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Finance1onli…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Finance1online answered:
Are Hard Money Lenders ever a desirable way to secure financing for buying a home?
Only use hard money for bridge financing. Its very very expensive and the terms are often undesirable for the borrower. One strategy we tell our clients is to get pre-approved with ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in North San Jose
Rob Weber, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rob Weber answered:
As a home buyer with children, how important is it for your new neighborhood to have children of a similar age nearby?
As a father of two, I would always prefer for children of similar ages be near where we live but ultimately my buying decision centered around the best school district for my kids with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Buying in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
In a multiple offer situation what are ways to make your buyer's offer to stand out from the rest?
Hi Anthony,

Sometimes offering to let the sellers stay after close of escrow for a short time may be a plus, so they can move with less stress.

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:56pm Home Buying in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
As a buyer, what are the top 3 things that you look for in a neighborhood?
Hi Julie,

Among the top 3 are 1) good schools, 2) Safety, 3) good commute.

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:52pm Home Buying in 95125
Kate Davey, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Beautiful Borghese floorplan in the Augusta Collection in SCVCC-2-story Foyer with crystal chandelier; Marble & wood floors; slab granite kitchen; slab marble master bath; custom closet built-ins;… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 2:00pm by Kate Davey Home Buying Agent2Agent In My Neighborhood
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Jack Ferris, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Jack Ferris answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
We find that manufactured homes in land leased parks make a great option for either seniors looking to downsize or first time home buyers. Most of our customers are seniors looking to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in 95148
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
3 days rights of rescission
FirstTime,
One of the first rules in real estate is "Time is of the Essence". Meaning, time is very important. Your rights are not always what we "think" they are or want them to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica Glessing answered:
Is the area around William Street Park (woodborough drive) in San Jose safe - zip 95116? Thanks, NN
The schools are Olinder Elementary, Burnett Middle, and SJ High. Olinder is ranked 3 out of 10 and it's API score is 740, a 22# decrease from the previous year. Burnett is also ranked 3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Buying a home is a fun experience for many home buyers; especially if they have great credit. Homebuyers with less than perfect credit are in for a different experience that can be frustrating. So what… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 21, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Hello Everyone,
Truthfully I'm not sure many rental agents spend time on the Q & A section here. But you have more luck posting your question in the Rentals category and using a descriptive title so a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
nik, Renter in San Jose, CA
nik answered:
Skyline at Taimen
Hi, I would recommend reading some of the most recent reviews at apartment guide.com or similar website. Skyline was a rental property until very recently that they started selling the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
First time buyer looking for residential investment property in South Bay Area
Unfortunately, everything Erica has said is absolutely true. At $350k and with a VA loan you'll be looking for a long time without success in Santa Clara county. There are some homes av ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
George Sagha…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Recent Gallup pole shows Upper-income Americans are much more likely to say real estate and stocks are the best investment, possibly because of their experience with these types of investments. Upper-income… Read more
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Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Questions about buying a property with "red tag" unit in San Jose
Hi Kevin,

First, let me caveat this all by saying that the most stringent and most difficult Planning and Building Department to work with in the south bay is the City of San Jose. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Any over 50 active adult community in San Jose?
Hi Stella:

There are several prominent active over 55 communities available that you might consider. There are the Villages in San Jose, and also Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos Hil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
David Giambr…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Are you a homeowner in San Jose, CA? Refinancing your home loan can be tricky so we have gathered some information to help you learn how and when to refinance your home loan.  There are 3 steps listed… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 18, 2014 by David Giambruno Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Aside from the obvious difficulties of forecasting a largely unknowable future, the real estate market is constantly evolving, making direct price and demand comparisons five to ten years from now difficult… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Michael Cheng General Area Market Conditions Home Buying
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
When choosing a real estate agent to represent you, do you ask for recommendations or do you prefer to find an agent online?
I find most people start on the Internet.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in 95126
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
For sale by owner
Hi,

Please feel free to call me, so I can go over some of the issues and process.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Buying in 95118
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