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Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
how common is it for a person to buy a home with a fuul (100%) down payment?
Usually you want to put a down payment down so that you have equity in your home and can get a lower monthly mortgage payment if you can, but many people can't.

Here is a great video ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Almaden
David Sciplin, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
David Sciplin answered:
Have we hit the top of the market here in Silicon Valley?
As long as there are buyers willing to buy at almost any cost, it's really hard to say. We all hope buyers will be reasonable but with no inventory to speak of where is the top. What wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Selling in Almaden
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Sell now or wait until after the Superbowl?
WOW! What does the "Superbowl" have to do with selling real estate. It's one game on a single day. Don't think this is any reason to delay selling a property. This would be similar to ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Market Conditions in Almaden
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Renting versus Buying?
Depends on how long you plan on staying in the area, or the same house and if you can afford to buy a home and have the finances and credit. I prefer to own, but others may not.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Selling in Almaden
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Silicon Valley housing prices going through the roof?
Silicon Valley has been and continues to be a desirable place to live. Demand in the face of limited continues supply push up prices.

Who knows what the future will bring?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Selling in Almaden
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
WHAT IS CRIME FOR ALL OF 2013?
hi, you can search crime reports on Trulia and also my website...you may also want to speak with local police officers and search their website

good luck!
$$$ BUYER CASH REBATE 50%- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Crime & Safety in Almaden
Lisa Wiseman, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lisa Wiseman answered:
Is it common to know your neighbors in the Almaden neighborhood?
I have been an Almaden resident for over 25 years. When we were younger and before our family, we really weren't concerned with getting involved with the neighbors. Each pocket of Almad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Almaden
Lisa Wiseman, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lisa Wiseman answered:
Is this property still available? My husband and I are interested and would like to set up an appt.
Marisol, it may be difficult to find a rental in Almaden for that price, however if you haven't already
found one, I would be happy to send out an inquiry that will be forwarded to hun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 14, 2013 Rentals in Almaden
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Is 6962 Castlerock Drive on the market?
Hi Laura,

The status shows up as Pending Show. This means they have accepted an offer but one can continue to show it. Are you interested in making a backup offer on this one?

All ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Market Conditions in Almaden
Lamson Dang…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lamson Dang Broker answered:
1025 rafel dr, sj:Why this fully remod 2200sft house, gour. kitchen,3 ful bath/jac'zi, is priced less than 4/2 1800 sft 6347 tamalpais, acros from it?
Just to help you to understand: if your house is not currently listed for Sale, the automatic system will perform an estimate number based on a wider radius, could be up to 2 miles, de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Market Conditions in Almaden
Michael Abra…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Michael Abramsky answered:
Does pulling your own credit report affect your credit score?
Let’s go back to basics about Inquiries.

An inquiry is a record of any company viewing your credit report for the purpose of reviewing your credit history. The Fair Credit Rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Credit Score in Almaden
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA, Broker/Own answered:
any problem if staying under big electric poll house?
Hi,
there are many studies on the issue and its effect on health but none come to a conclusive answer

good luck!
$$$BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% / SELLER DISCOUNT 50%$$$

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0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Almaden
SteveMunGroup, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
SteveMunGroup answered:
What are some tips for first time home buyers to compete with the powerful investors in the San Jose market?
Very good answers below. But there is no simple answer to your question, unfortunately. You and your agent have to customize your offer by responding to the needs of each seller. Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee answered:
Homes on Almaden Hills Estates Neighbourhood
There is only one home currently listed for sale on the MLS in Almaden Hills Estates: 6029 Crossmont Ct. listed at $1,295,000. The kitchen looks very nice (unlikely to be original). The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
Lamson Dang…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lamson Dang Broker answered:
Can you please share the HOA fees and what they cover...?
Dear Debbie Garcia,

From MLS information, H.O.A. is $325. Open house today from 1-4 pm 10/07.
Association included: Landscaping/Gardening, Pools or Spa or Tennis, Professional M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 7, 2012 Market Conditions in Almaden
nang03, Home Seller in Antioch, TN
nang03 answered:
Is lead based paint and asbestos exposure a cause of concern in older houses? Do we need to do any specific inspections to check this out?
can a home inspecter in the state of tennessee ck for asbestos & lead paint or does it depend on the inspector you choose?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Almaden
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Do you know how is the commute from Almaden(B.H Middle school) to milpitas during rush hour?
Thank you for your question:

You received excellent answers to your questions from James Mauldwin and Doug Jones.

The communte in and out of Almaden Valley during rush hour is slo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Almaden
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