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Rick Shaffer, Real Estate Pro in York County, PA
Rick Shaffer answered:
Hello, I am trying to buy a condo in San Mateo and looking at a flip over property. The bank wanted me to pay for two appraisals since it's a
I have seen this request/requirement before and I have also seen where the ender is willing to pay for the second appraisal (it would be worth asking)
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Home Buying in 94066
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Give me you honest opinion on buying as a VA buyer. What are the odds. Can it be possible, are sellers willing to sell to VA buyers?
Odds are very, very low on a VA loan. If we go from the very top, even all cash buyers have pretty low odds of winning on a property. That's followed by conventional buyers with 50% d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in California
Bart Gabe answered:
Appraisal and Refi advice in San Bruno, CA
Was it an FHA or conventional appraisal?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Prices in Crestmoor
Crestmoor 1, 2 and 3 are the most desirable areas in San Bruno. The weather is good, schools are good. Close to transportation and shopping. It is not in the direct flight path. HOme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in 91355
Laura Coffey answered:
what does status pending show mean?
It means they have a contract, have opened escrow, and are not taking back up offers.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in 94066
Femarie V. T…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Femarie V. Tapper answered:
Has anyone looked at Merimont Homes in San Bruno, CA? The prices seems higher than other homes less than 10 years old in the same area. Any thoughts?
Hi VPBC2008.

I'm not sure if they are highter. The homes that were built in the Skyline Plaza off of San Bruno Ave were just as expensive and I don't think they were built ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in San Bruno
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it possible to view and possibly purchase a home that is in pre-foreclosure status? If so, how?
If looking at RealtyTrac ads--keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information may not always be accurate and oftentimes misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 6, 2010 Home Buying in San Bruno
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Christopher Pohlman answered:
Where is the most sought after location in San Bruno? Streets close to West Millbrae or any other area can be a good one?
Hi Salina,

Of my clients who have purchased in San Bruno, the majority have found the Rollingwood and Claremont Areas of San Bruno the most desirable. These are West of 280 between t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Buying in San Bruno
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
how likely or unlikely is this situation - that a san bruno condo complex has so many foreclosures that lead to enough defaults to force HOAs up?
Your concern is legitimate. And, in fact, that's occurring quite often.

Let's look at a simple example. Assume that a condo complex has 100 units. And assume that a few yea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 18, 2010 Home Buying in San Bruno
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in 94010
The Laugesen Team answered:
Interested in purchasing a foreclosed home in San Bruno, how do I go about it?
Dear Chowdowfoo,

Very simple process, first you need a pre approval letter from a qualified lender, verification of funds, approximate purchase price so one can locate a property for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 12, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
Fiona Santos, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Fiona Santos answered:
Single detached houses in San Bruno or in the neighboring areas under $280,000?
Hi Kelly,

Your budget may be a little too low for that area. I searched for that price range on the MLS and there are none. The cheapest active listing in San Bruno is listed at $344 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 10, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in 94010
The Laugesen Team answered:
Hi, we're interested in buying a foreclosure in san bruno, ca or s. san francisco, ca. What are some of the pitfalls of buying a foreclosure?
Dear Posi Guy

when buying a foreclosure you would want an agent that is experienced in this area, as it is a time consumming project and reguires patience and experience. Also you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
I see high turnover for the shelter creek condos - should i be suspicious? is 1972 considered old?
Hi Richard, you are correct. For years, a lot of buyer chose S.C. because they could get in with little or no down payment. They were also great buys for first time home owners and some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Home Buying in San Bruno
April Tavares, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
April Tavares answered:
Tech jobs Hammered by Recession (from the San Jose Mercury News, 4/14/2009)
Hi Peter,

I think everyone needs to take a balanced approach and take stock of their own situtation. The media swings both ways and often leans towards dwelling on the negative as it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
Patti Philli…, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Patti Phillips answered:
What are the pros/cons of using a designated agent? We recently met a real estate agent that we'd like to ask
John, technically in California if the same company or broker has the listing it is "dual agency", however, in many cases the listing agent may not even know the buyer's agent- so it i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
Harold 'Mac'…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Harold 'Mac' Mccarthy answered:
Can anyone tell me what is consider West side of San Bruno as I understand that's a better area? Is it?
West side San Bruno, means its west of El Camino and as a general rule for the peninsula west of El Camino is always considered the nicer part of town. This is also the case in San Mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
Cristina Weg…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Cristina Weglinski answered:
Hi,We are looking for preforeclosures or to take over payments under $550,000 in San Bruno, South
There are some preforeclosure houses in SSF and San Bruno area. Ican send you some listings so you can check the prices, # of BR's and the status of the house.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2008 Home Buying in San Bruno, CA
Jon, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Jon answered:
Recommendation for home inspection
Eric at Home 'N Spec (home-nspec.com). 650-342-3710. Very experienced, thorough and accommodating!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 16, 2009 Home Buying in San Bruno
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