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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield 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 not sure that credit scores are an effective way to determine how good a tenant will be. I would look and see if there are any judgements from previous landlords. I would also be s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Rentals in Mountain View
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
I have two tenants, an unmarried couple, looking to rent my condo in mountain view, should I run background and credit checks on both tenants?
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 For Rent in Mountain View
Douglass Mcn…, Home Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
Douglass Mcneil answered:
Did this home sell at a ridiculous price or what?
The market adjusts the prices for homes on smaller lots. It's fine if a buyer doesn't care for a backyard or he/she does not have any interest to expand the home at a later date...but ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
I'm planning to buy apt for personal use, not rent, but I'm not citizen. Is it better buy using foreign LLC ? Is it expensive to apply and maintain ?
Hi Swanny,

"Is it better buy using foreign LLC?”

Perhaps and assuming it's the ONLY way you can buy; however, understand there will be extra work on your part. For example, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Hi, what loan company that usually give loan to foreigner that ussually fast and easy? Thanks
There are lenders like myself that offer loans for this particular scenario. One loan to consider is the Foreign National Loan. These loans are meant for non-residences/citizens seeking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 16, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Sorry, my questions is not complete, 1 bedroom sold recently in ortega, rengstroff and mount vermon. And how to get loan for foreigner buyer?
hi, in addition to listings, you will find lenders that can help you and useful information for getting loan preapproved here
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Market Conditions in Mountain View
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Do you have data for 1 bedroom sold recently?
It is difficult to give a good answer to a short question. Marcy has given you raw data. More raw data for recent Mountain View home sales can be viewed at
http://julianalee.com/mount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 13, 2013 Market Conditions in Mountain View
Kathleen Cli…, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Kathleen Clifford answered:
Is this a scam? http://www.trulia.com/rental/3136022118-1345-Park-Dr-Mountain-View-CA-94040 Looks too good to be true...
Catarina,

It's actually a picture of 1346 Park (not 1345, there is no such address), which is a new house that was recently listed for $1,299,000. It's currently pending, due to clo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Rentals in Mountain View
Tori Ann Atw…, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Tori Ann Atwell answered:
I'm interested in your listing: Pamela Dr #8, Mountain View, CA 94040 (Cuesta Park), 1 bed, 1 full bath 644 sqft Condo. Is it still available? Thx.
Pamela #8 is not available but #7 is available right now...
Tori
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 15, 2013 Foreclosure in Cuesta Park
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Mt Vernon Ct #4, Mountain View, CA 94040. Is this unit still available? Can we visit it? We're shopping for our child who will relocate soon. Thanks.
If you were looking at a posting by RealtyTrac you need to know that it is really a come-on to get you to sign up for their subscription reporting service. RealtyTrac is not a real esta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 Foreclosure in Mountain View
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Hello, I am moving to Mountain View with my two dogs. Would like to rent in downtown close to shops, trains, restaurants etc. Any info?
Michelle.
Most rentals cam be found on Trulia, Zillow, or Craigslist. Occasionally they are on MLS, but not often. You can also contact apartment complexes directly. For example, Avalo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Moving in Mountain View
Amir Shahkar…, Real Estate Pro in 95014
Amir Shahkarami answered:
New 13-home subdivision in the "Martens-Carmelita" neighborhood?
13 new homes. Do you like the floor plans?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello, I would like to get advice on when can I buy home after short sale.
Hello Mike, You may now qualify FHA ONE YEAR from a BK, short sale, foreclosure or deed in lieu under extenuating circumstances due to the economy. It only takes a few dozen questions t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 General Area in 94043
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Looking to rent a home near or in Mountain View but my credit isn't great. I make 120,000 per year.
Most landlords use your credit report to simply judge if you are a risk for not paying your rent. If your "credit isn't great" because of late or missed payments you will be seen as a r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Wiwinwijaya1, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA
Wiwinwijaya1 answered:
I'm looking for a property overseas in Indonesia. Has anyone used this site? www.urbanindo.com
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 General Area in 94040
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
What are things to look out for when buying a 20 year old townhouse? Example: roof repairs (covered by HOA). What else?
A great list of answers from others.

I try to focus initially on:

1) Were there any recent Special assessments
2) What is the renter to owner ratio
3) Have the current owners d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 30, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Is the market slowing down?
Douglass, so much depends on the micro-neighborhood. While there has been slowdown in some areas, it's still very competitive, especially in Palo Alto, Cupertino and West San Jose and o ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in Mountain View
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
who is responsible for dryrot repairs when buying a home?
Hi Armond,

This would be a negotiable item, and depend on how you wrote up the offer. You may also want to factor in if your lender requires section 1 clearance by close of escrow.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94043
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
how much is my house worth?
Hi Xia,

The most accurate way would be to see the house in person, note the condition, upgrades, curb appeal, etc. and then adjust the area averages with these factors. This would gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in 94040
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