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Chad Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Chad Roberts answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
I agree, it seems as though the general consensus is "it can", but is dependent on several factors. I found this link to be interesting.

http://costofsolar.com/is-my-home-worth-mo ... more
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Doug Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95126
As a Realtor you want to be aware of some differences between Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA underwriting. Here are some very basic differences.   True Example: I was the listing agent for a home… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 9:28am by Doug Jones Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
How can I withdraw my highest bid in auction.com after I signed?
Hello eliyoung9,

Please review the agreement and documents you reviewed/signed before putting in your bid. Do you have contingencies on this offer/bid? What are the terms of the offe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in Alum Rock
Doug Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95126
My loans are now being approved and funded quickly. A couple of years ago I felt that the banks could close the purchase loan quicker than I could but now our purchase loans are going fast. Signed a… Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 28, 2014 by Doug Jones Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Is the downtown san jose area a nice area to live in??
I think its a nice area to live, but only you can tell if you will be happy there...visit the area several times and at different times of the day...speak with local business owners and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
We're looking at mobile homes because we don't think we will qualify for a home loan.
Hi, If your BK is a Chapter 13, you may qualify for an FHA loan after 1 year on a repayment plan.

WIth a Chapter 7, if you can demonstrate that this BK was a result of extenuating ci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Doug Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95126
When I was in consumer finance we wrote many loans to young people with no credit history and to qualify them we used "co-signers". Most  of the times the co-signers were parents, brothers, sisters,… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 25, 2014 by Doug Jones Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
When my grandparents left their home in Palm Springs they went back to Florida to live out their lives. They had always lived in their own home or condo, but felt maybe it was time to go to a retirement… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 24, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
How about the area along Oakland Rd, around Rock Ave?
Visit the area yourself several times and at different times of the day...only you can tell if you will be happy there or not...

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Disc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in 95131
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Villages Gold And Country Club in San Jose offers a beautiful setting for people 55 and over with a plethora of activities including golf, swimming, tennis, horse stables, fitness center, boccie courts,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 23, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Should I buy a code violations property if I get good deal and good location?
This is a dated but still valid question.....

One should be very careful when it comes to purchasing property that have known code violations. While some are minor and require little ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 95148
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
DIYers: When undertaking a remodel such as a kitchen or bath, do you try to recycle materials?
The cabinet wood can not be burned due to paint presence. As for plumbing recycling is the only proper way to dispose them.

Vinyl, tiles, fixtures are unlikely to be recycled. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I was raised at 1295 Farrindon Dr in San Jose CA, Who bought it ??
Shawna,
Your best bet is go to County records at 70 West Hedding to search yourself. It is free
Sam Shueh
Keller Wms Realty

http://x299322.yourkwagent.com/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Alum Rock
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Villages Golf and Country Club in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose is a 1,200 acre gated community of independent living for people fifty five years and older. It is composed of 2,309 condominiums,… Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 21, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
As a long-time resident and local Realtor, I was enormously excited to see HGTV base their latest house flipping show "Flip It to Win It" in Silicon Valley.  While the rest of the country knows this area… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 20, 2014 by Tina Lam General Area Home Buying Celebrity Homes
David Giambr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
It is a great time to buy or sell a home in San Jose, CA! Making life-long financial decisions can increase the chances of getting the home of your dreams. Here are 6 secrets that successful money coaches… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 20, 2014 by David Giambruno General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Lynne Tran, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog two Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts contend that U.S. home prices are 9.7% overvalued compare to income and predict they will peak in 2016 before going… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 17, 2014 by Lynne Tran Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
On a scale of 1-10, how important are pictures of the listing?
Homes very much sell for themselves. The quality of photograph needs to be crystal clear, not dubbed with artistic touch up. They also need to be in the order of entrance like you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
reynoldsc99, Renter in Tulsa, OK
reynoldsc99 answered:
Should I upgrade my kitchen appliance while buying a new town house.?
Personally, I would purchase new kitchen appliances. If you really plan to live in the home for 7-10 years, then it may be worth it to you to purchase the new appliances. If you use you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Why property Rates are cheaper in Alum Rock then in Santa Clara?
convenience to major job center. Crime rate, schools.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in Alum Rock
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