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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Thu Dec 22, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Best method for getting rid of unethical realtors is to write negative reviews on real estate websites. Forget the Board of Realtors or any agency - it's a waste of time with 0 results. Negative reviews on real estate websites is read by everybody and will put agents out of business fast. ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tue Dec 20, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
You can use any type of loan that suits you most. It's your decision to select the type of loan and not your realtor. Obviously, the lender will have to determine which loan(s) you'd qualify for. In a hot sellers' market such as DFW; however, it can be tough to be selected by the seller if you are using a VA loan. What I've seen so far is that typically sellers who were in military are likely to accept a buyer with a VA loan, but again not always. ... more
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asgj1978, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Thu Dec 15, 2016
asgj1978 answered:
As others have said, you should be working with your own 'buyers representative' agent---not even dealing with the selling agent at all(we don't even know who the selling agent was on the house we just bought)..but if the condo is listed for price A, then why you would have even made an offer over that is a bit confusing, was there supposedly already an offer in before yours? A lender is only going to approve a mortgage for the what the place is worth, and if you are offering more than the asking price, which would presumably be the top value, then you will have to make up the difference with case out of your pocket ... more
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Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Mon Jun 6, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
If he's a good agent then yes. Think of it the other way. If you were a seller and your agent was presenting you offers wouldn't you want to know everything about that said offer and the financial situation with the loan before you accept it? ... more
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Planner, Home Seller in Seattle, WA
Fri Aug 28, 2015
Planner answered:
I know this is an old question and asks specifically about Morgan Hill, but for the benefit of future buyers pondering similar train noise questions, I strongly suggest you talk with prospective neighbors and, if possible, spend at least one night in a hotel where you're planning to buy. We bought a house in another state in a community that had similar train issues, and though it was a lovely house and nice community, from the very first night we spent in the house the train noise was a problem. And we were up on a hill, a mile or so away from the tracks. The rumbling wasn't an issue, but the train blasts definitely were, and there were typically 2-3 a night. They did wake me up, and if I'd spent even just one full night in the area beforehand, we would never have bought there. Weather did affect the volume--some nights the blasts were incredibly loud, while other nights they seemed more muted (but definitely way too audible). Now I always check out train noise reports before seriously considering a community. ... more
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Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sun Aug 23, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Roughly 100K assuming it is 1 story, needing electric hook ups.
Bath, kitchenette, heating extra. Can take 2-3 months to construct.

Design, permit not included.

Sam Shueh
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Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Fri Mar 13, 2015
Gary Geer answered:
Talk to the designated managing broker of their office. If that does not get you the desired results you can contact the MLS service to file a complaint and in addition you can contact the state licensing agency to have them assist in resolving an issue. All the best. ... more
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Fri Mar 13, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi Sandra, You've asked a number of questions that are difficult to answer because we don't have access to your paperwork. This is a question for your listing agent and/or an attorney. Re-read the contract very carefully to see what contingencies were in the contract and consult with someone if needed. ... more
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Magnafide, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Thu Nov 27, 2014
Magnafide answered:
Why are you writing about this and not your friend? Does he know you are doing this? Post a picture of her(preferably nude for accuracy) and I'll give you my expert opinion if she was worth it.

Mike L
A concerned citizen.
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Wed Sep 24, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:
I know a lender I could introduce you to if you like. Please email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Tue Sep 23, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
Grade school from mid 700 to low 900 with charter being one of the best.

MH is a vibrant rural community known for its custom homes, land and recreation. Very little teen gang as you often hear in Silicon Valley schools.

Our kids went to a school that had bottom academically in the SC County. With parental involvement
after Charter School it jumped from 650s to low 900s in 2-3 years.

Grade school-Paradise and Norstrom stands out. Avg test score at school has little influence on kids well being. It is parental involvement and encouragement making children good citizens. My kids today work in high tech industry and manages many Ivy League grads.

If you are very concerned with test score, Gilroy has better test score than Palo Alto at several schools.

Sam Shueh
Keller Wms Realty
samshuehrealtor at Gmail.com
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Anonymous, Other/Just Looking in California City, CA
Mon Sep 22, 2014
Anonymous answered:
That's what I thought, my claim at escrow was rejected and the seller is just laughing at me and refuse to take care of his debt. He's the one active, the buyer is/was a broker. I'm about to report the fraud ... Thank you ... more
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Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
if it is small enough, you can do it yourself with a few supportive members on the board.
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Brad Yzermans, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Sun Mar 2, 2014
Brad Yzermans answered:
CalPATH is a new California Teacher Home Loan Program for CalSTRS members and district employees thattenacious offers more favorable terms with discounted rates, reduces fees, and down payment options ranging from 3.5% to 5% with no PMI options.

Even better, Teachers do not have to be first time home buyers!

Teachers in California can learn more and check eligibility for the new CalPATH loan here ==> http://homeloanartist.com/2014/02/calpath-home-loan/

CalPATH can even be used to refinance an EXPLODING CalSTRS 80/17 loan. In the web reference link below, you can read more about how CalSTRS members and teachers are in for a HUGE surprise when their CalSTRS 80/17 loan adjusts upward $200-$600/month!!!
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Angela Lazro…, Real Estate Pro in Morgan Hill, CA
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Angela Lazrovich answered:
The market forecast is saying yes things are going to be better in 2014.
We are seeing less foreclosure and short sales. Past underwater home owners are re-gaining equity.
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Jennifer Doak, Real Estate Pro in Gilroy, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Jennifer Doak answered:
Hi Nancy,

The word acre came from an old English word acre, which meant an open field. One acre of land has the dimensions of 43,560 square feet. Acres are used when measuring large amounts of land. ... more
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Robert White…, Real Estate Pro in Morgan Hill, CA
Wed Oct 30, 2013
Robert Whitelaw answered:
The API score suggestion is a good one. It also comes down to what level of school you are talking about - Elementary, Middle or High. Nordstrom and Jackson Oaks are good elementary schools. My kids started at Nordstrom - and we bought our house specifically because it was in the area for Nordstrom.

However, we are a few years on and my boys are now in Middle School and High School. In my case, I went with private school. I suppose that says a great deal more about my opinion than any stats I could throw at you.

I live in and focus my business on Morgan Hill. It is a great town.

Do NOT assume all "San Jose" schools are good tho. You will find a HUGE variation in the quality of schools in San Jose. The honest truth is that if I was living in San Jose, my kids would still be going to a private school.

If you want a well put together site regarding schools (that also has a great iPhone app), try great schools.org.

Hope that helps
Robert
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Elizabeth  S…, Home Buyer in Morgan Hill, CA
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Elizabeth Sheehan answered:
Hello thank-you for sending me a respond to me question . What my husband and I are looking for a rented home in the morgan hill area 3to4 bedrooms 2 bathroom 2 car garage a lot of country land. we have been living in san jose for 17 years and would like to move to the country. Thank-you for taking the time to help us look for a rented home. ... more
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Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Sun Aug 25, 2013
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
If you are working with a buyers agent, he or she should have excellent inspectors for you. I would consider review sites more as reference checks rather than a source. I've had great experiences with All Bay Home Inspection, Property Inspection Service and Golden State Inspection Service. ... more
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