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Jen E. Smith, Other/Just Looking in Las Vegas, NV
Jen E. Smith asked:
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 4, 2010 Home Selling in 95051
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
Can a 15% down payment still get a jumbo non-conforming loan (say around 850-900K loan) in today's market?
Beep,
You need to consult with a qualified loan officer or banking institution for the best advice. But typiclly yes you will be able to get a loan with that type of down payment on a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Financing in 95050
YourPalmSpr…, Real Estate Pro in Cathedral City, CA
YourPalmSpringsAgent.com answered:
What is the current commission rate for a realator that is representing a seller in Santa Clara?
By law there is no set commission. It is negotiable.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Sara Greenwo…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sara Greenwood answered:
Hi, do you have any recommendation on what cities/areas that I can look to buy within $300K (not $30k) 2bedrooms/2bathrooms condo in Santa Clara
Hi Anna
300k opens up your choices quite a bit. I would say that you can look in San jose primarily. The farther north you go up the penninsula, the more expensive the property. You wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 12, 2010 Home Buying in 95051
Barbara Stew…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Barbara Stewart answered:
HI, I want to buy a 2bedrooms/2bath condo within 30K in south bay in Northern California. Is this possible? Do you have any recommendation on which?
Anna, If you had asked if it was possible to purchase something $300K and below, I would've said yes. That is entirely possible. For something under $30K, you might be looking a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95051
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 5, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
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
Brad Gill, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Brad Gill answered:
How will the potential SF 49ers stadium, parking lot, and the movement of the PG&E substation in Santa Clara, CA affect nearby real estate?
Great question Janelle…I’m interested in knowing this as well.

One such way to find out about possible impacts is to contact the city planning department for Santa Clara ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 26, 2010 Market Conditions in Santa Clara
Frederick Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Frederick Raia answered:
I recently heard and read that Santa Clara, along with some other major Bay Area cities, experienced a rise in the number of sales during the past
Inventory is very low in Santa Clara and finding a decent home in a good neighborhood for $400,000 will be very difficult. There are currently only 8 homes at or under $400k in Santa Cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 23, 2010 Market Conditions in 95054
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
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