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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should contact your agent and ask why they have not loaded them direct to the home ad on Trulia. Photos do not always load from auto feeds that take listings off MLS.
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Sun Jan 3, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Sat Apr 4, 2015
Hello John, I don't think there is anything that small square footage for rent? You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

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.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

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.

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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm confused. Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands are in Western Washington, but the home you attached is in the Bay Area. What is your question?
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Jonathan,

Do you know if the existing home would benefit from grandfathered in setbacks or other attributes?

I could recommend a local builder and architect that could give you some thoughts. Please email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Sat Nov 16, 2013
David Kelsey answered:
Good Morning,

Las Lomitas Elementary
299 Alameda de Las Pulgas
Atherton, CA 94027-6469
(650) 854-5900
2013 Ranking: 942

La Entrada Middle
2200 Sharon Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-6736
(650) 854-3962
2013 Ranking: 962

Menlo-Atherton High
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94025-3438
(650) 322-5311
2013 Ranking: 819

I went to all three and grew up right down the street. Great neighborhood, I live a short distance from that home and my son attends Las Lomitas. Karen and Rebecca had the home open yesterday, did you see it? I am very familiar with the home. I have some insight if you would like, email me at if interested.

Have a good day!
David Kelsey
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Matt Skrabo answered:
Hi Oscar,

I haven't heard from you, but below I've provided the link to the owners posting and contact info.

Hope this is helpful!

Best regards,
Matt Skrabo
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
David Tapper answered:
If you are talking about your E and O insurance, I believe that is correct. You can always check with the provider to be safe.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Carolyn Rianda answered:
There are several properties on Selby Lane for sale
245 Selby $4,995,000.
196 Selby $3495,000.
1522 West Selby $1,199,000. pending
200 Selby $1,099,000. pending.
244 Selby is not currently for sale.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Arthur Sharif answered:
Because of the already high demand in that price range, I dont think many more homes will hit the market. Folks whose homes are in that range can sell today. I believe that the homes we will see on the market following Facebook's IPO will be much higher in the $6 million+ price range. ... more
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Fri Oct 14, 2011
David Tapper answered:
My thought is will it ever happen? That's my honest opinion. Who knows?


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Mon Sep 17, 2007
Allison Klein answered:
It sold for $3,300,000. It was listed for $3,600,000. Close of Escrow was 8/29/07 and it was on the market for 45 days.
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Fri Aug 31, 2007
Net Reality answered:
If you go to Redfin and search on sale records for the past year for 2000 condos/townhouses you'll see 14. Some sold at a loss, and others that avg 4-5% appreciation over the past 5-10 years.... if they bought a long time ago. I tried to run the search in trulia and it didn't work.

But the true test is days on market and sales. If you look at current listings you'll see about 11 available with an time on the MLS of 104 days... and that doesn't include the listings that were taken off and added back to reset the avg days. Now to look at sales you'll see 14 sold in the last year, so you're looking at about 1 buyer per month, who probably takes the best of the available inventory at the best value. The best priced ones sell, and the higher priced ones sit on the market.
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