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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
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
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 Cupertino, CA
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 Cupertino, CA
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 Cupertino, CA
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
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
how can i lease my property on trulia?
http://www.trulia.com/for_rent
create your listing and submit it
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am on disability with low credit score. I have a lien on an inherited life estate property. Will lien be paid off after house is sold?
Hello Kathleensheridan1, this is a legal question which we can not answer or post and this would have to be discussed with either a legal aide or lawyer. There are options depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in 95050
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
My home is in the old part of Santa Clara near the Franklin Mall and I can't decide if I should sell my house or rent it out to Santa Clara
Hi,

What did you end up doing in 2010? Renting or selling?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
Short Sale Commission of 3.5% / 2.5%
Thank you for posting your question on Trulia!
The norm is to split it evenly even for short sales in Pittsburgh. It seems like the listing agent just want to make more money for him/h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
In a rent back situation for two months will my owner insurance and requiring the seller to get renters insurance protect us from liability?
Hi Miriam,

I hope that by now you were able to contact your insurance agent and ask this very astute question and get it answered to your satisfaction. Personally, I don't think I'd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Home Buying in 95050
Zachary Dani…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Zachary Daniel answered:
I am looking to rent a studio for my son who is a college student, want to spend max. $800 - any ideas?(Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mt.View, or Santa Clara)
$800/month is on the low end of the spectrum. It'll be difficult to find a studio apartment. You may find a single room in a shared home or apartment for this rate though.

As an exam ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Rentals in 95050
Andrea Gomez, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Andrea Gomez answered:
When would lenders start giving loans using the new loan limits announced by HUD raising the limit to 729K?
Now. FHA goes up to 729k in some counties in CA
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Financing in 95050
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA/LL.B answered:
Any thoughts on the Summerhill Homes near Santana Row? The prices keep going up like crazy, is it really worth it?
Santa Clara home prices haven't gone up as much as prices in Palo Alto, Mountain View, or Los Altos.

http://julianalee.com/santa-clara/santa-clara-statistics.htm
http://julianalee. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in 95050
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Purchased townhouse IN '84 and have typical HOA policy as well as personal inside policy. Complex is 3 separate units. (4-4-2)
First, and pardon me for being so hyper-critical ( but as an HOA expert myself), how is it that your HOA manager did not know from the very first day that he or she took over the manamg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Insurance in 95050
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Philip E. Cabral answered:
With a budget of 700K to 725K.Where in south bay can I afford to buy a home with a good school district. what kind of home can this budget get me ?
Very good question.

Depending on where in the south bay, you can get a large mansion down to a small townhome/condo.

What I suggest you do is to get a good agent who will set you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA/LL.B answered:
How can I find a place who will rent to me with poor credit and I am newly self employeed? I am homeless now and my money is running out quickly.
Visit the San Jose homeless resources web page before you run out of money:
http://www.sjhousing.org/homeless/resource.html

The HelpSCC website also lists resources that could help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Boulevard by Shea homes in Santa Clara.
Ankit:

"… we were not sure if the property would have some appreciation in the value over the years and also how safe is the area."

Local employment growth is THE key variab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
Odeen, Other/Just Looking in Santa Clara, CA
Odeen answered:
Hello, I am considering buying a townhouse (Boulevard) by Shea Homes in Santa Clara, on the Scott Boulevard.
Something else to consider about interior vs street-facing units is light and views. The nice thing about those models is that the main windows face west, with a nice view of the mount ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Value of Shea homes Boulevard in Santa clara.
When it comes to resale value, the broader market's opinion is better than any individual's, even a Realtor's. Shea's Boulevard has been selling, albeit slowly. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
C Brumit, Renter in Santa Clara, CA
C Brumit answered:
Is it illegal to mark up the price of a home to justify paying a realtor's fee?
You may find a home for sale by owner, however... good luck! You are entering a contract for a lot of money on something that you know nothing about. As a Realtor (by the way it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
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