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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
what is radiant heating?
To put it simply, radiant heating is a form of heating where rather than being pushed through a vent, the heat radiates off of a heating unit. It's not the best form of heating for a la ... more
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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
It's legal to ad a bath to my garage in Santa Clara?
Get a permit before you add anything, they will not let you have one without meeting all of the building codes.
Got to city hall and ask them if it is permited.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 95050
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
how can i lease my property on trulia?
http://www.trulia.com/for_rent
create your listing and submit it
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Does applying for a loan jointly with spouse who has no credit history but equal income help or hurt getting approved?
Hello chashu, your spouse may qualify FHA with NO FICO score or traditional credit with alternative credit such as utilities, cell phone, car insurance, rent, etc. Ultimately your quali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Financing in 95051
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I am on disability with low credit score. I have a lien on an inherited life estate property. Will lien be paid off after house is sold?
Hello Kathleensheridan1, this is a legal question which we can not answer or post and this would have to be discussed with either a legal aide or lawyer. There are options depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in 95050
Aromero, Home Buyer in Royse City, TX
Aromero answered:
In what ways can a seller's agent vet the financial qualification of potential buyers?
I guess I am a little confused. Indeed the agent's seller needs/wants to close the deal but no one can go the the lender that is financing the buyer and ask information, the wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Paz Bar-am, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Paz Bar-am answered:
What does zoning "A" mean in Santa Clara, CA?
Hello Jeff,

I would recommend start looking at the Santa Clara Zoning Ordinance
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/planning/PermitsDevelopment/ZoningOrdinance/Documents/ZonOrd.pdf
If you ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
My home is in the old part of Santa Clara near the Franklin Mall and I can't decide if I should sell my house or rent it out to Santa Clara
Hi,

What did you end up doing in 2010? Renting or selling?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
security system keypad needed in 1st floor?
The security system keypad is on the second floor? I've never heard of that before, but I guess I can see what they were going for when they put it in the living space. Personally, I'd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95054
Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
Short Sale Commission of 3.5% / 2.5%
Thank you for posting your question on Trulia!
The norm is to split it evenly even for short sales in Pittsburgh. It seems like the listing agent just want to make more money for him/h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in 95050
Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
flooring options
Thank you for posting your question on Trulia,
I recommend hardwood floors, it seems to be the most popular type of flooring with the buyers!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Angela Killp…, Other/Just Looking in Rapid City, SD
Angela Killpack answered:
How do you negotiate a septic system in a sale?
If you have an inspector come out to see the septic system and the inspection passes, isn't that a good thing? If the system still works enough to pass inspection, I would ask the inspe ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
Can you give me more information about this house? Is the rental amount of $800 correct?
Hi,

What is the address please?

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Rentals in Santa Clara
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
question regarding new AC and Furnace permit inspection
I think that I think that it would be best to get the furnace and the AC checked by the inspector, just to be sure. If he doesn't do so originally, I think it would be a good idea to as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in 95051
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
How can I transfer my previous home to llc in Santa Clara? I bought it 4 years back and I would like to transfer at a new appraisal.
Your tax professional will be able to help you. Briefly, you will transfer your home (at current value) to income property for tax purposes. ( In my opinion this is not a taxable event ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Home Buying in Santa Clara
RonS, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
RonS answered:
I have a recourse loan financed in Michigan. Can I refinance it at all?
in reading your reply to Tina, you aren't asking the question you really want the answer to. It has nothing to do with recourse. You have a home that is underwater. Of course you can re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Financing in 95051
RonS, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
RonS answered:
Hi, we have a rental that was our primary, but refi'd after we moved out. What is our risk if we walk away?
did you refinance it as an owner occupied property? You said you "Subsequently" bought and moved into another home, THEN turned subject property into a rental and refinanced. If you sai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Financing in 95051
Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Randall Ortiz answered:
Can Bank of America close a loan in 30 days? I was told that they cannot, is it true?
I've worked on deals where BofA closed within 30 days, so yes they can.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Financing in 95051
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How is "Mission Gardens" townhomes in Santa Clara, CA 95054? There are some good homes here but it is close to Levi's stadium so we are little concern
Hi NewBuyer:

Thanks for your question. It comes down to can you deal with the Levi's stadium
and are you content with the price values, your affordability of other homes,
the surr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Appreciation potential in Rivermark?
Hi Ter:

Great question, while there will be 10-20% appreciation in Rivermark, you have to determine
commute, job location and convenience is important to you.

The issue of the S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in 95054
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