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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Engineered wood vs laminate. And other flooring questions.
I am looking at the different flooring options. I want to explore all of the options. I am thinking about getting wood flooring to add some value to my house. http://naplesflooringgal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:04pm Home Selling in San Jose
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am looking to buy a house in 95111 near coyote road near to 101. Is it a good area for a family with 2 kids to live.?
The question is subjective; areas are all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching areas of interest on your own, and take the time t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:26am Home Buying in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
Cost to inspect a foundation in San Jose CA
Hi,

I know a good foundation inspector locally that could give you more details. Please feel free to email me from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
I think that it is a great idea to replace your old blinds. You will be surprised what a huge difference clean and new blinds can make on the look of a room and home. There are all kind ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
Is relocating the garage door opener considered an electric repair in Seller Check list?
I would imagine that it would be. In my opinion you should disclose as much to the seller as possible. This could save you from a future lawsuit! If you need to do any garage work, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Is a raised sidewalk due to tree roots a big deal?
You will want to get the tree removed. I think that it can become a big deal eventually. Tree roots can actually cause a lot of damage. http://www.treeessence.com.au
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Buying in 95129
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Can I legally turn down the highest (cash) offer on my property in favor of a lower (contingency) offer to avoid selling to a greedy investor?
Yes, you can. You can turn an offer down for any reason, and your reasons for doing so are admirable.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
All the cons far out weigh any pro. It is simply not a good idea.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Selling in 95129
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
do you think the asking price $895,000 is high?
In a few months you will be surprised the neighborhood home prices will be over that threshold. There are many high tech workers with both couples who can be qualified for a combined $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Market Conditions in Cambrian
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How much down payment do you need to give in order to purchase a second house? We bought one last year in July.. How close/far apart can they be?
Is this going to be an investment property? Typically lender requires 20% down. You can buy a home a few weeks after another or even the next day, the lender will look at your financial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
What is the general cost per square foot for a second story addition in 95118?
Hi,

I would be happy to run the scenario by some contractors I know. Please contact me via email from my profile.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambrian
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
do i need a buyer agent when buying a new home from a builder? what is the advantage and disadvantage?
I think it is always wise to have someone represent you in any real estate transaction.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014 Home Buying in 95119
The Shannon…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
The Shannon Rose Team answered:
What does realtor generally help with? ours setup auto emails, asked us to see disclosures ourselves! what r some experiences here? plz share
Hi, every agent is different, it depends on their level of service. It is becoming more and more popular for agents to give out commission rebates to buyers and sellers, but agents that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in 95134
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What's included in Staging typically?
Many Realtors do have at least a referral to a good local stager. Staging can be an added expense in marketing so if the agent does pay for it, you can expect a higher commission rate t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz 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?
While it's true that the Summer and Spring are our busiest times of year, it's also true that homes sell all year round! We were in negotiations recently right during Christmas season.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Home Buying in San Jose
Alvin King G…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King GRI,BA,REO answered:
Who is responsible for Roaches? The landlord sprayed before we moved in but refuses to keep up the spraying now.
Check the lease agreement that you signed prior to occupancy. There might be an area of the lease agreement that specifies who is responsible and how it should be handled. If you have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Rentals in 95118
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
What to do with a listing of my house that I didn't list?
Your agent is the one that will need to have it removed for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How long would the commute take to Campbell, CA?
15 min from west valley to downtown Campbell.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Rentals in Edenvale
janesoto2566, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
janesoto2566 answered:
Will solar panels add value to your home?
Why ask a question if you have the ans already?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in Cambrian
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Is HELOC(not used) treated as lien for refinance?
The title company handling the refinance will send a demand to the HELOC lien holder and verify there is no balance owed if you have not used it. If you want a new HELOC, speak with you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Financing in San Jose
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