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Nicole, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Nicole answered:
Evergreen Valley option areas, how do they work?
We recently bought a house in the northern Evergreen option area and of course inquired about the option zone.

We called the school district before purchasing the home and they said ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:29am Home Buying in San Jose
Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
why is 149 loma verde dr. San Lorenzo listed a condo when smaller units that are currently for sale or recently sold listed as"single family
Are these homes attached to others (like twins, duplexes and townhomes)? If so, many sites like this tend to interpret them as condos. Ask your Realtor more about the details of the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Buying in 95126
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
I am buying a house from a builder and the builder is requiring that I use a certain mortgage company in order for the buyer to cover the closing cost
Hi Tnmynatt

you are better of going to local mortgage broker for better closing cost and great service

good luck

Omar Khamisa
NMLS 369325
510-648-5535
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in 95141
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
what is the average realtor fee in my area?
It depends on the Realtor and the service they are providing. I suggest getting in contact with a few Realtors and taking to them about your needs and see what their rates are. It is ha ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in Cambrian
Mike Linkena…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Mike Linkenauger answered:
Is Commission Back same as Realtors rebate?
Yes. If somebody says they will give you commission back, they are referring to a rebate program. Here is an article describing how real estate rebates work - http://cashbackflorida.com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Is it necessary to put 20% down for a home?
Hello sac1984,

I'm not sure what lender(s) you have talked to so far, but there are options for putting down less than 20% down without having to pay PMI. I would talk to some mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
Solar panels definitely could add value to a home, but it really depends on the buyer. Having solar panels can help cut energy costs significantly. Those reduced costs definitely make i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Cambrian
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
Termite inspection of a home came up with Section 1 and 2. Is seller responsible for Sec.1?
Your Realtor should be the one you ask.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Jeff Hensel, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jeff Hensel answered:
Are Hard Money Lenders ever a desirable way to secure financing for buying a home?
If you need to move quickly and secure a property, hard money will give you a great advantage over competing conventional offers. After you've purchased the property you can refinance w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Home Buying in North San Jose
LSi Credit S…, Other/Just Looking in 98033
LSi Credit Solutions answered:
Hi I am looking into buying a place my credit score is only at 530 Will I have a lot of problems please any realtor that can help me please
Kristina, We will want to see a 640 CREDIT Score for you...www.LSicreditsolutions.com - we will give you a free consultation and then determine which collections are hampering your cred ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
seller0101, Home Seller in San Jose, CA
seller0101 answered:
Question on Sewer Septic system in San Jose, CA.
It's in Cambrian 95118 area
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95118
Anthony Rees…, Real Estate Pro in 95148
Anthony Reeser answered:
I was wondering what people thought about the area around 95132. Is it a hot area? lots of demand. Is it safe? How is lane view elementary school?
Being a North San Jose Native and having grown up there. I have seen a solid appreciation year over year there. The areas are very safe, very family oriented, resale you would do well ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95132
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
New Construction at N. Capitol Ave 95132 (Cenetered At Capitol)
Great development! Very close to all major amenities and is a very desirable area to live.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95132
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
where are hud revitalation areas in san jose?
Hi Lgaray2012

i don't see revitalization area in San Jose either. but you may find outside of San Jose.

Sincerely

Omar Khamisa
NMLS 369325
510-648-5535
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in 95132
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Section 1 Termite question: I am the buyer seller is trying to skimp how can I hold them accountable?
Hello WKM,

As my colleagues have stated below, what does your contract say? Your Realtor will be able to help you find the correct section of the contract/disclosures that discuss h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
My wife was the executrix of her mothers estate. Her mother's home was sold and the buyer wants to send her a 1099. Why?
Hello there braines60,

Is your mother-in-law's home in California? If yes, it would be best for you and/or your wife to contact an attorney specializing in wills and estates or a ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015 Home Buying in 95141
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
Planning to buy a town house in Milpitas or Rivermark area . Are there any 3b 2Ba Single family options available which are better than this option ?
HI Swadesh

contact local realtor , they be able to find you nice home if you have question about finance please call me.


Sincerely

Omar Khamisa
NMLS 369325
510-648-5535
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Buying in 95134
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
I think that it is mostly because people expect them to be really run down. However, despite this stereotype, I have seen quite a few mobile homes that are in really good condition. I h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015 Home Buying in 95148
Ramesh Shres…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Ramesh Shrestha answered:
Hello, I'm mystified by mobile home space rent variations. They seem to range from $350 up to $1100, with
Dear Sir
I am Ramesh Shrestha from San Mateo, California.
I have few question about mobile home space rent.

1. Where I can get space for rent to install my own mobile home for resi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Why are short sale or foreclosure homes in such bad condition (usually)?
Most often with no money to pay a mortgage, there is no money, no will and no care to pay for upkeep or repairs. Homes that are left vacant, face even more decay.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
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