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oscar012000, Other/Just Looking in Jersey City, NJ
oscar012000 answered:
How much does it cost to tear and build a new single family /single story home(say 2000sqft) in cupertino,ca?
hi ruthirama am adam from oscar contracting if you really need to do your house soon i can help you and save a lots of money to you good job fast and good quality just send me an e.mail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi, We have been thinking whether to re-model or tear down and re-build our 60 year old house in Rancho area. Suggestions are welcome. Thanks
Hi RG,

I am interested in your your project, as I grew up in Cupertino. A few quick questions please, is it an Eichler type home, what is the approx. lot size, and the current condit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
Mitul Patel, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Mitul Patel answered:
I understand that Cupertino is allowing R1 lots over 9000 SQFT to be changed to R2 so two detached Single Family homes can be built? Is this correct?
Hi Arvind,

I would suggest checking with City if you have a particular lot in mind. This will go thru public hearing as well so could be little longer process then typical planning a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in 95014
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
How important is a home's walkability score to potential buyers?
Good question and I've enjoyed reading through the answers. In my area it definitely is more a demographic question. In general it's my younger (grad student) clients and older (active ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
Clarence Mad…, Real Estate Pro in 95132
Clarence Madrilejos answered:
Looking for local expert agent to help me in home buying process in Cupertino , Sunnyvale area.
Hello Vivek,

If you have questions about which area in both Cupertino and Sunnyvale feel free to contact me. My firm has offices in both Cupertino and Sunnyvale. Feel free to conta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Are buyers deterred by pools in Monta Vista?
Most buyers prefer to use public pool. The high cost of maintenance a pool negates the brief uses. Suggest a quotation on filling the pool. If your pump or pool is at end of life. Go fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Home Buying in 95014
V E R R E O S…, Real Estate Pro in California
V E R R E O S, Tony answered:
Regarding a recent sale in Cupertino, if this is not a real-estate bubble, what is?
One of the greatest falsehoods parading around as fact is the question of market timing. Certainly the stock market has an abundance of signals which tell an investor when to buy and s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
john, Home Buyer in Cupertino, CA
john answered:
10654 Martinwood Way. Remodelling questions and potential ?
Thank you all for the terrific replies. I will be checking the Cupertino city planning department for sure tomorrow to confirm. Here are some addition thoughts on my approach here:
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 2, 2014 Home Buying in Cupertino
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Why do we need real estate agents ?
This is funny. This type of thread seems to pick up around the holidays.

Jim, let's keep la cosa nostra a secret from "them," shall we?

What's Redfin got to do with this? They're ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013 Home Buying in Cupertino
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Hi, I am interested in buying a multifamily home in Montavista area. But, looking at the listings, the resale of the house seems to take longer...
Did you ever decide on a multi-family or SFH yet in Monta Vista?

One thing to be aware of is if you buy a SFH it may be difficult to get the City to change the zoning to multi-famil ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How common is lender's appraisal at exact value of asking price/bid price of sole offer?
My understanding is that is the objective. The buyer and seller agreed to what market value is. The lender's appraiser now has the job to justify if that value is correct.

The ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 3, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
Bryan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Sweeley answered:
Can the bank request appraisal before home inspection is done?
Hi Batvanio - How did this turn out?

The $1,000 for an appraisal is way high. They are usually $450-$500. The $1,000 sounds more like loan origination fees that may/may not includ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 2, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Would like some opinions on pricing for this particular home. The mls listing is at:
Any piece of land here with a structure in this school district is worth at least $800K
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY, CDPE, SRES answered:
I am purchasing a home with cash. My girlfriend is also my relator . can she credit her commission at closing to come off the cost of the home?
If her broker will agree to it she probably can.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Home Buying in Cupertino
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Looking for a Fixed upper, private selling house in Cupertino, San Jose west, or Mission school district
Hi Ashok,
Are you still looking for help with this?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
We are first time home buyer...SFH in warm springs or town house in cupertino
Hi k,
Cupertino is my choice

good luck!
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in Cupertino
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
How will be apples expansion impact cupertino real estate?
Hi,

With a Supply and Demand driven market, adding more demand (more jobs lead to somewhat more residents) the logical answer would be that there will be more need for new homes, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in Cupertino
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I'm thinking of replacing my Cadillac with a Ford Focus. The gas is killing me on the Caddy? You think clients will mind?
While you'd think the type of car doesn't matter to clients, it depends on the clients. Some are status conscious. Some are not.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Buying in 95014
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