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Home Selling in Los Altos : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Angelica,

Are you trying to see what the After Repair Value would be?
Please feel free to call me from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Tony answered:
As a buyer, I say a good easy flow and esthetically pleasing floor plan, and good lot location without any permanent defect that can't be fixed to due intrinsic location and city regulations will have a better resell value. ... more
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Jim & Jimmy Nappo answered:
After selling hundreds of homes around the bay area, only one requested a Radon test and of course it came back negative. Radon is just not an issue this side of the Rockies.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
Most cities have similar but not identical requirements. Palo Alto has a useful zoning manual online at

If the structure has something that could be considered a kitchen, the city could see it as substandard housing and not be very helpful. If it is just a workshop and it meets the daylight plane requirements, you might be able to bring it up to code. (Typically you can build a workshop under 100 sf)

Generally you can talk to the planning department without triggering them to come out for an inspection. However each inspector interprets situations slightly differently. Short of applying for a permit, you won't get a "guaranteed" answer.

Los Altos real estate information at

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Bryan Robertson answered:
Submit a request to my website with your email address and I'll send you a report with all the sales in Los Altos since March.
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Thu May 17, 2012
Christina Chu answered:
If the agent is advertising the Sold property like its available for sale than that's totally unethical and misleading to the public.
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Tue Mar 13, 2012
Debra Ahn answered:

If you have paid the first installment of taxes, due no later than December 10, but have not paid the 2nd installement due no later than April 10 and you close escrow before April 10, you should be fine not paying for the preoperty taxes separately as long as there are enough proceeds from the sale to pay the property taxes. However, even if you were to pay the taxes, it will be prorated and credited back to you at close of escrow so it will balance out either way. ... more
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Tue Mar 31, 2009
David Blockhus answered:

You have the option of selling your home yourself or selling it by hiring the services of a real estate professional. A Realtor is a licensed real estate agent who also is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR is a trade organization that promotes the benefits of home ownership). A real estate agent is licensed to assist the pubilc in buying and selling homes, but has not become a member of NAR.

You can sell your home yourself (for sale by owner), hire a license real estate agent or hire a Realtor. There are pros and cons to each.
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