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UpNest Top R…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Realtor commission in San Mateo County, CA

I'll give you a simple answer. It varies, but somewhere in the 4.5% to 5.5% range is probably what you can expect for a fair commission in San Mateo County.

It depends on y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 4, 2015 Home Selling in 94404
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Where do I get information about property auctions?
It appears that you may be a new investor. You really need to know what you are doing on auctions. For one thing these homes are "AS IS" and there is no legal recourse if you find you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Home Buying in 94404
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Appraisal Matches Offer Exactly?
Today with a relaxation in lenders they appraise at or below the accepted price. Appraisers says you can get homes at accepted price. I only had one in recent years saying it was worth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in 94404
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
How do I know how much I can rent my home for?
While agents can certainly help you...here is a do-it-yourself option. On craigslist, Sunday newspaper, look at rental homes with a similar number of bedrooms, baths, square footage and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Rentals in 94404
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary Krismer answered:
Criminal act, or civil matter?
Seemingly clearly a criminal matter, but good luck getting the prosecutor to prosecute (and that's who I would be dealing with--not the police).

In Seattle I used to say that for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Foreclosure in 94404
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
Looking for good school districts
Hi Vickwiz,

There certainly is a correlation between school APIs and the demand for a particular housing area. In this regard, I would suggest you take a look at www.SchoolAndHousing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2014 Home Buying in 94404
Niki,  in 80112
Niki answered:
House doesn't show for sale on Trulia. I've been on MLS for a week.
Trulia is a host site, where information is sent to us from syndication websites. We do not pull listing data from the MLS, or any other site. You may submit XML feed for Sale listings. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Using Trulia in 94404
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
The appraisal is not done yet but the lender has past underwriting. Can I get my appraisal fee back if I choose not closing?
Here in New York banking regulations state that you can get a full refund of the appraisal fee if the appraisal has not been performed. I recommend you read the disclosures provided to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Financing in 94404
Rene' De Bla…,  in San Diego, CA
Rene' De Blanco, MBA answered:
I bid on a HUD home.
Have you considered a HOMEPATH property? http://www.homepath.com The best part of a HOMEPATH home is you can put as little as 5% down, AND there is NO mortgage insurance.

Hope this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Foreclosure in 94404
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I need a quick rundown of neighborhoods in Sacramento and pricing in the sought-after family-friendly neighborhoods.
Consider researching areas of interest online and do visit more than once; also think about working with an agent of your own; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in 94404
juliette Naj…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
juliette Najjar answered:
How is the housing market in San Mateo (Mariner's Island) area? What is the avg. days on market and are sellers getting multiple offers?
Hello Jamie,
The real estate market in our area is just great.. with a proper pricing and proper presentation of your property and an adequate marketing program....you should be sellin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2011 Home Selling in 94404
Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA
Phyllis McArthur asked:
Problems with appraising PUDs? There's an ongoing issue with appraising condos and town-home complexes here. What's going wrong is this: some complexes have exellent HOAs, great reserves and low dues, that is,…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 6, 2010 Agent2Agent in 94404
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
how to find good realtor helping in finding rental investment property in fostercity?
Hi Raj, I have a free email alert system you can use. It will send new listings that match your search criteria. As I mentioned its free and there is no obligation. You can sign off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94404
Gilbert Rich…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
How to Get my appraisal fee back. I'm very upset with this appraiser company, I call it company Z, hopefully I can get help here.
Frankly speaking, when things like this happen request your money back immediately and move on to another lender. Otherwise you will quickly see a 30-40 day transaction spread over 3-4 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Financing in 94404
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
The Laugesen Team answered:
Buying a single family house in foster city?
Dear Foster City home buyer,
Foster City students feed into Burlingame High School, Aragon High School, Hillsdale High School and San Mateo High School. All great and award winning sc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 3, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Refrigerator is in Listing Includes section but not in contract
Dear Zixin,

Sounds like your agent stepped up to the plate and took responsibility. That's great. Glad we could help.

0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 18, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Wilma L,  in San Mateo County, CA
Wilma L answered:
Apartment Queries
Have you looked on craigslist.org yet? Although if you are seeking month to month I think usually the apartment complexes managed by a professional company are more likely to do that.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 For Rent in 94404
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in San Bruno, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
Upcoming FEMA Flood Hazard maps - affect HOA, property values, insurance??
Home Buyer,
Great Questions. I am not an expert on the subject but I am aware that presently there is a mail in ballot for a $78 pacel tax for 10 years. with approval this will allow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
Vicki Moore, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Vicki Moore answered:
Does anyone know when the max FHA loan amount will go back up to $729,500?
Hi Mike - Just heard from Wells Fargo that Fannie Mae has given the green light to offer the 729 loans. WFB is now retooling their systems and working with their staff to roll out the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2009 Home Buying in 94404
David Tapper, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David Tapper answered:
What is the best thing to do in Buy My first home?
Hello Victor, after getting pre-approved for a loan and choosing which agent to work with, the next thing would be to find the property you want to call home.

Make sure to have conti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 27, 2008 Home Buying in 94404
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