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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Will there be a market for 1/1 or 2/1 condos built circa 1972-1976 in 20 years?
No. There won't be too much of a market.

Still, does it matter?

You get in at a real good price today. In 10 or 20 years (say 15 years) you've paid down the mortgage som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Matthew Hold…, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Matthew Holder answered:
Broker said she can get 3% referral fee on new homes and rebate 2% to me. If I the buyer negotiate the selling price directly, will I get better deal?
Hi there.

I'm not sure if I quite follow, but I think you are saying that the agent will receive 3% of the sale price as their commission and then rebate 2% back to you.

If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 8, 2011 Home Buying in 95050
Eric J Soder…,  in Pleasanton, CA
Eric J Soderlund answered:
Need help with neighborhood and area.
I would need to know what you intend to do with the property. Live in it? Rent it ? etc. That area is nice as are the surrounding areas. I wil say that there is room for negotiation at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Jacob Varghe…, Other/Just Looking in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
Need help with neighborhood and area review for single family homes on lafayette in Santa Clara.
Have your found a home? If not let me know your specifications and can send you some listings.

If you not pre-approved I can help you with the pre-approval and mortgage also.

I g ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can someone write an appraisal contingency clause like "Contingent upon the house being appraised for at least 95% of the sale price"?
Yes. Absolutely.

Check with your Realtor or a real estate lawyer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 1, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
Appraisal of unapproved structures
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Non- permitted work can be viewed differently by different appraisers. If it is not included in the tax records, some appraisers will not include it in appraisal value. Some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 3, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
W3elf, Home Buyer in 95051
W3elf answered:
Evelyn glen in sunny vale or Shea boulevard in santa clara?
Also, in terms of price per sqft, Evelyn glen is around $406/sqft and shea boulevard is $361/sqft
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Buying in 95051
Vinicius Bra…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Vinicius Brasil answered:
HOA and property tax fee in Santa Clara
HOA for a condo in Santa Clara will vary between $250 and $400 a month.

Property tax in the city of Santa Clara is about 1.1% of the sale costs and there are some direct assessment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 15, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Jacob Varghe…, Other/Just Looking in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
Can I get a single family home in Santa Clara in good condition for 200K CASH.?
I just checked the MLS, there are two listing below 400,000K in Santa Clara.

Do you want the links?

Jacob
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 1, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Mihaela Matt…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Mihaela Mattes answered:
I am planning to give an offer for a townhouse with a backyard and all the comps I got are townhouses without backyard. How can I adjust the price?
Hello John,
Usually Townhouses and sometimes even Condominiums on 2 levels have a patio or small fenced yard. if you looked at comparables in the close neighborhood of the property you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Connie Wilda…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Connie Wildasinn answered:
What happens when there is a gap between bank appraisal of home and the selling price ?
yes... or you could get the seller to reduce the price on the house to the appraised value... or you (depending on your contract contigencies) resind the offer... this is happening more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
How is the value of Boulevard by Shea Homes in Santa Clara? I'm a first-time homebuyer who qualifies for the BMR units there.
Hello Home Buyer and thanks for your post.

You've chosen a great community in looking at the Boulevard by Shea Homes. First, the good points. I like Shea Homes. They build a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
James Peters…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
James Peterson answered:
Will my impound account money be used (or will I get it back)?
An impound account is used like an escrow, you are adding money to an account on a monthly basis so the lender can pay your property taxes for you. The FHA guidelines are a little over ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Jacob Varghe…, Other/Just Looking in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
How does I factor in age when comparing an old house to a new one.?
It is very difficult to price a home solely based on age of the home. You will have to consider a ton of other factors.

In case you need a mortgage please do not hesitate to contact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 26, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
santa clara vs san jose vs sunnyvale homes in cupertino SD.
Hello Bina and thanks for your question.

Having lived in this area for over 20 years, I can say that, for the most part, the homes in the 95129 area of West San Jose (Eisenhower Scho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 23, 2009 Home Buying in 95051
Inhouse Lend…,  in 95125
Inhouse Lender answered:
How about 95050 zip code in santa clara?? there is some new homes coming up there...does any one have idea about new homes in santa clara and is it a?
Yes have you taken a look at the grove in Santa Clara a small group of homes walking distance to the University. http://www.robsonhomes.com/grove/ . I just recently met with the sales o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2009 Home Buying in 95050
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Whats is this $25K property in santa clara is this real?http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/2007148452--Kiely-Blvd-Santa-Clara-CA-95051
Newbuyer ...

If it is too good to be true ... guess what?

What you are seeing is not a listing … it is an advertisement for RealtyTrac.

What you are seeing on Trulia.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 2, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
Hi I sold my home last September and I bought a house 10/1/09. Do I qualify the $6500 Tax credit?ThanksVivian
I believe that you had to have lived in your house for the past 5 years to receive the credit. Maybe check with you tax accountant to be sure.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 12, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Eva Bradley, Real Estate Pro in Tracy, CA
Eva Bradley answered:
When Property Tax will be reassessed after sale?
Hello Irwtfybb,

The property will be re-assessed after the sale, whithout you doing anything. The impound accound will take care of the changes automatically, you do not need to do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Taylor Morrison Laurel place, how is the surrounding area in terms of safety?
Hi Firstimer. Agents are not allowed to give their opinion regarding the safety of a neighborhood. You can try talking with neighbors, looking for statstics on the web and going to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 30, 2009 Home Buying in 95051
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