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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I am looking for a lease option to buy.
Hi, Would you consider a lease option on the South Bay?

All the best,

0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Rentals in 94598
Mariah Bradf…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mariah Bradford answered:
Agent issuing us a 1099 for split commission that won't go into Closing costs because Lender Bank won't allow it.
This is most appropriately a question for your CPA. However, in my experience it is true that the lender will only allow credits for closing costs. Therefore, if the Realtor gives you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2015 Home Buying in 94598
Johnny Dillon, Home Buyer in P & P Subdivision, P...
Johnny Dillon answered:
Do you recommend any online schools for S.A.F.E 20 hr course for a mortgage license? Kaplan? (Has to be online since I have 2 small children)
www.101mortgagetraining.com they have been doing live classes online since 2010.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Agent2Agent in 94598
Mehran Saky |…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mehran Saky | Broker answered:
I am in Heather Farm area in a 3 bedroom, 21/2 baths, 1600 sq. ft townhouse, tri-level. What is the approx. price I could ask for?
To get an idea/range, you are looking at about $350 per sq ft. Keep in mind that some other factors will impact the above price per sq,ft. This is what I'm targeting currently for two o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Todd Scheid, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Todd Scheid answered:
What is the house market (selling) in Walnut Creek, CA?
Hi Brittney,

I know you have received a lot of great answers but thought I would add my two cents. I am putting a home on the Market TODAY, it is in Walnut Creek (although it is zon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Joe, Home Buyer in Menlo Park, CA
Joe answered:

Is "experiential learning" or "experimental learning" all that great? Is that like "new math" 30 years ago? Test scores are extremely important. The MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in 94598
Dayna Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Dayna Wilson answered:
Is it possible to determine the loan balance{s} for a property listed as a "short sale" and to determine how many lenders have loans on the?
Yes, work with an agent that is experienced with short sales.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in 94598
Michelle Gon…, Real Estate Pro in Los Alamitos, CA
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
I always STAGE my Listings and believe they sell in a shorter time @ a higher price. Where can I get stats to back this up?
I would suggest you compare your days on market to the average days on market from MLS.

By the way, who do you use to stage your listings? What's the average cost?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Craig Bosse, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Craig Bosse answered:
When Pricing a home with few or no comps within the near vacinity, what do YOU do? Go back further than 90 days, extend your radius?
That depends? Where is the home? In a rural or city setting? Why are there few or no comps in the area? Are there very few comparables because this home is much larger/smaller ?

The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
How do you tell an agent you don't want to work with him or her?
It's all about chemistry. If you're not comfortable and you're the client it's your choice. The agent should have thick enough skin to suck it up and move on. I've had personality confl ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in 94598
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