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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Remove a large tree in Sunnyvale?
It will depend a lot on how much time it takes to remove the tree. I think most tree removal services base their costs on labor. That being said, you could have some difficulty removing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Buying in 94087
Robby McClure, Real Estate Pro in Colorado
Robby McClure answered:
Buying from the builder - do we need an agent?
www.newbuilderagent.com is a great resource for any buyer. They will find you an agent and they will also give you part of the commission back as well. All for free!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Should i Sell my home or Rent it?
You might be able to make more money by renting the property. It will require some work, though. There is always a risk that the renters won't pay up. Selling your home will allow you t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in 94089
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Changing loan officers at the same bank to renew a pre-qualified letter.
Hi Tom

A big bank, in the end will let you switch, but not easily....

.....if your letter is more than 60 days old, any lender has every right to run your FICO again
as well as a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
Classics at Townsend Estates
Plan 1 (1 story 4/3 2255 SF) : Starting from ~$2,050,000
Plan 2 (1 story 3/2 1617 SF): Starting from ~$1,710,000
Plan 3 (2 story 4/2.5 bath 2003 SF): Starting from ~$1,800,000
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Does going directly to listing agent increase your chances of getting selected in multiple-offer situation?
Hello webmihir,

Any experienced listing agent has had listings where Buyers asked me to be their agent. However, these buyers' offers were not selected by the Seller every time. Sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in 94087
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in California
Bart Gabe answered:
Anyone done any recent FHA loans in San Jose, Ca and surrounding? I know FHA loan is possible as long as the Mobile Home Community is HUD approved.
I have been offering manufactured home loans since 1987. If you are purchasing the land and home or a property where the home is affixed to a permanent foundation, the you can get an FH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
is there any 5/1 arm with 1/1/5 apart from FHA?
Upram: As far as I know FHA is the only lender offerering 1% movenment in their ARMs.
Most lenders are offering the 5/2/5.
Have you considered a 7 or 10 to give yourself more cusion?
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is it worth waiting to buy a single-family home instead of buying a townhome in Rivermark?
If you plan to stay in the valley, suggest you take up a residence ASAP. All high tech workers with stock option are willing to over pay 100-300K as their stocks can go down. With rea ... more
3 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Buyer's agreement for 6 months?
Just tell him that you find it hard to sign an exclusivity contract with him before having worked with him. He should be ok with the two of you figuring out after a couple home tours/m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in 94086
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Summerhill homes in las palmas sunnyvale. What are your general thoughts on this community? Will it be a good investment in say 5 years?
Yes, Summerhill Homes in Las Palmas Sunnyvale will be a good investment. Sunnyvale is the center of Silicon Valley and Las Palmas is in the center of Sunnyvale. The masses of high-tec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale West
Michelle Moo…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Michelle Moore answered:
Why do people think getting a mobile/manufactured home is not a good investment? Just FYI, we are a low-income family and it seems a right fit for us.
Hi Rebecca,

I have resided in a manufactured home community for over a year and it was a great choice for me. I had a new custom home built that is over 1,800 sqft. and my space ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Michelle Moo…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Michelle Moore answered:
Relocating to San Francisco/Sunnyvale , advice needed on affordable neighborhood /suburbs to buy townhouse.
Hi Sam,

Have you and your wife considered purchasing a home in manufactured home community? With the information provided you could purchase a new custom home for under $350K.

Li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Michelle Moo…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Michelle Moore answered:
land rental cost in a mobile home park
Hi Alex,

Without knowing the space number I could not give you the correct amount for the space rent. But I can tell you that in manufactured home communities the utilities, water an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I'm interested in the following property. How do i go about it?http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3150439120--Londonderry-Dr-Sunnyvale-CA-94087
Hi Sonali:

You need to call the County and find out when the Auction date is and follow up
them constantly.

Be sure to go to the Auction, but it will require you to make a bid, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Sfh at 95130/008 vs condo in cupertino/Sunnyvale 94087
Hello Harryana,

Your first move should definitely be to get pre-approved by a loan officer to see what is the maximum purchase price and loan amount you qualify for are. From there, ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Paula Raymond, Real Estate Pro in Killeen, TX
Paula Raymond answered:
From a resale point-off-view, does it matter if a townhouse does not have a bath tub in any bathrooms? We are remodeling it 1.5 bath townhouse
I suppose it depends on your market - but if there are young families, they usually want a tub for the kiddos. If you are doing a remod anyway - now would be the best time to do it :) G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
Is it possible to convert a Quadplex into 4 condos?
You need to talk to the city about this. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
408-352 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Home Buying in 94086
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Arcadia terrace
I think most people would feel quite comfortable in the Compass Place complex unless they are bothered by traffic noise. With a young child you would probably be spending your time outs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
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