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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
Are photos of the interior available?
Hi,

What is the address please? You can email me.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Foreclosure in Almaden
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
how common is it for a person to buy a home with a fuul (100%) down payment?
Usually you want to put a down payment down so that you have equity in your home and can get a lower monthly mortgage payment if you can, but many people can't.

Here is a great video ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Almaden
Michael Abra…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Michael Abramsky answered:
Does pulling your own credit report affect your credit score?
Let’s go back to basics about Inquiries.

An inquiry is a record of any company viewing your credit report for the purpose of reviewing your credit history. The Fair Credit Rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Credit Score in Almaden
SteveMunGroup, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
SteveMunGroup answered:
What are some tips for first time home buyers to compete with the powerful investors in the San Jose market?
Very good answers below. But there is no simple answer to your question, unfortunately. You and your agent have to customize your offer by responding to the needs of each seller. Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Homes on Almaden Hills Estates Neighbourhood
There is only one home currently listed for sale on the MLS in Almaden Hills Estates: 6029 Crossmont Ct. listed at $1,295,000. The kitchen looks very nice (unlikely to be original). The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
nang03, Home Seller in Antioch, TN
nang03 answered:
Is lead based paint and asbestos exposure a cause of concern in older houses? Do we need to do any specific inspections to check this out?
can a home inspecter in the state of tennessee ck for asbestos & lead paint or does it depend on the inspector you choose?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Almaden
Roland Barcos, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Roland Barcos answered:
Are homes in graystone area in almaden worth $1.4-1.5Mil ..how do they compare with homes on the right side of almaden (glenview, countryclub etc)?
Hi Want_to_buy_,
That is a good question and the simple answer is yes, there are many homes in the Graystone area that have sold in the $1.4-1.5 mil range. It gets more complicated whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 4, 2012 Home Buying in Almaden
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
I am following a REO property on (6291) Vegas dr, the house is very nice but on the market for a long time. Can anyone explain why?
Hello Sam~

Once a buyer does any inspections on their property the seller will have rights to the reports. As a buyer I would still do your own inspections. But is a good reference b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 5, 2011 Home Buying in Almaden
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
At any time, there is at least a property for sale in New Almaden and it stay on market for a long long time. Please help me understand why! Thanks!!!
Hi The Star Dust,

Cj was spot on. New Almaden is out there and it doesn't appeal to the masses, so supply and demand is off compared to other parts of the county. It does off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
if you are three percent below zillow value and 6% below bank loan remaining, what are the chances of a short-sale getting approved?
Yes is a solid and tough bank.
A BPO will be ordered, soon and just before closing.

If the market moves up considerably at closing time , you maybe asked to bring in more money if a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What should we look out for when buying a 40 year old home in Almaden Valley? Also, does an older house appreciate as much over the years?
condition, termite, obsolescence, roof, style in a desirable area.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden
Rebekah Owen,…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Rebekah Owen, Broker answered:
I am looking for a house in almaden, ca. 4 rooms, 2 bath, for about $400.000
Jacob

So is everyone! :-)
400K is hard to find in Santa Teresa.

The last REO I sold in Almaden was $725K and we got multiple offers.

How flexible are you on location?

Rebe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden
Charles Coac…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Charles Coachman, SRES answered:
What is the guarentee that Bank will accept the offer in case of short sale?
Realsearch,
There is absolutely no guarantee that a short sale will be completed. But your odds are greatly increased when you have a a listing agent that has completed many short sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 1, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden
Joe Salcedo, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Joe Salcedo answered:
I see few foreclosure and bankruptcy houses in Alamden area; but not sure how those are hosues come in the market for preview ..
Hi Bill,

I liked your answer on this question.

Joe Salcedo
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 2, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Expert advice on areas to look @ for a home from experienced realtors in the Bay area. Detailed desc below. TY
Hi Sam,
This is the other Sam. Sam I am...
You did not specify your budget, square footage, lot size. Keep in mind San Jose is no longer
a new city as it was before. 40 Years homes a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden
Roland Barcos, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Roland Barcos answered:
House with Pioneer High School in Almaden
Hi Colin,
No, there is no such thing as an insulting offer, as long as there is a sincere intentioin to purchase the home. All people are different, however, and it's impossible to pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden
Roland Barcos, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Roland Barcos answered:
Any idea why some houses in Almaden Valley just seem to be sitting in the market without selling?
Hi SJ_Resident,
I live and work as a Realtor in Almaden and do a lot of market analysis. After a very slow winter, the Almaden market is returning to a normal healthy level. Compared ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2008 Home Buying in Almaden
Caroline Sta…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Caroline Stavjanik answered:
i like a house in almedan valley , it is on a corner lot of a cul- de- sac, the front of the house is on the
Hi SK,

The best thing I can recommend is that you go to the street at different times of the day and see for yourself how busy it really gets. I wish that I had done that when I mov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2008 Home Buying in Almaden
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