Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Palo Alto- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Palo-Alto-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ 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 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 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 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 I am trying to buy this home; how can I find recent sale prices of comparable neighborhood homes ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-buy-this-home-how-can-I-find-recent-sale-prices-of-comparable-neighborhood-homes/378540/ 4186 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto,&nbsp; CA, 94306<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-buy-this-home-how-can-I-find-recent-sale-prices-of-comparable-neighborhood-homes/378540/ 2010-12-23T22:52:00Z I am trying to make an offer on this home; how can I find reccent sale prices of comparable homes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-make-an-offer-on-this-home-how-can-I-find-reccent-sale-prices-of-comparable-homes/378538/ 4186 Manuela Ave. , PaloAlto,&nbsp;&nbsp;CA 94306<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-make-an-offer-on-this-home-how-can-I-find-reccent-sale-prices-of-comparable-homes/378538/ 2010-12-23T22:44:00Z What do you do when the seller won't come down on the price even though the comps don't support it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-do-when-the-seller-won%27t-come-down-on-the-price-even-though-the-comps-don%27t-support-it/367983/ 4 replies Tue, 28 Sep 2010 03:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-do-when-the-seller-won%27t-come-down-on-the-price-even-though-the-comps-don%27t-support-it/367983/ 2010-09-28T03:22:00Z location question: is ross better location than louis? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/location-question-is-ross-better-location-than-louis/355120/ do they both get the same amount of traffic? and is the traffic noise an issue? <br/><br/>is ross also in a flood zone?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 24 Jun 2010 18:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/location-question-is-ross-better-location-than-louis/355120/ 2010-06-24T18:41:00Z I am looking for a forum for home buyers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-forum-for-home-buyers/349322/ is there a place on the zillow website where I can poste a message to let home owners in a certain area of Palo Alto know that I am interested in buying a three bedroom house in a specific price range?<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 11 May 2010 01:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-looking-for-a-forum-for-home-buyers/349322/ 2010-05-11T01:58:00Z Zillow forum for buyers to communicate to potential home sellers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-forum-for-buyers-to-communicate-to-potential-home-sellers/349323/ I would like to start a forum (by neighborhood) where buyers who are looking for a specific type of house in a specific neighborhood could post this information.&nbsp; then home owners who own this type of house and are thinking of selling their house could contact these buyers.&nbsp; Do you think this concept could work?<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 11 May 2010 02:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-forum-for-buyers-to-communicate-to-potential-home-sellers/349323/ 2010-05-11T02:02:00Z I need to get the history(1997-2009) of all the houses sold similar 704 seminole way, palo alto, ca http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-get-the-history-1997-2009-of-all-the-houses-sold-similar-704-seminole-way-palo-alto-ca/285562/ I need to get the history(1997-2009) of all the houses sold similar 704 seminole way, palo alto, ca 94303. I have 3 bedroom, 2 bath Eichler 1140 sqf. Can you help?<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 05 Oct 2009 20:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-get-the-history-1997-2009-of-all-the-houses-sold-similar-704-seminole-way-palo-alto-ca/285562/ 2009-10-05T20:34:00Z search fsbo http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/search-fsbo/200530/ 2 replies Tue, 17 Feb 2009 23:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/search-fsbo/200530/ 2009-02-17T23:34:00Z Does anybody has information on how noise would the high speed rail be? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anybody-has-information-on-how-noise-would-the-high-speed-rail-be/239748/ High speed rail is coming.&nbsp; How noise would it be?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 27 May 2009 23:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anybody-has-information-on-how-noise-would-the-high-speed-rail-be/239748/ 2009-05-27T23:56:00Z What are the good elementary schools in the Palo Alto area and related good rental bldgs. Thanks! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-good-elementary-schools-in-the-Palo-Alto-area-and-related-good-rental-bldgs-Thanks/266679/ 2 replies Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-good-elementary-schools-in-the-Palo-Alto-area-and-related-good-rental-bldgs-Thanks/266679/ 2009-08-11T04:36:00Z What is vision of East Palo Alto? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-vision-of-East-Palo-Alto/212145/ I heard that east Paol Alto in CA getting attention. Is that true? And, will it be worthy to buy house there? Thanks<br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-vision-of-East-Palo-Alto/212145/ 2009-03-18T19:10:00Z