Zillow Advice RSS: Question,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Palo Alto- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Palo-Alto-CA/all/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Is a RedFin Agent or Discount Broker a Good Choice for the Savings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-RedFin-Agent-or-Discount-Broker-a-Good-Choice-for-the-Savings/498429/ I will be relocating with my family from Boston to the SF Peninsula for a new job at Google (Mountain View campus) in late August. We want to BUY (not rent) a home in Palo Alto or Los Altos. Our budget is $1.5MM to $3MM. We haven't chosen a Realtor yet to handle the transaction.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Since my wife and I are using the power of the Internet to find our future home, the question is does it make since to use RedFin or a Discount broker/agent to handle the transaction saving us significant money?<br \><br \>15 replies Sat, 22 Jun 2013 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-RedFin-Agent-or-Discount-Broker-a-Good-Choice-for-the-Savings/498429/ 2013-06-22T01:23:00Z Would you feel comfortable with your agent also representing the buyer of your home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-feel-comfortable-with-your-agent-also-representing-the-buyer-of-your-home/580395/ 1 reply Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-you-feel-comfortable-with-your-agent-also-representing-the-buyer-of-your-home/580395/ 2015-03-26T14:51:00Z Non-Occupant Co-borrower HELOC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Non-Occupant-Co-borrower-HELOC/579389/ <p>My mother owns her house free and clear, however she does not have income except SSB.&nbsp; For a HELOC, would I be able to be the co-borrower on the application in order to provide the income necessary for qualification?&nbsp; I do not live in her house and I am not on title.&nbsp; Property is in CA.</p><p>Thanks</p><br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Non-Occupant-Co-borrower-HELOC/579389/ 2015-03-18T21:01:00Z Is Palo Alto becoming a Silicon Valley hot spot for home owners? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Palo-Alto-becoming-a-Silicon-Valley-hot-spot-for-home-owners/574768/ 2 replies Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Palo-Alto-becoming-a-Silicon-Valley-hot-spot-for-home-owners/574768/ 2015-02-06T17:14:00Z Is Palo Alto becoming a Silicon Valley hot spot for home owners? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Palo-Alto-becoming-a-Silicon-Valley-hot-spot-for-home-owners/574768/ 2 replies Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Palo-Alto-becoming-a-Silicon-Valley-hot-spot-for-home-owners/574768/ 2015-02-06T17:14:00Z Is a RedFin Agent or Discount Broker a Good Choice for the Savings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-RedFin-Agent-or-Discount-Broker-a-Good-Choice-for-the-Savings/498429/ I will be relocating with my family from Boston to the SF Peninsula for a new job at Google (Mountain View campus) in late August. We want to BUY (not rent) a home in Palo Alto or Los Altos. Our budget is $1.5MM to $3MM. We haven't chosen a Realtor yet to handle the transaction.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Since my wife and I are using the power of the Internet to find our future home, the question is does it make since to use RedFin or a Discount broker/agent to handle the transaction saving us significant money?<br \><br \>14 replies Sat, 22 Jun 2013 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-RedFin-Agent-or-Discount-Broker-a-Good-Choice-for-the-Savings/498429/ 2013-06-22T01:23:00Z What do you think of the 'glass sidewalk' art on California Avenue? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-of-the-%27glass-sidewalk%27-art-on-California-Avenue/573781/ 1 reply Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-of-the-%27glass-sidewalk%27-art-on-California-Avenue/573781/ 2015-01-28T21:57:00Z What do you think of the 'glass sidewalk' art on California Avenue? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-of-the-%27glass-sidewalk%27-art-on-California-Avenue/573781/ 1 reply Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-of-the-%27glass-sidewalk%27-art-on-California-Avenue/573781/ 2015-01-28T21:57:00Z How will the mixed use College Terrace Centre positively or negatively affect Palo Alto as a whole? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-will-the-mixed-use-College-Terrace-Centre-positively-or-negatively-affect-Palo-Alto-as-a-whole/572024/ 0 replies Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-will-the-mixed-use-College-Terrace-Centre-positively-or-negatively-affect-Palo-Alto-as-a-whole/572024/ 2015-01-12T21:43:00Z How do I manage my listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-manage-my-listing/500095/ I want to go in and edit my listing?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-manage-my-listing/500095/ 2013-07-03T00:16:00Z Curious what CRM Software you are utilizing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Curious-what-CRM-Software-you-are-utilizing/562466/ Any and all feedback on what is working and what is not would be greatly appreciated.<br/><br/>Warmest regards,<br/><br/>Eric &amp; Janelle Boyenga<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Curious-what-CRM-Software-you-are-utilizing/562466/ 2014-10-11T04:04:00Z Are there jumbo loans available with 10% down? . http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-jumbo-loans-available-with-10-down/511146/ My husband and I make around $450k a year and have $150k to put down on a house. We are looking at homes in the $1.2mm - $1.5mm range. Is this possible with our income and down payment?<br \><br \>13 replies Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-jumbo-loans-available-with-10-down/511146/ 2013-09-13T05:04:00Z Should I do a cash-out refinance? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-do-a-cash-out-refinance/468529/ I owe $60,000 on my home, with a $25,000 equity line that I'd like to roll into the refinance.&nbsp; I'd also like to take some cash out ($80,000) for a possible second home purchase in northern California.&nbsp; My credit score is about 839, and my only other debt is a car payment of $507 per month.&nbsp; Does this sound like a good idea?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-do-a-cash-out-refinance/468529/ 2012-11-14T21:28:00Z Where is the best place to complain about a loan agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-the-best-place-to-complain-about-a-loan-agent/520846/ I used a loan agent based in Palo Alto/Los Altos a while ago. During the process, I found out she was awful - lying, impatient with bad manner. I did 4 times re-fi with other 2 brokers before without any issue. Anyhow I put a bad review on yelp about her afterwards. Not so surprise, there are 2 or 3 bad reviews about her on Yelp already. Then I forgot about it and her. Surprisely I received an email from her recently, again with bad manner said she saw the yelp review, accused me to write bad review about her, and threatened to call my boss and tell that I am a liar. I shrugged off at first, but think again, she does have lots of our personal, financial and non-financial information, including our social security numbers, bank statements, birthday, tax and job info. If she utilizes them, does that against any law? How do I prevent it from happening? Where could I report about her? Now I googled her, she even had some kind of domestic violence record with local police.<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-the-best-place-to-complain-about-a-loan-agent/520846/ 2013-12-05T05:15:00Z How can I make it clear that I'm offering a short term rental? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-make-it-clear-that-I%27m-offering-a-short-term-rental/553988/ The people who call don't know it's short term, even though we say so in the listing. &nbsp;Any suggestions?<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-make-it-clear-that-I%27m-offering-a-short-term-rental/553988/ 2014-08-09T18:14:00Z Hellow, We are a family from Belgium (2adults, 2 kids) and coming over to California for 6 months. W http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hellow-We-are-a-family-from-Belgium-2adults-2-kids-and-coming-over-to-California-for-6-months-W/546170/ 0 replies Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hellow-We-are-a-family-from-Belgium-2adults-2-kids-and-coming-over-to-California-for-6-months-W/546170/ 2014-06-19T08:14:00Z Co-leasing With Company http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Co-leasing-With-Company/539616/ Hello,<br/><br/>I am interested in renting out a sublease for 3 months in Palo Alto, CA. However, we've recently formed a corporation, and were curious about signing the lease with the company name in order to protect our personal liability. However, the agent is only willing to lease the property to the company if I personally co-sign the lease. Is there an advantage to co-leasing the property with myself only and the company VS. co-leasing the property with 2 other friends?<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 07 May 2014 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Co-leasing-With-Company/539616/ 2014-05-07T01:40:00Z Is this collusion? Buyer agent offered my agent the co-listing after the rebuild http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-collusion-Buyer-agent-offered-my-agent-the-co-listing-after-the-rebuild/537141/ Our agent pushed us to accept an offer from a buyer. We've now found out it's because the buyer was a builder who offered to give our agent the listing once the home was renovated and relisted. We didn't want to sell to this particular buyer but were pressured and lied to.&nbsp;The buyer used an agent from the same realty firm so that means our agent and the buyer's agent would co-list the new listing. We have emails from the buyer agent stating they want to give our agent the co-listing to "tip it in their favor."&nbsp;What recourse do we have? THANK YOU!&nbsp;<br \><br \>22 replies Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-collusion-Buyer-agent-offered-my-agent-the-co-listing-after-the-rebuild/537141/ 2014-04-19T16:37:00Z rent by owner out of state http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rent-by-owner-out-of-state/534413/ received email by current renter or owner (not sure) 436 High Street,Palo Alto, CA 94301, who is currently working in different state.&nbsp; His email is a legit gmail account, but I was wondering which public agent or company would have record of the renter or owner of property?<br \><br \>6 replies Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/rent-by-owner-out-of-state/534413/ 2014-03-30T16:36:00Z Do you have any furnished, short term rentals in Palo Alto, CA? Thanks http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-any-furnished-short-term-rentals-in-Palo-Alto-CA-Thanks/520810/ 0 replies Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-any-furnished-short-term-rentals-in-Palo-Alto-CA-Thanks/520810/ 2013-12-04T20:32:00Z