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Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
How much can I charge for rent - prime downtown Palo Alto, detached single family home, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 car garage.?
Hi Arlene, look for similar ads to see what they are charging. Here on Trulia there is a new Rent section as well as Craigslist, Mercury News and other on-line sources. The rents asking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Rentals in Leland Manor
Mindy, Home Owner in 94306
Mindy answered:
In-law / au-pair unit, build vs buy? in Palo Alto
Since you got no answers from the experts, I am going to provide you an answer based on my knowledge (as a homeowner who has tried to learn about city building department's rules). ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 4, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
I am in the market to refinance a confirming, out-of-California, Investment property and looking for 0-cost, 0 point loan, open to fixed or ARM.
Have you tried to contact the current mortgage holder to see what they would offer you? Also, do you belong to a credit union, if so sometimes they may have something to offer. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Financing in Palo Alto
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What if two properties go up for sale next door to one another? how might that impact the sale price, timing? Should we go with the same agency?
You are complicating this unnecessarily:
Whether two properties are next door or down the block makes no diff.
You should enlist that help of a local Realtor, trust them, and let them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 14, 2014 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Carl Henker,  in 95928
Carl Henker answered:
Who has the best Jumbo rates (non-conforming) and reasonably quick underwriting?
Bank of the Internet has some very compettive programs and I hear UW is quick.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2016 Financing in 94303
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
Is there any foreclosure or short sale SFH in Palo Alto?
Does not appear so at the moment - inventory is VERY low.
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 2, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Have any of you realtors seen a buyer try to renegotiate purchase/sale price after all contingencies are removed, and the contract is in escrow?
It happens, but not often after the home inspection renegotiation is over. You can always say NO and hope they don't walk away from their earnest money deposit. What was the reason ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 15, 2011 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
I have a question about a real estate purchase tactic in this buyers market, and wonder how its generally viewed. A unique new property comes on the
Yes, it happens. You can say NO and see if they walk away. Some buyers think all sellers are desperate to sell at any price and they try stuff like this. Say NO now and maybe a better b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
how much more can be added to the exiting house in green gables, palo alto, without elevating the floor? is it 20% or 400sq ft more?
i would suggest you contact the HOA and ask about the CCR's for your answer:
I would seriously doubt that anyone on Trulia is going to have a copy of those CCR's.

Good luc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 20, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Palo Alto
Kendrick Kwan, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Kendrick Kwan answered:
I am looking for 2ba room around the stanford but it seems so difficult
Hi,

It depends how far you want to be from Stanford and what price range you are looking for. Unfortunately a lot of the housing immediately surrounding Stanford is reserved for Sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Rudi Hofmann, Real Estate Pro in El Segundo, CA
Rudi Hofmann answered:
Is now a good time to refinance my mortgage?
I wouldn't wait. What is your FICO, LTV and loan amount? I have ARMs up to $10,000,000 with no prepay and no fee to convert to a fixed rate.

Happy funding, Rudi
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2011 Financing in Palo Alto
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Lots of cash, no income, young investor. How can I get a mortgage?
Julianne,

You should talk with a lender. Our lender just got a loan for someone who is unemployed, living at home 20% down on a duplex. Not everyone qualifies so the details of you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 30, 2011 Financing in Palo Alto
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Strange days??
That each area, each, home is unique as are the buyers and sellers. If people only purchased homes as investments your analysis on certain properties appears sound. However, the Ameri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Market Conditions in Palo Alto
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
What are the Different Districts of Palo Alto and what is each one like?
Hi Need to Buy,

I'd like to refer you to Ken Deleon of Keller Williams in Palo Alto. http://www.kendeleon.com/
He has every neighborhood in Palo Alto Profiled and is THE numbe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 6, 2011 Home Buying in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Regarding the 109 Melville Ave property. Thank you all for feedback. How much do you think is a good price for being close to train?? TWLyons
I live on the other side of the tracks a little farther south (off Park), about the same distance from the tracks. There isn't a lot of noise at night, which would be the biggest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2011 Home Selling in Palo Alto
David Burnham,  in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
We are selling our home in PA at 109 Melville Ave. It has been on market for more than 4 weeks. Can I get some feedback on this property.?
I can't speak for the price, as I am not familiar with the market, however I would say that a lot of buyers come from the internet and they want to see lots of pictures. At your p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
how can I find who owns a house? I have the property address.
Call your local and/or county tax assessor. This information is 'public record' and must be given to you if you call and ask.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Foreclosure in 94301
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Dear community: What has been the trend in number of foreclosures in Palo Alto over the last few years (since 2008)?Many thanks
Interested buyer,
Since Jan 1, 2008 there have been 6 sales of foreclosed single family homes, and 8 condos/townhomes. These are the ones that have been on MLS.

Marcy Moyer
DRE 0 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in 94301
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
We will put a sizeble down payment to buy a house in CA for our daughter, we would like our names on the title. Can it be done after the Escrow?
It can be done after COE. Actually, it is a very simple process, fill out the (I think) Community Property Deed and have it notarized , send it in with a small fee ... call your county ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
We will put a sizeble down payment to buy a house in CA for our daughter, we would like our names on the title. Can it be done after the Escrow?
Yes, very easily. You can just fill out a form and record it for a small fee. See the link for the form.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in Palo Alto
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