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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I sent an email to you about this concern.


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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Ksytwu asked:
Please OPT OUT my name, Karol Sytwu, from your website as I am not active real estate agent at present time. Thanks - Karol Sytwu
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Looking to Buy asked:
We're looking to purchase property in Los Altos or Palo Alto to expand or rebuild. What are some of the things we need to look for in the property? What are the cost differences between…
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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Sam.onate answered:
Grace Morioka do you know of a lender that does these type of loans?
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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Angelica,

Are you trying to see what the After Repair Value would be?
Please feel free to call me from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

I would ask a local inspector to look at it and ask the city as well.

Kind regards,

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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Buyer Los Altos asked:
Wondering if there are any suitable markets in the peninsula or south bay. Many perceive risk at the higher price points. Also, there is a slow down in tech valuations and many cos are having…
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
With at least 1 tub for the kids you are ok. 99% of us prefer showers but I have had a few clients walk out of a house for sale because there was not a master tub. That's is a bummer but still a very small percentage. Personally I'd prefer a bigger shower than a small one with a tub. Your never going to make everyone happy so as long as your plans aren't to crazy, build what you want and what works for you. ... more
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Tony asked:
Recently, there were two accidents, where cars slammed deep into people's backyard after knocking down the weak walls along Foothill Exp. These accidents can be deadly. Will the city…
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Sun Nov 2, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
This home just sold for $2,413,500 on October 15th. What you found is a scam and you should go back to the listing and FLAG it immediately.
Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecting keys back by mail. Read the scam warning Trulia posts. I've attached a link to it below.
When you find a questionable listing please hit the FLAG button on the listing page to warn Trulia and others.
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
What address are you referring to and are you looking to purchase?

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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Thu Sep 25, 2014
Erin asked:
Tue Aug 5, 2014
Tony answered:
As a buyer, I say a good easy flow and esthetically pleasing floor plan, and good lot location without any permanent defect that can't be fixed to due intrinsic location and city regulations will have a better resell value. ... more
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Lots of answers here...but you get what you pay for:

Let me ask you a question. If Google could hire another person to do your same job for 1/2 (or less) than your current salary, etc. What would your response be?

The agent does waaaay more than just find you a home and write the offer.
They have to manage the transaction.
They have to watch for any red flags that may indicate you should be wary of the property, etc.
They take on huge liability.
Their income goes toward insurance, marketing, MLS service, continuting education, advanced education, etc.

Personally, agents do not make enough for what they do.
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Tony: Not knowing the specifics of this person's situation, it does sound as if refinacing and pulling cash from the equity built in the property did a BIG way!!
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Jim & Jimmy Nappo answered:
In a rising tide such as we have had over the past 18 months, it floats all boats. The country club area is not for everyone because it is part of the county and has different rules and regulations for building. They are much more flexible regarding what can be built. This means that you can have larger homes on smaller lots. This is good and bad. Good for those who just want to maximize the size of their structure. Bad in that there is more bulk and density in that area. Buying a home in Los Altos in general is a good place to put your money. Even during the downturn from 2008 - 2012, Los Altos was hit much less hard than outlying areas and the rest of the country. Bottom line is that Los Altos is a growing market and a good place to invest you hard earned money. ... more
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