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Yvie, Home Buyer in Santa Clara, CA

Where would be a good area to buy in San Jose if I am looking for 550k townhouse?

Asked by Yvie, Santa Clara, CA Tue Apr 1, 2008

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You have so many options with your price range. If you wanted to be located in downtown San Jose It would be around $450,000 and up with not as much sqft. The further away from downtown the better the price and more square footage. If you are looking for convenience with great views there is some townhomes around Communication Hills that meet your price range and they are usually 2 bd 2 bath with a minimum of 1,000 sqft.

If you want me to show you any townhomes and find the one for you I can help. I specialize in San Jose Residential Real Estate. You can call me at (408) 221-5803 or email at trishasoldit@trishamotter.com

Trisha Motter
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 2, 2008
Blossom Valley has some very nice and affordable town homes, not condos, in that price range. With a garage! Good luck.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2008
Thanks Linda,

School distrract (for better resale value) and travelling time would be the two factors I am looking into.
In terms of travelling time, the Rivermark location would be ideal but townhouse prices are over my budget.

Yvie
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2008
Hi Yvie,
There are so many good townhomes in that price range that I don't know where to begin. First, I would determine if school district is important. Then, age & condition of the home. Work with your realtor, and have a conversation regarding what you are looking for so he/she can make recommendations. My favorite areas are Cambrian & Almaden. But Blossom Valley has many great opportunities. And Downtown San Jose is becoming a dynamic area. It just depends on what you are looking for.
Don't forget to budget in the cost of the HOA expense as well.
All of these items can be factored in to create a custom MLS e-mail push to your inbox. That is one of the services I offer my buyer clients.
I have a beautiful listing on the border of Los Gatos & Cambrian that is priced at $510,000 for 2 bed/2 bath, 1212sf. Great location, great schools, beautiful home on the top level - no upstairs neighbor.
Good luck. Please let me know if you need any referrals to lenders or other services. And, of course, I love working with buyers.
Cheers,
Linda Baker
408.712.3432
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