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Bret & Bruce…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Bret & Bruce Fouche answered:
Hi, I want to know how long it will take to construct a 3 bed, 3 bath around 1750 sqft single family home, 2 story from scratch in San Ramon? Thanks
From Dirt they can probably build your home in under 6 months. Check out http://www.bldgpros.com/ They do great work!
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:13pm Home Buying in San Ramon
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
why are townhome stats not tracked separately? how do I infer price ratio between a townhome and a SFH?
You can not.
Such efforts are misguided attempts to compare apples to oranges.
....to compare BMWs to BMXs.....
...to compare mattresses to hives of honeybees.

Value must be estab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Glenn Mendell, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Glenn Mendell answered:
We are planning on buying a new home from the builder. Any agent /broker willing to give us buyer rebate?
Our policy is a 50% rebate on commissions offered by builders (they always handle the escrow part, so less work for us). Several of the comments mentioned about you needing to visit wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Glenn Mendell, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Glenn Mendell answered:
Should i be concerned about a sump pump used to correct a standing water issue?
Bernard is correct, parts of San Ramon have water issues under the homes, especially in the 94583 area code. Sometimes it is sprinklers that are directed towards the foundation, sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Jessica Aggs…, Real Estate Pro in 93446
Jessica Aggson answered:
Do we still need our buying agent after escrow is closed, for anything related to the house we have bought via him?
Wow I'm very sorry to hear this news. This should not have happened. Obviously your agent doesn't want any return business from you or want you to refer any family or friends to him. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Al Pacheco, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Al Pacheco answered:
Is it better to buy a Single family home or a townhouse in San Ramon if they are around for the same price point and in the same year built?
Ryan, there are some great answers already, but I would add from a long term perspective, do you see this purchase becoming an investment and a rental property for you? Townhomes are g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Are all REOs listed on MLS?
I think he got his answer, as this question was asked six years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
my daughter had a bk and foreclosure in september of 2012, I purchased a home for her in 2012, when can she refinance the home.
Jay: Make sure your daughter is on title for a minimum of one year so that she is able to refinance the home. She needs to be making those payments, as well, with her own account so t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
loan after foreclosure
Hi Peter: Lender here in Pleasanton.
FHA financing will allow you to purchase a home 3 years from the date the home was transferred back to the bank.
FHA financing is available with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
lemmyc, Home Buyer in 94720
lemmyc answered:
Why don't Real Estate Agents charge by the hour?
I think the commission system directly contributes to the housing bubble in the Bay Area since both the sellers' AND the buyers' commissions are based on the sale price. If a house is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Joyce Chiu, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Joyce Chiu answered:
Why do Townhouses and apartments look expensive in San Ramon?
All I can say is that I have been a resident here in San Ramon for more than 10 years, you cannot go wrong a home or a townhouse in San Ramon. Due to lack of inventory, that is driving ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Joyce Chiu, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Joyce Chiu answered:
Hi, bought new build in San Ramon.Will be ready in 5 months.Looking for upgrade options. so, if i upgrade for10 k, how much more money do I pay?
It is best to find out through the builder if they would give you incentives on upgrades towards your new home.

Hope this helps!

Joyce
925-683-2270
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Jumbo loan in CA with less than 20 percent down
Anil: We can go 10% up to 850k loan amount.
That takes you to 945k purchase price.
15% would get you to $1M.
No MI.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
First time home buyer can get 10k from IRA account?
Yes, this is a possible option for you. You may be able to take out cash from your IRA for a down payment, but the penalty may depend on your age since there is an age restriction to pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Hector Vasqu…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Hector Vasquez answered:
Hello i am looking hard money loan to buy house $750000 , i have 30% down if you can help me plz email me
I know a couple local Hard Money loan that I can provide you the direct name and number, send me an email at Hector.Vasquez@Carringtonres.com and I can provide you with the contact info ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Sally Blaze, Real Estate Pro in Livermore, CA
Sally Blaze answered:
10 Years old home vs New home in the same community: Any suggestions???
Interesting financial analysis. Perhaps it is time to step back and consider the type of home you want to live in. This is a very personal decision. Your Realtor, and those respondin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Helen Ivanov, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Helen Ivanov answered:
Gale ranch area new independent home Vs 7 years old town home in Windemere area - Please advise
It all depends on your needs and ability to qualify and pay monthly payments. Gale Ranch area has approximately 1.4%property tax rate vs Windemere area that has approximately 1.7% pro ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
how do I get started to buy a home?
Get pre-approved first. You can either speak with a lender first to do this, or connect with a realtor and they can most likely refer you to a lender to get pre-approved. Either way, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
jesus7347, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
jesus7347 answered:
Where can I go to find blueprints of our home?
even if your house is over30years old will the court still have blueprints on the house?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
Short sale question: In a short sale, who pays the commissions?
The Seller pays the commission per the listing agreement. In a short sale, the seller's lien holder (bank) must agree to reduce the amount they are owed in order to pay all seller side ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
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