Best of luck and should you need more information, call me.
Alain Pinel Realtors
Los Altos office
If you were to find a home, have each and every document sent immediatly, and any and all conditions met with no resistence. We can ge the loan rushed, and have a speedy closing. This can be done in under 30 days, I just had a closing from start to finish in 21 day.
Feel free to contact me (nights/weekends as well)
So yes you can buy a home in 30 days but you will have to do everything quickly and correctly. I wouldn't recommend setting 30 days as an expected length of time to buy and move into a home.
Your signature indicates you are from Michigan. You will probably be shocked by the price of homes in Silicon Valley. You can view Mountain View real estate statistics at
You can see many pictures of homes which have sold and a few homes for sale at:
The prices shown are the listing prices. Often the sales price was significantly higher.
You can browse or search for homes for sale at:
You can also reach real estate statistics for other cities, zip codes, or neighborhoods from my Mountain View real estate statistics page. You will find that there is a dramatic difference in home prices in different areas. Most of the "lower priced" areas are still in good neighborhoods but may have lower rated schools, noise from traffic, or something that makes them less desirable.
Not having talked directly to you my advice would be to expect to spend your 30 days looking for a place to rent.
Welcome to Silicon Valley. Don't hesitate to give me a call and chat.
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Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
It is suggested to negotiate with your company to get 90-day rent for you at least - maybe you pay from the second month. If you rent an place by yourself here, it will normally has 6-month rent contract at least.
How about a compromise? Find a short term rental and give yourself a little more time to buy a home. There are places that rent month to month. They are usually more expensive but worth the extra money to avoid buying the wrong home..
Meanwhile- Welcome to Mountain View!! It's a wonderful community.'
Great people, great schools, great restaurants and great employers. what's not to love? (I too first moved to this area because of a job and bought my first house in Mountain View, so I'm a little biased!)
The hard part is learning the area so that you will know where you want to live, and what you can afford. The market is very competitive. Multiple offers, over asking, so you will need to be prepared and trust your agent to guide you in the process.
If it is possible for your company to give you a bit more time for housing that would be advisable. Otherwise, even trying to find a rental may be challenging. You will want to decide where to focus your time and energy where you will have the most success. If you are on a tight time line and you do not know the area, I would recommend renting for a bit. The prices are going up, but making a bad decision is very expensive. If you know the area, know what you want then that is a different situation.
You can contact me when you are ready for a free buyer consultation.
Have an amazing day.
Hot listings in Mountain View and Silicon Valley are sold immediately with multiple offers - or even before it goes to public. Eager buyers outbid one another with risky offers giving up contingencies.
Unless your have strong cash reserve and are totally OK with 10% -15% minimum markup of the offers, you will be shocked by the ticket price and feel battered in this environment. We have a flux of strong cash buyers and historically low inventories in the Valley, so far making the market unstoppable.
So get ready today with a lender/banker about down payment and closing cost. Make your funding source ready. Do your home work by checking the area home prices. It's better you do some research before you come out. Connect a local specialist. Decide location, style, age, floor plan you need/want.It is very important and easier for a Realtor to work with you if you know what you want.
Some other suggestions: negotiate a reasonable price for your temp residency, say, 1-3 months, in case something in the way of process and you don't want to move twice.
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