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Market Conditions in Almaden : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
WOW! What does the "Superbowl" have to do with selling real estate. It's one game on a single day. Don't think this is any reason to delay selling a property. This would be similar to questioning selling a property because of the weather prediction that it's going to rain this weekend! Doesn't make much sense, dose it?

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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Michael Drljaca answered:
Sorry, but at this present time this proerty is PENDING SALE with a Close of ESCROW scheduled for 8/29/2013. However, this pending status is allowing clients to still preview the property. Interested in Previewing call me at 408-930-9922 and I'll schedule a previewing time.

Michael Drljaca Realtor APR Los Gatos 408-930-9922
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Lamson Dang Broker/Listing answered:
Just to help you to understand: if your house is not currently listed for Sale, the automatic system will perform an estimate number based on a wider radius, could be up to 2 miles, depending on the person set for all areas. If a house is listed for Sale, the Listing agent would perform/pick the comps manually to get the CMA -Comparable Market Analysis-, could be within 3 months (on some areas) instead of 6 months or 1 years for the automatic system, and within 1 mile or less...

In addition, by preparing CMA manually, a great realtor would be able to choose ONLY properties that are similar to yours based on year built, square foot and other upgrades/differences. Also, he/she would remove a house that the owner transferred to children with a very lower price to compare with market price.

Those are the basic items you might need to know and could be more depending on each property, but I don't want to go too details here.

Best wishes,

Lamson Dang
R.E. Broker
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Lamson Dang Broker/Listing answered:
Dear Debbie Garcia,

From MLS information, H.O.A. is $325. Open house today from 1-4 pm 10/07.
Association included: Landscaping/Gardening, Pools or Spa or Tennis, Professional Management, Roof, Unit Yard Maintenance, Common Area Electricity, Common Area Gas, Exterior Painting, Fencing.

If you need further assistance, please give me a call or visit my website at

Best wishes,

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Thu Mar 27, 2008
Roland Barcos answered:
Hi K,
I guess I don't see that problem here. The appraisal came in at the sales price, so the bank accepted the appraisal and granted the loan. That sounds very useful to me. I don't know of any advantages to having a higher appraisal, but I can think of a big disadvantage. The county tax assessor usually uses the actual sales price to set the assessed value, but this is not required. Santa Clara Co. has appraisers on staff, so I don't think it is in your best interest to encourage them to perform a "more accurate" appraisal.
Congratulations on your good investment.

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