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Home Buying in 95118 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Vasmang Fmae asked:
Our home's current property tax is based on when home was bought at half the price it is now. Elementary school is excellent, but others are okay. New home price would be $100K-$300K more,…
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
Today if someone claims he is. He is not honest.

The REO days are very much over. Occassionarily one or two will come up as people can get behind their payments as always.

Sam Shueh Realtor
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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello Stacy,

I'm not sure what title documents you are talking about from your question. If you are talking about a cloud on title, and Sellers are having trouble tracking down the right parties or agency to clear up the issue, then there might be little any buyer in your position could do, because it's dependent on a 3rd party clearing up the issue. However, if it is something that Sellers were supposed to contractually, then you should review your purchase contract with your Realtor to figure out how to proceed from here. Your Realtor will know what type of situation this is.

If you are seeking some legal recourse, then you should consult with a real estate attorney. If you would like an introduction to a real estate attorney, please do not hesitate to contact me on my Trulia page or at my phone number (also listed on my Trulia profile).

Good luck!

Best regards,

Huey Nguyen
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
seller0101 answered:
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
Even if it is not on the MLS an agent can prepare an offer and present it to the owner. They may or may not be interested in selling, but there isn't anything prohibiting you from offering what you would be willing and able to pay.

Have an amazing day!
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Robert Lei answered:
Best place to start is to call the inspector who wrote the report. Even if you are the buyer and the report is from the seller, you can still call their inspector for an explanation. That's what I would do if I were your agent. ... more
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Robert Lei answered:
Hi Dilbertic,
Sorry to hear about your troubles in this transaction. How did it all turn out?

Usually when people fight, both (or multiple) sides get hurt. I've found that striving for a win-win harmonious transaction is the best way for all sides to end up happy and getting what they want. ... more
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Terri Vellios answered:
Did you buy yet? I see you posted in 2008.

Below is the last 90 days statistics for the area you inquired about...

List Price Sale Price Bed Bath Lot Size Home Sq. Ft.
Min $335,610 $548,000 2 2 5000 1080
Max $825,000 $700,000 5 4 11700 2318
Avg $634,457 $607,714 4 2 6774 1675
Avg price per square foot is $390 +/-

Cambrian has several pockets you have zips 95124 and 95118 in San Jose Unified School, and you have 95124 in Union, and Campbell Union. There is a pocket in 95118 which is in SJ Unified with Guadalupe Elementry with scores over 900 API.

If you have not met and chosen a Buyer's agent I highly recommend you do so. It doesn't cost you anything to meet with the agent. I've lived and sold in Cambrian and know that each area carries it's own unique properties, more than can be covered in this forum.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Terri Vellios answered:
Almaden Vineyards is serviced by Guadalupe elementry school which has excellent scores. This is a nice community surrounded by a fence (not a gated community) and is very consistent in the maintenance and feel. The central park is an added feature and it is hardly used. This community is newer construction and has an association fee and CC&R's which help maintain the beauty of the neighborhood. The only draw back I experienced while living there is the olive trees can be messy and nats (fruit flys) a bit pesty in some of the areas.

The developer did a marvelous job of incorporating the patio homes and larger homes. There is also a community resource building for the aging. The center, the park, patio homes and larger homes bridge the demographics of this community beautifully.

You will find people walking their dogs or jogging. Another benefit is walking distance to the Sunday farmers' market and local perculation ponds to view the water foul.

Where else in the area can you buy a home for $1.2 mil with a water view?
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