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Jacob Varghe…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
The appraisal is not done yet but the lender has past underwriting. Can I get my appraisal fee back if I choose not closing?
"lender has past underwriting".

Not clear

Jacob
DRE 01790347
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Financing in 94404
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Is the first offer the best offer?
Often. Not always, but often. Maybe even usually.

Think of it this way. How many days have you been on the market when you receive that first offer? Well, three weeks from now, it wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Selling in San Mateo
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
When is the next public Auction in San Mateo CA?
there are auctions at the court house in Redwood City just about everyday. Glen
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 23, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Working with a buying agent but would like to put in an offer directly with the seller's agent .
Do remember that the listing agent does work for the seller, therefore consider your own representation--don't assume that your agent isn't familiar with the area, do discuss ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
Catherine Sun, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Catherine Sun answered:
What are the typical CA title and escrow fees for the seller.?
If you are selling in San Mateo County, usually the buyer pays escrow charges and title fees. The seller usually is responsible for County Transfer Tax ($1.10 per $1,000) and will split ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 19, 2010 Home Selling in San Mateo
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
What's the typical rate for an "HOA demand statement"? Common Interest Management charged us $399. Seems steep
That is outrageous!!! however they can pretty much do what they want. No 2 are the same or at least they are not supposed to conspire to change the same amount. It should be reasonable. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 22, 2010 Home Selling in San Mateo
Joan Braunsc…, Real Estate Pro in Morris County, NJ
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
Appraisal Matches Offer Exactly?
Sherifhanna, maybe I'm missing something, but for your sake, isn't that a good thing?
If you really want to complicate your life further, feel free to hire your own appraise ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in 94404
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
What are the chances of a short sale accepting an offer with an FHA loan? Do banks tend to prefer 20% down instead?
Most short sales do not want FHA loans as they are too strict and are guaranteed even if the buyer is preapproved. If you absolutely need a fha loan, and really want to bid on a short s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
Cindi Hagley, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley answered:
Can someone recommend a Bay Area FHA broker with experience getting a loan approved quickly for an REO property with 3.5% down?
I may be able to help. Call Linda Grassi at 925-824-4848 qnd see if she can swing the loan. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 27, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
When the price reads $1,107, what does that mean? $1,107 thousand? monthly mortgage payment?
Hello Ncruffino,

Wow! If that's the mortgage amount, I am SO there!

Actually, at first blush, it would appear to be a rental fee, but the odd amount $1107, is unusual. Do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 20, 2009 Home Buying in Beresford
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Probably will relocate to the San Mateo area next summer and want to start research now.
Best communicate with Realtor now interview & establish a rapport, start a search based on amount you can qualify for including your short /long term goals, personal/professional ob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
Looking to find a rental in the east bay...where should I start?
I would try Craigslist. You might also want to contact www.Faytherentalqueen.com Femarie@aol.com or 650-455-6072.

Good luck,

Tap
Cashin Company
www.DavidTapper.com
www.TeamTapp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2011 Rentals in San Mateo
Jacob Varghe…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
How to Get my appraisal fee back.I'm very upset with this appraiser company, I call it company Z, hopefully I can get help here.
The possibility of getting the money back for the appraisal report is bleak. Consult a real estate attorney for damages.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Financing in 94404
Arn Cenedella, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Arn Cenedella answered:
San Mateo City vs. County?
Joe the Plummer

I see you are moving here from Ohio? Good choice!

Property taxes are primarily based on the purchase price of the house so whether property is located in County ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 30, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Nicole Macha…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Nicole Machado answered:
previous forclosure on our record. (layoff) Now two income family, and steady good tenants for almost 3 years. How hard would it be buy again?
My suggestion would be to contact a loan agent/mortgage broker and inquire about FHA loans. This may be an option for you. I recently had a client who had a bancruptcy on their credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
What is the best way find out which school my kids will attend when we buy a house in a certain neighborhood?
Your realtor can search and show you homes in a certain school district. You need to check in with the school districts too when you have your search narrowed down to confirm. www.Gre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 10, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
Single family home in the vicinity of San Mateo, Hayward, Union City
Hi Rick, your best bet is to look into Hayward, Union City and the surrounding areas. If you need a referral to a good agent, feel free to ask.

Regards,

Dave Tap Tapper
Realtor
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Chris Capps,…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Chris Capps, ABR answered:
Can I find a home in the mid 600s in the SF Peninsula in a good neighborhood and good school district? We are looking for a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath at
You need to partner with a Realtor to

If you do not already have one I highly recommend you contact a Realtor to partner with and create a buying strategy and narrow your search whi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 25, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Shawn Sidhu, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Shawn Sidhu answered:
I live in San Mateo, CA. Can anyone recommend a honest and reliable mortgage broker where I won't be charged any application fees?
Jason,

I would be more than glad to assist you with a pre-approval and present you with some financing options. I don't charge any upfront fees. I work with clients all over the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 25, 2009 Financing in San Mateo
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
Is it possible for a California buyer to offer to pay all fees and the realtor commission? Typically the commission comes out of the sales price.
Yes, you can pay for the buyer brokers commission. I don't believe it would impact your property tax. I know someone who did this. To be sure, you might want to check with the coun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
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