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David Setti, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
David Setti answered:
Is $10k a reasonable amount for our agent to tell us we need in order to buy a home on a VA loan with 0 down?
Hi Cat_phil,

As Terri mentioned in your last post, the $10,000 that your realtor is aking you to have ready woud like be for the earnest moeny deposit (typically 1% - 3% of the purch ... more
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
how much cash should we have to buy a home with a VA loan pre-approved for 400k?
You should talk with you lender on what they are going to require.

Usually VA is zero down and the 3% up front cost may be built into the loan. You need your VA Certificate of Eli ... more
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Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
I am interested in a unit in the Meridian Woods, San Jose 95129. Can I add a washer-dryer myself?
Hi Vidhya:

Thanks for the post.

Short answer...no.

You will not only be required to obtain architectural approval from the Board of Directors for this change (pretty tricky b ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How much does a school district impact home purchase decisions?
I can tell you in general that any town or city with good schools will be more desired than one with bad or "not so good" schools. Take my area of Manchester NH, every week we get reque ... more
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Opinion on rental property with attic converted into bedroom and bathroom, no permit
There are several issues. The first has to be the safety of renters who will occupy the property. If the improvements are not permitted, they may not meet code and could be constructe ... more
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What do you think about the prices at Ponderosa Homes/Parkview in San Jose? The schools in the area are not that good ;values of homes in the area low
The homes are priced for their location and amenities. Prices starting in the upper $600's get you a new single family home with over 2000 sq. ft. If these homes were in a better s ... more
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Would I find a house in Santa Clara County with better neighborhood and school for about $325K with all cash? I can wait now till Winter.
Sure, you'll get about a 5% better home with all cash. At that price point, you'll be competing aggressively with all cash investors like several of my clients. Most likely, you'll be ... more
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Thuan Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Thuan Nguyen answered:
Are mortgage rates rising up?
Yes, for the 4th straight week it has gone up. Currently at 3.66%.\

Thuan
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in 95121
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Buyer's agent integrity question
It is legal for your agent to represent you and the seller under California law. However, you and the seller must consent to this Dual Agency.

I suggest that you speak to this agentà ... more
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The Bolaski…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
The Bolaski Group answered:
FIND THE NAME OF PROPERTY OWNER
Good question! Any reliable Title Company can provide a report normally called a "Property Detail" that provides this information.Normally, this is available only to Licensed profession ... more
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Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Westbury community by Brookfield Homes in San Jose
Thank you for your question, Zico:

I Consider the Blossom Valley to be a very safe community.

With respect to social activity, I need to know which social activies you are lookin ... more
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Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
What is an estimate of property tax and insurance for a $300k house in Santa Clara County?
The property tax will be around $300 a month. Call an insurance agent for a quote for the insurance...
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I'm not rushing to buy house. Do you think a short-sale is good for me?
Lakisha it can be if you have the time and pateince to wait. the 3rd factor is having a buyer agent whio is well experienced in short sales to guide you. The keys are seeing how many m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in 95121
Ivan Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Castro Valley, CA
Ivan Diaz answered:
I am a newly single mom looking for a 3 br house or condo-Open to location but would like willow glen, cambrien, West SJ. Budget around 2200.
Hello,

Have you been pre-qualified? I can look at options on how to minimize your payment and maximize your purchasing power. I work directly with Realtor/ Broker Crystal Nguyen from ... more
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
How hard is to evict the tenants in a foreclosure property deal?
I wonder why you would take complete strangers as tenants in your new home? You don’t know these tenants. You do not know whether they pay the rent on time. You do not have a cre ... more
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Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Closing cost for buying a New Townhome from Builder (taylor morrison) in San Jose
Hi Ganesh and thanks for your question.

To ensure that you have all of the information regarding costs for your home, please contact your Realtor and ask him/her to provide you with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in 95133
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
I am looking at new homes from "taylor morrison" near I-680 & Berryssa. Any Do's and don't appreciated ! Is there anything Bad about that location?
Thank you, Ganesh:

There is nothing bad about that location.

I do recommend that you talk with your REALTOR before you make a decision. Your REALTOR can provide you with a great ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Silver Creek Mobile Estates!
I can send you listings. Let me know what purchase price they are open to. Are they ok with all parks, including age restricted parks?

Drop me an email and we'll go from there.
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