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Home Buying in Palo Alto : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 10, 2018
Daniel Philips answered:
You can search it on where you can find discount real estate agents for a purchase!
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Thu Dec 7, 2017
Matthewjones145 answered:
When my family and I moved into our new home, we were upset the master bedroom closet mirror door was cracked, and wasn't reported on the home inspection addendum. Also the whole condominium was suppose painted, and it wasn't, the places it was painted didn't match the wall. The carpet wasn't done professionally, but had spots of dirt in the carpet. The contract per the addendum was breached. What should I do about this? ... more
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
It may depend on your situation. Do you plan the live there short-term, or many years?

Kind regards,

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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Mark Howe answered:
Bank of America has some of the most competitive Jumbo mortgage Rates in the market, especially for borrowers with good credit. I have helped hundreds of clients buy or refinance with Jumbo loans over the past 6 years, and my clients almost always give me the feedback that our rates are the lowest.

Any clients looking for further information or a rate quote for our Jumbo loan program, please feel free to contact me directly. My email address is, and my phone number is 360-643-1471

Jumbo loans are great options for the following reasons:
-Interest rates lower than conventional loans
-Increased buying power
-Fixed or adjustable rate options
-Interest only available

Mark Howe
Senior Loan Officer
Bank of America
NMLS # 870634
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Luzia.fine asked:
I am under a housing contract with a financial contingency. But I soon realized that it is not a good deal. Currently, I have a new job offer, which I can start at any time. Can I change…
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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:

I do run across fixer-uppers from time to time. What price range are you looking at please?
It will be important to check with the city on GLA Gross Living Area, setbacks, and other factors. It would be good to have a contractor consult with you on costs and possibilities.
Please let me know the price and type of home you are looking for, and I can let you know if I know of anything. You can email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Sam Shueh answered:
Yes and no. Let a health consultant advise you.
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Dsfjkhjkjfkdshjkhdgsf7653 asked:
We bought our home 6 years ago for about $700K. It's worth $950K to $1M today. We have an outstanding loan balance of about $450K.
We've saved about $1M for our next house, which…
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Wed Apr 6, 2016
horsense answered:
Fredonia, WI

We currently are living in a 113 Yr. old Cream City Brick farm house on 70 acres along the Milwaukee River. This has been our corner of heaven. The home has kept us busy for 20 years. Each update has been carefully planned. We have not changed any layout design. The beauty has been revealed countless times as each project was completed. The refinished hardwood floors sparkle in the sunlight. New electrical wiring and panel have enhanced the safety of our home. New septic system is a major update. We put in a gas furnace early in our arrival. About the only thing left is new windows. When they say your home is an investment they are NOT kidding. We love our home everyday! We currently have it up for sale and hope that the new owners will love it too! We are hoping there will not be too many problems with home inspection! ... more
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Sun Jul 19, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Fri Jul 10, 2015
Norman Alessandrini Warren Weston answered:
I agree with the other agents, it depends on area and int. rates, generally speaking the market is softer in the fall, but in an area like Palo Alto not so much.
If I can be of any assistance let me know.
At your service,
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Antonio Prado answered:
Hello wy30422,

There is a good article on Bloomberg about 2011 ( see reference below), but to summarize the article there were too many companies going public in 2011 out of Palo Alto that created a lot of wealth in the area.

Antonio Prado
Better Homes and Gardens
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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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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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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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