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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Sam Shueh answered:
Wed Feb 10, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Both Trulia and Zillow have no accurate method of verifying realtors and lenders other than to research their name with the state licensing bureau. In some cases (not sure) a person can just fill out the registration form online and state a fake brokerage they work at. Unless somebody else flags them, that person can get away with it.

Best method for buyers and sellers is always interview 3 realtors and see who you are compatible with. If you ask lots of questions, the answers will separate the mediocre agents from the experienced ones. Also never sign any agreements until you have finished interviewing.
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Tina Fellows answered:
Hi,

What is the address of the property you are referring to?

Best wishes!

Tina
408 637.8884
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Dorian,
Since no one local has given you an answer, I'd encourage you to contact the local permit office. They are your employees as a tax payer and their to answer your question. I would hope a permit wasn't required, but each jurisdiction has their own rules and I suspect some tree houses maybe more elaborate than the ones I built as a kid and it may be a good idea. ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Victoria Monticone answered:
Looking for trailer space I can rent around prunedale,ca
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Lonna Berry answered:
Hi Ann,

There is a definite shortage of rentals all over the county and I don't anticipate the inventory increasing in 2014. The shortage has made rentals go up significantly. If you haven't already, I suggest you search craigslist for a 3 bedroom home in Felton to rent to see what they are going for. That will show you the shortage of rentals in the area. If this is your home you are renting, I suggest you use a property manager to manage if for you. If not, make sure you do a thorough credit check, employment verification and reference check to anyone you are considering renting to. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards,

Lonna

Lonna Berry
www.lonnaberry.com
831-234-2911
lonnaberry@me.com
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Deann Kinerson answered:
6 miles on Highway 9 which is a curvey road, or 9 miles up Graham Hill road. Would you like help finding an acceptable property in Felton? Feel free to contact me my office number is 831-438-2300 or 831-234-8888.My website is www.DeannSellsSantaCruz.com. Deann Kinerson ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
mistymarshshoppe1 answered:
Is Lompico and Zayante as unfavorable as it was in the 80's? Not concerned about distance to shopping.. more concerned about neighborhood being safe and not trashy...
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
M.C. Dwyer answered:
Depending on where you are talking about in Santa Cruz, this property is about 9-10 miles, or a 20 minute drive depending on the route you choose.

The property is quite lovely; the home needs work.

If you're not already working with a buyers' agent, I specialize in rural properties. Let me know if you'd like to see it or have questions. 831/419-9759
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Mon Jun 20, 2011
Carla Richmond answered:
Gerald, On short sales and foreclosures the lender restricts who can buy the property. Buyers, sellers and all professionals involved in a sale are required to sign a form under penalty of perjury that this is an arm's length transacation, meaning that no one related by blood or marriage can buy the property. I believe their philosophy is that they do not want the borrower who "lost their home" to end up getting it back. Felton, CA is my neighborhood of expertise and I would be happy to check this specific property out for you. ... more
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Curt Abramson answered:
Janine, Curt Abramson with Bailey Properties in Santa Cruz here. Right now, there are 32 homes active in Felton, and another 6 pending, so there are some active buyers right now. Average days on market has been hovering around 65-70 for the past few months. We've been averaging 50 homes for sale, 7-8 pending sales monthly, and 4-5 closed sales monthly for the same time period.

The sellers getting showings have presentable homes, actively marketed, at the right price. The biggest mistake people are making in Felton (and elsewhere) right now is putting their home out at a high price to test the market, then trying to drop it several times to see where the buyer's interest kicks in. By the time they approach market value, their property has been out there so long, buyers assume it has defects and they stay away.

Pricing right now is highly competitive. A home has to clearly be the best value of all the competitors in its range to draw buyer interest, and offers. If you'd like more specific info about the market or a particluar house and aren't committed to another Realtor, I'd be happy to talk with you directly. You can contact me through my website, below.
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