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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How far away does a home need to be from train tracks for it to be generally considered a "non-issue"?
For those areas, you should look for homes roughly 500 feet away from the train tracks for the noise to be attenuated enough that people don't mention it.

As you mentioned, there a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Buying in Palo Alto
James Peters…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
James Peterson answered:
I am seeking a 2-bedroom apartment in Menlo Park, Palo Alto,can someone help?
Hi Lorraine,

I'd be happy to help in your search. Give me a call when you have a chance...

James Peterson
Broker Associate
Premier Century Real Estate Services
Cell: 408-836-9 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Buying in 94306
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Is there high-demand for these DR Horton, Palo Alto Elevation homes?
Price and appreciation is relevant. When prices go up, they go up for all homes and when it goes down, they go down. Location always is the key to how much a property appreciates. Wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Jennifer M H…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Jennifer M Hess answered:
How to find out what neighbors are doing with renovations, and costs?
Your best bet may be to ask your neighbors directly about what renovations they are doing to their home, and they may fill you in on the costs associated with the projects. You can also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Palo Alto
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
I am looking to rent my home in South Palo Alto. It is in the Green Dell neighborhood (Ferne Avenue).
I recommend you use a property manager as there are so many spammers in the rental market. The property manager will screen your tenants and make sure you are in compliances.

If I m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Rentals in Palo Alto
Matt Zampella, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Matt Zampella answered:
Hi, we are considering a move to Palo Alto/Sunnyvale area from Boston.
Hi EnglishJennie,

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Sure, $800,000 is possible. Especially in Sunnyvale. Mountain View could also work...Cupertino could be another possibility...

I can emai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Rentals in Palo Alto
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
I don't want to ask a question but to thank you all.
I am glad we could be of help.
Marcy Moyer
Keller Williams Realty
www.marcymoyer.com
marcy@marcymoyer.com
650-619-9285
D.R,E, 01191194
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
what are pros and cons of new elevation homes in palo alto? 3bd 2 b priced at $1.4M. Isn't this over priced?
Pros: Palo Alto, new construction, proximity to Miki's, schools, commute routes.
Cons: Palo Alto, high density development, multi-story construction. proximity to the train line.

Ov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Thomas Feng, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Thomas Feng answered:
Why can't I just use the seller's agent when purchasing a house?
You can.

However, would you want to be represented by an agent that is trying to get the highest price for their client, the seller?

A possible reason that the 2 agents gave you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
When should I plan a trip to look at house rentals in Palo Alto/ Los Altos for a late December lease start?
Our rental market in Santa Clara county is in high demand. It's not too early to shop for a rental. If you are lucky enough to secure a rental before your move, you may want to consid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Rentals in Palo Alto
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
What are all the possible accreditations an agent can get, and what do they mean?
The answers to your original question reflect the attitude of real estate professional towards these designations. If you are really interested in the meaning of these 3-4 letter abbre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Deborah Herr…, Real Estate Pro in 07960
Deborah Herridge answered:
If I'm looking for a great agent, what kind of accreditation should I expect her/him to have?
First and foremost they should have the designation of REALTOR®
All Realtors® are licensed to sell real estate as an agent or a broker but not all real estate agents are Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
This RealtyTrack thing shows foreclosed homes in the Palo Alto area with estimated buy-outs in the low 3-figure range. Is this a joke?
Hi James, YES!

RealtyTrac's primary objective is to separate you from the Dollars in your wallet on a monthly basis for information most any Realtor® can provide you for FREE. Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 2, 2012 Foreclosure in Old Palo Alto
Michael Keys…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Michael Keys Hall answered:
Need representable 4 bedroom family house by December 15th. Can anyone help?
I will put out an email to my office and see what comes up...Christmas in a hotel?...let's try and avoid that one!
Michael Hall
Alain Pinel Realtors
mhall@apr.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 3, 2012 Rentals in Palo Alto
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
Husband with Chapter 11 bankruptcy in his credit history
2 questions:
1. When was the B/K discharged?
2. Ch 11 is a Business B/K. What were the circumstances?
You will be getting some more responses from Mortgage Professionals and the wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2012 Financing in Palo Alto
Keith &…, Real Estate Pro in Verona, WI
Keith & Kinsey Schulz answered:
Mortgage with no credit score.
I always say no credit score is far better than a bad credit score. It means you have no debt, which is a good thing. There are lenders out there that will work with no credit as long a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Financing in Palo Alto
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Why Bank allow to purchase to Auction Co. How can we buy Auction sale with more higher price without huge cash in hand ?
Banks are not to discriminate, we have fair housing laws which prohibit such practices.

East Palo Alto is the low end of the market for Palo Alto. Each city has a low end in price p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 26, 2012 Financing in 94303
Stephen Keese, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Stephen Keese answered:
Help getting estimates for renovation prior to purchase? Any builders/architects to reccomend?
Your agent should be just the person to answer that question. She or he probably has a list of good contractors who can give you an estimate and suggestions. You might try YELP or Ang ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in Palo Alto
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
The Square-Footage in Listing Info (1409 includes Garage!). The real square footage is 972 (2 bed, 1 bath)
Hi,
I don't really see a question here, just a statement. If what you say is true then It looks like the garage was converted and used as a bedroom, so if you were looking to purchase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Market Conditions in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Multifamily inventory in Palo Alto : good, bad or average?
Most multi-family transactions in this part of the Valley don't make it to the MLS, LoopNet, or other public markets, so it's always hard to tell just what the inventory is. Most sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Market Conditions in Palo Alto
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