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Gene Yakubov…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Gene Yakubovich answered:
General inspection has been done. Need to bring in specialists. Recommendations needed!
You can get the stuctutral engineer to do the Structural Inspection, there are trade inspectors are available as well. Please see attacjed link.

http://creia.findlocation.com/#servi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Home Buying in 94402
Arn Cenedella, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Arn Cenedella answered:
Looking for reputable home inspectors for a San Mateo home
Cynthia
I recommend Jay DeWolf - DeWolf Inspections.
I have known Jay for probably 15 years now.
I use him for my own purchases as well as for my client purchases.
Good guy!
650 34 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2009 Home Buying in 94402
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Upcoming FEMA Flood Hazard maps - affect HOA, property values, insurance??
Home Buyer,
Great Questions. I am not an expert on the subject but I am aware that presently there is a mail in ballot for a $78 pacel tax for 10 years. with approval this will allow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Russ Boyd, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Russ Boyd answered:
What is the recommendation? Do I replace my back deck with wood or Trex or other?
Hi Toby,
With so many new materials available and environmental concerns, that is a very good question. Of course there are other considerations as well. Are you planning on livin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in San Mateo
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
What's with the recently sold prices?
Jay:

You know the old adage ... "If it's too good to be true ..."

These are notices of foreclosure sales. Read the following link for clarity:

http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 Home Selling in 94403
Britta Hinze, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
Britta Hinze answered:
The listing agent/seller includes garage space in the overall sq ft of the house. What should I do?
Technically the garage cannot be counted as square feet for the home unless the area is heated and cooled for living space. I would not pay a seller for the square feet of the garage. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Home Buying in 94402
Raziel Ungar, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Raziel Ungar answered:
High School for San Mateo Park
Hello, it is San Mateo High School.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Ed Gory, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Ed Gory answered:
Anyone know of a good arborist to remove a large tree in my front yard?
Oscar's Expert Tree Service...Juan, 408-394-4612. Have used them a number of times. Very reasonably priced, and hard workers.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in San Mateo
Gene Yakubov…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Gene Yakubovich answered:
Hello, I have one year J-1 visa and I've been already spend 6 months in California. On this conditions may I
I suggest you to contact DRE @ http://www.dre.cahwnet.gov/. There are clear explanation who is entitled to get license. there are also educational requirments.

Budte zdorovi,
Gene ... more
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David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
How can I get more information about foreclosures and reo in Belmont?Do i have to go through realty track?
If you are willing to work with me, I will email them to you within minutes of them coming on the market.

Please feel free to look into my business. You can check with my broker and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Home Buying in 94402
Chuck Gilloo…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Chuck Gillooley answered:
When did 2133 lyons, Belmont CA 94002 last sell?
According to the MLS, it last sold in July 2007 for $1,100,000.

Hope this helps...

CG
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
Does anyone know when the max FHA loan amount will go back up to $729,500?
Hi Mike, not sure of the exact date, guessing about two weeks from announcement, but you can check for yourself at this site:

https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm

Best, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Raziel Ungar, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Raziel Ungar answered:
Very interested to buy in San Mateo Park, CA.
Your question is a good one. San Mateo Park is one of the few neighborhoods that consistently has very low inventory; 2008 averaged two home sales a month in the entire area, for 23 sal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2009 Home Buying in 94402
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Buying a single family house in foster city?
If the high school currently isn't good, then that should already be factored into prices in the area, so you need a good realtor who can show you what fair prices are. Schools constan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 5, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Arn Cenedella, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Arn Cenedella answered:
How can I get a free list of foreclosures (not Realtytrac!), with all info (address, amount, etc.)?
Joann:

When you say you want to get a list of foreclosures, are you saying you want to buy property from owners before they lose it in foreclosure? Or are you saying you want to go t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
What are my options when a seller lied about crimes?
Talk to your Realtor, and talk to a real estate attorney. If you signed the arbitration clause in your contract, you will have to go to arbitration first. You would have to prove that t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Crime & Safety in San Mateo
Nicole Macha…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Nicole Machado answered:
Daly City,South San Francisco or San Mateo?
That would depend on what neighborhoods in those particular cities you are targeting. Typically neighborhoods on the West side of El Camino Real have a higher resale value and net highe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Arn Cenedella, Real Estate Pro in Menlo Park, CA
Arn Cenedella answered:
Is it possible to buy only half of a duplex?
Kevin

I think you have an excellent idea!
First you can NOT buy just half of a duplex.
You could buy half the entire property from the owner - you each would be half owners of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2009 Home Buying in San Mateo
Chuck Gilloo…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Chuck Gillooley answered:
Is there a good source of rental rates by city in San Mateo County - historically and going forward?
Hi Barry,

Here's a blog post that contains a link to an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal that has historical data on rental rates in San Mateo County. It's almost a year old, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2009 Rental Basics in San Mateo
Jamie Glenn, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Jamie Glenn answered:
We are looking to rent in San Mateo, but how do I know which neighborhood the house is in? We were looking
Jane,

I have lived in San Mateo for over 5 years now and really enjoy it. The area you are referring to is in the Hillsdale neighborhood, I have attached a link below to the real es ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 24, 2012 In My Neighborhood in San Mateo
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