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Home Selling in 94024 : 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,

Arpad
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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 http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/8569

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 http://julianalee.com/los-altos.htm

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Tue Mar 13, 2012
Debra Ahn answered:
Hi,

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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