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Anna  Hershey, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Anna Hershey answered:
What is the typical cost of remodeling per square foot, say if you want to add an extension to the existing home?
In California you are looking at $300 per square foot, cost will depend on your selection of materials, starting at $300 per Sq ft is realistic. You can spend much more, but if you st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in 94039
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Hi, I am looking for a fixer upper in the mountain view area. Any fixer upper specialists in that area who can help us find the right home.?
Huey and Sam have both offered to assist you.
Be aware, the competition is very significant for real estate of this type. You are getting into this market about three years too late. H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 94040
Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Buyer's Question : How serious should we take Drywood and Fungus/Dryrot? Opinions from Home Owners / Builders really appreciated
I agree that it is wise to address these issues now; they could become much more serious and costly if you wait. Also, you lender may insist that prior to obtaining your loan, you take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Phil, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Phil answered:
Gables End Mt. View
MV, did you buy in the end? If you did, how do you feel about the situation now?
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
buyer doesn't cancel contract
Scott,
Your contract contains the answer to your question. If the answer isn't clear to you or your agent, get an attorney to review it. We don't have your contract and that is the c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
Mark DeWitt, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Mark DeWitt answered:
Do pre-approval letters still matter?
Hi melia ,

Yes, a lot of weight is given by the way your offer is written and the details of your pre-approval letter. We empower our clients by doing a few things that give our buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Mortgage for high income, 40% down payment, no debt, but poor credit and short US credit/tax history/only one trade line
DW,

I'm not sure your situation is insurmountable. I guess my first question would pertain to your citizenship status. Are you a US citizen or other?

I'm happy to give this a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
PS, Home Owner in Mountain View, CA
PS answered:
Noise from Mosffett Field ?
Well the heavy aircraft (C-130s, I believe) fly over a large-ish region of Mountain View / Sunnyvale so it's hard to make any remarks without being more specific about the area of inter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in North Whisman
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Buying a home with step-down kitchen/great room, next to garage and backyard - is this desirable?
Hi Stephen

Hope by now you have won the bid and all is well.

Certain cultures step down is not desired, its also tough for elderly with
knee problems.

Resale can be an issue s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Bryan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Sweeley answered:
Buying an older home and planning to do Fumigation - home is unhygenic. Is it customary to rip out Carpet before fumigation?
I don't believe the carpet has any effect on the fumigation.

There might be a very slight benefit to removing the carpet prior to the fumigation as it is a little easier for the gas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
West of El Camino - inventory increase and modest slowdown?
I thought there were signs of a modest slowdown, but it does not appear to be the case. 2328 CAROL Ave, 2447 VILLA NUEVA WAY, 476 LEVIN Ave sold for $1.7M, $1.8M, $1.8M, respectively. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
kaybella52, Home Owner in Mountain View, CA
kaybella52 answered:
Ex-Mountain view resident and now wondering why is Mountain view gathering momentum on real-estate price
MOUNTAIN VIEW BECOME THE START UP CITY... BESIDE BORDER OF LOS ALTOS AND PALO ALTO ALSO A LOT OF COMPANIES HERE THAT IS LISTED IN THE S&P 500. $$$$$$$$$$$$$
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Permit for a mountain view homes does not show sq.ft,etc. Do we get into any issue when buying or selling later?
Go to to the city building department and see what they have on file. Ask them the same questions about the remodeling and bringing the home up to code. If you like the answers - I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
Why do some listings have no pictures included?
Thanks for all the comments.

Pictures just appeared in the MLS in the last couple of hours.

I guess I need to be more patient.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Can I place a modular home in a mountain view, CA lot? I have called City and left a message but if anyone knows, I would greatly appreciate that.
You received good advice. Understand that there is a difference between Modular and Manufactured. When you talk with the city of Mountain View, you will need to bring your specificat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
m.ch4545, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
m.ch4545 answered:
Why are homes in the North Whisman area in Mountain view so much lower in cost than other MV areas?
The soil and ground water are contaminated

http://mv-voice.com/news/2012/10/11/cancer-spike-found-near-superfund-site
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 14, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Is there any Loan morgage for foreign buyer that willing to give loan with 50. % dp, but minimum loan $200,000. Because we intrested buying 1 bedroom
There are lenders like myself that offer loans for this particular scenario. One loan to consider is the Foreign National Loan. These loans are meant for non-residences/citizens seeking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Is it better to rent or buy apt if probably for 5 year time. Rental maybe aroung $2000, buy maybe around $400,000? Thanks
Buy while interest rates are low. There are a lot of factors other than price that can make a home purchase profitable.

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
619-929-010 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
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