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Mon Feb 27, 2017
Yairefonseca1977 answered:
I have sec 8 in queens and all the real estate and landlord treat me like dirty I feel embrass to say I have a vocher I'm about to be homeless and no one seems to care
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Fri Apr 15, 2016
vinniethemover answered:
NYC Movers 212 400- 8679

Relocation can be a fun experience if it is cautiously planned. As against doing the packing, loading and unloading on your own, when you hire professional movers to do the job for you, it saves you a lot of time, effort and tension. The job of relocating can be rather an adventure if you are planning to make New York City your new house. To relieve your worry and tension, rent the services of any of the professional NYC movers.

All types of relocating services including packing, loading, providing storage facility, carrying them and lastly unpacking them are usually undertaken by movers. There is no room for worry when you take great movers as they take care of everything on the way. Being proficient, reliable and experts, movers NYC can handle packing and unpacking rather effortlessly. Executing a background check on the company before employing their services is a advised practice. The internet is the easiest place to search for NYC movers. The services and charges of several service providers can be compared on the internet to receive the feasible option.

A list of nearly all NYC movers is rendered by the Yellow Pages and Internet. Quotations can be obtained by reaching them over the telephone or online. The usual practice of most companies is to get your items inspected by a representative before providing their quotation. The costs will change from company to company dependent on factors like distance between your present residence and NYC and the number of items to be relocated. Inspect whether the charges quoted includes all services you demanded for as well. Quotes given has to be equated with current market values. Try to personally visit these companies, if possible, to check their standing. Before you settle on a date to move, see if its possible for negotiation and then finalize the contract.

The permits of NYC movers must be obligatorily received from the New York State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Department of Consumer affairs. Your mover also has to mandatory have these documents. Verify that all kinds of accidents can be handled effectively with sufficient insurance coverage. At the time unpacking, the inventory of items must be cross checked with the list got before leaving. File a complaint with the movers in case of damaged things or if there is any disagreement.

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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Jananderson answered:
If you are house hunting, or planning to sell, in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area (located near Offutt Air Force Base) we have a Military Assistance Program that not only meets, but exceeds the USAA Movers Advantage refund, and no one benefits other than the buyer/seller. Feel free to contact us directly;
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Thu May 30, 2013
Doug Buenz & The 680 Group answered:
In my experience cemeteries do not have an adverse effect on property values unless your property backs up to it, in which case the home is a little harder to sell. Otherwise the effect is minimal.

Good Luck!

Doug Buenz
The 680 Group at Alain Pinel Realtors
(925) 463-2000
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Lance King answered:
You are getting a lot of numbers below. It used to be over 680 would get you better rates, but now it is usually over 740 depending on the lender.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Sally Blaze answered:
Thank you for the question. Like so many things, life is not perfect and school enrollment is not perfect. There are no guarantees, although most districts will try their best to accommodate parent and student wishes. The best advice I can give you is to stay in touch with the school district, get on any waiting list as soon as you are allowed, and be patient and flexible. All my best as you find a home and schools for your children.

Sally Blaze
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should not be buying a foreclosure wityhout looking at it and inspecting it before making an offer. There is a lot of hidden risks if not done properly
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Bob Georgiou answered:
In general there are aspects of homes buy schools that are both positive and negative.

In the positive side the proximity to schools is very convenient if you have kids and those kids have activities at the school (obviously). At different times of the day the area is quieter and if the home backs up to the school when school is out you have no rear neighbors. If you like kids the sounds of children playing is hardly a concern.

Conversely schools do impact neighborhood with people and auto traffic and the related noises of school activities and events.

As you see the plusses and minuses are the same, it all depends on you and your preferences.

With prices going up the people the probability that the school is the issue for movers can not be attributed directly to the school.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bernard Gibbons answered:
You must be living within a school district in order to enrol kids there. It used to be that having a home purchase in escrow was sufficient but the school districts tightened up on that as so many short sales failed to complete.

You WILL get your kids into school but not necessarily the nearest one, once you reside here. Best bet may be a short-term rental so you can show a lease. That would certainly work.

Bernard Gibbons
J Rockcliff Realtors
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Patty Ballard answered:
The market in San Ramon is hot.... meaning its time to buy even though the inventory is low.
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Tue May 29, 2012
Willie answered:
Hot, Hot, Hot like SJ. 10deg warmer in land as I heard from my friends up in Tri-valley.
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
John Juarez answered:
Have you closed escrow? Are you in the middle of a purchase transaction? Are you just starting the buying process? Are you buying a pre-owned house or a house that has never been occupied?

Depending on your answers, you may or may not be eligible for the Federal Tax Credit and or the California Tax Credit.

Ask a local, experienced full-time Realtor for help.
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Mon Aug 3, 2009
Kate answered:
Thank you all for chipping in with your opinions and advice. I have started to investigate local realtors and their areas of expertise, looking for someone who has sold historic properties. I am attaching a link to photos of our house. ... more
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Sat Mar 21, 2009
Steve Reilly answered:

You're thinking is exactly right, a homebuyer should look at the added monthly payment burden of a CFD/Mello Roos assessment and understand it is the equivalent to getting a mortgage that is ten's of thousands of dollars.

To answer your question on what happens if people don't pay, the answer is the individual owner who doesn't pay, can get foreclosed. The bigger issue for City's and municipalities is that if enough people don't pay (usually because the homes are in foreclosure) then the bond will default on a payment. While it's technically not the City that is responsible for the bond, it is essentially the City or municipalities credit rating that will be destroyed.

For instance let's say there's a masterplanned comunity in the Central Valley like Windemere. Further let's say that each house in the community has to pay $3,000 per year in CFD's. Now let's assume that 50% of the houses go into foreclosure and the people stop making payments and this triggers a default on the CFD bond.

Now when the City that this masterplanned community is located tries to go to the municipal bond market to raise a sewer bond for residents, what do you think the interest rate the City wil be able to get? Who will underwrite the bond?? and Who will buy the bonds?

The answer is that investors will be gun shy and the cost to borrow money will be significantly higher than before the CFD in the master planned community defaulted.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Road noise always has a detrimental effect on house values. How much it bothers you depends on how sensitive you are to it. In practice, after you have lived there a few months you may not notice it but you absolutely have to consider the fact that you will want to sell it one day and the road noise will probably be worse then as traffic in San Ramon is increasing.

It may seem reasonably priced and If you have an agent (which you should, to protect your interests), he or she should be able to show you if it really is good value for money. If the road noise is significant, the effect on true value will also be significant.

If you want an assessment of the value, let me know and I will be happy to help.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Check the crime statistics! Homes near jails are pretty safe! The inmates are locked up! It really as no effect on real estate vaues.

Take a look at homes near San Quentin. This is a prison that harbors some of the most hardened criminals in California. Low crime rate and high home values. Not a lot to be concerned about IMNSHO.

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Mon Jun 9, 2008
Melanie D. Patrick GRI answered:
I took the course & I understand what many of you are expressing. I wasn't sure why it would be necessary & while I didn't learn much from it, I'm glad to have taken it. The course is primarily about sensitivity training. As a bisexual and biracial woman I found the information fairly basic, I think many many people in the U.S. would learn a lot from it & our community (both Realtors & LGBT) would benefit from more sensitivity training ... more
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Sat May 31, 2008
Vijay answered:
Thank you all for your prompt reply. Most of you have mentioned one thing common in your answers. And that is, the San Ramon Citi Center will have a positive effect on the housing prices. I very much agree with you all. San Ramon provides a great school district, great local employement hub (Silicon Valley of the East Bay) and having a great shopping district (so called downtown) will certainly put the nearby area on the top of potential home buyers. The future traffic due to the City Center project is a concern for many residents, but as you all know, you gotta give something to get something and giving up on 10 min. of extra commute time (only if you are crossing the Bishop Ranch area during the peak time) is worth, I think.

For anyone who don't know where this project will be, check out the link below.

I own a condo in Crestview and was very upset with the recent auctions at Crestview that brought down the near by condo valuation to 20% down from last year prices. Although I feel positive about the future. What you all think?

Thanks for all your input you fine ladies and gentlemen.

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