Shop around by calling various companies or broker or agents and getting quotes for the coverage that you need. Make sure that you compare apples to apples. In other words, make sure the quotes are for the same level of coverage. Do not eliminate those companies that advertise. If their rates are the most attractive why do you care if they spend money advertising that fact?... more
Parts of San Jose or Gilroy may fall into that range, but with a shortage of housing inventory, most properties are getting bid up with multiple offers. Finding something "below market" in a multiple offer environment at $350k is going to be a bit challenging.
Please feel free to send me your full criteria for a home, and I can look to see if there are any reasonable matches.
All the best,
With Conventional mortgages you should not have a huge issue with this. The appraisals tend not to be as structure-oriented as FHA/VA appraisals. This may effect value, but not your ability to obtain the loan. As long as home is not a risk for occupancy, you should be fine.
Best of luck,
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One problem with some internet sites is that agents can buy exposure, like here. An agent who pays big bucks can get their picture and name next to all listed homes in a certain area or zip code or town and they likely won't be the listing agent. Contacting any agent in the area of the home can usually get the answers you want to know, like number of bedrooms, size, age, etc. If you are looking for what the seller will accept or why are they selling or what did they pay for the house, then even finding the listing agent might not get those answered.
I have noticed that here on Trulia a property might have 3 agents listed next to it and there will often be one that says listing or listing agent next to one of them. This only works if the agent is registered here, if they aren't their contact info won't be available.
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Hi , Bank of America does this loan , I do not do loans but I have a team from Bank of America in our office, if you would like detail and accurate info that will be the best way to go. Just send me an email and will introduce them to you.
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Short Sale and Foreclossure Resource
510 676 4770 (CELL)
We have Bank Of America team in our office that can assist you with it. If you would like send me an email and will send you the contact info. Also let us know if you would like us to assist you find your home or investment.
RE/MAX Active Realty.
Short Sale And Foreclosure Resource
4056 Decoto Road
Phone: (510) 676-4770
Well with selecting a real estate agent you need to understand there are 2 types of Buyer Agents:
1) Exclusive Buyer Agents - work in a firm that never represents sellers, they only work for and represent buyers on ANY home they want to purchase.
2) Non-exclusive Buyer Agents - work in a firm that ALSO represents sellers. They may only be your buyers agent on homes NOT listed by their brokerage. Any home listed by their brokerage, they become a Dual Agent. When acting as a Dual Agent, they have a limited ability to represent you, they are prohibited from acting exclusively for either party and may not advocate for either party to the detriment f the other.
Your best bet is an Exclusive Buyers Agent, typically there is No additional charge for their service. Contact John Rygiol 949-525-7344.
Tell John, I told you to call him. He's a friend of mine. Send me an email, and I can put you in contact with a lender that will save you a lot of money on your financing.
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It is very hot! Great location and price for the area! I will even rebate you 1% if you need a realtor to represent you. Feel free to contact me with any questions. 650.430.8587 Jeffrey@JeffreyRealtors.com
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Buyers are willing to pay more for a home they like more. A home that looks well maintained is more desirable.
Multiple offer situations causes buyers to be more likely to offer the maximum they are willing to pay. Buyers who've repeatedly failed because of multiple offers are more serious about getting the best house they can, rather than finding a lucky discount. Broadly speaking multiple offers imply there are more buyers than sellers which pushes prices up but the immediate impact on buyers is to lead them to quit making low offers hoping to "steal" a home.
The desired staging and preparation depends on the house. Gleaming hardwood floors can make a home show very well without much staging. A large open great room can be hard for some buyers to imagine the possibilities if it is empty.
Although there is no simple one size fits all answer, wisely preparing a home for sale and some amount of staging will be well worth the money it costs. Generally some amount of staging will be a wise expense.
I'm helping buyers understand their emotions and to match their emotions to their needs seven days a week, but first impressions are very important.
San Mateo real estate statistics at http://julianalee.com/san-mateo-county/san-mateo-county-statistics.htm indeed show that the number of homes sold is low and first hand experience says there are buyers ready and willing to buy, but for buyers to offer a higher higher price just because of multiple offers they have to believe future prices will be even higher.
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1)Yes. You risks losing the cost of the repairs. I wouldn't recommend doing this. Short Sales are usually "as is" and FHA's are always strict of condition of the property. I'd have to be honest with a client that wanted to do something like this and recommend that, unless they absolutely fell in love with this house, don't do it. Find another one that is in better condition or one that is not a short sale. However, if you love the house and are willing to take the risk, you certainly can give it a shot. Only way to mitigate the risk is have a really good lender and hope that can perform.... more
Depending on your long term plan and the age of your children, you are going to want to look at which schools your children would attend. San Mateo village is an excellent neighborhood and provides very easy access to commute corridors.
The other thing I always recommend to my clients is to contact the police station or their website to get crime statistics for a neighborhood. That will also give you some comfort when you are making a decision.
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If you have an agent who works the local market in San Mateo and the Burlingame area, have them network with other top professionals to see if anyone has a pocket listing or a listing that is coming soon. A lot of us share this information and it's very helpful.
Jessica. That's a call only you can make. I recommend having an agent CMA your house, look at recent comparable sales and determine a likely sale price for your home. From that information, you should be able to decide whether it's right to hold the property and manage rentals, or sell it and wash your hands of the property.
Once you establish the likely result of a sale and a rental, It's really all about what works for your current personal situation.... more
Best place to get the trust sale date is on Foreclosure Radar.com You'll need a temp membership, but you'll be able to get the exact date from there. They'll also provide a phone number to those that will do the auctioning and you can get recorded updates by phone as it gets closer.
David 'TAP' Tapper, Agent, Burlingame, CA I'm sure some have concerns about the electrical lines, but most buyers who purchase in the Highlands like the area, the Eichler homes and the schools. Not so much because of the green space.
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