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Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
How good is this Laurelwood elementary and peterson middle schools. Even though they have good schools why are they not usually preferred ?
http://www.greatschools.org is a good website to compare schools. Some parents like to focus on a school's API score (Academic Performance Index) which are results achieved through Stat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94087
Mindy, Home Owner in 94306
Mindy answered:
Buy a home in sunnyvale or fremont
I have a couple close friends in Fremont and I lived in Sunnyvale for 9 years, so I think I can offer a thought.

Sunnyvale is expensive because of the accessibility to great deal of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in 94087
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
when buying a home on a lot, is there a lot fee ? if so, how do i see how much it is ?
As the other realtors pointed out for a SFR there is no lot fee, for a mobile home there is space rent and for a condo/townhome there are HOA fees. If you are searching for mobile homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Home Buying in 94087
Diane Wheatl…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Diane Wheatley, Broker answered:
I bought home in 2010 and I supposed to get $3,333 as CA tax credit (newhome buyer) but in my tax refund, it came out to only $2456. can you tell how?
These tax credits are limited to the lesser of 5 percent of the purchase price or $10,000 for a qualified principal residence. Taxpayers must apply the total tax credit in equal amounts ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Home Buying in 94087
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
not knowing where to turn, I've come here. I have purchased a home this year and have done some renovation through a contractor. In the
I'm glad that you won (it sounds like a reasonable conclusion to me), but I know how these things go, and it probably ate away at your stomach lining all this time, so I hope he ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 5, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How to remove electrical poles located in the middle of fence that divides our backyard with neighbors. What is the procedure to follow in 94087 area?
Hi GK

Regret to hear about your problem. Since, you have given an easement to PG&E when you purchased the home, there Is no way to get around to removing the pole, unless of cou ... more
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Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Seller/Agent advertised house with incorrect information in Sunnyvale (Birdland area).
Hi Joyce

Regret to hear of so many issues.

Clearly with cracks in tHe foundation and all the discrepancy in the reports and findings you are better
Of some where else.

Right, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 6, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
what is the average ROI for upgrading a 1970 kitchen to 2010 expectations if in the 94087 zip code?
At least $5000 for cabinets and atleast $5000 for appliance plus about a $1000 for flooring.

I am doing an Open House on Carroll Street today and tomorrow.

Do stop by.

Perry
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 94087
Michael Robe…, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Michael Roberts (408) 505-5614 answered:
What does court lot mean?
Hi Dhiraj, The Court Lot usually means the larger end lot. There are cases where the home is just simply 'in a court' or Cul De Sac and those homes only benefit from the r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Raymond Ong, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Raymond Ong answered:
Buying or renting a secondary property in a nice neighborhood area in San Francisco/Santa Clara bay area ?
Buying investment property oversea is not the easiest thing to do, considering management, maintence cost, qualifying for a mortgage and so on. It is a lot easier to capture the apprec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Grace Keng,…, Real Estate Pro in 95014
Grace Keng, CRS (408) 799-8887 answered:
Does it make sense to to rent-to-own in California silicon valley ? What are pros and cons of rent-to-own ?
Hi, Samexp,

It is tricky to decide what is the value to buy. You may use the rent AS downpayment but what is the buying price and when will need to be agreed by both buyer-renter and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 11, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I signed off the loan contingency based upon a letter from my loan agent asking me to do so. Now he is not able to close in time. What are my options?
Hi Preeti:

Right the seller is entitled to Interest + Insurance + Taxes at a minimum on the home you are late on per day.
Remember, they are paying mortgage, insurance and taxes for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 1, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Joe Nernberg, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
Are property inspectors all the same?
I can't believe people are posting to a question from February.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
How old should be the house/townhouse to be bought? I can see houses built in 1950 to 1980s. My budget is 400K and looking for a single family home
Preeti:

There is a common misconception that older homes are to be avoided because of maintenance issues. This is simply not correct and, depending on where you are looking, older ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in 94087
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Price range for homes in 94087 with cupertino schools
Sunnyvale 94087 is a great area...then again, I'm biased because that's my area :-).

The price range for homes in 94087 with Cupertino schools with 1300-1700 sqft (min 3/2) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2010 Market Conditions in 94087
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
want to buy a property without an real estate agent. We have found a house we really like. Which form/format should I be using to write an offer?
Meera you do not need a form. Those forms are prepared by attorneys for the board to protect buyer clients in a transaaction. You can not use the board forms if you are not a member of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 22, 2009 Home Buying in 94087
Eboni Cross, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Eboni Cross answered:
Good Realtors in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara area???
I don't know all of their contact information but I would use the husband and wife couple with the last name Furtado. I think they're with prudential.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 17, 2009 Home Buying in 94087
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