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David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
owner orally authorized agent to sell his house.agent completed slae of house to the buyer. when buyer?
The listing agent wasn't very bright for not having a written contract with the seller. I can't believe he would attempt to do the transaction without a valid contract. I hope the selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in 94301
Pa_home_buyer, Other/Just Looking in 94301
Pa_home_buyer answered:
Is there a tax benefit to owning a home valued more than $2M?
matthew,

Another poster summed up your position as follows in the health of houses > $2M:

"Your numerous, unctuos postings truly reveal your character. Take the thread where you s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Lauren, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Lauren answered:
Anybody familiar w/ Classics at Sterling Park? Info? Planning to buy a new home.
The prices just dropped on these houses in the past month or so. A few months ago (late 2008), the largest (plan 10?) for example were selling for over $1.6M, now they are what Nina sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
How much room for negotiation for a new constructed condo such as Echelon?
Everything is negotiable in this market. I've been able to get my buyers up to $30,000 in improvements when it was a sellers market, so you never know until you ask.

If you need a st ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Gobear, Home Buyer in Cupertino, CA
Gobear answered:
We are thinking buying a new Condo but townhouse style at Echelon that is located on the East Meadow Ave.
The main reason we are considering about this neighborhood is its school district. We are planning to stay here for 5 or 6 years. Is it this property easy to sell?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
I'm a new practicing physician in the palo alto area in california. My fiance and I have a combined income
Dear JN,

By writing this blog, you are obviouly interested in Buying a Home! Your first Step would be to contact a Lender, who can crunch your numbers and let you know where you stan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 4, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Eric Trailer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Eric Trailer answered:
Could someone recommend us a mortgage broker who has experiences in non-U.S. citizen/resident borrowers?
Good morning,
Thank you for your inquiry.
Absolute Mortgage Banking is a local, Palo Alto based mortgage bank, located adjacent to the Stanford campus at 555 College Avenue. We have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Scott Miller, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Scott Miller answered:
Is owning a rental property next to a college campus a wise investment?
Hi Brian,

Although your question was asked some time ago, I am posting a link to my blog about the same subject, which you might find interesting.

GOOD LUCK!

Scott Miller, Real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Katalin Horv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Katalin Horvath answered:
vantage by warming homes
Dear Jj,
Sounds like you're looking for an agent to assist with your decision making. Although, you are considering a new home purchase where the builder/develper provides sales assita ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Mk, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Mk answered:
What did 3111 David and the Wilkie houses sell for?
Actually, Mathew's tactic shall be used in all purchases in this market beoynd REOs. Lock other side. Kind of immoral? May be. But legal and fair. When the price was up several years ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Michael Benn…, Real Estate Pro in Riverside County, CA
Michael Benninger answered:
How long should the "sale pending" phase last?
It vary's 45 to 90 days. It is getting better.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2009 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Jster, Other/Just Looking in Palo Alto, CA
Jster answered:
455 ALDER LN, Palo Alto
MK, you're right on target. Even if Nasdaq and the economy rebound, lending is not going to become as loose as it was during the bubble. With the government exerting its will on the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2009 Home Buying in 94306
Eric Trailer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Eric Trailer answered:
palo alto, ca
Hi Jay,
While I'm not sure what the question is here, I am presuming that it's maybe that you're looking for a solid argument as to why now is a very good time to buy a home, Palo Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2008 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
Is it worthful to buy a condo near by 101 traffic ?
Palo Alto is always a good investment. The schools are strong, the safety is good, and the storm has not hit Palo Alto when the rest of the market around California has had so many prob ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2008 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
How's the Palo Alto market lately for a single-family home? Has it slowed down a little?Still multiple offers?
Amy,
Chris has given you an excellent snapshot of the Palo Alto Market.
I will just offer you my point of view on when it is the best time to be a buyer. I find this true fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2008 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Amir Shahkar…, Real Estate Pro in 95014
Amir Shahkarami answered:
Planning to buy a condo in barron square palo alto. Need advice on the neighborhood and prices on a 1800sq ft
There are very few condos for sale in Barron Square.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2008 Home Buying in Barron Park
Patrick John…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Patrick Johnson, SRES answered:
Which areas in Sunnyvale have good schools?how's the price range?
Hi Jennifer,

I thought I would chime in on your original question. Sorry I missed the topic the first time around. =)

Depending on how long you plan to stay in the home, middle s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 Home Buying in College Terrace
Arn Cenedella, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Arn Cenedella answered:
Is East Palo Alto the same as Palo Alto?
East Palo Alto and Palo Alto are separate cities and are located in different counties to boot.
One might be suprised to know that over the past 10 years or so, property values have in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2008 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Dave Blockhus, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Dave Blockhus answered:
We just closed and got possession of our townhome.When we called the utilities to transfer the utilities to?
RB,

Did you read the HOA documents? If you used an Agent, did he/she read it? Was the disclosure documents incomplete? If you didn't receive a complete set of documents, you might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2008 Home Buying in Palo Alto
LoveBayArea, Home Buyer in San Ramon, CA
LoveBayArea answered:
How do I obtain official county data about what my neighbor's home sold for last year in Palo Alto, CA?
what is the address? I can probably provide you details
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2008 Home Buying in Downtown North
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