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Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Brian Ripp answered:
15 year townhome vs new pulte tavenna homes
With the new townhouse, you pay a lot for the upgrades. If the 15 year old townhome has been updated or has many upgrades-that would be great. Really depends on your feelings towards ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 14, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
The Kruschke…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
The Kruschke Team answered:
what is a short sale for home buying ?
A short sale occurs when a seller is selling their home for less then the remaining balance on the loans against that home. The seller does not have marketable title and there for must ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Refinance with foreclosure on credit report
Best that you address your question to lenders. Ask at least 2-3 lenders how they can help you.

If you're been working diligently in repairing your credit, plus the significant equit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in 94539
Ken Vasan, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Ken Vasan answered:
Short sale transaction problem
These are issues that can not be discussed in a public forum. Best thing i can suggest is to contact a Real Estate Attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Fremont
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
House on AP fault zone - URGENT
Explore the USGS website which provides maps
I seem to remember that there was a way to zero in on certain locations -- so that may be another way.

Regardless of being within 50 ft ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Brian Ripp answered:
Houses in Lakes birds
You will get many people suggesting you to get safety information from the Fremont Police Dept. You can talk to neighbors of this community also. I think a park across the street is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 14, 2012 Home Buying in Lakes and Birds
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Is there a difference between Realtor and Broker Associate? Who do I go with?
Being a broker means you have done extra education and have a higher license than a Realtor associate. A Realtor hangs there license with a broker who overseas and is responsible for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in Fremont
Michael Tess…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Michael Tessaro, REALTOR answered:
Do sellers have to agree if an appraisal comes in low on a SS?
Both the lien holders and the seller would hve to agree
One thing to always remember the seller is always in charge as the lenders agreeing to accept less is merely a condition of sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 18, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Short sale in escrow, getting sticky with exclusions
If it was stated in the MLS Listing,
then they do have a leg to stand on:
Understand that you are talking about either Arbitration/Mediation or Small Claims Court;
Do you really want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Should I go with my realtor friend who lives in another city to buy a house or should I seek a new realtor local to my area?
You should go with the friend; that's what friends are for.
If he is not a member of the local MLS, he can get a temp membership.
Imagine the hurt if you didn't ask him?

Good luck ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Interested in a listing at Norocco Cir, Fremont. List price is 675k - comparables dont seem to match
Most recent sale on that street was sold a year ago for $642K, same square feet as subject property, still $100K than the highest paid for the same plan in 2006.

Possibilities:
Impr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Home Buying in 94555
Joe Patel, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Joe Patel answered:
Can someone please share some insights on buying a home that is right on the Paseo Padre Pkwy in ardenwood - fremont?
Technically the home located in close to busy street get less value than home located away from busy street.Having said that it also depend on supply and demand.Right now in fremont,not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Buying in 94555
Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Brian Ripp answered:
Parkmont home near train track
Yes - they blow their horn at Walnut Ave., Shinn, and Fremont Blvd.
For safety reasons you may not be able to find out trains schedule from the Railroad, however-you can talk to neighb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in 94536
Ken Vasan, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Ken Vasan answered:
Within Forrest park are in Ardenwood I notice that townhomes sell for much less (per SQFT) than single family homes? Can someone please help?
Hi Ramkumar :

Pricing between Ardenwood and Forest Park vary - Yes, that is the fact. How much depends on varied factors such as conditon / Age / Sq.ft / location. It is highly s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in 94555
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
My mom is qualified for FHA loan, but my uncle and his wife will be on the house deed/title. Who has the right to claim mortgage for tax purposes?
You may want to consult a CPA about this about who can legitimately file for tax deduction.

When the bank issues a statement of interest paid, it will show only the name of the borro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Buying in 94538
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
I see properties getting listed for much more than there are worth last couple of weeks, is this time for real estate bubble 2.0 ?
No bubble bath coming in the foreseeable future. Never underestimate the power of randomness. There are many reasons folks to wish to sell and some of them do not take what is called "m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 4, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Joe Patel, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Joe Patel answered:
Hi, How are the new homes by Pulte in Fremont,CA? Is it worth to go with those townhomes? Any inputs are highly appreciated.?
I took my clients to preview those homes.I think they are good if you like tri-level.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in Fremont
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Need advice on buying a house with remodeling done without permit
When were the improvements done? Building codes are a recent development, it is possible that permits were not required when the improvements were done. If that is the case, then brin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
Ken Vasan, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Ken Vasan answered:
How long does it take from signing to Loan Doc to COE?
If you are working directly with a lender like Wells or BOA, you can sign the docs fund and close the next day.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Home Buying in Fremont
Bryan Van He…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Bryan Van Heusen answered:
In the given current market, Is it better to buy in East bay or West Bay in terms of the home appreciation in the future ?
Hello! That is a tough one to answer as no one has the crystal ball as to how these areas will react to the market down the road. I think there are some determining factors that'll help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Home Buying in Fremont
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