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Fri Jan 27, 2017
RP asked:
Asking price is at $637/sq ft, its a medical facility. Current tenants will continue and are paying rent about $4.40/sq ft/month. Cap rate 2.5, but should I add principle towards to my income…
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
RP asked:
Asking price is at $637/sq ft, medical facility, tenants to continue, paying rent about $4.40/sq ft/month. Cap rate 2.5, is this a good buy?
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
mc_mcdonald asked:
There are a couple pieces of property that appear large enough to hold a barn and/or small arena. How do I find out if that is permissible?

And I'm wondering if taking a trail ride through…
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Lizshapiro asked:
I have a listing for a townhome in los gatos ,Ca. listed. I want to edit it. HOW DO I DO THIS ??
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Wed May 11, 2016
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
You have to be an agent to list Judy.

What are you looking to list?

Best regards
Ruth and Perry

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Sun May 17, 2015
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Lan Zhang answered:
I would think of primary residence more as home for family. It is tough to make a trade off between living experience and resale value. Campbell schools might not sell as good as LG, but over time you should get decent return too. ... more
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Sun Dec 21, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi Dave,

You might ask the folks at your local association of Realtors. I found an accountant here in San Diego through my association.

Best of luck.
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Sat Dec 6, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
1 story, 2 story, high ceiling, average ceiling, interior materials quality.
You need to have it mostly designed so contractors can bid on it.

Most will exceed the initial estimate.
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Mon Dec 1, 2014
Stephen Whitllock answered:
If the previous owner attempted to fix the leak then the work to the roof should have been disclosed. For your options you need to consult a Real Estate Attorney. Feel free to contact me for a referral. ... more
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Contact a real estate professional in your area for assistance. You will need to provide them with the address of the home in order for them to assist you.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
The is not a right or wrong issue but resolved and prevailed by the one with the most attorneys. You are after all in California.

"As is" you will discover is not the shield to use. The CYA will be the buyer signed DISCLOSURE. Even better if the disclosure of the citation was on a separate addendum.

So, who has the deepest pockets?
Let your attorney advise regarding any exposure?
Weigh the cost.

The attorneys ALWAYS win even when they lose.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Ela:

If you have not already purchased a home in Los Gatos, my suggestion...holding pattern right now. The market is shifting and changing and if you're in a position to purchase, you can take advantage of that market when it swings in a buyers favor.

Grace Morioka
Allison James Estates & Homes
If you're a buyer...get sizeable rebates on homes you purchase by calling me.
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Stephen Whitllock answered:
It depends on the contract used. In this area there are 2 types of contracts Realtors use, CAR and PRDS. Each has a section that deals with default by Seller and Buyer. Read the contract and then consult a real estate attorney. If you need a referral to a local attorney contact me directly. Even if escrow has already closed you might be able to recover your losses. ... more
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Stephen Whitllock answered:
I would be happy to refer you to a local reputable real estate attorney that can answer all of your questions and take care of this.
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Stephen Whitllock answered:
If you would like to refer your client I live and work in Los Gatos and would be happy to pay you a 25% referral fee. I'm at Keller Williams in Los Gatos.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Mary Pope-Handy answered:
The easiest place to find all 3 schools of attendance is at That said, it is NOT perfect. Recently I sold a home in Monte Sereno which was on the border with Los Gatos and Campbell schools, and unfortunately this site was mixed up. It is a good starting point but then if you are serious about a property, call the school district office and double check.


Mary Pope-Handy
BRE License # 01153805
Sereno Group, Los Gatos
408 204-7673
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Val Damico answered:

The biggest influence i would have my buyers or any buyer use is the state of the current market. often people need to move and buy a home in a market which currently do not bear "the One". Being realistic would be the best criteria. Make sure the home is suitable for there needs, Have a vision, and let them know that sometimes full price is the only price. Here in NYC were experiencing a "sellers Market", or too many buyers and very few inventory. Given the name of the market, this does not work in the best favor of the buyers. This should not discourage buyers from owning a piece of the american Dream. There agent should just simply equip the buyers with the knowledge needed for the state of the market. I really love this question because i have been coached by some of the best trainers and agents NYC has to offer and they all radiate the same thing. keep your buyers and Sellers educated on the market. So long as they understand the competition out there, and what its going to take tot get them the house, "the One" will either be created in a home needing rehab. Or the buyers will realize that there home may not be out there rite now. Also keeping your buyers in touch with whether or not this is a stepping stone or a final resting place can help immensely. Be truthful and people will purchase there new home.

Hope this helps,

Please like or give a thumbs up if it has some valuable information within. Or vote for best answer.

All the Best,

Daniel D'Amico
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