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Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
I live in Los Gatos where it is very hard to deal with the city hall. How can I start the process to leave the city and become un-incorporated?
Its going to be a lot easier just to leave and buy a home in another municipality.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Agent2Agent in 95128
Bahia Fear, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bahia Fear answered:
How do I set the sales price of my house?
You are correct. there is a strategy.

If you want to get an idea for yourself, you can personally research the sales of property in your neighborhood using online resources like mls ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Selling in 95128
Bahia Fear, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bahia Fear answered:
Why are there so many scams through Trulia website?
No matter what information you find, it is always wise to verify through additional research. Usually you find a trail that leads you to the true answer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Using Trulia in 95128
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
are there special home loans for seniors? If so what is it called? where do you even start?
Judging by your other question, FHA Reverse Mortgages are what may be of interest to you. Please see: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/hecm/hecmabou
... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95128
Kevin, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Kevin answered:
What are the advantages of homes located in "unincorporated" areas of San Jose.?
I live in an unincorporated area called “ Fruitdale”, just west of Bascom Avenue near Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. I am happy with all services offered by the county. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Agent2Agent in 95128
Diane Mcauley, Real Estate Pro in California
Diane Mcauley answered:
Should you have the same agent represent you for selling and buying?
Thank you for your question. There is no reason why you can not use the same agent. I am in that situation. I met my client at aopen house. She felt comfortable that i would be looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Buying in 95128
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
hey, I need a house .. in low price .. in san jose 95128
Hi Bando

Welcome to San Jose.

Go to my blog and get an idea of the trends in the valley or San Jose at

http://www.trulia.com/blog/perry_mistry/2012/07/santa_clara_county_hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in 95128
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How can I find out if home in san jose has been sold?
Good morning Lillian

Check with your agent or call me.

Of if you wish, check at my site that lists all active homes in San Jose that can be sorted by Zip Code.

http://ruthandpe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Selling in 95128
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
need help, condo has been on the market for 2 weeks with 2 open house. Has had only about 10 showings, and has slowed dramatically... what should I?
Just last Saturday I had 30-40 families come through my open house in just a 2 hour window 3pm-5pm. I think I know another reason why your open houses didn't attract many people. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Selling in 95128
Bradley Wils…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bradley Wilson answered:
What is a good agent commission percentage for the San Jose Ca area? 6% SEEMS HIGH IN THIS MARKET.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Selling in 95128
Andy, Other/Just Looking in California
Andy answered:
Have you heared REO and SS listing agents are called "liar agent" as bad as state income loan agents were called "liar loan
Thank you for your answers no matter the opinions.

I did not make my question very clear. I should say in this question, I focus on agency, CA agency/client relationship and code of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 9, 2011 Agent2Agent in 95128
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
An appraiser valued our home to $735,000 when an exact same house beside us got appraised over 1,1M. How can this be?
As much as appraisers claim to abide by professional standards, for the most part, the appraisals I've seen are no better than random guesses from a casual observer. At worst, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 4, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 95128
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I accepted a bank's counter offer on a REO a few days ago.How long does it take and why the delay?
Have your agent call and ask the bank when you should expert your response. If it was a multiple counter offer, price may not be the only factor - if the other one is all cash with no c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 10, 2011 Home Buying in 95128
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10954
Allan Erps answered:
I just attended a Bank of America Short Sale seminar. Do Wells Fargo or other banks have similar program?
Wells Fargo using Equator can only be a step in the right direction. Have been dealing with them for 10 months to the point where the Buyer walked over their inept approach and time(2 c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Foreclosure in 95128
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Offered on REO and received counter offer in 1 day I put in another counter offer and now I have no heard back. The offer had expired, what to do?
Your agent and the listing agent are going to be your best allies. If the comps show one thing they will need to be able to justify your less than comp price. The bank is going to rel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2011 Home Buying in 95128
Mitchell Pea…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Mitchell Pearce answered:
Can PMI be based on assessed value to loan amount instead of selling price to loan?
Confused by the previous answers? To help, first, ignore Mr. McCoy's answer because he is flat out wrong. Second, let's look at what "assessed value", appraised va ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Home Buying in 95128
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
My parents want to buy a single family home in Fruitdale unincorporated area in San Jose, What do you think about that area?
Hi Huskers and thanks for your question.

Personally, there are many parts of San Jose that would be appropriate for your parents, but the better questions to ask, especially for seni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 20, 2010 Home Buying in 95128
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Looking for a 1BR in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Campbell, W San Jose. My budget is $250K.
Hi Rene, I see this is an old questions, did you ever buy a home? I would believe that in today's market you should be able to get a 2 bedroom for $250k.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 7, 2010 Home Buying in 95128
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
foreclosed homes do i havve to pay all at once?
There are plenty of REO/Bank Owned foreclosed properties on the MLS where you can have a Realtor represent your purchase from the bank/seller. The banks hire a Realtor to market and lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2008 Foreclosure in 95128
Diane Wheatl…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Diane Wheatley, Broker answered:
House in Burbank or condo in Cupertino area. Which will resale better?
Personally, and this is just my opinion, if you have business in the Bay area that would be your better investment. That area has held up strong in resale value and the paper today sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2008 Home Buying in 95128
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