is a slow down in tech valuations and many cos are having…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2016 Market Conditions in North Los Altos
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Fire Place and Bath Tub- Does it affect resale value?
With at least 1 tub for the kids you are ok. 99% of us prefer showers but I have had a few clients walk out of a house for sale because there was not a master tub. That's is a bummer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2016 Home Buying in Los Altos
Tony, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Tony asked:
Will city of Los Altos consider putting fence or wall along Foothill Exp? Recently, there were two accidents, where cars slammed deep into people's backyard after knocking down the weak walls along Foothill Exp. These accidents can be deadly. Will the city…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Crime & Safety in 94024
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Can you get a mortgage for a condo that has no formal HOA?
Hi James,

I know you've probably already purchased, but just in case anyone is looking at this question...

A "condo" is the definition of a TYPE of ownership (airspace bounded by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94022
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
For this rental, $800 has to be a misprint unless it is rental of one room in an already occupied house. Can you clarify 170 Frederick Ct, Los Altos.?
Jjsonbell,
This home just sold for $2,413,500 on October 15th. What you found is a scam and you should go back to the listing and FLAG it immediately.
Rental scams are common here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 2, 2014 Rentals in North Los Altos
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Is Groveland Dr, Los Altos CA still available?
What address are you referring to and are you looking to purchase?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Foreclosure in Los Altos
Tony, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Tony answered:
Does a 5 bed room have better resell value than a 4 bed room for 2700 SQF house? We are planning a remolding project in LA.
As a buyer, I say a good easy flow and esthetically pleasing floor plan, and good lot location without any permanent defect that can't be fixed to due intrinsic location and city regula ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Selling in 94022
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Is a RedFin Agent or Discount Broker a Good Choice for the Savings?
Lots of answers here...but you get what you pay for:

Let me ask you a question. If Google could hire another person to do your same job for 1/2 (or less) than your current salary, e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Los Altos
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
How can this home be a short sell at list price of $2.5 million: https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Altos/462-Deodara-Dr-94024/home/776901
Tony: Not knowing the specifics of this person's situation, it does sound as if refinacing and pulling cash from the equity built in the property did occurr....in a BIG way!!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Los Altos
Jim & Jimmy…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Jim & Jimmy Nappo answered:
I look at the market trends Country Club neighborhood in Los Altos, and it looks like this area is declining. What happened?
In a rising tide such as we have had over the past 18 months, it floats all boats. The country club area is not for everyone because it is part of the county and has different rules an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Market Conditions in Los Altos
Jim & Jimmy…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Jim & Jimmy Nappo answered:
Selling home in the Bay Area - lowering low levels of radon - impact on future home sales
After selling hundreds of homes around the bay area, only one requested a Radon test and of course it came back negative. Radon is just not an issue this side of the Rockies.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Selling in Los Altos
Bob Gerughty, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Bob Gerughty answered:
is it a good idea to buy that lot listed on Plateau Ave Los Altos and build a house there?
Lot is land locked. An access road needs to be built, and utilities need to be brought in from the street. Must take into account these expenses if considering this lot. Also, the lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in 94024
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
Discount for homes in unincorporated Santa Clara County and homes with Cupertino Schools?
OK thanks. I wouldn't have thought the discount to be as you big as you reference (5-20%), but I haven't done the analysis.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Los Altos
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
No sidewalks, no street lights: positive, negative, or neutral to buyers?
It is just neutral. There are many different types of neighborhoods and people like different things. SO, people who like that that neighborhood will be fine with that kind of stuff. Em ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in Los Altos
Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee answered:
Los Altos remodeling, adding 700 sf on a 2100 sf house. how much will be property tax increase?
If your home is in a flood zone your addition is getting close to the percentage which requires the whole house to be brought up to current requirements to avoid/minimize flood damage. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Home Buying in Los Altos
pilajunk, Both Buyer and Seller in 95135
pilajunk answered:
Impact on home values: quality of the elementary, middle, or high school? Or some holistic view of the school district overall?
API scores does not necessarily only mean a school is good at "teaching", but it also has parents living in that neighborhood who care about academic education (API scores don't measure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in Los Altos
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