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Jessica Sadl…, Renter in South San Francisco,...
Jessica Sadler asked:
Is there a way I can filter out senior communities? We cannot afford a condo or house in our current location, but there are many great mobile home parks that we've been looking at. Many of them are 55 communities and it would be nice…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2016 Home Buying in Redwood City
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Below Market Rate Homes
Years ago, finding someone who did not know how much their house was worth, selling by owner, trying to save some money, was easy to find. Not any longer.

You can buy a fixer or re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 8, 2016 Home Buying in 94015
John Mcdonne…, Other/Just Looking in 94015
John Mcdonnell asked:
can I see listing price for a sold home? When you send me the information on the sale of a property, why don't you incclude the listing price. All I see is the average for area etc. I would like to know how much of a premium…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 25, 2016 Home Buying in 94015
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
2 full time incomes from same person count towards home qualify? One is multi year, 2nd just started. Looking for prequal to $1.5m 20% down. rate?
Hi Ann,

You would be able to use the income from the first job as you have establish 2 years or more of income from that job, but the income from the 2nd job could not be used to und ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2016 Home Buying in 94401
 Tinoresident, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Tinoresident answered:
Can I Purchase a Land But Build a Prefabricated House on it?
If you are building a prefabricated house that meets California Building Code (CBC), it is considered as a site build home. You should not have issues with the local building departmen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 22, 2016 Home Buying in San Mateo
Rwoo1998, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Rwoo1998 answered:
Is Portola Highlands area foggy?
I live on Portola Heights since 2008. No, it is windy but not foggy. The fog line is very obviously parted on the Berkshire dr/College Dr. where the Skyline college exit to route 35. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 2, 2016 Home Buying in San Bruno
Alexander Gr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alexander Greer answered:
In 2016, how is Redwood City considered to be in terms of buying house?
It is a fantastic area for the prices.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 22, 2016 Home Buying in Redwood City
Alexander Gr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Alexander Greer answered:
How is woodside plaza area consider to be for buying SFH?
Great!


I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2016 Home Buying in Redwood City
Vcguerra, Home Buyer in Burlingame, CA
Vcguerra answered:
Who insures homes in Hillsborough?
try Farmer's, Nicky Papadakis
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2016 Home Insurance in Burlingame
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I get a loan without income verification and less than 5% down?
Lionheart,
No, I can't think of any program that would consider your current situation. Lending rules tightened up significantly after the mortgage melt down. Even then, someone in ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 6, 2016 Home Buying in Daly City
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Overbidding by 300K, will market craziness ever stop??
Almost 2 years later it is still a crazy market. We have had a few people from the Belmont area selling high, retiring and moving up to the foothills.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 25, 2016 Home Buying in 94002
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answered:
Looking in Brisbane 3bed/2bth. We are relocating due to my new job (it is in SSF).
Brisbane consistently produces students who excel in HS and University studies, and beyond. That is the truest measure of quality IMO.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2016 Foreclosure in Brisbane
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answered:
Why the difference in price between these two homes?
1. Compare actual sales not asking prices.
2. Compare features that drive price. The homes have many differences you can see.
3. As the realtors noted: listing prices are intended to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2016 Home Buying in Brisbane
Tina Peters, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Tina Peters answered:
I currently live in CA and plan on moving to WA. I want to purchase a home instead of renting, can I purchase while still living in CA? What steps?
Hi Perrick86,

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home. I would recommend talking to a mortgage broker who will match you with a lender, and then a realtor who is licensed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 27, 2015 Home Buying in South San Francisco
Perrick86, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Perrick86 answered:
I am planning to buy a home in SSF and looking mostly at buri buri and westborough. Is parkway area a good neighborhood?
I have lived in Winston Manor area which is a skip from Buri area and Westborough. Honestly, if your family is small and not looking for oversized, then Buri Buri would be good. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2015 Home Buying in South San Francisco
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Tenants were using my rental property as a grow house. The damages are extensive. I am considering foreclosure. Please share thoughts?
Hi,

For starters, it is a good idea to document everything.

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2015 Foreclosure in 94015
Bryan, Home Buyer in California
Bryan asked:
The GreatSchools ratings are out of date in my area, when will they be updated? In my area (SF Bay Area), the school ratings do not match the data on GreatSchools.org. When will this data be updated?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 12, 2015 Home Buying in 94402
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