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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 a few hours ago 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 Yesterday at 9:20pm Home Buying in 95141
Suchit Shah, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Suchit Shah answered:
SFH in Milpitas vs Berryessa vs N. San Jose? How to choose a location as a first time home buyer?
I just moved from MA and very new to California. The real estate market here seems very odd and out of line with the rest of the country. I am looking to get some advice on how to choos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 11:51am Home Buying in San Jose
Joy Bechdolt, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Joy Bechdolt answered:
Where is it better to buy - Orchard Park new homes in berryessa VS Antelope hills in mission Fremont?
If it were me I would go with Antelope Hills. That's a very pretty area with excellent schools. But I like open spaces and views with more of a suburban to rural feel. The schools are e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
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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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
Making an offer without knowing the type of plumbing used
Hi,

Generally speaking if you have the inspection reports handy, it may mention the type of pipes in there.

How you adjust for it may depend on how much competition you are up ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Home Buying in 95130
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Everyone knows that people love the golf courses at the Villages Golf and Country Club San Jose, but for tennis lovers, this is also a fantastic place to live. the opportunities for tennis players at… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 12, 2014 by Marcy Moyer Quality of Life Home Buying 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 Thu Sep 11, 2014 by Tina Lam General Area Home Buying Celebrity Homes
Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in 18901
Pictures, they do make a difference if you are selling or listing a home! It is a statistical fact that 90% of buyers use the internet to search for homes. Location, amenities, commuting, schools and… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Frank Dolski Associate Broker Home Buying Home Selling How To...
Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
Can I use 2 agents on same property if first offer is not accepted?
Did you sign a Buyer's Representation Agreement with the first agent who showed you the property?

If the answer is YES, then you may be liable for 2 commissions. (Agent one has signe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in 95130
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Should I back out as lender ask for VOR after conditional approval is cleared?
Hi Tom,

You should speak with your Realtor about the loan contingency and your deposit.

Regarding the current loan situation, I'm not sure why you would need a VOR at this point. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Contemporary (MCM) neighborhoods can be found in three of west San Jose’s premier areas, attractive and prosperous-looking examples of post-WWII suburbia, often with good schools.In Willow Glen, Eichler… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 7, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Is there a down-payment assistance program? And are there any rent-to-own homes still in San Jose?
There may be some rent-to-own homes. Best place to look for those are Craiglist.com. Be careful with rent-to-own though, often the terms a highly tipped in favor of the seller. You'l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does a short sale go for its appraised value or the highest offer?
The sellers bank is going to make sure the offer is within a percentage of the appraised value. If your offer is within that formula, it will sell at your offer price, it will not be re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in 95131
Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
If you are getting ready to buy a home now is the time to check your San Jose home loan options. At AMortgageAdvisor.com you can start checking your home loan options in a matter of a few short minutes.… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 6, 2014 by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Meredith Div…, Real Estate Pro in 94542
Meredith Divita answered:
how can I find a perfect house with low money?
Hello Help,
The 1st step is getting pre-approved for a loan so you know what you can actually afford.
The reason this step is so important is you want to know the price range of what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in North San Jose
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Is anyone using Homesnap!?
Yes, I use it and get quite a few leads from it. The more snaps you take, the more impressions you get for possible lead inquiries.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
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