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Home Selling in San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Jan Pickering answered:
Tue Feb 10, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
Generally I would say you should stick with tile in kitchens and bathrooms. Other than that, it's really an opinion kind of thing. Some people love hardwood and want that everywhere. Some people want carpet in just about every room. There really isn't a right answer of which one you should install. I think it's a good idea to talk to a real estate agent about it to figure out what is popular in your area. That way you can be sure that you get the most valuable option for your area. You should keep in mind that upkeep will be important and trends could change by the time you sell the house though.
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Thu Oct 16, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Your agent is the one that will need to have it removed for you.
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Mon Oct 13, 2014
Stephanie Jensen answered:
Best check with local building/zoning department for requirements and seek the assistance of the persons used to complete the work. There are building codes, minimum standards, permit filing and inspections that must be completed in order to correctly recognize the converted den as a bedroom. ... more
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Sun Oct 5, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Hardwood is great, yes. But be careful to consider the long-term appearance of less expensive flooring such as bamboo. I bought bamboo flooring about five years ago because the sales associate claimed that it was harder than oak or maple flooring. Well, my 45-pound dog's nails have left serious scratches on this "hard" wood. Don't discount carpet. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:

Curb appeal is very important. Many buyers like the look of grass.

Kind regards,

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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Randy Stoker answered:
A Corner lot may actually add value to your property since corner lots are normally larger in size than non-corner lots. Many times a corner lot offers access to rear yard area that could be used for RV access, or maybe a nice sized rear yard with swimming pool. The second best lot in my opinion is the end of a cul-de-sac as most of those parcels are larger in size. ... more
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
Only if you submit the plans to planning dept and after obtaining property permits. It gets forwarded to County recorders office. Many permits submitted by cities do not always get recorded or get recorded correctly. This is when one hires appraisers to record gla and show to sellers the proper sf.

Sam Shueh
Keller Wms Cupertino Realty
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ben Vorspan answered:
we're seeing far fewer short sales and foreclosures right now, which is causing prices to level out and helping us return to a more traditional housing market.

Obviously some people are still dealing with it, but thanks to the 30% value jump we saw in LA over the past 18 months, it's far fewer than before! ... more
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Ngiun

Trust you had a title company involved or a real estate attorney.

Work with them.

Weigh the costs and benefits, otherwise pass.

Good luck.

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Fri Aug 8, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Deo:

Your pool must have dried up since 2011.

What happened ?

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Fri Jul 25, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
This posting is over 3+ years ago!
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
Fri Jun 6, 2014
Mike Kenyon answered:
if your home was on MLS an has closed then the property's price should change automatically.
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Amit Singh answered:
Real estate commissions are always negotiable. Industry standard is 3% for listing and selling each. Talk to your realtor prior to engaging in their professional services.

Amit Singh
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Tue May 20, 2014
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello Esmeral8,

Is the transaction still ongoing or has it closed escrow? Is your house smaller with fewer bedrooms and/or bathrooms than the comparable home one street up that you speak of? If the transaction is still ongoing, you may want to talk to your Realtor about why this offer was accepted. You signed the contract, why did you sign if it was not the price and terms you wanted? These are things you need to discuss with your Realtor.

You should always work with a local Realtor who has a lot of local knowledge of the neighborhood and area. Realtors with local knowledge will best know the most current sales comparables and how to market your home so that you can obtain the highest and best offers.

However, if this sale has already closed escrow, you might want to see what your legal options are by consulting a real estate attorney.
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Sun May 18, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Clearly each site uses their own criteria to "guess-timate" value prior to an actual sale. While they both try to be accurate, there is no substitute for an appraisal from a licensed appraiser. ... more
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
This is a very unusual arrangement and must be approved by your second mortgage lender as well as everyone else. The math to figure out who owes what to who is generally pretty straight forward, but because your arrangement is unusual, you are going to need to speak directly to the Title Company you're working with for an explanation. Chances are you signed something authorizing them to make payments and they did what they believed was right, but the time to get this sorted out is as early as possible. Call them tomorrow morning first thing. ... more
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Lynne Tran answered:
You can also contact the local real estate association of which your realtor is a member of. The association usually have a staff member who can help you assess and investigate the next steps before you spend the money on arbitration and attorney fees. In Santa Clara County, examples of associations are the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. Another resource is the state's board of real estate, e.g. the California Bureau of Real Estate. ... more
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