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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I am looking to rent a townhouse. Can the landlord have a $70 deductible for repairs ?
There has been an increasing in claims by the tenants that they are entitled to get repairs often without landlord or property manager's approval. It costs money to send someone over i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Rentals in Mountain View
Phil, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Phil answered:
Gables End Mt. View
MV, did you buy in the end? If you did, how do you feel about the situation now?
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How to select a seller agent? What are good questions to ask?
A lot of has been posted on what criteria to use. The choice of realtor is really how much your realtor is focusing on your interest instead of his or hers.

Assuming your agent has 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
buyer doesn't cancel contract
Scott,
Your contract contains the answer to your question. If the answer isn't clear to you or your agent, get an attorney to review it. We don't have your contract and that is the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Mark DeWitt, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Mark DeWitt answered:
Do pre-approval letters still matter?
Hi melia ,

Yes, a lot of weight is given by the way your offer is written and the details of your pre-approval letter. We empower our clients by doing a few things that give our buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Is it time to sell? someone sensing a crash?
Well, it's a year since this question was posted, and as you can see, the market in Silicon Valley is far from crashing! Especially now that companies are finally hiring more people an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
I signed an agreement to sell my house in Mountain View. The property has some water damage and
Tell them you want to cancel, and it sounds like the agent don't want to seek it. You can go directly to the broker and let them know the situation and they should release you from the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
RonS, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
RonS answered:
Am I required to pay tax on the difference of my short sale price and what I owe?
Not necessarily. While the Mortgage Debt Foregiveness Relief Act expired at the end of 2013 and has not been resigned or extended as of this writing, you may still escape taxation of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Good time to sell in Mountain View now or next year?
Well, I think the place to start is to contact your tax accountant and see what the effect would be for your selling this year instead of waiting. I think everyone has gotten very nerv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Mortgage for high income, 40% down payment, no debt, but poor credit and short US credit/tax history/only one trade line
DW,

I'm not sure your situation is insurmountable. I guess my first question would pertain to your citizenship status. Are you a US citizen or other?

I'm happy to give this a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
PS, Home Owner in Mountain View, CA
PS answered:
Noise from Mosffett Field ?
Well the heavy aircraft (C-130s, I believe) fly over a large-ish region of Mountain View / Sunnyvale so it's hard to make any remarks without being more specific about the area of inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in North Whisman
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Buying a home with step-down kitchen/great room, next to garage and backyard - is this desirable?
Hi Stephen

Hope by now you have won the bid and all is well.

Certain cultures step down is not desired, its also tough for elderly with
knee problems.

Resale can be an issue s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
3daccents, Both Buyer and Seller in Pacifica, CA
3daccents answered:
I found a condo on Lilac Ln in Mtn View. I'd like some more info on it please.
http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/Mountain_View,CA/0-20000_price
There are several in Mtn View that are cheeeeap. Wondering what is going on?
Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Foreclosure in Rex Manor
Bryan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Sweeley answered:
Buying an older home and planning to do Fumigation - home is unhygenic. Is it customary to rip out Carpet before fumigation?
I don't believe the carpet has any effect on the fumigation.

There might be a very slight benefit to removing the carpet prior to the fumigation as it is a little easier for the gas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Kalyan D, Renter in San Jose, CA
Kalyan D answered:
We are looking to move to Mountain view area . The homes that we see are either out of our 3k budget or small in area . Looking for rentals around 10
Thank you all for you response. Yes, I figured out that its not possible to find one in my budget . I have tried craigslist and have a couple viewing scheduled but they go very fast . W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Rentals in Mountain View
Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Are we in seller's market now?
Yes, we are currently in a seller's market. This is the 'definition' of a sellers market: There is less than a three-month supply of homes for sale. The market is tight. This puts the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Market Conditions in Mountain View
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
West of El Camino - inventory increase and modest slowdown?
I thought there were signs of a modest slowdown, but it does not appear to be the case. 2328 CAROL Ave, 2447 VILLA NUEVA WAY, 476 LEVIN Ave sold for $1.7M, $1.8M, $1.8M, respectively. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
kaybella52, Home Owner in Mountain View, CA
kaybella52 answered:
Ex-Mountain view resident and now wondering why is Mountain view gathering momentum on real-estate price
MOUNTAIN VIEW BECOME THE START UP CITY... BESIDE BORDER OF LOS ALTOS AND PALO ALTO ALSO A LOT OF COMPANIES HERE THAT IS LISTED IN THE S&P 500. $$$$$$$$$$$$$
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Permit for a mountain view homes does not show sq.ft,etc. Do we get into any issue when buying or selling later?
Go to to the city building department and see what they have on file. Ask them the same questions about the remodeling and bringing the home up to code. If you like the answers - I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
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