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Joy Bechdolt, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Joy Bechdolt answered:
A broker license was suspended i he wrote up a option to buy contract is it vald.
This happened to me as well. I always check out any realtor I plan to do business with and in this case the agent didn't know his license was suspended. I asked him to have his broker r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2015 Home Buying in 95131
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does a short sale go for its appraised value or the highest offer?
The sellers bank is going to make sure the offer is within a percentage of the appraised value. If your offer is within that formula, it will sell at your offer price, it will not be re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in 95131
ValleyBuyer, Home Buyer in Stockton, CA
ValleyBuyer answered:
How about the area along Oakland Rd, around Rock Ave?
The area around Rock Ave / Oakland road is reasonably safe - since there are some high profile properties and condo complexes nearby. I cannot comment about the mobile home in particula ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in 95131
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
do you need to do your own inspection for 8-year old townhome/condo if the seller already provide theirs?
Dear Kathy,
If you were "my" client I would tell you to never bypass your own inspection even with new property. If you look at your purchase contract we have many places that advise y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in 95131
Ron Kooyman, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Ron Kooyman answered:
We bought a home in San Jose, CA. My real estate agent has committed to give us 1% cash back before putting an offer. And now we closed the home and

Give your Realtor the opportunity to set things right? It may have just been an oversight in escrow.
Send him email, text and phone message. If he doesn't respond within 72 h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Home Buying in 95131
Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Jim Guido answered:
Considering to buy a short sale house, can I rent it to current tenants or owners of the house after the short sale is complete?
Hi Sailam,

You have asked many important questions and is very hard to answer them here as their can be many variables. In my opinion you need to pick a good Realtor to work with fir ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Home Buying in 95131
Mitchell Pea…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Mitchell Pearce answered:
Termites *le sigh*

Mr. Butterfield and Mrs Vellios make good points. The termite droppings could have been from furniture now gone or newly present. If from furniture now present, cleaning up ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Home Buying in 95131
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
I am paying mortgage on 300k loan condo for 5years, i want to buy another bigger house to lower my federal tax. what implications to look for?
Another great way to reduce your income taxes is to max out your 401k (if you have not yet). But if you really want to move and you will get what you need out of the larger house, you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Home Buying in 95131
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
what is current market value for "1256 tea rose circle san jose 95131"?
If you want a rough sketch, www.Zillow.com is a good place to review sold prices and homes all around any specific address. Zillow puts the value at $353K.

A realtor has access to so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Buying in 95131
Guy Berry, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Guy Berry answered:
I'm going to buy a house and my dad is my co-sponsor. My dad also has a house. In this case, for my
It actually works both ways. In California, there are no co-signers. Your dad will be a co-buyer and co-borrowers. So, if you don't pay or get a lien on you, it will affect dad. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in 95131
Ulli Rieckma…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Ulli Rieckmann-Fechner answered:
sf home in 95131 area code
Hi Rhee,

I am a REALTOR with Cashin Company and have been living in this area for almost 30 years. The area zip code 95131 is in San Jose between 680 and 880 north of the municipal ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2008 Home Buying in 95131
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
My finance and I offered a house under both of our name. Now, we decided I will be on the title. Do the?
Hi Khanh, an addendum can be made to change the purchase, and you will want to be sure that the lender is on board with this before you remove your finance contingency. Also, if you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2008 Home Buying in 95131
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