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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
how can I increase my house's trulia estimate price? I was told I can claim my house and describe more details about my property. How can I do that?
Why do you care? I am genuinely curious why people care about the values on these sites.

It's well known that Trulia/Zillow information is grossly inaccurate. If you're not selling y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Home Buying in 94507
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
how can i start getting credit to buy a home?
Yvette: FHA will actually allow you to purchase a home with nontraditional credit.
What you would provide is a credit letter from : utililites company, landlord, cell phone, etc.
Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Home Buying in Alamo
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is it property tax fraud if a buyer pays the agent commissions directly and drops the reported sales price of the property?
This doesn't sound right at all. Agents are not allowed to accept a commission directly...it must be done through their brokers....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Alamo
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker answered:
Maximum square foot area on R-40?
In addition I would also contact both Diablo and Alamo city planning departments for their additional guidelines.
Much luck to you!
Suzanne Looker, Pacific Union Real Estate
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Home Buying in Alamo
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
Irina Karan answered:
I am interested in a short sale, i made an offer at the listing price, the listing agent says the bank won't approve if i want to add closing
Hello Sophia,

This may be true...

If this would weaken the deal (and put the net to the bank below what bpo results were calling for (bpo is the broker priced opinion value - give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in Alamo
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
I have made two offers on a short sale house in Alamo. Both times, my offers weren't submitted to the bank
Will,

Unless you become the crazy buyer and start throwing monsy at the seller, its best to be patient. If the seller likes the buyer then little can be done since they can and will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 29, 2011 Home Buying in Alamo
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
Why are the home prices in Lafayette, Walnut Creek and Alamo so unreasonably high even in the current state of the economy and jobs?
Compared to what? If homes are selling then lenders are approving the value of those homes. Perhaps search in another area which will accommodate your budget.

Many myths are out t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Alamo
Gilbert Rich…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
Who pays the transfer tax in Contra Costa County, the buyer or the seller?
Depends on how you and your realtor negotiate your contract
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Alamo
Colonel26, Other/Just Looking in Alamo, CA
Colonel26 answered:
In the November 12, 2007 issue of Fortune magazine they are forecasting a 38% drop in Eastbay housing prices
I have lived in Alamo for 15 yrs now. My neighborhood has been very stable, my neighbors extremely pleasant and -- to my surprise when I first moved in - very welcoming! They were not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2010 Foreclosure in Alamo
Gary Civello,  in 94526
Gary Civello answered:
Interested in information on the Las Quebradas property in foreclosure as well as the Tiegland Road property what do I do next?
The home at 273 Las Quebradas in Alamo is currently showing as "Pending". It had been last listed at $1,499,000 after having been in pre-foreclosure. If, by chance, you are a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2009 Home Buying in Alamo
Gary Civello,  in 94526
Gary Civello answered:
On November 6th at 10;00am at the Martinez Court House in California, thery are going to have a property aution. What properties will be auctioned?
Robert: I sent you the list of Contra Costa County properties (120 properties in total) slated for auction on Friday, Nov 6th at 10:00 am per your request. I hope that the list helps y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2009 Home Buying in Alamo
renee lamb, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
renee lamb answered:
Looking for realtor to represent us in Danville, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Alamo area
I am sure you have found an agent. I just saw your request...a little late...I have been working this area for over 20 years..i live in danville...My contact info is renee lamb...925 45 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in Alamo
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker answered:
alamo bridges condos in alamo, ca?
Hi Newuser,
The Alamo Bridges condo complex has a pool, the dues are $380 and it was built in the 1970's. I would suggest you take a look if you already haven't done so. Please let m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Alamo
Peter, Other/Just Looking in Alamo, CA
Peter answered:
Does anyone know about the affordable housing in Alamo, California next to the 680 freeway? They look like
Alamo real estate is cratering. West side is collapsing.

Look at 106 Sonoma. Sellers paid $1.6M in 2006 selling for $1.2 today.
3204 STONE VALLEY is going to drop to $1M... 6 month ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2009 Home Buying in Alamo
Alex Barraza, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Alex Barraza answered:
what is the price?
Do you have and the address for the property your are interested in? or did you get the mls#? If you do, I'll be happy to research it for you.

Mariabarraza@smart-realestateservices ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2008 Home Buying in Alamo
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