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Kristin, Home Buyer in Foster City, CA
Kristin answered:
Is the Admiralty complex in foster city a good investment compared to other foster city projects?
Word on the street is the Admiralty has been struggling with a massive, over-budget construction project for quite a few years. They were apartments that converted to condos. They the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 12, 2015 Home Buying in Foster City
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Where do I get information about property auctions?
It appears that you may be a new investor. You really need to know what you are doing on auctions. For one thing these homes are "AS IS" and there is no legal recourse if you find you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Home Buying in 94404
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Appraisal Matches Offer Exactly?
Today with a relaxation in lenders they appraise at or below the accepted price. Appraisers says you can get homes at accepted price. I only had one in recent years saying it was worth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in 94404
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Looking for good school districts
Hi Vickwiz,

There certainly is a correlation between school APIs and the demand for a particular housing area. In this regard, I would suggest you take a look at www.SchoolAndHousing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2014 Home Buying in 94404
Joshua Marri…, Real Estate Pro in Keller, TX
Joshua Marriott answered:
Looking for a real estate agent,who can help to buy foreclosed home?
I'm not in your area but I can give you unbiased assistance and refer you to an agent experienced in foreclosures. Contact me if you're interested.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Zoey Tolu, Real Estate Pro in Foster City, CA
Zoey Tolu answered:
Does anyone know whats the HOA on 6106 Admiralty Ln Foster City, CA 94404? I'm looking at a 1b/1b.
Dear Ajuna,

The HOA amount in the Admiralties is based on the number of bedrooms at this time if I am not wrong it is in the high $500. They are set based on the number of bedrooms ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Zoey Tolu, Real Estate Pro in Foster City, CA
Zoey Tolu answered:
Which condo complex has a better reputation/resale value? Admiralty or the complex that is within the Beach Park Blvd-Compass Lane-FCB triangle?
I agree with the other agents responses on the fact that the Admiralties went through some major remodeling. The Admiralties always have been the lowest priced condos in Foster City. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Why is the HOA so high at the Admiralty complex?
As others have said the high dues is to pay for the great renovation job just completed. I have not reviewed the financials but I believe the increase actually is to replenish the rese ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Toby Crabtre…, Both Buyer and Seller in Tustin, CA
Toby Crabtreee answered:
Need help with location
Hey I would recommend you to get in touch with real estate agents. You can also take help from newspaper advertisements.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 18, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Robin Spaldi…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Robin Spalding Vaccaro answered:
Can someone explain the high HOA for condos in Promontory Point complex in Foster city.?
Hi Home Buyer -

During my 21 year real estate career on the peninsula, Promontory Point homeowners association has been in litigation twice with the developer over construction defe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in Foster City
Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee answered:
I am on a 5/1 ARM and was planning to move to 30 year fixed. My broker is good and has helped me get a good rate. But after Fed's announcement to keep
If your loan hasn't been funded I don't think any early payoff penalties could be applied but ask your loan agent.

You didn't provide many details about your ARM. You might be surpri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Foster City
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
I want to buy a home, but I can't afford one in Foster City, yet the schools are great here. How do I get out of my apartment?
There are many first time homebuyer programs available for families in the county of San Mateo. They offer down payment assistance.
You may qualify for those programs and you may be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Foster City
Zoey Tolu, Real Estate Pro in Foster City, CA
Zoey Tolu answered:
Are there any new houses in foster city..we prefer not so old houses, say 10-15 yrs old, any chance in this
Hi Am,
Being a Foster City Resident myself for over 20 years I can tell you, the newer houses that you will find in Foster City are at least 20 years old if not more. There is a whole ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in Foster City
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I need a quick rundown of neighborhoods in Sacramento and pricing in the sought-after family-friendly neighborhoods.
Consider researching areas of interest online and do visit more than once; also think about working with an agent of your own; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in 94404
Susan, Home Buyer in Highland, CA
Susan answered:
Can you put an offer on multiple REOs at the same time?
Hi Dina..My advice is you go through the listing agent only...They are eager to make a sale and they won't have to split the comission...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 23, 2011 Home Buying in Foster City
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
how to find good realtor helping in finding rental investment property in fostercity?
Hi Raj, I have a free email alert system you can use. It will send new listings that match your search criteria. As I mentioned its free and there is no obligation. You can sign off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94404
Darren95, Both Buyer and Seller in Foster City, CA
Darren95 answered:
Is Foster City a good area to invest in? What about Whisman Station in Mountain View?
Hi Janicee,

Foster City is really nice city to invest, and Whisman Station in Mountain View is really great place. I hope you will take a good decision.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in Foster City
Darren95, Both Buyer and Seller in Foster City, CA
Darren95 answered:
is it a wise choice to buy property in foster city knowing of the earthquake and flood zone danger?
Hi Berston,

Its up to you that what do you want, But I want to say that Foster City is a nice city and it really a beautiful city.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in Foster City
Brendan Aiel…,  in Burlingame, CA
Brendan Aiello answered:
what is 'shortsale subject to lender's permission?
Hi Gnparvate,

Everyone gave great sound definitions. However, always remember when buying short sales that their may be very good deals to be had that it takes a long time. Also, rem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in Foster City
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in 94010
The Laugesen Team answered:
Buying a single family house in foster city?
Dear Foster City home buyer,
Foster City students feed into Burlingame High School, Aragon High School, Hillsdale High School and San Mateo High School. All great and award winning sc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 3, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
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