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Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
What are some tips for first time home buyers to compete with the powerful investors in the San Jose market?
http://www.trulia.com/blog/PaloAltoRealtor/2012/06/how_to_be_a_buyer_in_a_seller_s_market

Still relevant.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Homes on Almaden Hills Estates Neighbourhood
Almaden Hills estates consist of 137 homes built in 1979 by Shapell Homes. Since it has been over 30 years I would assume that the current finishes is going to vary home by home as m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Almaden
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
any problem if staying under big electric poll house?
Thank you, Ranganath for your question:

I understand your question to be if there are problems living under electric power lines.

There have been claims that the electric field su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Almaden
Jinaye Conley, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Jinaye Conley answered:
i am interested in a home within a highly rated 8 - Highschool in a very safe neighborhood with a good diversity! which areas of San Jose, CA are good
The Conley Real Estate Group can assist you with your search. Call my office today.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in Almaden
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Does pulling your own credit report affect your credit score?
No.

You can pull your own credit score and it will not count against you as a credit inquiry and it will not affect your credit score..


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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Credit Score in Almaden
Lamson Dang…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Lamson Dang Broker answered:
Can you please share the HOA fees and what they cover...?
Dear Debbie Garcia,

From MLS information, H.O.A. is $325. Open house today from 1-4 pm 10/07.
Association included: Landscaping/Gardening, Pools or Spa or Tennis, Professional M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 7, 2012 Market Conditions in Almaden
Doug Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95126
Doug Jones answered:
Do you know how is the commute from Almaden(B.H Middle school) to milpitas during rush hour?
My guess is 35-40 minutes ..... I live in Almaden and used to live in Milpitas....there are tons or routes but I think the fastest at 3 AM Sunday morning would be 20-25 minutes
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Almaden
George Nowic…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
George Nowicki answered:
Are homes in graystone area in almaden worth $1.4-1.5Mil ..how do they compare with homes on the right side of almaden (glenview, countryclub etc)?
That's a pretty subjective question. The simple answer is the Graystone homes are newer and more consistent in style and construction quality than the older custom homes in areas l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 4, 2012 Home Buying in Almaden
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
At any time, there is at least a property for sale in New Almaden and it stay on market for a long long time. Please help me understand why! Thanks!!!
It always comes down to price. You need to see what has actually closed to get idea of value. good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Gilbert Rich…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
Is lead based paint and asbestos exposure a cause of concern in older houses? Do we need to do any specific inspections to check this out?
If the home was built after 1978 it usually is not a concern. But your best bet would to speak with a Home Inspector, they could give you more details regarding risk of lead base paint.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Almaden
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
There are big power poles in the back yard in many houses in Almaden Valley. Are these safe?
That is the wrong question. The real question is what impact do those have.

many people believe (right or wrong) that the high power lines cause cancer or other health risks. They fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 18, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Almaden Valley
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What should we look out for when buying a 40 year old home in Almaden Valley? Also, does an older house appreciate as much over the years?
What you will probably find in Almaden that the older homes have larger lots. Appreciation really comes from Location.

When you purchase you should get several home inspections to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Marc C. Yu, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Marc C. Yu answered:
if you are three percent below zillowvalue and 6% below bank loan remaining, what are the chances of ashort-sale getting approved?
Realsearch,

Zillow values are a bit off in terms of giving you a value for your home. Keep that in mind but a Short Sale is pretty simple. You need to be in a defined hardship befo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
What is the guarentee that Bank will accept the offer in case of short sale?
There is no guarantee and yes, it will take an indeterminate time for the bank to respond. Their decision to accept, reject, or counter will be based on the value of the property as det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 1, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Jim Guido, Real Estate Pro in 95125
Jim Guido answered:
I see few foreclosure and bankruptcy houses in Alamden area; but not sure how those are hosues come in the market for preview ..
Hi Home Buyer,

The banks have several was to dispose of foreclosed homes. They can try to sell them directly to
the public at the public auction at the court house. If they don' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 2, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
I am looking for a house in almaden, ca. 4 rooms, 2 bath, for about $400.000
Hi Jacob,
Sorry, I checked and the cheapest 4 bed in Almaden is going for 700k, I don't believe you will find a 400k home or Townhome in Almaden any more as the market is much str ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
Expert advice on areas to look @ for a home from experienced realtors in the Bay area. Detailed desc below. TY
Sam,
I appreciate the completeness of your parameters but ta little more information will be needed to give you useful guidance:
1. The potential commute is a major factor in such a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
Marc C. Yu, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Marc C. Yu answered:
Someone used my identity to secure utilities at a home I worked on, the home eventually was listed by a real
Benny,

Is the property currently vacant? The reason I'm asking is that properties that are currently occupied, the utilities are usually not factored in to the listing. Now if it i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 4, 2010 Quality of Life in Almaden Valley
Bill Mccord, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Bill Mccord answered:
House with Pioneer High School in Almaden
Colin,
You can't really think of these as like kind. Pioneer is in the Cambrian area while Leyland is Almaden Valley. As a result the homes and neighborhoods are very differ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2009 Home Buying in Almaden Valley
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