The listing agent has a fidiciary duty to submit the offer to the seller. there really is no way that you can find out if the listing agent actually presented the offer to the seller but if he/she did not than he/she is violating his/her fidiciary duty and the DRE will probally want to know about that.... more
Read your contract and see what the details of the EMD are.
Builders will usually give you back your deposit, especially if the home is not built and if closing is 45 days away. They may even have a waiting list of buyers waiting to purchase the home.
Lending guidelines change all of the time and even though your loan was approved at an earlier date something could have changed by now so that you don't qualify for this loan anymore.
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. However these areas are all areas of newer homes, so pricing should be competitive, taking upgrades and location of unit into consideration. Work with a Realtor to narrow down your choices and to find the right fit for you.
As far as neighborhood goes, I suggest talking to people who live in these communities.....................who have bought there. They would be your best resrouce for questions such as you may have about safety, crime, amenities, etc. Many of these communities have very nice parks, clubhouses, and green areas for play and relaxation. They are set up to be family oriented.
You can also check with the local police department to find out if there have been any incidents reported in those neighborhoods. I have not heard of any myself.
I sold a few properties in the Eden area so let me know if you need further assistance. Good luck and happy new year!... more
As for the crime, do contact/visit with the local police department, they will have accurate and up to the minute information, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firsthand; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering--enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; if not too familiar with the area, visit more than once and at different times of day, look around, get a sense of belonging, possibly chat with locals/neighbors, etc.; as for the grocery shopping, consider a Google or Google Maps search.... more
Hi Tweety, the homes in Eden point are in a very quiet area of Hayward. I lived in Hayward for 7 years and that area was always quite nice. Close to many amenities ans shopping as well.......Get yourself a Realtor you feel comfortable with and go look at the homes. The rates are historically low and a home will always be a good investment. Just FYI A buyers agent is paid for by the seller, or in this case builder, and you get the benefit of have a professional on your side at no cost to you.....hope this was helpful......Dawn... more
Buyers ask this question a lot. The best answer I can give you is to call the Hayward Police Department. Tell them you are thinking about buying in Mt. Eden area and could they give you some crime statistics for the area. Police departments are very helpful when it comes to these kinds of inquiries.
I've also suggested to my buyers that they go by the property different days of the week, and at different times of the day. You can get a pretty good idea of the activity (or lack of it) that way. Another idea is to look at the cars on the street around the property. A car with a smashed windshield and weeds growing around flat tires is not a good sign.
My last suggestion is to visit the neighborhood on a sunny, weekend and try to find neighbors outside so you can talk to them. You'd be amazed at how much you'll learn about a neighborhood from its residents.
Good luck Sparky. If you need help with your purchase let me know. I'd love you help you.........Bonnie... more