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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections
Your agent is giving you bad advice. Hire your own inspector. It doesn't matter what's customary in your area..protect yourself.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the ... more
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Rina Shaikh-…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rina Shaikh-Lesko asked:
Current practices on seller vs buyer home inspections Hi all,

I'm am trying to get a handle on how home inspections are usually handled in our crazy Bay Area market. Seems like it's something a lot of sellers do before listing,…
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2016 Home Buying in 95125
Hatham, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Hatham answered:
I'm a buyer and my real estate agent gave me a portion of her commission. She also sent me a 1098 recently. Is this taxable?
hi im a buyer and my real estate agent wrote in the contract that he will provide me with x amount of money and that credit is subject to lender approval.
if the lender do not approve ... more
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Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Any Russian Speaking agents out there?
I would be more than happy to refer you to one of my preferred agents that speaks Russian.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
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Dale A., Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Dale A. answered:
How far from a major highway is good enough for a house?
Marketing, public opinions or personal choice, it's up to you. A savy realtor, who asked where I was from, learned that I grew up near the ocean. Later she showed me a property of inter ... more
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Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
Want to purchase and occupy as primary residence a duplex with one unit occupied. How to deal with tenants?
Do you currently have a real estate agent?

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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
In our area of Southern California we have many Asian agents. We have been told that when a house is sold by these agents, a "kickback" is given back.
No it is not legal to give "undisclosed" kick backs. While it is true the Asian and Middle Eastern culture is much more conducive to kick backs, I see them as a group moving away from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2016 Home Buying in 95141
 Mark, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Mark answered:
what is the average realtor fee in my area?
The best way to find out the going real estate commission rate is to put the Realtor fees on the open market and let the Agents bid your commission rate. Commission fees are negotiable ... more
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Andrei Apostu, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Andrei Apostu answered:
do i need a buyer agent when buying a new home from a builder? what is the advantage and disadvantage?
Definitely YES. The first thing you have to understand is that the agents at the sales office WORK FOR THE BUILDER. Nothing wrong with that, it's a job I would proudly accept if it woul ... more
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Heather.laur…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Heather.lauren answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
Space rent on these 55 and older communities is such an absolute joke it doesn't matter where you go rather California Las Vegas Florida Arizona at the space rent is absurd and it goes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Derek Jones answered:
Can a buyer represent himself in CA without being a licensed BRE?
I'm not sure what the previous agent is talking about with it not being legal or proper but yes you can represent yourself and buy a home without an agent. People unknowingly do it all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2016 Home Buying in 95135
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How to come up with earnest money and how much for san jose ca?
If you don't have the enough money then I would suggest that you save up first. Have you talked to a lender yet?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2016 Home Buying in 95122
MJ, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
MJ asked:
Can I get a down payment assistance program to finance a 100% for a manufactured home in a park? I was approved for calhfa but I don't think this loan program allows manufactured homes in parks. Is there any loan with down payment assistance that does? It would be for the san jose…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Can you keep a well maintained boat in your carport in a Mobile home park?
Most likely not. Some have a specific parking lot for vehicles, boats under s specific dims,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Rich Reed answered:
What is best when it comes to writing a letter to the seller when making and offer?
Handwritten letters make a stronger impact, if as you said, your handwriting is very nice. My handwriting is not so good, so I would have to "type" it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2016 Home Buying in 95123
Roland Barcos, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Roland Barcos answered:
Home listed with hardwood floor. Got into contract. Later found it was laminate. Tried to reduce price but no success. Isn't this
First of all, I'm curious why you would remove your contingency first and then do an inspection: that's backwards and defeats the purpose of the property condition contingency period. I ... more
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Tomqhouse, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Tomqhouse asked:
Gifts for Clients Do real estate agents ever gift their clients something after a sale?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I want to buy home but the problem that I found out is MLS listing record is not matching the county record.
Hi Sunil,

You can look at the appraisal to see what the measurements came out at, and also at the listing history (if available), to see if it had different sizes when it was sold th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2016 Home Buying in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2016 Home Buying in 95134
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
what is the current rental rate for residential square footage?
Hi,

There is some rental data here: http://www.trulia.com/local/95120/type:rental_prices_affordability

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2016 Home Buying in 95120
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