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Home Buying in Danville : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Lorrainepate53 answered:
Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

Please follow these instructions on how to edit your home facts. This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

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Make sure to select Publish Updates at the bottom of the page.

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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Kalono808 answered:
As long as the asbestos flooring is sound, it is relatively safe. Asbestos is only dangerous when the fibers become airborne. And they can only become airborne if you scrape, crack, abrade, saw, or otherwise disturb the integrity of the flooring. The chances of this happening to a covered up sound floor is little to none. People are led to believe that asbestos is as dangerous as radiation (oftentimes to get you to pay out ridiculous sums of money for the unnecessary removal of it). Do your own research, and see if you can find any measurable catastrophes caused by asbestos exposure in the common home. Sure, asbestos can be deadly, but the fact of the matter seems to indicate that those illnesses happen to those that are heavily exposed to asbestos (mining, auto repair, construction,
demolition etc...)
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
Stevecalderon58 answered:
Alamo Creek is not in Danville or San Ramon. It is unincorporated Contra Costa County. As such, there are no police services in Alamo Creek - just emergency coverage from the Sheriff. There are no police patrols in Alamo Creek ... more
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Tax to your real estate agent.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

Some buyers will have a testing company check it out just for peace of mind.

Kind regards,

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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Cash is king! A cash buyer does not need a bank appraisal for the deal to close. Also if the cash buyer loses their job or anything else that may affect them getting a loan, the deal can still close. With that said cash buyers do cancel escrows just as much as anyone with a loan. There are just a lot less restrictions when dealing with a cash buyer. ... more
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Mon Aug 24, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Personally I would go for house number 1 if the floor plan will. If you have the cash and ability you will make this home exactly the way you want it.

House number 2 although brand new may still need paint, flooring, appliances, shades, landscaping, ect upgrades. Will the quality of the interiors be the same? Brand new homes usually come with standard equipment and for the same price you can put in upgraded equipment in house #1. ... more
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Julie Bencosme answered:
Yes, your agent should have explained that in a multiple counter offer situation from seller they still have the right to pick the best offer and it is not completed until the seller has signed it. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Tyler Clark answered:
Hi John - Make sure to check out our new home community in Danville, Tassajara Lane. It consists of 7 homes in a great location with top notch quality construction.

Tyler Clark
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Sue Smith answered:
Hi Jrgolfert
I would NEVER EVER go by a zestimate or eappraisal. Zestimates are known to be wrong--
Just pay for a fee appraiser when you go into contract and make it a contingency.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Harold Lear answered:
My office is in San Diego Ca US-Attorney Network. we have a program that can work for you without hurting your credit.
99.9% of all loans have some type of Federal Violation.
We investigate some of your documents, if we find violations we can negotiate with your lender to reduce your loan amount to 95% of the current market value.
Want more information? 858-945-1047
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Steve Curtis answered:
you may want to also check out Livermore ... gets the normal under an hour each way.
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Tracy Parker answered:
Brandon, I hope you contacted a property Management firm by now and had them run "hard" numbers for you so you know the anticipated rental income for your home, the fee's for management and monthly reserve set aside for maintenance so you can evaluate if you will have a positive cash flow every month or not. Also, contact a good accountant to check the impact on your Federal and California Income Taxes. You should also have a clear idea of the anticipated increase of prices for homes in your neighborhood in Franklin for the next year AND the next 5 years. Having a local agent do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) will give you valuable information. Only then can you make an informed financial decision whether it is best to rent or sell your home in Franklin.

With this information in hand your next step would be to evaluate the "affordable" areas in the Bay Area, including Concord (with careful consideration of work/commute variables) and do a Rent vs Buy evaluations. A experienced local Realtor will help you with these calculations.

The important element to keep in mind is your ability to get a new loan. Lending guidelines are continually changing and currently the focus is on debt ratios rather than credit scores. Keeping your house in Franklin would impact this ratio. Interest rates are creeping up which also impacts your ability to purchase a new home in the Bay Area.

If you really want to own a home in the Bay Area waiting could make it harder or impossible in the future. Something to think about.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss these points in depth if you are still undecided on what is the best decision to meet your goals.

Tracy Parker | 925 389 0645
Prudential California Realty
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
Hi there Brandon, Have you been pre-qualified for a loan in California? I am a California lender and I have done plenty of loans throughout the state including FHA, Conventional, VA, etc. I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan that you need. Well I hope this helps! If you have any other questions or if you would like a loan, feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Douglas Lagos answered:
I have been an investor and owned rental properties. I am also a realtor. That said, if you have only $200 cash flow each month, that's less than 1% return on your money.
Best to put your money in a bank or under the mattress. Not worth the future headaches of being a landlord. And, God forbid anything breaks in the house, or the tenant doesn't pay 1 month. You lost your yearly profit!

Contact a local realtor that specializes in income properties. They are your best bet against making a bad real estate decision.
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