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Kyle, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Kyle answered:
Agents use low interest rates as a motivator for the buyer. Would it not be better for everyone if we used rising interest rates to motivate sellers.?
of course, the more rates rise, it diminishes their purchasing power. However, I believe these forces are very inverse, so when rates go up, you will in fact see prices flat or down to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 Home Selling in 94523
Evan Homer, Real Estate Pro in California
Evan Homer answered:
Young couple, first time buyers with good credit, modest/low income.. scared to work with agent in Pleasant Hill, Ca. Interested in townhouse
Hi Ami,

There are many great Realtor's out there and you should not be afraid at all to ask questions. That is the only way you are going to get a good feel for the person you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
I'm looking to buy a house in the Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill area. What kinds of deals can be found now?
Are you thinking of buying a house for you to live in, or for an investment to flip or to rent? Yes, there are good buys to be found, depending on your situation and your criteria for w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Cindi Hagley…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley As Seen on TV answered:
foreclosures pleasant hill ca
How can I help you? I'm a Realtor in the area?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Foreclosure in Pleasant Hill
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
i saw a property that i am interested in and it is going on a auction sale on the 8th of september . it is within the complex/community i am
Read the terms of the auction sale closely. Most of them will want a 5% buyer's premium. This means they will charge that on top of the sales price. You also would most likely need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 3, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Michele Cast…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Michele Castillo De Almeida answered:
have we hit the bottom yet in pleasant hill ca.? is it a good time to buy now?or should i wait for the coming
Hi Ariel,
This is the question of the day. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing at this point if we are at rock bottom. Depending on which analysts you listen to, you will get co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Ally, Home Buyer in Concord, CA
Ally asked:
Property value increased in Pleasant Hill after downtown area was built? I heard that property prices rose in Pleasant Hill rose up after the downtown area was build, and that before that, it was on par with Concord in terms of pricing and desirability. Can ...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2009 Market Conditions in Pleasant Hill
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
We live in the bay area and need to know more information about capital gain and taxes?
Did your parents agree to split money now? If they have lived there for 2 of last 5 years they can sell and exclude $500k from capital gains. IE if they didn't make over $500k from th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Home Selling in Pleasant Hill
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
We live in the bay area and need to know more information about capital gain and taxes?
Hi Bebe,
I would recommend that you speak with a tax specialist. I have one that we personally use along with many of my clients. Please email me offline if you would like his name.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2009 Home Selling in Pleasant Hill
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
Does anyone know anything about the Western Hills area of Pleasant Hill?
I'm a young family (a 2 year old and one more coming) that lives (owns a townhouse) in Pleasant Hill and also play in the city softball league. The area you're looking at is a nice area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
I have placed an offer on a foreclosed home a week ago. How longs does it take to get an answer back the bank?
It really depends on the bank but usually no more than a week (but remember that banks don't work Saturday and Sunday).

I wrote an offer for a client on Monday and we got a response ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Jeff Miller, Real Estate Pro in 04609
Jeff Miller answered:
Which is a wiser investment - especially in today's housing market?We are looking to buy our first home...
Hi Elizabeth,

There are so many factors that go into answering the question "which is a better investment" that I can't really give you a hard and fast answer. However, I think you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 2, 2009 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
What are the best restaurants in Pleasant Hill, CA?
Personally, I like the Left Bank but I believe they are moving to Walnut Creek.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Entertainment & Nightlife in 94523
John, Home Buyer in New York, NY
John answered:
Who will pay the closing costs when buying a foreclosure?
Unless otherwise agreed in the offer to purchase, the buyer always pays closing costs.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 18, 2010 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Peter Teatai…, Real Estate Pro in San Marcos, CA
Peter Teatai Ariki answered:
I have a lead that wants to buy a lot however wants the owner to carry the financing while he uses his liquid
Hey Jonny,
Typically with these types of carry deals one needs to suck up to the seller basically. I don't know if you had done any numbers to figure out if or how the whole deal will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Foreclosure in 94523
Jackie Blank…, Real Estate Pro in North County, SD
Jackie Blankenship, M.B.A. answered:
Can I make down payment with my current home equity to purchase 2nd property in CA?
Hi Ray. Yes, this is possible. However, there are a lot of things to consider before making this decision. Depending on your financial deligence, current pmt. structure and what you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2007 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill, CA
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