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Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in 35613
Micah Matson answered:
How big does staging factor into the sell price? What other factors help increase the sell price?
I think that staging is great, especially since most sellers dont seem to do it. That makes your stand out even more, and people can picture themselves living there, vs. a cold empty s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Phil, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Phil answered:
Gables End Mt. View
MV, did you buy in the end? If you did, how do you feel about the situation now?
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How to select a seller agent? What are good questions to ask?
A lot of has been posted on what criteria to use. The choice of realtor is really how much your realtor is focusing on your interest instead of his or hers.

Assuming your agent has 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
buyer doesn't cancel contract
Scott,
Your contract contains the answer to your question. If the answer isn't clear to you or your agent, get an attorney to review it. We don't have your contract and that is the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Is it time to sell? someone sensing a crash?
Well, it's a year since this question was posted, and as you can see, the market in Silicon Valley is far from crashing! Especially now that companies are finally hiring more people an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
I signed an agreement to sell my house in Mountain View. The property has some water damage and
Tell them you want to cancel, and it sounds like the agent don't want to seek it. You can go directly to the broker and let them know the situation and they should release you from the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
rons, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
rons answered:
Am I required to pay tax on the difference of my short sale price and what I owe?
Not necessarily. While the Mortgage Debt Foregiveness Relief Act expired at the end of 2013 and has not been resigned or extended as of this writing, you may still escape taxation of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Good time to sell in Mountain View now or next year?
Well, I think the place to start is to contact your tax accountant and see what the effect would be for your selling this year instead of waiting. I think everyone has gotten very nerv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Geof McLaugh…, Real Estate Pro in Walpole, MA
Geof McLaughlin answered:
Less than 20% down payment?
Even under the new Qualified Mortgage (QM) guidelines that just took effect, it's still possible to get a mortgage with less than a 20% down payment. However the days of low down payme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Financing in 94043
m.ch4545, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
m.ch4545 answered:
Why are homes in the North Whisman area in Mountain view so much lower in cost than other MV areas?
The soil and ground water are contaminated

http://mv-voice.com/news/2012/10/11/cancer-spike-found-near-superfund-site
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 14, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello, I would like to get advice on when can I buy home after short sale.
Hello Mike, You may now qualify FHA ONE YEAR from a BK, short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu under extenuating circumstances due to the economy. It only takes a few dozen questions t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 General Area in 94043
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
who is responsible for dryrot repairs when buying a home?
The lenders most of the time require that the dry rot is fixed before they will close on the house.
Well, before closing it is still the sellers house and so if they want it to close ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Is it a good idea to get a few pre-approvals? Some REO units need pre-approval from a specific bank, but I have run the credit check &
Here is what I do, if the the seller of a buyer I have pre-approved needs a pre-approval from another lender, I send over my package. It is all done.

That way the buyers do not have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Can I build and live in a house without a sewer system ?
Septic system is what you have to do if there is no public system
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
In Florida, when negotiating a short sale with two lenders, different banks, and the contract price pays off first mortgage? ????
Thats the prob with 2nd liens, they hold a lot of power, can change there minds up to closing day! first, is the seller compliant with the bank doc requirements? Too often I have seen s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Selling in 94043
Zofia Morse, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Zofia Morse answered:
Need some help finding communities similar to Whisman Station, Rivermark and Mission Gardens within a 10 mile radius of Whisman Station?
Do you have an agent? There are homes coming on the market everyday, so by regulary checking listed homes you may find your dream place
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 14, 2012 Home Buying in 94043
Babar, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Babar answered:
Fungi, Dry rot, mold
No, not necessarily. Dry rot is actually caused by moisture. Many homes can have small, unnoticeable leaks that can cause dry rot over time. Unfortunately, unnoticed dry rot can cause s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Home Buying in 94043
Chand Sultana, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Chand Sultana answered:
how to invest a SFH in the east palo alto? What is the steps? need REO broker?
Hi,

I can help you with this purchase and property management (free for 2 years and charge at 10% of monthly rent after that, if you like me).

Call me if you are interested. I wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Home Buying in 94043
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in 95070
Robert Lei answered:
I am looking to buy a foreclosure home in Mountain view area. How can I get in touch with the trustee sales listings? Thanks
Hi Mira,
Right now there are 3 REO / Bank Owned properties in the 94043 zip code - One on NORTH RENGSTORFF AVENUE, one on EAST MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, and one on EASY STREET. What's yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Foreclosure in 94043
Thomas Shepa…, Real Estate Pro in 94043
Thomas Shepard answered:
Why this unit at Mountain View is sold at such a low price ($135k)? Is this another scam? See the link below.
Hi Chopoan, As I'm sure you know, there is lots of erroneous information on the internet. This is not a scam, perhaps, just erroneous. Many web sites try to gain your homebuying at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Market Conditions in 94043
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