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Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
With the current drought and water restrictions in place in many cities in California, how important is it to have a green lawn when selling a home?
Given that so many homes a sporting browned lawns these days, I don't think it matters. On the other hand, if you have a brown lawn and every house on the block is green then that may ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94551
Karen Crowson, Real Estate Pro in Livermore, CA
Karen Crowson answered:
are there any new developments worth looking at in Livermore? Moving to the East Bay area and just feeling out my options
Previous responders have told you of those that are currently selling. Depending upon your timing John, there are several new communities that are planned for Livermore. Taylor Morrison ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in Livermore
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
safeway grocery
Hello kerrtravelecuador, are you asking for yourself or a client relocating to CA? The Trulia links provided say there is only a Lucky Supermarket and Livermore Farmers market close by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Livermore
Kristopher O…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Kristopher Olson answered:
Could having a wood stove as the only source of heat result in a denial for our conventional loan on the house we are buying?
Hi,

For any loan the appraiser will have to have comps that have that same kind of heat source. If it is common and there are comps you should have no problem. It is all going to com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Financing in 94550
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in California
Bart Gabe answered:
I have a 615 median FICO score. I am looking to get a VA home loan in the 400.000.00 range. Need some help. Debt to income ratio is really good.
On VA I loan down to a 530 middle score. As long as you meet the other other guidelines you should be OK with a 615 middle credit.

Let's discuss your VA loan scenario in more detail. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in 94551
Darren Smith, Real Estate Pro in 92630
Darren Smith answered:
I purchased a bank owned property that is occupied. Does the bank evict people living there?
Have you closed escrow, and the former owners or tenants are still occupying the property?
If not, then refuse to close escrow until the property is vacant.
If so, and you agreed to p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Foreclosure in Livermore
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
Is this property still available?
Can you please paste here the property address?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Livermore
Bret & B…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Bret & Bruce Fouche answered:
Are Livermore single family houses in 94550 zip code still appreciating? Is there any upside in buying there as an invester?
A year after your question and homes continue to appreciate in the Livermore area. But what's most interesting is the rise in the rental market as a result of the increasing home price ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Market Conditions in 94550
Henry Brooks, Real Estate Pro in Ripon, CA
Henry Brooks answered:
Will BART increase my home value and when would be the best time to sell?
Hello Kamy;-)

No doubt your home value will rise as a mass transit system like BART is a huge advantage to most! With that said, I would say if you sell now or after the BART station ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Selling in 94551
Bret & B…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Bret & Bruce Fouche answered:
Work was carried out after I moved in and malfunctioned, it has not been repaired.What can I do lease due to be signed again?
California law allows for repairs to be made and for the tenant to deduct this cost from the monthly rent....read pages 37-45 of this document
http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landl ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 General Area in 94550
Keith L. Bos…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Keith L. Bosworth answered:
We are interested in hearing more about this house. We want to try to buy a home this summer.
Hello Timothy,

There is no link to the house that you are interested in. I would be more than happy to provide you with any information if you provide the link to the home or an add ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Foreclosure in Livermore
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
what is the best way to go about finding foreclosed homes in Livermore?
Hi,

It depends what you're referring to. If a foreclosed homes comes in the market it comes as an REO( bank owned) property. The sale is treated almost like a regular sale where you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Livermore
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Is "Rent to Own" a legitimate company. I have heard lease option is not a good idea in general
It's a horrible, horrible, horrible idea for the buyer. Awful. I strongly recommend that your rent until you can buy a home with a traditional mortgage.

When you want to buy a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013 Home Buying in Livermore
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
How does a listing agent compete with a cut rate agent when the seller wants the best deal?
Cut rate agents cut services....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Selling in 94550
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
are there high schools near by?
Another good website to check schools near the house is:

www.greatschools.org

Just type in the property address and a list of schools both Public and Private will come down.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Market Conditions in Livermore
Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Dana Lindberg answered:
what banks in the area offer FHA 203k loans?
203k is a very good program however, getting it is not the easiest process. You have to team up with a great lender who is knowledgeable about it. A good team on your side shortens the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 20, 2013 Home Buying in Livermore
Matthew Smith, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Matthew Smith answered:
Better areas than others
The question is what are you trying to avoid? Paying too much? No one can make you do do that! However, it is illegal for a real estate agent to characterize any particular area as "bad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in Livermore
Steve Mohseni…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Steve Mohseni - Listing Agent answered:
I need to live close to the bay area, but I can't afford what the current renting rates are is there anywhere safe and affordable that's not a studio?
Naturally, affordability is a relative statement so one exercise to do is perhaps looking at your overall finances, determine your priorities and write them down. If leaving in the Bay ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Rentals in Livermore
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