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Joypsalm91, Renter in California City, CA

Hi We are planning to move from San Bruno, CA to around the area of Santa Clara, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Mountain View.

Asked by Joypsalm91, California City, CA Mon Sep 3, 2012

We need to know some of your experiences in the area. What is important is a good neighborhood, safe, not noisy, easy access to shopping and hospital. Our budget is around 550-650. Below are some listings I found at Trulia. Please let us know any comment

http://www.trulia.com/property/map/3091013263-2859-Bruce-Ct-…

http://www.trulia.com/property/3091130796-2085-Morrison-Ave-…

http://www.trulia.com/property/3092277406-756-Poplar-St-Sant…

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Hi Joy and thanks for your email.

Whenever you are relocating from one city to an area that is relatively unfamiliar to you personally, it makes sense to work with one professional who can review your personal list of housing requirements and can then help you select the best homes and areas to look for your next home.

As my pals Allyson and Nina have both noted, without proper guidance you will probably spend a great deal of time looking at homes and areas that don't really fit since Santa Clara's housing market is both vast and, currently, highly in demand by many working professionals. And, your housing budget is in the range in which we are finding the majority of our buyers--which can mean pretty stiff competition when you are making offers.

To really find a great home, work with a qualified Realtor in this area.

Good luck,
Grace Morioka
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
I agree with Nina, in an unfamiliar area your best bet is to get with an agent that knows your area of interest, market conditions, and what is important to you. The properties you posted are nice, but you put in a 2 bedroom one, did you mean too? Your goal is not undoable, but you need to understand Santa Clara is a HOT MARKET so be prepared to face stiff competition.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
At your service,
Allyson
allyson@homesbyallyson.com
408-705-6578
Certified Distressed Property Expert
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2012
Hi Joypsalm91,

Please do pair up with a good Realtor here in the South Bay......I work all the above areas. Then sit down and go thru a full Buyers meeting so both - you and the Realtor, are on the same page and can help you meet your needs. Otherwise you will be all over the place! Let me know if i can help,
Be well and safe, regards,
Nina Daruwalla
DRE#01712223
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 3, 2012
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