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Geoff Rossman, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Geoff Rossman answered:
Can we buy a new home we found without keeping the realtor in between even if we signed an exclusive B.R.A.?
Why not have your Realtor negotiate for you a lower price. The asking price may be without a Realtor say $300K and with a Realtor 3% more. If you have a good Realtor who can negotiate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 6, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Diane Wheatl…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Diane Wheatley, Broker answered:
Why would an owner agree to a short sale instead of just staying in a house for months and months for free?
I see your point. However, I do have an answer. A short sale will allow the homeowner a better and much quicker chance to purchase their next home when you consider their credit worth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Foreclosure in Mountain View
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
Spend more on a house in a good school district or send kids to private school?
Dave,
My opinion has always been to by in a decent neighborhood with decent schools then take a more active role in your kids education.
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Should I continue to invest in stock market or buy a house?
Dave,

The one whom tries to time either the real estate market or the stock market loses. It is near impossilbe to time the ups and downs. Congratulations on your sucess in the sto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 3, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Elaina, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Elaina answered:
We are looking at Hampton Park Townhomes in San Jose. Builder is Taylor Morrison. Is it a good buy?
They install wrong cabinet color and wrong upgrades. Lack of labor, that's why the quality might have some issues.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Is 1353 Marilyn Pl Mountain View CA 94040 still for sale?
They took it off market May 11th, however owner is being foreclosed on or at this point may have been foreclosed on. Let me know if you would like me to pursue further and get more inf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Selling in Blossom Valley
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
Why is my house still missing from the listing?
Hi Allen,
I just looked it up, your home is on the market, I can see it. Where are you looking for it??
It is listed at 915K......Who are you asking to delete the old posting and put ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 23, 2009 Home Selling in Old Mountain View
Patrick John…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Patrick Johnson, SRES answered:
Opinion on Gables End Townhomes in Mountain View.
Hi Alok,

Can't really comment on Gables End, however I have seen them from 101. The combination of the location off the freeway and the EPA Superfund Site status has not been a big ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 21, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Single Family Home vs Townhome in 600K range in Mountain View
Peter,
You are asking a quesion based sole on monetry issues. Please consider lifestyle in your decision.
Based on $$$ I would suggest a single family home. Fannie Mae has made fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
Any information on Classics at Miramonte?is it a good location? are the prices reasonable?chances for freebies
Hi again Wantanewhome,
The Classics communities are all built with energy saving materials and have great floor plans! Again the mountain View ones have good schools attached and are b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
Which is a better neighborhood in Mountain View CA - The Crossings or Whisman Station ?
Hi PS,

This is a very "personal choice" question. Your personal needs is where you should be looking to Buy. Ofcourse good schools are always a plus when it comes time for re-sale, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Kimmorales, Home Buyer in Worcester County, MA
Kimmorales answered:
We are moving to Bay Area. We can't afford more than $500K.
Oh, sorry forgot to mention that we need 3 bedrooms.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Lea Ann Hern…, Real Estate Pro in 95070
Lea Ann Hernandez CRS, GRI answered:
Want to attend an auction to see what the experience is like. Where are auctions held in Santa Clara county?
If you want an auction, go to this website...these are the largest in the Bay Area. http://www.auction.com/auction_details.php?auctionID=H-079&gclid=CPvA9aiu6ZkCFR0Sagodg1tzRw#;
Have f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in Mountain View
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
What does it mean when a house is in "Pending Sale" status?
Gregor:

It means an offer has been submitted and the property is now off the market. It remains pending while it is in escrow, normally 21-45 days. Once escrow has closed, it moves t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2009 Home Selling in Mountain View
Finance1onli…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Finance1online answered:
Wondering about the making home affordable refinance program
The making home affordable refinance program has changed a lot since 2009. Now there is no limit to how far upside down a borrower can be so regardless of LTV you can refinance with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Financing in Mountain View
Patrick John…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Patrick Johnson, SRES answered:
Condos in Old Mountain View - myth or reality?
Hi Josh,

Currently there are 4 condo/townhomes listings in the downtown Mountain View district (Area 207). Your definition of walking distance may vary from others, so I'll leave th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 12, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 94041
Joey, Home Buyer in
Joey answered:
Looking for insight into these two communities: Rockburry Villas & Gables End in Mountain View. Any advice?
seen them both.
The Rockburry villas are behind middlefield road so feels industrial and all along Rock ave there are mostly apartment buildings. the HOA was 230 and there are no amen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2009 Home Buying in Mountain View
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
will co-signing for someone take away my first time buyer benefits?
I totally agree with Gene. You should also speak with a lender to see how co-signing will affect your borrowing ability. If you are obligated for one loan you might not qualify to borro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2009 Home Buying in 94043
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
how high will interest rates go with the obama administration?
Andrew, I don't know the answer to your question but you can maybe use these two sites to keep current...
http://www.fhfa.gov/ ....&......http://mortgage-x.com/general/rate_trend.asp
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2009 Financing in 94043
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