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Palo Alto : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 6, 2015
Elena Talis answered:
Good answers below. Bit it is hard to suggest any particular area without knowing your commute - where are you going to be working?
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Compared to Stanford campus it has some crimes liquor stores.

BTW: Those wanting to get in good schools do not feel that way.

Sam Shueh
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
You are right to have that nagging feeling in your head. If something is too goo to be true, it's probably not true. I would move on and not spend any more time on it.

Best of luck Steve. ... more
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Tue Dec 9, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
As always, you should have a structural engineer visit the home with you to find out.

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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
EPA is not what you were familiar with. Some neighborhood homes are asking over your budget due to close proximity to job centers.

Before you get confused and worry about this and that, suggest rent to settled down first. ... more
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
It will depend what it states in your purchase agreement. Hopefully you included appliances, ceiling fans or fixtures (meaning anything attached) to your contract. The stove and dishwasher are usually considered attached, ceiling fans a are attached and should not have been taken if that clause is in there,. Check with your buyer agent and if you bought alone, may be time to check with a lawyer. ... more
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Sun Oct 26, 2014
Brett Caviness answered:
we have seen prices in the area stabilize a bit as we head into the final quarter of the year. however, prices have continued to climb
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Sun Oct 26, 2014
Brett Caviness answered:
it would be great if we had a crystal ball to tell us. We can look at the facts and numbers historically speaking. Even with the housing crises that occurred several years ago, the history of California prices has been on an increasing pattern and it would be a good guess to say that they will continue in this direction with normal ups and downs. ... more
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Sat Oct 11, 2014
Brian Kurtz answered:
I am interested in this as well. I do plan on using both Google Display Network remarketing and Facebook remarketing, but I don't plan on using it until early next year.

My plan is to create a series of image ads for each and every blog post I create as well as image ads for every home I sell. Work the images so that they have my logo and/or face.

Put them into a remarketing campaign in Google, set it to only show in the areas I want to sell homes in, and set it to show only when click cost is low. I believe that the branding impact will be much better than anything you get from an actual click through. In fact, the click through factor would only be important in that you need to keep it high enough so that your ads are not put in a "do not display" status of some type.

The same concept can be used for the Facebook side of things. It all an be super-charged when using video as well.
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
To deconstruct and haul away, about $25K.

To construct about $250-$350 per square foot.

The total time will be based on do you have approved plans, or an architect.

Generally 9 months once you have approved plans.

Good luck
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
montakay answered:
who owns the house or property at 903 smith st providence ri
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Sun Sep 14, 2014
Barbara Vasquez answered:
Sat Aug 2, 2014
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Mon May 26, 2014
John Souerbry answered:
In almost every instance, yes. Your contract should include several "out" clauses that you can use to cancel and get your deposit back. The most common usually relate to problems found during inspections, though there are usually other ways to get out of the deal without having to do much more than say you want out. As long as you cancel within the period required in the contract, the deposit should be returned to you. ... more
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Wed May 21, 2014
John Souerbry answered:
At the end of 2012 I sold a land parcel in Palo Alto (Barron Park, a few miles from Fabian Way) that had been an orchard for almost 100 years. A licensed engineer was hired to conduct "Phase I" and "Phase II" testing that looked for contamination in both surface and sub-surface soils, plus groundwater (drilled down about 50 feet). In our study, contamination was found and the seller had to clean-up contaminated surface soils and have the parcel and test reports approved by Santa Clara County officials. My advice is to ask for Phase I and II test reports if you suspect contamination. ... more
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Sun May 18, 2014
Paul Levine answered:
Hi - my wife and I live on Waverley St, very close to Community Center and Crescent Park. Our kids go to Addison Elementary. We've found it to be a great school and a wonderful community. I don't know Barron Park well, so don't have much basis to comment.

If you have school-age kids, schools/community will be a huge factor in your quality of life. And once you start growing roots you may not want to move again. Net - I'm biased, but I'd say start growing your roots in the community you want to live in, then rebuild the house when you're ready.
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Thu May 15, 2014
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
What a mess. That really isn't fair. I think it's time you took this up with the agents office and hired an attorney and send them a letter requesting the money. The money the agent was to have given you should have been given to you in escrow as a credit. I'd also take this up with the DRE.

Monique Carrabba
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Fri May 9, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
It sold for $2.8M so Juliana was right! Palo Alto values are running strong in 2014.
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Wed May 7, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
It's my understanding they received many offers and sold for $1m over asking at $2.9M. I believe the offers were very strong!
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Tue May 6, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
I also like and be sure to then type in your own address, so you can compare the crime in any new neighborhood with a neighborhood you already know.
Good luck!
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