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Angel Rice, Real Estate Pro in Maineville, OH
Angel Rice answered:
Do married or single buyers have an edge when it comes to home offers?
The offer with the best terms - price, closing date, financing, etc
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95120
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
I am thinking about leasing Solar panels for my home. I heard that it might be hard to transfer the lease to the new owner, when I sell my home.
Poseydep: I recently closed a transaction that had a solar panel lease that needed to be transferred to new owner.
We sent over a copy of our (the lender's) credit report to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
DIYers: When undertaking a remodel such as a kitchen or bath, do you try to recycle materials?
The cabinet wood can not be burned due to paint presence. As for plumbing recycling is the only proper way to dispose them.

Vinyl, tiles, fixtures are unlikely to be recycled. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
How important are energy efficient/green appliances to home buyers?
I haven't noticed it making much of a difference to buyers. What's your experience where you are?
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
As a home buyer with children, how important is it for your new neighborhood to have children of a similar age nearby?
As a mom of three (now middle school ages) my experience is that my children play with friends they meet at school or in their hockey and extra curricular activities. We don't see as mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Buyers agents in 95120

It would be great to meet with you in person to discuss the advantages of working with a high performing Buyer’s Agent.

Would you be open to meeting at my Los Gatos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
most recent sold homes above one million dollars
I can provide you with a lot of information about home sales in 95120

Recent homes sales at http://julianalee.com/zip-code/95120-home-sales.htm
95120 home values at http://julianale ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in 95120
Hassan Sabba…, Real Estate Pro in 95008
Hassan Sabbagh answered:
In Almaden, should i build a new 3200 sft home on a flat 2 acre parcel in "lower" graystone or buy an older home on top of graystone with
Which one is best for you and how long do you plan to stay in your new home. Appreciation of both homes would be approximately equal depend on market changes.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 10, 2012 Home Buying in 95120
Mary Pope-Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Mary Pope-Handy answered:
Hi, I am focusing on Almaden Valley for my house hunting right now due to many reasons which are well known:
Lots of great info here, but I just want to add one more comment: Almaden Valley is long and narrows at the southern point. A lot of your commute can be just working your way up Almade ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in 95120
Vicky  Spiva, Other/Just Looking in Redding, CA
Vicky Spiva answered:
How does changing jobs, in a new field, effect mortage approval?
You are correct - if you change your line of work, the lender won't be able to use that income for qualifying purposes. You should get your house and then change lines of work if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 24, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Lang Lequang, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lang Lequang answered:
1684 VIA CAMPAGNA location and landfill smell
You can check this link for school district: http://www.sccoe.org/resourcesfamilies/districtlocator/
and also for academic performance report: http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2009/2009Grt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Hazard Premium (Closing cost) ~ 1250
The answers below are spot on for Hazard Premium. Your Home Warranty which the Seller is paying is different and doesn't cover a loss due to a Hazard.

Your Home Warranty Poli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Almaden Home for Rent ? For 4 months.
Post a want ad on craigslist. You may find someone in a short sale preforclosure that would like a short term renter.

0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Jt, Both Buyer and Seller in San Jose, CA
Jt answered:
One Almaden property - 4 main questions
Personally, I would be very concerened with Casterillo's (or any school for that matter) with low API scores.
Last year I volunteered every day in my daughter's class and a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 18, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Does anyone know what would be an average commute time from Almaden to stanford? We are looking to buy a property there and was wondering about the
In some of the instances we recommend for the person drive the distance during rush hour traffic in morning and evening. Yes it adds to your day HOWEVER assists in buying decision.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Sara Greenwo…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sara Greenwood answered:
what is the average time to hear back from bank on a short sale in California? Is 4 months a long time?
Hi Monat

The "average" time for a lender to approve an offer varies from 60-120 days (maybe longer). If there is only one lender, the time is shorter. If there are severa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 15, 2010 Home Buying in 95120
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
How does changing jobs while in closing and using FHA loan affects the transaction?
Someone has been giving you out of date information on FHA. In todays world FHA loans are the simplest to process and carry no extra cost to either Seller or Buyer. That's was a problem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Home Buying in 95120
Rochelle You…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Rochelle Yousefian answered:
Is the property on Montevgo Ct. for sale? What is the price?
Good afternoon Ken,

There is a pre foreclosure property in Montego Ct. in Almaden. A pre foreclosure property is a property that the Notice of Default is recorded on (missed three mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in 95120
Dirtha Campb…, Real Estate Pro in Overland Park, KS
Dirtha Campbell answered:
Purchasing home with FHA loan
Typically you can get a firm GFE and Til (Truth In Lending) within 24 hours. Rates are tied to several risk factors; credit score, to be specific is number one. In the past FHA did no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in 95120
Trisha Motter, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Trisha Motter answered:
6808 Chateau Court, San Jose 95120 (Almaden Valley)
Hello SJ_Resident,

I agree with Linda. I just looked at the listing on the MLS. I thought it was a great home at a great price. Which in any market will sale. Someone must have seen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2008 Home Buying in 95120
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