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Property Q&A in Willow Glen : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Kaycie Woldhuis asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
David Sciplin answered:
When looking at online listings for rentals it's good to ask questions when the price seems to be too good to be true. Most likely it's a scam.

Before you waste time thinking its real, ask yourself:
* How easy it is to contact the person trying to rent the property. If there's no phone number or email that's easy to find, question the ad.
* If you have to click to several different places to find the contact information, question the ad.
* If the person trying to rent the property is in another State, especially if that State is 1,000 or more miles away from the property, question the ad.

I encourage all my clients to ask questions and check things out. At some point I hope we start to ignore these types of ads or have sites like Trulia and Zillow should find a way to more effectively screen them out. We can only hope once people stop responding, scammers will stop wasting everyone's time.

David Sciplin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
CAL BRE#01477066
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Fri Dec 20, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:

I suggest you call the apartment directly. It is not showing meals.

Or visit other resources:

All the best to you.
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Grace Morioka answered:
It's a scam. I am so sorry. I've flagged it for removal.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Georgie Huff answered:
I have a large 1 Bedroom with formal dining at 528 S. 7th. Its $1550 per month including utilities. This is not a scam.. Georgie Huff, broker Capital Properties, DRE # 00594300 408-691-5000 ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
The house was built in 1920. If you are the owner you might want to search the San Jose historical records. One place online to start would be

Several historical societies have connections with local libraries. Visit your local library and see if you can connect with one. The people can be very interesting. I've enjoyed a few visits with them.

Some general San Jose information at
San Jose home values at

Digging up local history can be fun. Good luck.

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
The link from your question now shows that the home has been for sale since Aug 7.

To see home values in the Willow Glen neighborhood visit

To see just sold home information in the same zip code visit

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
chris mosher answered:
$1,100,000 easy! Call me if you want to sell it. I have a buyer for you. Just sold a triplex on Hamilton for $825,000. It was only a 2/1, 2/1 and 1/1 with 2466 sq. ft total.
Chris Mosher
Sereno Group
Willow Glen
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
You have done well to check the public records and to reach out to the professionals. It something is too good to be true it usually is a scam.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
Unfortunately the listing agent doesn't seem to have any information about it on either of her web sites. Probably the information has spread from a Postlet listing:

The pictures shown aren't very helpful. Probably the agent just helped someone make a quick post.

Campbell real estate information at

Juliana Lee
Cell 650-857-1000
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty

Over 30 years experience
Over 1,000 home sales in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
When you click the link look for

Are you the owner? Add facts to improve this estimate.
Request a professional estimate from a local expert.

Then you can add your own facts. Trulia and other websites pull from various sources. If you want something correct try sending a direct email to Trulia look to the very bottom under "Help Center".

You posted in general and your post isn't reaching the party to help you.

Have an amazing day!
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

As Elena Talis pointed out, this property is listed for sale at $1.4 million dollars. This property is not for rent.

Unfortunately there have been some scam artists who take the pictures from the Multiple Listing Service of properties that are listed for sale and post the properties as rental properties far below the market rent for the property.

The scam artists then collect your deposit and prepaid rent and disappear with your money.

Now, you not only do not have a place to livet, but the scam artists have now disappeared with your deposit money and the money for your prepaid rent that you need to get a place to rent.

This is a very cruel and very destructive scam. Unfortunately the victims are usually those who can least afford the loss.

Also, the scam artists will use the information that you provide for a credit check to steal your identity.

I recommend that whenever you are dealing with someone who claims to have a house for rent, verify that they have an active California Real Estate License before you give them any money or any of your personal information that could be used to steal your identity.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Grace Morioka answered:
Hello Nabeel:

Why not ask the listing agent for this home whether the home is available. The listing agent is Dave Lissner, and you can reach him at (408) 391-1366.

By the way, if you are interested in any rental listing here on Trulia, scroll to the very bottom of the listing, and you'll see the name and contact information for the listing agent. It's best to give the listing agent a call for the latest information about a rental or any upcoming rentals that the agent may have that would be equally as suitable.

Good luck!

Grace Morioka
Area Pro Realty-People's Choice
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Norman Alessandrini answered:
This is showing as withdrawn, so as of now it is not available.
At your service,
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Thu May 31, 2012
John Juarez answered:
You are showing interest in something that does not exist. If it is too good to be true…well…you know the rest.

If you had read the information in the link that you supplied you would have seen that the listing is only a test…a sample…and is not real. ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
Jim Guido answered:
Their is no info on the MLS for this property. Follow Terri's instructions and call the number. That's your best bet to find out the info you want. Space rents vary by each park but they seem to run between $500 to $900 per month. I would say the average is between $700 & $800 per month. I hope this helps you.


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Wed Apr 4, 2012
John Juarez answered:

I think that you need to sit down with a Realtor and have a discussion about what you are trying to accomplish. It is highly doubtful that you can divide the duplex into two separate properties. Are you trying to get money out of the building? Do you have equity? Are you under water? What is your goal?

I suggest that you spend some time with an experienced Realtor and discuss your needs and goal.
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
I don't think a pool would diminish the value greatly if other factors in the neighborhood are positive, however, I will admit that about half of my buyers over the years did not want a home with a pool. Now, if that house with pool was in their coveted school district, they would go ahead and buy the house. ... more
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