Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Selling in 95159 : Real Estate Advice

  • All0
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying0
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 132
Wed Jul 27, 2016
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

Banks will generally count 75% of the rental income for a property that is purchased for investment purposes.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Mon Jul 11, 2016
April Tavares answered:
Hi Jesse,

Great question. There are many factors to consider to answer it. The cost of staging varies based on the number of rooms you are staging, whether or not you are bringing in all the furniture and accessories or using a mix of both your own items along with items brought in by the stager. The size of your home is also another factor influencing the overall cost.

Realtor, DRE License #01742179
Montalvo Realty
408-309-5471 (direct)
408-867-7272 (office)
... more
0 votes 29 answers Share Flag
Thu Jun 5, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
You know very well that we are not allowed, BY LAW, to discuss commissions in an open forum:
Why do you do this to us?
0 votes 18 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Having lived in this area for 15 years, I would bet on Morgan Hill. Prices there have more room to climb and Porter Lane is in one of the less desirable neighborhoods in San Jose. But, if you're looking to work in San Jose, there are other options available. ... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Jose Romero answered:

As far as i understand, If buyer is an FHA buyer, seller can NOT keep the deposit, no matter what. Good luck!
0 votes 13 answers Share Flag
Mon Nov 5, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
Is that where he listing it for 50% of market value, holds one open house and ask each person to submit a bid at the open house? If that is the case you are missing out on potentially great buyers. Not all buyers have the opportunity to see a house on one specific day. I recommend that seller allow at least 7 full days of marketing in order for all buyers to have the opportunity. Also the agents that do that have creating a reputation among other agents and buyers because of listing so low.

If it is a traditional auction, that usually has either a minimum bid set. The winning bidder also is responsible for paying an auction premium. Not all buyers are qualified with an additional 10% over and above their down and closing. This too will limit the buyer looking at the property.

What both of these do is bring cash buyers and buyers who have more money down. And those buyers are much more tight with how much they pay for a property. You will get it sold quickly.

As for pricing just below market, that is not a bad marketing strategy.
... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Mon Feb 3, 2014
Elena Talis answered:
Privacy and the view will make this unit more desirable for other people, the same way you liked it more than other units. Desirability translates in higher prices. You are doing well. ... more
0 votes 20 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 30, 2013
Joseph Pytcher answered:
If you are not happy with your realtor, I would highly suggest finding a new one. One whom you can trust and who is in constant communication.
0 votes 26 answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 20, 2014
The Medford Team answered:
Not sure what the difference would be between what you have now and what you are proposing - do you mean that you have crab grass now but you want to remove it and install a normal lawn? Or do you want to replace the existing "lawn" with some other type of ground cover? ... more
0 votes 26 answers Share Flag
Sat Oct 20, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
The last recorded sale was July 29th, 2011. It is not showing as an active listing on the MLS
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Mon Oct 15, 2012
Elena Talis answered:
Definitely get a lawyer. Real estate agents usually are not involved with the distribution of the sale proceeds. The title company does it based on the available documentation. Again, get a lawyer. ... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 24, 2013
Alan May answered:
Having an affair with a married person is a breach of ethics right there... whether it's a Realtor, Butcher, Baker or Candlestick Maker.
0 votes 23 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 13, 2013
John Juarez answered:

The appraisal is a very important part of the loan approval process but an appraisal that comes in at the agreed upon sale price does not guarantee loan approval. The underwriting process also includes updated credit investigation, employment verification, and debt ratio computation. There may be other factors as deemed appropriate by the underwriter.

This is just a summary, by the way. Additional detail should be provided by your Realtor and mortgage professional.
... more
0 votes 13 answers Share Flag
Mon Jun 18, 2012
Erica Glessing answered:
Hi Pam,
Do you mean, is it a seller's market? It is more of a seller's market than we have seen for a long time!

I'm just about to go to press with a new book called "Sell Your House Fast for the Right Price" written by great agents nationwide (and five great agents in this area) and I'll update Trulia when it is ready for reading!!!

We're seeing a very strong market here with multiple offers as long as the home is priced sexy. Photos are really important, and the front of the house dressing, because people want to see lots of pictures on the internet before they leave their homes.

Good luck! Ask any other questions, I'm a 95132 expert!

... more
0 votes 22 answers Share Flag
Sun May 27, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
Congratulations for getting this back on the market. I went in and deleted it from my listings. Try it again. If that doesn't work, call Trulia directly.

I look forward to seeing how your buyer has transformed this awesome home.

Have an amazing weekend.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Jul 10, 2017
Laura Coffey answered:
Commission is always negotiable. There is no set fee. Some broker's charge a flat fee (you get what you pay for) and some charge a commission.
0 votes 17 answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 2, 2013
John van Dyk answered:
I checked this address through the MLS and do not show any homes on this street selling in the range you mention. Please call me at 408 202 4460 if you require additional info on homes in this area or any other south bay properties.
Intero Real Estate Services
... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Elena Talis answered:
It depends... I had situations when purchase money loan was closed in 14 days, in other situations it was up to 45 days. For refinancing, 3 months is not unusual. Contact me directly and I will be able to put you in touch with good mortgage brokers that can evaluate your situation and give you a direct answer. ... more
0 votes 13 answers Share Flag
Sat May 5, 2012
Lance King answered:
Most buyers are going to want to do their own contractor's inspection, so one could argue why do it. However, if you have your own prior to listing and discover issues you can include with disclosures and make your offer price reflective of that reality to avoid credit requests later. You should do a pest report because they put a dollar amount on those, and again, if there is a significant amount you can either do repairs or price accordingly. ... more
0 votes 19 answers Share Flag
Sun Feb 19, 2017
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
And if you list 40% higher than the current marketplace I believe you are unrealistic.... Only hope you would have is to get a ALL CASH Buyer and I consider that unlikely. Best of Luck ... more
0 votes 95 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6
Search Advice