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Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
How to calculate Santa Clara County property tax as of 2010? Will it increase/decrease every year?
Hi Welcome2t,

You can "guesstimate" property tax to be approximately 1.25% of the purchase price; however, if you know the actual property address you can get more accurat ... more
3 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 13, 2010 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve Ornellas answered:
How do I calculate Property Tax on a 24 year old house that is I am looking into purchasing in Santa Clara?
Hi Cablekc:

Proposition 13 limits the taxation of property to 1.2% of a property’s assessed value (for you, the sales price), plus special assessments and improvement bonds a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
is it difficult to buy a home that is a short sale,or a forclosure?
Deepak,

On a short sale --- find out if the property has more than one loan on it, and if they're by different lenders. It is doubly hard to get approval for the short sale of this p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Brian LeBars, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Brian LeBars answered:
will I qualify for loan?
If you would like to speak with a Mortgage Broker one on one I would be happy to help you.

My question would be how long have you been self employed? This would be something that cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2009 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
would "26 Trestle Dr., Hayward, CA" be a good investment?
Luis:

It's a short sale. Many people are not interested in short sale properties for all of the obvious reasons. It will typically need to be sold “as-is,” even though th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
I am looking for a house in Santa Clara. I have seen in the lsitings in Trulia, there are many houses on
Sara:

We live in an older house and we love it – they have a feel and an ambience that is missing in newer homes. Plus – and it’s a BIG plus – most older ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
I am a first time home buyer. I see there are a lot of short sale and bank reo houses in the market now. Is?
Great time to be buy --- prices are lower than they were 2-3 years ago, interest rates still some of the lowest in 40 years. As a first time buyer, I hope you have a realtor representin ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 29, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Annie Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Annie Nguyen answered:
A realtor replying to a question on property tax in Santa Clara County wrote: 'the tax rate in Santa Clara
Hello Vee,

Mello-Roos tax is a special additional tax to theproperty tax to pay for new development for public use such as park, road, new school site to the new development areas. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Clara
Ken Vasan, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Ken Vasan answered:
3 bed, 2 bath house with good Elementary school - 600 K budget
Ram

The areas you have mentioned seem to fall under Cupertino School district in my opinion. If my assumption is correct, I doubt you will be able to find an independent house. Ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2008 Home Buying in Santa Clara
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