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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is rent affordable in Fremont or San Jose?
Hello Hiep, there is currently a 2bd 1ba condo that accepts animals for $950 a month rent in Fremont and from $1,100 for 3bd 1ba condo in San Jose. The purchase in Fremont start from 22 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2015 Rental Basics in Central San Jose
YS, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
YS answered:
what do you guys think about the condos in Meridian Woods? They are in Cupertino school district but the
Hi Joe,

Would you be able to share your current experience on this community? We are planning to move-in into this community.

Regards.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
YS, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
YS answered:
I am interested in a unit in the Meridian Woods, San Jose 95129. Can I add a washer-dryer myself?
Hi Vidhya,

What is your current experience, we are planning to move to this place.

Regards.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Rich, Real Estate Pro in 89117
Rich answered:
I have a FICO score of 672, 647, 639. I have a few charged off collection for $360 an under. Should I pay those too boost my credit?
If you need help to raise your credit scores fast,
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As a matter of fact with one of our most recen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Credit Score in San Jose
Rich, Real Estate Pro in 89117
Rich answered:
Is it necessary to put 20% down for a home?
No it's necessary to put 20% down..
A good Realtor should be able to inform you of other ways, including Down Payment Assistance..

If you need help to raise your credit scores fast, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Rich, Real Estate Pro in 89117
Rich answered:
how to stop foreclosure?
Also if you received a notice of foreclosure and it was by MERS, More than likely your loan was packaged with other loans and sold on the stock market..
If you have MERS, you can tell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
do you need a down payment for buy a house?
Hello Janetq11220, If you are a Veteran you may qualify to buy with the VA No No. Otherwise, you will need some funds as low as .5% half percent down payment, appraisal fees and closing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Pat Kapowich, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Pat Kapowich answered:
Could I repaint the interior of my home, or is it easy to mess it up?
In Silicon Valley, I always recommend a pro. Yes. Always hire a pro when planning to sell or rent your property. The painters also have the latest tips and trends that are happening in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Pat Kapowich, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Pat Kapowich answered:
Is April 2015 a good time to sell in Berryessa area?
April has always been a great month for sellers to sell. However, in Silicon Valley the normal rules of buying and selling depending on the time of year are often moot. Our strong work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in 95131
dianadesign, Home Buyer in
dianadesign answered:
Hi! I found a property and i am interested in buying. However the (Owner) wants cash only. How do i get over $180,000 in cash? Hard money lenders?
get a loan from a lending institution. I have a home for sale for $1.2 million, cash only so, it's possible!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
llmwest, Home Owner in 11021
llmwest answered:
Buying home near train tracks
The newer trains are surprisingly quiet. And shades that work up/down-down/up can block out any trains that may be visible. That said, if you will be using the train to get to and from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
heavenlymett…, Other/Just Looking in Glendale, AZ
heavenlymettle answered:
How many buyers hate or do not prefer carpet?
Any answer to this might go either way! I have owned a Carpet and Flooring Store in the Glendale AZ Area servicing the entire Phoenix AZ area since 1971 and I have seen design trends co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Can installing the ADT/Other security device effectively decrease the burglary potential?
In short, yes. The longer answer depends on your location and house. Burglars are typically looking for the easiest target with the most value. If you show that your home is protected, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Crime & Safety in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Homes in my area (Almaden) are sold in one showing, as such, I am thinking about FSBO or flat rate agent. I am open to different selling models.
Here on Trulia you can find thousands of questions from people who have horror stories, the result of not using an agent.

If the market is really hot, home buyers resort to buying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Does a new kitchen add value?
Hi,

A nice kitchen upgrade can add value, as this is one of the focal points of buyers.
One can look at recent sales in your neighborhood to see what remodeled homes and dated homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Susan Gay, Home Buyer in Vidor, TX
Susan Gay answered:
Fix up or sell as is?
A garage door opener is a must. Get rid of the linoleum floors! I wouldn't buy a house without a garage door opener and I wouldn't touch one that still had linoleum unless the price was ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
If time is not the issue, why are all cash offers so much more lucrative to sellers than a guaranteed mortgage (strong, pre-approved package)?
With all cash offers there isn't a loan contingency, as loans can fall apart during the process, and there aren't any appraisal contingencies, as the appraisal can come back lower than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Elana Murray, Real Estate Pro in 33321
Elana Murray answered:
What are the biggest challenges interested sellers are having with todays market?
A great agent who knows your neighborhood and runs a comprehensive comparable analysis that assists you in setting a price to sell, yet nets you $$, is what you need to look for. Right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Stephen Whit…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Stephen Whitlock answered:
Can a good agent help to sell my home in San Jose?
I have a contractor that specializes in preparing homes for the market and I manage the entire process. Using my market proven formula I am able to sell homes for up to 18% above the n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Stephen Whit…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Stephen Whitlock answered:
What is the average commission fee for the real estate agent when you sell the home? Both the listing and the buyer's agent?
That depends on the qualifications of the listing agent and is actually the last information that you should discuss with the agent. The most important question is what is the agent's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
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