With choosing any area to buy in, it's based on your house budget and basically if you like the neighborhood.
It's a simplistic answer to what could be a complicated question. Every buyer is different and any agent would need to sit with you to find out exactly what you want and need in a home.
It's all about finding the house you consider to be "The Home" for you.
Let me know if I can help you.
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Specifically talking about these 2 homes:
Mixed feelings about it. When we saw it yesterday, we were thinking of putting down a contract on it. When we researched the area, we realized there were a lot of short sales close by. When the market tanks, I also heard this is one of the first areas to suffer. Is that real ?.
Single family home around 2K sq feet.
Relatively newer home - 10-15 yrs old
Not too worried about great schools. We have a 9 month old , we can send her to private schools when the time comes
Budget - 750 - 850K.
The number of homes being sold there is quite low (as it is in much of Santa Clara County).
Home prices near some of the big employers such as Google, Facebook, etc (Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos) have climbed higher.
Buying a home in zip 95138 could be a good choice. With interest rates still quite low, you have a double advantage: your mortgage payment is lower and you actually build up equity quicker.
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Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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I can give you an example. I have a very well priced condo in Silver Creek Country Club. http://www.5304SilverPoint.com . It has excellent school scores for elementary and middle school and it is priced $20,000 below the last sale. Then there are single family homes in the same community for over $1million dollars. Outside of the Country Club there are several different types of homes, condos and various school scores. They all reside within 95138.
A consultation with a Buyer's agent would be recommended so that they can get to know you and help you determine which neighborhood fits your expectation, evaluate your budget, and explain to you the market conditions for your needs.
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What are your goals for buying a home? What type of home are you looking at? Single Family? Condo/Townhouse?
Here is a link of available homes in the area:
I'll be happy to help with any specific questions!