To check on the weather, demographics etc of any potential rental that is currently listed with realtors, go to http://www.handsonrealtor.com. Choose any city, and property type as rental (for rentals, do not bother entering a price range). Then, when the list populates, click on an address of a home that interests you. Then click on the "Community" tab. Then click on the "weather tab". You can also learn about the area around the home by clicking on the other tabs.
Since you are over 55 years old, you would probably have less overall cost of housing if you buy a mobile home in one of our mobile home parks that cater to seniors. To explore that option, put mobile home in the property type tab and repeat the above. From the site, you will not be able to tell if it is a senior park. For that, you'll need to call me at 408-639-0211 or email me at email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Have been working with a couple for months to narrow down housing with 1 million dollar cap.
I suggest you look at over 55+ hoas where age restriction makes the housing more affordable.
You may be able to find some from high 300 to 500K in Santa Clara County.
If you want be away from the major traffic, I am familiar with several developments which tailor toward
Keller Williams Cupertino Realty
As a rule of thumb the further south you go the lower the prices and you may get hotter summers. The flat lands will get tully fog but not that much. The Los Gatos Mountains has a nice mix of seasons and it can be a challenge to commute Highway 17, as it gets backed up in the summer and winter accidents can make travel unpleasant. There are pockets where we get less rain and other areas with more wind, but over all most of our weather is very pleasant.
The bigger concern for most that move to our area are school scores an commuter traffic. Other than that I think you will fall in love with our weather.
Whenever you have time, you can check out current listings on the market for cities in Santa Clara County. Get to know current prices are the next to do.
You can do your research by visiting my website http://lamsondang.com, use "Find A Home" feature, which is connected to Pro-MLS that I paid for all my clients.
Good luck and best wishes,
Santa Clara county fits the bill very well. It is one of the more affordable areas and the weather is moderate. It is less than an hour to San Francisco and Oakland, and the beaches of santa Cruz are half an hour away.
It would be helpful to know your price range. We can assist by competing a loan pre approval, thus getting your price range to be clear.
Eric Nelson, III
Sr. Mortgage planner
Nmls # 120412
I moved here in 97 from Connecticut and at the time ALL the weather ANYwhere within commute distance of my office with Acer America in San Jose seemed PERFECT!!! However, over the years I became a little more picky and a lot more aware of the nuances of the many micro-climates.
There are a few "best kept secrets" for incredible weather in this area. As you have noted it seems you either have moderate not too hot weather but along with that fog..... or you have less issues with fog BUT temperatures in the 90 to low 100's in the summer/fall.
While I came to CA to work in HQ for Acer in 2001 I became Broker-Owner of a mortgage company and shortly after that a Real Estate company. In the 12yrs since then I have helped many like yourself relocate to the Bay Area. And we always start with trying to identify the right area first, then we focus in on homes in that area. I've helped my clients buy or sell homes from Half Moon Bay to Livermore and from their to Santa Cruz or Prunedale. Yes, there really is a town called "Prunedale"!!!
I can think of 3 areas that I've discovered through years of introducing clients to this region that if I like you were looking to move into the Bay Area in my 60's and therefore cared a little less about commute and more about comfortable and sunny weather that I would want to consider. These areas are not foggy and yet ALSO are 20-30 degrees cooler in the summer than communities just 5 to 10 minutes away.
There is so much to discuss. Check out my references. I want you to be confident that you will be in good hands... the best..
Then call or email me!
30 minutes to the beach, 60 minutes to SF or Monterey. And, as the capital of Silicon Valley, we have strong real estate values, due in part to the strong economic base.
It helps working with an area expert! Knowing San Jose and the surrounding towns like I do, I can help maximize your real estate experience.
Feel free to call & chat if you want to discuss. I sometimes feel like the San Jose concierge!
Linda Baker, Alain Pinel Realtors
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County