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Lang Lequang, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Lang Lequang answered:
2 kids family move to San Jose, need good nearby elementary school, price between 600k to 1000k
Hello Pangjiangjj,

Moreland Schools, Forest Hill, Marshall Lane (Campbell School Districts) & Cupertino schools are great schools. But it is hard to know where on Hamilton Rd so you ... more
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Sell and purchase in same escrow to avoid capital gain?
Hi Klon,
you may want to read this article on flipping and taxes
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/money-guides/tax-consequences-of-flipping-real-estate-1.aspx
consult with your tax ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
What is the space rent?
Thank you, Patricia:

Please give us the address of the property that you are asking about so we can look up the space rent for you.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
When is the right time to buy?
Bryan,
Trying to time the market is a risky strategy. The only sure way to know the perfect time is after that time has passed. Rather than focus on external issues, ask if you are ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Why do I see more short sale properties in the market lately?
Because a lot of people are realizing that they are under-water and they don't like it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
We are looking at placing an offer for a rebuilt home at MichBluff Dr San Jose, 4bd/3ba, beautifully done with all new/modern stuff. 6000 lot size.
Thank you for your question:

With respect to this property, the property at 1349 Mich Bluff is described as new, and 1,721 Square Feet.

The most similar recent comparable sale in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
What do you think about the Celadon New Townhouses in San Jose 95133?
Warmington has a good track-record of home building in California. I've seen their workmanship and it's on par with similar new townhouse developments in the area (Pepper Lane and Fusi ... more
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Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
Popular question in other cities: A dream client would have... There's a great conversation in New York about this here:
http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Buying/A_dream_client_would_have_-409370

Wondering what folks in San Jose think. What would...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Considering to buy a short sale house, can I rent it to current tenants or owners of the house after the short sale is complete?
You raise some very important issues with your question. As I understand, you are currently represented by a REALTOR. These are issues that you should raise with your REALTOR who repres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Home Buying in 95131
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Typical carrying costs in San Jose
There are no HIDDEN COSTS when buying a home in California:

After your offer is Accepted and the Escrow is opened;
You may go in and talk to your Escrow Officer and request your cop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Is this house 3893 Whinney Place Way, CA 95121 short sale? Why does it stay in the market for so long?
Listings on Trulia are not updated. This house is not on the market. If you're looking for a similar home, I can help you find one that is for sale.
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Looking for lease opition on fixer upper sdpacific@att.net
Lease options are rare for several reasons.

It involves two contracts, the lease and the contract. The Seller will most likely require a high deposit for the option. If you don't e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Lamson Dang…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lamson Dang Broker answered:
What month has lowest sale of the year in San Jose?
In San Jose, Jan is the lowest sale of the year. May and June are the highest sales. If you would like to see more on other statistics, you can visit my website, click on Monthly News ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
hey, I need a house .. in low price .. in san jose 95128
How many bedrooms and baths do you prefer and what is your budget?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in 95128
Ashley Carri…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Ashley Carrillo answered:
Preparing for first Open House
You should look for any water spots on the ceilings. This could be a sign of a leaking roof that might need replacement. Keep a close eye in the bathrooms for mold (areas around the bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Hi All, Can someone pls advise me on what Kelly Moore interior colors will work on a single family home?
The colors that will work best for your home really require an inspection of the interior of your home.

In general light, neutral colors work best.

Homes that appear bright, gene ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 12, 2013 Home Buying in Evergreen
Mark Burns, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Mark Burns answered:
How can I find total number of houses in San Jose?
Ask the County Assessor. https://www.sccassessor.org/

It's their job to know those things.

Mark Burns, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Elite - Top 2% Worldwide
DRE# 00896552 License ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
Stu Carson, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Stu Carson answered:
we are looking at new townhomes near hillsdale ave san Jose, the property name is Terraza
I'd be happy to talk with you further by phone, but it appears to me these home are only available to rent. See their website here
http://www.liveatalliance.com/LaTerraza/index.aspx

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Home Buying in 95136
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Is the quarry near communication hill still active?
Thank you, Curous buyer for your question.

The geologist for Santa Clara County is your best source of information with respect to that issue.

I have spoke with the County Geologi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
foreclosed, 2nd loan, new home
You will need to understand the type of loan you had on the second. What you want to know is if a deficiency judgement has been filed against you.

A foreclosure does affect one get ... more
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