If your plan is to sell in 5-7 years, then you can pick a school for your kids at that time. I'd focus on home that will be attractive in 5-7 years. A home built in 2009 should still be very attractive in 5-7 years. Therefore you want to focus on the neighborhood, etc.
Also talk to your lender about an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). You can get a 7-10 year fixed rate that saves you 1/2+ point in interest. You can calculate how much money you save over the 5-7 years.
I will caveat any school information, however, with a note, again, that the recent adoption of the national Common Core and the introduction of a new rating system beginning this year may drastically affect the scores and the performance reports for every school. It is also the reason that we will not be seeing school scores or APIs for about three years until the situation has stabilized in the school system.
But most importantly, since it appears that you are working with a Realtor, use your agent to help you research all of this information. One of the jobs of a really good agent is to be the "eyes and ears" and information "portal" for their client, so use your agent's database of information and knowledge of the area to help you determine if this home and location are the best place to invest your money. Good luck! 50% commission rebates to buyers/Low cost listings for Sellers!
Please do a search online for 95136 Market trends in the past 1 year, and then the past 6 months, as well as keeping on eye on the Days On Market trends, and the dollare per sq. ft. living area.
Please email me if you would like me to send the data for that area.
We did drive around the area and did not notice anything strange. The neighborhood was extremely quiet with very little activity on the streets late in the evening. Also the noise from the trains was minimal and quiet bearable.
I do not think anyone can predict where the real estate market will be in 6-7 years. Keep in mind that buying in a neighborhood with good schools is always a good investment.
bridge at the edge of a town , there was an elderly man sitting there and the traviler asked the man
what kind of people live in this town and the elderly man ask the travler what kind of people were in
the town you came from and the traviler said , they were mean and uncaring and critical and the elderly man said ,you will find the same kind of people in this town so the traviler said then i will go look for another town and he left. Later another traviler came and when he saw the older man at the
bridge to the town he asked the man what kind of people live in this town and the elderly man asked the traviler , what kind of people were in the town you left and the traviler said, they were kind
and loving and considerate and the elderly man said well that is what kind of people you will find here and the traviler said I think I am going to like this town and the elderly man said, I think they will
like you too.
If you are looking for appreciation and added comfort focus on areas of Blossom Valley off Santa Teresa Blvd. the schools are much better and neighborhoods feel more like neighborhoods. Some great elementary schools are Glider, Taylor and Sakamoto. Sure the homes may not be newer construction but many have been nicely remodeled.
Otherwise, the home is a nice home located in a small pocket of newer homes surrounded by other homes. The great thing about this area is that there has been a lot of new construction near Cottle and the 85 with a new Target getting ready to open later this year. I have more info on this as well.
I suggest buyers knock on neighbors doors to ask their opinion, visit the local retail stores and ask the employees, and visit the neighborhood at all hours of the day, night, weekends, and plan to test drive your own commute both ways. Are there dogs barking? Loud music? Street lights shining in the window? Noise from schools? Smells from restaurants?
What is important to you may not be important to the next. Your perspective in personal so I suggest that in any neighborhood you do your own investigation.
None of us here can predict the future value (if they can I want to know their secret). Typically a person who holds their property for over 7 years should be ok with values.
I have buyers actively shopping in that area and price as well.