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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Bay Meadows, San Mateo
Hi,
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good luck ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
Why is 94401 cheaper than 94403 & 94404?
It's simple, location location location. In most cities, pricing is determined by location and schools.

There is a listing coming up a couple of blocks away from Nortorn, completely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Service, Home Buyer in San Mateo, CA
Service answered:
How do I find information on public auction dates and times for bank owned properties in San Mateo County?
I found very interested Public Auction for Property in California, please review the web reference website i provide below this comment.

from 2006 and 2015 are the best time to buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Foreclosure in San Mateo
Annie Chang, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Annie Chang answered:
We have been waiting for a BofA shortsale approval from the "investors", does anyone have any good suggestions to speed up this process?
Hi Derick,

I am representing a Seller in a BofA short-sale with investors. We started the process in June, submitted a good offer in August, and the approval is still outstanding as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Does the debt/mortgage payment of my income property count against me if the income from it is greater than the mortgage/prop tax expense?
I know its late to answer this question, but...As long as you are claiming the rental income on your tax returns for the previous two years and you do have a minimum of 30% equity in yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
negative about $40000. just want to move to bigger house and have no savings to pay off negative. possible to do a short sale ?
Hello Leslie, You may qualify for CHF Access half percent down payment program which you could rent out your current home even if your upside down and buy another one, bigger, better an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 22, 2012 Home Selling in San Mateo
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Philip E. Cabral answered:
How does San Mateo compare to Brisbane?
I was Chief Accountant for Juillard Alpha Wines & Spirits, the sole distributors of Seagram, Hiram Walker, and many local as well as International wines, based in Brisbane many years ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Philip E. Cabral answered:
Making an offer
Regular sale, bank owned, or short sale homes each have their own specific situation.

The three things you would have to consider most are the current market condition, the condition ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
I am thinking about bidding on foreclosures in San Mateo County. If I win the auction, how do I pay for the foreclosure? And how soon?
If you are talking about the county auctions on the courthouse steps, you pay cash on the spot.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Foreclosure in San Mateo
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
I am buying a short sale house that needs work. Can the tax appraisal be higher than the purchase price?
Bryan,

Glad it worked out well for you. Fixing up a property...new paint, carpet, repairs...is considered maintenance and should not make any difference in the assessed value of a ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in 94402
Nahum C, Renter in Burlingame, CA
Nahum C asked:
Someone knows about where to find cheap rent aparments? I just whant to live alone but I'm looking for a Cheap aparment under $1000 in San Mateo, CA or near by especialy in burlingame.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Rental Basics in San Mateo
David Gowans, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
David Gowans answered:
I'm looking to move into the area for work and just cannot find a good place in my price range. My limit is $1500, I'd like 1BR
You should totally be able to find that! In fact, I'd check Craigslist for Woodside, Atherton and Potola Valley. This might sound crazy, but there are a lot of wealthy folks out there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Rentals in San Mateo
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
In these foreclosure auctions in San Mateo County, can the potential buyer see the inside of these foreclosed properties?
If you are referring to the auctions on the courthouse steps, then the answer is NO.

If you mean the public auctions for homes that no one has been able to sell any other way, then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Foreclosure in San Mateo
Victoria Fer…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Victoria Ferrando answered:
are pets allowed?
Are you referring tobtgecFarm Hill Vista complex? If so, then yes.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Hayward Park
Ramdik Ballj…, Home Owner in San Mateo, CA
Ramdik Balljam answered:
Hi need house o apartment 2 rooms for no more the 1400 hundred please
good luck. good luck, good luck, good luck
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Rentals in San Mateo
Mary, Renter in
Mary asked:
Family of five and one well behaved dog (labrador retriever). Need to move from Redwood City to San Mateo for the kids school. Fiesta Gardens, Shoreview, or The Village neighborhoods. Need asap. 2-3 bedroom and 1 1/2 or 2 bathrooms. Pets accepted because we have a dog. $2,000-$2,300/month
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 For Rent in San Mateo
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Family relocating from Los Angeles for a job in San Mateo. We're not sure if we should buy or rent. What neighborhoods should we consider?
Hi,
good answers below...Belmont, San Carlos, San Mateo, Burlingame, and other surrounding areas, you have a lot to choose from. Let me know if I can help you

good luck!
BUYER CASH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in San Mateo
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
how one convince the HOA to review/revisit possibility of installing floating engineering floors with special sound proof padding?
The first thing you need to do is review your CC&Rs or ask the President of the HOA what the procedure is for getting policy review. You are right, it makes no sense that a bottom floor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Moblie Homes in the Bay Area--any issues there for buying & renting out?
Make sure that the rules of the community in which you are planning to buy allows none-owner occupants.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Investment Properties in San Mateo
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