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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Can Bank of America close a loan in 30 days? I was told that they cannot, is it true?
Yes it can most of the time...learn more about getting and get a true loan preapproval here
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_id=1547137122

Example; $15,000 B ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few minutes ago Financing in 95051
yucon96, Home Seller in Detroit, MI
yucon96 answered:
Is it easy to evict occupied tenants once I buy bank-owned property?
My mother did a quit claim deed to me back in 2006. In 2009 I let my brother move in and in May/2014 he stopped the mortgage on the house. I gave him his notice to either pay or vacate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Buying in 95121
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
the landlord never enforced the security deposit money, after 4 months, they are giving me a 3 day notice.
read your contract agreement.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:31pm For Rent in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is the North San Jose area 'up and coming' with restaurants, shopping and entertainment or do you feel it is behind the times?
Convenient to call it home since dual income workers need a mid-point to call it home.
The downside is traffic on the weekends is a pain.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:30pm Entertainment & Nightlife in 95134
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
DIYers: When undertaking a remodel such as a kitchen or bath, do you try to recycle materials?
The cabinet wood can not be burned due to paint presence. As for plumbing recycling is the only proper way to dispose them.

Vinyl, tiles, fixtures are unlikely to be recycled. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:27pm Home Buying in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
What is the Middle school?
I just signed up for schoolscout.com and so far it looks useful for this kind of research.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Market Conditions in Los Gatos
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
267 MORETTI Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035 beside 680? Liked the house plan but not sure about the resale value?
Hi Pryudu. What things concern you regarding resale value? What time frame would you be re-selling in please?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I wish to buy a 2 bed house in communication hills,sanjose.But not sure about the area and how it would pay off in future.Is it a good buy ?
Excellent location for young couples want a nice place to start out. The downside is those with school age children may need to go to a private school if scholastic is what parents are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in 95136
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
I'm also looking to buy in the same area Dr Horton and Taylor Morrison. Which one is best? Also the left over releases in Dr Horton are near to highwa
They are both well known and established builders of new homes, but do your research...
don't forget to see this before you visit any builder
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWeb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
UpNest.com, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest.com answered:
We are planning to buy our first home at Taylor Morrison, Milpitas. Pl let us know your experience with this builder, any caveats to watch for?
Hi divya.raghuram18

Congrats on your plan to purchase a new home at The Avenue in Milpitas! Given that you're a first time home buyer, I highly recommend that you work with a real e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
How accurate is Zillow and eppraisal? Are the values a real indicator of the actual price of the house ?
Anyone who believes Zillow estimates of value are anything close to being accurate has to be out of their mind. In most major markets around the country Zillow does not come anywhere cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
fremont elementary schools considering buying house
Can you clarify your question, please? We'd like to be able to provide you with effective answers.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in 95054
Lisa Foster, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Lisa Foster answered:
We have an offer contingent on our home sale. Wen do we do the home inspection on the new home?
You really should consult your Agent regarding inspection timelines... it all depends on how your contract is written.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
How much does a violent death that happened in a house affect it's value?
It's hard to say, but over twenty five years I've not seen suicides in a home effect the price that much. There will always be some buyers who simply won't consider it, but most don't s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
I came to know that Milkin Elm school in SantaClara has an open lottery. How can I easily look up the schools which are considered local vs lottery?
Hi Minu,
Yes, just ask me and I will tell you.

You can check out this website:

http://siliconvalleyhouses.blogspot.com/p/silicon-valley-school-districts.html
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
In the new community by DR Horton - The Homes at Central Park, are the single family homes worth buying at this point in time? @ Keily and Homestead
It's up to you, but from a long-term financial/investment standpoint, you would be better off buying an old house on a large lot. Here in Silicon Valley the long-term value is in the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
new home constructions in milpitas and san jose
Maggie,
Desirability and upside potential have an inverse relationship when it comes to those two areas. So, we'll need to determine which matters more to you as a buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Home Purchase in Hidden Lake Village, Milpitas, CA
A home is only overpriced if it doesn't sell at the asking price. For that particular home, there's a good chance it will get bid higher than $660K. New condos with no yard or views a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
For those looking to buy in Willow Glen, do you prefer a 'vintage' home or one that's been built more recently?
Hi Julie,

Many of my buyers like the vintage homes with Character.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Buying in 95125
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