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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
my daughter wants o live in san fran while working at Google. Any ideas on where she should start looking to rent?
Hi,

I am in the Mountain View area. Does she have a max commute time she is ok with?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 General Area in Mountain View
megdimas, Home Owner in Seattle, WA
megdimas answered:
What's the minimum credit score a landlord should accept for a tenant? Any recommendations on background/credit check sites for tenant screening?
I am in agreement with many who posted that it is hard to determine a specific number. When it comes to your criteria for tenant selection it is important to consider all factors of a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Rentals in Mountain View
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Do you allow dogs?
Hello Victoria, no thy don't on that link you provided. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are loo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Shopping & Local Amenities in Shoreline West
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I am looking for a furnished rental for 1 month. Can you help or can you point me in the right direction?
Most likely motels or those with a kitchenette. Try this link:
http://www.yourhomesuite.com/pages/searchmapview?data%5Bautocomplete%5D=Mountain+View%2C+CA%2C+USA&data%5Blat%5D=37.3860 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 12, 2015 Rentals in Mountain View
Nathan Steig…, Home Buyer in Forestville, NY
Nathan Steiger answered:
Are property taxes based on purchase value or on appraised value?
Neither bc taxes are not paid on "appraised values" they are paid on assessments. Look at yout town records and look at the assessment then multiply that by total tax rate, there is yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2015 Home Buying in Mountain View
Gretchen Swa…, Real Estate Pro in 94024
Gretchen Swall answered:
Which is a good neighborhood for a great single family home (upto 1M) around Silicon Valley?
Tanya,

As Brett mentioned it depends on your definition of "great" single family home. There are ranges as you know from one buyer or seller to another. However there is plenty of i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2015 Home Buying in Mountain View
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Repeating emails as answers to info requests on trulia
Hello Maria, this sounds like the typical scam especially when they are advertising to good to be true low rents. They use verbage like God fearing and are from out of country for the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Using Trulia in 94040
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
How big does staging factor into the sell price? What other factors help increase the sell price?
If you've got a good agent helping you with your house for sale or putting your apartment up for rent, I can tell you that having an open house and staging the scenes of each room is al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in 94043
ctsseo, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
ctsseo answered:
What is the typical cost of remodeling per square foot, say if you want to add an extension to the existing home?
Just to give you a realistic idea on a couple more common costs, I pulled up the numbers from one of my past projects. This home was 1,200 square feet on two levels plus about an 800 s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 2, 2015 Home Buying in 94039
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
The Foreclosures show a dollar amount of roughly $4000-$6000 at upper right. What does that dollar amount represent?
The amount of delinquent balance that home owner owes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Foreclosure in Old Mountain View
Appraiser, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Appraiser answered:
Is it safe to buy a home with power lines in/near the backyard? How much will it impact the home's ability to hold/gain in value over time?
As to power lines, it has been my experance that they are 10 to 15% less valuable than comparable homes which are not near such lines. By power lines, I mean the large high tenson tran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Affordable Housing for Young Adults - No Kids but PETS.
Hi Jordan,

I work in the Mountain View area. Please email me from my profile with your preferences as follows.

Preferences.
1. Price Range
2. Property Type (Single Family, Condo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 30, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
need one room and a bath for less than 1000 in the Mountain View, Sunnyvale, area. work in Palo alto
I would think you may need to look at a roommate share to find less than $1,000/mo in that area.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Rentals in Shoreline West
g.rhoda, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
g.rhoda asked:
100 west el camino real, mounttain view, california #147 This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3165505974-324-Bryant-St-314-Mountain-View-CA-94041
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Market Conditions in Old Mountain View
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Theuerkauf Elementary School
Check out the school's ratings here, if you'd like to know more about it:
http://www.greatschools.org/california/mountain-view/12072-Theuerkauf-Elementary-School/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Market Conditions in Mountain View
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Hi, I am looking for a fixer upper in the mountain view area. Any fixer upper specialists in that area who can help us find the right home.?
Huey and Sam have both offered to assist you.
Be aware, the competition is very significant for real estate of this type. You are getting into this market about three years too late. H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 94040
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I am looking for rental house, 3 bed, 2-3 bath, garage for 2 cars at leaste one year lease. What price should I expect?
$3200-3500 some come with only 1 car garage.
If you find one, suggest you do not hesitate. For every home there are ~8 renters wanting it.....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 For Rent in Mountain View
Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Buyer's Question : How serious should we take Drywood and Fungus/Dryrot? Opinions from Home Owners / Builders really appreciated
I agree that it is wise to address these issues now; they could become much more serious and costly if you wait. Also, you lender may insist that prior to obtaining your loan, you take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Mountain View
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I am looking to rent a townhouse. Can the landlord have a $70 deductible for repairs ?
There has been an increasing in claims by the tenants that they are entitled to get repairs often without landlord or property manager's approval. It costs money to send someone over i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Rentals in Mountain View
Phil, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Phil answered:
Gables End Mt. View
MV, did you buy in the end? If you did, how do you feel about the situation now?
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94043
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