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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
The information on my home is incorrect. Wrong number of bathrooms, & doesn't include recently added full room. How to correct this?
Are they just permitted and county tax records show as such?
Having a city permit often get missed out on the county tax records.

Sam Shueh
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in 95070
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
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
need no income verification for 40 ltv refinance with 720 credit score. in california anybody know of any portfolio or stated income loans?
I would need to know a lot more information about your situation but I have been able to do no income verification loans for borrowers before. I suggest you speak with a lender like mys ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Financing 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:
is this a Good Location in Saratoga?
Well, it depends what you mean by good. What are you looking for? There is also a golden triangle which I can tell you about. The homes there are very nice. A key selling point in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 General Area in 95070
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Are there any lenders giving loan for buying raw land?
Keep in mind the general loan to value rates for land are ~50% down, as opposed to 20% down for land with a habitable home on it.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 24, 2013 Financing in 95070
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
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:
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
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
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
Anthony Lum, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Anthony Lum answered:
what is the cost of an addition of 490 square feet to a home in saratoga, california, 95070?
Bathrooms usually run about $20-30,000 to remodel. Then u factor in the buildout, permit, architect, etc....

As I don't know several variables, my guess would be roughly $5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 95070
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
Need an agent that can help us buy a foreclosure in bay area.
I am a Bank Owned (REO) listing agent here in the Bay Area CA. I can help you buy a foreclosure in the bay area ca. Copy and paste the link below on your browser, then sign up on my w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 31, 2011 Home Buying in 95070
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
asbestos air sampling
Pq....

Understanding the complete process of abating the asbestos may help with your decision. Finding out if each company will do a complete "poly" (encapsuling the entire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 31, 2011 Home Buying in 95070
Aaron Roth, Real Estate Pro in Solana Beach, CA
Aaron Roth answered:
Short Sale with ING Direct
Yes--I am currently dealing with a negotiator at ING that is not reasonable at all. Market value of this unit is around $460-470. ING states "don't bother us with anything l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 6, 2011 Agent2Agent in 95070
Call now 951…, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Call now 951-212-7479 answered:
For a rental house if it is vacant during the application and construction period.(up to 2 years). Can I claim this house as my primary residence ?
It stands to reason that since the definition of a rental house is one you don't occupy, AND you weren't living in it.... you probably shouldn't try to claim it as your p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Home Selling in 95070
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Is there a limit of how many times of selling the home while claiminf the the home owner exempt of $250,000 each time?
In addition to consulting a tax pro, you need to keep scrupulous records. While the 24 months of the 2 years need not be consecutive, you can't simultaneously claim another home fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Home Selling in 95070
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