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 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 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 \>10 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 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 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 \>9 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 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 \>5 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 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 Wrong school district and schools listed for this property! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Wrong-school-district-and-schools-listed-for-this-property/157673/ This property is located in the Palo Alto Unified School District with Addison Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, and Palo Alto Senior High School as the correct schools. This property is not located in the Ravenswood School District.<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Wrong-school-district-and-schools-listed-for-this-property/157673/ 2008-09-11T21:14:00Z What kind of jobs do people have? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-jobs-do-people-have/517208/ I'm considering relocating to Palo Alto, CA from Sacramento, CA to work for a financial institution. Needless to say, I experienced sticker shock when I looked at prices. What kind of jobs do these people have in order to afford the $600k to $1.5m priced homes??? What kind of income is needed assuming you have no other expenses but your home and keeping a 40% debt to income ratio.<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-kind-of-jobs-do-people-have/517208/ 2013-10-29T20:57:00Z Funny thing happened to your Zestimate, It is either got hacked or someone was manipulating the data http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Funny-thing-happened-to-your-Zestimate-It-is-either-got-hacked-or-someone-was-manipulating-the-data/454000/ The historical data for two condo units had been changed daily in the last few days and the estimation spike up &nbsp;close to $100,000 for one condo in the same day the other one went down thousands both in the same complex just few tens of feet away.<br/>The two units were competing for the sale last week.&nbsp;<br/>How the historical data for these two units got changed daily and drastically and in opposite directions?<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Funny-thing-happened-to-your-Zestimate-It-is-either-got-hacked-or-someone-was-manipulating-the-data/454000/ 2012-08-03T21:26:00Z how do i find potential sellres on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-potential-sellres-on-Zillow/511033/ 6 replies Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-potential-sellres-on-Zillow/511033/ 2013-09-12T16:33:00Z 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 \>1 reply 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 remove a scammer from your website asap!! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/remove-a-scammer-from-your-website-asap/496134/ Hi there&nbsp;<br/>there is a guy on your website offering one bed. in Palo Alto for $600 and he is lying that is in Manila and I have to send him the money there. Please remove his post before he is fooling somebody &nbsp;asap.<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 09 Jun 2013 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/remove-a-scammer-from-your-website-asap/496134/ 2013-06-09T01:37:00Z will i be getting Keys today?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-i-be-getting-Keys-today/488022/ we signed Docs Wednesday night they were overnight on thrusday so im guessing they received them Friday, not sure if the bank works on Saturday, but im wondering what is the&nbsp;time frame&nbsp;from signing Docs to getting keys!? i was hoping to get them today. &nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-i-be-getting-Keys-today/488022/ 2013-04-15T16:33:00Z County tax proration? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ I'm schedule to close by Monday the latest there's a county tax proration from April 12-july1 . This isn't the same as property taxes is it? How come I'm required to pay for this is a pretty significant amount on my end so I'm wondering. I signed docs yesterday but I'm still asking my lender I haven't wired funds yet but I need to do that today.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/County-tax-proration/487425/ 2013-04-11T15:22:00Z where can you get the most square footage per dollar in this country, without going to Alaska? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-you-get-the-most-square-footage-per-dollar-in-this-country-without-going-to-Alaska/485697/ 6 replies Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-you-get-the-most-square-footage-per-dollar-in-this-country-without-going-to-Alaska/485697/ 2013-04-01T01:07:00Z how many single family homes are in the professorville neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-many-single-family-homes-are-in-the-professorville-neighborhood/483912/ 0 replies Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-many-single-family-homes-are-in-the-professorville-neighborhood/483912/ 2013-03-20T22:14:00Z How is Citi offering these Jumbo rates? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-Citi-offering-these-Jumbo-rates/480960/ A few of my friends and I have been in the market for refinancing our homes in the SF Bay Area.<br/><br/>Citi has given us the best rates by far. &nbsp;They're almost too good to be true. &nbsp;For example, today my friend locked the following:<br/><br/>3.5%, 30-year fixed.<br/>$1MM ($750k primary and $250k cashout)<br/>Single Family Residence, Owner Occupied<br/>LTV &lt; 80%<br/>$50k deposited with Citi for rate discount.<br/>Closing Costs $2500<br/>Rate guarantee with free float down if rates drop by &gt; 0.25% in 3 years.<br/><br/>Has anyone closed with Citi recently? &nbsp;I'm wondering if this is a bait and switch (if such a thing exists in the mortgage world).<br \><br \>8 replies Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-Citi-offering-these-Jumbo-rates/480960/ 2013-03-02T03:13:00Z suggested rent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/suggested-rent/473581/ 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom cabin large yard<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/suggested-rent/473581/ 2013-01-08T14:50:00Z