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angelakillpa…, Other/Just Looking in Rapid City, SD
angelakillpack answered:
hello, Is landlord or tenant responsible for changing light bulb? this house is rented in Oakland, Ca. Thanks
I might bring it up with your landlord if you feel like it's an expense you can't afford. I would think you would have to replace your own light bulbs though. If it isn't in your contra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Do you need a lawyer to buy a home?
It's not a necessity to get a lawyer to buy a home. Getting lawyers can help you with going through the process though. They may be able to help you a lot with any questions or confus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in Montclair
Cindy, Home Owner in Thousand Oaks, CA
Cindy answered:
I'm unable to add a listing and claim it as my own.
It seems Trulia has still not bothered to answer your question nearly a YEAR later???? I have the same question ? Makes me think they are useless!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
What is the approximate cost per square foot to build a house in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA?
Contact a few local contractors, they would be able to help you answer that. Let me know if you need a referral.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Insurance in Oakland
Peter Nicolo…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Peter Nicolopoulos answered:
Why is it that this house sold for so little, compared to others like it in this neighborhood? Just curious! Thanks! 5837 Lawton Ave Oakland, CA
This home ( The Jordan House) is a very idiosyncratic house designed by Ace Architects for a person who lost their pre-existing home on the site during the great 1991 Firestorm. The hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 31, 2014 Home Buying in Rockridge
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Why has the market slowed recently in Oakland? time of year?
Call me crazy, but I have several buyers for the Oakland area ($650k range) and I am here to tell you...has not slowed down at all.
Multiple offers and low, low inventory.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Market Conditions in Oakland
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Where are some trustworthy storage units?
Depending on the city you live in, a lot of places. Some even have people on site all the time to help against bad things happening to your items stored there. I'd look for a place like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Why did this house sell for so little?? 1843 E 38th St Oakland, CA 94602 (Glenview)
Contact the current owners and previous sellers and discuss with them.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Home Buying in Glenview
Rodhe Stevens, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH
Rodhe Stevens answered:
Do I need to get my sewer inspected when selling my house in the Oakland Hills? I there any other special things I need to do to sell it?
Well depending on where you live you may not have a choice. I know some areas require your home to pass a sewer inspection before you can sell your home. I would check up on local laws ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
I have been informed that my house has been posted on this website without my permission. How do I have it removed?
First find the house on Trulia
Second add the link to your house data, in your text, as found on Trulia.
Then the folks at Trulia can help you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in 94605
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
How do I find a trustworthy Realtor?
Start by hiring an Exclusive Buyer's Agent. EBAs are consumer advocates for the homebuyer, and there is no additional cost to you for their services. Visit www.naeba.org for a referral ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
We make $140k, I have a foreclosure 1 year ago. I own a home I am renting, can I borrow against it?
Update: as of 8/15/2014 any borrower with a foreclosure will be required to wait four full years to receive new financing. This is for conventional financing
If you were living in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Should I refinance my FHA loan to a conventional to get rid of PMI?
Mario: Lender here....
Your FHA loan is eligible for the MIP (PMI) to be removed after 5 years. That means in 12/2017, as long as all your payments have been made on time, you can sen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in Oakland
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Please help me calculate my 10% commission from a broker that splits 6% with Better Homes and 25% with the Broker of record on $2,398,000.00?
I'm sorry usually try to be helpful...but are you really asking us to do math for you? This is between you and your broker. You should use your own calculator to do the calculations.
3 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 How To... in Oakland
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
When selling a home, should you always take the highest offer?
Question posted May 2013.
Still relevant.

As a home seller, you must be acutely aware of the consequence of selecting the wrong buyer. For instance, a Failed FHA offer will leave be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the pros and cons of previous and new owners contacting one another directly?
I often find that when buyers and sellers become friends before a transaction closes, deals tend to suffer. Wait until you are at least in contract and/or the mortgage commitment has b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Paint, flooring, kitchen and bathroom upgrade. Buyers are paying top dollar for houses that have all upgrades. ROI works out in the favor of sellers.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Rent to Own single family Homes?
Rent to own is really not a good idea, therefore consider fixing whatever is preventing you from purchasing outright. Rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Rentals in Oakland
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