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Leilani Isha…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Leilani Ishaan answered:
I am thinking of moving to the San Mateo area, where are the best kid-friendly neighborhoods?
Foster City is a beautiful, family oriented city with well maintained twenty one parks provide a wide variety of sporting facilities including plenty of tennis courts, soccer fields and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Quality of Life in Marina Lagoon
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I've have gotten two responses for two different houses that were from people in Nigeria, I am sure they were a sham. Who do I report them to?
Scam is out of control. To protect yourself I will change my passwords. Create a new eMail account from time to time. Do not click on a link without checking the upper left screen.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Rentals in 94403
May Li, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
May Li answered:
Do renters have to pay broker fee for renting apartments in California (San Mateo, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale) like they have to in NY?
Hi Nirali,

In California, it's generally the property owner / landlord who pays brokers fees, Renting an apartment generally falls into one of these situations.

Scenario A -
T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Rentals in San Mateo
Kathleen Nov…, Renter in Foster City, CA
Kathleen Novak answered:
We replied to the email listed at 4310 Princeton, San Mateo. Owner just moved to Arizona for 4 years. No responsible agent available to show house.
This is a scam, report him. It's Dec 28th Trulia did not remove this listing.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 For Rent in San Mateo
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Wildomar, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
when is available for me to visit this house?
Please include address or link to the property so local agent can help you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 21, 2014 Foreclosure in Beresford Park
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
hi, I plan to get a house in San Mateo, and i would like to take a look at houses with reasonable price pretty soon. Thanks. Lei
Thanks for your post & congratulations on your decisions to purchase a home. I would suggest you get APPROVED not just pre-qualified. Let me explain the difference. When you start shopp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 21, 2014 Foreclosure in Beresford Park
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
In the city of San Mateo, is a "waiver of tenants rights in the event of a condo conversion" enforceable when signed by tenant as condition to lease?
talk to your lawyer. This is why you see some many people on tv getting forced out.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Rentals in 94403
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is okay to live near (3-4) blocks from Caltrain in the sunnybrae area in San Mateo or is it better to choose parkside home in San Mateo ?
that depends on where you commute to. Are you driving occasionally?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
How to report fraudulent "for rent" listing on Trulia?
There is a pull-down button... I think it's marked "report a fraud", or something like that.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Rentals in 94402
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in San Bruno, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
I am replacing my furnace and was told our air ducting is insulated with asbestos. The contractors I have

In our area it is quite common. Does not affect the value. For my knowledge it does not affect your health as long as it is covered and not disturbed.
As others stated if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Should I get involved a property manager in process of buying a property immediately?
Before you purchase it, the buyer broker should assist in what the cost and expenses will be as opposed to what income you will bring in from it. You should hire the property manager af ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Investment Properties in 94401
jeffdlinn, Both Buyer and Seller in Glendora, CA
jeffdlinn answered:
How do i find the listing agent's contact information?
The main service that real-estate agents provide is convenience. All of the services they offer, finding a real-estate attorney (which they are not), coordinating home viewings and so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Jason Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Jason Wheeler answered:
Anyone know of any Down payment assistance program for peninsula side in bay area California. First time home buyers.
There is a little known program in California for down payment assistance. This loan sounds like it might fit your loan scenario the way you've described it in your posting.

If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Photos of our home
Trulia has a customer service number where you can talk to someone...

1 (888) 466-3501
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Home Ownership in San Mateo
ratsyfrank, Home Buyer in Bend, OR
ratsyfrank answered:
can the bank deny a short sale bid even though its more that what is owed?
Yes. The bank makes all decisions on what to accept and the terms.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
If i recieve 20,000$ from a deed or will, can i walk away from my mortgage with out any garnishments etc?
Give us more information so we can understand your question better.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Am I a sore buyer or is having "exact" offers common?
Tom, it doesn't sound right, we as professionals must do the right thing for the seller.

Traditionally if 2 offers come in, that are exactly the same, 2 counter offers would go out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Rental advice for working class family looking to relocate
get on craigslist rental to assess the price and decide what you can get.
very pricey rent right now due to high tech workers competing for the same.
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Rental Basics in San Mateo
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