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Robert Apple…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Thu Mar 19, 2015
Robert Applegate answered:
Menlo and Burlingame are the two most expensive areas in your search criteria.
You will get more for your money in any City between the two you mention.
Each one is different, so you should look at what they have to offer and decide which one you think best fits your life style. School district does matter because it drives value and thus appreciation.
From an investment perspective I would say that you should get similar appreciation if you stick with the right neighborhoods.
All the best,
Robert Applegate
Coldwell Banker
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Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in Oakland Ca 94605, CA
Fri Apr 12, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
$60 per night.... Call Helen (415) 583-3535 for all real estate needs and showings and sales today!

Non-toxic room in large two bedroom duplex available for short stay~1 week or so.

Suitable for chemically sensitive

Beautifully furnished

All amenities

Bay view

Sit-in garden

Large dining room

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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Sounds like you're making a statement as opposed to asking a question. House are increasing in price...

For a little perspective, we are only 50% of the way back to the prices of 2004-2006. And, today's buyers are FAR MORE Qualified than they were during the last boom.

We're definitely on an upward movement...whether it's good or bad remains to be seen.
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Thu Apr 18, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Well, the recession lasted, how long, 3-4 years; and some say we are still in it.
The Economy is a roller coaster ride; has been for two hundered years. It goes Up, and it goes down.

The advantage of Real Estate is that over the long term, it goes up. There has not been a seven year term when R.E. was down.
And, yes, no one CONTROLS the prices of Real Estate.
Remember, they aren't making any more of it!
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Fri Apr 12, 2013
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Jeff and Sue…, Real Estate Pro in Redwood City, CA
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Jeff and Sue Kockos answered:
It is very hot! Great location and price for the area! I will even rebate you 1% if you need a realtor to represent you. Feel free to contact me with any questions. 650.430.8587
I am available to show you the Meadows whenever you have time!.
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
Hopefully NONE. The government has no place in real estate or mortgage markets except to regulate it fairly. Government over-involvement has been the cause of almost every real estate market bust over the past 60 years. It's better they just stay out. ... more
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Wed Oct 30, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
Your question is very surprising, because there has NEVER been a dream of universal home ownership in America. If we take the term "universal" litterally it means "everyone" - and that has never been, and never can be, possible. Home ownership is much like "full employment." There will always be people starting out who need time to build up wealth and income so they can buy a home without over-extending themselves financially. Home ownership is a dream that is made true by individuals and families who work hard, save, and EARN the ability to own a home. That route is not for everyone, therefore not everyone can - or should - own a home. ... more
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Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Antoine Pirson answered:
Oakland cannot be generalized. There are many very good area's in Oakland, most San Franciscans may not know. What is a great, good or average or bad area, depends on your personal requirements, and if you want to live in the property or not. You should really interview an agent, and talk it through.
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charles butt…, Real Estate Pro in san jose, CA
Thu Apr 25, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you ADJ for your question:

Rentals in those neighborhoods are almost non existent.

Currently there are far more people who want to rent or buy homes in this area than there are homes for sale or rent.

For more information you may reach me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Wed Apr 10, 2013
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Tue Apr 9, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Put any issues in writing, keep a copy and send it to your landlord.
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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Mon Apr 8, 2013
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Randall Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Tue Apr 9, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
Get another job, or get a primary job that pays more or ask family for assistance.
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
A bunch of his buddies from the Q drop by his place and take it into protective custody.
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Thierry Abel, Real Estate Pro in Corte Madera, CA
Mon Apr 8, 2013
Thierry Abel answered:
Doesn't the county auction them (I will contact the county assessor's office)
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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Tue Apr 9, 2013
Terry Bell answered:
I think they make rooms look smaller, and nowadays the trend is towards open space and great rooms, even including the kitchen into the mix. Also, if you have any plans of selling in the future, you only narrow your buyer pool by not making the house as accessible and disability friendly as possible for the future, or maybe some new friends while you're still living there!. It doesn't sound like something you planned or wanted, so I vote to update the area! And when you're ready for a vacation home up here in the wine country, drop me a line! Best,
Terry Bell, CPS RE, Sonoma County, CA
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The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Fri Aug 16, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Overbidding is everywhere in the current Bay Area:

2 posts to read:

Current Bay Area Market NOT A Bubble: Top 5 Buyer Recommendations

Tough Year Ahead: Top 10 Issues Facing Bay Area Buyers

Like many Alameda County Realtors, I spend time almost every day writing offers. Each offer represents a client’s hopes, dreams and aspirations and, in many cases, their frustrations as offer after offer meets with rejection. While it’s true that we ARE getting offers accepted, when you have one property and thirty hopefuls, at the end of the day, only one gets the keys. The remaining twenty-nine go off to the succeeding round of open houses hoping to get lucky the next go-round. While some buyers may fade away in defeat, others join in the dance bringing new energy and hope to the melee.

While house after house comes on the market only to disappear just a few days later, one constant remains: multiple offers. It’s been so long since we’ve experienced a “normal market in the Bay Area – either we have a down market with multiple houses and one offer … or today’s red-hot market with one house receiving multiple offers. The trick is to figure out what type of market you are currently in and leverage that market to your advantage.

Since we’re currently in a seller’s market and multiple offers are a given, it’s important to understand the existing market metrics. In a recent meeting with Central County agents, Carole Rodoni,* President of Bamboo Consulting, outlined the following guidelines:

List Price Price per offer submitted
$200,000-$400,000: increase of $2,500-$5,000 for every offer including yours
$400,000-$800,000: increase of $7,500-$10,000 for every offer including yours
$800,000-$2,000,000: increase of $12,000-$15,000 for every offer including yours
$2,000,000 and above: increase of $20,000-$25,000 for every offer including yours

While it’s obvious that there are no absolutes here – every home receiving offers is different based on condition, amenities, location and a number of other factors – these formulas at least provide a framework with which to begin. The fundamental key is determining whether or not any give property’s list price is realistic – if it’s low, you have to adjust upwards; high, you tweak it down. Another key is trying to get feedback from the listing agent as to how many offers are either already in hand or anticipated.

Thinking of simply writing an offer at list price? Your chances in the current market closely resemble those of a snowball in a very hot place … it may look pretty for a few seconds, but will quickly disappear in a burst of steam.

*Carole Rodoni was formerly President of Fox and Carskadon Real Estate, Chief Operating Officer of Cornish and Carey Real Estate, and President of Alain Pinel Realtors.
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Julie Horvath, Real Estate Pro in Blacklick, OH
Fri Jan 1, 2016
Julie Horvath answered:
Hi Seanf,
How less than perfect is the score? I am able to offering financing to borrower's down to a 620 credit score through either FHA, VA (if you are eligible) and Fannie Mae. I would be happy to speak with you and go over your credit with you to determine what you can do to make impactful improvements to your score if necessary. I can be reached at 866.901.3570 and would be happy to assist you in anyway that I can.
Julie A. Horvath
Northpointe Bank
Area Manager
555 Metro Place North, Suite 320
Dublin, OH 43017
NMLS ID: 563029
866.901.3570 phone
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Sandra Lehto…, Real Estate Pro in New Ipswich, NH
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Sandra Lehtonen answered:
Hi Alison,

Thank you for writing in. This is a great question. There are a few options available to the homeowner who is facing foreclosure. They are as follows:

For a temporary fix:
1. File Bankruptcy;

For a more permanent fix:
1. Contact your current lien holder to request a loan modification;
2. Contact your current lien holder to ask about a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure;
3. Foreclosure.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Thank you,

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