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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Why is it so difficult in the Bay Area to get an agent to work with you?
Try hiring an Exclusive Buyer Agent in your area; I think you'll have a much different experience. I can send you some names if you like.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Should i be concerned about a sump pump used to correct a standing water issue?
I may be wrong, but I believe sump pumps are not supposed to run continuously. In my experience, the sump pump only turns on after a storm. If you have constant water flowing under your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Both Trulia and Zillow don't have the latest info when "for sale" home's status changed to "pending", thus wasting my time. Only Redfin is reliable.
Well, I think the consensus here is to WORK WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL! You will never get it right with T & Z. Even RE Professionals can't kep up with all their mistaked and inacc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Jason Zaitz, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Jason Zaitz answered:
Could somebody tell me something more about the house in san ramon, 2599 twin creeks dr?
Hello,

This property closed escrow on 1/10/2013 and is not currently on the market.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards,

-Jason

Jason K. Zaitz
Realtor┬ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Jason Zaitz, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Jason Zaitz answered:
Vacant land behind 308 Norris Canyon Terrace
Hi Monica,

I work in the Marketplace in San Ramon and I know the piece of land you're referring to just to the left of the hospital parking lot and right behind the Norris Canyon Ter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Is it that anytime you pay HOA, it will be considered Townhome? Even if it's a detached single family house? Why does't Trulia display the HOA fee?
A single family home can have HOA as well. You are better off asking your agent how much the HOA fee is as many other websites are typically not accurate.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Can someone please explain again about Twin Creek detached single family homes being called townhomes or PUD on the legal description.?
PUD=Planned Unit Development.
There could be a pool facility,
Also, there may be common area grounds, ie; private roads, green areas that require landscaping, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Getting a new loan with a few late mortgage payments history.
Hi Tywinn,

You may be able to get an FHA loan if you can document the reason for the late payments.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience!
O ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Why are the single family homes in Twin Creeks San Ramon listed as town homes? Who's the brilliant individual at Trulia who flubbed this?
They very well may be slated as townhomes or Planned Urban Developments (PUD) on the legal description.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
We put an offer for a house in San Ramon and during inspection we found out that the soil underneath are cracked... like surface of the moon. The
Just curious...how could they tell what the soil looked like underneath the house? Is it a pier and beam foundation?

Don't take a chance. Verify what the inspector has said by talkin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Hi, I want to know how long it will take to construct a 3 bed, 3 bath around 1750 sqft single family home, 2 story from scratch in San Ramon? Thanks
Typically it takes 6 - 8 months to construct a new home. You definitely should ask the builder that you are planning to purchase your home from.

Good luck,

Susie Kay
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Do we still need our buying agent after escrow is closed, for anything related to the house we have bought via him?
Sorry to hear about your bad experience with your realtor. To precisely answer your question, you do not have to use him again since escrow is already closed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
why are townhome stats not tracked separately? how do I infer price ratio between a townhome and a SFH?
It cannot. You need to breakdown components that matters you most and identify a price that can get you what you are approved for and what your comfortable paying.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Glenn Mendell, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Glenn Mendell answered:
We are planning on buying a new home from the builder. Any agent /broker willing to give us buyer rebate?
Our policy is a 50% rebate on commissions offered by builders (they always handle the escrow part, so less work for us). Several of the comments mentioned about you needing to visit wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Al Pacheco, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Al Pacheco answered:
Is it better to buy a Single family home or a townhouse in San Ramon if they are around for the same price point and in the same year built?
Ryan, there are some great answers already, but I would add from a long term perspective, do you see this purchase becoming an investment and a rental property for you? Townhomes are g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Are all REOs listed on MLS?
I think he got his answer, as this question was asked six years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
my daughter had a bk and foreclosure in september of 2012, I purchased a home for her in 2012, when can she refinance the home.
Jay: Make sure your daughter is on title for a minimum of one year so that she is able to refinance the home. She needs to be making those payments, as well, with her own account so t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
loan after foreclosure
Hi Peter: Lender here in Pleasanton.
FHA financing will allow you to purchase a home 3 years from the date the home was transferred back to the bank.
FHA financing is available with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
lemmyc, Home Buyer in 94720
lemmyc answered:
Why don't Real Estate Agents charge by the hour?
I think the commission system directly contributes to the housing bubble in the Bay Area since both the sellers' AND the buyers' commissions are based on the sale price. If a house is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
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