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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist - B.R.E. 01191194
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2011 

This is the most basic question there is on probates, but I keep getting the question so I guess is needs to be answered.  The answer is : When the home has not been placed in a trust by the owner. It is that simple. It is not a question of is there a will or no will, it has nothing to do with th...
10/29/2011
    Marcy Moyer | Keller Williams Realty | (650) 619-9285 1523 Oak Canyon Dr, San Jose, CA Lovely large home in Almaden with Union Schools, mountain views,and mature landscaping. 5BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $949,000 Year Built 1980 Sq Footage 2,760 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 part...
10/28/2011
Many buyers face the question should I buy smaller than I can afford or a larger home that I can afford but is at the higher end of what I can afford. the answer to this is complex and very personal but here are some things to consider: If I buy smaller: 1. More affordable so better cash flow and...
10/27/2011
Palo Alto has not been a hot bed of foreclosure activity. In the last year there have been 8 sales of bank owned homes, condos, and townhomes out of over 500 sales. 1-2 % foreclosures is not much. However, there is a disturbing trend. Currently there are 13 homes, condos, and townhomes scheduled ...
10/17/2011
Union Bank has a new product the is great for low down payment buyers. In certain areas, like East Menlo Park or Belle Haven you can get a loan with 5% down and no mortgage insurance. It is also possible to get 10% down with no mortgage insurance in other parts of San Mateo or Santa Clara county....
10/17/2011
This is so inherently unethical I can not believe I am actually writing a blog about this, but a buyer asked me this question today and apparently it is happening.  I have a short sale listing in Menlo Park and offers are due by the end of the day on Tues.  At thus point I have 2. It is in Belle ...
10/17/2011
If you are selling your home as a short sale and it needs work you may get one or more offers from flippers. These can be contractors or investors who want to buy your home at a discount, fix it up, and then resell it for a profit. I do not believe there is anything unethical about this, and in f...
10/15/2011
To view this property website, click a picture or visit: http://www.1115MaderaAve.com 1115 Madera AveMenlo Park, CAMenlo Park: Charming Belle Haven Short Sale! Offered at $375,000 www.1115MaderaAve.com Welcome to one of the best homes in Belle Haven. This charming home features wood floors, large...
10/14/2011
When I hear the term winterizing I usually think of cabins in the mountains or Vacation homes in New England.  Water is turned off to keep from freezing the pipes and other things happen that I know nothing about. I am a proud Californian since 1976 and left the east coast long before I was old e...
10/05/2011
It is estimated that about 25% of home in the US are underwater, that is the owner owes more on the mortgage than the home is worth. So if the owner has to sell, they would have to either make up the difference or do a short sale. However, just being underwater is not enough reason for most banks...
10/03/2011
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