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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Is it OK to write an offer without the seller's name on it in California?
The current C.A.R. 4/10 contract for Residential Purchase does not have a spot on the front page for the Seller. However, on page 8 There is a signature line for the sellers. When the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:32pm Home Buying in San Jose
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
It all depends on the personality of your seller. I have had some that I would absolutely say no to and have had others where they did stay and were a big asset..even inviting people t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Home Selling in 95129
Bev West, Real Estate Pro in 80634
Bev West answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
I prefer using something very simple that will still brighten up the rooms and allow light in. Stay away from anything heavy looking.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
davis-partri…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
davis-partridge answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
I'll answer this from the perspective of a potential future home buyer. My preference would be for a wood fireplace. In fact, I would like more than one wood fireplace in the home. M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
mrgogue, Renter in San Jose, CA
mrgogue asked:
I have been trying to get a rental that accepts HUD-VASH. Would you be able to assist?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Rentals in 95117
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Does a short sale go for its appraised value or the highest offer?
There are two or more banks involved, the Seller's Bank who holds the first, and there may be additional lien holders as well. If you are getting a loan your bank is involved as well.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Buying in 95131
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
when remodeling ie.adding squ footage and bath, at what point is the deed updated to reflect changes. does that happen upon reassesment?
Only if you submit the plans to planning dept and after obtaining property permits. It gets forwarded to County recorders office. Many permits submitted by cities do not always get rec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is there a down-payment assistance program? And are there any rent-to-own homes still in San Jose?
Hello Maria, the rent to own homes are 10% down and an additional 3% cost while renting until you can purchase. Why not just buy and own from the beginning? It only takes a few dozen qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Ben Vorspan answered:
Are many homeowners still dealing with negative equity? How is this affecting the housing market?
we're seeing far fewer short sales and foreclosures right now, which is causing prices to level out and helping us return to a more traditional housing market.

Obviously some people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Looking for a pet friendly house to rent anywhere from Morgan Hill Area to Milpitas area. Looking to get 3 bedrooms and $2800/m for rent
That is doable so long you pay a deposit for your dog.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 For Rent in San Jose
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Help!!! we have lived in our current cottage for almost 3 years now and have a month to month lease.
Hello Philip, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. That price point if pretty tough ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 For Rent in San Jose
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Should tenant modify lease to a month - to - month from an annual. Already in Lis Pendens prior to moving in!! Help me in Florida, please!
Wow. If you can afford to do so, I would consult with an attorney. There are also tenant's rights groups. This is too much of a red flag...I probably wouldn't move in either...

Best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Foreclosure in 95133
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
HUD-1 on rental property sold became incorrect & I'm owed money for 3 days of rent. Cash deal. No bank involved. How can I get my money? And when?
Hi Ngiun

Trust you had a title company involved or a real estate attorney.

Work with them.

Weigh the costs and benefits, otherwise pass.

Good luck.

Perry
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95141
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
how to stop foreclosure?
How about make your payment on time?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Calling for a good property manager/realtor for my rental in 95131
Hello Valley Buyer from Stockton:

Congrats on your purchase, or previous rental.

Give me a call.

Perry
Coldwell Banker.


408-656-5343
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Investment Properties in 95131
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
how bad is crime rate in this area?
Hi Ryan

As agents we cant inform due to discrimination laws.

Lets say you were on Parole, so we cant report you...

however you can go to www.crimereports.com

or

megansl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Market Conditions in Alum Rock
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Am I responsible for a pool leak?
Hi Deo:

Your pool must have dried up since 2011.

What happened ?

Perry
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Structural engineer contact
Hello Deepthi

I guess desperation has set in.

Drop it and run.....but the real question did you want to pay the structural engineeer..


..but what is it you can Pay a structur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I had two listings for rent on Trulia. Suddenly they showed up as "expired" with an "error" No explanation??
No truth, no BRE #, then Trulia says No.

Only Agents list, old rule, where have you been?

so no listing.....you want free...then go Craislist....
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Rental Basics in 95123
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
When you buy a mobile home ...it is on leased land from the landlord.....who has leased you the land...

..to put a mobile home......

....so you have a depreciating asset like a mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in 95148
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