Most local school districts seem to be expanding their use of facilities. Small schools and tutoring companies seem to be having pretty good success moving into small neighborhood shopping centers. Day care centers are often finding space at churches.
Depending on the size of your school a similar location might work well for you. Other than when considering churches, I would recommend your school work with a local commercial real estate broker.
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Amy: In order to circumvent this problem, just go to Google maps, put in the address of the property, then when the map comes up, go to the part that says "Street View" Most properties around the Bay area have been photographed, though sometimes condos and townhomes haven't been. You can also scope out the neighborhood pretty well. Let me know if I can be of help to you.
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The second just foreclosed on this property on 8/20/08. It's a 3626sf 5/4.5 built in 2005. Assessed value in the $1.8M range which probably means it's closer to $1.5M now.
The normal process is that first the agent has to evict the tenants/owners. Once that process is done the agent will turn on the utilities, clean the place up, research any liens on the property, do a final BPO , get the final price approval from the bank and list it. The process takes 2-5 months, normally.
The one thing I don't like about the Realty Trak model is that people are led to believe that they can buy the property for $5K when the market value is probably in the $1.5M ballpark. The bank will price it to the market when they get to that stage.
If you are truly interested in this home. I know the owner of the mortgage company and can probably get the specifics for you.