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pkruper1, Renter in 18428
pkruper1 answered:
Anyone have experience with renting out Section 8 housing?
I'm a disabled father of two children.I have joint legal custody not primary.I have a bot and a girl.I was told I only qualify for a one bedroom.Is that how it works??
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 16, 2014 General Area in 94582
wwest1980, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
wwest1980 answered:
Help finding child care in Walnut Creek?
My wife and I both work and we need a good place that we can trust to care for our kids. We have been placing our kids in the care of a great childcare facility for a while now. We cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 General Area in Walnut Creek
Ted Mello, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Ted Mello answered:
Anyone familiar with the USAA "Movers Advantage?"
I have been a Realtor and Broker for more than 12 years in Jacksonville, Florida where we have quite a few military families. I have read some of the reviews and obviously real estate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 General Area in 94582
Maryann Salt, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Maryann Salt answered:
Looking for info on housing (most likely rental) in the Concord, Walnut Creek area.
The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is right off of Treat Boulevard and has housing in the immediate area, both condos, and rentals. The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is convenient to get on BA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 General Area in Concord
Glen, Home Owner in San Ramon, CA
Glen answered:
San Ramon vs Dublin?
Both cities are great, but I wouldn't base the decision on schools or convenience alone. The schools are very good in both areas and practically equal.

There are reasons why homes i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 General Area in San Ramon
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
Is it a good time to sell my house to get max price or should I wait till summer time in June, July or August?
That depends on your specific location. Right now, in some neighborhoods, we have a low inventory so houses are selling quickly.

Also consider your competition now as opposed to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 General Area in Clayton
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Any experience with USAA "Movers Advantage" from a seller's perspective?
I am a USAA certified Mover's Advantage agent. And I can tell you that USAA takes care of their members very well.

We agents are held to a high-standard, for customer service and on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 General Area in 94582
Danaujari, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Danaujari answered:
Why dont people want to rent out to people with section 8?
im not a home buyer & im located in the Bay area in California my recent post location is wrong
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 General Area in El Sobrante Hills
Doug Buenz, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Doug Buenz answered:
How much percentage will the cemetery that is going to be built on tassajara hills, San Ramon affect windermere property values?
In my experience cemeteries do not have an adverse effect on property values unless your property backs up to it, in which case the home is a little harder to sell. Otherwise the effec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
What would be FICO score considered good / excellent? Thank you.
You are getting a lot of numbers below. It used to be over 680 would get you better rates, but now it is usually over 740 depending on the lender.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 General Area in 94582
Sally Blaze, Real Estate Pro in Livermore, CA
Sally Blaze answered:
Thank you for your contributions on how to enroll the kids in the schools while we are not physically there in addition we don't own any house
Suong00,
Thank you for the question. Like so many things, life is not perfect and school enrollment is not perfect. There are no guarantees, although most districts will try their be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How can I get access to the foreclosure houses? There is very limited images and data about those houses.
You should not be buying a foreclosure wityhout looking at it and inspecting it before making an offer. There is a lot of hidden risks if not done properly
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Could you please tell me the advantages and disadvantages of buying a house which is 0.2 mile away from a high school?
In general there are aspects of homes buy schools that are both positive and negative.

In the positive side the proximity to schools is very convenient if you have kids and those kid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
How can I enroll my kids in schools in San Ramon for the next school year onward while we are still living abroad and only come back in July?
You must be living within a school district in order to enrol kids there. It used to be that having a home purchase in escrow was sufficient but the school districts tightened up on tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Are there any concerns about buying a house near the CEMEX quarry in Clayton, CA?
Lots of homes out there with lots of people living in them...Why not drive the neighborhood and see if you could catch an owner at home...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 General Area in Clayton
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hi, I am on FHA loan and thinking to refi. My current LTV ($520k/$595k) is around 87-88%. I am looking for 80/10/10 or 90/10. which is better and why?
Douglas, apparently you don't know what your talking about. There are caps on the interest only portion. Vish would be doing a conventional refi, hence no mortgage insurance.

The in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 General Area in San Ramon
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
How is it living in San Ramon?
San Ramon is like Disneyland. I have lived here for well over a decade and it truly is a special place. Lots of parks, trees - the folks are friendly and it feels safe. Add that to grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 General Area in San Ramon
Michael Mccu…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Michael Mccutcheon answered:
What are the hours for trick-or-treating in Walnut Creek?
No, good sense, weather, and parental involvement are the keys here. In the past 25 years, Trick or Treating is usually done by 8 PM.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 General Area in Walnut Creek
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