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Bob Bedbury, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Bob Bedbury answered:
How much does a busy street or intersection affect property value in San Carlos?
It would certainly depend on what busy street we're talking about. For Brittan Avenue, perhaps as much as $75k. If we're talking busy like St Francis, perhaps not at all. And in this ... more
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Vicki Moore, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Vicki Moore answered:
Can someone tell me the disadvantage of buying a mobile home in the bay area?
Hi Yesenia - The loans are different. There are specific lending institutions that loan on them.

Mobile homes depreciate like a car as opposed to a traditional property that goes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Gregory Gria…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Gregory Grialou answered:
Why is 94401 cheaper than 94403 & 94404?
Hello RDV,

That's a good question. Zip codes are zip codes....right? Basically in comes down to the desirability of the area/neighborhood.....or zip code. Yet even within a specif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Lots of land in Belmont
You should contact the listing agents to find out if one of these lots are not buildable. We have several of these lots for sale in our office, contact me at:

Phyllis McArthur
650-3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Belmont
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Miekeba Jones answered:
hi, i am looking for an agent to sell my house in south san francisco in february
Hi abcboy69, Consult your Realtor. Do you need help finding a Realtor in your area?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in South San Francisco
Jean Isaacson, Real Estate Pro in Woodside, CA
Jean Isaacson answered:
Hello, I wanted to get the group's thoughts about the Portola Valley Ranch, e.g., quality of houses, resale value, possible cons etc.
PV Ranch is a great area - and the homes are a good value for the Portola Valley area. Older homes my need some updating, but for the most case they are well built and are fairly easy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in Portola Valley
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
What is the fog like in the area of the house for sale at 108 Lorry Lane?
Well it depends on the time of year. Sometimes there is fog sitting on the water and sometimes it is sitting on the top of the hill and sometimes it is warm all over. Like I said it re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
val krysov, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
val krysov answered:
I am looking to buy a house in San Mateo County, and looking for agent with significant experience helping buyers in this area.
I would be happy to help you!!!
My phone is 415-385-8949
http://realtyfinancial.com
info@realtyfinancial.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo County
Rick Shaffer, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Rick Shaffer answered:
Hello, I am trying to buy a condo in San Mateo and looking at a flip over property. The bank wanted me to pay for two appraisals since it's a
I have seen this request/requirement before and I have also seen where the ender is willing to pay for the second appraisal (it would be worth asking)
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in 94066
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
im on moving to works program can i buy a home
Depends on a number of factors. I’d recommend containing a local realtor and working with them and their lender to see exactly what your options might be. Prices are high on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Buying in 94061
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
A list price for a mobile home does that include any mobile park fees or HOA? Many homes in Canada Cove Ave are listed for less than $250K
Space rent on that one is listed as $934 per month. Let me know if I can get you any more info on that home or others in the area.

Thanks,

Glen Mitchell
Real Estate Broker
Lice ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in Half Moon Bay
The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
The Medford Team answered:
are there any programs for low income households who would like to purchase a property in san mateo county?
Check out this website and contact them:

Economic & Community Development - Daly City, CA
http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/Departments/ECD/hcd/affordable_hsg_old.htm
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Francis
Jean Joh - 8z…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Jean Joh - 8z Bay Area Team answered:
Millbrae Inventory
Well, it's a combination of two things. First, as you say, the holidays and end of the year typically lead to a slowdown in new listings, as homeowners do not want to deal with the has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in Millbrae
Ron Jensrud, Real Estate Pro in Fridley, MN
Ron Jensrud answered:
First time home buyers
Well with selecting a real estate agent you need to understand there are 2 types of Buyer Agents:

1) Exclusive Buyer Agents - work in a firm that never represents sellers, they only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
Recourse on undisclosed work performed?
I'm not totally sure that an improvement like a skylight would have to be necessarily disclosed perse. If anyanythinghing it would be more like saying they installed a new toilet or sin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94070
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Are there realtors who specialize in trustee sales and who accompany their client to the sale on the court steps?
Sia,
Great question. So as you are probably aware, you need to go to the court house for the auction prepared to pay all cash and you must be able to pay off all the liens on the prope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in Redwood City
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
How foggy is it in Pacifica? IS that why the prices are lower there than elsewhere on the Peninsula?
There are areas of Pacifica that are more foogy than others. For example usually if you have an ocean view there will be more fog because you are closer to the ocean. There is actually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
We have been waiting for a BofA shortsale approval from the "investors", does anyone have any good suggestions to speed up this process?
When a Client asks to see SHORTSALES, I caution them about the loooooong time element.
Then, when we submit an Offer, I caution them about the looooooooooong time element.
I am remind ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Give me you honest opinion on buying as a VA buyer. What are the odds. Can it be possible, are sellers willing to sell to VA buyers?
Odds are very, very low on a VA loan. If we go from the very top, even all cash buyers have pretty low odds of winning on a property. That's followed by conventional buyers with 50% d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bart Gabe answered:
Appraisal and Refi advice in San Bruno, CA
Was it an FHA or conventional appraisal?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
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