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Doug Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Doug Anderson answered:
What should be the asking price for 3bd, 2bath condo, 1197 sq ft, at 2700 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek?
It's a fast moving market right now. The best best is to get a solid Comparative Market Analysis from a Broker.
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Bob Wegener, Real Estate Pro in Moraga, CA
Bob Wegener answered:
We have a condo in Moraga on Ascot Drive. 2 Bed 2 Bath 986 sq ft. What could we get for it?
Hi brucebolt1971,

To accurately answer your question would take more information. It depends on the complex, the condition of the unit, and the location within the complex to name a ... more
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Steve Dawson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Dawson answered:
I am in Heather Farm area in a 3 bedroom, 21/2 baths, 1600 sq. ft townhouse, tri-level. What is the approx. price I could ask for?
That is a loaded question. It depends on location of the property, condition and timing. But right now, properties are going for a premium. The best thing to do is to find a local ex ... more
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Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
Buyer chose not to inspect the house, date passed for them to cancel due to repair requests. Buyer failed to order appraisal by time frame in contrac
Let's start with the buyer's loan....is it conventional? VA? FHA? If it's VA or FHA, they can get their deposit back for any reason, so the questions on the inspections and repairs are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Selling in San Ramon
Brian Rochfo…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Brian Rochford answered:
I need to set a realistic price an estate would realize for a 1950's 3,100 ft2 home on 1 acre with an adjoining lot . How should I go about?
Hi - If you are not an agent or appraiser, you should contact one. We do these types of things all the time - i.e. opinion of values. Between the MLS and tax records, we are able to com ... more
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Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
What is the house market (selling) in Walnut Creek, CA?
It is a seller's market. A home in very good condition that has been updated and has a low pest report should sell quickly if priced correctly. Your Realtor should be able to show you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Selling in 94598
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
if I am the buyer of a house and we need a sewer lateral work done , can we do this after the deal closes,
It depends on what the local regulations are. For example, in Oakland the seller(s) is responsible to get the inspection and any required work done before escrow closes.

Check with y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Home Selling in 94572
Eric Rotsten, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Eric Rotsten answered:
What is the market like for prime land sales (flat parcel) for residential housing in this current market? Is this the right time to sell land?
Land sales have not caught up with the current frenzy in the local residential market. The average market time for land sales in the Concord/Clayton/Walnut Creek area is about 180 days. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Home Selling in 94518
Liz Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Liz Wilson answered:
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Hi Terri,
Look at the upper right hand corner of the Trulia screen, there is an arrow next to your name when you are logged in. Flag down to Profile, then on the left side tool bar you ... more
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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
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
I have a rental property I'm looking sell in Martinez. I will take a big haircut since values have dropped since I purchased it in July 2009.
Property values in this area, similar to other adjoining cities, have dropped 25-30% from the peak of the market. So this property will probably sell in the 250-299K range, depending on ... more
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Nick Solis, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Nick Solis answered:
Have a question about short selling a house in Disco Bay and paying property taxes.... any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!?
Dan, there are many factors when looking to get out of a distressed property. This info really needs to be personalized for you and your family. Its important to look at your exact situ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Selling in 94513
Ramon Concep…, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Can anyone provide any guidance on what you think prices in Windemere will do over the next few months?
Currently there is limited inventory in San Ramon and lots of buyers. This makes it a prime time to sell your home. When priced correctly, you should be able to expect multiple offers d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Home Selling in San Ramon
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
What are the minimum time frames for living in a Homepath home and for receiving the $10k tax credit?
Homepath generally requires you to move into the home within 60 days of closing and live in the home for one year.

The tax credit required you to live in the home as your primary res ... more
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Steve Dawson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Dawson answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
There are some cost effective ways and some more expensive ways. It all depends on your price point and current condition. Some lower cost improvements would be 1) paint, neutral colo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Selling in San Ramon
Jana Korner, Real Estate Pro in Brentwood, CA
Jana Korner answered:
My parents are in Somerset, owe what the house is worth. Good credit with limited income. Crappy loan. Can a broker help them? or are they Out of luck
Hi Lola,

This is a contact number for someone that I know who has been successful with the HARP program. Give her a call and see if she can help them.


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0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Selling in 94513
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
When do you believe the distressed property market will truly start to recover, two years or three?
Frankly, I think there is going to be a new generation of short sales and distressed sales, because I am seeing many people who have been trying to hang in there, but are running out of ... more
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Paul Moreton,…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Paul Moreton, CDPE, CRS, GRI 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
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking for an experienced short sale agent, any suggestions?
Consider interviewing in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best and who has the most to offer; choose your agent with care. You can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Home Selling in El Sobrante
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