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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
"...The good news is you can deduct many home-related expenses. These tax breaks are available for any abode..." see more ..$15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home; see the details..… Read more
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Kris125, Home Owner in San Jose, CA
Kris125 answered:
How is the Fiesta lane(San Carlos Townhomes) built by Roem Builders complex in San Jose 95126?
I just came across this thread and though I would share since I live in the community. We live in one of the 3 bedroom homes and love it.The homes are well built and have a solid feelin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014 Home Buying in Central San Jose
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Here's a comparison of the two 97%  LTV programs with an FHA loan. For a better view, go to https://mcedge.tv/16omcyIn addition to FHA loans, we're now offering Standard Conventional and MyCommunity… Read more
Blogged Thu Dec 18, 2014 by Elva Wormley Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
why do people not want to buy mobile homes?
Mobile homes offer a lot of benefits to owners. For starters, they are much less expensive than houses. Most owners can be for the whole mobile from up front which eliminates their mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in 95148
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
I think that solar panels have appeal to different people. Some people are very against having solar panels, but then others really like having them. I think that they seem like they wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Is a raised sidewalk due to tree roots a big deal?
No, not a tough problem to handle. It is quite a common occurence in San Jose.
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Requires concrete removal and pouring of new concrete. Also check with the city
on tree removal.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in 95129
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Milpitas or Cambrian park?
What has your Real Estate Agent stated? Which direction did you end up going?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I am looking to buy in Cambrian park area and noticed a few 2/1 b SF homes near Hillsdale and Maridian ave. Is it wise to buy a 2/1 as a starter home?
Hi Beeya:

Thanks for your question since, 2010.

I hope you did not go ahead with it then, as the market corrected and being
on a busy street it would have been a tough ride.

I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
San Jose has long been the local poster child for urban sprawl, generic housing tracts and declining downtowns. So why would you consider Central San Jose? For three compelling reasons.First, it's different… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 15, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Bryan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
AN OVERVIEW ON HOW HOME VALUES INCREASED IN 2014 2014 was the third consecutive year of this market up-cycle. Started in early 2012 after two years of being flat following the 2008 financial crisis. Values… Read more
Blogged Sat Dec 13, 2014 by Bryan Sweeley General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
I am thinking about leasing Solar panels for my home. I heard that it might be hard to transfer the lease to the new owner, when I sell my home.
Poseydep: I recently closed a transaction that had a solar panel lease that needed to be transferred to new owner.
Easy.
We sent over a copy of our (the lender's) credit report to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in 95120
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What are common policies for pets when moving into a maufactured home or condo in Bay Area?
Mobile homes rarely allow you to sublease because they are on rented spaces. And of the few that allow the owner to sublease they have pretty strict rules regarding pets. The number, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
What is most impacting your decision to buy: inventory or mortgage rates?
affordability of the home is crucial
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2014 Home Buying in 95123
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
For those looking to buy in Willow Glen, do you prefer a 'vintage' home or one that's been built more recently?
There are settlement issues in that area.Most vintage homes go foundation,beam, wall cracks. A new home is preferred if you can find one.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2014 Home Buying in 95125
Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Announces First Annual ForecastSource: HousingWireSince the recession of 2008-2009, America’s economy experienced its best year in 2014, as the country’seconomic recovery… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 5, 2014 by Jim Guido Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Stephen Whit…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Stephen Whitlock answered:
If I buy home at a foreclosure auction, how can I be able to clear all liens go with the property? Do I need to pay all liens before closing?
One of the most over looked facts when considering purchasing a foreclosure is that you the BUYER will pay a 5% commission to the auction company. If you bought a normal home using a R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in Alum Rock
Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Nine Reasons to Buy a House Right NowSource: RealtyTimes  If you’re in the market to buy a home, then now might be the perfect time to seal the deal on your purchase, as there are several conditions… Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 25, 2014 by Jim Guido Market Conditions Home Buying Property Q&A
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
..."Some sellers are surprised by this break, especially if they've been in their homes for a while. That's because before".. see more .. $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;… Read more
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Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and WorkSource: The Atlantic Young people looking to launch their careers often are forced to choose between a place with affordable housing… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 21, 2014 by Jim Guido Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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