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Anna  Hershey, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Anna Hershey answered:
What is the typical cost of remodeling per square foot, say if you want to add an extension to the existing home?
In California you are looking at $300 per square foot, cost will depend on your selection of materials, starting at $300 per Sq ft is realistic. You can spend much more, but if you st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in 94039
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Last week I wrote a blog about how a lender can derail a home sale. Today I want to write about how a lender made a Mountain View home sale happen. The lender is Lisa Austin with Bank of America. As… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 15, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View condos sell with multiple offers way over list… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View Condos sell with multiple offers way over list… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 4, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
Overall most Realtors are fantastic and many of the Realtors I work with I consider close friends.  After years in the trenches together you form a bond.  There are however some Realtors who as a lender… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 25, 2014 by Jennifer Beeston Market Conditions Home Buying Agent2Agent
Jennifer Bee…, Real Estate Pro in California
We are starting to see the flood gates open on creative financing which is great news for self employed borrowers.  I have a great new loan for self employed borrowers.  Below are the basic highlights. … Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 24, 2014 by Jennifer Beeston Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price.… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 20, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Hi, I am looking for a fixer upper in the mountain view area. Any fixer upper specialists in that area who can help us find the right home.?
Huey and Sam have both offered to assist you.
Be aware, the competition is very significant for real estate of this type. You are getting into this market about three years too late. H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 94040
John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Two days ago I wondered out loud whether the Silicon Valley real estate market was slowing.  After all, a few homes aren't selling as quickly as they might have earlier this year, and the open houses… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 9, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Check out Mountain View’s Monta Loma tract, just south of the former Hewlett-Packard Mayfield facility in Palo Alto. Architecturally it’s a sort of 7/8ths scale replica of South Palo Alto, all contemporaries… Read more
Blogged Sat Jul 19, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price.… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 10, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Long overshadowed by Palo Alto, but an attractive and vibrant city coming into its own. Has a little of downtown Palo Alto, a little of Palo Alto's Barron Park and a lot of Palo Alto's Midtown—plus a… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 24, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Buyer's Question : How serious should we take Drywood and Fungus/Dryrot? Opinions from Home Owners / Builders really appreciated
I agree that it is wise to address these issues now; they could become much more serious and costly if you wait. Also, you lender may insist that prior to obtaining your loan, you take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Lisa Aguilera, Real Estate Pro in Tracy, CA
The median home list price in Mountain House California in June 2014 is $499,950. That number is way up from the median home listing price of $318,000 in Mountain House in June 2009. That's an increase… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Lisa Aguilera Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Home sellers - Multiple offers. Wondering how home sellers handled multiple offers in California, in 2013? I thought this was a good piece of information: Thank you for reading, FrancisSilicon Valley real… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 12, 2014 by Francis Rolland General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Phil, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Phil answered:
Gables End Mt. View
MV, did you buy in the end? If you did, how do you feel about the situation now?
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
buyer doesn't cancel contract
Scott,
Your contract contains the answer to your question. If the answer isn't clear to you or your agent, get an attorney to review it. We don't have your contract and that is the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Mark DeWitt, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Mark DeWitt answered:
Do pre-approval letters still matter?
Hi melia ,

Yes, a lot of weight is given by the way your offer is written and the details of your pre-approval letter. We empower our clients by doing a few things that give our buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Five advantages to owning a home... To piggy-back on my last blog, I thought this blog post from Redfin  from April 21, 2014 was interesting.  It says it very well. Five advantages to owning a home:Your… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Francis Rolland Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Local real estate - some perspective. Here is a simple summary of what real estate did lately, and in the past few years, in the Counties of the Bay Area of San Francisco.  Coming directly from the MLS… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Francis Rolland General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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