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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
What is jumbo loan?
Over $417k is considered a High Balance conventional mortgage.
The interest rate will be slightly higher than the $417k traditional conventional mortgage.
Both mortgages are sold to F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in 94536
Lili Chen, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Lili Chen answered:
Loan - Bank vs Direct Lender vs Broker
The best way is to consult both , then compare . It will be a big difference on which lender that you use.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94536
Zambendorf, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Zambendorf answered:
Why is " Cost Approach to Value" [Page 3] missing/not filled by Appraiser?
The "cost approach" is not appropriate for insurance purposes.
This is an estimate of the cost to build new, but insurance estimate needs to be cost to rebuild.
Rebuilding is more exp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in 94536
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
How is Cabrillo neighborhood in Fremont?
Brad:

Q: I am looking for a 3Bed 2Bath town home or single family and found that the rates in Cabrillo are cheaper compared to rest of Fremont. I just wanted to know what is the reas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Home Buying in 94536
Pet Planet R…, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Pet Planet Realty answered:
Where in north california is a good place for investment, something around 100k?
Are you only interested in Northern CA because you may be able to find a better investment opportunity in the Fresno/Bakersfield area. The market really took off during the bubble and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Home Buying in 94536
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I read a full home report for the first time and saw the property was in an area that is "near a dam inudation zone" and "liquefaction zone".
Dear Busy,
We can give you advice on home buying,selling and investments but we are not trained or licensed in other fields. As much as we would like to help,Realtors have gotten into ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in 94536
John Dutra, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Dutra answered:
We are selling our home and my huband put in a craft room for me over garage. It was done without permits. We did not include it in the square footage
There is no doubt about it. If a city inspector comes out to your home, they will not only require you to have permits on the craft room, but may find other issues as well while they a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Is it normal for landlords to ask for first and last month and one month rent as security deposit payable upfront?
Helloo Clark,

First months rent and a security deposit is all you should be asked to pay. Perhaps your landlord is not aware of this.

Best of luck to you!

Kawain Payne, Realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Mortgage lender cost
Vishal:
I always suggest that you go to the MGIC website and take the first time homebuyer's course (about 30 minutes) to spell out the specifics of these closing costs.
Costs cannot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What are the factors they would consider while appraising a house?
The factors are comparables of similar and like properties in square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, year built, original or updated, conditon, location, upgrades, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
Top few questions to ask realtor when visiting open house
Why are you going alone in the search of your dream home? Hiring a professional real estate agent is one of the first steps you should consider. A real estate agent have many resource ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Parkmont home near train track
OK...this from experience of living some time ago at the Redwoods condos.
Those train tracks to which you refer are BUSY. BUSY BUSY BUSY
Dont recall many whistles but....Amtrack goes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Charo Bhatt,…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Charo Bhatt, CRS, SRES, CDPE answered:
Did any of you buy ardenwood townhomes? If yes, please share your experience..we are looking for tavena new upcoming phase of ardenwood townhomes.
Hello Fremont Buyer,

You may have bought a home in Ardenwood area, a Tavena new phase of Ardenwood homes already.
Simple one suggestion; check the school district. Some of the Arden ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Jason Huang,…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Jason Huang,Broker,CRS,CRB,GRI answered:
Hi I am considering buying a condo in silk oak cmn? Need some advise abt the community, kid friendliness etc? Thanks Shyam
I would talk to the neighbors in the community.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Is it ok to buy a home near hayward fault zone?
In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area. The epicenter of the quake was in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz County, an unpopulated area in the Santa Cruz ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 17, 2011 Home Buying in 94536
Jennifer Rat…, Real Estate Pro in Knoxville, TN
Jennifer Ratcliff answered:
what information and docs are required for submitting the purchase offer form?
You are correct. Generally for a purchase offer (which does vary state to state slightly) you are required to sign and provide: (some depending out how detailed the agent wants to have ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2011 Home Buying in 94536
Michael Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Michael Mullin answered:
Looking to buy a share of my parents 10 acres. Can not devide and build, but there is a 1bd/1bt appt attached to the shop, impliations of buying this?
John makes some good points from a lending perspective and I have similar concerns - I don't think you'll add much value (from a lending perspective) by making the improvement ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 2, 2010 Home Buying in 94536
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
I wonder if the builder band can increase your property value? i want to buy a single family house in fremont 94536 area with good builder?
Sunflower,

There is no building ban in 94536 in Fremont, Ca. There is no building ban anywhere in Fremont. There is a limited supply of vacant land on which to build. Fremont is plan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 19, 2010 Home Buying in 94536
Newbuyer2008, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Newbuyer2008 asked:
Buying a plot( land) in Pleasonton,CA area - so I have come across a builder/developer offering plots of 2 acres or more in Pleasonton area. From the looks it seems mostly multimillion $ homes are there.
Now the concern i have is getting a loan is difficult as banks wont offer more then 50%, from my liquidity standpoint even…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in 94536
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