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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price.… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 20, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi, I am looking for a fixer upper in the mountain view area. Any fixer upper specialists in that area who can help us find the right home.?
Hi Serene,

I refreshed my fixer upper search list, and there are 30 fixer uppers in Santa Clara County at the moment, and one of those is in Mountain View.

Please email me from my ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 94040
John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Two days ago I wondered out loud whether the Silicon Valley real estate market was slowing.  After all, a few homes aren't selling as quickly as they might have earlier this year, and the open houses… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 9, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Check out Mountain View’s Monta Loma tract, just south of the former Hewlett-Packard Mayfield facility in Palo Alto. Architecturally it’s a sort of 7/8ths scale replica of South Palo Alto, all contemporaries… Read more
Blogged Sat Jul 19, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price.… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 10, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Long overshadowed by Palo Alto, but an attractive and vibrant city coming into its own. Has a little of downtown Palo Alto, a little of Palo Alto's Barron Park and a lot of Palo Alto's Midtown—plus a… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 24, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Buyer's Question : How serious should we take Drywood and Fungus/Dryrot? Opinions from Home Owners / Builders really appreciated
I agree that it is wise to address these issues now; they could become much more serious and costly if you wait. Also, you lender may insist that prior to obtaining your loan, you take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Lisa Aguilera, Real Estate Pro in Tracy, CA
The median home list price in Mountain House California in June 2014 is $499,950. That number is way up from the median home listing price of $318,000 in Mountain House in June 2009. That's an increase… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Lisa Aguilera Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Home sellers - Multiple offers. Wondering how home sellers handled multiple offers in California, in 2013? I thought this was a good piece of information: Thank you for reading, FrancisSilicon Valley real… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 12, 2014 by Francis Rolland General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
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
Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Five advantages to owning a home... To piggy-back on my last blog, I thought this blog post from Redfin  from April 21, 2014 was interesting.  It says it very well. Five advantages to owning a home:Your… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Francis Rolland Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Francis Roll…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Local real estate - some perspective. Here is a simple summary of what real estate did lately, and in the past few years, in the Counties of the Bay Area of San Francisco.  Coming directly from the MLS… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Francis Rolland General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Thomas Feng, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Thomas Feng with Bay Area Connect presenting the Mountain View CA 94040 94041 94043 Market Activity in the previous month of March 2014.Statistics include: Pricing of all sold and active listings,… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 28, 2014 by Thomas Feng Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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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
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price.… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 25, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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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
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