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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
I have a 0 credit rating, so I hve to put 35% down on a mobile home, and pay 16.99% interest. They want another $11k extra, but won't tell me why
Terri's spot on. What you're doing sounds like it's a desperate act to just get a roof over your head. Before you sign anything get some more answers and email me with the details. Or i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
how much rent for the place of the mobile home?
If you saw an ad for a mobile home on Trulia please provide a link to that information so that you can receive an answer.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 19, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Is Ellis Elementary a good school? It is API ranking is 7, is that likely to improve?
I most definitely wouldn't judge a school just by its API. My daughter attended one of the top schools in Palo Alto. For a number of reasons it was not all that good for her. Fortunatel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 15, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
South Bay Area agent that specializes in "fixer-uppers"?
To give you the best help, I need to understand your goals and what's most important to you in this home purchase. Are you buying it to live in? To fix up and flip (re-sell)? As an inve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Elementary School Districts in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara area
Hi Webmihir, as others have mentioned, buying makes sense when you plan to benefit from the schools for a long period of time, as you said.

Generally fall is the time to get the lowe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
Am I just pipe dreaming to find a town house in 94087 with a 750k budget?
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in 94087
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Advantage of buying first floor condo vs 3rd floor with vaulted ceiling?
Hi test_trulia,
Different complexes have different sale price ratios for the resale value for 3rd floor with vaulted ceiling but no elevator vs. 1st floor. No need to guess. The hard ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
I found one house in Sunnyvale, CA. The zoning is R0. What is that mean? Thanks
Hi lilinglee2000,
Here's the link from the City of Sunnyvale:
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Portals/0/Sunnyvale/CDD/Residential/Developments/Residential%20Zoning%20Standards%20-%20FINAL.pdf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Robert Lei answered:
I found a house in Sunnyvale, CA. The zoining is R0. That is that mean? Thanks.
Below are the Residential Zoning Standards for the City of Sunnyvale:
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Portals/0/Sunnyvale/CDD/Residential/Developments/Residential%20Zoning%20Standards%20-%20FI ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Looking to buy a house for AirBnB usage. Input?
One thing to keep in mind is that the AirBnB is facing a few challenges from hotels in part because they are offering hotel services without paying the corresponding taxes and possibly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Anon, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA
Anon answered:
How would you rank the areas in Sunnyvale now in terms of cost, value and growth potential (likely related to school districts)?
1. West Valley/Homestead High
2. Ortega Park
3. Cumberland
4. Cherry Chase
5. Nimitz

I live in sunnyvale!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 8, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Ivy Magsaysay, Real Estate Pro in Mountain View, CA
Ivy Magsaysay answered:
The Estates at Sunnyvale -- why do the prices keep increasing?
Prices are up because there are willing buyers who want to pay for it. Keep in mind the price of the homes is really determined by the buyers, list price is a suggested price. Want an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Scott Brewer, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Scott Brewer answered:
Moving to Sunnyvale, CA and looking to buy a 2bd/1.5ba starter home in a good neighborhood. Price point=below $400,000. Where should I be looking?
Hi Courtney,

All of the responses you have received are right on. However, there is another option. Manufactured homes. There are many high quality homes available for under $200, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
What is the probability of appreciation of home price in 2014?
I think the probability is good. As long as the employment numbers hold up and the interest rates only increase gradually I believe we have enough people in the area with good jobs, mon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 94085
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
How does year built in effect house price. For example if I buy a new home of same size as a 20 year old home of same size how much additional would I
Hi Ben:

Thanks for your post. As my good friend Marcy Moyer pointed out, it's land--rather than structures--that really gain in value. Thus, even as other Realtors pointed out, the ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94085
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA answered:
Is Azure Street in sunnyvale a safe place? Trulia crime map shows that the surrounding places in red and yellow? How does it factor into its safety?
If you zoom in on the area shown in Trulia's crime map, dots appear which if you put your mouse cursor on top of, show the reported crime: petty theft, vagrant, suspicious person, distu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
what is a tax rate buying a townhouse in 95111 & aproximate how much county's tax transfer for amount of $269K?
You are right to try to research this before you buy:
You might be looking at more than you bargain for:
You might have a Melo Roos (ad valorum) tax added to you property taxes; It is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in 94085
Thekbhomedan, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL
Thekbhomedan answered:
Evelyn Glen (KB Homes), Sunnyvale, CA. 3Bed/4Bath town home (5 years old) priced at $700K. Is it worth buying? Appreciate your response!
KB Homes is having a lot of problems in Florida. Are they having the same issues in California? Take a look at some of the pictures and videos are problems these homeowners are experien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in 94086
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
What are the available loan terms on a mobile home?
If you're talking resident owned financing i.e. condo conversion, sub division, planned unit development (PUD), or a private lot/parcel that's a whole new ballgame. If the home was buil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Maggie, Home Owner in Pleasanton, CA
Maggie answered:
Are their manufactured homes for sale in Sunnyvale that are all age parks? What is the HOA fee and or space rent?
Hello Colby, we are building our own manufactured home and placing it in Adobe Wells Community, which after an extensive research found to be a luxury all age living. It has a pool and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
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