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Shk53, Home Buyer in 95051

looking at buying a single family home in santa clara - OK school district vs small condos in cupertino with very good school district?

Asked by Shk53, 95051 Tue Nov 1, 2011

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The area in Santa Clara that goes to Cupertino schools is the Eisenhower Elementary neighborhood. A rough idea is that the homes south of Pruneridge go to Eisenhower.

Santa Clara Unified also has some excellent schools and one of these happen to be the homes just north of Pruneridge that go to Sutter Elementary.

Another neighborhood in Santa Clara with excellent school is the Laurelwood Elementary neighborhood, which is near where the new Apple campus will be.

You could have gotten a great deal on these neighborhoods back in 2011, but now people have discovered them and they all have jumped in demand and price. I got my buyers in near the time you asked this question and they are now pretty "stoked" about their appreciation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
If you get in that certain part of Santa Clara you get Cupertino schools. Low utility rates, reasonable home values and good schools is th best of all worlds. Contact me if you;d like to chat more. (408) 857-0043 http://www.GaryNobile.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Do you have kids? How many?
How important is their education to you?
If you have 2 kids, that favors the condo in Cupertino.
If you have only 1 child and don't anticipate any more ever, then consider private school.

How do you feel about living in a single family home vs. a small condo?
Do you have pets? If so, that favors single family home.
Do you think your kids (or future kids) will like a backyard to play in?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 23, 2013
Hi Shk53

Location, location, location is key.

One can buy in Santa Clara also with Cupertino schools, or areas South of El Camino.

One needs to be weary about homes with older foundations.

R and P Mistry

Web Reference: http://www.ruthandperry.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 31, 2012
How important is education and the educational environment to you? What are your children's personalities like? Competitive or not?

I offer a free no-obligation consultation designed to help you discover for yourselves what is most important about buying a home to you so you can make the right choice.

Keep in mind that many families buy in the Cupertino schools areas just for the years needed, then sell. So sometimes we have homes with a regular 4 year turnover (high school), while other times the family perseveres with a smaller home to ensure a certain level of education from K-12.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 15, 2012
The other factors you will need to consider are how long you plan to stay in the home.

The average home ownership actually only last 5-7 years. The ages of your children. If they are young enough you might lean toward the OK school district and then 5-7 years later move to the better school district when they are in high school, where it matters more what their scores and grades are.

I suggest actively looking at both, as most times that will help make the decision for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 7, 2012
So what is important to you? your childrens education? resale value? ease of commute? investment property for rent? Price for what you are purchasing? If you break down what it is that you need and want then the answers will be a lot easier to give. Please advise.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 1, 2011
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