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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
When choosing a real estate agent to represent you, do you ask for recommendations or do you prefer to find an agent online?
I find most people start on the Internet.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:28am Home Buying in 95126
Shannon Jones, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Shannon Jones answered:
For a first time home buyer, would it be better to buy an older home in a more sought after school district
School district is certainly one of the factors to consider, and homes in areas with highly rated school districts can carry higher price tags. However, the flip side of that is that yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 95126
Piss_of_with…, Home Owner in South San Francisco,...
Piss_of_with_summerhills answered:
Is Summerhill Homes a good builder?
I live in Park Station (Summerhills) at South San Francisco. Well, my answer is: design-wide is great. But if you find out something inside the wall or area that you cann't reach/s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Home Buying in 95126
Stephen Blohm, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Stephen Blohm answered:
i am looking to buy a cahill park property in San Jose (95126) under litigation.
Do you have an agent for this transaction? My partner and I just worked a similar situation in Milpitas?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Buying in 95126
Guy Berry, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Guy Berry answered:
Any feedback regarding the Summerhills Homes development in San Jose 95126?
I am not familiar with this project but have known them for many years. They were a direct competitor when I was Sales Director for Greenbriar Homes. My experience with them is that t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 95126
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What would be the negatives looking for a home at The Grove at Enchanto, santa clara? It is nearby train rail and airport and the builder is arrogant
I've written before about the mind set of Builders.

The Grove is centrally located; it's near SC University, HP Pav. and more. Yes, you will have the negative issues of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
Keith, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Keith answered:
any negative things regarding the Robson Homes The Grove development in Santa Clara?
I believe there's a current lawsuit from several Encanto home owners regarding the train. They said it was roughly 200 trains passing by each day and will be increased to 300 in a year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 30, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Where To Get School District Information?
I believe that area feeds to San Jose Unified:

http://www.schvision.com/schoolfinder2/SJUSD/browse.asp?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 30, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
Hhjchen, Home Buyer in 95126
Hhjchen answered:
What do you think about the Robson Homes Encanto development in San Jose near Santa Clara University?
Hi Sophie

Did you end up purchasing a home from The Grove? If so, what are your opinions thus far? If not, did you find anything else that persuaded you otherwise?

J
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
Richard Gonz…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Richard Gonzalez answered:
Offer to buy a "short sale" house in cash
Kim,
Your offer sounds good but ask your REALTOR to inquire who the banks are that own the notes on the home. Our experience has been that a lender like Wachovia is relatively fast (a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How much would a home warranty for a 1030 sq ft 1930's home cost in sj? Should I get it?
A Home Warranty is a little peace of mind. The cost depends on the coverage, between $250 and $500. There are premium upgrades, air conditioning, refrigerator, etc.. add ons determine ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2009 Home Buying in 95126
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How is Village Square by Summerhill Homes in the San Jose (CA) area?
I looked at those condos. They are putting together a nice project. They have about a half dozen on San Carlos which could also be used for a small business, such as an office (not re ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 12, 2008 Home Buying in 95126
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
I am looking at a home in Cahill park san jose 95126. Does anybody know anything about these homes? There is
Devin -

I know that property and can let you know that there is an accepted offer on the home as of today. More and more I am seeing the banks price these homes slightly under marke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 Home Buying in 95126
SJ Downtowner, Other/Just Looking in 95120
SJ Downtowner answered:
How good is the Altura Community in terms of schools and crime and demographics?
Nice picture Lynn.

Altura? Is that the one closed to SCU? Not the one in Dallas right?

According to this link:
http://www.movoto.com/real-estate/homes-for-sale/CA/San-Jose/1383-D ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2008 Home Buying in 95126
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
Is an HOA fee of $287/month too high?
Igoyin -

I am not sure any of can tell you the best way to determine whether or not it is too high because there are simply too many points for comparison between complexes. Is it p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2008 Home Buying in 95126
Jeffrey Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Is a $490K loan doable at $120K/annual salary?
Igoyin,

The principle and interest payment would equate to 30% of your gross income. When you tack on taxes and insurance, you've exceeded the typical 28% front-end ratio that many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2008 Home Buying in 95126
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