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Dash, Home Buyer in 95136

Interested in the condo conversion at 857 Carlisle Way, Sunnyvale-94087. How good a buy is this at 630K?

Asked by Dash, 95136 Sat May 24, 2008

If this was built in 1972 but rebuilt from studs up in 2007 with everything new inside out, what will the resale value be? And if anyone has bought here, please list out the pros and cons. Thanks Much!

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Wai See
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 1, 2008
Thanks for both your responses. Appreciate it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 28, 2008
What you are paying for is location, location, location AKA Cupertino School District. These homes are in the Sunnyvale 94087 zip code has excellent elementary and middle school. Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School-API score 945 (2007 Growth) 930 (2006 Base). Cupertino Middle School-API score 899 (2007 Growth) 904 (2006 Base). Both schools are ranked 10 out of 10. If you don't have kids that needs the excellent schools, then it's good for resale value. Purchasing a home with excellent schools will always hold it's value better then not having good schools at all-You get bragging right :)

784 Danforth Terrace is 31 yrs old; the HOA fees is $325 per month (according to the MLS) Carlisle Way HOA is $275 which includes water, among many other items; make sure you find out how much the HOA fees are where ever you decide to purchase your home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
Hi Dash,

The $600K price range is on the high side for condos in Sunnyvale. Most tend to be $550K and below, although there are a few high end complexes that get above $700K. At $630K, it would be nice if it had a garage. Also, a $30K premium for a larger patio & storage room is a bit expensive. That being said, however, it's a good complex and you should do well.

I'm not sure what your requirements are, but there is another unit that just came on the market today. It's at 784 Danforth, priced at $549,950. It's more of a house style unit with vaulted ceilings, located across from a park. There are quite a few condos in the mid $500K range, but for the most part, they aren't updated to the extent that Carlsile Way is. I can send you some ino if you are interested.

I hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2008
Appreciate the answer Earl. The 630K is for units with larger patios which come with a larger storage room in the patio. You are right about square footage not being listed anywhere. We were told that it is 1170 sq, excluding the patio. It is 2 levels as you can tell from the listing and comes with 1 carport (No Garage). What do you think?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2008
Hi Dash,

In looking at the MLS, there are two units currently for sale in the complex. One at 865 Carlisle Way, the other at 857. Both are 2BR, 2 1/2 BA units being offered at $599K. The quality of construction looks very good! I'm not sure where the $630K price comes from, unless it's a larger unit or has some other ammenities.

The sales literature does not list square footage, so it's a bit difficult to compare with other condos that have recently sold in the area. With them being newer, Carslile does appear to be nicer that most of the other units that have sold in the same price range. I would guess that they're a touch smaller, however.

If you can tell me how many square feet the unit you are looking at has, I can give you a better analysis.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
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