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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Planning to move to Meridian Woods condos. Can someone help in sharing some details? How this place generally? Does the HOA allow installing W&D?
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YS, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
YS answered:
what do you guys think about the condos in Meridian Woods? They are in Cupertino school district but the
Hi Joe,

Would you be able to share your current experience on this community? We are planning to move-in into this community.

Regards.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
YS, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
YS answered:
I am interested in a unit in the Meridian Woods, San Jose 95129. Can I add a washer-dryer myself?
Hi Vidhya,

What is your current experience, we are planning to move to this place.

Regards.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in 12572
Arlene Campbell answered:
As a home buyer, what are some of the key questions you want to know about the house and the neighborhood?
I think it 's best if you contact a buyers agent who will represent you and work best for your interest. Don't forget to google the crime rate in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Chrisles_2, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY
Chrisles_2 answered:
Found high voltage transmission line before closing, what to do?
Yes, hire an attorney and he will sort it out your issue with the property.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95129
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Is a raised sidewalk due to tree roots a big deal?
No, not a tough problem to handle. It is quite a common occurence in San Jose.
.
Requires concrete removal and pouring of new concrete. Also check with the city
on tree removal.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in 95129
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Is the Strawberry Park neighborhood in the West San Jose inside the flood zone?
Here is where you can verify this yourself online: http://quake.abag.ca.gov/floods.

Learn more about FEMA, flood maps, etc. here at
https://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95129
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
When purchasing a HomeSteps property and your in the 15 days, 2 biders, what can I do to get the property?
For this situation, it is definitely a "highest and best net offer" for the short answer. However if you're competing with an investor and you plan to owner-occupy, you could win.

Ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 95129
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I am considering a 4 unit complex. Our real estate agent is using a gross rent multiplier in order to value the property that we are considering.
Dear Jason,

The formula's for evaluation of a commercial investment, is what you actually need. A Commercial Broker will have access to this and it's actually called, IRR. This is th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in 95129
Monica Goyal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926 answered:
I'm a signal mom that wants to find a home that I can rent to own a home in the 95129 area code or near by.
Hello,

One more thing I would like to add is to explore your options, if you are capable of purchasing a home in this area, you can get a renter who pays you rent, thus help with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 Home Buying in 95129
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
West San Jose in flood zone?
Hi

Regarding your question on flooding do go to http://quake.abag.ca.gov/floods/

Also keep in mind that any home in a True Flood zone is required to have Flood Insurance.
This w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 Home Buying in 95129
John Dutra, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Dutra answered:
Buying townhomes is fremont- Mission
Orange,

Most of the new development in Mission has been luxury home units in the $1.5m range. There are however, some nice townhouse units the Valle De La Paz complex for sale ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 6, 2011 Home Buying in 95129
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Hello, I am a first time buyer. Townhouse/SFH?
It all depends on your actual goals as a homeowner, Brad. If appreciation is your primary consideration, SFH generally do better than TH/Condos. If containing your monthly & repair ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in 95129
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Backout after removing contingency and a day before COE?
Hi Setsquid

Regret to hear your problem. Clearly there is a disconnect between the County records on permitted area and Stated square footage on the MLS. Generally a listing agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 18, 2010 Home Buying in 95129
Lang Lequang, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lang Lequang answered:
Hello I have a question. Does a cash sale under Homesteps get first consideration?
It all comes down to the net amount the lender will get back after all costs, expenses, losses! Any offers that will net the lender more more more is in their favor!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 Home Buying in 95129
James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
I am interested to buy a 4plex in the range 200-250k. Where in the west could I get the best bang for the buck as rents, with the understanding that?
In Arizona! There are great ROI here with multi-family homes. There is even pretty good returns on single family homes as well.

There are currently 96 four plexes in the Phoenix met ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 29, 2010 Home Buying in 95129
Larry Goodrow, Real Estate Pro in Lincoln, CA
Larry Goodrow answered:
How does Siena@Saratoga townhomes compare with Rivermark or Whisman station townhomes?
does anyone know if the Siena of Sratoga is an approved condo complex? I am trying to do an FHA refinance and ned this one approved but thought it was a tojnwhouse not a condo, can anyo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Home Buying in 95129
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Do the association fees at Meridian Woods in include insurance? If yes by whom?
If you want to have a professional review of any association you are considering buying into you can hire this company http://www.hoadocumentreview.com Jacquie Berry started this compa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 17, 2010 Home Buying in 95129
Mike Hart, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Mike Hart answered:
popcorn ceiling and asbestos - is this a major concern for buyers looking at old homes in sunnyvale etc.
It only needs to be removed if it is damaged or cut into making it "friable asbestos". Otherwise, it is not considered hazardous.

Do not remove it yourself with just an asbestos rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2009 Home Buying in 95129
Emmanuel Sca…, Real Estate Pro in Collin County, TX
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
Slope and foundation question
Hello Bob,

No need to get overly worried about this just yet. Also the Associations your Inspector belongs to (Re: below the ASHI certification) has little to do with their abilitie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2009 Home Buying in 95129
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