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Ricardo Vela…, Real Estate Pro in Pinole, CA
Ricardo Velazco answered:
Why dont people want to rent out to people with section 8?
Some home owners are concern if the property is damaged could the tenant afford to fix it.
Others feel the tenant does not have enough skin in the game.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2015 General Area in El Sobrante Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Curious about El Cerrito safety.
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 General Area in El Cerrito
Angela Artis, Renter in North Brunswick, NJ
Angela Artis answered:
Anyone have experience with renting out Section 8 housing?
I have section 8 and I pay my rent on time and I work. I have had nothing but problem from landlords. They want the rent but don't want to do repairs. For some reason people think that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 General Area in 94582
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
Help finding child care in Walnut Creek?
I'm interested to see what you find. We have been picky in choosing our daycare options and I know that not many people would hold businesses to the kinds of standards that we do. That ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 14, 2015 General Area in Walnut Creek
Maryann Salt, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Maryann Salt answered:
Looking for info on housing (most likely rental) in the Concord, Walnut Creek area.
The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is right off of Treat Boulevard and has housing in the immediate area, both condos, and rentals. The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is convenient to get on BA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 General Area in Concord
Glen, Home Owner in San Ramon, CA
Glen answered:
San Ramon vs Dublin?
Both cities are great, but I wouldn't base the decision on schools or convenience alone. The schools are very good in both areas and practically equal.

There are reasons why homes i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 General Area in San Ramon
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
Is it a good time to sell my house to get max price or should I wait till summer time in June, July or August?
That depends on your specific location. Right now, in some neighborhoods, we have a low inventory so houses are selling quickly.

Also consider your competition now as opposed to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 General Area in Clayton
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
Any experience with USAA "Movers Advantage" from a seller's perspective?
I am a USAA certified Mover's Advantage agent. And I can tell you that USAA takes care of their members very well.

We agents are held to a high-standard, for customer service and on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 General Area in 94582
Doug Buenz, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Doug Buenz answered:
How much percentage will the cemetery that is going to be built on tassajara hills, San Ramon affect windermere property values?
In my experience cemeteries do not have an adverse effect on property values unless your property backs up to it, in which case the home is a little harder to sell. Otherwise the effec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Lance R King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance R King answered:
What would be FICO score considered good / excellent? Thank you.
You are getting a lot of numbers below. It used to be over 680 would get you better rates, but now it is usually over 740 depending on the lender.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 General Area in 94582
Sally Blaze, Real Estate Pro in Livermore, CA
Sally Blaze answered:
Thank you for your contributions on how to enroll the kids in the schools while we are not physically there in addition we don't own any house
Thank you for the question. Like so many things, life is not perfect and school enrollment is not perfect. There are no guarantees, although most districts will try their be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How can I get access to the foreclosure houses? There is very limited images and data about those houses.
You should not be buying a foreclosure wityhout looking at it and inspecting it before making an offer. There is a lot of hidden risks if not done properly
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Could you please tell me the advantages and disadvantages of buying a house which is 0.2 mile away from a high school?
In general there are aspects of homes buy schools that are both positive and negative.

In the positive side the proximity to schools is very convenient if you have kids and those kid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
How can I enroll my kids in schools in San Ramon for the next school year onward while we are still living abroad and only come back in July?
You must be living within a school district in order to enrol kids there. It used to be that having a home purchase in escrow was sufficient but the school districts tightened up on tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 General Area in 94582
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Are there any concerns about buying a house near the CEMEX quarry in Clayton, CA?
Lots of homes out there with lots of people living in them...Why not drive the neighborhood and see if you could catch an owner at home...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 General Area in Clayton
Douglas Lagos, Real Estate Pro in Pacific Palisades, CA
Douglas Lagos answered:
Hi, I am on FHA loan and thinking to refi. My current LTV ($520k/$595k) is around 87-88%. I am looking for 80/10/10 or 90/10. which is better and why?
Hi Vish,

Answers provided by others here, are ways of getting an FHA 80/10 with you coming up with the final 10%.
What you need to keep in mind is that the HELOC (the 10% loan) is v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 General Area in San Ramon
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