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Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
I am interested in buying a property in Pacifica. What is a good research resource for buying a foreclosed property?
Hi Keith,

All properties, whether distressed or not, are going into contract with little delay during this STRONG Seller's Market. So, you should keep ALL of your options OPEN.

M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Michael Kapr…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Michael Kaprielian answered:
I am thinking of selling my house in Pacifica. Should I fix it up first before putting it in the market.?
Hello RCA888,

Improving the curb appeal will help yield better on your returns than a new roof. Do those thing to your home that help the buyers picture themselves in the property. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
I need to rent a pet-friendly house in Pacifica, but can't find anything :(
The problem is there are almost no available rentals at this time. There are so many people who want to rent that the owners can be picky about who rents their homes. I personally am pe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rentals in Pacifica
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
What's the story with Freddie Mac not responding to an offer? I made an offer over asking and 10 days later still no response.
It’s like a world gone mad: hundreds of buyers lining up to get homes they can finally afford, but no matter what they do, they can’t seem to get one. Not just a San Franc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Looking to rent a studio or small 1 br, I saw 2 places for rent in the area. 1. Glasgow 2. Skyline Blvd. Do you have any details?
Another agent called me today who has a 1 bdr in Belmont for rent for %1550. Sorry I know nothng about the places you mentioned.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Can they rent out a home that is in pre-forclosure?
Yes, they can. My understanding of the current law is that they have to disclosure the pre-forclosure to the tenant. But other than that - no limitations.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rentals in Pacifica
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
I have a buyer with excellent credit pre-approved foran FHA 5% down and it seems that realtors are taking only 20% or cash, what's the deal?
Hi Pichie, while this is very frustrating, it's also very common. The market is very hot with multiple offers so agents and their sellers are opting to go with 20-50% down or all cash b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Foreclosure in Pacifica
Andre Mettler, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Andre Mettler answered:
What are points? can a buyer right them off? or the seller?
Points usually reduce your interest rate. The buyer buys down the rate with points. Usually a point will reduce your interest rate by about 1/8 percent. Not to be confused with upfront ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Financing in Pacifica
Sharon Vella, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sharon Vella answered:
Which is the best way to increase my home equity, pay down the principal (where I get a $1 for $1) or do a home renovation like a room addition?
Hello!

Depending on the current size and bedroom/bathroom count of your home, doing an addition could "hands down" be the best strategy to increase the value of your home. If you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Financing in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
What is the fog like in the area of the house for sale at 108 Lorry Lane?
Well it depends on the time of year. Sometimes there is fog sitting on the water and sometimes it is sitting on the top of the hill and sometimes it is warm all over. Like I said it re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
How foggy is it? Are there things to walk to nearby? how far a drive to work in Daly City?
Hi- It depends on the time of year and where you are located. We definately have micro climates here. It depends where you live and how far you walk regarding things to walk to. I walk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
How foggy is it in Pacifica? IS that why the prices are lower there than elsewhere on the Peninsula?
There are areas of Pacifica that are more foogy than others. For example usually if you have an ocean view there will be more fog because you are closer to the ocean. There is actually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Hi, I am looking for a single family home. My middle credit score is 742. what do i do for my next step into renting to own my own place. Desperate
First thing that you should do is to talk to a mortgage broker or a mortgage banker. They will give you the maximum you qualify for in a purchase. Then you need to decide what you are c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 1, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Anjanette Ma…, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Anjanette Mazey answered:
i am trying to secure financing to purchase a home or condo. my husband's middle score is 641 and mine is 536. any chance?
also, just to mention, since that time everything has been paid on time. nothing is currently in collections and any closed accounts have either been paid off or are in good standing p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in 94044
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How bad does the traffic get on highway 1 through Pacifica?
Hey thre,

Good question. Check out our commute map to learn about what traffic is like in the Bay Area:

http://www.trulia.com/local#commute/san-francisco-ca

Hope that helps,
A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
did the property at 144 lorry lane pacifica, sale to an investor, what price?
That is so strange because yes an investor purchased it and I know the tenant has moved but the company who is selling it has done nothing. Last time I called them I was told they had n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Pet Planet R…, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Pet Planet Realty answered:
what did 144 lorry lane pacifica, ca 94044 sale for on June 26, 2012? what was the market rate? the value of the loan owed? thank you violet
I am not sure about the loan owed, but I can tell you the last sale was December 26 2012 $505,000. The sale before that was June 11 2011 for $380,000. I don't see any record of a June ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Foreclosure in Pacifica
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
The foreclosures on Claridge Dr. are priced higher than the same houses in the area.Dose that have to do with location
LISTING PRICE
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guidelin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Foreclosure in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
I'm considering purchasing a house in the Fairmont area in Pacifica. Anyone familiar with that area? Is the noise level high?
Hi David, It depends exactly where you are in Fairmont. There is an airport noise area where you can hear the planes more than other parts. There is one of the many reasons why you shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
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