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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Is there value in building a custom home in Serrano? Let's say about 3,000sq ft?
There's always some value in building a custom home. You get to have a home tailored to your own tastes.

If you want the market price to be at least as high as your construction c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Margaret Hol…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado County, CA
Margaret Holland answered:
Should I go with a Realtor to buya new home construction in Blackstone, El Dorado Hills?
Well we are all Realtors on here and of course we are going to say YES! but as a buyer I would think, why not? I can't think of a reason not to. A Realtor will help look out for you an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Michael Alum…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Michael Alumbaugh answered:
Allergies in El Dorado Hills?
Hi Rique, I moved to El Dorado Hills in 2001 from Almaden Valley in South San Jose. I've never been a big allergy sufferer so to speak, but do occasionally get some kind of sinus infect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Quality of Life in El Dorado Hills
Peggie Ryan-…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Peggie Ryan-Lanigan answered:
Want to buy newhome at Blackstone , El dorado, CAbut the lot we like will open in 6 months. Is it worth waiting till Aug2013.Will prices raise a lot?
Blackstone Community is a very nice development in El Dorado Hills. I would not hestiatate to act on a home purchase even though it will not be ready for 6 months. The Community Club ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Christine Li…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Christine Librach answered:
Looking for an FHA lender to help with a new home loan. One-year since filing Chapter 7 that was beyond my control. Any friendly bank referrals?
Hi Mark,
I have a wonderful loan officer who specializes in FHA and post BK's, Short Sales, and Foreclosures - her name is Evangeline Scott, with Big Valley Mortgage, and her contact # ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Financing in 95762
Michelle Tho…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Michelle Thompson answered:
DOSE ANYONE KNOW IF MARINA WOODS VILLAGE IN EL DORADO HILLS ALLOWS RV'S BEHIND FINCE?GATE? TKS JAMES
In Marina Woods subdivision?? I think it has to be hidden behind the fence( i also live there)The CCR's are on the CSD website.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Joe Stone -…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, TX
Joe Stone - Realtor (R) answered:
What do you think 1962 property worth in this area.?
Sounds like you need to enlist the services of a Realtor!! A good Comparative Market Analysis takes time. I don't know that you're going to find a Realtor that's willing to spend the ti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Market Conditions in El Dorado Hills
Christine Li…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Christine Librach answered:
Some time ago I read about the soil in the EDH containing cancerous agents and was not very safe to live there. What is the status of the issue?
Hi Ramy,

The issue regarding the naturally occuring asbestos in El Dorado Hills can be best explained in this link http://www.epa.gov/region9/toxic/noa/eldorado/ - Please let me kno ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
DeeDee Riley, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
DeeDee Riley answered:
What is the average price per square foot to BUILD a custom home in EDH/Serrano?
Hi Kim,
Just answered this for you on another request but my favorite builder in the area just quoted me $185-200 per square foot of living space. That includes permits and front land ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Recovery roadblock?
It makes perfectly good sense to me. If people aren't willing to relocate for employment then companies may have no choice but to hire offshore. Here we go again. Another round dis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Market Conditions in El Dorado Hills
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Could you give me some pointers on short sale success rates for buyers in El Dorado Hills? I see a lot of Active SS posted but hardly any Sold as SS.
It is good news/bad news:
Shortsales take a lot longer and are a hassle; consequently, fewer people offer on them.
REOs are quicker and less hassle so you might end up in multiple off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 14, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
In California, I made an offer through an agent on an REO that was rejected. Can I make another offer on this property through a different broker?
Hi Gary,

The first Broker/Agent might be entitled to the commission since they would be considered the 'procuring cause' for your purchase as they showed you the property f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
How can I get my Trust Deed Upon Sale from my substituted Trustee. They won't record til I pay them and I have no money to pay til I sell the
I would borrow the money from a friend or a relative. If they are concerned about security offer them a position on the property as collateral until and pay them off once you've se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 27, 2011 Foreclosure in 95762
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
FSBO in this market, will this work in El Dorado Hills? Lakehills area.
Judith,
Pricing is key, and showing your home is fine, but chances are this is a bad idea. I've been in full time professional sales for 30 years, the past 10 in Real Estate. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Selling in 95762
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
Are lenders making FHA insured loans to borrowers immediately after a short sale when the homeowner had been current on the loan?
I was of the impression this only applied for relocation clients. I have yet to see a lender be able to close one though. Usually, it drops your credit score so much even if the guide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Financing in El Dorado Hills
Michele Pete…, Real Estate Pro in Rocklin, CA
Michele Peterson answered:
my house was forclosed for the same amount I owe. what does that means?
Sorry about your loss.
If you would like to email me, I can look up the transaction for you
and explain the details and amounts to you. It is difficult to give an exact answer
witho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 24, 2011 Foreclosure in 95762
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
I made offer on short sale 3 months ago.Prices have dropped since,Realtor thinks that our offer will be accepted,Can we renegotiate our offer?
Dog -

If the value of the home has changed significantly lower, you could decide to cancel and re-offer but that certainly would start the process all over again. If the short sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 26, 2011 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
my home is due to be auctioned off on the 29th of this month. How long do I hage to pack and get out after that date? I live in CA. thanks
they will go through the evcition process, it differs form area to area, mostly gives you 30 day notice than if you request a hearing it takes another 30 days. your best bet is once the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Foreclosure in 95762
Tami Esling, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Tami Esling answered:
How can I find out if there is a Mello Roos bond a a property? If so, how much and for how long?
El Dorado County has recently updated their website, so here is the new page listing direct charges (including Mello Roos) to a parcel. Please be sure to read the counties disclaimers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 22, 2010 Home Buying in El Dorado Hills
Donna L Meye…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Donna L Meyers 916-716-7776 answered:
My family owns a piece of property in Chicago, IL that started as a Land Trust and is now a "deed".
I think you should place an ad in the local newspaper asking for these named persons
to step forward to claim their share of this property. I would get the advise of a lawyer in the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 6, 2010 Home Selling in 95762
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