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Thu Aug 21, 2008
Phyllis Leslie asked:
Thu Feb 26, 2015
Gail Gladstone answered:
Your best bet is to call around to some local landscapers and see what they charge. I have a 1/4 acre and have paid $2000 for a season and am now paying $135/month.
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Tue Oct 21, 2008
Jorge answered:
It is a good time, prices are 50-60% down. Prices already rolled back about 5 years at least. Houses are all over, best area considered prime is the southside of the city. Check for short sales and make an offert. Commuting to San Jose is not bad but in the long run it will get difficult, gas is expensive and car maintenance will add, also think about the increase in risk. I leave in the area for 4 years and drive down to San Jose. I wish I move closer to my work place. If interested I will refer you to a local real estate agent.
Hope this help you.
Jorge.
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Nancy Linder answered:
It depends on the Buyer. However, a Sunporch can be used in rain or shine, keeps the bugs out, and if it possilbe, has the ability to close the windows for year-round enjoyment! Neither a deck nor a sunporch technically add value to a home, but it does make the home more desirable to buyers making them willing to pay a little more than other comparable homes. A deck has to be maintained more often and is only practical when it is warm outside (not in the cold weather or the Hot summer). My vote would be the sunporch for it's versibility. Also, since you are in South Hampton the typical buyer for that area would prefer a sunporch over a deck. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Joanna Lane answered:
I suggest you call your local Town Hall and to speak to someone in the Tax Assessor's Office.
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Sun Jun 29, 2008
Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA answered:
Go to the Building Department and ask that question. This is public information and they will give it to you. If the City has a website with a place to check permits, you may be able to get this information online.
Good Luck from an architect in San Jose.
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Fri Jan 28, 2011
The Florida Property Experts answered:
Make up some flyers and distribute them to the local real estate offices. Offer a discount if the agent uses your services on multiple houses or sends you additional business.

Once you get the first call...do excellent work and earn the referrals. ... more
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Sat Aug 9, 2008
Mark Roncone answered:
I would continue to try and work it out with the HOA or contact an attorney. I would not put it up without approval.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
John Savignano answered:
You should check with the local building inspector. I believe its not the closet that determines a bedroom, but it has to have a means of egress, in case of fire and if you are on a septic system, you would need a septic system that is rated for the number of bedrooms. certainly people will expect a closet. ... more
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Fri Sep 26, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Ana,

Though you're probably looking for interior photos, I wanted to let you know that we have a picture of this home at the link below and Street View is also available which will allow you to check out the surrounding area.

Good luck with your search.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Thu Jun 5, 2008
Marisol Perez answered:
Lcm1* is what appears as the zoning. County use code: Single Family Residence. About what private means I will have to get back with you on that answer. But I don't think it means anything special. ... more
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Fri Jun 6, 2008
Michelle Hall answered:
Hi John,
Market value is generally determined by similiar properties that have sold recently rather than those currently for sale. Your area realtor who specializes in vacant lots can give you a market value of that land.
Michelle Hall
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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Fri Jan 30, 2009
Michelle Hall answered:
Dear Janet,
It is better to have your home professionally staged AND vacant! That's why new home builders hire professional decorators and when the house is vacant it's always available to show and always clean!
If you feel up to the task you can stage it yourself and save that way but be sure to look at model homes and ask your realtor for their advise on the decorating.
Michelle Hall
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Colorado
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Wed May 21, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
You can google for a local real estate agent office, request for the info. and showing. Never sign or purchase a home unless you have your own personal real estate agent who represents you. We answer soooo many emails, calls daily when a tenant or buyer did not have an agent was taken advantage of. ... more
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
I assume you just moved in. Do not worry at this time about what adds more value. This is your home. Which option will give you more enjoyment?
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
In many instances for historic homes in order to purchase if zoned in historic city as restrictions anything for replacement has to that time period.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Ken Dooley answered:
Nate,

You need to consult with an architect. They are responsible for signing off on any drwaings required by the city before a permit is issued. The city has strict standards and codes that need to be adhered to which may require work on the structure of the building to support a deck.

Best of luck, Ken.
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Tue May 6, 2008
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Ruth Miller answered:
Curb appeal and the neighborhood are the first things a buyer looks at.
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