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Mark Fleysher…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Mark Fleysher, MBA answered:
I bought home in 2010 and I supposed to get $3,333 as CA tax credit (newhome buyer) but in my tax refund, it came out to only $2456. can you tell how?
This Credit is 5% of the sales price with a $3,333 cap.

http://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/new_home_credit.shtml

I hope this helps.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Home Buying in 94087
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
I am considering buying a 2Bed/2.5Bath TownHome at Fusion by OBrien at Sunnyvale (on Duane behind AMD). Appreciate advice and guidance from RE agents
VMan,
My advice is absolutely take the 30 year fixed rate and hold onto the house forever. Pay off the mortgage and then it becomes a cash flow asset. That is great if you can cover mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
My preferences:In Sunnyvale. No need for cupertino range schools; my daughter goes to Ellis and we are quite happy with that school.3 BD 2...
Hello Srinadh and thanks for your post.

The answer is "of course," but only if you're willing to consider townhomes and condominiums as possible forms of housing. At ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 4, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Urgent help in what to put an offer on !!!!
What does your agent say? Are you using one? They should be able to run you comps and provide you the proper values. Worth its weight in gold, and will make either purchase a better ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 1, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Monica Goyal…,  in Cupertino, CA
Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926 answered:
How is 94085 area for a new townhome (safety, neighbourhood, resale)? Specifically, How is Fusion?(O'Brien Homes)
Hi Anne,
You can go to crimereports.com to get an update on the crimes in the neighborhood. This is an upcoming area of Sunnyvale, with lots of new construction. In the long run this ... more
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Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Has anyone heard of O'brien homes? They are building a new community: Fusion townhomes in Sunnyvale. Are they good?
They built Oak Valley in Cupertino and Vintage Oaks in Menlo Park, both very beautiful, high end single family home develops. In the past they have been very high quality builders.
Ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Doug & Bud Z…, Real Estate Pro in Placerville, CA
Doug & Bud Zeller answered:
How much should the closing cost be for a new townhome in Sunnyvale?
Closing cost estimates must be provided by your lender, plus your real estate agent should assist in helping you understand details like this!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 27, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
My husband and I are looking to buy a new townhome in the 94089 neighbourhood of Sunnyvale. Is it a good idea? What are the pros and cons?
Is that Lotus? The prices are good for Sunnyvale. What are you looking for in a home? How long do you plan on living there?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Are there any options to purchase a mobile home if a person has poor credit?
Some older mobile homes can be hard to finance through a bank. therefore some sellers are more willing to do an owner finance type of arrangement. They may be more willing to sell to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in 94085
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Are there any rights to a daughter who staying in fathers home who passed away when property is in forclosure and received 3 day notice to vacate?
When it comes to any legal rights you may have, it's in your best interest to consult with an attorney..
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 10, 2011 Foreclosure in 94085
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
can a mobile home be financed by a co-signer?
Tmd

You will need to talk with your lender on this one. The problem you may face is if the co-signer isn't living with you you may not qualify for the park. Each park is diffe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Financing in Sunnyvale
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
can a mobile/manufactured home be financed?
yes and no. you will have trouble with some of the older homes. you should deal with a lender that specializes in manufactured home loans though so you get the right answers and help. ... more
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Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
why sunnyvale homes are costly ?
In our area home prices are based on location, location, location, actually all home prices are based on location. Sunnyvale is in the heart of Silicon Valley so for commute it has bee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in WHITE PLAINS, MD
Tony McMahon answered:
What is a better option for a First Time home buyer-A townhome in sunnyvale-94086 or a SFR in San jose-95148,both at around same price?
The type of home would be based upon your personal needs, for investment purposes have a local Realtor do a CMA for both properties to determine the best deal or value.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 9, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
My parents are interested in buying a house close to Sunnyvale Downtown redevelopment because of the walk-ability to stores and bus stops
Shopper,
You ask some great questions. In general the further west you go in Sunnyvale the more expensive the homes, which is because they are more desireable. There are many factors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 28, 2011 Home Buying in 94086
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Is 3 months enough time to buy a new home and move in?
Interest rates are very favorable right now. Depending on your financing and criteria you may be able to close in 3 months. However, is you are looking at short sales that would be ve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 5, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Louis Stone-…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Louis Stone-collonge answered:
How is the resale value of town homes in Sunnyvale? I know that schools are not really good but heard they are improving.
My dear friend,

To answer that question, we need to know where the property is in order to know the schools are performing.

Some parts of Sunnyvale are have Santa Clara Unified ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Market Conditions in Sunnyvale
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Looking into buying a 1 bedroom townhome/condo at Serra Wood auction in Sunnyvale, CA. Should i spend my money on a 2/2 condo somewhere else in SJ?
Good morning Joe:

Sunnyvale is a very good and coveted area, just as Cambrian, Willow Glen and Almaden in San Jose.
Also, the homes at Serra Wood are stunning and show well. The as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 9, 2011 Home Buying in Sunnyvale
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Is sunnyvale california right for me?
Abbi,
Sunnyvale is a mostly suburban small city with a cute, but small downtown area. It is not close to the beach, unless you consider an hour drive close. The employment rates are pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Quality of Life in Sunnyvale
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
How to remove electrical poles located in the middle of fence that divides our backyard with neighbors. What is the procedure to follow in 94087 area?
You have a power easement. This is dedicated in your lot plan. You will need to contact the power company and or phone company, but I doubt that either will be willing to do anything, ... more
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