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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Lee Coop answered:
only very specific buildings accept these vouchers, you need to go online and look at that list. Then of those 500 properties in NoCal, each building is only required to house 10% occupancy of MTW vouchers, they may already reach their quota. Buildings that accept MTW vouchers are taking a loss when accepting a tenant on the voucher so they do the bare minimum to reach it (unfortunately greed). You may be on a waiting list for unto 2.5 years for a unit that accepts your voucher.
Good luck, its brutal out there.
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Wed Jun 29, 2016
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Fri May 6, 2016
Customerservice asked:
We use propertyware software which somehow syndicates to your website. He address above doesn't have the right pictures attached and this is the first time in over 200 properties that…
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Thu May 5, 2016
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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Mary,

Some of the small home builders that sell kits (online) may know a local contractor.

All the best,

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Sun May 31, 2015
Casey Mooney asked:
i'd like to only see houses that are on the market, not houses that are in default but not on the market
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Sat Apr 4, 2015
Hello Casey, why would you want to do that? You will need all the inventory to choose from in this competitive market. The purchase in 94025 zip code start from 799k for 2bd 2ba condo and up.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Brett Caviness answered:
Absolutely Not. There are discount brokerages and there are full service brokerages. Its like shopping at a Walmart where you expect poor quality at a cheap price and shopping at a Bloomingdales where you get wonderful attention, customer service and quality.

In our market it is crucial to have an active, respected agent who works hard and has an excellent reputation. Your offer with them will be seen much higher than if you are offering with a discount agent. The seller's agent knows they are hard to work with and thus run the risk and liability to the seller that the transaction could fall through. In our market, it is not worth it.

Happy Hunting.

Brett Caviness,
Broker Associate

Coldwell Banker Menlo Park
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Brett Caviness answered:
The Willows has seen a huge increase in demand, desirability and construction/investment. People are now flocking to the area because of its access to 101, downtown Menlo Park AND downtown Palo Alto.

Brett Caviness,
Coldwell Banker Menlo Park
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Katy Thielke Straser answered:
This is easy! I sell lots of homes this way – writing letters to the sellers in that area – I have all the addresses of the farm houses in PV – happy to send something out on your behalf to find an interested seller! Hope this helps:) Katy Thielke Straser – 650.888.2389 cell ... more
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Gary McKae answered:
You can order by contacting your lender and they will give you a fax number to send your request. The payoff should be calculated to a set date per your request. Irrespective of that, the date you close will not be the date of your request.

The new lender will have that knowledge and the title company will be able to get the final number when the new loan closes.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
David Kelsey answered:

The best option would be to contact a few contractors/companies that specialize in solar heating installation. There are a few here in the Bay Area that are very reputable and will come to your home and give you an estimate. After discussing the process with them and reviewing the estimates, hopefully you will feel informed to make the decision to move forward with your project. If you would like some referrals of specific companies, email me and I will provide you with some local area companies that will help you. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Marcy Moyer answered:
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Susan J Penn, PA,SFR,CDPE answered:
You need a real estate agent so start looking.

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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Michael Cubstead answered:
Well, you left off the asking price but more importantly the selling price. The value of a pool, depends a lot on the pool it's self. Above ground vs in ground, fiberglass vs gunite, coating, water features etc. Sometime a pool might even lower a property value if it has a certain combination of poor condition or insurance challenging features, such as dive board over a 6ft deep end.

I would suggest you forget the sellers view point and ask, does the appraisal make since to YOU.
Also ask , how do you know the pool was the factor?, There could be other features of the property that the appraiser did not consider as valuable as the seller did.

I don't know your area, but a lot agents like to "blame the appraiser" for over priced properties, but the appraiser is supposedly pulling the same data from the same data base, no matter where they are from, and are pricing based on the worst case scenario for a quick sell.

In summary, if YOU feel the appraisal is sensible, then call the title company, your agent and your lender and start getting the finance contingency info etc., Try getting your lender to share the appraisal with you.
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Tue May 22, 2012
Mandy Montoya answered:
I highly recommend Menlo Park. Menlo Park enjoys all of the culture of Palo Alto, as its next-door neighbor, while being a quiet, family-oriented community with great weather and schools. The commute to Belmont would be about 30 minutes. Resale is very strong.

Welcome to the Bay Area!

Mandy Safka
Alain Pinel Realtors
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Sat Feb 5, 2011
Gilbert Richards answered:
Have a realtor that works in the area you are looking in get the information for you.
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Tue Nov 16, 2010
Voices Member answered:
Actually if you are counting transactions, Omar and I have represented 9 transactions (buyers and sellers) in the Willows since 2007, sometimes we work under our joint DRE number so it doesn't necessarily reflect in the MLS as one person or another, also off market sales don't show either. I'm sure the others who regularly represent clients here have the same situation, but as has been pointed out in the answers you received, that really is not as important as finding someone who values the same things you do, is cognizant of your goals and is familiar with the neighborhood.

I responded since working with someone who is famillar with the neighborhood is key and we both live here, it seemed like a good fit. Good agents are always busy, but I can assure you that we are 100% client centric and have time to provide you with excellent service if you are interested in meeting with us.

Thank you for your consideration

Penelope Huang
Broker, GRI, CRS
Taylor & Huang Properties
DRE 01023392
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Liz Saldana answered:
If it is not too late, my partner recently sold a home in Encinitas that also was an inherited property and an older home, no repairs made. Encinitas is very unique in that some buyers move into the area due to the school scores and location so the pool idea can become secondary and temperatures are so moderate a pool becomes more of a cost than an enjoyed luxury, depending on what part of Encinitas of course. We can discuss the pricing with you if you are still entertaining the idea. Let us know if we can be further assistance. ... more
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Gilbert Richards answered:
This is an easy question. If you are working with limited down, do an FHA 203(k). If you are working with a large down payment there are a couple resources for remodel/rehab financing that I know of that are quite easy to attain.

If you want more information e-mail me at or call at 925-335-6074 and I will give you the information.
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