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Jennifer Str…, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Jennifer Strohfus answered:
Is it worth to buy a 2bed/2bath town home ('92 built) for $400k near dixon landing park.?
Smelling issue is getting better and better. Milpitas schools are improving a lot for the last few years and Milpitas housing market will be more and more desirable. When the land in Mi ... more
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Sundrop circle is selling homes with smaller lot size for higher price than the community across the street with larger lot size, anyone knows why
There are definitely worthy trade-offs to consider between the two communities.

However, if you've been working with a buyer's agent, then you should get his opinion. It sounds like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What do you think about the new townhome/condo community "Harmony" at Milpitas? Is it a good investment?
In today's real estate market, inventory is very low. Sellers, including builders have the advantage over buyers.

To get new construction, with that square footage, and decent sch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
town homes near dixon landing park in milpitas
For crime go to www.crimereports.com

For value the market is a strong seller's market so the value is going to be determined by the winner of the bit.

What are you looking for in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
praveenjayar…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
praveenjayaraman answered:
Appraisal values differ by 120K. Is it because of Towhouse vs. PUD
Also wanted to add, in the county records, the house is listed as a single family attached but other 'IDENTICAL' houses in the same community were listed and sold as townhouses.

Is i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Jlp470, Home Buyer in Milpitas, CA
Jlp470 answered:
How are rows at coyote creek town homes?
Great location and pricing. Which floodplan are you looking at?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Milpitas
Meena Gujral, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Meena Gujral answered:
Robson Homes (Sundrop Circle) - Not Even paying Escrow Fees (Asking the Buyer to) in Santa Clara County ( Is this even legal?)
Hi Jay,

I am sure by now you are aware that this is a seller's market so anything and everything is possible. The sellers are in a position to ask the buyers to pay for what would no ... more
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
I would like to know about new community near great mall. Harmony ( D.R.Horton)
They are just gearing up and releases and final prices is not yet determined. I am friends with one of the sales representatives for DR. Horton. I can keep you posted on updates.

I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Odor issues near the new homes Sundrop Circle on Los Coches.
Well, there's no specific odor issues around those homes. More generally, you'll notice an occasional odor issue in Milpitas and Fremont from the proximity of the waste treatment facil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Freeway noise around sundrop circle
I've represented buyers at Sundrop and have spent plenty of time inside. They're actually about to close in the next week. Once inside, the freeway noise is not noticeable with the du ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Feedback on Terra Serena Milpitas
Yeah, everything you've mentioned is right on the mark. Plus, with the new BART station coming up nearby, it's even more convenient.

As for the correctional facility, it's definitel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
Buyer backed out just after the short sale approval. Its all cashdown with no (zero) contigencies contract. What are my options?
Depends. What does it say in the short sale addendum? How much time did you have to get the sale approved? Most probably you have to put the property back on the market.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Buying in Milpitas
Barbara Hunt, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Barbara Hunt answered:
Hi!Do you know where can we get the new BART route, if I'm consider to buy the house near Milpitas in the future? Thanks.
Yes, go to http://www.vta.org/bart/index.html and you can see everything to do with the new BART route to San Jose, and sign up for updates, too. The only Milpitas station will be at Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How long does it take to get FHA Loan approved?
What does your lender state? My lender has approved FHA in 14 to 17 days. And a full 30 day closing.

You should meet and select your agent. Meet and Select your Lender. Get a pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2015 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
We just got a counter offer from the sellers (multiple counter offers situation), asking to pay 788k and remove all contingencies. The listed price is
For questions like this, you'll have to ask your Realtor. While I know the neighborhood and the type of home you're looking at, it's not possible to know whether you should remove all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Thomas Feng, Real Estate Pro in 95051
Thomas Feng answered:
Can we back out a short sale contract ?
When presenting the offer you will be including a short sale addendum which includes how long, minimum, you will be in contract for. This number is up to you, the buyer, but standard is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Why are local agents representing sellers telling buyers agent to have clients remove "Loan Appraisal Contingencies"?
Nael,

In what way is the seller's agent misleading anyone by asking the loan and appraisal contingencies to be removed? In my opinion, that seller's agent is being unusually helpful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
If I plan to buy a rental property hope for appreciation, should it be in San Jose,Milpitas,Sunnyvale or Cupertino?
You should buy in Sunnyvale or Cupertino for pure appreciation potential. If you want the best over all returns, then San Jose and Milpitas would be better.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Milpitas
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is mobile home trend in Milpitas/San Jose?
A Mobile home is not Real Estate; and this definition extends to every facet of Selling, owning and Buying:
They are registered with the DMV.
Only used mobile homes are handled by Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Buying in Milpitas
Becky Strauss, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Becky Strauss answered:
Sundrop Circle, Milpitas: The homes are currently priced in the 750k range. Is this home a good investment? Do you expect any appreciation potential?
Dear Mary, Homes in Milpitas are in high demand. Buying a home in Milpitas is always a good investment as long as you have a real estate expert to help you through the process. The home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Buying in Milpitas
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