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Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in 12572
Arlene Campbell answered:
As a home buyer, what are some of the key questions you want to know about the house and the neighborhood?
I think it 's best if you contact a buyers agent who will represent you and work best for your interest. Don't forget to google the crime rate in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
I'm not sure how to start the home buying process. What's a typical first step?
Hi CT, fist thing you want to do is research a good Realtor. Ask your friends or family, you will be surprised. Then contact a local mortgage person to see exactly where you stand and w ... more
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Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
PAYING CASH FOR A CONDO, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS; AGENT, CONTRACT, ESCROW, LAWYER, TITLE SEARCH, INSPECTION, PAYMENT OF BALANCE OF CONDO, CLOSING COST
Hi Scuderoo2010,

Call me (408-316-0793) or email (rpablaza@comcast.net) and I can explain the entire process to you. Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95124
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
If you flip homes, do you consider Cambrian a good investment area to do so?
Hi Julie Wyss,

Yes, Cambrian would be a good investment area. Just make sure you have all your numbers down pat. If you need help to analyze the deal call (408-316-0793) or email ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95124
Chrisles_2, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY
Chrisles_2 answered:
Found high voltage transmission line before closing, what to do?
Yes, hire an attorney and he will sort it out your issue with the property.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
If your search filters cannot follow my choices, then take me off your email list.
Hello raymondcanete, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
Michelle Har…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Michelle Harris answered:
What are the available loan terms on a mobile home?
http://www.florida-mortgage-lenders.com/manufactured.html
FHA MORTGAGE LOANS ARE EASY TO QUALIFY FOR BECAUSE YOU CAN:
Purchase a Florida home 12 months after a chapter 13 Bankruptcy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
Solar panels definitely add value to a home. But the solar panels installed should be able to power at least 80% of the home. Also, you may want to check the solar panel contract to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Home Buying in Cambrian
Carol Lin, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Carol Lin answered:
Will the drought affect home prices in the bay area, specifically Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino and Santa Clara?
Hi there,

As an agent operating in the Bay Area, I have not heard people talk about the drought affecting home prices. Supply and demand remains the main driving factor.

People w ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
dianadesign, Home Buyer in
dianadesign answered:
Hi! I found a property and i am interested in buying. However the (Owner) wants cash only. How do i get over $180,000 in cash? Hard money lenders?
get a loan from a lending institution. I have a home for sale for $1.2 million, cash only so, it's possible!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Lan Zhang, Real Estate Pro in 95032
Lan Zhang answered:
Los Gatos with Campbell schools
I would think of primary residence more as home for family. It is tough to make a trade off between living experience and resale value. Campbell schools might not sell as good as LG, b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in 95032
Gretchen Swa…, Real Estate Pro in 94024
Gretchen Swall answered:
Which is a good neighborhood for a great single family home (upto 1M) around Silicon Valley?
Tanya,

As Brett mentioned it depends on your definition of "great" single family home. There are ranges as you know from one buyer or seller to another. However there is plenty of i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in Mountain View
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
Worth buying TH at 94089 (Tasman area)?
Hi,

Many buyers do think it is worthwhile to buy in the Tasman area, and they are contributing to the demand and prices for this area. Is your primary concern buying this home as a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Buying in 94089
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am on disability with low credit score. I have a lien on an inherited life estate property. Will lien be paid off after house is sold?
Hello Kathleensheridan1, this is a legal question which we can not answer or post and this would have to be discussed with either a legal aide or lawyer. There are options depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in 95050
Aromero, Home Buyer in Royse City, TX
Aromero answered:
In what ways can a seller's agent vet the financial qualification of potential buyers?
I guess I am a little confused. Indeed the agent's seller needs/wants to close the deal but no one can go the the lender that is financing the buyer and ask information, the wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Galia Taneva, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Galia Taneva answered:
Is it necessary to put 20% down for a home?
Generally speaking - no, because there are loan products that will allow you to buy with less without paying PMI. However I can almost guarantee you that you will not be able to buy a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Paz Bar-am, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Paz Bar-am answered:
What does zoning "A" mean in Santa Clara, CA?
Hello Jeff,

I would recommend start looking at the Santa Clara Zoning Ordinance
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/planning/PermitsDevelopment/ZoningOrdinance/Documents/ZonOrd.pdf
If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
To add 2nd story with 2 bedrooms (total approx 450 sq feets), how much will it cost?
This is a question for a building contractor. Get some estimates from folks who do this work in your neighborhood,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Buying in Milpitas
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
What high school can my children attend?
an update to my earlier post:

www.homesnap.com also has some school info.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
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