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Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Big tree on front pavement
Better check with local government to find out who owns the tree, is the tree on your property or city sidewalk? If the tree is on your property then you are responsible for the care an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Internet service providers in Harmony/Avenue Milptas community . Taylor morrison/ d r horton
For Harmony in Milpitas, the only service provider is Comcast--at least, for now. I suspect that as the area is completed and more of the lines are drawn into the area, you'll see AT&T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in Nanuet, NY
Allan Erps answered:
Do we need to have one year worth of mortage payments as cash for the home loan to be approved ?
As far as I know the number of months is generally around 2 months in reserves.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Jay Taylor, Other/Just Looking in Santa Ana, CA
Jay Taylor answered:
How soon can a new house be refinanced?
Hi Abhijith Prabhudev, first of all congratulations for your new house. Secondly, you can get the house refinanced anytime if there is no pre-payment penalty. Get in touch with your rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I am planning to buy a new home and it comes in my budget but looks like all the homes in that community are going to have mello roos taxes .
Yes they do because the new development has to pay for the new infrastructure associated with the development.. Utilities, gas, sewage and all city services. There usually is a time lim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
What to choose good school district old 2bed single family home or new construction condominium in harmony ? Both homes have HOA
It depends... Generally my preferences would be with single family homes.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
What do I choose Harmony in Milpitas or Central Park Terrace in Fremont?
Hi Pradeep

Thanks for your question.

You are comparing a Town home to a SFH.

It is best that you sit down with an agent and go over your requirements.

Clearly you are lookin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
New construction supply increasing drastically in Milpitas and berryessa region. Keywords - Avenue,Taylor morrison, Harmony, coyote creek,trumark hom
Erica Glessing said it well. With increasing prices and people paying over appraisal you need to look at your lifestyle, how long you plan in being in the property.

Our inventory in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 95035
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Closing cost credit for new construction from preferred lender v/s better rates outside
Great question, Abhijith. In the long run, you are far better off going with the outside lender at 4.65%. The $5,000 is smoke and mirrors...not really a savings. Most of my buyers fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 3, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
High closing costs and interest rates appreciation
If you are purchasing in Alameda county you are most likely picking up the Title and Escrow fees, along with your lender fees, and it sounds like you may be putting less than 20% down a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Neighborhood near Milpitas town center (Shapell townhomes)
The past is no indication of future performance. In the case of local real estate, we've already shot past the prior peak in 2007. As long as the local economy continues growing, prop ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 7, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Is Milpitas short of condos under $330k. Its just one or two houses come in market for sale in a month
There's an inventory shortage across all price categories. That has been driving the rapid price increases. There are very few communities in Milpitas still priced under $330K. Most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How much is it costing per sq ft these days to build a moderate house on the mountain in San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont areas?
If you're looking to build on an unentitled and unfinished lot, you should expect around $400/sqft. If you can find an existing lot with utilities and you build around 3000-4000 sqft, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
ivy300, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
ivy300 answered:
should I buy a house in milpitas that's close to the railway tracks?
We lived in a 3-storey condo right by the track, near the Great Mall, for 10+ years. It didn't bother us. The freight trains don't run frequently (not even daily), and we don't see the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I have a car repo on my credit, will I still be able to buy a house?
Good afternoon Caboy888,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the f ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Cassie, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Cassie answered:
Can we back out a short sale contract ?
I am in a short sale contract too but I have been waiting and found a different property I want to make an offer on because this one is too long and also I have not gave my earnest mone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
What is the home sale trend for the milpitas area? Seems like very low inventory but houses are also staying on the market for quite some time.
Hi Homebuyer

Hope this helps..

http://www.trulia.com/blog/perry_mistry/2012/12/santa_clara_california_single_family_home_sales_trends

Best regards
Perry
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Janice Laver…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Janice Lavergne answered:
Why are local agents representing sellers telling buyers agent to have clients remove "Loan Appraisal Contingencies"?
The agents you have worked with realize that no competent listing agent is going to sell you a house for less than "the market will bear". Remember, your Economics: the true value of an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
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
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
How long does it take to get FHA Loan approved?
Good morning huy_dang05,

Your First Step should be to meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get Prequalified for mortgage financing. Your Mortgage Banker will outline for you which p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
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