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Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
In Santa Maria, CA is it required to do a sewer lateral test?
I would be more than happy to put in you touch with one of my preferred agents in Santa Maria and they would be able to anwser any and all questions you have during the home buying and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Shantell.bra…, Home Buyer in Oakland, CA
Shantell.bracy answered:
Arcadia Park - new homes community by Pulte in Oakland
I NEED A NUMBER SO I CAN GET A PARKING PERMIT. lost MY PHONE I SPOKE WITH SOME ONE LAST WEEK AND SHE SAID TO EMAIL HER MY CARS INFO HELP
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Home Selling in 94603
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
We live in the San Francisco Bay area. We are selling our condo and have a question about our wood burning stove.
Hi Jackie,

Rather than removing it, most buyers would just not use it.

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2015 Home Selling in 94611
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Looking to sell a condo with tenant in Oakland, CA. Need advice.
Hi Sofi

Give me a call at 408-656-5343

Thanks
Perry

Coldwell Banker
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Sewer lateral compliance after home sale
It appears that the issue was dropped by the buyers agent, and the transaction has closed.

The issue would come up if you checked the box saying you have a EBMUD Sewer Lateral Certif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Selling in 94611
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
How can I update the photos for my house on Trulia?
Your real estate agent can do that for you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2015 Home Selling in 94611
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
Do I need to get my sewer inspected when selling my house in the Oakland Hills? I there any other special things I need to do to sell it?
It would be a good idea to have it inspected. If I were you I'd talk to my realtor, but most buyers what to know the condition of all those different aspects of the house. A house is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
If I built a high quality pre-fabricated home on a lot that I own on Panoramic Way, 1800 square feet, would it sell for the same price per square
Pre-fabricated home maybe classified as a manufactured home...and in which case, may not warrant the same resale value and appreciation as custom built home.

Before you order any pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
Why use an Estate Agent at all? I could put up a board in my garden and save on the fee’s that Estate Agents charge.
I suppose that you could do your own advertising for your house for sale or rent, but the estate agent will probably have a great network of contacts that you might not, and you can tak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Rebecca Cicc…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Rebecca Ciccio answered:
We are looking at selling our house in 1-2 years. We want to prioritize improvements. We have some rot in the walls, the extent is not known.
Hi Temescalian -

You may have already listed and sold your home at this point, but if not, the great news is that the real estate market in Temescal is extremely strong right now. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Selling in 94609
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Do you have to pay taxes on profit when selling your house?
Hi Donna, I agree with the other agents that you should get tax advice from a tax professional. That said, in certain situations, the first $250,000 gain for a single and the first $50 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What is the capital gain tax on primary residence - house sale? Does the Taxpayer Relief Act 1997 still apply? How about state tax?
Check this out:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/ar02.html
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
seller0101, Home Seller in San Jose, CA
seller0101 answered:
Is the Housing market in east bay area still strong? I am trying to sell my Triplex in east Oakland and it's fully occupied, the area is not the
Definitely feel it slowed down somewhat, probably try to put it on market on March or Feb next year.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 19, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Cindy, Home Owner in Thousand Oaks, CA
Cindy answered:
I'm unable to add a listing and claim it as my own.
It seems Trulia has still not bothered to answer your question nearly a YEAR later???? I have the same question ? Makes me think they are useless!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
When selling a home, should you always take the highest offer?
Question posted May 2013.
Still relevant.

As a home seller, you must be acutely aware of the consequence of selecting the wrong buyer. For instance, a Failed FHA offer will leave be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the pros and cons of previous and new owners contacting one another directly?
I often find that when buyers and sellers become friends before a transaction closes, deals tend to suffer. Wait until you are at least in contract and/or the mortgage commitment has b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Paint, flooring, kitchen and bathroom upgrade. Buyers are paying top dollar for houses that have all upgrades. ROI works out in the favor of sellers.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Bemi Faison, Other/Just Looking in 349 Ranch Estates, M...
Bemi Faison asked:
Do prefab homes sell like traditionally constructed ones? There are some neighborhoods where building a prefab home appears less expensive than buying existing ones. Assuming a good builder and no structural issues, how might a prefab home fare…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Selling in 94610
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Are realtors intentionally listing homes lower than their actual value to increase demand and create a 'silent auction'?
There is no "actual value" until a ready willing and able buyer makes an offer. There are sales strategies that suggest listing a property below what you believe the fair market value i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
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