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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi, I am not clear how to buy this house. Is this a starting price for a public auction? Is it cash-only sale? Thanks, Mark.
Hi Marat,

There is a lot of information on this site which causes confusion. I recommend speaking with a local Realtor who specializes in foreclosures. That person should be able to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:26pm Foreclosure in Millbrae
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Buyer wants to back out of a contract without cause, what happens to the deposit and downpayment?
If the buyer is cancelling within their 17 day contingency window, buyers can cancel for any reason. They are also entitled to their deposit back. If they are cancelling after contingen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Selling in Millbrae
Melissa Polce, Real Estate Pro in 28031
Melissa Polce answered:
I am on Sec 8 (because of my disability). I am living in San Mateo (8 yrs )- got 90 day notice-(1 mo ago). Need 3Bdrm 2Ba in San Mateo County- HELP!
pretty sure you need to check SOCIALSERVE.COM I just looked this up for someone else yesterday, b/c as agents we are asked all the time...I just double checked to make sure San Mateo pr ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Rentals in Millbrae
Sandy Hines, Renter in San Mateo, CA
Sandy Hines answered:
Question about Millbrae, California?
Millbrae is GREAT, but it is pricey. Try looking on the border of Millbrae and San Bruno. It is also less expensive on the East side of El Camino Real... They do have a ton of affordabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Rental Basics in Millbrae
lindshea66, Other/Just Looking in Colliersville, NY
lindshea66 answered:
Where legit site to run a credit check do you recommend?
Nolo actually has a great guide on how landlords can check a tenant's credit report here: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-landlords-can-check-tenant-s-credit-report.html

I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Rentals in 94030
Keith L. Bos…, Real Estate Pro in San Leandro, CA
Keith L. Bosworth answered:
selliing home in S.F. 1/14; pls keep me posed re foreclosures. thank you keith owen
Hello my name is Keith Bosworth. I came across this posting and it appears that you are interested in foreclosures in Millbrae. If you still are, feel free to contact. I would be more t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Foreclosure in Millbrae
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
What is the benefit of holding title as "community property with right of survivorship" instead of "joint tenancy"?
California = Community Property if you are married. No matter how you take title.

BTW...John is right, don't look for advice this important on the internet. Trulia is a pretty smart ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Will I lose my home if I am not on the loan?
Your name will at least be on the title, right? Being on the mortgage means you have the responsibility to pay off the house. Being on the title means that you are entitled to the house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
what are the pros and cons of working with husband and wife?
I also work with my husband, but both of us are realtors. The pro - they work together well. The rest is up to you to decide - are you comfortable working with them? Will you hire on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
how to protect ourselves from seller who wants to stay 7 days after closing escrow?
Two thoughts, no is a full sentence. And check with your lender if you are financing the home, post occupancy can be an issue with some types of mortgages.

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
buying a home from "for sale by owner"
Well the seller sounds pretty tough, you already lost round one of negotiations. Are you sure you want to be going against this guy by yourself?

Really though, if you have had an ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
Daniel Cheng, Real Estate Pro in Daly City, CA
Daniel Cheng answered:
San Bruno and Pacifica also areas of interest including SSF
I have specialized in these areas for over 10 years in the business. I'd be happy to show you some great listings and negotiate a good price when you see a home you can see yourself in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Foreclosure in Millbrae
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Concerned for 307 Anita Millbrae, CA
A trustee for an estate is exempt from providing disclosures when they have not lived in the property in recent history. However, they ARE still responsible to disclose facts they are p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in Millbrae
Colin Mclaug…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Colin Mclaughlin answered:
For the Millbrae real estate market in San Mateo county , what percentage of offers submitted are cash buyers for a listing price of 500,000?
My recent listing in Millbrae had a total of 5 offers of which 2 were all cash. A good listing agent will always look at the overall strength and terms of all offers and will not just a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Millbrae
Colin Mclaug…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Colin Mclaughlin answered:
How does Millbrae comare to Brisbane?
Despite being so well located Brisbane is relatively unknown to many in the bay area.
the Visitacion side(west side of 101) is very nice. I think many associate Brisbane with the the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Millbrae
karinamoreir…, Home Buyer in San Bruno, CA
karinamoreira82 answered:
How long does it take to resolve the issue if the lender wires the funds to the WRONG escrow account?
At Ron, I didn't need your snippy remark. The only thing that is ridiculous is your attitude. You could have stayed away or given a little insight. I was curious and did not need your r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Financing in 94030
Manny Serrano, Real Estate Pro in Millbrae, CA
Manny Serrano answered:
is 40 Silva Ave, Millbrae, CA legitimate?
I'm not sure. It doesn't show up in the MLS listing service that we agents use. They ( the owners) could be trying to rent it out on their own without the use of a broker. Though it d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Rentals in Millbrae
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Can someone tell me the disadvantage of buying a mobile home in the bay area?
The main disadvantage is that you are buying only the home, no land like if you are buying a conventional home. That is why it falls in value and you have to pay rent for the site wher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in 94030
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