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Sat Sep 4, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Home Buyer,


The number for the Waterford is listed and is probably your best source for answers to your questions.

Best, Steve
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
David J. Weed answered:
Ask around at church, spread the word. There are lot's of folks who don't want their heirs getting ahold of their assets and selling them off(they may not admit it) or just want to have their name on a plaque and be remembered for something good.

David J. Weed
Realtor ® /Mortgage Broker
20+ Years!
Realty Financial Network Incorporated
RFN Realty, dba

CA Dept. Real Estate #01005707

1399 Ygnacio Valley Road #201

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Cell: 925-360-1222 (Best)
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Suzanne Looker answered:
Hi Rose,
I would be happy to answer your questions. Please send me your email address so I can keep the information private.
Thank you,
Suzanne Looker
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Michael Russell answered:
When I was a new agent; with a question like this I went to my broker. The worst case is the buyer decides to walk and you help them with another property. Is the total $8k off of the agreed on sales price? Is the sales price full c.m.a. value? What is the house worth approx. with $11,500 of new carpet, hvac, etc.? Has the appraisal already been done? Is your buyer still in the option(grace) period? There is too much we don't know; ask your broker. best of luck! ... more
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Mon May 26, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:

Your best resource for accurate information is likely the District Office. Our recommendation is to be in touch with them so you can be certain of having reliable information.

Good luck with your move!

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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Fred Glick answered:
There are many studies out there, but it depends what your neighbors do.

If you have the same house as everyone else and you are the only one with the panels, you should see a nice bump in the value of your place because the cost to operate would be so much less.

That also helps more buyers to qualify because it would be an energy efficient home.

What values will actually be when it's time to sell, no one knows.

So, do it if it makes sense for you financially now and hope your neighbors don't try to play keep up with the Jones'!

Fred Glick
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Wed May 5, 2010
Bob Georgiou answered:

From one perspective that number is hard to justify. Most of the inventory I have seen and I have been advising my clients that $300 psf is closer to the correct number.
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Fri May 7, 2010
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Mani and thanks for your post.

If you are referring to the actual architectural style of modern/contemporary, characterized by a proliferation of glass, often steel or metal framing, and non-traditional roof lines and exteriors with both vertical and horizontal elevations favoring sloped or rounded lines rather than "straight" lines for anything under $2 or 3 million, you may find that it is difficult (nee "impossible") to locate such a home. True contemporary home designs are often custom houses and, as such, as far more difficult to find.

If your price range does not accommodate a custom built property, then you will most likely find homes that either "ranch" (for older homes) or, in the new homes market, you'll mostly likely see a style that developers have dubbed "California Spanish" or "California Contemporary." Neither styles are truly 'contemporary" from a design standpoint, but it is the type of home most buyers prefer.

To find a great home in both your price range and meeting your specific design and tastes, talk with a qualified agent in your area. Good luck!!

Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hi Dean,

2-4 week period is very very short time to get a rental. I would suggest staying at a'll probably end up paying the same amount on a daily rate. Good luck.

Kamal Randhawa
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
Suzanne Looker answered:
Congradulations on your move! There is so much information that we can share with you. I would strongly advise that you go to our websites and choose a couple realtors to interview over the phone. You will be best served by committing to a realtor familiar with all your preferred cities of interest.
Suzanne Looker
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Tue May 31, 2011
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Sat Feb 13, 2010
Alex Dohaini answered:
There is some programs that you don't have to pay a down payment you have to qualify . Please call me if you have an question 3132474844
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
The home owner will need to contact the home retention department at their bank or mortgage company. The bank will not talk to third parties without written authorization by the home owner. ... more
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Sat Feb 6, 2010
Allen answered:
I am also thinking about the Village Square Coummunity which is in Plesant Hill. These two communities are very close to each other. There is one listed as short sale I saw online for 47 VILLAGE SQUARE Pl ,Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Is there any experienced agent works for those area and can give us some advise?

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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Thom Colby answered:

Yes and No, It really depends upon the lender9s) who hold the current mortgage(s). Sometimes the lenders want to make sure the property is being sold in an "arm's length transaction" . That is, they want to make certain the person who is selling the property is not buying with a straw buyer to keep the property and continue to live in it after defaulting.

Best be upfront with the current lenders so there's no surpise at closing !


Thom Colby
Broker / REALTOR
Orange County, CA
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
If you have auto insurance, try them. Most of the time, they will give a discount for condo-unit owner's policy with your auto policy if placed within the same company. Review the coverage and ask questions. You don't want the agent to give you a policy that's dirt cheap, but doesn't cover anything. ... more
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Tue Apr 20, 2010
Suzanne Looker answered:
Hi Joy,
Rossmoor is confusing at first with some of the units condos and others coops. I would be happy to provide you with any or all the current Rossmoor listings and discuss the fiscal requirements offline. Please contact me if you would like to receive them.
Suzanne Looker
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Thu Dec 17, 2009
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Mon Nov 30, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Seller:

All things are possible provided you have a credit score high enough and down payment sufficient enough to qualify. You can contact two people:

Jay Weisbrod at Lighthouse Lending at 925-855-8006
Jay Deimling at Property Network at 408-806-9870

Jay W. is a former VP at WaMu in the loans department and is well connected with lenders. Jay D is a 25 year plus veteran of home loans and I've found him to be wonderful in getting the most impossible things done. Both loan brokers are excellent and, if a lender in our area will allow you to close in two weeks, these are the two gentlemen who can make it possible.

Let both of them know I referred you, so that they can begin working on your file right away.

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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