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tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
is this house in foreclosure?
If it is then you can't buy it unless the seller sells it to you, but I doubt you could buy it before it goes to the foreclosure auction. Just wait until the house is listed by the bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in Saratoga
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Purchasing a lot in Saratoga to build our custom home
Give Tim Jarvis a call at 408-238-4606. He specializes in lot and construction loans and may be able to answer your questions. His website is http://e-constructionloans.com/

Best reg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in Saratoga
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Odds of getting 1st choice elementary school.
Your home has to be in the district boundary and they have to have an opening. Call the district office directly to find out what the current impact on enrollment.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Saratoga
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
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica 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.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Buying in Saratoga
Anthony Todd…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Anthony Todd Amelio answered:
buying a foreclosed home from wellsfargo
The important thing to remember about buying a foreclosure is to do your own homework. Banks are not subject to the same disclosure laws as homeowners so be sure to do your inspections ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in Saratoga
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
Need an expert foreclosure agent in Millbrae or Burlingame?
Hi Byoung,

I am a REO (Real Estate Owned by Banks) listing agent for BofA, Chase, EMC, IAS-REO. Have been listing foreclosed homes since 2007. I have listed and sold numerous REO p ... more
0 votes 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 Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John 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
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