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wwest1980, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
wwest1980 answered:
Remove a large tree in Sunnyvale?
When I bought my house, the previous owners had a big pine tree in their front yard and it obstructed the view from our driveway. It was concerning me because it is a big blind spot and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in 94087
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I have found 3 apartment's and I would like to rent one so how do I do that is there a number I can call? Please help. Thank you
I suspect you are referring to Craigslist apts for rent. Some do not wish to give out phone # so you have to eMail them yours.

In 94087 zip they can be rented out in minutes. If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Rentals in 94087
webmihir, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
webmihir answered:
Permit for breaking non-structural wall?
Thanks for the answers everyone.

The HOA is fine with giving permission as long as the City Hall issues the permit. The structural engineer at the city hall took a look at my renderi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 94087
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
I came to US in Mar 2013. Myself and my spouse income is 200K. Can I get loan with 10% down (not FHA loan). We have only 2013 W2.
Are you a citizen or do have a green card?

If you said yes to either it should not be a problem. We would want to be sure we can get a credit score, that is easy to make happen but i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Financing in 94087
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Does going directly to listing agent increase your chances of getting selected in multiple-offer situation?
Hello webmihir,

Any experienced listing agent has had listings where Buyers asked me to be their agent. However, these buyers' offers were not selected by the Seller every time. Sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Attending a school not assigned to your address?
Same question many times.

Should the answers change.

Buy you loose money if you buy in Nimitz and then want to move
, simple !!

Nobody will promise you anything other than you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in 94087
webmihir, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
webmihir answered:
Looking for reliable licensed contractor to renovate/remodel a TH
Thanks everyone for the answers. My agent does have a couple recommendations, but I need backup quotes to compare and also make sure I have a contractor if the Realtor recommended cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
If there are additions and remodelling done by prior owner to the house without necessary permits, would that cause any problems if I buy the house?
Hi Manish

One needs to be weary. Here is why, lets say down the road you need to do an addition or
do Permit related work, and should the Permit Inspector enter your home and noti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How safe is West Sunnyvale area near Sunnyvale-Saratoga / Conemera intersection?
Hello Webmihir

It is one of the best areas to be living in.

You will really enjoy living around there.

Best regards
Perry Mistry
Coldwell Banker

408-656-5343

http://www ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Have folks here had success getting lender to match rate/fees from competing offers?
If you are competing with other buyers to purchase a home your choice of lender will affect whether your offer will be accepted. Your real estate agent should be able to recommend a goo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Financing in 94087
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
South Bay Area agent that specializes in "fixer-uppers"?
To give you the best help, I need to understand your goals and what's most important to you in this home purchase. Are you buying it to live in? To fix up and flip (re-sell)? As an inve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Am I just pipe dreaming to find a town house in 94087 with a 750k budget?
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Richard Owens, Home Seller in Copperas Cove, TX
Richard Owens answered:
The right time to Sell?
Cash out if you can, if not do a refinance! Thankfully, rates are so low that I will be gaining $50K of of house while only adding about $50 per month in payment!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 94087
Diane Bohn, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Diane Bohn answered:
Anyone thinking about renting but afraid of bad tenants? Please pick us! Need to rent a house in Southern Bay Area or on the Peninsula.
I just want to say one thing about craigslist, be careful, some of the homes that are on the list are fake and some home owners are rude, it is pretty frustrating contacting a home owne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Rentals in 94087
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in 95070
Robert Lei answered:
difference in price between 94087 and cupertino
Hi Zambeel,
After more than a decade of monitoring the performance of various neighborhoods in Silicon Vally, I've noticed that, as prices rise, the prices in the high API neighborhood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in 95070
Robert Lei answered:
I am looking to rent a home in "Birdland" neighborhood in Sunnyvale. How often do homes come up for rent in this neighborhood?
Not very often because Birdland is mostly owner occupied. People usually buy them to live in themselves rather than rent them out.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Rentals in 94087
Avi Urban, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Avi Urban answered:
Creative strategies to gain an edge on an offer (aside from the most obvious element - price)?
The truth is that it’s very difficult to compete in our Silicon Valley highly competitive market with so many well qualified buyers and limited inventory.

Saying that, it†... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in 94087
Daniel Shi, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Daniel Shi answered:
How good is this Laurelwood elementary and peterson middle schools. Even though they have good schools why are they not usually preferred ?
That's right, the Laurelwood Elementary scored 926 API, and Peterson Middle, Wilcox High are about 800. Some buyers go after 95014, 95129 schools which score 900+ in all levels. That's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94087
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