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Kwoksmusic@y…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Kwoksmusic@yahoo.com answered:
What's included in Staging typically?
Thank you everyone for your answers. I do have a full service agent, but I am also doing everything I can to make my house in the best possible condition for sale. I try to provide tr ... more
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Tracy, Renter in Waialae - Kahala, Ho...
Tracy answered:
Which lenders offer a second mortgage (HEL) at 90, 95, or 100 CLTV.
I need a HELOC or HEL that will go to 95% CLTV on a purchase with a 716 score and a loan amount of $82K - does anyone know of such a lender ? :)
The home is in San Jose, CA - THANKS.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:29pm Home Buying in San Jose
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
On a scale of 1-10, how important are pictures of the listing?
Photos are okay, and they are good for traditional MLS listings. However, the real "show" is in video of the home. A virtual walkthrough of any property is going to trump static photo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Is September and October still a good time to sell a house? I know we missed the window for the new school year. Do we wait?
Hi Kwoksmusic, and thanks for your post.

To be frank, the market in our area is changing and has been changing for the past 60 days. As I represent more buyers these days than selle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
SFH in Milpitas vs Berryessa vs N. San Jose? How to choose a location as a first time home buyer?
Hello Suchit Shah,

My name is Huey Nguyen, and I have been a Realtor in San Jose and the Bay Area for quite some time. As my colleagues have stated, deciding on what neighborhoods y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
Solar panels can be a fantastic investment. It is true that the industry is still in its infancy. There have been some high profile failures in the sector, but that doesn't mean that it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
Lynne Tran, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Below is a new release by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. What does it mean to sellers and buyers? Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 24, 2014 by Lynne Tran Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Should I back out as lender ask for VOR after conditional approval is cleared?
It's been a couple of weeks, did this get resolved?

They may be able to get a letter of explanation from you and call it good. It's not unusual for the lenders and UW to keep reques ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Where is it better to buy - Orchard Park new homes in berryessa VS Antelope hills in mission Fremont?
Where you place your home is very personal. I suggest a strategy meeting where you have a needs and wants analysis with a professional real estate consultant.

Through that meeting y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Ben, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
Ben answered:
Structural engineer contact
Because of the three year drought, many houses in the Bay area are settling unevenly. The foundation for these houses need strengthening. there are some companies that specialize in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How do you find out the age of Furnace, AC etc...agent is saying for me to have someone look?? Shouldn't the listing agent have this info? Thanks
That depends on the in depth knowledge of the realtor. The s/n tells a lot.
Manufacture name and age of home is the clue. If an agent does not know Western from Trane. The least the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Buying a home in The Villages Golf and Country Club in San Jose is not like buying any other home in the Silicon Valley. You should not be alone for this. I highly recommend you start your search early… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 22, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Are you getting ready to buy a home in San Jose or any other California area? Before you buy consider checking your FHA loan options. There are a variety of different FHA loan programs available for different… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 20, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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James Tan, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove, CA
FREE SEMINAR AT UMPQUA BANK SAN JOSE ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 9, 2014- EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT 1031 EXCHANGE- (HOW TO SELL YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND EXCHANGE IT WITHOUT INCURRING ANY CAPITAL… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 19, 2014 by James Tan Home Buying Property Q&A Investment Properties
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Adriane Alst…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Incredible home great for entertaining with large yard! 14601 Homerite Drive, San Jose, CaliforniaTake a look this Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pmCall for details or to submit an offer.Adriane AlstonRea… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 19, 2014 by Adriane Alston Home Buying Going Green Home Ownership
Shirley A. B…, Real Estate Pro in Victorville, CA
Shirley A. Bell answered:
I'm a buyer and my real estate agent gave me a portion of her commission. She also sent me a 1098 recently. Is this taxable?
A friend of our family purchased a HUD house. Their agent convince buyer to offer 2k more then asking price. Their offer got accepted. When HUD asked for the extra 2k the buyer could n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 95141
James Loftis, Real Estate Pro in Davie, FL
James Loftis answered:
We had a bad experience with a real estate agent today. Her attitude and behavior were offensive. We have
I would recommend that you report the behavior to her broker. All Realtors work for the brokerage

Please contact me, will be glad to help you with this or any other properties in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Buying in 95125
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
It has been a very brisk time for sales in the Villages Golf and Country Club in San Jose this summer. As you can see from this chart in June of 2014 homes in the Villages San Jose sold for just over… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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kathrinekreg…, Home Owner in Pleasant Grove, UT
For first time home buyer, the process of selecting the best home can be daunting: budget, location, and the condition of the home must be considered. In many cases, first time home buyer shy away from… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 15, 2014 by kathrinekreger Market Conditions Home Buying
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Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
As an honored veteran you are eligible for special home financing options that have been designed with low interest rates, low down payments and reduced credit approval requirements. There are a variety… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 14, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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