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Five Stars, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars answered:
What are some pitfalls of VA loans?
If the property is in overall good repair, VA will be no issue. All government mortgage programs (VA, USDA and FHA) follow essentially the same rules in regards to the property condit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 8, 2016 Home Buying in 95051
Tina Smith, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Tina Smith answered:
I would like to be a property manager, do I absolutely need to get a broker license to do this? Is it worth it if that's the only thing I want to do?
Go for it !! Get your brokers license by step 1: Finding out requirements to test for brokerage exam. 2: Take Brokerage exam. Once you PASS the test. Life is good. The doors open for yo ... more
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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is a tax reassessment reliable for home value?
Assessed value is for tax not for valuation purpose.
You can ask for a review if it is assessed too high. Why bother if it is lower?
Sam Shueh Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
appraisal came in late and higher. In an addendum I offered $8000 over appraisal but seller did not sign this part. Can I get out of paying cash over?
Definitely a question that is to be addressed in your contract.
You wrote that in your offer. It was accepted.
Any modifications to the contract must be mutually agreed upon by you a ... more
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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Why does the home inspection come AFTER the buyer makes the offer??
You don't want to spend $250-500 on an inspection unless you know the house can't be sold to another buyer.

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Wetcats2, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Wetcats2 answered:
When Property Tax will be reassessed after sale?
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Doug, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
Doug answered:
How do you pick a title company?
Cheaper actually is better when you are comparing title firms. Title firms are mostly far over-priced because of hidden (or semi-disclosed) relationships between real estate professiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
A single person in Silicon Valley can't afford even something modest in a sketchy area. I used to hear about 'equity share.' Do they still exist?
Yes but you do not hear about them anymore because they are a nightmare. In terms of home buyer, is in not affordable because of the downpayment amount or because of the mortgage paymen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I work at Google MountainView and am looking for a home in Sunnyvale/SantaClara/RiverMarkArea considering the commute and good schools, btwn 500k-650k
Are you open to condos? There are decent condos in some of these areas still within your price range, especially if you are an owner-occupant vs. an investor. Text or Just Call 408-252- ... more
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Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
what is radiant heating?
Radiant heating doesn't use a fan or other propulsion for the heating system. The heat is generated throughout the house and disperses naturally throughout the room. I think some people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am on disability with low credit score. I have a lien on an inherited life estate property. Will lien be paid off after house is sold?
Hello Kathleensheridan1, this is a legal question which we can not answer or post and this would have to be discussed with either a legal aide or lawyer. There are options depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in 95050
Aromero, Home Buyer in Royse City, TX
Aromero answered:
In what ways can a seller's agent vet the financial qualification of potential buyers?
I guess I am a little confused. Indeed the agent's seller needs/wants to close the deal but no one can go the the lender that is financing the buyer and ask information, the wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Paz Bar-am, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Paz Bar-am answered:
What does zoning "A" mean in Santa Clara, CA?
Hello Jeff,

I would recommend start looking at the Santa Clara Zoning Ordinance
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/planning/PermitsDevelopment/ZoningOrdinance/Documents/ZonOrd.pdf
If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
security system keypad needed in 1st floor?
The security system keypad is on the second floor? I've never heard of that before, but I guess I can see what they were going for when they put it in the living space. Personally, I'd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95054
Angela Killp…, Other/Just Looking in Rapid City, SD
Angela Killpack answered:
How do you negotiate a septic system in a sale?
If you have an inspector come out to see the septic system and the inspection passes, isn't that a good thing? If the system still works enough to pass inspection, I would ask the inspe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
question regarding new AC and Furnace permit inspection
I think that I think that it would be best to get the furnace and the AC checked by the inspector, just to be sure. If he doesn't do so originally, I think it would be a good idea to as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
How can I transfer my previous home to llc in Santa Clara? I bought it 4 years back and I would like to transfer at a new appraisal.
Your tax professional will be able to help you. Briefly, you will transfer your home (at current value) to income property for tax purposes. ( In my opinion this is not a taxable event ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
How is "Mission Gardens" townhomes in Santa Clara, CA 95054? There are some good homes here but it is close to Levi's stadium so we are little concern
Hi NewBuyer:

Thanks for your question. It comes down to can you deal with the Levi's stadium
and are you content with the price values, your affordability of other homes,
the surr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Appreciation potential in Rivermark?
Hi Ter:

Great question, while there will be 10-20% appreciation in Rivermark, you have to determine
commute, job location and convenience is important to you.

The issue of the S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in 95054
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