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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in 85224
Karen Peyton answered:
When buying a foreclosed home at auction, do you have to take into account the amount past due from the previous owner?
Not understanding how auctions work is a good way to become separated from your money. You would do well to align yourself with an agent knowledgeable about this facet of real estate, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 94939
Carl, Other/Just Looking in Wichita, KS
Carl answered:
Does anyone know of an inexpensive, easy to use property management software? Preferably cloud based. Thanks!
I use Easy Property Management from Dectia. Very easy to use and has licenses for single owner and multiple owner scenarios. They do offer a free evaluation copy for download. http ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Investment Properties in Sausalito
Mary Kay and…, Real Estate Pro in 94901
Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto answered:
What does it mean when it shows sold homes? I that in the current year in over several years
Typically, an appraiser won't use sold comps that are older than 6 months unless there has been no comparable properties that have been sold within that time period. If they use older c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 94947
rhredman, Home Buyer in Elizabeth, IN
rhredman answered:
If buyer and seller are already in contract can the seller accept a higher offer
A bank can. Beware of foreclosures. Otherwise, a contract that has all of the t's crossed and i's dotted can't be broken by the seller.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in San Rafael
gailtwin52, Home Buyer in Palm Bay, FL
gailtwin52 answered:
If you are buying a home with a HOA and you have to read their rules and restrictions and sign a paper to agree and find out they were the wrong HOA
We bought the house and than found out it was the wrong HOA papers. Seller and sellers agent will not talk with us. If we had read the right HOA papers we would not have bought the hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Buying in San Rafael
ezbeard4, Other/Just Looking in Fairfax, CA
ezbeard4 answered:
My husband and I live & work in the city but have been thinking about making the northward migration- how's the commute to the city from Fairfax?
I haven't commuted to the city for years but I go to southern Marin at 8:30-9:00 most days to the tennis club or the yacht club. My advice: Leave before seven to the city and you will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Fairfax
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
How do i find the number of listings before sept 2014?
Contact a local agent and they should be able to help you with that information. Let me know if you need a referral, we have an office in the bay area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Mill Valley
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Hi - we are selling from overseas what kind of commission percentage would be looking at to sell a house in sausalito value of approx $1,000,000
Hi Elizabeth

Typically, 5-7%, plus other closing fees.

But you want a company and Realtor who gets you top dollar and exposure and can
connect with you at different times of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in Sausalito
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Value of elevator?
Very valuable if the property is more then one story! Some two and three story homes are off the list immediately with some of the population due to difficulty in getting up the stairs. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Buying in Sausalito
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Does anyone know the median price per square foot for empty lots/ land in Sausalito? Something around the Bridgeway Promenade and Downtown.
Are you looking to buy land in Sausalito? Contact me if you still need help with this.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in Sausalito
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
Looking for more information on Beverly Ter 3BD 2B.
Are you looking to purchase or rent?

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Foreclosure in Mill Valley
Lloyd Pittman, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Lloyd Pittman answered:
where can i get an honest property assessment?
The best way is to find a local Realtor that has been referred to you or one you who demonstrates the qualifications, experience and knowledge needed to give you an honest answer. I hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in 94947
Lloyd Pittman, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Lloyd Pittman answered:
Novato lies in the flood zone, does anyone have any experience in Novato's wet winters? I'm concerened when I see dainage pipes scattered all over the
FEMA recently updated their flood maps. I lived in Novato in the early 80's when there was significant issues in localized areas. Much work was done and virtually all of Novato has been ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Novato
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
I am trying to change the number in my add from 415 257 8822 to 650 245 4567 . I don't know how ! Can you please tell me how ? Thank you
Call Customer Service at 1 (888) 466-3501 for help.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 94901
Spirit Wisem…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Spirit Wiseman answered:
What is it like to commute to the city from Fairfax? Is this even a good idea?
It depends on the time of day you are traveling.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in 94930
Spirit Wisem…, Real Estate Pro in San Anselmo, CA
Spirit Wiseman answered:
Is it true the buyer must pay all escrow fees in Marin?
Each area has customs and in Marin the buyer pays Title and Escrow. The seller will also have closing costs paid in escrow particular to them.
You can write a contract any way but I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in 94930
Jogreggre, Home Buyer in Concord, CA
Jogreggre answered:
Why would a condominium "Have to Be Rented"?
I finally got the correct email address of the listing broker, here is the answer:

"The condo has to be rented because it is restricted as an investor-owned unit. In other words, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Buying in 94920
sundysign, Both Buyer and Seller in Cambridge, MA
sundysign answered:
Hi, I am in thailand. Have dual citizen ship. Moved from CA 5 years ago. Now want to buy a house in San Anselmo CA and get loan. How we do do it?
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in San Anselmo
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
As a seller, what are you looking for from a buyer when you receive an offer, or offers?
The seller will want to know that the buyer can get a mortgage therefore a pre-approval letter is something that has to be presented. In the case of a cash purchase a proof of fund. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 94965
Tom Cannon, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Tom Cannon answered:
Does anyone have an opinion of Marin City? I would like to buy a 1 or 2 bedroom condo....
Marin City has a variety of homes for sale. Neighborhoods run the gamut. Easy access off 101 and the freeway separates Marin City from Sausalito. Good public transportation to SF an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 94965
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