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John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
What is the cost per square foot to build a home?
tract house is $125-150/sqft and custom is $150-300/sqft
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Elizabeth Ru…, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
Elizabeth Russo answered:
Single house for rent in Liverona estate Walnut Creek
Craigslist is awesome for this service.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Home Buying in 94596
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
are buyers still tearing down houses in WCR to build "McMansions"...or has that stopped/diminished?
It would be reasonable for those buying homes in select areas to tear down the obsolete home and replace it with homes conforming to current lifestyle expectations. Contemporary lifesty ... more
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Dayna Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Dayna Wilson answered:
I am looking to buy using a VA loan, any agents successful with VA clients?
Of course, but it's almost more of a factor as to who your lender is; he/she proficient with VA funding? That's a better question to ask...
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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
how much the OHA per month here?
The last 2 bedroom unit that sold there in February 2012 showed HOA of $582/month. It could be more or less for this unit for 2013. This property isn't appearing on the MLS as for sale ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can i buy a property in Walnut Creek, near to BART for around $180,000?
I seriously doubt it.
You should have a Realtor looking for you;
Possibly Antioch, Pittsburg or Brentwood.
Call Mike at Windermere Rowland Realtor, (office in Walnut Creek), 510-222- ... more
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Michelle Sap…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Michelle Saputo answered:
Looking for a 2 bedroom that will take dogs. We had a foreclosure, but other than that we have great credit and wonderful references.
Hello! Your best bet is probably going to be checking for rentals on craigslist. There are a few on the MLS, that any agent can share with you (including myself) just let me know how I ... more
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Vikki Bearman, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Vikki Bearman answered:
I am considering buying a co-op from my father's estate..what will my "coupon" be? Is the tax based upon his purchase price in 1989 or mine today?
Hi Kathy,
Usually the new purchase price with determine your taxes. If this is in Rossmoor???? the tax rate is.1.25% of the purchase price. There may be ways to save money however. Was ... more
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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Is that legal? I was told buy the seller that was the only reason my offer was not sent the bank, cuz she wants to stay in the house as long as she ca
Hi negritabf,

It's not illegal. The seller does not have to sell their house to you or anyone else if they don't want to.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Home Buying in 94596
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
What can I do if I know there is an agreement between seller and buyer about moving out? the buyer offer the seller 6 months to close...
Price, terms and conditions are important elements of any sale. Sounds like your offer did not contain the terms and conditions MOST appealing to the seller.

The conversation that en ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can the seller of a short sale make a deal with the buyer about closing time?
Yes, it's legal.

You keep asking the same question over and over and over.

Get it through your head: It's legal. The other buyer presented a more attractive offer. It was more att ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Home Buying in 94596
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Are Walnut Creek & Lafayette safe, family friendly areas to live in?
Both are absolutely lovely middle class suburbs. I am quite sure that the commute time is going to depend on the day/time,/accidents, etc.
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Dayna Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Dayna Wilson answered:
NORTHGATE FALLING GRADES? LOWER API SCORES?
That is why non-profit fund-raising groups like P.E.A.K. which I am a board member for, are so vitally importantt. My children are in these fine schools and are receiving an excellent e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in 94598
Gene Riemens…, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
I live in San Francisco and know I cannot afford a home in San Francisco where are the best areas to look?
I will be blunt and to the point. You need to speak to a lender first. 100K may not be realistic for what you want. However, 150 to 200K may be realistic and cheaper than your curren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Denise Dauph…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Denise Dauphinais answered:
I'm relocating from Washington DC to the Bay Area with my husband and 2 year old son and looking for help to refine the neighborhood to live in.
Walnut Creek has more to offer someone who has lived in big cities like Chicago and Seattle. It is definitely the burbs with an urban feel to it. Most realtors can handle a rental and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Mike Hill, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Mike Hill answered:
How far of a commute would it be from Walnut Creek to Berkeley approximately?
Good Morning,
It takes about 25-30 by car, depending on traffic. About 20 minutes by BART but you will have to check the train schedule. During Commute hours BART would be the best way ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
What's the comission split between listing & selling agents in Walnut Creek? Of the 6%, do they split 50/50?
Hi Joe,

That is between the listing and selling agents. It is stated in the MLS or if one of them is not a member of the MLS, they do a Cooperating Broker Agreement. Most split it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Can I use 2 buyers agents at the same time?
Joe,
Unless you've signed an exclusivity agreement with that first agent, you're under no contractual obligation to keep using him. However, if you happen to get lucky and win t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Bryce Schuma…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasant Hill, CA
Bryce Schumacher answered:
I've hired an agent to find a house but I always find it before he does
Not all agents have or know all the new listings coming on the market. A good agent will know what the upcoming inventory is in his/her brokerage. Your agent should have a good knowledg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Walnut Creek
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
Would Rossmoor be a viable option for us?
Hello Slowfoodisgood,

Are you aware that your monthly co-op (HOA) fees will likely run in excess of $550? While Rossmoor has a lovely set of amenities to enjoy, it also has a lovely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Rossmoor
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