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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Mmts889 asked:
because the pavement issue. The inspector claimed that she could see the pavement through real estate website.
thanks
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Linda Lowe answered:
Coyote Park! It has it all...beaches, hiking trails, nature museum, zoo, picnic areas and a large playground
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Leilani Ishaan answered:
Foster City is a beautiful, family oriented city with well maintained twenty one parks provide a wide variety of sporting facilities including plenty of tennis courts, soccer fields and basketball courts. E.g., Sea Cloud Park has 6 baseball diamonds for Little League teams. There are even bocce ball courts, swimming beaches and a nine hole golf course & driving range.

Plenty of restaurant
Very quiet city, with plenty of stores
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Fri May 16, 2014
Bryan answered:
San Mateo upgraded its levees in 2012. South Shoreview and Parkside are no longer in a flood zone. See http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=1796. The house you mentioned is in North Shoreview (north of the creek at 3rd) which unfortunately is still considered a flood zone AFAIK. ... more
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Tue May 28, 2013
Ines Malardino answered:
A little late here but if you are still looking, I personally found Monteil Tree Service to be excellent with
the lowest price. Miguel Monteil can be reached at 408 836 1599. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Depends on where you want to go. Start with the San Mateo County Transit District:
http://www.smctd.com/
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Victoria Ferrando answered:
Are you referring tobtgecFarm Hill Vista complex? If so, then yes.
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Wed May 30, 2012
McGuire Rentals answered:
I highly recommend Holly Brand of Wells Fargo. She is extremely knowledgable.

holly.brand@wellsfargo.com 650 270 4800

Pam Zaragoza, Mcguire Real Estate, www.realestateforfamilies.com, 650 867 8951 ... more
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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Michael Kaprielian answered:
Hi Jane,
The area that you mentioned in San Mateo is called the Lauriedale area and at the present time there are no active listings for rent in that area on the MLS website. At the present time there are only 11 properties in the city of San Mateo that are for rent on the MLS and the prices range from $2,400 to $7,500 depending on size and location.
I would recommend that you start with the website listed below which is the public side of the same website that Realtors use.
http://www.mlslistings.com/

Always the Best,
Michael
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Sun May 8, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Professional code of ethics would prevent any Realtor to render an opinion.

If you have concerns search for another area(s)

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Mon Oct 4, 2010
Go_leir answered:
I recommend the Hayward Park area. Just a few blocks away from downtown (4-12 blocks), fabulous neighborhood with houses from the 1920s, mostly charming craftsman cottages with lovely well-tended gardens, with a mix of some upgraded and some newer houses. Fantastic walking area, very settled, safe, full of character, and you get to walk through Central Park on your way to downtown. A bike lane runs through the central street (Palm Avenue). ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Moxa Chiu answered:
Hi Tish,
Sure it is a concern for home buyers. After evaluating and comparing all the choices, I chose to live here (26 years), grow my children here, grow my business here even the price of property cost more here. This is just my opinion. Local police Department will be the best person to address your concern.
Should there be anything I might help, feel free to contact me .
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Wilma L answered:
Check out crimereports.com for crime data. It's a great resource.
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Wilma L answered:
These are the rates for San Bruno:
http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/finance_proposedrates.html

Belmont Water: http://www.belmont.gov/subContent.asp?CatId=240000292

Belmont Sewer: http://www.belmont.gov/Upload/Document/D240004045/XI.%20SEWER.pdf
Looks like you can calculate current rates here:
http://www.belmont.gov/subContent.asp?CatId=240001822

San Mateo Sewer: http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?nid=1085
San Mateo Water:
http://www.calwater.com/your_district/index.php?District=bay
Click on rates to the left for more info

Belmont is proposing higher rates also:
http://www.belmont.gov/Upload/Document/D240004676/FY09-10SSCNotice%20-%20Final.pdf
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
David Tapper answered:
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. The crime while the owners lived there should be very easy to prove.
You need to talk with a real estate attorney and you also need to determine what you want. Are you hoping to get out of the contract, or money back?

If it was a short sale, I don't know if you will get anything, but if the seller received cash at the close of escrow, you may have a case. Either way you need to do two things.

Talk with your real estate agent and his or her broker. If you do not have all the disclosures, have your agent get them for you.

Bring the contract, and ALL the disclosures to an attorney you trust. If you do not know one, I will refer you to two.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this.

Regards,

Dave Tap Tapper
Realtor
Cashin Company
www.Davidtapper.com
650-403-6252
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Sun Jan 18, 2009
Al answered:
Check Diana out:

http://www.diananotary.com/
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Fri Sep 21, 2007
Ms Ewing asked:
do you know of any that you would sare the info.?
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