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Home Selling in Santa Clara County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 10, 2015
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Homeowner:

With respect to the question which is best for you, the answer is different depending upon whether or not your primary purpose is for maximum resale value or ease of maintenance, low cost, and durability.

Essentially for the purposes of maximizing resale value, it is almost impossible to beat solid hardwood, whether it is Oak, Maple Cherry, Mahogany Black Walnut or any other hardwood or combinations of hardwoods.

The engineered woods and laminates are often very durable, easier to maintain and often less expensive, but they generally have less market appeal on resale and contribute less to the market value of the house for the purposes of resale.

For more information, please call me on my cell phone: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
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Sun Sep 14, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
You are complicating this unnecessarily:
Whether two properties are next door or down the block makes no diff.
You should enlist that help of a local Realtor, trust them, and let them do the work for you.

Good luck and may God bless
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Bamboo is a great choice, it's very strong, durable and not pricey! It also looks alot better and doesn't have that hollow cardboard sound when you walk on it.

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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Terri Vellios answered:
Yes. I know both products. You will want to make sure of the water table and you may want to get an elevation certificate which may dictate your financial options to build

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Fri Jan 20, 2012
Susi Yarbrough-Salhaney answered:
I would certainly have one inspector come out to perform a general inspection. He/she would be able to let you know if it's necessary to do other inspections, ie: roof/HVAC, etc.

How long has it been since you've painted the inside/outside?
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Terri Vellios answered:
The answer to this will require more information than is provided in this forum. You have options and each have their draw backs. If you have an agent you trust and they are familiar the selling aspect you may want to contact them directly. If not, meet with an experienced broker who will go over all your options in person so that you can make an informed decision for you and your family.

This is too big a decision to decide on the internet.

All the best to you.
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
BG answered:
I heard foot traffic increases in Summer -> equate to rise in price ? not a clue !
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:

This depends on the buyer's needs. In our location we have a lot of international buyers that because of their situation prefer property that is furnished. In this scenario, at a later date they can update furnisings as they go without being inconvenienced initially.

The fact of the matter is that most buyers owning their own furniture prefer buying a property that is empty and waiting for them to just move their things into.

Don't be fooled by "estimates" offered by any company ....even though they can be fairly accurate...on the other hand they can be very far off the mark. Your best approach is to seek and wouk via a licensed real estate professional that can guide you through the process and look out for your personal interests.

Good luck,

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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
On average the total commission is between 5% and 6% split between both agents. This total amount is negotiated with seller and listing agent.
Good luck,
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
BG answered:
normally 6% for both agents (let them worry about it) and a few more % for other fee/costs.
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Tue Mar 13, 2012
Susan Sweeley answered:
Pay your taxes by the due date: 12/10/11. Otherwise you will make the sale a little more difficult.

All works out in the end. Escrow will prorate the property taxes by the day. Taxes start as of July 1st. The first payment due by 12/10 and are for taxes up to 11/1. So you owe them.

If you close escrow after 11/1, then the escrow company will withhold part of the proceeds from the sale to pay the daily pro rata owed from 11/1 on.
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Paul Rinde answered:
Down here in beautifull Murrieta/ Temecula lately, I seem to be getting more people interested in 1 story's. But I am sure things will change. They always do.
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Kevin Vo answered:
Hi Jordy0202,
The easiest way is sell your current mobil home and buy another one in Morgan Hill. If your credit is good and you are able to get a loan, maybe you can get a townhouse or small single family home in Morgan Hill. Home price now is pretty low in Morgan Hill. But sell your current home first. If you need help in selling it, please let me know. How much is your space rent? Where is your mobile home located? How long have you lived in this mobile home?

Kevin Vo
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Arthur Wu answered:
Hi Linh,

Yes, Bank of America requires both personal and business bank statements. My previous seller was asked to provide the previous 2 months assets statements. Please feel free to contact me at 408-568-4644 or if you have any further questions.

Art Wu, Realtor
Six Sigma Realty
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Sun Oct 5, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
Wood or Bamboo are good choices and do add to a quicker resale. Laminate is less popular. Tile is very taste specific. If it is in the bathroom,laundry and kitchen and tasteful in color and size then it can add to resale. But in the other living areas not desired.

All the best to you.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
Yes, there is a chance to sell your property by yourself.But question is how much? National association of realtor's survey shows agent's selling price is 12% to 18% higher than owner 's selling price.So you may higher a broker to get the best price.Good luck. ... more
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Sun May 6, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Hi Need2sell,
In my opinion any settlement for less than full value will have some negative impact to your credit.
Good luck,
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
The best person to answer this type of question for you is your tax/financial advisor a CPA or some other tax professional. Real estate agents are not qualified to give tax advice. You might also want to search the Internal Revenue Service website at ... more
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
You should put your stuff in storage
and rent a place or a hotel room until you have it together
you should not jeopardize the sale
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Joe Cusumano answered:
What is the address? I cannot help you with out the address.
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