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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Mary
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Lee Coop answered:
only very specific buildings accept these vouchers, you need to go online and look at that list. Then of those 500 properties in NoCal, each building is only required to house 10% occupancy of MTW vouchers, they may already reach their quota. Buildings that accept MTW vouchers are taking a loss when accepting a tenant on the voucher so they do the bare minimum to reach it (unfortunately greed). You may be on a waiting list for unto 2.5 years for a unit that accepts your voucher.
Good luck, its brutal out there.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
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Sat Mar 4, 2017
Robspace2 answered:
I grew up in Pacifica in the 60s. We lived in the Sharp Park area in the early 60s, and then we moved to Linda Mar in the mid 60's. Linda Mar, back in the valley, a few miles from the sea, get's alot of sun . Well, more then the coastal area does. And, alot more then Sharp Park. It's like this. If you want to look at the ocean, then you will be seeing alot more fog. If you like hills, and don't mind a 10 min. drive to the ocean, then the rear valley area is best. For you realtors out there, my parents , in 63, bought a brand new home in the valley area near Terra Nova High, with 3 bed. 2 bath, full double car garage, and playroom area downstairs, which became my brothers room, and full electric kitchen, with disposal and dishwasher built in, all for the great sum of $17,500! We were the first people to live in this house, and all the carpet and everything was brand new. Great price eh? Now, that's when it was affordable to make the commute to "The City" to work every day. But, there was no buses in the city then, which sucked for us kids, not yet old enough to drive. But, we made it to the Linda Mar beach every day to surf. I have great memories of living there back then. Very countrylike and quiet. ... more
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Elyse Giuli asked:
This place also has to be pet friendly
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Giangelo answered:
Hey Hm50420,

There are so many variables and it's based on your situation and what you are looking for. There isn't a lot of inventory at the moment because it's the winter time and properties are starting to go back on to the market.

What I would wondering would be:
- How much could you afford?
- What type of property are you looking for?
- What's your goal in a few years and what's your situation like?

I lived in the area my whole life and I can definitely help you. You can reach out to me at (415) 890-6451 or giangelo@vanguardsf.com. You can also ook me up on google and look for Gi'angelo Bautista at Vanguard Properties.
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a local realtor to assist you.
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Fri Feb 10, 2017
abdives asked:
I just created a rental listing on your site. It is currently not being shown on the site when I try to search for the rental posting that I had created.
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Cash For your Home answered:
It depends on who is involved and what your agreement is. I buy houses cash from the seller and I pay the closing costs. And that is the way it usually goes.
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Janet Terry asked:
I have a small 13 lb Chihuahua that's well behaved. Please-----only send me listings that WILL accept one small dog!
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Robert Carricaburu asked:
Mon Jan 30, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Mayzin26, what are you looking at or are you thinking of selling and buying? The single family homes in Serra Monte start from 738k for 3bd 2ba home.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

You will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 424k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20% down to purchase over 2.5 million.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

The photos have been removed from our display as you requested.

https://www.trulia.com/homes/California/Redwood_City/sold/7392468-304-Sequoia-Ave-Redwood-City-CA-94061



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Angelica
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Grace Mgrdechian asked:
someone created a bogus listing based on a listing I had on Zillow... I have removed it but now, cannot recreate it with the appropriate mls #. please help.
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Mterickson, be very cautious. The rentals in San Mateo start from $1,200 for 2bd 2ba apt and up.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

If you decide you want to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather documentation such as one month paystubs, two month bank statements, last two year tax returns, 1040s, 1099s, W2s and all schedules, copies of drivers license/ID and social security card for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

You could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket
expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.

You may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 417k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The purchase in San Mateo start from 338k for 1bd 1ba condo and up so if you decide to buy you may want to research nearby cities prices as well.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
24+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
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Tue Dec 27, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding your concern.



Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Trulia Consumer Care
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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