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Cheryl Keden, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Cheryl Keden answered:
Looking to buy a rental property in San Ramon.
The rental market in San Ramon is extremely competitive! There is definitely a shortage of inventory at this time. I would say that a single family home would be the best investment, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 For Rent in San Ramon
hrremco, Home Buyer in Chesapeake, VA
hrremco answered:
Anyone familiar with the USAA "Movers Advantage?"
I think most posters here have ignored the impact of state law on who can receive a fee arising from a real estate transaction. Some states allow only real estate license holders to re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 General Area in 94582
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Do we still need our buying agent after escrow is closed, for anything related to the house we have bought via him?
Sorry to hear about your bad experience with your realtor. To precisely answer your question, you do not have to use him again since escrow is already closed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
why are townhome stats not tracked separately? how do I infer price ratio between a townhome and a SFH?
It cannot. You need to breakdown components that matters you most and identify a price that can get you what you are approved for and what your comfortable paying.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Bret & Bruce…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Bret & Bruce Fouche answered:
Hi, I want to know how long it will take to construct a 3 bed, 3 bath around 1750 sqft single family home, 2 story from scratch in San Ramon? Thanks
From Dirt they can probably build your home in under 6 months. Check out http://www.bldgpros.com/ They do great work!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
My Pool: To Repair or Remove?
Even though this is an older post, I have seen similar questions from time to time.

One way to handle it is to get written bides on the pool repairs, then on removing the pool. If a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in San Ramon
Glenn Mendell, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Glenn Mendell answered:
We are planning on buying a new home from the builder. Any agent /broker willing to give us buyer rebate?
Our policy is a 50% rebate on commissions offered by builders (they always handle the escrow part, so less work for us). Several of the comments mentioned about you needing to visit wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Glenn Mendell, Real Estate Pro in 94583
Glenn Mendell answered:
Should i be concerned about a sump pump used to correct a standing water issue?
Bernard is correct, parts of San Ramon have water issues under the homes, especially in the 94583 area code. Sometimes it is sprinklers that are directed towards the foundation, sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Faux porciline wood tiles verses hard wood floors or porciline stone look tiles for resale, we have 4 small dogs live in orange county ca. Slab house?
Hi Cupar,

Hardwood floors seem to be very popular if you will be changing them right before resale. If you will still stay there for a while, perhaps a harder material would work wel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Design & Decor in San Ramon
Al Pacheco, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Al Pacheco answered:
Is it better to buy a Single family home or a townhouse in San Ramon if they are around for the same price point and in the same year built?
Ryan, there are some great answers already, but I would add from a long term perspective, do you see this purchase becoming an investment and a rental property for you? Townhomes are g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Are all REOs listed on MLS?
I think he got his answer, as this question was asked six years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
my daughter had a bk and foreclosure in september of 2012, I purchased a home for her in 2012, when can she refinance the home.
Jay: Make sure your daughter is on title for a minimum of one year so that she is able to refinance the home. She needs to be making those payments, as well, with her own account so t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
loan after foreclosure
Hi Peter: Lender here in Pleasanton.
FHA financing will allow you to purchase a home 3 years from the date the home was transferred back to the bank.
FHA financing is available with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Kent Turansky, Home Owner in 92344
Kent Turansky answered:
Have I Been Black-listed?
Hello Bernard,

If you are trying to reach customer service it would be customerservice@trulia.com Make sure you have the domain name @trulia.com whitelisted in your spam settings.
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1 vote Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 In My Neighborhood in San Ramon
lemmyc, Home Buyer in 94720
lemmyc answered:
Why don't Real Estate Agents charge by the hour?
I think the commission system directly contributes to the housing bubble in the Bay Area since both the sellers' AND the buyers' commissions are based on the sale price. If a house is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Joyce Chiu, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Joyce Chiu answered:
Why do Townhouses and apartments look expensive in San Ramon?
All I can say is that I have been a resident here in San Ramon for more than 10 years, you cannot go wrong a home or a townhouse in San Ramon. Due to lack of inventory, that is driving ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Joyce Chiu, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Joyce Chiu answered:
Hi, bought new build in San Ramon.Will be ready in 5 months.Looking for upgrade options. so, if i upgrade for10 k, how much more money do I pay?
It is best to find out through the builder if they would give you incentives on upgrades towards your new home.

Hope this helps!

Joyce
925-683-2270
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 28, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Jumbo loan in CA with less than 20 percent down
Anil: We can go 10% up to 850k loan amount.
That takes you to 945k purchase price.
15% would get you to $1M.
No MI.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Loan for 3rd house - rental property
The new lender will utilize 75% of the rent schedule the appraiser calculates. This will be used as extra income for qualifying for that rental.
You may put as little as 15% down on a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Investment Properties in 94582
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
First time home buyer can get 10k from IRA account?
Yes, this is a possible option for you. You may be able to take out cash from your IRA for a down payment, but the penalty may depend on your age since there is an age restriction to pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
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