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Paul Singh, Real Estate Pro in 95120
Paul Singh answered:
Hello, Are there any lenders in CA that offer the FHA one time closing construction loan? I live in San Jose, CA and am having trouble finding a
Hi Chris,it's called a 203k loan to remodel any home up to the FHA loan limit.We have a lender in our office who can help your further questions.You can email me if you would. like me t ... more
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
I'd imagine that solar panels would add quite a bit of value to your home. The value of the home is determined by the market, or in other words, by what the people buying the homes thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:05pm Home Buying in Cambrian
Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in 12572
Arlene Campbell answered:
As a home buyer, what are some of the key questions you want to know about the house and the neighborhood?
I think it 's best if you contact a buyers agent who will represent you and work best for your interest. Don't forget to google the crime rate in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
I'm not sure how to start the home buying process. What's a typical first step?
Hi CT, fist thing you want to do is research a good Realtor. Ask your friends or family, you will be surprised. Then contact a local mortgage person to see exactly where you stand and w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95124
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
PAYING CASH FOR A CONDO, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS; AGENT, CONTRACT, ESCROW, LAWYER, TITLE SEARCH, INSPECTION, PAYMENT OF BALANCE OF CONDO, CLOSING COST
Hi Scuderoo2010,

Call me (408-316-0793) or email (rpablaza@comcast.net) and I can explain the entire process to you. Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95124
Ricardo Abla…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Ricardo Ablaza answered:
If you flip homes, do you consider Cambrian a good investment area to do so?
Hi Julie Wyss,

Yes, Cambrian would be a good investment area. Just make sure you have all your numbers down pat. If you need help to analyze the deal call (408-316-0793) or email ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95124
Chrisles_2, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY
Chrisles_2 answered:
Found high voltage transmission line before closing, what to do?
Yes, hire an attorney and he will sort it out your issue with the property.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
If your search filters cannot follow my choices, then take me off your email list.
Hello raymondcanete, if you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
dianadesign, Home Buyer in
dianadesign answered:
Hi! I found a property and i am interested in buying. However the (Owner) wants cash only. How do i get over $180,000 in cash? Hard money lenders?
get a loan from a lending institution. I have a home for sale for $1.2 million, cash only so, it's possible!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Galia Taneva, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Galia Taneva answered:
Is it necessary to put 20% down for a home?
Generally speaking - no, because there are loan products that will allow you to buy with less without paying PMI. However I can almost guarantee you that you will not be able to buy a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
What high school can my children attend?
an update to my earlier post:

www.homesnap.com also has some school info.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
I wish to buy a 2 bed house in communication hills,sanjose.But not sure about the area and how it would pay off in future.Is it a good buy ?
Hi,

Communications Hill is popular with a lot of buyers. I have shown several of the models.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
Is it worth buying a house in Blossom Valley,CA 95136?
Hi Nitin,

The area has gone through some changes recently. Trulia has the following data: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/95136-San_Jose/

All the best,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
Winston Wang, Real Estate Pro in 95110
Winston Wang answered:
How is Vista Roma Way, San Jose CA 95136 area?
Vista Roma is definitely worth considering. It's one of the few townhomes in the 95136 that were built with a fenced in front yard/porch area per unit. Trulia has a heat map section whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 95136
Winston Wang, Real Estate Pro in 95110
Winston Wang answered:
What do you all think of the Axis building in downtown San Jose? They are asking for almost $1000/sq foot for the penthouses. I think that price is
Axis is great for being conveniently located next to San Pedro Square Market. In terms of amenities, I'd rank these three downtown San Jose high rises in the following order: 1. The 88, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 95110
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
what is the average realtor fee in my area?
Hi Annette,

A lot of people have given some great advice. Interviewing multiple agents is especially great advice.

We created our service to streamline that process of interviewin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in Cambrian
Stonewood00, Renter in Huntington Beach, CA
Stonewood00 answered:
How far from a major highway is good enough for a house?
If you are concerned about pollution and its effect on health, it is best to live about two miles away from the freeway. I've included links to two articles, below, for consideration:
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Hi I am in contract for a property that has legal issues. The current seller is evicting the tenant who was foreclosed on by a bank about 2 years ago.
Do you have an agent? If so, your question should be directed to your agent. If not, perhaps speak with an attorney. Those of us on this website have not seen your paperwork and don't r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Angel Rice, Real Estate Pro in Maineville, OH
Angel Rice answered:
Do married or single buyers have an edge when it comes to home offers?
The offer with the best terms - price, closing date, financing, etc
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Buying in 95120
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