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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Does a home owner's association swimming pool add value to the home price?
Yes, in general, a swimming pool adds to the appeal of common developments like condos and townhouses as it offers external recreation space to the tenants. The actual value added to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 14, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Are there relatively new homes less than 10 yrs in milpitas with good schools and neighborhood?
Yes, there are. You just need to work with a local real estate broker.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in Kensington & Parkville...
Abu Musa answered:
Is it a good time for me to sell my 3BD 3 Full Baths condo in Milpitas , CA??
Yes, there is a chance to sell your property by yourself.But question is how much? National association of realtor's survey shows agent's selling price is 12% to 18% higher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Selling in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Are the condo/town homes near Milpitas town center better or those near the Hidden Lake area. What is a reasonable price for these homes. Thanks
The condos by the town center tend to be newer, which appeals to younger professionals. With the Hidden Lake Park neighborhood, you get some older townhomes which require more upkeep b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 4, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Home value next to a train track? Does it affect the home price?
I've been in those units and have felt the vibration. It's subtle in the day-time, so I'm assuming it's more noticible in the evening. Yes, the proximity of the tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
I have a car repo on my credit, will I still be able to buy a house?
It will depend upon your other current debt, how much of a down payment you would make toward a purchase and your income/debt ratio. It is best to submit all your financials to be anal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in 95035
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Is it a good idea to purchase a house standing out in the town?
Tictactoe;
You may use the above information to get even a better deal for the home. So it would be a good idea if the owners would accept an offer that they would normally refuse.
Go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Becky Strauss, Real Estate Pro in Milpitas, CA
Becky Strauss answered:
We are planning to buy a house in milpitas, 300ft away from bart lines, how will this effect future sale ? is anybody willing to buy near track?
Do you really need someone to answer that question for you? What do you Think????
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 26, 2012 Home Buying in 95035
April Tavares, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
April Tavares answered:
shapell homes in milpitas
Rita,

You should partner with a Realtor who is familiar with that neighborhood. A good Realtor will be able to help you understand the answers to all of your questions and provide yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
I am concern about the "Dumpster" portion in milpitas. Is this a vital reason for other home buyers not to select home in this area ?
Hiral,
Can you provide more specifics about your concerns about this area? There is a processing facility there that has been operating for decades. For better or worst, buyers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Milpitas
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Need a realtor with excellent knowledge of Santa/Clara,Milpitas and Sunnyvale
I have assisted many buyers in finding houses with good school districts in Sunnyvale and Milpitas. Drop me a note on your budget and your requirement and I should send you the suitable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Planning to buy brand new in drhorton, milpitas, road facing, 3b3b with lot of steps. Is $350k deal with listing of $380k.How resale be affected?
Living in Milpitas and driving by that corner for over 20 years, I've watched that development rise from the dirt 6 years ago. First, a deal is a deal when you sign the contract. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Daniel Berman, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Daniel Berman answered:
hi, I am looking for a house which seems to be listed less than its worth. Do banks list foreclosure properties for less to trigger multiple offers?
In a word, yes: It is a common strategy, to price a property low, to attract multiple offers.

The strategy is commonly employed because, simply stated, it tends to work!

Let us kn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Thinking about the 2007 condo in Dempsey road, milpitas. Does anyone know how this area is? Is it affected by the bad smell problem?
Hello 123456 and thanks for your question.

Unfortunately, unless we know the EXACT location of the condominium in question, it's unlikely that we can provide you with any usefu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
., Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
. answered:
I am thinking to checkout Paragon in milpitas by DR Horton. Has anyone bought it there recently ? What is the feedback and how is price negitiation ?
The Paragon is almost sold out! So I think we’ve got it priced right since so many have decided to purchase here. Please call the sales office and talk to Jeff. I encourage yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
we are close on buying home in elkwood area and we really like the neighborhood but the talks about smell is bothering me, can someone please suggest
The only thing about the smell ( if it does not bother you to much ) is the resale value is affected, but this might not be an issue as the home you want to purchase probable is priced ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 6, 2011 Home Buying in 95035
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
When it's good time to sell in Milpitas market?
Seller,
Hi, as long as interest rates stay down I'd say spring is usually the best time to sell as potential buyers are looking to move when there children are close or out of sch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 20, 2011 Home Selling in 95035
Heba Rayan, Real Estate Pro in California
Heba Rayan answered:
Is it a good idea to buy in Milpitas area at this time? Would the home prices appreciate?
No one knows if real estate is going up or down at any time. The good time to buy is when you can afford it and you find the place you really love. Interest rates are low and prices hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 5, 2011 Home Buying in Milpitas
Emelia Sanch…, Real Estate Pro in Ontario, CA
Emelia Sanchez answered:
REO in Santa Clara County
This is common if you are buying a Fannie Mae owned home. Are you using homepath? If so I hope you are using their 3.5% closing cost promo.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 10, 2010 Home Buying in 95035
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
Are REO exempt from disclosure?
Enkay
The question is not are they exempt but are you going to buy without getting them. The seller (the Bank) has not seen the home in 99.9999999999999% of the cases and therefore the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in 95035
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