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Amit  Singh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Amit Singh answered:
For residents planning to sell, what are 3 improvements you would consider to hopefully increase the value of your home?
Curb Appeal is the first impression. This makes the buyers want to come into the house as opposed to walking away. Well manicured yard and planting flowering shrubs around the front. En ... more
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Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
My house in San Jose 95129. It is TIC and one unit of fourplx. I try to sell it. Which lender can do the loan for TIC? Thanks.
Joyce, were you ever able to find a lender for your buyer on this? If not, let me know. If it's in good schools, I have cash buyers looking for investment properties. Is it rented? If s ... more
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
I presently have a deed with my sister as a joint tenant and I want to sell the condo without having my sister sign off. I got her to sign a quit
You show yourself to be in Arizona and the property to be in California if your Trulia information is accurate. Real estate laws and customs vary from state to state. Make sure you rece ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Selling in 95121
Julie Lauer, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Julie Lauer answered:
How common are 'rent backs'?
Rent backs are very common in a market with very low inventory, such as we are seeing in the SF Bay Area. It is one way to make the offer terms more acceptable to the seller.
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I set the sales price of my house?
Hi Ron,

It depends specifically on your local market. This strategy can work if there is low inventory and a high level of overbidding in your neighborhood, as a Slightly lower price ... more
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Julie Wyss, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Julie Wyss answered:
Why does the Trulia estimate on a homes value, differ so much from the actual market value?
Trulia information is simply not accurate, you will need a professional Realtor to do a market analysis for you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Selling in 95120
David Sciplin, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
David Sciplin answered:
Have we hit the top of the market here in Silicon Valley?
As long as there are buyers willing to buy at almost any cost, it's really hard to say. We all hope buyers will be reasonable but with no inventory to speak of where is the top. What wi ... more
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Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
My house is sold as-is condition. Will the potential buyers still need inspection?
Actually, the fact that you are selling AS-IS, makes it even MORE important that the potential buyers get thorough inspections. AS-IS is telling the buyer that you are not willing to f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Home Selling in 95127
Tia Adams, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Tia Adams answered:
I am selling my home to my niece in "as is" condition? During inspection, we are not obligated to do repairs is that correct?
I would recommend that out of good faith you negotiate the repairs. She is also not obligated to purchase the home if it doesn't meet her lender requirements or what she finds acceptab ... more
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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Renting versus Buying?
Depends on how long you plan on staying in the area, or the same house and if you can afford to buy a home and have the finances and credit. I prefer to own, but others may not.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Selling in Almaden
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Silicon Valley housing prices going through the roof?
Silicon Valley has been and continues to be a desirable place to live. Demand in the face of limited continues supply push up prices.

Who knows what the future will bring?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Selling in Almaden
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
I need out!!!
This question was posted Mar, 2011.
Donnie has solved this problem by now.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica Glessing answered:
What are the market projection for next year?
February is typically one of the best months to sell your home, because people are over the holidays and it is before tax time! Plus people in good schools (95136 has some great school ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 1, 2014 Home Selling in 95136
Mitchell Pea…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Mitchell Pearce answered:
HOA in a tolling agreement with the builder. Does it mean it is any easier for us to sell our condo?
Natasha:

One other way to answer your questions is: If the dispute between the HOA and the builder can be resolved without a lawsuit, then there will be no issue for you at all. A c ... more
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Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Generally, do corner lots have lower resale values? It is a corner lot on a small neighborhood street.
It depends. Some people prefer corner lots, others prefer inside lots.

There is a great feeling of space (or exposure).

There is larger potential for curb appeal, too.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 2, 2013 Home Selling in San Jose
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
RE: Popcorn cathedral ceiling 2 -- Doesn’t the popcorn quiet down the ‘echo’ when going to hardwood floors ?
While popcorn (e.g. "acoustic ceilings") were built with the intention to quiet sound, the look is dated and unappealing to modern buyers.

Always assume there is asbestos in popcorn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Selling in 95129
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
I want to sell the house in San Jose 95129. That is one unit of fourplex and TIC title. Which lender can provide the loan for the new buyers? Thanks.
Cities which have strict regulations on converting multi-unit buildings to condominiums are more likely to have a Tenants In Common business base. San Francisco would be a prime locatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Selling in 95129
icon.solutio…, Both Buyer and Seller in Broomfield, CO
icon.solutions answered:
What is sales history for 1185 Ruth Drive, San Jose, CA?
Apr 17, 2006 $264,000
May 18, 1993 $390,000
Jun 15, 1990 $427,500

All records available from the county office
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Selling in San Jose
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