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lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
HELP, i need home insurance!
I agree with Lance, the best thing to do is shop around. You should get quotes from several different providers before you decide on one. Finding the right home insurance that fits your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in San Mateo
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is okay to live near (3-4) blocks from Caltrain in the sunnybrae area in San Mateo or is it better to choose parkside home in San Mateo ?
that depends on where you commute to. Are you driving occasionally?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
jeffdlinn, Both Buyer and Seller in Glendora, CA
jeffdlinn answered:
How do i find the listing agent's contact information?
The main service that real-estate agents provide is convenience. All of the services they offer, finding a real-estate attorney (which they are not), coordinating home viewings and so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Jason Wheeler, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Jason Wheeler answered:
Anyone know of any Down payment assistance program for peninsula side in bay area California. First time home buyers.
There is a little known program in California for down payment assistance. This loan sounds like it might fit your loan scenario the way you've described it in your posting.

If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
i am thinking of buying BMR. what do i need to do?
The first rule of BMR:

Borrower must be a First Time Homebuyer
Applicant(s) must be a First Time Homebuyer, defined as a purchaser who has not previously owned a home, condominium o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Laura Bertol…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Laura Bertolacci answered:
Looking for a real estate agent specializing in San Mateo County in CA
Hi Amy,

Congratulations on beginning your home search! I have worked with several short sales and have a great team that works with me to complete the process as smoothly as possibl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Phyllis Mcar…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Phyllis Mcarthur answered:
San Mateo County Realtors: Does anyone have any single family home rentals coming available and/or currently available accepting large dog?
Lindsey, the best bet for a rental is to go to a reputable property manager. Single family homes are much sought after rentals, and craigslist is not always the best way for you. I kno ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
Ricardo Arch…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Ricardo Archila answered:
Buy or Rent in San Mateo if one of us works in SF and the other in Menlo Park? Thx
Hi Prash,

Welcome to the Bay Area. I'm sure you will love it here. San Mateo is a great city to live in, I have lived in San Mateo for the last 7 years. As your looking for potent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 8, 2014 Home Buying in San Mateo
David Gowans, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
David Gowans answered:
Sad to leave this area
I find this post puzzling. Are you looking for help, or leaving?

I'm a Realtor in CA.... Ironically, I just moved up to the Seattle area myself. House up here are much more solid th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
what is umbrella insurance?
It is additional liability insurance that covers you above your normal insurance policies.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Colin Mclaug…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Colin Mclaughlin answered:
good areas to buy residential investment properties in Bay area
Hello Tharuna,
There are 1 bedroom condos available throughout the peninsula available in South Sf, San Bruno , San Mateo and Redwood City. I would be happy to speak with you and help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA/LL.B answered:
Can someone provide some insight on Doctor's Loan in the Bay Area.?
Perhaps you saw information about Bank of America's Mortgage Loan for Doctors which was announced towards the end of 2010:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/doctorsloanprogram/bankofameri ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 3, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Any information regarding Physician home loans in the SF Bay Area with competitive rates and low down payment (i.e < 10%) without PMI?
Aneesh,

I do a fair amount of financing for physicians and would be happy to go over your options with you. We're here in Marin and you can certainly look up my references on Trulia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Home Buying in 94403
Adrian Rowe, Home Buyer in San Mateo, CA
Adrian Rowe answered:
First time home buyers
I feel for you and we were sort of in the postion.

We moved here a couple of years ago. I have my own software business and my wife is a personal trainer. We moved from Portland as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
YC Cheung (W…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
YC Cheung (Wai See Cheung) answered:
How hot is new Bay Meadows townhomes?
http://baymeadows.com/neighborhoods/amelia

Next sales release July 13!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Phyllis Mcar…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Phyllis Mcarthur answered:
With the multiple offers and low inventory in San Mateo County, do you still feel a need to stage?
Just a follow up to this question, the winning bidders conducted their inspection and the home had foundation problems, termites, and a leaky roof, they still moved ahead with the sale!
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
Thomas Young, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Young answered:
I need to pay for termite repairs before closing an FHA loan. Does this put me at risk of losing the cost of repairs if the loan doesn't close?
203k loan is designed for home repairs.
From my experience with 203k loans, the best advice is to use a lender that offers assistance via third party with 203k processing.
This shorte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Home Buying in 94402
Marilynne Pr…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Marilynne Pryor answered:
Can anyone offer a comparison between SM Village and Shoreview in regards to a home for a young family?
Clarification: Shoreview is built on fill land.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Home Buying in Shoreview
Max Reinhardt, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Max Reinhardt answered:
Are there any Eichler listings coming soon?
Hi Jessica,

What areas are you considering? I have one coming in the 19th Avenue Park neighborhood.

Please contact me for details. (650) 227-8815 or maxtherealtor@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in San Mateo
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