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Jacob Varghe…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
Hi, we have a rental that was our primary, but refi'd after we moved out. What is our risk if we walk away?
A real estate Attorney, would be the best person to answer your question.

Jacob
swanloans.com
NMLS 327086
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Financing in 95051
Cynthia Cont…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Cynthia Continillo answered:
What is a good API score for a school ? What does the various ranges indicate ? in case I want to select my home around that criteria
The state goal is 800. So anything above 800 is ok, above 900 is good. The range goes up to 1000. The API score is a good indication of a school but there are other factors such as p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 16, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can a power station and high voltage transmission lines near a house hazardous ?
This is a delicate and dangerous question to answer. It has been asked and even litigated for more than 50 years.
I have read articles about Lawsuits, and Clinical studies about birth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Jeannie Apos…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Jeannie Apostole-Holden answered:
Why are condos/townhomes considered riskier compared to single family homes , in terms of ROI ?
Your question is a good one, but your assumption in terms of what actually happens is not exactly accurate. . Location, location, location is what really counts. If you have a sf in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
I want to get a retail lease in San Jose. How do I know how much to ask for tenant improvement? This process seems very ambiguous. Thank you.
Hello Decomo and thanks for your question.

First let me say, I'm not a commercial real estate agent. However, I have owned many businesses in my lifetime and have rented many s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2011 How To... in Santa Clara
John Bonfigl…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
John Bonfiglio & Audrey Adami answered:
I am just starting my new job as a nurse. Can I get a loan on a $300,000 house?
There are a lot of variables that go into this. Typically if you are just out of school you can provide copies of transcripts to prove the previous schooling rather than employment in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in 95054
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Thoughts on Boulevard by Shea Homes? We are very close to purchasing one and would like any feedback and/or reassurance.
hi, a nice community and a good builder...
make sure you see this before you visit/contact any builder
http://americarealtyonline.com/RealtorWebPage?custompage_id=1483124823

good l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Jeannie Apos…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Jeannie Apostole-Holden answered:
My condo is worth $115,000 and I owe $216,000. When do you walk away? Should I keep paying my impound account? HOA?
There is no such thing as "walking away"...that is a grave misconception people have. What you may be thinking about is a "short sale" which is not easy to accompli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Corey Grushin, Real Estate Pro in Morris County, NJ
Corey Grushin answered:
Looking for help to get mortgage for first time buyer.
Kypsaslinas give me a call so you can outline allthe details of thr transaction. I'll tell you what is & what isn't possible. I can also do the loan. My phone is 973-76 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2011 Home Buying in 95054
Jacob Varghe…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Jacob Varghese answered:
Trying to decide between the Boulevard by Shea Homes in Santa Clara and Bridgeport at Eden Shores by Standard Pacific in South Hayward.
Hi Brett,

I would go for less comute and re-sale value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location, Location, Location are the three keys for real estate values.

Jacob
NMLS 327086
DRE 01790347
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in California
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Is Laurel Place in Santa Clara priced fairly ?
Hello Bay Area,

Zillow picks up very general estimates, they do not see what the condition of the home is so comps can be quite off. If you like, I can send you a list of homes sold ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Is it illegal to mark up the price of a home to justify paying a realtor's fee?
Hello Home Buyer:

Thanks for your post. I see that you're in Bowie, MD, and your post is for here in Santa Clara, CA.

To be frank, title companies seldom alter any HUD-1 f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in 95050
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
I recently received a loan modification. If I move out of state for a new job, can I convert my home to a rental?
You should consult with your lender and or review your new loan docs to see if it is addressed in the contract.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Justin Ruzic…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Justin Ruzicka (239) 699-0517 answered:
BPO & Offer price
$740K. Banks rarely sell for much less than fair market value, especially in markets are in tough shape as yours.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Daniel Berman, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Daniel Berman answered:
Bank told me they are about to approve my offer on short sale, what's next?
Are you being represented by an agent in this transaction?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Frederick Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Frederick Raia answered:
Which zip code has better school ?
Hello Rita
I can go through every zip code and try to impress you but your best bet is to go to http://www.greatschools.org/ and you will find comments from parents about the schools i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Lauri Beamish…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Desert, CA
Lauri Beamish, SFR answered:
Santa Clara vs Mipitas which is better ?
I would say the answer to this question lies in what you are planning in the future. I would say to do your research on the schools, consider how far you will have to commute to work (w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Home Buying in Santa Clara
John Bonfigl…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
John Bonfiglio & Audrey Adami answered:
How can I find out which agent sold a given piece of property?Thanks!
If you give me the address I can look it up for you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Clara
Eric O. Nels…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Eric O. Nelson, III answered:
I am buying a home and will have mortgage on it. Can I take the title as a trustee of a revocable living trust ?
Harry,

Yes, you can take title in a living trust. The lender will request a copy of the trust to confirm it is in fact revocable and that there are no stipulations that make them unc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 30, 2011 Home Buying in 95051
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
Get back earnest money from the bank, REO purchase
I feel your pain.
Unfortunately when you are in contract with a bank instead of an active contingency removal, as with a regular sale, you are often in the position of having to agree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 26, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
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