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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
I always STAGE my Listings and believe they sell in a shorter time @ a higher price. Where can I get stats to back this up?
Dayna I will comment that stages listings are sooooo much more attractive. When I am viewing listings to send to potential clients, the staged listings catch my eye and are the first I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
When Pricing a home with few or no comps within the near vacinity, what do YOU do? Go back further than 90 days, extend your radius?
I try to emulate the way an appraiser would evaluate comps. They try to find 3 solds with 3 miles within 3 months, then go further out and then change the stats on the property of inte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94598
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
How do you tell an agent you don't want to work with him or her?
Best just to be honest. It happens. As agents, we meet a lot of prospective clients, and they aren't all a match for us either :) You need an agent you can communicate with, trust and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in 94598
Vikki Bearman, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Vikki Bearman answered:
What's available - 2B , 2B, walk in, garage (car port), scenic
Hi Melly,
We have a Villa Grande that has it all with views garage, etc. Beautiful!
We have several other properties that are lovely.
Our prices really range from $160K up to $765.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 29, 2012 Home Buying in Rossmoor
Michael Mccu…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Michael Mccutcheon answered:
I am moving to East Bay from Seattle and am unfamiliar with the area. I would like to enlist an agent to help me find a suitable apartment in WC/PH
Hi Clark,

as a rule, agents don't rent apartments. Homes and condominiums, we handle. The market is fairly tight, due to the unprecedented number of folks who have lost their homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rentals in Walnut Creek
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it possible to buy a condo in Concord/Walnut Creek area if I have 10K cash and 710 credit score?
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously; therefore visit with any licensed loan officer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 10, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Paul Moreton, Real Estate Pro in 94549
Paul Moreton answered:
misled and deceived by real estate broker.what recourses. loan modification paid up front. no results, ended up with short selling homes (2).
The issues you raise are very serious. There are all kinds of things wrong with what happened. You need to get off the internet and contact a local real estate attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Selling in 94597
Jolie Muss, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
IF I BUY 2460 SKY WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL MY KIDS BE IN?
Barbara,
I am surprised you are asking this question, as you say you are a broker and must know that by law Real Estate professionals cannot answer questions about schools! This inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Larkey Park
Johnny Huang, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Johnny Huang answered:
Are there any bad neighborhoods in Walnut Creek, CA?
Police department can help you with crime statistics.

WC in general is a great place to live with several different sections.

Downtown seems bustling on weekends.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 General Area in Walnut Creek
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
what is the difference between assessed value & market value?
Kelly,
Assessed value is a general idea of value for tax purposes and has little or nothing to do with market value. The relationship between sale price and assessed valuation can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Market Conditions in Walnut Creek
Steve Curtis, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Curtis answered:
Looking for guidance about relocating to the East Bay w/2 school age kids. My husband works in SF. Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Piedmont?
Hi Elaine ... the short answer is that the schools in all of the communities you mention are top notch. I am most familiar with those in Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Alamo and Danv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can coop HOA holdback $2,000 for 30 days after the close of escrow and after the seller has paid them for an inspection?
Maureen you may want to speak with a local real estate attorney, they can look at local laws and see if what they are doing is legal. You may still owe a commission if you just pulled o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 18, 2011 Home Selling in Walnut Creek
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
We are thinking of moving to Walnut Creek. I will need to commute to santa clara twice a week - how long will this take?
Keith,
According to Google Maps, without traffic about an hour. My advice to my clients is to actually drive the distance yourself at the time of day you'll be making the commut ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Walnut Creek
Trevor Hunti…, Real Estate Pro in Port Townsend, WA
Trevor Huntingford answered:
has anyone used a FHA 203 streamline loan? any advice? How did it work as far as the contractor bid/work go? Any reccomendations for a contractor?
They work great! Get an agent and a lender that has some experience with 203K rehab loan as they are a little different than your conventional purchase.

Take advantage of these low ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Financing in Walnut Creek
Cal Darrow, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Cal Darrow answered:
Is there any exception to the minimum age restriction at Rossmoor to allow a disabled adult child to live with a resident? Do HUD rules apply here?
Emma: Yes, there is an exception for such a situation.
Let me know how else i can help.
Cal Darrow
925/285-3256
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 20, 2012 Home Buying in 94595
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
Can anyone recommend a questionnaire that helps a buyer define and prioritize what they and partner want/need in home? These exist for NYC.
We say in real estate that people buy features, not houses. I had a client who bought a 4 car garage and a house. The house was secondary for him.

The best thing that you can do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How much leverage do I have if asking is $599,000 and I'm paying cash?
What is your agent advising...in order to determine a fair offer review comps, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area; see what the data suggests and go from there. Do k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
Sliding house - ballpark idea on what it would cost to rebuild?
Pam,

Contractors hard cost is between $80 to $120 per square foot before some additional underground work and permit add ons. $200 per square foot is probably reasonable.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 12, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Walnut Creek
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
Is the Roosmoor community exclusively for the elderly population? Is it possible to purchase a condo/home in those communities? Thanks
At least one resident does need to be 55 or over in Rossmoor.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
Small Investment Properties - Condos or homes - where to find a agent/property that specializes or has expertise in this area?
Walter,

We have been doing exactly this in the Dallas, TX area for some time. Condos are certainly not the way to go. HOAs chew into your profit margin and do not appreciate nearly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
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