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Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Do you understand What an Infrared Thermal Imaging inspection is ?
Hey there Ron and thanks for your question.

To be honest, I know what it is because I have used it to discover water leaks, however, the best forum to discuss your services and to ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Tech Tips in Santa Rosa
Tom Lindemann,  in Fresno, CA
Tom Lindemann answered:
I have a condo I cant sell (or rent). I am getting married. If I defualt on the loan. Will it affect her?
A default will only affect the credit of persons named on the present loan. If she is not on the loan it will have no effect on her. If you are not named on future loan applications she ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2009 Tech Tips in Fresno
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
The Hagley Group answered:
we inhered a 3 BR 2 bath house in harbor city should we sell or rent
If you don't need the money, hire a good property mnagement company, collect the rent, enjoy the potential appreciation, and reap the rewards of another potential tax write off!
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Tech Tips in Harbor City
Tony Vega, Both Buyer and Seller in Irvine, CA
Tony Vega answered:
Is PRG payoff for real?
He claims he can modify loans up to 65% of fair market value (FMV)...
Let's say you paid 600K for your house and have two loans 1 for 480K and 1 for 120K. Let's also say that today's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Tech Tips in Garden Grove
Tyler Flaher…,  in Turlock, CA
Tyler Flaherty answered:
my mother was about to purchase a home, she had loan approval and was already in escrow. Three days before
Elena, I wont presume to know all the circumstances of your mother's situation but will say this. Talk to your agent and be aggressive about that deposit. Your mother's agent needs t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2008 Tech Tips in Ventura County
Crossroads R…, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Crossroads Realty answered:
Email Campaign Software?
Constant Contact would work perfect for you I would think. We have used it in house here and a few of our agents also have their own accounts. You pay monthly based on how many people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Tech Tips in 92627
Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thom Colby answered:
What database and client contact program do you use? I have only been exposed to ACT and am somewhat happy
Hi Jeremy,

I currently use Top Producer with Outlook Connect and it's good. Within SoCal MLS / Tempo under "my tools" you should try MLS-Office. It's inclulded in your dues and I b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2008 Tech Tips in Costa Mesa
Crossroads R…, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Crossroads Realty answered:
Any suggestions on where I can get a real estate website with IDX technology & most importantly inexpensively?
Your best bet would be to ask other agent's in your area that you know have a website similar to what you are looking for. IDX differs from MLS to MLS and having a local person or a co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 20, 2011 Tech Tips in Chula Vista
Dyanna,  in California
Dyanna answered:
craigslist had a house for rent, owner claims to be in west africa, how can find out who is the current owner?
Please be very careful. A man was arrested today for posting home for rent ads on Craigslist. He would tell the renter the property was vacant, which it was because it was a foreclosur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Tech Tips in 93536
Sebastian Fr…, Real Estate Pro in Capitola, CA
Sebastian Frey answered:
If I tear down a house on my property, will this lower the property taxes?
Hi Kimberly! This is a good question to ask the Santa Cruz county assessor, the phone number is (831) 454-2002 and I have put a link to their web site below. If you are on their web si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2008 Tech Tips in Freedom, CA
Erin Stumpf…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Erin Stumpf (Attardi) answered:
Bankruptcy and renting
You might try contacting a local property management company and ask about their tenant qualification requirements. There are many here in Sacramento who have been foreclosed, or are i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2008 Tech Tips in West Sacramento, CA
Arnie Kleins…,  in Bozeman, MT
Arnie Kleinsasser answered:
I can not edit my listings ... I have followed your directions, there is no edit details under My listings.
You should be able to go to My Trulia and click on my listings. You should then see right below the picture (update details) and that should take you to the edit page. Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 29, 2011 Tech Tips in 90740
Eric H. Wong , Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Eric H. Wong answered:
Realtors: How do you feel about using online video to market your listings?
I think video tours are a great innovation. I know quite a few Realtors who are using Youtube to show their listings. Most, if not all buyers these days are going to the internet before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2008 Tech Tips in San Francisco, CA
Dot Chance, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Dot Chance answered:
Where can I find what bank owns a REO? How can I find out how many days it has been on the market?
Devin, a Realtor can get that info for you. If you need a good Realtor in San Jose I have some great friends there who are very reputable.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Tech Tips in Downtown San Jose
Homa Moaddel, Real Estate Pro in Foothill Ranch, CA
Homa Moaddel answered:
short sale

Is the lawsuit pending against you or against your home? Shortsale has to be approved with the bank that lended you the money. The title insurance company will review the title ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 8, 2008 Tech Tips in San Diego, CA
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
Pam Winterbauer answered:

Your best bet in locating a rental for the San Jose area would be to use craigslist at Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2008 Tech Tips in San Jose, CA
Alex, Both Buyer and Seller in 91329
Alex asked:
Who are the best (toughest, most qualified, etc) home inspectors you recommend? I'm looking for ones that will service the San Fernando Valley.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2008 Tech Tips in Valley Village, San Fernando, CA
Diana Margala, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Diana Margala answered:
I'm starting up a "forum" style Q&A site very much like Trulia Voices and
Like any other communication, I think it will be successful if the information is pertinent to the times and accurate. A lot of buyers and sellers do seek out information and the inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2008 Tech Tips in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Oscar Espino…,  in Colton, CA
Oscar Espinosa answered:
if anyone knows any sites that i may go on to look up houses for rent in Pomona,Ca or know of any available
Realtors like my self have access to MLS for rent listings.
Investors who want to rent out their properties list them with MLS system.
I'm local, Pomona is next door to me so I can p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2008 Tech Tips in Pomona, CA
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