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Lisa Faria &…, Real Estate Pro in Gilroy, CA
Lisa Faria & Peter Fleming answered:
Looking for property in Hollister under 325k
There are plenty of homes in San Benito and Hollister feel free to check us out at www.LisaFaria.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 27, 2014 Home Buying in Hollister
Michael Walt…, Real Estate Pro in 95023
A college student posed this great question in Trulia: "I'm a college student looking to move to Sac this winter. Should i rent or buy? Property around Sac State is expensive...  I need some help on… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 16, 2014 by Michael Walters General Area Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Michael Walt…, Real Estate Pro in 95023
With the World Cup focus and among all of the flag showings, I still think Old Glory is the most awesome: bold, balanced, and beautiful. On 9/12/2001 I posted our flag in front of my home.  I had always… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 3, 2014 by Michael Walters General Area Quality of Life Home Buying
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How to set up a search for new homes?
Through our MLS it can be search by entering criteria for additional living space, or two kitchens, etc. Also, if you subscribe to RealtyScout you may be able to use that as a filter.
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Buying in 95023
Michael Walt…, Real Estate Pro in 95023
It is always advisable to have the entry locks to your new home changed.  The previous owner, their family, the friendly neighbor -  have had a key to YOUR home.If you are buying or, recently bought… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 6, 2013 by Michael Walters Quality of Life Home Buying Home Ownership
Tammy Davis, Real Estate Pro in 95023
Tammy Davis answered:
How do I set up a search to find a property with two homes on it?
I'm a local agent that lives and works in Hollister. I would be happy to help you search for something with two homes on it (darn, I just sold one of my listings that had two homes!).
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Hollister
Michael Walt…, Real Estate Pro in 95023
Michael Walters answered:
what is the crime rate and the location of the prison in Hollister?
The crime rate in Hollister is on the low side of the national average. Here is a great, one page summary showing a declining rate, nearly every year since 1999: http://tinyurl.com/mmb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in Hollister
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
What Park is this located?
You really should start with the park manager. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rental park. Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Buying in Hollister
Charlene Pla…, Real Estate Pro in 97401
Charlene Placko, ABR, GREEN answered:
Seller refuses to extension days before closing
Wow. I hope you got your situation resolved satisfactorily. Your agent and the other agent should be doing everything they can to get this take care of ASAP. Deadlines are extremely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in Hollister
bluewickedbu…, Both Buyer and Seller in Mill Valley, CA
bluewickedburner answered:
Even though seller stated "as-is", what can be done for repairs found through FHA appraisal?
Why on earth are you repairing a house you do not own? What kind of agent do you have that with knowledge of this action, doesn't immediately throw up a red flag ans ask you to reconsid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in 95023
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
want to rent my home and need to find out where can I find the forms for application and lease.
Do you want to buy another? You may rent out your current home even if your upside down and wait till you realize more equity to sell while in the meantime you buy another home to live ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Home Buying in Hollister
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Are there city grants available for first time home buyers?
I offer the CHF Access half percent down payment program throughout CA. You may qualify with a minimum 580 fico score and which can also contribute towards your closing costs as well. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Home Buying in Hollister
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Does anybody want to share experiences negotiating on new constructions.?
Hi praveenjayaraman,

You are in a classic supply & demand environment right now. I think you will find that as you approach the end of the year the "no negotiations" attitude will pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Buying in 95045
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
can a seller remove the built in appliances stove,hood,ovens and resell to the buyers legally?
The way that California looks at this;
Anything that is ATTACHED is considered part of the house, not personal property.

In some circumstances, you could EXCLUDE an item from the sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Home Buying in 95045
Amber, Home Buyer in Hollister, CA
Amber asked:
Stonegate Community Tres Pinos - water issues I am looking to buy a home in the Stonegate Community, Tres Pinos. I did some googling and found several articles about water issues during drought years. Anyone have any information on…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in Tres Pinos
Karen Parson…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons-Fiddler answered:
can you bargain on the selling price of a house going through short sale? Or, is the price usually pretty reasonable?
Hi Ellen,

There is no way to make a sweeping generalization on this. Normally the listing agent is going to run comps and then price the home agressively. This does not mean they won ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Home Buying in 95023
Susan Bolste…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
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Blogged Sat Dec 4, 2010 by Susan Bolster-Grant General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
Ray and Peggy…, Real Estate Pro in 95023
Ray and Peggy Pierce answered:
A bank owned home listed at 399,000 on the market over 130 days is offering 330,000 way too low?
Days on the market is a realtive thing based on nieghborhood and price for the area you are talking about, 130 days could be quite normal (if there is such a thing now a days) or it cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 12, 2010 Home Buying in Hollister
Kristen Jure…, Real Estate Pro in Hollister, CA
Last year homebuyers were waiting for all the Real Estate Owned properties to be released because about 300 NODs have been filed which possibly turns into foreclosure.  With the government intervention… Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 14, 2010 by Kristen Jurevich Home Buying
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