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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi, Would you consider a lease option on the South Bay?

All the best,

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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Mariah Bradford answered:
This is most appropriately a question for your CPA. However, in my experience it is true that the lender will only allow credits for closing costs. Therefore, if the Realtor gives you cash above that, ONE of you needs to pay taxes on it. Not knowing the details, it makes sense to me that if they gave you more than $600 they would give you a 1099 in order for THEM to avoid paying taxes for YOUR money. However, double check that with your CPA or accountant. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Mehran Saky | Broker answered:
To get an idea/range, you are looking at about $350 per sq ft. Keep in mind that some other factors will impact the above price per sq,ft. This is what I'm targeting currently for two of my buyers who are buying that area. ... more
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Todd Scheid answered:
Hi Brittney,

I know you have received a lot of great answers but thought I would add my two cents. I am putting a home on the Market TODAY, it is in Walnut Creek (although it is zoned to Lafayette Schools which makes it a bit more valuable than most Walnut Creek homes.) I live in Walnut Creek (I moved from Lafayette 8 years ago) and while prices are still down, anything good that hits the market is getting multiple offers. If you updated the kitchen, you should be in good shape. Have you had a CMA done by a Professional Realtor?


Todd Scheid
Alain Pinel Realtors
(925) 323-6150 cell
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Joe answered:

Is "experiential learning" or "experimental learning" all that great? Is that like "new math" 30 years ago? Test scores are extremely important. The MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and SAT value test scores. If you score low, you don't get in to a top tier school, plain and simple. Too many American children are taught that scores don't mean that much and thus don't put an emphasis on scores. Then the foreign students end up getting a higher SAT, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT higher than an American born student whose first language is English! It is no wonder why over 50% of PHD programs across USA are made up of foreign students, mostly from China, Russia, and India. It is no wonder that medical schools are heavily weighted with med students from India. ... more
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
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Thu May 10, 2012
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
I would suggest you compare your days on market to the average days on market from MLS.

By the way, who do you use to stage your listings? What's the average cost?
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Thu May 10, 2012
Craig Bosse answered:
That depends? Where is the home? In a rural or city setting? Why are there few or no comps in the area? Are there very few comparables because this home is much larger/smaller ?

There is no simple catch all on what you should do. It would depend more on the home. Can you give us more details? ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
It's all about chemistry. If you're not comfortable and you're the client it's your choice. The agent should have thick enough skin to suck it up and move on. I've had personality conflicts, bad vibes, et al with clients in the past and gladly separated myself from the situation. You're the buyer/client and you have to feel comfortable and confident with the RE professional you're dealing with. ... more
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