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Richard Litt…, Other/Just Looking in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
i want to work at a property management office in california, does any one know which courses and college should i take for this matter?
I would think that you should do Real Estate 101 and then get the agent's license. It would look really good on your resume, it would also make you able to do many things you could not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2016 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Five Stars, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars answered:
What are some pitfalls of VA loans?
If the property is in overall good repair, VA will be no issue. All government mortgage programs (VA, USDA and FHA) follow essentially the same rules in regards to the property condit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 8, 2016 Home Buying in 95051
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
I'm trying to decide whether to sell my townhouse or rent it out. Is the capital gains exclusion deferred until after the property is actually sold?
Hi Cliff

I believe you are referring to the $500k exclusion, if married and lived in the house
For more than two years, or the $250k exclusion if single.

capital gains in excess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 20, 2015 Home Selling in 95051
Tina Smith, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Tina Smith answered:
I would like to be a property manager, do I absolutely need to get a broker license to do this? Is it worth it if that's the only thing I want to do?
Go for it !! Get your brokers license by step 1: Finding out requirements to test for brokerage exam. 2: Take Brokerage exam. Once you PASS the test. Life is good. The doors open for yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 20, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is a tax reassessment reliable for home value?
Assessed value is for tax not for valuation purpose.
You can ask for a review if it is assessed too high. Why bother if it is lower?
Sam Shueh Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
appraisal came in late and higher. In an addendum I offered $8000 over appraisal but seller did not sign this part. Can I get out of paying cash over?
Definitely a question that is to be addressed in your contract.
You wrote that in your offer. It was accepted.
Any modifications to the contract must be mutually agreed upon by you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Why does the home inspection come AFTER the buyer makes the offer??
You don't want to spend $250-500 on an inspection unless you know the house can't be sold to another buyer.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 29, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Wetcats2, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Wetcats2 answered:
When Property Tax will be reassessed after sale?
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Richard Litt…, Other/Just Looking in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
How hard is it to close escrow with a CHDAP FHA buyer?
I have only closed one of those it was in 2001, it took almost 90 days. Of course every day I had Realtors buyers and sellers blowing up my phone, all of them angry, all of them needing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Hi, my dear friend's new husband had her sign away all interest in the house he bought before they were married. This document was notarized and
if her name is on the loan, she's liable for it.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 26, 2015 Financing in 95050
FirstTimer, Home Buyer in Santa Clara, CA
FirstTimer asked:
New Roof popping and creaking in wind Had a new roof put on in May and since then loud pops and creaks heard intermittently all day and night, loud enough to wake me up.

Some of it may be related to even a slight breeze causing…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2015 Home Ownership in 95051
Doug, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
Doug answered:
How do you pick a title company?
Cheaper actually is better when you are comparing title firms. Title firms are mostly far over-priced because of hidden (or semi-disclosed) relationships between real estate professiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Are market conditions in Santa Clara such that all areas would expect to appreciate over next 5 yrs?
Hello Priscilla Horn:

Like my colleagues have stated, this is a difficult choice to make. I have many clients myself who are wondering if they should sell now, take in the money, ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Market Conditions in 95050
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alex Greer answered:
A single person in Silicon Valley can't afford even something modest in a sketchy area. I used to hear about 'equity share.' Do they still exist?
Yes but you do not hear about them anymore because they are a nightmare. In terms of home buyer, is in not affordable because of the downpayment amount or because of the mortgage paymen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Where can I find listings for mixed use property with residential on top and commercial on the bottom?
Hi David,

Cupertino had some units like this. What type of commercial use would the bottom unit be for?
Please let me know your complete preferences and price range via email from m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Investment Properties in Santa Clara
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Can a 15% down payment still get a jumbo non-conforming loan (say around 850-900K loan) in today's market?
Yes, I helped a client do this recently-at a price point of $1.5M, so it is possible with stellar credit and income. Text or Just Call 408-252-8900 for details.

Michelle Carr Crowe
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Financing in 95050
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I work at Google MountainView and am looking for a home in Sunnyvale/SantaClara/RiverMarkArea considering the commute and good schools, btwn 500k-650k
Are you open to condos? There are decent condos in some of these areas still within your price range, especially if you are an owner-occupant vs. an investor. Text or Just Call 408-252- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I live in Santa Clara, California. Can I convert my detached garage to attached? I will lose one of my two sideway access by doing so.
Have you checked with the City yet? Many guidelines are online, and they are usually helpful even when you just walk in. I've seen homes done both ways in Santa Clara-you just want to e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95050
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
what possible penalties converting detached garage into living space, keeping original look of the garage and its door in Santa Clara?
First go talk to the City to see what is allowed. While I see many converted, the City has the right to make you put it back if it wasn't done with a permit first.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95050
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
It's legal to ad a bath to my garage in Santa Clara?
While I know homeowners with baths in the garage in Santa Clara, go down and get a permit first.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95050
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