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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
SFH in Milpitas vs Berryessa vs N. San Jose? How to choose a location as a first time home buyer?
Hi Suchit,

There are many factors that may come into play when making a decision.

One common factor is commute time, while others may be the historical appreciation of properties ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
How important is grass?
Hi,

Curb appeal is very important. Many buyers like the look of grass.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:51pm Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How can I rent a home with not so great credit?
Get a recommendation letter(s) from your landlord signed and may be from work,

Try: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=1352

To get a 4 br house needs high income. The rent is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Rental Basics in San Jose
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
cmef37, Renter in San Jose, CA
cmef37 asked:
anything on a frank montilliano?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Rental Basics in 95129
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
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94087
Arpad Racz answered:
WHAT IS THE COST OF STAGING A HOME FOR SALE?
Hi Jesse,

Please let me know the size of the home, and what rooms you wish to stage. You can email me from my profile, and I can put you in touch with my stager.

Kind regards,

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Does anyone have a good pest control/ pest inspection company to recommend in San Jose (Blossom Valley)?
I use Western Exterminator, they guarantee their work and inspections.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 In My Neighborhood in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
do you think the asking price $895,000 is high?
That is a home in a very desirable school district, plus it has a larger than average lot size. It's not out of the realm for today's market. Disclosures are available and I did not ... more
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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
Brendan Brac…, Real Estate Pro in 92101
Brendan Bracken answered:
Advice for finding lenders after short sale?
I wanted to introduce you to the "FRESH START" Portfolio Loan Program.

This is a Special Home Loan Program that WE FUND, where we can provide a mortgage loan for a borrower 1 day af ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Financing in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
I find that Buyers most ofter prefer the natural gas fireplaces. However, I do believe the gel fireplaces may become more and more popular as people become more aware of their existenc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Jennifer Bod…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Jennifer Bodenstein answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
It's best for the seller not to be home at the time of an open house. This will give the buyers the opportunity to ask questions, feel comfortable to move around your home and ask ques ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Home Selling in 95129
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
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
I turned a "den" into a BR by removing floor heater, adding closet. Is there something I do for public record to reflect it is a 3BR house for sale?
I believe heating duct, electric, and tear down requires a San Jose city permit. Any additions etc often go to a hearing. That often involves an added on w/o permit previously,
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
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
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Generally, do corner lots have lower resale values? It is a corner lot on a small neighborhood street.
A Corner lot may actually add value to your property since corner lots are normally larger in size than non-corner lots. Many times a corner lot offers access to rear yard area that cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
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