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Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
Does anyone know a good RE agent who specializes in pre-foreclosures in Saratoga or Los Gatos?
HI Sush,

I am an REO listing agent for BofA, EMC,and Chase. I specialize in pre foreclosure properties. Call (408-316-0793) or email (rpablaza@comcast.net) so we can talk and see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Foreclosure in Saratoga
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Odds of getting 1st choice elementary school.
hi, contact the school district, it is the best source for this information...

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale in real-time in Saratoga
http://americarealtyonline.com/MapSearch#actio ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Saratoga
Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica Glessing answered:
Buying trends in Saratoga school district
In most of the good school communities right now we are seeing offers over asking. Also the school packets for registration are due or overdue in most of the good districts so you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Buying in 95070
Betty, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Betty answered:
when do you give up on a house that is over taken with termites?
Cockroaches will eat termites. Although it sounds crazy, I would try to infest the house with cockroaches. Let them have their fill, and then a few months later fumigate the house to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in 95070
Betty, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Betty answered:
looking for a reliable and experience foreclosure expert in west San Jose, Campbell, Willow Glen area.
Hello rshondhi15,
I am a foreclosure expert and have been one even before it became the in thing to do. A lot of these "professionals" on here know nothing about foreclosures. There ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Home Buying in Saratoga
James Peters…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
James Peterson answered:
My dad is looking for a home. He just retired, wants a home with a nice view and a nice size lot. Which areas in San Jose should I look into?
There are many great areas in the Bay Area that could satisfy both of those needs. Is there a location you or your dad prefer? I can point you to areas based on budgetary numbers.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Buying in Saratoga
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
buying a foreclosed home from wellsfargo
Hi,
see 5 keys to buying a bank owned property here
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_id=1547137122

good luck!
$$$BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% / SELLER DISCOUN ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in Saratoga
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Need an expert foreclosure agent in Millbrae or Burlingame?
Hi,
I can help you with foreclosures, short sales, standard sales, builder home and much more

good luck!
BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% / SELLER DISCOUNT 50%

Flavio Tejada, MBA-Fina ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in 95070
Richard K. Ho…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Richard K. Ho, M.D., MBA answered:
Belmont or Saratoga?
Dear Md This might be of interest to you:
Helpful info for you? Please read Saratoga rated best school district in the whole USA
http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/08/28/biggest-b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in Saratoga
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Saratoga is rated the best school district by WSJ in whole USA what do you think will affect the market and value in our area?
Interesting article but by looking only at the ratio of the number of 5-9 year olds to 0-4 year olds different conclusions could be drawn.

If families having 5-9 year olds are more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Richard K. Ho…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Richard K. Ho, M.D., MBA answered:
How much would a lot of land cost is Saratoga, Ca?
Haydee- I surely hope that you will put your time and schedule into consideration when you decide to build your own home. I know a few doctor couples built their own and did not get to ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Saratoga
Richard K. Ho…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Richard K. Ho, M.D., MBA answered:
Home prices rise in most major US cities, time to buy? http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-05/D9V2DS800.htm
I definitely appreciate and agree with my colleages ! This time frame in the Silicon Valley housing recovery is at the elbow phase on the recovery curve. Watch out on the price of home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Richard K. Ho…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Richard K. Ho, M.D., MBA answered:
Should I buy this house or one of the houses in the neighboring streets which have same schools but cheaper?
Of course you need to look into your own requirements to buy.
You will be blessed and sprankled with the fame and luck close to a highly desirable neigborhood such as Saratoga and the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Richard K. Ho…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Richard K. Ho, M.D., MBA answered:
First Time Home Buyer. Looking for Bay Area (South Bay) good school/kids friendly district - 1M$ or under
If you are still looking. I have one back on the market after a fell through with multiple offers:

http://www.trulia.com/blog/RichardHo/2012/09/open_house_3rd_st_best_value_sfh_under ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Earl & Liz W…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Earl & Liz Williams answered:
Are there land lots in Saratoga under Saratoga schools for possible construction or demolish and construction.?
I just sold a ready to build lot in prime location, 12,750sf for $1,300,000. building a home in Saratoga can be very frustrating to newcomers to the market. You will need an architect t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 4, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Earl & Liz W…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Earl & Liz Williams answered:
Realistically, how long are we talking about when dealing with foreclosures in Saratoga?
It all depends on the particular lender, the home, the currrent market in that price range, the location.
The most important factor will be the attitude of the specific lender and how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 4, 2012 Home Buying in Saratoga
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
How far is the termite report on a 50 years old house would be... is there a possiblity of termites in these homes and if yes upto what %.?
Just heard an interesting stat yesterday. The termites on Earth outweigh all the humans on Earth. That was a shocker.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
Daniel Shi, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Daniel Shi answered:
What is the right address of this property?
Hi Kiran,

As previous answers suggested, this is not the "Listing Price" for this property, it's the amount of deed transfer when bank took over it. Bank will list at or near market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Foreclosure in Saratoga
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Foreclosure homes in saratoga
Hi Kiran,

If you are interested in a specific home or would like to look at homes available in Saratoga, I can help you! Like Flavio, I offer 50 percent buyer commission rebates and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Foreclosure in Saratoga
Aaron Sells, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Aaron Sells answered:
what % of selling price should the buyer get ?
This seems to be the new fad, "buyers agents" are giving kick backs to clients. I guess paying off your client for lack of professional skills, education and service is the way togo ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in 95070
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