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Home Buying in 95051 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 7, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Foreclosures are bank owned properties. They don't have to fill out any sellers disclosure and that's why you are buying at your own risk. You'll probably get the home at a lower price, although nowadays I've seen many there are getting too expensive. ... more
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Sat Aug 27, 2016
Yes, it can be done, but the lenders who offer it many times want American Credit, so that is not reasonable to expect. The rates are not pretty on those many times.

It is much easier to go to 50%.
Feel free to call go over your situation,

I have about 10 options for foreign nationals, I would love to compete for your business as there is a good chance that I could offer you the best option.

My phone number is 714-968-2500 License nmls 287206
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

It depends a Lot on the project, the type and quality range of materials, and many other factors. I could put you in touch with a local builder if you like? Please email me from my profile.

All the best,

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Thu Jun 16, 2016
VA Mortgage Hub answered:
VA loans are not anymore difficult when compared to other government loans like FHA or USDA.

VA Mortgage Hub
National VA Loans
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Assessed value is for tax not for valuation purpose.
You can ask for a review if it is assessed too high. Why bother if it is lower?
Sam Shueh Realtor
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Tue Oct 13, 2015
Wetcats2 answered:
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Yes but you do not hear about them anymore because they are a nightmare. In terms of home buyer, is in not affordable because of the downpayment amount or because of the mortgage payments?

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Myersjulie31 answered:
I think that I think that it would be best to get the furnace and the AC checked by the inspector, just to be sure. If he doesn't do so originally, I think it would be a good idea to ask him to go back and inspect it. Then you could get a much better assurance that everything is going well with your air conditioner and heater. These can be very temperamental and difficult to work with, so you will definitely want to make sure that it works properly and get that assured through your inspection! ... more
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Pq,

Did the termite inspector mention Why they recommend removal? Was it a conduit for moisture or bugs?

All the best,

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Wed Jun 25, 2014
Robert Lei answered:
Your best shot is to ask the school or the school district these questions directly.
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Sun May 25, 2014
Steve Parsons answered:
I always recommend that water quality be tested, regardless of the age of the well or home. You never know the nitrate level, bacteria, arsenic levels, etc. As long as water quality is fine and the pump works, the well should be ok. :) ... more
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Sat May 24, 2014
Angela Killpack answered:
If you have an inspector come out to see the septic system and the inspection passes, isn't that a good thing? If the system still works enough to pass inspection, I would ask the inspector what might need replacing soon. If it does fail, then I would think the seller would need to upgrade it in order for the house to sell. ... more
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Certainly. The best place to start would be to get pre-approved for a home loan with a reputable Mortgage Lender or Broker. I specialize in 95051 and 95054 zip codes and feel free to reach out to me for a no obligation consultation at 408-209-8088 ... more
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Juliana Lee MBA LLB answered:
Good places to look for information to make your decision are the California government websites. Please see

Dealing with an eviction can be time consuming and emotional. Be sure to consider any alternatives.

Zip code 95051 home values at
Zip code 95051 just sold at

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 2, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
The area in Santa Clara that goes to Cupertino schools is the Eisenhower Elementary neighborhood. A rough idea is that the homes south of Pruneridge go to Eisenhower.

Santa Clara Unified also has some excellent schools and one of these happen to be the homes just north of Pruneridge that go to Sutter Elementary.

Another neighborhood in Santa Clara with excellent school is the Laurelwood Elementary neighborhood, which is near where the new Apple campus will be.

You could have gotten a great deal on these neighborhoods back in 2011, but now people have discovered them and they all have jumped in demand and price. I got my buyers in near the time you asked this question and they are now pretty "stoked" about their appreciation.
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
Hi Pq,
Most people don't bother getting a lead inspection because they already pretty much know whether or not the paint has lead based on the age of the home. You will be paying for information that you already know. Most homes have nice coat(s) of paint that cover the old lead-based paint. ... more
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
Hi Amit,
What is your profession/industry?
Where are most jobs in your profession/industry? Santa Clara or San Ramon/Pleasanton?
Is your work flexible enough that you can adjust your commute times and/or work from home?
How do you feel about finding a new job in/near San Ramon/Pleasanton?
How do you feel about long commutes?

These are just a few more questions to consider when deciding what to do.
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
Robert Lei answered:
Which is more important to you -- better schools or larger space?
To meet your budget you will have to weigh the tradeoff.
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Do talk with your agent about this and carefully read your contract. In most cases in my 25+ years' experience, if there is still any outstanding contingency a buyer can cancel the contract and receive the full deposit back. ... more
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