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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Valencia, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
How does the real estate market look for Pacifica - Edgarmar Park/Fairmont neighborhood specifically a house with potential ocean view near Beaumont?
It would be best to contact a local experienced full time Realtor. They could answered lots of your real estate need questions for the area. A company like ReMax has agents on floor to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Market Conditions in Pacifica
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
my mothers home was sold in a short sale and the buyer gave us 14 days to vacate the property. is this legal?
Yes, the buyer can allow you to stay for 14 days, nothing illegal about that, actually sounds generous to me. If the contract your mother signed stated a possession date, it is up to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 Rentals in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
What does it mean when it says "Pending without release" (Show)?
It means that it is staill available to show because most likely you have not removed all of your contingencies yet. When you have done that it will be changed to Pending DO NOT SHOW! G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 Home Buying in 94044
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My townhome 2Bd 1.5Ba was originally bought for 386,000 but is now worth 300,000. We need to move into a larger house. How do I get rid of my TH?
Many people will tell you that you can dump it on the Bank and they will justify it by saying that the banks got us into this mess.....

The fact of the matter is that everyone helped ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Home Selling in Pacifica
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
how do i get a list showing updated homes going to acution?
Hi Janice, I believe I can help get you a list homes, but would need to talk with you to determine if you understand the different buying processes.

Thanks,

Tap
415-370-7195
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
We are house hunting in Pacifica and want to raise a family . We'd like to know which are the sunny neighborhoods and what are best public
Pacifica schools are open enrollment. I would go to the Pacifica School District site (www.pacificasd.org) to check the test scores but also the type of school you are looking for (str ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Looking for a competent and well connected buyer's agent in Southern Pacifica
There are many of us who work in Pacifica who specialize in the area. You should talk to agents and determine who you get along with. You can make an appointment to meet or vist local o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 20, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Who pays transfer taxes and owners title policy in Pacifica? buyer or seller?
In San Mateo County the buyer normally pays title and escrow fees and the seller pays the transfer tax. These are the normal payments. You can ask the seller to pay sometimes but it dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in Pacifica
Vicki Moore, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Vicki Moore answered:
Commute to SF from Pacifica? About how long by car? What are the options?
Public transportation would be a bus (or drive) to BART and then BART to The City. I used to drive to BART at about 6:30 am - no traffic on highway 1 - and then take it to SF because th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 12, 2010 Traffic & Public Transportation in Pacifica
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
Is HOME PATH .com a good company to do business with
Yes, HomePath.com is a Fannie Mae website. Fannie Mae is government sponsored and they work in the secondary mortgage market buying mortgages from mortgage brokers and banks. Here is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 4, 2010 Home Selling in 94044
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
are there any complaints against Tara Salas real estate practices?
Hi Clayton,

You can check for Agent DRE violations here:
http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp

Note that DRE licensees are NOT bound to a Code of Ethics; only Realtors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 5, 2010 Home Selling in 94044
Cuerkie, Other/Just Looking in Pacifica, CA
Cuerkie answered:
How much rent could I get for a house in Manor neighborhood in Pacifica, CA 94044?
I checked on craig's list and the answer seems to be about $2,100. Sounds about right. You could get more if it had 2 baths and a view.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Rentals in 94044
Lorisa Brosi…, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Lorisa Brosious answered:
can i ask the sellers agent to lower her commisssion rate by 1% and take that off my mortgage if I am also using her as a buyers agent?
You can negotiate the Listing Commission. However, that is not a good idea if you want to get your property Sold! That would be like your employer asking you to take a lower pay but p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 27, 2011 Home Buying in Pacifica
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
I am curious about the Vallemar neighborhood of Pacifica. I have heard that like the Linda Mar/Park Pacifica areas, it tends to be sunnier than other
Vallemar is laid back and many families live there. It does have pretty good weather compared to other parts of Pacifica.

It would take you probably 10-15 minutes to get to 280 after ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 General Area in Pacifica
Jeff Tung, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Jeff Tung answered:
More information on the Fairmont Subdivisions Improvement Association?
Hi Flansy,

Usually the name of the HOA is on your preliminary title report that you received from the title company and the CC&R's are usually available upon request for your review. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Sue Vaterlaus, Real Estate Pro in 94044
Sue Vaterlaus answered:
Can my landlord dictate how often i have an overnight guest?
It really depends on what your lease says. You should still have a lease even if you are only renting a room. It does cost the owner more to have an additional person living there but ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 Rental Basics in 94044
Penny Boyles, Real Estate Pro in King, NC
Penny Boyles answered:
How to determine comps for a property if there aren't too many similar properties that sold in the near past?
A professional real estate agent can help you sort out the information that is available for comparable property OR the lack of comparables. Trying to sort out the market on your own c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in 94044
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Buy in Fairmont Pacifica Area OR Rollingwoods area in San Bruno?
Median sales price is fairly similar in both locations and they will probably move about the same overall. Fairmont area can be very foggy and not a plus for some, but nice views when ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 4, 2009 Home Buying in Pacifica
Fiona Santos, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Fiona Santos answered:
How are junior liens handled in a short sale? What about back property taxes?
Hi Brendan,

I've listed and sold several short sale properties and my experience is that offers are submitted to the first, and if there is one, to the second lien holder as well. Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2008 Home Buying in Pacifica
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Has Pacifica home prices bottomed out? especially in Linda Mar Area?
Interesting question. There seemed to have been a decent amount of short sales in Pacifica compared to just a little further down the coast. Prices kept dropping, and with the combina ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Pacifica
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