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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Why this house is a short sale? http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Altos/10549-Creston-Dr-94024/home/1764446
The Seller may have taken out a second equity line of credit. It may have been a negative arm loan and the principle increased.

The bank will only approve market value.

Your best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 15, 2013 Home Buying in 94024
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can some one publish data on home purchases in Los Altos by investors vs. individual families?
Perhaps you should contact a Realtor in your community!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94024
Laura McCart…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Laura McCarthy-PRESIDENTS CLUB answered:
Is it worth updating older stucco in L.A. Hills, great bay view, 3300 sq feet, 3 car garage, pool?
My immediate response is yes but it depends on a variety of factors. Are the bones on the home good? A remodel will cost less per square foot than new construction. Your taxes will be r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 Home Buying in 94022
Thomas Feng, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Thomas Feng answered:
Is there an inexpensive way to get someone to sketch our your existing floor plan? I thought I remember seeing a poplar service in bay area?
If you have an iphone or an ipad go download this app called MagicPlan. It's free and you can use it to create your own blueprint of your house. This is the least expensive way that I k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Buying in 94022
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
What is the typical property tax on average for a 1.0M, 1.5M and 2.0M SFH in Los Altos?
Hi Yasusasu,
Property Tax is approx 1.25% Per Annum, of PURCHASE Price of the home....whatever it is...within Santa Clara County, and this is paid in 2 Instalments annually, in Nov & J ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in Los Altos
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
Can you give me some ball park cost figures?
You may be better off getting estimates from local contractors.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 94022
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
Home sales/Los altos,ca
No question so no answer. Makes sense to me.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Buying in Los Altos
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Home sales in Los Altos since March 1' 2012
What specifically are you looking for?

Homes have been selling in all price ranges and sizes. If you are looking for trends it is best to narrow down the type of home, price points, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Selling in Los Altos
Susan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Susan Sweeley answered:
If I sell my home in santa clara county after November 2011 but before Feb 2012, do I have to make the Feb 2012 property tax payment?
Pay your taxes by the due date: 12/10/11. Otherwise you will make the sale a little more difficult.

All works out in the end. Escrow will prorate the property taxes by the day. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Selling in 94024
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
we need to remove a tree because it is against the house . Will the tree removal cause issues if we plan to add on in a few years.?
I guess I would be concerned more about structural issues if you didn't remove the tree.

Not trying to sound smart, but don't let it land on the roof.

If you have doubt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 94022
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Looking for 1 BD / BA rental cottage in Los Altos area - am monitoring rentals websites - asking for creative proven "ideas".
Some of my ideas
1) Put a rental wanted post on Craig's List
2) Check out any homes that have put on the market for sale for long time and don't sell. Approach the listing a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 22, 2011 How To... in Los Altos
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what are the pros & cons of buying a house creston area (94024 zip in los altos/cupertino)?
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider doing additional online research and do re-visit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 15, 2011 Home Buying in Los Altos
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How can I update my property to show the secondary dwelling (guest house) 999 sq ft addition completed in 2007 and correct errors in your listing?
Keep in mind that some online information does feed from public records, and if those records are not updated, errors appear--in any event, if your property is currently listed with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 7, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Los Altos
Bryan Robert…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Robertson answered:
How is the commute from Los Altos near I-280 to SF, east edge of Market ? I am thinking to take a job in the city, but do not want to leave Los Altos.
It's not that bad depending on when you leave. The best way to see the traffic patterns is to use Google Maps and use a traffic overlay. Here's a link:

http://maps.google ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Los Altos
Daniel Berman, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Daniel Berman answered:
Cost and ROI of Los Altos remodels
Ryan, you are not alone in pondering this question!

Simply stated:

1. The best way to assess the cost of remodeling is to speak with several contractors about a specific property ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Altos
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
How long does it typically take Trulia to pick up a new listing from MLS?
Trulia allows for the input of listings on demand. They usually show up within 24 hours. Internet Data Exchange can be up to 48 hours. The public version of the MLS will show new lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94024
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Can someone explain to me why a couple of homes in Los Altos valued at above a million dollars, yet sold in June 2010 for only $136,000 or $224,500?
Per the grant deed, it appears that 1691 Stevens Place didn't actually sell. Someone with the same last name, probably a family member, was added to title as a joint tenant, along ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Home Buying in 94024
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Can I reasonably expect to buy a 3BR townhouse or SFR in Los Altos for 240k down on a base salary of $135k and good credit? What would rent be?
See what you can qualify for:

www.AimLoan.com

They are a direct lender with the lowest rates and fees.

You can learn about shopping for a mortgage here and how to avoid the pit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Home Buying in Los Altos
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
We recently ran into an agent who specializes in "off market listings", although we're not sure if these are really listings or just
I don't see why not, so long as they're being presented honestly and with full disclosure.

Since you're not sure if they're real listings or informal agreements, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in Los Altos
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
How do i search for a house that comes with a cottage??? Or a property that allows me to build a cottage (in addition to the main house? Thanks
I can do that for you with my mls system. Just need to know a price range and area you are interested in.

Thanks,
Glen Mitchell
Broker
408-497-1838
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in Los Altos
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