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MJ, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
MJ asked:
Can I get a down payment assistance program to finance a 100% for a manufactured home in a park? I was approved for calhfa but I don't think this loan program allows manufactured homes in parks. Is there any loan with down payment assistance that does? It would be for the san jose…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Can you keep a well maintained boat in your carport in a Mobile home park?
Most likely not. Some have a specific parking lot for vehicles, boats under s specific dims,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 23, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Rich Reed, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Rich Reed answered:
What is best when it comes to writing a letter to the seller when making and offer?
Handwritten letters make a stronger impact, if as you said, your handwriting is very nice. My handwriting is not so good, so I would have to "type" it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2016 Home Buying in 95123
Roland Barcos, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Roland Barcos answered:
Home listed with hardwood floor. Got into contract. Later found it was laminate. Tried to reduce price but no success. Isn't this
First of all, I'm curious why you would remove your contingency first and then do an inspection: that's backwards and defeats the purpose of the property condition contingency period. I ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 9, 2016 Home Buying in 95134
Tomqhouse, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Tomqhouse asked:
Gifts for Clients Do real estate agents ever gift their clients something after a sale?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
I want to buy home but the problem that I found out is MLS listing record is not matching the county record.
Hi Sunil,

You can look at the appraisal to see what the measurements came out at, and also at the listing history (if available), to see if it had different sizes when it was sold th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2016 Home Buying in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz asked:
Investor Search Niche's Idea List I wanted to start writing a list of Search Niche's, so I don't overlook possibilities when looking at investment properties. Here is what I have so far. Please feel free to add to the list.…
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
what is the current rental rate for residential square footage?
Hi,

There is some rental data here: http://www.trulia.com/local/95120/type:rental_prices_affordability

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2016 Home Buying in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
what is the current residential square footage rate?
Hi,

There are some stats here: http://www.trulia.com/local/95127/type:home_prices_listings_affordability

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2016 Home Buying in 95127
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Is it illegal to advertise a rebate to a buyer when the seller is paying the commission?
If Buyer rebates are legal in your state, and you're working with licensed professionals, then "no" it is not illegal. The rebate should have no bearing upon who pays the commission as ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I search for "mother-in-law quarters". Looking for home with detached cottage.
Hi,

There are several ways to search for these in San Jose. I usually search in our MLS in the Multi-Unit category. What areas and price are you looking for please? You can email me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2016 Home Buying in Willow Glen
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Prior inspections and roof warranty paper work?
That is too bad. We had the roofer replace the roof with a warranty (50 year material and life time warranty on repair). As it turned out the material (50 year) was never provided. My ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2016 Home Buying in 95117
Dondodopei, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Dondodopei answered:
When is a buyer allowed to cancel a contract during the contingency period and receive their earnest money back?
1. You Waived Your Contingencies

In highly competitive markets, it’s becoming more common for buyers to waive contract contingencies regarding financing or an inspection. You might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2016 Home Buying in 95125
Jeepsi.com J…, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Jeepsi.com Jeepsi.com answered:
Is Commission Back same as Realtors rebate?
All California buyers get a rebate of 50% of the realtor commissions and California sellers pay only a 1% listing fee.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Georgina Tie…, Real Estate Pro in Calimesa, CA
Georgina Tiedemann answered:
problem of appraisal contingency in offers
Seller goes into escrow at 158,000, appraisal comes in at 160,000. Does the seller have to sell at 158,000 ?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Tina Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Tina Peters answered:
Dear all professional realtors, How many day left to finish the sale after all contingencies are removed? thank you
Hi,

This depends on the COE days on your purchase agreement once all contingencies have been met, etc.

Best wishes,

Tina
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2016 Home Buying in 95148
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Thinking about the Pepper Lane new town homes in Berryessa. What is the area like there, is it safe? Is it a good investment with good resell value?
Hi Anna,

I could review several topics on this with you. Please feel free to call me.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 29, 2016 Home Buying in Berryessa
Itwseo, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Itwseo answered:
Whats Better?? FHA or 80/15/5 Loan???
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 26, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
modular or manufactured home in San Jose, CA
The VA sets the rules and policies for their mortgage. Example: the VA does not require a minimum credit score and does not require a buyer to pay for a down payment BUT the VA can de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
Ben Cyrus, Real Estate Pro in SAN JOSE, CA
Ben Cyrus answered:
What are the good neighbourhoods in San Jose - with good schools and crime rate is low?
Try 95124, 95118, 95125, 95126, 95050, 95130,95117,95008, 95128, 95129
For everyone of the above zip codes there are + & - s. That need some detail conversation. Please feel free to as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 18, 2016 Home Buying in San Jose
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